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http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2015/02/the-neocatecumenal-mass.html

THE NEOCATECUMENAL MASS
In January 2015, I, Father Joseph Dwight, posted (http://wordbelife.blogspot.it/2015/01/spiritualfood-1501.html; http://wordbelife.blogspot.it/2015/02/spiritual-food-1502.html) and sent the
following two emails to over 100 people in the Neocatecumenal Way for whom I had tried to help
for about ten years here in Italy, from 2005 to 2015.
------First email of January 2015:
We have been duped, manipulated and brainwashed with the greatest sophistication of mental
manipulation in the history of the world. Thus many are ignorant and innocent of what they have
been led into. But when they are confronted with at least one person who succeeded in pulling
himself/herself out of the very strong current, a person who left the stampeding herd, toward the
cult of man instead of the cult of God, toward the beautiful but empty lies of “the father of lies” (Jn
8:44), instead of going toward “the way, and the truth, and the life” (Jn 14:6), they are then
before a fundamental choice, to seek the Truth outside of their own heads, or to take the much easier
way of continuing what they have slid into which is what just about everyone around them is doing,
to be “politically correct”, which does not lead to the absolute and saving Truth Who is Jesus Christ.
Many also have let their hearts become attached to certain things not of God, including glory before
men especially in the Church, and have push aside the inspirations and graces of God with many
small compromises which are always accompanied by more and more blindness to the real situation
from God’s perfect point of view.
It is interesting that years ago there was a psychological study done in which a high school teacher
told everyone to raise their right hand, but in the classroom of 30 students there were 29 who were
told beforehand to raise their left hand. The one who did not know about this began to raise his right
hand but when they saw the 29 who raised their left hand, decided to raise his left hand. Then one of
the 29 put his hand down and raised his right hand. When the one alone saw this, he decided to raise
his right hand also. After many similar tests, the results were very conclusive that when just one
person has the courage to follow what is right, it gives great courage for others who have been
intimidated by the mass mob stampeding away from the uncomfortable, but saving Truth which is
accompanied by the cross of Christ.
Somehow I believe that God has given me the grace during my life to seek the inconvenient Truth
outside of my head and to be willing to take the risk to stand up even when I was very often totally
alone in what I had discovered and what I had to do. I received a lot of this part of my character
from my Dad, but when I realized that my Dad had slid down the wrong direction, God gave me the

grace to follow the Truth even though I suffered greatly by being rejected by my parents. Visit:
http://necedah-cult.blogspot.com; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2012/12/the-death-of-my-brother.html.
I have been in the Church all my life and thus needless to say I have suffered the most from my
spouse, the Church. I have been betrayed and abandoned by priests, loosing my community or
parish or friends; twice I suffered a difficult depression after such experiences. These experiences
offered me many opportunities to struggle for the Truth which gives true freedom. Visit: “The Great
Responsibility Of Religious Leaders” (http://josephdwight.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/greatresponsibility/).
Each time we suffer in these difficult situations, and we persevere in praying and not abandoning
God after His pruning (Jn 15:2; Prov 3:12; Heb 12:5-6), our hearts are enlarged and we are more
and more free of ourselves and of our hidden egoisms so as to have more room in our hearts for
God and His graces. This is the experience of all of the saints.
Very recently (a few days ago) I realized that God was asking me to make another painful cut in my
life. This is also the reason why this edition of my “Spiritual Food” is a little late this month. To
describe this well for you, I will now offer you the email that I sent, only a few days ago, to over
100 members of the Neocatecumenal Way here in Italy.
--The following is the email I sent to over 100 members of the Neocatecumenal Way here in Italy on
January 19, 2015:

Dear brothers and sisters of the Neocatecumenal communities,
I have been helping out with the Holy Masses and the Penitential celebrations with you for almost
10 years. I had mentioned to you a few times that I knew that your statutes had been approved a few
years ago, but the way in which you celebrated the Holy Mass was not yet approved and that Pope
Benedict had formed a commission to examine the Holy Mass celebrated in the small groups
Saturday evening among the members of the Neocatecumenal Way. I believed up to only a few
days ago that this commission had not finished their work before Pope Benedict had left the
papacy. A few days ago I discovered that instead the commission had finished their work and the
three founders of the Neocatecumenal Way - Kiko Argüello, Carmen Hernandez and Father Mario
Pezzi – had received a letter on December 1, 2005 written by Cardinal Arinze, the prefect of the
Vatican Congregation for the Liturgy with a list of “decisions of the Holy Father” to which they
were to obey.
I discovered that Kiko Argüello, Carmen Hernandez e Father Mario Pezzi did not obey the letter
sent by Cardinal Francis Arinze. I was about to offer my decision that I must obey the “decisions of
the Holy Father” Saturday evening at the Masses I celebrated for two groups, January 17, 2015,
when a catechist, for more than 20 years, told me that after the letter of Arinze, the Neocatecumenal

Mass was approved by Pope Benedict. And so I did not offer my decision in my printed letter
Saturday evening (attached).
When I tried to find this approbation of the Holy Father on the Internet, I discovered that what had
happened was that the pontifical council for the laity headed by Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko had
prepared the text for a decree of blanket approval of all the liturgical and extra-liturgical
celebrations of the Neocatechumenal Way, to be made public January 20, 2012 on the occasion of a
meeting scheduled between the Pope and the Way. The decree was redacted according to the
guidelines of the congregation for divine worship, headed by Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera.
The founders and leaders of the Way, Francisco "Kiko" Argüello and Carmen Hernández, were told
about it and joyfully told their followers about the imminent approval. All unbeknownst to the
Pope.
Benedict XVI found out about the text of the decree a few days before the meeting on January 20.
He found it illogical and mistaken. He ordered that it be scrapped and rewritten according to his
guidelines.
(http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350217?).
In the “Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Community of the Neocatechumenal Way”,
January 20, 2012, Pope Benedict gave a genuine lecture – almost an ultimatum – that the
celebrations in the small communities must be “regulated by the liturgical books that must be
faithfully followed”, as he had ordered already in the letter of Cardinal Arinze more than 6 years
earlier.
(http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2012/january/documents/hf_benxvi_spe_20120120_cammino-neocatecumenale_en.html).
Thus, I ask you to read my decision in my letter (attached) which I had intended to give last
Saturday, January 17, 2015, but instead I offer now after having discovered that the neocatecumenal
Mass had not been approved. Toward the end of this letter I offered “a proposal, my idea”.
Dear brothers and sisters, “The Truth will make you free!” (Jn 8:32), non only in this short life,
but for all eternity!
Father Joseph Dwight
(http://josephdwight.blogspot.com)
--The following is the printed letter that I had planned to give out Saturday evening at two
neocatecumenal Masses, January 17, 2015:

January 17, 2015
Dear brothers and sisters of the Neocatecumenal communities,
I have been helping out with the Holy Masses and the Penitential celebrations with you for almost
10 years. I see a lot of good will and good fruits. Precisely for this reason I offered myself even to
the point of offering two Holy Masses every Saturday evening with you, and the Penitential
celebrations whenever you called me.
I had mentioned to you a few times that I knew that your statutes had been approved a few years
ago, but the way in which you celebrated the Holy Mass was not yet approved and that Pope
Benedict had formed a commission to examine the Holy Mass celebrated in the small groups
Saturday evening among the members of the Neocatecumenal Way. I believed up to only a few
days ago that this commission had not yet finished their work before Pope Benedict had left the
papacy. A few days ago I discovered that instead the commission had finished their work and the
three founders of the Neocatecumenal Way - Kiko Argüello, Carmen Hernandez and Father Mario
Pezzi – had received a letter on December 1, 2005 written by Cardinal Arinze, the prefect of the
Vatican Congregation for the liturgy with a list of “decisions of the Holy Father” to which they were
to obey.
“Of the six points detailing the pope’s directives, only one permits the Neocatechumenals to
continue what they are doing. This regards placing the exchange of peace before the offertory, a
traditional practice in the Christian liturgy which is still in use today, for example, in the Ambrosian
Rite celebrated in the archdiocese of Milan. All the other points require the Neocatechumenal Way
to eliminate a large portion of its liturgical innovations.”
Our Holy Mother Church seeks to help and protect the ecclesial movements in order not to
loose the gifts that the Holy Spirit has given to each movement. Being part of the Focolare
Movement since 1986, many times I heard from the mouth of Chiara Lubich that she followed
immediately and totally every small indication from Pope John Paul II, even if she had to change
her important programs. Like the saints and good religious, Chiara Lubich trusted totally in God,
not in herself, and thus she believed that if she obeyed the Pope, her superior, after she expressed
well her thoughts, even if she was not in agreement with the decision of the Pope, she did the holy
will of God. If the Pope truly made a mistake, according to God, the Pope will most likely change
his idea, precisely because Chiara Lubich obeyed. Humility and obedience cause the graces of God
to gush forth! If what Chiara Lubich believed was right was truly right according to God, God will
take care of the problem, and to change the idea of her superior, in God’s own time. The first criteria
of discernment regarding private revelations is precisely humility and obedience (Visit: “The
Catholic Church and Private Revelation”; http://priv-rev.blogspot.com). Certainly, the responsibility
of superiors is great! Visit: “The Great Responsibility of Religious Leaders”
(http://josephdwight.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/great-responsibility/).
At the beginning of a movement the Church offers a period of observation as well as certain
verbal authorizations, as Pope John Paul did with the leaders of the Neocatechumenal Way. Then
afterwards Mother Church guides us for our true good and for the true good of the ecclesial
movement. It is similar to Jesus Who received all, did many miracles and healings, but slowly led

all those, who were willing, with Him toward Jerusalem, toward Calvary, and finally to the
crucifixion where there was only the Mother of Jesus, Saint John the apostle and some women.
Jesus leads all those of good will toward Calvary with the cross, toward trust in God not in
themselves, which is the only way to overcome our egoisms in order to love God and neighbor in an
authentic way. “The Truth will make you free!” (Jn 8:32).
The recall of Benedict XVI regards the ways in which the neocatecumenal groups celebrate the
Mass. The Pope wants them to conform to what is prescribed in the liturgical norms valid for the
whole Church.
I was surprised when I discovered that Kiko Argüello, Carmen Hernandez e Father Mario
Pezzi did not obey the letter in which were articulated the directives of the Pope. Their act of
partial obedience is in a letter which they wrote to the Pope on January 17, 2006. They limit
themselves in fact to thank the Pope for having conceded to them another two years of time. And
they return to defend their way of doing the communion. They underline that to do the communion
“in this way” is an essential instrument to convert the ones further away from the faith: to abandon
this would compromise their mission. On this crucial point of the communion they indicated that
they want to follow their way. It is in fact the diffuse opinion among the neocatecumenals that the
letter of Arinze was something provisionary, modifiable, a simple “instrumentum laboris”, and that
in the end their practice will be substantially approved. This opinion persists even after the recall of
Benedict XVI regarding the rite of the Mass, in his talk given to the neocatecumenals on January 12
2006.
In any case, this is not the thought neither of Arinze nor of the Pope. In an interview on February
15, 2006, on Vatican Radio, the cardinal prefect for the congregation for the liturgy reasserted that
the letter is “the conclusion to everything”. In this way he explained the process from which the
letter originated:
“The letter flowed out of what emerged from the examination of this congregation of how the
Neocatecumenal Way celebrates the Holy Mass for many years. … To exam this we had a mixed
commission among people nominated from the Neocatecumenal Way and people nominated by our
congregation. In the discussions emerged many practices which they do during the Mass, … and
many emerged which were not according to the approved books. This is the background.
Everything was examined in many sessions by the mixed commission during a period of two years
or more. And there was also a discussion among seven cardinals of the Roman curia, desired by the
Holy Father, who examined everything. Thus, this letter is the conclusion to everything”.
BEHOLD THE LETTER WRITTEN BY CARDINAL ARINZA:
"I am to inform you of the Holy Father’s decisions..."
Congregatio de Cultu Divino et Disciplina Sacramentorum
Prot. 2520/03/L
From Vatican City, December 1, 2005

To the esteemed Mr. Kiko Argüello, Ms. Carmen Hernandez, and Rev. Father Mario Pezzi,
Following the conversations with this Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the
Sacraments on the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist in the communities of the
Neocatechumenal Way, in keeping with the guidelines issued in the meeting with you on November
11 of this year, I am to inform you of the Holy Father’s decisions.
In the celebration of the Holy Mass, the Neocatechumenal Way shall accept and follow the liturgical
books approved by the Church, without omitting or adding anything. Furthermore, in regard to
some elements the guidelines and clarifications are emphasized as follows:
1. Sunday is the “Dies Domini” as the Servant of God Pope John Paul II wished to illustrate in the
Apostolic Letter on the Lord’s Day. Therefore the Neocatechumenal Way must enter into dialogue
with the diocesan bishop in order to make it clear that the community of the Neocatechumenal Way
is incorporated into the parish even in the context of the liturgical celebrations. At least one Sunday
per month, the communities of the Neocatechumenal Way must participate in the Holy Mass of the
parish community.
2. As for any admonitions issued before the readings, these must be brief. Adherence must also be
shown to what is set out in the “Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani” (nn. 105 and 128) and to the
Praenotanda of the “Ordo Lectionum Missae” (nn. 15, 19, 38, 42).
3. The homily, because of its nature and importance, is reserved to the priest or deacon (cf. Codex
Iuris Canonici, can. 767 § 1). As for the occasional contribution of testimonies on the part of the lay
faithful, the proper places and methods for these are indicated in the Interdicasterial Instruction
“Ecclesiae de Mysterio,” which was approved “in specific form” by Pope John Paul II and
published on August 15, 1997. In this document, sections 2 and 3 of article 3 read as follows:
§2 - “It is permitted to have a brief instruction that helps explain better the liturgy that is being
celebrated, and even, in exceptional circumstances, a few testimonies, as long as these conform to
the liturgical norms, are offered on the occasion of Eucharistic liturgies celebrated on particular
days (for seminarians, the sick, etc.), and are thought truly helpful as an illustration of the regular
homily delivered by the celebrating priest. These instructions and testimonies must not assume
characteristics that might cause them to be confused with the homily.”
§3 - “The possibility of ‘dialogue’ during the homily (cf. Directorium de Missis cum Pueris, no. 48)
can be used occasionally and with prudence by the celebrating minister as a means of exposition,
which does not transfer to others the duty of preaching.”
Careful attention must also be paid to the Instruction “Redemptionis Sacramentum,” no. 74.

4. On the exchange of peace, permission is granted to the Neocatechumenal Way to continue using
the indult already granted, pending further instructions.
5. On the manner of receiving Holy Communion, a period of transition (not exceeding two years) is
granted to the Neocatechumenal Way to pass from the widespread manner of receiving Holy
Communion in its communities (seated, with a cloth-covered table placed at the center of the church
instead of the dedicated altar in the sanctuary) to the normal way in which the entire Church
receives Holy Communion. This means that the Neocatechumenal Way must begin to adopt the
manner of distributing the Body and Blood of Christ that is provided in the liturgical books.
6. The Neocatechumenal Way must also make use of the other Eucharistic Prayers contained in the
missal, and not only Eucharistic Prayer II.
In short, the Neocatechumenal Way, in its celebration of the Holy Mass, should follow the approved
liturgical books, keeping in mind what is laid out above under the numbers 1,2,3,4,5, and 6.
Acknowledging the favors that the Lord has bestowed upon the Church through the many activities
of the Neocatechumenal Way, I take this occasion to extend to you my best regards.
+ Francis Card. Arinze
Prefect
---------Esteemed
Mr. ARGÜELLO Kiko, Ms. HERNANDEZ Carmen, Rev. Fr. PEZZI Mario
Via dei Gonzaga, 205
ROMA
(http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/44140?)
__________

Dear brothers and sisters of the Neocatecumenal communities,
IN CONSCIENCE, BEFORE GOD, I CAN NO LONGER CELEBRATE A MASS NOT
APPROVED BY THE CHURCH. In these last several years I have begun to understand more and

more, in my meditations each day and before our Eucharistic Lord one hour everyday for the last 14
years, the greatness of the Eucharist, the substantial presence of Jesus, the Son of God, in Person, in
every smallest particle of bread. I also began to discover and to understand how much the devil has
worked, with great astuteness and subtleness, in the Catholic Church, to cause to diminish the faith,
love and reverential humility before the infinite God in the Eucharist, “the source and summit of the
Christian life”.” (Vat. II: LG 11; CCC 1324). A year ago I had written an article (in Italian): “Il Dio
Infinito Fra Noi” (http://cibo-spir.blogspot.it/2014/01/il-dio-infinito-fra-noi.html).
I am always willing to help out with the penitential celebrations.
I would like to offer a proposal, my idea. Even though I am totally convinced that it is very
important to obey this letter from Cardinal Arinze, in the letter of Kiko, Carmen and Father Mario,
which they wrote to the Pope on January 17, 2006, they underlined that to do the communion “in
this way” is an essential instrument to convert the ones further away from the faith: to abandon this
would compromise their mission. The communities which are already on the way for more than 5 or
10 years, it seems to me that they are no longer “the ones further away from the faith”. And thus if a
few of the communities are willing to obey the letter of Cardinal Arinze, in agreement with their
Pastor (where they are accommodated) and with their catechists, I am very willing to celebrate the
Holy Mass in the way approved by Holy Mother Church with you.
In the Beginning of the Year Convivience 2013-2014, Kiko said at the end of the ecclesial
catechesis: “It is a very important the point of the catechism on politics, it is a very important point.
There are those who think that history is immanent, that we are going toward a better world, with
more democracy, more progress, and we can say that this is false! We are going toward the
apostasy, toward the antichrist, as the Book of Revelation and the Catechism say.”
I believe in this very difficult period, with less prayer than ever and more sin and more indifference
than ever, “Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14) better than ever. And thus,
it is very important to remain faithful to the Magisterium of the Church. The Church is the
handmaid of the Truth, not the Author of the Truth! “Who Decides The Truth?” (http://spirfood.blogspot.it/2014/06/who-decides-truth.html). “The work of the devil will infiltrate even the
Church in such a way that one will see CARDINALS OPPOSING CARDINALS, bishops against
other bishops. … the Church will be full of those who accept compromise …” (Our Lady of
Akita, Japan; October 13, 1973, the anniversary of the great miracle of the sun at Fatima, October
13, 1917)!
In the “Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” for the associated priests of the
Marian Movement for Priests, one reads: “Above all, we wish to be united with the Holy Father and
the hierarchy, firmly adhering to all their directives, so as thus to set up a barrier to the growing
confrontation directed against the Magisterium, that threatens the very foundation of the
Church.”
Dear brothers and sisters, let us help each other (Heb 3:13) to not gently slide (“full of joy”, Diary
of St. Faustina, no. 153) into apostasy, with compromises, before “the man of lawlessness is
revealed, the son of perdition” (2Thess 2:3-4)!

Father Joseph Dwight
(http://josephdwight.blogspot.com)
------The following is the second email (http://wordbelife.blogspot.it/2015/02/spiritual-food-1502.html)
sent in February 2015:

Dear friends of the Neocatecumenal Way,
Since I tried to serve the Neocatecumenal communities for 10 years, naturally a few people spoke to
me in person, by telephone and by email about my decision: “In conscience, before God, I can no
longer celebrate a Mass not approved by the Church.” Some did not understand this my decision; I
offer here more clarification.
One can find the first email, last month, about the Neocatecumenal Mass at:
(http://wordbelife.blogspot.it/2015/01/spiritual-food-1501.html)
My fundamental reply is what I already wrote (http://wordbelife.blogspot.it/2015/01/spiritual-food1501.html). That is, even if I do not understand all of the motives of the list of “decisions of the
Holy Father” in the letter sent by Cardinal Francis Arinze on December 1, 2005, I trust in the
Vicar of Christ, and I obey the “decisions of the Holy Father”. Thus, I will try to explain at least a
little of what I understood in the guidance and wisdom of Pope Benedict, and in particular, in the
“Liturgical Books” which guide the whole Catholic Church in the liturgical celebrations, above all
the most important one, the Holy Mass!
As I already wrote: “The recall of Benedict XVI regards the ways in which the neocatecumenal
groups celebrate the Mass. The Pope wants them to conform to what is prescribed in the liturgical
norms valid for the whole Church. … In the “Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the
Community of the Neocatechumenal Way”, January 20, 2012, Pope Benedict gave a genuine lecture
– almost an ultimatum – that the celebrations in the small communities must be “regulated by the
liturgical books that must be faithfully followed”, as he had ordered already in the letter of
Cardinal Arinze more than 6 years earlier.”
Also Pope John Paul II gave the same recall to the Neocatecumens:
“Celebrate the Eucharist and, above all, Easter, with true piety, with great dignity, with love for the
liturgical rites of the Church, with exact observance of the established norms by the competent
authority, with the will of communion with all the brothers…” (In Italian: Osservatore Romano, 11
febbraio 1983; http://www.geocities.ws/Athens/Delphi/6919/OR110283.htm).

As I already indicated, the attitude of the saints was to trust the Pope, to seek to under stand the
thought and desire of the Vicar of Christ, INSTEAD of seeking, in a perhaps cunning way, ways to
get around the orders of the superior, or to seek in everyway possible to justify the way of doing
things not in harmony with the order of the superior. Thus I will not try to explain in a casuistic way
the motive for which Pope Benedict did not approve the Neocatecumenal Mass from the point of
view of the “Liturgical Books”, but rather I will try to indicate what I understood of the wisdom of
the “Liturgical Books” in general.
One can find easily the Liturgical books on the Web; I offer two of the most important ones:
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal
(http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resources/GIRM/Documents/GIRM.pdf)
Redemptionis Sacramentum
(http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/documents/rc_con_ccdds_doc_20040423
_redemptionis-sacramentum_en.html)
These Liturgical Books offer “certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the
Most Holy Eucharist” for the Church in the whole world. Beyond the normal liturgical norms, one
finds explanations when a Priest or a Bishop must make an exception according to the needs of the
situation. For example in a small parish the Priest must distribute the Eucharist by himself, whereas
in a parish in Huntington Beach, California, where I worked for one year (1990-1991), there were
about 1000 people at each Mass with one Priest, and thus there are the explanations in the liturgical
books when one can apply the exceptions to the norms in order to guide the Priest of Bishop in
order to maintain as much reverence as possible before the Most Holy Eucharist. Or, for example,
the norms explain where to put the Tabernacle in a church where there is very little tourism and
where there is a lot of tourism, etc., always with the goal of maintaining as much reverence as
possible before the Most Holy Eucharist. “I am the Lord your God, … you shall have no other
gods before me” (Ex 20:2-5; CCC 2083-2141). “You shall worship the Lord your God and Him
only shall you serve” (Mt 4:10), not men!
In the liturgical books there are norms about the importance of the sanctuary and that
“The Priest may give the sign of peace to the ministers but always remains within the sanctuary, so
as not to disturb the celebration.” There are explanations when one can apply an exception to use a
normal table to celebrate the Holy Mass while the norm is to use an altar in the sanctuary as
dignified as possible to celebrate the most important celebration on the face of the earth. Is this not
what the document of Cardinal Arinze, ordered by the Pope, said?
5. On the manner of receiving Holy Communion, a period of transition (not exceeding two years) is
granted to the Neocatechumenal Way to pass from the widespread manner of receiving Holy
Communion in its communities (seated, with a cloth-covered table placed at the center of the church
INSTEAD OF THE DEDICATED ALTAR IN THE SANCTUARY) to the normal way in which
the entire Church receives Holy Communion. This means that the Neocatechumenal Way must
begin to adopt the manner of distributing the Body and Blood of Christ that is provided in the
liturgical books.

There is always the tendency to NOT maintain the cult or worship of the Creator, but to slid
toward the cult or worship of creatures in the Holy Mass. It is nice to be together! A community
of believers helps a lot to persevere in the faith, if the community leads us toward God,
TOWARD THE CREATOR! One also feels good to be esteemed by others around us in the
community and in the Church. “For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God” (Jn
12:43). “HOW CAN YOU BELIEVE, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the
glory that comes from the only God?” (Jn 5:44; Gal 1:10). But Jesus said: “WOE TO YOU, WHEN
ALL MEN SPEAK WELL OF YOU” (Lk 6:26). “If I sought to please men I should not be the
servant of Christ”; St. Augustine; Week 13, Tuesday). Behold the motive of our holy Mother
Church to offer us “certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy
Eucharist”, in the liturgical books. And thus there is often the temptation for the exceptions (for
particular cases), one after the other, accumulated together, indicated in the liturgical books, to
become the rule (habitual), not only for a Mass or for a parish, but even for the celebrations of the
Holy Mass for an entire ecclesial movement!
THE PURITY OF INTENTION IS FUNDAMENTAL:
Jesus wants our heart. If one struggles, if one watches over the heart continuously, one succeeds in
always giving more the heart to Jesus with the help of Mary. If one does not struggle, if one does
not watch over his/her own heart continually, automatically one gives the heart to other things,
created things, but not to the Creator! “For you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose
name is Jealous, is a jealous God (Ex 34:14). “You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the
peoples who are round about you; for the Lord you God in the midst of you is a jealous God; lest
the anger of the Lord you God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the
earth” (Deut 6:14-15). “He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he
who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me” (Mt 10:37). “If any one come to me
and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and
even his own life, he cannot be my disciple” (Lk 14:26). What would Jesus say if someone loves
the community more than Jesus, even to the point of using the great sacrifice of Jesus, the Holy
Mass, for himself or for the community?!? But if you say this is impossible for us Catholics in the
Mass, then what is Jesus saying in these passages: “If any one come to me and does not hate his
own father…”, or the community?!? Do we think that Jesus is a little bit exaggerated but we
modern people are intelligent and wise (Mt 11:25; Lc 10:21)!?!
“Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord
you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ” (Col 3:23). “For if
any one thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself… Do not be deceived;
God is not mocked” (Gal 6:3,7).
“On several occasions, I have learned how some religious defend their own glory under the
pretext of being concerned for the glory of God, whereas it is not a question of the glory of God, but
of glory of self. O Jesus, how painful this has been for me! What secrets the day of Your judgment
will bring to light! How can one steal God's gifts?” (Diary of Saint Faustina, no. 1149). “He who
wants to learn true humility should reflect upon the Passion of Jesus” (Diary, no. 267).
Sister Mary Gabriel (in purgatory) communicated to Sister Mary of the Cross:
“Alas, how many lives seem to be filled with good works and at the death are found empty.
This is because all those actions that appeared to be good, all those showy works, all that conduct
that seemed irreproachable - all these were not done for Jesus alone. Some will have their eyes
opened when they come here to this life (in Purgatory). On earth they wanted to be made much of,
to shine, to be thought very exact in religious observances, to be esteemed as perfect religious. This

is the mainspring of so many lives. If you only knew how few people work for God and act for
Him alone. Alas, at death, when they are no longer blinded, what regrets they will have. If only
sometimes they would think of eternity. What is life compared to that day which will have no
evening for the elect, or to that night which will have no dawning for the damned? On earth, people
attach themselves to everything and everyone except to Him, who alone ought to have our love and
to whom we refuse it. Jesus in the Tabernacle waits for souls to love Him and He finds none. Hardly
one soul in a thousand loves Him as it should. You love Him and make up to Him for this guilty
indifference which exists all over this world.”
“A Manuscript On Purgatory” (http://purgatory-manu.blogspot.com).
The Vatican's chief exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth, in his interview of 2001, speaking about many
bishops who do not believe that the devil exists, said: “I could give you the names of so many
bishops and cardinals who, on their appointment to a diocese, stripped exorcists of their faculty to
perform the rite. Or there are bishops who openly say they don’t believe, that these are things of the
past. Why is that? UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE HAD THE INSIDIOUS INFLUENCE OF
CERTAIN BIBLISTS and I could mention some illustrious names. We who are in daily physical
contact with the ‘other world’ know that this influence is evident in numerous liturgical reforms.
(For example?) The Second Vatican Council asked that some texts be revised. Disobeying this
command, they set about re-writing them completely with no thought for the danger of making
things worse instead of better. So many rites came off badly from this mania to throw out the
old and start from scratch, as if the Church to date had always conned us and as if only now
the time had at last come of the great geniuses, the super theologians, the super-biblists and
the super-liturgists who know what the right thing is for the Church. This is a lie: the last
Council simply asked that the texts be revised, not destroyed.”
(http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=2879;
http://www.vaticans.org/index.php?/archives/61-An-interview-with-the-Vaticans-chief-excorcist,Father-Gabriele.html).

Lex orandi, lex credendi (Latin loosely translated as "the law of praying [is] the law of believing"
or “the content of prayer is the content of the faith”) refers to the relationship between worship and
belief. The liturgy of the Holy Mass must lead us to more faith in the real and substantial presence
of the infinite God in the Most Holy Eucharist, not less! Modern men today do not want to make an
act or gesture of humility even before the infinite God in the Eucharist. But one cannot detach or
separate the body fro the heart; one ends up with less reverence before God even in the heart. And
our holy Mother Church knows this very well! The way in which we celebrate the Holy Mass
INFLUENCES GREATLY ON OUR FAITH, or on the loss of faith slowly, in the real and
substantial presence of the infinite God in the Most Holy Eucharist! A similar saying to “Lex
orandi, lex credenda” is: “If you do not live what you believe, you end up believing what you live.”
There is always the possibility of liturgical minimalism. 50 years ago people tried to avoid talking
in church before the infinite God in the tabernacle; today it is normal to chatter in church!
Bishop Athanasius Schneider observes ruefully that there are many whose views coincide with
those of the pagan world who “declare themselves Catholics and even faithful to the Pope”, while
“those who are faithful to the Catholic faith or those who are promoting the glory of Christ in the
liturgy” are labeled extremists. Such critics may assert that Bishop Schneider’s concern over Holy
Communion is like worrying over the numbers of angels on a pinhead. But the bishop insists that
treatment of the Eucharist is at the very heart of the crisis. “The Eucharist is at the heart of the
Church,” he said. “When the heart is weak, the whole body is weak.” He argued that receiving

Communion in hand “contributes gradually to the loss of the Catholic faith in the Real
Presence and in transubstantiation”. Bishop Schneider also rejected the idea that concern for the
liturgy is less important than, or even separate from, concern for the poor. “This is erroneous. The
first commandment which Christ gave us was to adore God alone. Liturgy is not a meeting of
friends. It is our first task to adore and glorify God in the liturgy and also in our manner of life.
From a true adoration and love of God grows love for the poor and our neighbor. It is a
consequence.”
(http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/features/2014/06/06/bishop-athanasius-schneider-we-are-in-thefourth-great-crisis-of-the-church/).
The popes did not want to change the custom of receiving Holy Communion on the tongue, but so
many bishops and so many priests did not obey the Magisterium of the Church. Read: “Memoriale
Domini”, “Inaestimabile Donum”.
(http://www.ewtn.com/library/curia/cdwmemor.htm;
http://www.adoremus.org/InaestimabileDonum.html).
Often I say to my parishioners before the “Our Father”: “Have we made that act of faith , each
one of us, that five minutes ago there was on this altar only a piece of bread and wine, and now
there is the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, the Son of God? If not,
automatically our faith diminishes!” The liturgical books are precisely for this purpose! If one
does not obey the liturgical books of the Catholic Church, automatically the faith, the love and the
reverential humility slowly diminishes before the infinite God in the Eucharist, “the source and
summit of the Christian life”, without realizing it!
Dead bodies float and go down with the flow of the river; in order to arrive to the Truth, to heaven,
it is necessary to swim against the current everyday, especially today with so many beautiful lies
and underhanded deception spread about everywhere by our enemy.
I also tell my parishioners: “If at a certain point Father Joe begins to say things that are not in
agreement with the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults (CCC), follow the CCC because
the Truth, which frees and saves, does not change. DO NOT FOLLOW FATHER JOE ALONG
THE PATH OF PERDITION! I must preach according to the CCC, not according to my head or for
human respect; I will not go to hell for anyone”! “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should
preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we preached to you, let him be accursed!” (Gal 1:8).
Many people do not understand how one can maintain the two extremes of total trust in God as
trustful children and at the same time reverential humility before the infinite God in the
Eucharist. That is, how can one maintain in the liturgy the nearness to God without loosing
reverential humility? Only with the help of God can one maintain the proper relationship with Jesus
who has two natures, divine and human, our God and Creator, and our elder Brother. Some
religions, such as Muslim, see God as if far away, and far above us, and do not understand how we
Christians can believe that the infinite God became a man among us; the heresy of Jansenism tends
in this direction. But today the pendulum is totally to the other side in which one hears only about
the humanity of Jesus, and it is put aside, at least silence, that Jesus is also One of the Persons of the
Most Holy Trinity. One finds this equilibrium between the two extremes in biblical tradition,
explained in the documents of the Magisterium of the Church. One who truly trusts in God, as
children, with the help of our heavenly Mother, understands well how it is possible to maintain the

truth of who we are and Who is God, which is essentially humility, which is the fundamental
definition of humility! “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and BECOME LIKE CHILDREN, you
will never enter the Kingdom of heaven” (Mt 18:3). How can one become a child without the
Mother, the Mother who gave us the Holy Rosary, who accompanies us on our knees before her
Eucharistic Son? The most fundamental virtue of children is trust! It is not by chance, in these times
of the greatest crisis ever, that God has offered us in a more profound way the Divine Mercy by way
of Saint Faustina: “Jesus I trust in You”! Jesus said to Saint Faustina: “BEFORE I COME AS A
JUST JUDGE, I first open wide the door of My mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of
My mercy must pass through the door of My Justice” (Diary, 1146). “YOU WILL PREPARE THE
WORLD FOR MY FINAL COMING” (Diary of Saint Faustina, 429).
In the booklet, "Saint Veronica Giuliani - True Disciple and Apostle of Mary”, by Fr. Emmanuele of
the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of Mary, on reads:
- And to the Holy Eucharist, this "great invention of love," as she called It, to which she
resorted to ask the most difficult graces, obtaining permission to receive Him every day; and how
often she received Him from the hands of the Angels ... or from Most Holy Mary ... One must look
in the mirror of the Diary to understand how little reverence and so much superficiality we
approach the Sacred today, and how little faith in the real and working presence of God in this
wonderful Sacrament, even to the limits of desecration ... How important it was for her the way
to receive Him! All ... ALL THE SPIRITUAL FRUITS DEPENDED ON THIS. She used to say,
"Whenever we receive Him in the Blessed Sacrament, God is reborn in the souls of the righteous
who, with the heart ,serve Him and receive Him with purity." It is enough to remember that she
was raptured into union with God after almost every Communion …
(http://wordbelife.blogspot.it/2014/08/sirach-282.html)
“THE DREAM OF ST. JOHN BOSCO” coincides very well with this warning of Msgr. Schneider
and it helps us to understand the great importance of remaining close to Jesus in the Eucharist, with
our Rosary in hand, precisely in this period of crisis in the Church and outside of the Church. It is
very interesting in this his most well known dream that the man in white at the helm of the ship in
a great storm, attacked on all sides by other boats, guides the ship in the direction between the two
pillars: on the top of one there is our Eucharistic Lord in the monstrance, on the top of the
other one sees Our Lady.
(Visit: http://thereedofgod.blogspot.com/2010/04/don-boscos-prophecy-of-two-columns.html).
Blessed Anne-Catherine Emmerick, an Augustinian German nun (1774 – 1824), proclaimed Blessed
on October 3, 2004 by Blessed John Paul II, wrote:
May 13, 1820: “I saw also the relationship between the two popes. . . I saw how baleful would be
the consequences of this false church. … Once more I saw that the Church of Peter was undermined
by a plan evolved by the SECRET SECT, while storms were damaging it. But I saw also that help
was coming when distress had reached its peak. I saw again the Blessed Virgin ascend on the
Church and spread her mantle [over it]. I saw a Pope who was at once gentle, and very firm....”.
(http://www.catholicrevelations.org/PR/bl%20anna%20maria%20katarina%20emmerick.htm).
Pope John Paul II tells us:

“THERE CAN BE NO DANGER OF EXCESS in our care for this Mystery, for “in this
sacrament is recapitulated the whole mystery of our salvation”.”
(http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jpii_enc_17042003_ecclesia-de-eucharistia_en.html).
The Pharisee thought that it was very exaggerated when the sinner “standing behind Jesus at his
feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head,
and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment” (Lk 7:38)!
Il fariseo pensava che era molto esagerato quando la peccatrice “si rannicchiò piangendo ai piedi di
Gesù e cominciò a bagnarli di lacrime, poi lì asciugava con i suoi capelli, li baciava e li cospargeva
di olio profumato” (Lc 7,38)!
In the “Letter of His Holiness Pope, Benedict XVI, Proclaiming A Year For Priests, On the 150th
Anniversary Of The "Dies Natalis" of John Mary Vianney (06-16-2009), Pope Benedict wrote:
He (John Vianney) was convinced that the fervor of a priest’s life depended entirely upon the Mass:
“The reason why a priest is lax is that he does not pay attention to the Mass! My God, how we
ought to pity a priest who celebrates as if he were engaged in something routine!”. He was
accustomed, when celebrating, also to offer his own life in sacrifice: “What a good thing it is for a
priest each morning to offer himself to God in sacrifice!”. … “By spending long hours in church
before the tabernacle, he inspired the faithful to imitate him by coming to visit Jesus with the
knowledge that their parish priest would be there, ready to listen and offer forgiveness. Later, the
growing numbers of penitents from all over France would keep him in the confessional for up to
sixteen hours a day. It was said that Ars had become “a great hospital of souls”. His first
biographer relates that “the grace he obtained [for the conversion of sinners] was so powerful that it
would pursue them, not leaving them a moment of peace!”. The saintly Curé reflected something of
the same idea when he said: “It is not the sinner who returns to God to beg his forgiveness, but God
himself who runs after the sinner and makes him return to him”. “This good Savior is so filled with
love that he seeks us everywhere”.
(http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/letters/2009/documents/hf_benxvi_let_20090616_anno-sacerdotale_en.html).
BUT TODAY, HOW MANY PRIESTS AND BISHOPS DO AS DID THE HOLY CURATE OF
ARS? The last several popes have told us that the gravest sin today is that there is no more sin; we
have lost the sense of sin. One of the most fundamental tasks for Jesus was that of Redeemer, to free
us from our sins for those of good will who are willing to confess their sins (Mk 2:17; Lk 5:31-32,
etc.). Thus one of the most fundamental tasks for priests is to be the doctor of the souls, to help the
souls to identify and tu cure the sicknesses of the soul, especially those most grave which are called
“mortal sins”, that is, the sins that render the soul dead, but the body walks with a dead soul up until
death if there is no priest to help the person to recognize the gravity of their situation and to make a
good confession! If priests do not help people to identify the sicknesses of the soul, people do not
have anything to confess, and thus have no need of Jesus the Redeemer, who came for sinners, not
for the just who believe to have no sins. In this way the Redemption is nullified for these people
because they do not believe to have need of the Savior.

WHAT WOULD YOU THINK OF A DOCTOR WHO CARED NOTHING ABOUT DISEASE and
sends home the patients with grave sicknesses saying to not to worry because THE DOCTOR
DOES NOT WANT TO SCARE OR UPSET THE PATIENT. Such doctors would be called
quakes, incompetents, guilty of gross professional negligence; they would be sued for malpractice.
But if priests do not speak about the only thing that can kill the soul, mortal sin, because the people
(spiritual patients) do not want to hear these things, what would we think about such priests? If the
doctor acts in this way, the person could lose his life; but if the doctor of souls, the priest, does like
this, the person could loose his immortal which last for all eternity! “For what will it profit a man, if
he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life” (Mt
16:26; Mk 8:36)?
We must recognize that our human nature is such that we automatically slid toward the easiest
path, or toward the path which gives us more recognition before people. Precisely for this one finds
often in the Gospels from the mouth of Jesus: “Watch therefore…”! Seven times in the Book of
Judges alone, in the Old Testament, the people of Israel went through the cycle of sin, suffering,
supplication to God, salvation from God, and then the slide back again into the lack of prayer and of
the observance ot the 10 Commandments, and then they began all over again to sin again. It is
interesting that when the Israelites were tired of deciding and doing things on their own and
experienced how much better it is to follow God’s chosen ones, they finally pleaded with Gideon to
“rule over us, you and your son and your grandson also...” (Judg 8:22). How many Catholics are
not yet tired of following their own heads of relativism instead of the teachings of the Magisterium
of the Church?
You parents understand well the great tendency for the children to take the easy way; but also
our Holy Mother Church understands this very well. The Second Vatican Council gave more
responsibility to the people, but unfortunately the great majority, instead of living this responsibility
as Christians who want to give joy to Jesus, which means to seek to discover and do what Jesus
wants, took the easy way just like spoiled children all their lives. For example, the documents of the
council told us that we could substitute abstinence from meat on Friday with some other sacrifice to
honor the day that Jesus died for us, given the fact that many eat delicious fish which was not a
sacrifice. And so, almost all the Catholics only heard the words that it is not necessary to abstain
from meat each Friday, and nothing else! When the “pill” arrived in 1960, the great majority of
Catholics took the easy way, and thus when “Humanae Vitae” was published there was a great
rebellion by the spoiled grownup children that were habituated to a Christianity without the cross,
even though this does not lead toward true freedom and afterwards to heaven. Very quickly the
contraceptive mentality lead us to abortion, euthanasia, gay unions, … When the Mom is not around
to push us, the children who have not assumed their responsibilities, that is, those who have not
fallen in love with Him who gave us everything, Jesus, they take the easiest way, or the way that is
more gratifying to their self-importance. God who is totally respectful of our free will, waits for
each one of us in silence to give freely as we have receive freely everything that we have (Mt 10:8).
How many Jews thought that when the Messiah arrived everything would be easier e that they
would even be at least more free from the 10 Commandments? Instead Jesus took us to the heart of
the Law: “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to
abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota,
not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of
these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven…” (Mt
5:17-20). When the children leave home, how many have an attitude to be free from the rules of the
parents, and how many seek to understand the wisdom of what they received from their for their

true good? How many Catholics, after the council offered more responsibility, took advantage of the
situation to do things as they pleased, to trust in themselves, instead of seeking to discover and to
understand the documents of our Mother Church for our true good together with the cross of Christ?
If a person does not struggle to remember and to make an act of faith as profound as possible
before the Eucharist, especially during the celebrations of the Holy Mass, automatically the faith,
love and reverential humility diminishes! The liturgy, guided by the liturgical books of the Church,
must help us to do precisely this!
So many today do not want to pay attention to the liturgical books which offer “certain matters to be
observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist”. But when we look at the directives,
in detail, which God gave to the Israelites, who did not even have the infinite God in the Eucharist,
I hope it helps us to make a good examine of conscience!
"If his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering of
turtledoves or of young pigeons. And the priest shall bring it to the altar and wring off its head, and
burn it on the altar; and its blood shall be drained out on the side of the altar; and he shall take away
its crop with the feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east side, in the place for ashes; he shall
tear it by its wings, but shall not divide it asunder. And the priest shall burn it on the altar, upon the
wood that is on the fire; it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the LORD”
(Lev 1:14-17).
There are two good reasons why this does not mean much to us. One is that we know now that
God is no longer honoured by animal sacrifices, a primitive thing. We as Christians have even a
stronger reason for not taking this seriously, because we know that is it the sacrifice of Calvary that
renders all other sacrifices useless and needless.
But when we look more attentively at the passage we see other things: 1) There could only be two
types of birds: turtle doves or young pigeons. Why would that be? In those times, they were the
noblest types of fowl. The point behind that is, nothing but the best is what God is deserving of.
This must apply also today, when I do what I do for God, nothing slipshod; it ought to be the best.
2) You note the fact that everybody is going to be making a sacrifice; if you were wealthy you
would sacrifice a lamb; if you were poor you would bring up birds. Why what was the reason for
that? Well it is a tribute to God, a way of acknowledging God’s Lordship, a way of saying to God, I
have an utter dependence upon you. Today I should have said that very same thing! It is not
something that that poor man in 600 BC felt the need to, I should be doing the same. 3) Notice the
great detail is in all this. It doesn’t say bring the birds up and the priest will sacrifice them. No. They
have to be certain kind of birds. Then it must be the priest who brings it to the altar. Then the priest
“shall tear it by its wings, but shall not divide it asunder. And the priest shall burn it on the altar …”
(Lev 1:14-17). There are about 10 specifications that have to be observed here. What does that
imply? If someone here would give me very specific instructions about where to look, how to sit,
how to speak… I would gather that this is very important. The more precise and specified it
becomes, the more you are stressing the significance of this. The point is this: when you do what
you do for God, you cannot be slipshod; you have to be very very earnest and careful. He deserves
nothing but the best from you. Here the directives come from God by way of Moses; for
Catholics the directives come from God by way of the Magisterium of the Church!
The Magisterium of the Church has given us many directives to help us to not neglect the things of
God, in particular the Eucharist! The problem is that when there is lacking faith, the faith to
believe that the directives of Moses or of the Magisterium of the Church are directives of God, or

even to not care at all, these directives from Moses or from the Magisterium of the Church are taken
in the way spoiled and rebellious or full of proud children receive them from their parents. On
interprets the directives like from a mother, not considered very intelligent, who perhaps nags too
much. The rebellious children even accuse the parents of being full of pride because they do no
do like the great majority of parents do today who have let themselves slid into relativism, the easier
path and more gratifying to our personal individualism! These untrusting children even say to their
parents to shut up, because the parents are sinners, the priests are sinners, and so, everybody shut
up! How many Catholics today do as good children who trust in their parents and seek to
understand the directives of the parents instead of seeking all the excuses and all the scapegoats to
do as they please???
Also in the Book of Leviticus, God explains the attitude, THE SPIRIT IN WHICH IT IS
NECESSARY TO LOVE ONES NEIGHBOR:
"And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field to its very border, nor
shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and for the
stranger: I am the LORD your God” (Lev 23:22). These are the instructions given to wealthy
landowners in those days; this is how widows and orphans could sustain themselves by gleaning, as
did Ruth and Noeme. This was a way of saying to people: take thought of the need of those around
you, especially those who are hurting. This passage also indicated to not do good for goodness sake,
which too many people tend to do today. They just feel good doing the charity they do. And that is
not bad, but there is a higher motive suggested here. You do this not because you feels good when
you help someone who is in need. Not even because that is justice; I have so much more than I
need, I should share with those who are in desperate need. NO. The reason given here is: “I am
the LORD your God”; that is, do it for God’s sake. That’s what keeps if from being mere social
action. When you get Christians who forget this, that you are doing it to honor God, you are no
better than any government worker who is involved in helping the poor. Even the head of the social
workers in India said one time to Mother Teresa of Calcutta: “I finally have understood the
difference between us social workers and you sisters; you do it for Someone, and we do it for
something!” And this man in charge was not even a Christian!
In an interview with “Time Magazine” (1989), Mother Teresa of Calcutta was asked: “Why
have you been so successful?” Mother Teresa replied: “Jesus made Himself the bread of life to give
us life. That's where we begin the day, with MASS. And we end the day with ADORATION of the
Blessed Sacrament. I don't think that I could do this work for even one week if I didn't have four
hours of prayer every day.” (http://www.servelec.net/mothertheresa.htm). When I saw Mother
Teresa (together with Jean Vanier, founder of l’Arche, for people with developmental disabilities) in
the Church at Mondo Migliore (Rocca di Papa, Roma; January 1989), when she looked at the
Eucharist and when she bowed down to the point of touching her head on the cold marble floor
during the Consecration of the Mass, it made a great impression on me! Mother Teresa never
opened a new house for her sisters if there was not the possibility of having not only daily Mass
everyday, but also adoration everyday; because she would say that spending time in adoration
before our Eucharistic Lord, the faith grows in the real, substantial and personal presence of Jesus,
and thus one is able to see more and more with the eyes of faith the presence of Jesus in “the least
of these my brethren”. Mother Teresa’s motto of life was: “You did it to Me” (Mt 25:40)!
TODAY, IN THE MASS, THERE IS SO MUCH EMPHASIS ON THE PEOPLE, ON THE
MUSIC, DANCING, BALLOONS… You just have to say: where are we? Are we in the
entertainment business, and if you are you will lose out because you cannot be entertaining every

week. It is important to love your neighbour, but Mass has really turned into a social issue, and then
the sacrifice, many times, the whole idea of Calvary, communion with God seems to be slipping
away. With the unapproved and misguided liturgical innovations, we are loosing the sense of the
sacred, the depth of mystery; we no longer awestruck at the Sacrifice of Jesus for the redemption of
the world. After the Council in many churches the Blessed Sacrament was moved from the center.
With that went the custom of genuflecting as you entered the church. The fact to have easy access to
the sanctuary which before was consider sacred and reserved. All of these exception of the rules
made by “the great geniuses, the super theologians, the super-biblists and the super-liturgists who
know what the right thing is for the Church”, as Father Amorth said, have chiped away at the
holiness, the sense of the sacred. It’s gone.
SLOWLY THE PRAYER IN FAMILIES HAS DIMINISHED; very few families pray the
Rosary together today. Due to the fact that there is much less prayer today, many older people, who
still come to church on Sunday, grumble because the Mass is too long, while they have so much
time for everything else, being in retirement. A priest in France said to me that very few Catholics
go to Sunday Mass, and they do not even want a Funeral Mass but they want only a little holy water
sprinkled on the coffin at the cemetery. Among other things, behold the consequences of not
following the liturgical books with the motive: “to do the communion “in this way” is an essential
instrument to convert the ones further away from the faith: to abandon this would compromise their
mission.” It seems to me to do the Holy Mass “in this way” would compromise the faith of all
who celebrate the Mass “in this way”, slowly without realizing it! Theologians explain to us that
Judas Iscariot believe he was doing a good thing to force Jesus to show His power before everyone
in order to save the people from the Romans; but he did not do things according to God in humility
and suffering on the cross, but according to the mentality of the world, in a triumphal way before
the people.
How many young priests succeed, with their person charisma, a gift from God, to attract the youth
in the parishes, but afterwards do not use this gift from God to lead the youth toward Jesus in
the Eucharist, with the help of Mary, but finish like a community that exists to serve itself, which
serves the gratification of the people in the community? “He (Jesus) must increase, but I must
decrease” (Jn 3:30). “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it
remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his
life in this world will keep it for eternal life” (Jn 12:24-25). If a person, with a charisma from God,
does not die in the hands of God, in the hands of the guidance of the Magisterium of the Church,
there will not be true fruits that last!
“Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required” (Lk 12:48). “But the prophet
who presumes to speak a word in my name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who
speaks in the name of other gods that same prophet shall die” (Deut 18:20).
WE ARE LEAVING BEHIND THE BIBLICAL TRADITION, because in the Old Testament, there
was a profound reverence for the sacred. Their attitudes in the Temple where there was the Arc of
the Covenant (much less than the infinite God in the Eucharist!) where there was the special
presence of God, the way in which they offered the sacrifices, they had a tangible sense of God, the
nearness of God. Everyone knew that how one was to behave! Only the high priest, once a year (the
feast of Yom Kippur), entered the second Tent of the Temple (Ex 30:10; Lev 16:2-29; Heb 7:27;
9:7). They did not into the Temple in a hurried fashion once a year; the motive was respect, not
forgetfulness or neglect. Even today the habit of using God’s proper name; no Jew would say
Yahweh, only to show reverence and respect, to create a sense of awe. So when they would read the

text and they came upon the word Yahweh, they would hold back, they would not even think of
pronouncing it. In these small ways, you build up that sense of the sacred. And “the great
geniuses, the super theologians, the super-biblists and the super-liturgists who know what the right
thing is for the Church”, have gotten rid of all these devices that had developed over the years to do
just that, to create a sense of awe, about the Eucharist specifically.
One justifies getting rid of these signs and disciplines in order to attract those further away
from the faith, or to make children of 9 or 10 years to feel more at ease, while in the schools is
taught sex education to these children which 60 years ago was for older boys and girls which was to
be explained by the parents at the right moment for each boy or girl! We are seeing that the
experimentation that we have done in this area has failed. And it is a terrible failure. If it had been
math that we had been experimenting with, there would had been the human cry, we would never
had let it happen. We have let children grow up into adulthood without a proper grasp on the faith,
of the sacred, without a proper understanding of the Eucharist, butchered! The question should
never be introduced to making it more attractive; we do not go there for kicks. You go to worship
God to pay a debt, if anything, and even you are feeling lousy, you go. But we are not saying that to
the kids coming up, especially with our example of faith which is seen in our unspoken attitudes
before the Eucharist. The Holy Mass is not meant to be fun.
THEY SAY THE MASS IS A MEAL. You never hear anymore that the Mass is a holy sacrifice. We
have lost the biblical tradition of maintaining the first priority of rendering worship to God, not
to man! Thus the first priority today is to have this sense of all being here together, while putting
aside the question of worship of God. Certainly a meal fosters the convivial experience; and thus
this is what is promoted. The big thing is to be together. The alter therefore is the table. And the
Eucharist is a meal.
This is not to deny that the Mass is a meal; it is after all patterned on the last supper. But it is also a
sacrifice, and that table is also an altar on which a sacrifice is performed. The exegetes of Sacred
Scripture and of the first period of the Christian community explain to us that when we look at the
time of the Apostles, right after the resurrection, the first generation of Christians were Jewish, and
they continued to be Jewish even after the resurrection. And so the went every Saturday to the
synagogue where they would read part of the Scriptures. And they went Saturday afternoon then,
the Sabbath, to the temple where there would be the afternoon sacrifice. Then in the year 70, the
temple was destroyed, and so they did not go to the temple anymore. We read in Acts, of John and
Peter, as a routine thing, going up to the afternoon sacrifice. Now the temple is gone. They continue
to go to the synagogue until their Jewish confreres decide that their belief in Jesus, who they called
the Nazarene Rabbi, their belief in this person as the Messiah, disqualifies them as Jews, they were
excommunicated. So now these people, how do they worship. They did always, since our Lord had
directed it, the breaking of the bread. So what they do now? They put together this form of
worship which is based both on the experience of the synagogue and on the experience of the
sacrifice in the temple. So the liturgy of the Word that we have today is a reflection of the
synagogue – we have readings, we pray over the ideas that turn up in those readings, we have a
homily on those readings. Then we go to the altar; there you have the modern day counterpart of the
temple. There you have a real sacrifice. The liturgical books hold us to not loose this our precious
heritage, guided by the Holy Spirit, in which in the Mass there is the parts of the synagogue, of the
sacrifice and of the breaking of bread.

We are at the service of God, not God at our service! The first question in the catechism for
children was: Who created you? We responded as children: God. The Second question was: Why
did God create you? We responded: To know God, to love Him and to serve Him, and to be with
Him in Heaven. For a great number of people today, religion, the liturgy, the parish, the pastor, the
pope and even God Himself, exist to serve us! The cult of man instead of the cult of God! For a
great number of people today religion does not exist to help us discover the will of God and to do
the will of God!
For many people the documents of the Church, in particular the “Liturgical Books”, and also the
writings of the popes and of the saints regarding these things, will seem exaggerated, after years of
sliding into the exceptions, into our relativism. In his homily at the Mass preceding the conclave
that quickly elected him Pope Benedict XVI, then Cardinal Ratzinger said: “Today, having a clear
faith based on the Creed of the Church IS OFTEN LABELED AS FUNDAMENTALISM.
Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be "tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of
doctrine", seems the only attitude that can cope with modern times. We are building a dictatorship
of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely
of one's own ego and desires.” (http://www.vatican.va/gpII/documents/homily-pro-eligendopontifice_20050418_en.html;
http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2005/colson_relativism_may05.asp).
Professor Dr. Scott Hahn, of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, said that “the crisis in
the Church began when Catholics began to see the Eucharist as a sacred object instead the
divine Person.”
The Servant of God, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, said that “whenever there is a falling off in the
faith of our Catholic people it will always be seen first in regard to the Eucharist, to their
devotion to the Eucharist.” And he proves this from the Gospel of St. John ch. 6, when Jesus talked
about the bread of life, which He promised to give it to the people. And He said “my flesh is real
food and my blood is real drink” (Jn 6:55). And many of the people who had been following him
walked away. The bishop points out that Jesus lost some of his disciples too that day and even lost
one of his Apostles. “Jesus said to the twelve, “Will you also go away?” Simon Peter answered
Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we have believed, and
have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose
you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?” He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one
of the twelve, was to betray him” (Jn 6:67-71). Bishop Sheen points out that Jesus is referring to
Judas who did not believe in the teaching of the Eucharist. Today there are many Catholics, and
many Catholic leaders, who do not believe in the real presence.
Why do so many people NOT WANT TO CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY OF SLIDING
INTO NEGLIGENCE IN MAINTAINING RESPECT AND REVERENTIAL HUMILITY
BEFORE OUR EUCHARISTIC LORD, while they realize this danger of sliding in the normal
things of life? If a husband or a wife neglects the relationship with the spouse, one knows what
happens to this matrimonial relationship! If males habitually look at pornography, without repenting
and struggling against this temptation, they end up looking at women as objects of pleasure, instead
of people to appreciate and to esteem. When husbands, who are habituated to looking at
pornography, make love with their wives, they are making love with the pornographic image in
their heads, not with their wives, which is a true betrayal
(http://wordbelife.blogspot.it/2013/04/james-59.html)! When a girl uses her half naked body as bait,

she attracts fish which are interested in her body; when these fish are tired of her body, he goes to
another body and she falls into depression and she wonders why?!? If she covers her body modestly
and uses the mystery of her unique personality that God has given her, she attracts boys who are
interested in her unique character that is unrepeatable and thus this attraction will last a whole
lifetime, with the help of prayer, and into eternity! This is not easy when the great majority of male
fish have become intoxicated, even to the point of modifying their brains, with pornography and
thus are brainwashed and strongly stimulated to seek what they see in the pornographic magazines,
the TV, the perfect bodies which do not exist. The girls end up trying to compete with the perfectly
disguised, camouflaged and fixed-up models and end up doing extreme diets and all kinds of other
body-shaping exercises. One of my nieces in California had great difficulty with anorexia!
Our Eucharistic Lord wants to be treated as a Person to be loved, NOT AS A SACRED
OBJECT that is useful to create community or for other motives!!!
It is interesting to read the writings of Sister Lucy of Fatima:
“At times we found little Francisco, who was hiding in order “to pray of to think”, as he would say,
to the Lord, sad due to so many sins. If we asked him: - Francisco, why do you not tell me and
Jacinta to pray with you? He would respond: - I like more to pray alone, to think and to console the
Lord who is very sad. One day I asked him: - Francisco what pleases you more: to console the Lord
or the convert sinners, so that souls do not go to hell? – I like more to console the Lord. Did you
not notice how Our Lady, also last month, became so sad, when she said to not offend anymore the
Lord God, who is already very offended? I would like to console the Lord and then convert the
sinners so that they might not offend Him any more”.
For so many Catholics today, the first priority is man or the community, not God. Everything is
upside down, for motives that seem good! Behold how “Satan disguises himself as an angel of
light” (2Cor 11:14)!
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN LOVE WITH JESUS like Blessed Francisco of Fatima, who
want to console the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary? Saint Padre Pio said
that Jesus will suffer until the end of the world for our sins, because for God, there is neither the
past nor the future, but the eternal present. At the Holy Mass we are truly present at Calvary, the
sacrifice of Jesus substantially; but how many Catholics want to discover or know this reality in
order to put God at the center of the liturgy, at the center of the Holy Mass, instead of people or the
community?
Blessed Francisco of Fatima, after having received Holy Communion from the Angel at Fatima,
began to pass at least three hours everyday before the Tabernacle.
Pope John Paul II said in his homily at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima;
Saturday, May 13, 2000:
“Later Francisco, one of the three privileged children, exclaimed: "We were burning in that light
which is God and we were not consumed. What is God like? It is impossible to say. In fact we will
never be able to tell people". God: a light that burns without consuming. Moses had the same
experience when he saw God in the burning bush; he heard God say that he was concerned about

the slavery of his people and had decided to deliver them through him: "I will be with you" (cf. Ex
3: 2-12). Those who welcome this presence become the dwelling-place and, consequently, a
"BURNING BUSH" of the Most High.”
(http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/travels/documents/hf_jpii_hom_20000513_beatification-fatima_en.html).
“The sons of this world are wiser in their own generation than the sons of light” (Lk 16:8). Satan
and his followers know well the tactic help people slowly slide in the direction according to his
agenda.
"Religion does not fear the dagger’s point; but it can vanish under corruption. Let us not grow
tired of corruption: we may use a pretext, such as sport, hygiene, health resorts. It is necessary to
corrupt, that our boys and girls practice nudism in dress. To avoid too much reaction, one would
have to progress in a methodical manner: first, undress up to the elbow; then up to the knees; then
arms and legs completely uncovered; later, the upper part of the chest, the shoulders, etc. etc."
(International Review on Freemasonry, 1928)
In an interview with the Sec. of Agriculture, Esra Taft Benson during the Eisenhower
administration, KHRUSHCHEV said, “You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept
communism outright; but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism until you will finally
wake up and find that you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you; we will so
weaken your economy UNTIL YOU FALL LIKE OVERRIPE FRUIT INTO OUR HANDS.”
From a website in Italian one finds the following in regards to MASONRY AND SEXUAL
CORRUPTION:
2) “Our job is to PROMOTE A WAVE OF PORNOGRAPHY and to present it with sympathy as the
supreme goal of artistic freedom” (Word of order of the Italian Communist Party).
3) “If we want to destroy a nation, WE MUST FIRST DESTROY IT’S MORALS; then it will fall
in our laps as a ripe fruit. Awaken the interest of the youth for sex and it will be yours” (Lenin).
(http://cattoliciliberi.forumcommunity.net/?t=25524939) (http://markbeast.blogspot.com).
When Pope Paul VI issued his prophetic encyclical, “HUMANAE VITAE” (1968), there was an
incredible negative reaction not only on the part of the laity who wanted to enjoy the pleasures of
sex without any responsibility or openness to life by using artificial birth control, but even on the
part of a great number of priests and bishops, even entire Episcopal conferences (e.g., the
‘Winnipeg Statement’ of the Canadian Bishops)! BEFORE 1930 ALL MAINLINE PROTESTANT
DENOMINATIONS WERE IN ACCORD WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH that the use of
artificial birth control was a grave evil and a serious sin. When the Anglican Church changed its
stance in 1930 (Lambeth Conference) the other protestants churches quickly followed suit while
Pope Pius XI reaffirmed the Church’s constant teaching on this grave evil in his encyclical Casti
Cannubii (1930).
WHEN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH FIRST APPROVED THE USE OF CONTRACEPTION IN
1930 IT WAS ONLY FOR SERIOUS REASONS and only for married people who have been

generous for life. However, by providing an opening for contraception, the qualifying phrase “for
serious reason” was quickly ignored. Subsequently the use of contraception was viewed as virtuous
behavior, and even the silent holocaust of abortion has become a private ethical choice of birth
control. The unborn, unwanted babies no longer have any legal protection; they are now ripped to
pieces after they are brutally murdered. BABIES DO NOT CHOOSE TO DIE! IS THIS NOT A
GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE SLIPPERY SLOP? The former Hippocratic oath for health care
workers read: “I will administer no abortafacient to a pregnant woman.” The original Hippocratic
oath acknowledged that abortion was a form of doing violence not only to the child but to the
woman as well. Read also: “CONTRACEPTION: WHY NOT?”. Janet Smith explains why the
Catholic Church keeps insisting, in the face of the opposite position held by most of the rest of the
modern world, that contraception is one of the worst inventions of our time.
(http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/sexuality/se0002.html).
As soon as we do not see life as a precious gift but only as a convenience to ourselves, our society
quickly sinks into the chaos of hell in the culture of death! When everything totally crashes and
there is great suffering and confusion, the great majority will wander why! We are so blind to our
fundamental egoism, pride, sloth and lack of charity which caused the catastrophe! Visit:
“Prophecies of Humanae Vitae” (http://pop.org/201003231196/prophecies-of-humanae-vitae).
Behold the agenda of the angel of light who “disguises himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14)!
Step by step – pornography, artificial birth control, abortion, euthanasia, gay unions – toward the
culture of death! Behold the agenda of the angel of light working in the Church to take from us the
graces of the Eucharist with the lose of faith, love and reverential humility before the “the source
and summit of the Christian life”! SAINT PADRE PIO said: "It would be easier for the world to
survive without the sun than to do so without the HOLY MASS."
Satan knows very well the principle of the slippery slope, slowly. The Gay activists after the
“War Conference” in Warrenton, Virginia (February 1988), and then the book "After the Ball
(1989), programmed very well how to brainwash and manipulate the American public to loose the
sense of grave sin in the act of homosexuality. Visit the section: “37. The Astounding Impact of the
Ruthless Manipulation of Militant Gay Activists!” (“Catholic Prophecy Today”;
http://markbeast.blogspot.com). Over a hundred years ago the homosexual act was considered
Sodomy and it was identified as an act. It still is Sodomy. It was referred to as the homosexual act.
But in the 1960’s it was then conditioned. The condition of homosexuality was redefined as a
condition rather than an act. It did not change, it was just redefined. What really happened here
was while you can criticize an act and you can even say it is a criminal act, how do you criticize a
condition that someone suffers with? How can you criticize the act that one commits who has this
regrettable condition! “Can’t you be more compassionate?!?” AND THEN FROM THE
CONDITION WE NOW HAVE AN IDENTITY.
This is not a new technique. In 1970, the CALIFORNIA MEDICAL JOURNAL released an article
how abortion would be a very lucrative business; it was admitted in the article that indeed that if
this were to be presented to the American population it would never fly because the American
population would never permit the killing of a child in the womb. It was admitted in the article that
everyone knows that life begins at the moment of conception. So they had to change the
language; they had to change the way in which people refer to the child in the womb; they had to
begin to depersonalize the child. (“Recycling Wrongs: All Over Again”;

http://lawreview.vermontlaw.edu/articles/v32/3/short.pdf; http://www.all-creatures.org/murti/pubthelib-01.html; http://www.prolifecare.com/holyinnocents/evidence.html).
In order to change those concepts you have to obfuscate, you have to change terminology, you
have to change language, you have to rationalize, you have to make something abstract which God
makes very clear.
“Positivism” sounds like something nice and reasonable, to adapt the laws for our new times and
needs. But the incredible deception is that the elected government officials and the appointed
judges apply positivism individually like little dictators without letting the citizens vote on changing
the laws for our new times and needs. Our founding fathers, having suffered under tyrannical
governments and having seen the folly of the French Revolution, knew very well that the best
constitution in the world will crumble if the citizens loose their faith and morals.
I write these things to help us understand the strategy of our enemy regarding the Eucharist. It is
necessary to CHANGE THE EUCHARIST FROM THE REAL SUBSTANTIAL PRESENCE
Jesus Christ in Person, to a sacred object, like a crucifix; it is necessary to take away the
exterior gestures of reverential humility before the Eucharist! Satan knows very well that you
cannot detach or separate the body from the heart; one ends up with less and less reverence before
God also in the heart. And our Holy Mother Church knows this very well! Spoiled children say to
the mother: “Be quiet Mom; we have already heard these thing, enough!” Satan uses the same
strategy as in the sexual revolution, brainwashing us with the mass media that you can detach and
separate the body from the heart and the mind in order to use the body for pleasure without the
consequences to the person. But how is it that so many people enter into depression in our
sexualized culture; three times more among the females?!?
Even Jesus Himself complained often of this loss of faith with Saint Faustina:
“Oh, how painful it is to Me that souls so seldom unite themselves to Me in Holy Communion. I
wait for souls, and they are indifferent toward Me. I love them tenderly and sincerely, and they
distrust Me. I want to lavish My graces on them, and they do not want to accept them. They treat
Me as a dead object, whereas My Heart is full of love and mercy. In order that you may know at
least some of My pain, imagine the most tender of mothers who has great love for her children,
while those children spurn her love. Consider her pain. No one is in a position to console her. This
is but a feeble image and likeness of My love” (Diary of Saint Faustina, no. 1447).
“After Communion today, Jesus told me how much He desires to come to human hearts. I desire to
unite Myself with human souls; My great delight is to unite Myself with souls. Know, My daughter,
that when I come to a human heart in Holy Communion, My hands are full of all kinds of graces
which I want to give to the soul. But souls do not even pay any attention to Me; they leave Me to
Myself and busy themselves with other things. Oh, how sad I am that souls do not recognize Love!
They treat Me as a dead object. I answered Jesus, "O Treasure of my heart, the only object of my
love and entire delight of my soul, I want to adore You in my heart as You are adored on the throne
of Your eternal glory. My love wants to make up to You at least in part for the coldness of so great a
number of souls. Jesus, behold my heart which is for You a dwelling place to which no one else has
entry. You alone repose in it as in a beautiful garden. O my Jesus, farewell; I must go already to take
up my tasks. But I will prove my love for You with sacrifice, neither neglecting nor letting any
chance for practicing it slip by" (Diary of Saint Faustina, no. 1385).

Sister Mary Gabriel (in purgatory) communicated to Sister Mary of the Cross:
(October 3rd, 1880) “If only it were given you to understand with what scorn and indifference Jesus
is treated on earth, not only by the world in general, but how He is insulted, mocked and held in
derision even by those who ought to love Him. Such indifference is found even in religious
communities of men and women, His chosen people, where He ought to be treated as a Friend, a
Father, a spouse. Often He does not even receive the consideration shown to a stranger. This
indifference is found also among the clergy, at present more than at any other time. He is
treated as an equal by those who should tremble at the thought of the awful and august mission
with which they have been entrusted. The most sacred reality is often treated with coldness and
boredom. How many are there who have the interior spirit? I can assure you that there are but a few.
Here in Purgatory the priests who are expiating their indifference and their want of love are
numerous. Their culpable negligence must be atoned for in the midst of fire and torture of all kinds.
You can judge from this that God who is so good and loving to all His creatures finds few who love
and console Him. Alas, there are few. That is the sorrow of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the
ingratitude of His own. Yet His Sacred Heart is full of overflowing love and seeks only to share it.
He wants to find some souls bereft of self so as to overpower them with His love, more than He has
as yet done for anyone. Oh, how little Jesus is understood on earth, and how little are His mercy and
His love understood! People try to seek everything except that which gives real happiness. How
pitiable!”
“A Manuscript On Purgatory” (http://purgatory-manu.blogspot.com).
Visit also: “A Damned Priest Warns About Hell” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/12/damnedpriest.html).
From the meditations of Cardinal Ratzinger on the “Way of the Cross” at The Colosseum (Good
Friday 2005):
“The Lord compares the course of his whole earthly existence to that of a grain of wheat, which
only by dying can produce fruit. He interprets his earthly life, his death and resurrection from
the standpoint of the Most Holy Eucharist, which recapitulates his entire mystery. He had
experienced his death as an act of self-oblation, an act of love, and his body was then transfigured in
the new life of the Resurrection. He, the Incarnate Word, now becomes our food, food which leads
to true life, life eternal. The Eternal Word – the power which creates life – comes down from heaven
as the true manna, the bread bestowed upon man in faith and in sacrament. The Way of the Cross
is thus a path leading to the heart of the Eucharistic mystery: popular piety and sacramental
piety of the Church blend together and become one. The prayer of the Way of the Cross is a path
leading to a deep spiritual communion with Jesus; lacking this, our sacramental communion would
remain empty. The Way of the Cross is thus a “mystagogical” way.”
(http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/documents/index_via-crucis_en.html).
Jesus “loved them to the end” (Jn 13:1), that is to say, to the summit of every possibility of love,
because Jesus renders perpetual, today, the Sacrifice accomplished one single time on Calvary
for the salvation of all: “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his
friends” (Jn 15:13).

When Jesus was surrounded by the Pharisees’ snares and rejected by the mighty; when He was
making his way along the roads of Galilee and Judea to announce the Good News; when He was
healing the sick, pardoning sinners, and setting free the possessed; when He was awaited by the
poor and consoled by the little ones… Jesus was constantly yearning to reach the fulfillment of this,
his Passover. “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer” (Lk 22:15). “I
have earnestly desired!” Jesus’ whole life was directed to this supreme and ineffable moment.
From the incarnation in the womb of Mary to his birth, from the threatened childhood to youth,
from early manhood spent in the poor house of Nazareth to his public life, each day Jesus was
constantly impelled toward this moment.
Jesus perpetuates this same offering for us in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist. Because it
is there we adore Jesus risen who sits at the right hand of the Father, still with the wounds of
his passion, in an attitude of intercession for us. The Holy Father Benedict, at the World Youth Day
at Cologne, said: “By making the bread into his Body and the wine into his Blood, He anticipates
his death, he accepts it in his heart, and he transforms it into an action of love. What on the outside
is simply brutal violence - the Crucifixion - from within becomes an act of total self-giving love.
This is the substantial transformation which was accomplished at the Last Supper and was
destined to set in motion a series of transformations leading ultimately to the transformation of the
world when God will be all in all (cf. I Cor 15: 28). (August 21, 2005;
http://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/homilies/2005/documents/hf_benxvi_hom_20050821_20th-world-youth-day.html).
HOW DO WE LIVE OUR DAY, OUR WEEK, in view of sacrificing ourselves with Christ on the
cross, humiliated, in the supreme sacrifice of Jesus, that is, in the Holy Mass?!? Do we ardently
desire this (Lk 12:15)?!? Or is the Mass rather something that gives me kicks, something for me, a
benefit for me, to be together with other creatures, but not to suffer with Mary at the feet of the
cross where the Creator suffers for us in the eternal present?!?
Before the passion and crucifixion of Jesus, with all the different people involved, DURING
THE HOLY MASS, each one of us can ask ourselves: “WHICH PERSONALITY DO I
REFLECT?
In stark contrast with the “liturgical books” of the Catholic Church, on finds in
“The Masonic Plan For The Destruction Of The Catholic Church” (http://spirfood.blogspot.it/2013/11/masonic-plan.html):
3. Assign the Protestant ministers to reconsider the Holy Mass and to desecrate it. Sown doubts
about the Real Presence in the Eucharist and confirm that the Eucharist - with greater proximity
to the Protestant faith - is only bread and wine and is intended as a pure symbol. Spread Protestants
in seminaries and schools. Encourage ecumenism as the path towards unity. Accuse anyone who
believes in the Real Presence as subversive and disobedient to the Church.
6. Prevent the faithful from taking Holy Communion kneeling. Tell the nuns that they must
dissuade the children from keeping their hands together before and after Communion. Tell them that
God loves them as they are and that they should feel completely at ease. Eliminate in the church
kneeling and any genuflection. Remove the pews. Tell people that during the Mass they must show
their faith in an upright position.

9 Eliminate all the hymns even those to Jesus because they make the people think of happiness and
serenity that comes from the life of mortification and penance for God already from childhood.
Introduce new songs only to convince people that the previous rites were somehow false. Make sure
that in every Mass that there is at least one in which Jesus is not mentioned and instead speaks
only of love for men. The youth will be thrilled to hear about the love of neighbor. Preach love,
tolerance and unity. Do not mention Jesus, prohibit any announcements of the Eucharist.
11. Discontinue the practice of celebrating the Holy Mass in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament
in the Tabernacle. Do not admit any Tabernacle on the Altars that are used for the celebration
of the Holy Mass. The board should have the appearance of a kitchen table. It must be
transportable to express that it is not at all sacred but must serve a dual purpose as, for example, a
table for conferences or for play cards on it. Later place a chair at that table. The priest must take
that position to indicate that after the Communion he rests as after a meal. The priest must never
kneel during the Mass or do genuflections. At meals, in fact, no one ever kneels. The chair of the
Priest must be placed in the place of the Tabernacle. Encourage the people to worship and also to
adore the priest instead of the Eucharist, to obey him instead of the Eucharist. Tell the people
that the priest is Christ, their leader. Place the Tabernacle in a separate room, out of sight.
14. Try to get all the personal books of piety to disappear and destroy them. As a consequence of
this the Litanies of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, of the Mother of God, of St. Joseph will cease also as
the preparation for Holy Communion. The thanksgiving after Communion will become
superfluous as well.
29. Have the distributing of Communion done by women and lay people. You say that this is the
time of the laity. Begin with giving Communion in the hand, as do the Protestants, rather than on
the tongue. Explain that Christ did it the same way. Collect some hosts for "black masses" in our
temples. Afterwards distribute instead of the personal Communion a cup of unconsecrated hosts that
one can bring home with them. Explain to them that in this way they one can take the divine gifts
into everyday life. Place automatic dispensers of hosts for communions and name these
Tabernacles. Tell them that they must be exchanged peace signs. Encourage people to move into the
church to interrupt devotion and prayer. Do not make Signs of the Cross; in place of it instead a sign
of peace. Explain that also Christ got up to greet the Disciples. Do not allow any concentration in
such moments. The Priests must turn their back to the Eucharist and honor the people.
Our culture has disconnected human life and human morality from the Author of human life
and morality, and thus, as Fedor Dostoevsky put it, ALL BECOMES PERMISSIBLE, except of
course the 10 Commandments and all of God’s laws! Our culture today tells us that if it feels good,
if you subjectively think it is right, if it is easy and if it satisfies you in that moment, do it! Our
culture has “separated freedom for the Truth” (Pope John Paul II, “Evangelium Vitae”).
Slowly, with great astuteness and subtleness, Satan leads us to disconnect the Eucharist from the
Real and Substantial Presence of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As soon as Saint John the Apostle
saw the principle Celebrant of the heavenly Holy Mass, he “fell at his feed as though dead” (Rev
1:17)!
Someone in the Neocatecumenal Way told me that Kiko explained that after the Second Vatican
Council many Catholics, who sought dialogue and tried to draw closer to atheists and non believers,
lost their authentic faith in the Catholic Church. But how is it that one does not realize the same
danger regarding the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in order to “to make it more understandable
and acceptable”?

Our Lady revealed to Father Stefano Gobbi:
“Jesus is the Truth because it is He – the living Word – who is the font and seal of all divine
revelation. And so the ecclesiastical Masonry works to obscure his divine word, by means of natural
and rational interpretations and, in the attempt to make it more understandable and acceptable,
empties it of all its supernatural content. Thus errors are spread in every part of the Catholic Church
itself. Because of the spread of these errors, many are moving away today from the true faith,
bringing to fulfillment the prophecy which was given to you by me at Fatima: - The times will come
when many will lose the true faith” (June 13, 1989).
“It is lack of discipline to disregard with ease the norms which the Church has laid down for
the regulation of liturgical and ecclesiastical life. Today each one tends to direct himself according
to his own tastes or free choice, and with what scandalous facility are violated the norms of the
Church” (February 2, 1979).
WHEN PARENTS CORRECT THEIR CHILDREN, how many children ask their parents questions
in order to understand better the thought and directives of their parents in order to follow these
directives better? Instead how many children have rather the attitude of “what have I done wrong”,
in order to try to do as much as possible as they desire? How many neocatecumens asked me: “And
so, what is it that we have not done in regard to the decree of December 1, 2005?” Or even to say
that the decree is already out of date; people who speak in this way, are they truly seeking what God
wants, ready to loose their ideas and their attachments, or do they want things the way they want
things?!? As I wrote last month: “It is in fact the diffuse opinion among the neocatecumenals that
the letter of Arinze was something provisionary, modifiable, a simple “instrumentum laboris”, and
that in the end their practice will be substantially approved.” Does one trust in God or does one
trust in himself? How easy it is to make little compromises (accompanied with more and more
blindness) in order not to loose something to which we are attached and thus there is not the sincere
desire to discover the guidance of the Holy Spirit by way of the Magisterium of the Church!?!
How strong it is the temptation to not take the risk of dialoguing or to label a person who “is not
in agreement with us”, to put the person in another category, indicating his errors or sins of the past
as if it were impossible to learn form our errors and to go forward?!? This means that children or
parishioners must not listen to their parents or pastors, because parents and pastors have committed
some errors in the past and are sinners! But who is willing to take the risk of dialoguing in seeking
the reality, the truth outside of ones own head, with the foundation of the documents of the
Magisterium of the Church and other documents outside of ones own head? How many want to put
certain information or certain facts in a closed box and embrace the easier philosophy of life which
does not lead to the Truth on the cross: “Ignorance is bliss”? The person labeled “not normal”, or a
proud “bigot” (because he does not do as does the majority), but willing to open his eyes, OR
THOSE INTELLIGENT AND WISE ONES (Mt 11:25; Lk 10:21) who do not want to sincerely
dialogue with those who are not in agreement with themselves? “For the accuser of our brethren has
been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God” (Rev 12:10; Job ch. 1). “The
Truth will make you free!” (Jn 8:32; Jer 6:16)! How many very intelligent scientists do not believe
in the existence of the Creator of the universe? How many very intelligent “Catholics” do not care
about the guidance of the Magisterum of the Church?

All the words and explanations in the world cannot help to discover the wisdom of God if we
have allowed ourselves to slide into compromises. Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul II could have
offered more explanations about the necessity to follow faithfully the liturgical books, but if there is
no obedience, if there is not trust in the Magisterium of the Church; what use is an attempt to
explain the motives of a decree? If I obey only what I am in agreement, am I obeying the
Magisterium of the Church or obeying myself? Saint Augustine tells us: “IT WAS PRIDE that
changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. Humility is the foundation of all
the other virtues.”
In this very short life, each one of us makes a fundamental choice for all eternity, to trust in
God or in ourselves. In heaven there is room for one God, not two. In hell, everyone believes to be
God as did the first inhabitant of hell, Lucifer (which means “carrier of light”) who became Satan,
the promoter of darkness, “the father of lies” (Jn 8:44)!
I AM TRULY CONVINCED that if Kiko, Carmen and Father Mario might have trusted in God, in
the Magisterium of the Church, instead of themselves, they would have helped many in the
Neocatecumenal Way to not gently slide into apostasy (2Thess 2:3-4) in this period of the “great
tribulation” (Mt 24:21)!
Let us pray for each other in order to struggle everyday to discover the uncomfortable Truth from
God, accompanied by the cross of Jesus on this earth, in order to arrive to the absolute Truth
(“which makes us free”) in paradise for all eternity!
Father Joseph Dwight
------APPENDIX:
I OFFER HERE SOME WRITINGS AND DOCUMENT REFERENCES OF THE POPES
AND OF THE SAINTS to help us under stand and appreciate more the greatness of the Eucharist,
which will help us to penetrate more the wisdom of the documents of the Magisterium of the
Church in regard to safeguarding the faith, love and reverential humility before the Eucharist, “the
source and summit of the Christian life”.” (Vat. II: LG 11; CCC 1324).
Post-Synodal, Apostolic Exhortation, Sacramentum Caritatis, of the Holy Father Benedict XVI, to
the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons, and the Lay Faithful, on the Eucharist, as the Source And
Summit of the Church's Life and Mission (02-22-2007; http://w2.vatican.va/content/benedictxvi/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_ben-xvi_exh_20070222_sacramentum-caritatis.html).
In Italian: “Ufficio delle Celebrazioni Liturgiche del Sommo Pontefice: Le disposizioni integrative
del Cæremoniale Episcoporum al Missale Romanum” (15-06-2011;
http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/details/ns_lit_doc_20110615_disposizioniintegrative_it.html).

Saint Martin de Porres: “He loved the most holy Eucharist also with complete single-mindedness,
often adoring it for hours on end in the sanctuary of the church and longed to receive it as often as
possible as the food of his soul.” (Office of Readings; 3 November).
Saint John of Kenty: “Each day, when he had finished his work, he would go straight from the
college to the church. There before Christ present in the Eucharist he would spend long hours in
prayer and contemplation. The God of whom he spoke was the same God who was in his heart.”
(Breviary; Dicember 23).
Saint John Bosco would say: “Make frequent visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and the
devil will be powerless against you”!
“A Damned Priest Warns About Hell”
A mother of a family is a reparatory soul that since 27 years old, or rather from her fourteenth year,
was tormented by terrible crisis of fear and periods of total insomnia. She was treated during eight
sessions in the clinic, with all the modern means of medicine and psychiatry.
When, after a rigorous treatment of sleep, discharged as an unexplained case, a well-known
exorcist, fortuitously met, determined that it was an irrefutable case of possession. After an
exorcism which was attended by several priests, in Fontanelle - Montichiari (Brescia), angelic
demons (fallen angels) and also human demons (damned men) had to make, by order of the Holy
Virgin, cautionary disclosures addressed to the Church.
Since 1975, shortly after that possession was established by a famous exorcist (Father Ernest
Fischer), in addition to a number of human and angelic demons (damned and demons), VERDI
GARANDIEU was also forced to manifest himself. He would have exercised his priestly ministry
in the seventeenth century in a village in the Pyrenees of the diocese of Tarbes. What we know of
his life is known to us by the revelations that he had to make during an exorcism, April 5, 1978.
Here are some of the revelations of the damned priest:
Indifference towards the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
V: ... because I had already left the way that the Holy Spirit has indicated to me and prescribed for
me! It is terribly tragic, much more than you people might be able to think about it. It is all the more
tragic because a priest (crying) that no longer gives a good example and is about to leave the path of
virtue draws with him a mass of people or at least a good number, and this also begins at the Mass.
From beginning to end a priest does not celebrate the Holy Mass with depth and compassion if his
priestly conduct is not in conformity. He will arrive even, in each case it happened to me ... (almost
crying).
E: Speak the truth, Verdi Garandieu, only the truth in the name of Jesus Christ and the Most Blessed
Virgin ...!
V: ... he will come to the point of feeling repugnance for the Mass, to the point of preferring that it
does not exist. And yet, because he is a priest, he says it, he must celebrate it before the people.
Perhaps, in my case, the Sacred Host was still consecrated, and still is with thousands and thousands
of priests who still believe, because God is merciful, because the faithful come with piety in the
heart, and cannot know what is in the hearts of the priests, but, but (with an exhorting voice) woe,
woe ...

(“A Damned Priest Warns About Hell”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/12/damned-priest.html).
Father Pellegrino Maria Ernetti (1925-1994), a Benedictine Monk in the Abbey of Saint George
Major in Venice (Italy), where he received hundreds of people each week to undergo exorcism,
began to record on magnetic tapes these exorcisms, and so little by little emerged a catechesis on
the devil.
Here are some revelations recorded by Father Ernetti:
“B) The meal where you eat the flesh and the blood of that crucified One that I killed… It is here
where I loose my battles…, it is here where I find myself disarmed… I no longer have strength to
fight…, those who nourish themselves with this flesh and drink this blood become very strong
against me, they become invincible against my shrewd seductions and temptations, they seem
different from the others, it seems that they have a special light and a very quick intelligence… they
reject me immediately and they distance themselves from me and they crush me as if I were a
dog… what sadness, what pain to deal with these CANNIBALS… But I fiercely persecute them…
and many go and eat that host in sin… hahaha… what happiness… what contentment… what joy…
they hate their God and they eat Him, hahahaha! My victory… victory… a hurrah… How senseless
are those who waste hours and hours during the day and night, kneeling TO ADORE A PIECE OF
BREAD hidden in a box on the altar of that false God. How much these people anger me! They
destroy all my works that I obtain through so many sacrilegious Christians, priests, sisters and
bishops… How many sacrileges I continually reap, it is my incessant victory… How much pain…
How much rage these irrational adorations…!”
(“Likes and Dislikes of the Devil”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2014/01/likes-and-dislikes-ofdevil.html).

HUMILITY OF THE SAINTS BEFORE THE EUCHARIST:
(in contrast with our presumption!)
“March 21, 1935. Often during Mass, I see the Lord in my soul; I feel His presence which pervades
my being. I sense His divine gaze; I have long talks with Him without saying a word; I know what
His divine Heart desires, and I always do what will please Him the most. 1 love Him to distraction,
and I feel that I am being loved by God. At those times when I meet with God deep within myself, I
feel so happy that I do not know how to express it. Such moments are short, for the soul could not
bear it for long, as separation from the body would be inevitable. Though these moments are very
short, their power, however, which is transmitted to the soul, remains with it for a very long time.
Without the least effort, I experience the profound recollection which then envelops me-and it does
not diminish even if I talk with people, nor does it interfere with the performance of my duties. I
feel the constant presence of God without any effort of my soul. I know that I am united with Him
as closely as a drop of water is united with the bottomless ocean” (Diary of Saint Faustina; no.
411).
St. Therese of Lisieux:
“I am just a speck of dust, but I want to make my dwelling in the shadow of the sanctuary with the
prisoner of love. My soul longs for the host; I love Him and want nothing more. It is a hidden God
who attracts me. I am the atom of Jesus Christ.”

THE SECRET OF MARY by St.Louis de Montfort
“37. 3. Consecrating ourselves in this way to Jesus through Mary implies placing our good deeds in
Mary's hands. Now, although these deeds may appear good to us, they are often defective, and not
worthy to be considered and accepted by God, before whom even the stars lack brightness. Let us
pray, then, to our dear Mother and Queen that having accepted our poor present, she may purify it,
sanctify it, beautify it, and so make it worthy of God. Any good our soul could produce is of less
value to God our Father, in winning his friendship and favor, than a worm-eaten apple would
be in the sight of a king, when presented by a poor peasant to his royal master as payment for
the rent of his farm. But what would the peasant do if he were wise and if he enjoyed the esteem of
the queen? Would he not present his apple first to her, and would she not, out of kindness to the
poor man and out of respect for the king, remove from the apple all that was maggoty and spoilt,
place it on a golden dish, and surround it with flowers? Could the king then refuse the apple? Would
he not accept it most willingly from the hands of his queen who showed such loving concern for
that poor man? "If you wish to present something to God, no matter how small it may be," says St
Bernard, "place it in the hands of Mary to ensure its certain acceptance".”
(http://www.catholictradition.org/Classics/secret-mary.htm)
In Italian, you can also visit articles that I have posted:
“A Servizio di Tutti” (http://cibo-spir.blogspot.it/2014/08/a-servizio-di-tutti.html).
“Il Dio Infinito Fra Noi” (http://cibo-spir.blogspot.it/2014/01/il-dio-infinito-fra-noi.html).
------I, Father Joseph, received this email, February 23, 2015, from a neocatecumen in a community that
I help out from 2005 to 2015.
Dear Father Joe,
Do you think to carry forth your pastoral mission instead of continuing to spread these inaccuracies
by way of Facebook and by way of email, and to pass so much time in the digital world….. you do
not share our Way… you are free to do so … remember though how you helped us for years and
this instrument, in the hands of the CHURCH, helped you for years … you are such an intelligent
person that you are not able to see the good that this Way produces in the people and in the ordained
persons and also in the church … I wish you a good pilgrimage of life, hoping to see you again soon

Peace, David
------The reply of Father Joseph Dwight:
Dear David,

Thank you for your email. I thank you also for your concern for me and for others.
But I am sorry that you do as so many others, to not want to consider another point of view in a true
dialogue, with the true motive of seeking the truth together, with trust in our Holy Mother Church.
Every morning for the Office of Readings, we pray the Invitatory Psalm which invites us to trust in
God and it reminds us of all the benefits of God and to “listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts
as at Meribah, as on that day at Massah in the desert…”! How easy it is to do as the Israelites,
with harden hearts!
A great number of people in ecclesial movements are attached to feeling important or fulfilled or to
be part of an important movement in the Church, and do not want to consider any other point of
view or another explanation; they want to defend at all costs their group and their movement and
their experience.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger said on May 27 1998: “… THERE IS MANIFESTED MANY
DANGERS, as well as the ways of overcoming, in the (ecclesial) Movement. THERE IS THE
THREAT OF UNILATERALITY which leads to exaggerating the specific mandate which has its
origin in a given period or in strength of a particular charism … is a fact THAT CAN LEAD TO
ABSOLUTIZING ones own movement, which ends up identifying itself with the Church herself, to
understand itself as the way for all while in fact this one way can be made known in different
ways.” (http://www.rns-italia.it/vademecum/Vademecum.htm).
THERE IS A STRONG TENDENCY FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE ECCLESIAL MOVEMENTS
TO “ABSOLUTIZING ONES OWN MOVEMENT” especially today when we find ourselves more
than ever in a social, cultural and spiritual crisis at all levels. But we priests must seek that maturity
to not run from this lack of maturity which suffocates the life which is there, but to stand with Mary
at the foot of the cross, waiting with patience and with our example, their Christian maturity. One
makes a journey of faith and maturity together, each respecting the role and vocation of the other.
(see also: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jpii_exh_30121988_christifideles-laici_en.html).
(Visit also in Italian: “Il Dio Infinito Fra Noi”; http://cibo-spir.blogspot.it/2014/01/il-dio-infinitofra-noi.html).
Do we want to help each other reciprocally to seek what God wants in this situation, or do we only
want to label (“digital world”) each other in order not to listen to one another so as not to consider
what one says or writes, and to defend our position at all costs?
God can reveal the truth in the dense fog by way of people that God chooses, often with
instruments who are small and humble and with less intelligence. “For I tell you, God is able from
these stones to raise up children to Abraham” (Mt 3:9).
Why did you not have the courage to enter into what I had written, some phrase that I wrote,
and to explain to me that a phrase that I wrote was not in harmony with a document of the

Magisterium of the Church, instead of criticizing everything in a general way? This would be a
mature way, a true act of love for me and for others! If one writes: “to pass so much time in the
digital world”, is this not a general judgment, diversion to lead us further away from the
fundamental discourse in order not to confront that which we do not want to confront in a dialogue
(also by email) based on the documents of the Church? Or to write: “to carry forth your pastoral
mission instead of continuing to spread these inaccuracies by way of Facebook and by way of
email”. But do you have the courage to explain “these inaccuracies” not according to relativism of
your head or of others around you, but according to the documents of the Magisterium of the
Church, and the writings of the popes and of the saints? You were very concerned because I put my
article on Facebook, but for you is the Truth important for you? What is more important, to defend
the importance, the prestige of your group, or to defend and to follow the Truth which is crucified
on the cross?
You, like so many others, do not want to consider the possibility of the seriousness of the situation,
today in the Church and in the world, as well as the situation of the Neocatecumenal Way. After
having written quite a bit in my two previous emails, I finished the second email with the phrase:
“I AM TRULY CONVINCED that if Kiko, Carmen and Father Mario might have trusted in God,
in the Magisterium of the Church, instead of themselves, they would have helped many in the
Neocatecumenal Way to not gently slide into apostasy (2Thess 2:3-4) in this period of the “great
tribulation” (Mt 24:21)!”
In an article, to which I made reference, one finds the seriousness of the situation according to Pope
Benedict:
(http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350217?)
“ROME, April 11, 2012 – With a letter written personally to Cardinal William J. Levada, Benedict
XVI has ordered the congregation for the doctrine of the faith to examine whether the
Neocatechumenal Masses are or are not in keeping with the liturgical teaching and practice of the
Catholic Church.”
“A "PROBLEM," IN THE POPE'S JUDGMENT, THAT IS "OF GREAT URGENCY" FOR
THE WHOLE CHURCH.”
“Benedict XVI has been ALARMED for some time about the particular ways in which the
communities of the Neocatechumenal Way celebrate their Masses, on Saturday evening, in separate
locations.”
“In reality, the danger feared by Benedict XVI and by many bishops – as demonstrated by the many
complaints that have been made to the Vatican – is that the particular ways in which the
Neocatechumenal communities all over the world celebrate their Masses may introduce into the
Latin liturgy a new de facto "rite" artificially composed by the founders of the Way, foreign to the
liturgical tradition, full of doctrinal ambiguities and a source of division in the community of the
faithful.”
As I had included in my last email:
Also Pope John Paul II gave the same recall to the Neocatecumens:
“Celebrate the Eucharist and, above all, Easter, with true piety, with great dignity, with love for the
liturgical rites of the Church, with exact observance of the established norms by the competent

authority, with the will of communion with all the brothers…” (In Italian: Osservatore Romano, 11
febbraio 1983; http://www.geocities.ws/Athens/Delphi/6919/OR110283.htm).
According to you David, these two popes, John Paul II and Benedict, they are not very
enlightened or not guided by the Holy Spirit or they have even made a mistake because they both
said to the neocatecumens to observe the established norms, the liturgical books, with fidelity as is
required of all the other Catholics in the whole world?
How easy it is for us to put this “great urgency”, this “alarm” of Pope Benedict into the
category of an exaggeration of Pope Benedict or of others like Father Joe. Are we attached to
something that we want and thus we are not willing to consider another point of view, even from the
Vicar of Christ! Do we believe to be above the guidance of the Catholic Church? Do we use all of
our intelligence in order to justify our position without taking the risk to have a true dialogue,
seeking the truth without personal attachments, putting on the table the documents of the
Magisterium of the Church, and the writings of the popes and of the saints? When we are attached
to something that we do not want to loose, very often we ask questions not to learn something from
someone who is not in agreement with us, but rather to put in place the other person according to
our thought or idea, as did the Pharisees with Jesus with the questions (the snares). This is how so
many lawyers do in order to defend their client at all costs, without seeking the truth, without
considering the possibility that the client is not saying the truth. I met here in Italy one of the
lawyers of the famous trial case in California more than twenty years ago, of O.J. Simpson. What a
spectacle on American TV everyday for several months; what a mockery of justice!
Reading your email, I do not believe you are willing, like so many others, to consider the point of
view of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict to “follow faithfully the liturgical books” for the
whole Church, and even less, to obey the Magisterium of the Church. If the founders of the
movement do not obey the Magisterium of the Church, the Neocatecumenal Way is not as you
wrote: “this instrument, in the hands of the CHURCH” if the founders obey only that which they are
in agreement with the Magisterium of the Church! I have a very strong impression, after having
helped out the neocatechumens for ten years, that what Kiko says is much more important than
what the Magisterium of the Church says for the great majority of the neocatecumens, just like their
leader, Kiko!
The great majority of Catholics today see religion, the parish, the pastor, ecclesial movements, as
something that might be useful for themselves, rather than something that might help them to
discover the will of God and to help them to do the will of God! Thus they are looking in the
wrong direction, they are not interested in a point of view that does not lead them to what they
want! Without a fundamental change in direction, without a fundamental change in where they put
their trust (in ourselves or in God), all the books and documents of the Church will not help people
to realize that they are not living the “Our Father”: “Thy will be done”, not mine!
God said to Moses: “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you… that I may prove them,
whether they will walk in my law or not. … I have heard the murmurings of the people of Israel…”
(Ex 16:4,11). The people of Israel murmured even after God gave them bread from heaven, as so
many Catholics do not respect the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the
Eucharist. After the resurrection of Jesus, God speaks by way of the Magisterium of the Church.
There has been more murmurings against the Magisterium of the Church in the last 50 years

(Humanae Vita, Memoriale Domini!) than ever before in the history of the Church. It is very
interesting what Saint Francis of Assisi prophesied:
“2. The power of the demons will be greater than usual, the immaculate purity of our religious
community and of others, will withered to the point that very few Christians will want to obey the
true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with a sincere heart and perfect charity. At the
decisive moment of this crisis, a personage not canonically elected, raised to the Pontificate, will
endeavor to administer shrewdly to many the mortal poison of his error.” (http://spirfood.blogspot.it/2013/11/prophecy-st-francis.html).
I repeat the urgency, and the great danger:
“I AM TRULY CONVINCED that if Kiko, Carmen and Father Mario might have trusted in God,
in the Magisterium of the Church, instead of themselves, they would have helped many in the
Neocatecumenal Way to not gently slide into apostasy (2Thess 2:3-4) in this period of the “great
tribulation” (Mt 24:21)!”
“Cardinal Ivan Dias often cited the phrase of Pope John Paul II: “We are standing before today the
greatest fight that humanity has ever seen. I do not believe that the Christian community has totally
understood this. We are today before the FINAL CONFRONTATION between the Church and the
anti-Church, between the Gospel and the anti-Gospel”
(http://www.lastampa.it/2007/12/13/blogs/san-pietro-e-dintorni/lotta-finale-all-anticristoVjY7tBXJk6gNU3YmWcyOvN/pagina.html).
Strongly surrounded by the atmosphere of relativism today, it is easy to let our hearts to become
attached to so many things, not only material, but also our importance before other creatures, and
thus we have learned many ways to put aside the writings of the Magisterium of the Church and of
the saints and of the popes, in order to justify: “Ignorance is bliss”!
Our Lady at Akita, Japan, said (October 13, 1973):
“The work of the devil will infiltrate even the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals
opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. … The Church will be full of those who accept
compromise …” (http://www.miraclerosarymission.org/akita.htm).
I understand this “great urgency”, this “alarm” of Pope Benedict! This is why I also put my
article on Facebook. With every member of the Neocatecumenal Way, going door to door for two
years in their formation, the Neocatecumenal Way has grown quickly, precisely within the Church,
but without obedience to the Church, to the Magisterium of the Church. The way of celebrating the
Holy Mass is fundamental (“Lex orandi, lex credenda”!)! If one obeys the liturgical books of the
Church, one maintains and one helps to grow the cult of God; if one does not obey the liturgical
books of the Church, one slowly goes, in an imperceptible way, toward the cult of man, which is the
fundamental strategy of the prince of the world, Satan!
David, you wrote: “you are such an intelligent person that you are not able to see the good that this
Way produces in the people and in the ordained persons and also in the church”. And so according
to you, Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul II are at least a little crazy and not balanced, as you
believe to be, and do not see things in the right way? According to you, Satan is no longer able to
“disguise himself as an angel of light”, or perhaps Satan converted?!? The masters of spirituality

have always explained to us that this “angel of light always offers us at least 90% of the truth to
destroy us, like a drop of poison in a nice glass of red wine; otherwise who would fall into his
traps?!? Behold the importance of obedience to the Magisterium of the Church!
According to you David, the truth is established by the majority of the people in the group or by
the Catholics or by God? And if you respond by God, how can one discover the truth? By the vote
of the people, or by the polls, or …??? You as a Catholic, why did Jesus found a Church? Of what
use is the Magisterium of the Church, according to you, or according to the great majority of the
Catholics today? “Who do men say…?”
“Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do men
say that the Son of man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and
others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon
Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answered him, "Blessed
are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in
heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, * and on this rock * I will build my church, and the powers of
death * shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever
you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in
heaven”." (Mt 16:13-19).
The “men” had an opinion, but the first pope, Peter, did not offer an opinion. Why David do you
believe more the opinions of the people in the community, or the other catechists, or even the
founders of the Neocatecumenal Way, more than the Magisterium of the Church???
I come from the United States where there are more than 30,000 independent protestant groups who
believe in the same Jesus Christ, the same God, but interpret the same Bible in different ways,
often in contradictory ways. Do you believe David that Jesus did not know about this problem?
Do you believe that Jesus who said to us that the “Truth shall set you free”, who said that “I am the
Truth”, that Jesus did not offer the possibility for those of good will to discover and to live the Truth
who is Jesus Christ? Behold the Magisterium of the Church!
David, after 15 years in the Way, you have heard many catechesis, you gave many catechesis, but
after everything, for you, of what use is the Church, what is the Church? The documents are only
a collection of opinions??? The Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults is only a summary of
many opinions gathered together in 2000 years?!?
If the authority of the Church, as God intended, matters very little to you, that which I wrote
matters even less to you. I can make many references to the documents of the Church, but we do not
realize how far we have slid into the atmosphere of relativism which totally surrounds us today.
Relativism is like acid rain, which destroys everything, and we do not realize how far we have slid
into relativism without a lot of sincere prayer, in true humility, with the help of our Eucharistic Lord
and Mary. You have your opinion and I have mine, and the Church has her opinion, and each pope
has his opinion. We are all happy and full of exuberance! But if all is relative, then also relativism is
relative, an inherent contradiction! There is no longer the absolute Truth; how nice, what
freedom; we are free from the absolute Truth! And thus the documents are not important. God must
change according to what the world wants in each epoch. Surrounded by this atmosphere of
relativism, I understand why you think something is missing in the brain of Father Joe, a little
stupid, or he has lost some balance in his closure in the “digital world”, because Father Joe makes
references to the documents of the Church when the whole world today is totally into relativism and

thus everything changes as we wish. G.K. Chesterton wrote: “We do not need a Church that is
moved by the world, but a Church that moves the world.”
On “The World Over April 9, 2010: George Weigel & Frank Cottrell Boyce”
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NUgaRrHj8k), George Weigel said: “Christianity, and
specifically the Catholic Church, is the last obstacle still standing on the chess board to a sweep
of the board by the forces of what Pope Benedict called the dictatorship of relativism. The marriage
question is engaged here, life issues are engaged here. This is all of a piece…”
If a person does not do as the huge herd running in the world of relativism, toward the cult of
man, then he is labels outside of the world, “not politically correct”. But God is outside of the
world, and how can we discover the mentality of God when our criteria is based on what the
majority of the people think, above all today in the most wicked generation in the history of the
world? According to you David, all of the hermits are crazy because they detached themselves from
the mentality of the world? How many times in history the world drifted far from God but some
saint succeeded in escaping from the “wicked generation (Mt 17:17; Lk 9:41), precisely to save
himself and that wicked generation?!? GOD IS NEEDED! Saint Anthony, Abbot, went into the
desert; Saint Benedict went to Subiaco; Saint Francis went to Laverna! According to the mentality
of the world, they are all crazy because they did not embrace the mentality of the world? After my
decision to no longer celebrate a Mass not approved by the Magisterium of the Church, a few
people telephoned me to ask me how I was. When I responded well, they asked me if that is the
truth, with an attitude or even the hope that I was not doing ok, because how is this possible since I
am detached from their special group!?! They must convince themselves that Father Joe is not well
in order to justify not listening to what I want to say and their way of doing things. The cult of
man! Is not my desert, my Subiaco, my Laverna, my Mount Tabor, an hour everyday before the
infinite God in the Tabernacle, one hour beyond the time of the Holy Mass and of the Liturgy of the
Hours? The saints passed as much time as possible before the infinite God in the Tabernacle! If God
is not before the neighbor, the love that we believe to have for the neighbor is totally human love,
nothing divine!
It seems to me that to have lived in two cultures, with two languages, helps a lot to open ones
mental horizons, to be able to see the culture of origin from another point of view and to be able to
see another culture from the point of view of the first culture. So many insecure people do not listen
to another point of view but rather criticize, and even condemn, those who do not think like they do!
When we have an experience of only one ecclesial movement there is the great tendency and danger
of “absolutizing ones own moment” and to judge everything from one point of view! Archbishop
Fulton Sheen, commenting on the Magi and the pastors at the birth of Our Lord, said that the Magi
read many books and thus understood that they did not know everything; the people who have read
only one book believe to know everything!
Are the saints who left the world all crazy and full of pride according to you, David, because they
did not follow the mentality of the world, the herd that stampedes with the cult of man, because
they entered into another type of “digital world”, and then they were criticized and condemned by
the world? My aunt, Mother Agnes of Divine Love, a cloistered nun, Carmelite, was not prudent or
wise according to the people of the world? The world says that these nuns do not concretely
contribute something to the world, and thus they have wasted their lives, which are not worth
anything! But to the contrary, the Church says that the life of prayer and penance and sacrifice, like
the Carmelite nuns, is the higher vocation! But all the saints had in common humility and obedience

to the Magisterium of the Church, not to themselves and neither to a group that does not obey the
Magisterium of the Church!!!
Behold “What the devil dislikes”:
F) “I am very vexed by those little servants with the head covered who abandon all and
everything in order to close themselves within four walls, in order to sacrifice all that is beautiful
and good for that God that only I have succeeded in defeating… Day and night they mortify
themselves with night prayers and reckless and insubstantial fasting, they do not sleep sufficiently,
they do not eat according to the needs of the appetite and of the body which demands the necessary
diet, they do not speak freely anywhere and always… taciturn… sulky looking… full of sadness,
the most inhuman… they pray, they sing and all this sacrifice they do for who? For what particular
motive, for what ends, for what results? Fortunately the vast majority are not very intelligent… dull
witted… lacking in willpower who let themselves be dragged in by some dissatisfied priests… poor
sissies who do not know the true pleasure of sex with all of its relative pleasures…! Poor little
servants, who have never felt the sensations of the flesh, by way of intercourse and by the kisses of
my men…! And yet how many of them I cause to fall, I reduce them to a wretched life, sterile,
deprived of all fervor, throwing them into the greatest lukewarmness… Yes, I butcher them…
because above all I fear the cloistered ones… I fear greatly…! They are my most terrible and
well-trained enemies, they rip from my hands so many souls of every sex, of every class and
condition… What terrible enemies… when they begin to pray for the conversion of a soul to snatch
from me, they no longer stop, no longer… no longer… they are tenacious and obstinate! And then if
it is not enough the long and exhausting prayers to their false crucified God, who they shamelessly
call their SPOUSE, they then begin with the arduous penances of every type… what enemies…
what storm troopers! I have tried many times to diminish the vocations to this stupid life… but
unfortunately I have not yet succeeded… there are still too many stupid little and foolish women,
even though many times they have college degrees… What enemies…!” (“Likes and Dislikes of the
Devil”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2014/01/likes-and-dislikes-of-devil.html).
I realize that my two previous emails that I already sent are worth very little for the great majority
of people in the Catholic Church and in the Neocatecumenal Way, and among a great number of
priests and bishops today who no longer obey the Magisterium of the Church. Because by now,
totally surrounded by the atmosphere of relativism, like the air we breath, the documents of
the Magisterium of the Church do not count for much at all! What then is our criteria of
discernment, if not the Magisterium of the Church?!? If we put aside the law of God explained in its
fullness in the documents of the Church, who wins the argument or establishes the law of the land?
The strongest one!?! Behold the “dictatorship of relativism”, as Pope Benedict told us!
The devil leads us to look at the exterior things only, which become a distraction, a diversion, so
as not to look at the interior content, to not look at everything from the point of view of the Creator
of the universe. Thus one does not consider what the person is trying to say, but one looks at how
the person is not like the others, he is not normal (like all the prophets!), he must have a problem, he
has made mistakes in the past, so it is not taken into consideration what the person is trying to say.
But normally God chooses the most ill-fated to do His work for two reasons: 1) only God could
have done this with such a miserable instrument, 2) God works only in the humble because the
humble trust in God, they make room inside of themselves for God instead of for themselves, and
thus they become instruments of God and not of themselves!

“Cursed is the man who trusts in man… Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord” (Jer 17:5,7)!
The devil plays the same game of distractions, of diversion regarding the Church,
disseminating slander and lies; he shows us only the sinners in the Church and in the history of the
Church – the scandals of some priests, the false presentation of the crusades – so that the people do
not arrive at the content, that is, God has given us a guide, a Church made up of sinners, not by
perfect angels from heaven, as the critics believe to be! One of the fundamental trials for each one
of us is to seek out and find the pearl of great price (Mt 13:46), the “hidden treasure” (Mt 13:44)
inside the Church, not withstanding all the filth around that pearl, that treasure, that diamond inside
the box often covered with the excrements of the sinners and of the scandals! The protestants and
the sects believe to be better, more perfect, and thus have refused the true Church and have lost the
fullness of the means of sanctification, the sacraments and especially the Eucharist, and the fullness
of the truth with the guidance of the Magisterium of the Church (Lumen Gentium 8) made up of
fragile and weak men. One of the strongest proofs that the Catholic Church is the true Church is
precisely this, that notwithstanding all the negative things outside and inside the Church, she is still
here on the earth after 2000 years, with the Truth that does not change! How else could Jesus assure
us that “the Truth shall set you free” (Jn 8:32), or “I am the Truth” (Jn 14:6)?!? It is very important
to study the true history! Only God could do this miracle. When Napoleon said to a cardinal that he
will destroy the Church, the cardinal responded: “If we bishops have not succeeded in destroying
the Church in 1900 years, how do you think you can do it?” The Mass is valid even if the priest is a
great sinner and in the state of mortal sin. But the people, again, look at the exterior, and many do
not go to the Mass of that priest, even though in that Mass the bread and wine become the Body and
the Blood of Jesus Christ, while the poor priest, not repentant, commits a personal sacrilege! When
Saint Francis met a scandalous priest, he did not reprimand that priest as the people expected, but he
knelt down before that poor priest, kissed his hands, and said to the people around him that from
these hands I receive my Lord in the Eucharist and the pardon of my sins”! After this, that poor
priest sent away the women in his house and converted with much penance.
Seventy years ago, many Catholics trusted the Church without explanation. Now we must,
with great effort, rediscover that God gave us only one Church to guide us in the “dour combat”
(CCC 409) of life, in this “valley of tears”, in this “cold and dense fog” in the Catholic Church,
provoked by the father of lies (Jn 8:44) who sows many deceptions and lies continuously, as an
“angel of light” (2Cor 11:14). The Israelites abandoned God many times, and every once in a while
they surrendered to the man of God that God had given them, that is, the judges and the prophets. In
the book of Judges alone, the Israelites went through this cycle of abandoning and returning to God
seven times!
Our Lady revealed to Father Stefano Gobbi (02-09-1985): “Darkness, with A THICK, COLD
FOG, has entered the Church, obscuring it in the splendor of its truth. For this reason, every day,
my word is forming you to the spirit of wisdom, that you may always see, in the light, the truth
which my Son has taught you and proclaim it with courage to all in its integrity.”
“From some crevice, the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God” (Pope Paul VI; June
29, 1972; http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/paul_vi/homilies/1972/documents/hf_pvi_hom_19720629_it.html).

Certainly there are the sects. But according to the world today, totally immersed into relativism,
almost all of the saints had the sectarian mentality, because their gaze was totally and
continuously turned to God. Look at how many saints left the world to find God! How many
people, according to their personal vocation, do not have this courage because human respect is so
important to them. “If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife
and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple” (Lk
14:26). Jesus is very demanding, more than any other founder of a religion because Jesus is God
and can offer heaven! The world believes that Jesus is truly crazy, a fundamentalist, according to
the mentality today.
In a certain sense it is a miracle to get to paradise, because it is necessary to detach oneself from
the mentality of the world (Jn 17:6; Rm 12:2) which means to not go along with the vast majority.
There is always the temptation to judge others who do not believe as we do. But Jesus is radical!
There is no doubt! According to the world all of the true Christians are in a cult because Jesus asks
for everything, even to loose our friends and relatives. And even to be despised as a egotist and
crazy person by the people who surround us. We are truly in the times when the true followers of
Christ will be killed in the name of God. “Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will
think he is offering service to God” (Jn 16:2; Mt 24:9)!
“6. Those who preserve their fervor and adhere to virtue with love and ZEAL FOR THE TRUTH,
will suffer injuries and, persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on
by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent
men from the face of the earth. But the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who
trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head, [Christ] these, the elect, will act with confidence,
and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man,
they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy.”
(“The “Prophecy” of Saint Francis (Assisi)”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/11/prophecy-stfrancis.html).
And so, if it is difficult to distinguish between people who are in the cults not of God and those who
truly follow Jesus totally even to the point of despising the world and even their life, who can help
us to distinguish the difference, the right path? The opinion of the majority of the people? If we
throw out the guidance of the Magisterium of the Church, what do you offer me David to help me to
discern, to distinguish between good and evil? Your opinion? The descision of a founder of a
movement? What does 2000 years of history tell us when there were moments and situations similar
to what we see today in the Church?
The devil has worked hard to undermine authority, non only that of the Church but also of
parents, so that children follow the mentality of the world, not of the parents. But who is the prince
of the world (Jn 12:31; 14:30)? If the devil has led us to not care about the documents of the Church
nor the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults, we will be formed by who, by which group? In
the end there is only heaven or hell for all eternity! In heaven there is the Truth (Jn 14:6); in hell
there is “the father of lies” (Jn 8:44)!
DAVID, HOW CAN WE DISCERN IN THIS SITUATION, THE NEOCATECUMENAL
MASS? Behold the fundamental question! What are the fundamental guide posts? Have we slowly
embraced the agenda of Freemasonry to throw out the absolute Truth so that the Freemasonry can

form our brains, and to lead us where their head, Satan, decides? If we do not have the anchor of the
Church, the guidance of the Church which explains to us the Truth of God which does not change,
then where are we going, how do we decide things, how can we discern good or evil, for our true
good, and for the good of our children and of the society? Without this anchor in the great storm on
the sea of life, this “dour combat” (CCC 409), where is our little boat of our life going, or the boat
of our community, or the boat of an ecclesial movement? Is there a better anchor than the
Magisterium of the Church, David? The Church is not the Author of Truth but the handmaid of
Truth!
David, are you trying to discover together what Jesus wants, or what you want, and therefore
you do not want to have an open and sincere dialogue with the risk of discovering something that
you do not want? I am not saying that I have all the answers in my pocket, and neither are you
saying this. But I am saying “dialogue” as Pope John Paul II encouraged us many times to do. A
sincere dialogue is to not ask questions to put in line the other person according to our head and
without reference to the documents of the Magisterium of the Church, but rather to allow each one
to offer his thoughts based on documents and on reality, not according to relativism, of which Pope
Benedict said that it is "the most profound difficulty of our time”.
In his homily at the Mass preceding the conclave that quickly elected him Pope Benedict XVI, then
Cardinal Ratzinger said: “Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church IS OFTEN
LABELED AS FUNDAMENTALISM. Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be "tossed here
and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine", seems the only attitude that can cope with
modern times. We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as
definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one's own ego and desires.”
(http://www.vatican.va/gpII/documents/homily-pro-eligendo-pontifice_20050418_en.html;
http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2005/colson_relativism_may05.asp).
To some parishioners who grumble because I do not preach or bless a Christianity without the cross
of which they are used to, I say: “If I preach according to my head and not according to the
Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults, I, Father Joe, will go to hell, and I will not go to
hell for anyone!” Today, more than ever, there are a great number of priests who do not preach
according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults and they risk going very deeply into
hell, and they lead with them many souls, all those who believed and lived their easier and more
comfortable lies. This is exactly what Our Lady had Saint Michael the Archangel communicate at
Garabandal, Spain, in 1965, precisely when there was a great rebellion at all levels of the Church
against Humanae Vitae! The family is the fundamental cell of society and from which every human
person has his origins. Behold the fundamental attack of our enemy, who wants to destroy us! If one
parent encourages the children to follow Christ’s commandments with the cross, and the other
parent says that this is not necessary because God loves you, who will the children follow? The
easier way! If one priest in a zone of 10 priests preaches the whole Gospel, without remaining silent
about the more difficult parts of the Gospel explained by the Magisterium of the Church, which
priest will the people follow, and which priest will the people criticize?
A great number of people are on broad road, “covered with sand and flowers, full of joy,
music and all sorts of pleasures. People walked along it, dancing and enjoying themselves. They
reached the end without realizing it. And at the end of the road there was a horrible precipice; that
is, the abyss of hell. The souls fell blindly into it; as they walked, so they fell. And their number was
so great that it was impossible to count them. And I saw the other road, or rather, a path, for it was

narrow and strewn with thorns and rocks; and the people who walked along it had tears in their
eyes, and all kinds of suffering befell them. Some fell down upon the rocks, but stood up
immediately and went on. At the end of the road there was a magnificent garden filled with all sorts
of happiness, and all these souls entered there. At the very first instant they forgot all their
sufferings” (Diary of Saint Faustina, no. 153). “Today, I was led by an Angel to the chasms of
hell… But I noticed one thing: that most of THE SOULS THERE ARE THOSE WHO
DISBELIEVED THAT THERE IS A HELL” (Diary, 741) (http://www.saintfaustina.com/Diary/DMIMS1.shtml).
“Ignorance is bliss”! But if one does like this one does not unmask the “angel of light” (2Cor
11:14), one does not go toward true liberty, because the uncomfortable truth sets us free, not the
truth according to our heads of relativism, or according to the world, that is, according to the prince
of this world, Satan (Jn 12:31; 14:30)!
Take courage David, seek the uncomfortable truth by way of dialogue even with those who are not
in agreement with you!
Do we want reality and the truth as we want it, or do we confront reality as the reality is, and as
the truth is, as do mature adults?!? Unfortunately, the devil has ferociously attacked, in a very
underhanded and sly way, the fathers of the families, the priests and the bishops, to lead them to not
live their vocation from God, as men, to not be ready to offer the uncomfortable truth on the cross,
to not be ready to sacrifice themselves for their wives, for their families, for their parishes, for their
dioceses, for the society and for the whole world. And thus many youth and adults today did not
have a father or a pastor as an evangelical model, like Jesus, in order to assimilate and to imitate
this male model of God in the period of formation especially as a child up to 12 years of age, when
the child is fundamentally formed. The television today presents males as misfits, wimps, and
cowards, and it strongly pushes us to be “politically correct”, but not correct according to Divine
Revelation, not according to a true man of God! Today there is greatly lacking personal discipline to
be able to seek and to do and to proclaim the crucified Truth, and to be ready to remain alone on the
cross with Jesus abandoned, or at the foot of the cross with Mary desolate, for the true good of
others, for the redemption of the world!
Dear David, for your own good I write these things. How many children, today more than ever, did
not have a father who loved his children enough to discipline his children? It was recounted on
EWTN (TV) that a man in prison for more than 20 years said that his Dad did not love him because
his Dad never gave him discipline as a true father, who loves his children (Heb 12:6; Prov 3:12).
Children often rebel at discipline from Dad, but children do not respect a Dad who does not
discipline his children.
The Servant of God, Archbishop Fulton Sheen used to say: “The truth is the truth even if no one
believes it; error is error even if everyone believes it”! The films 60 years ago often gave us this
evangelical model of a man, for example, the sheriff in the film: “High Noon” (1952)! Many fake
being true males but only up to the point that they do not have to loose something to which they
have let their hearts become attached to, especially, the glory before people, slowly sliding into
blindness with each compromise in order to defend these attachments. The most true Man was
totally humiliated on the cross 2000 years ago; this is the model of the authentic man which today
the world, which surrounds us and influences us, does not at all understand, as so many Catholics

today! Also how many wives have not put God, the Truth, before her husband or her mother or any
other person or thing (Mt 10:37; Lk 14:26)?
The reality today is so overwhelming that without God it is impossible to confront the reality
and the truth as it is! Behold the fundamental necessity of humility before the Eucharist with the
help of Mary, because without humility, God does not help us, He goes away from us! Jesus said to
Saint Faustina: “The greatest misery does not stop Me from uniting Myself to a soul, but where
there is pride, I am not there” (Diary, no. 1563). But with God, all is possible (Mt 19:26), even to
act as men of God, even if we have not received this formation from our Dad as children.
Dear David, life is tough! It is tough for everyone today because so many Catholics did not pray in
the last decades and we have arrived to this point, the period of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21)!
But as other saints tell us for these our times, Sister Lucy of Fatima said to Father Agostino Fuentes,
the postulator of the cause of beatification of Giacinta e Francesco (December 26, 1957): “Father, it
is urgent that we realize this terrible reality. We do not want to fill the souls with fear, but only it is
urgent a recall to reality. From when the Holy Virgin gave such a great efficaciousness to the
Rosary, there does not exist any material, spiritual, national or international problem that
cannot be resolved with THE HOLY ROSARY AND WITH OUR SACRIFICES. To recite it
with devotion will be to consol Mary and to wipe away so many tears from her Immaculate Heart.
… Our Lady expressly said: “We are approaching the end times”.”
SAINT PADRE PIO said: "It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so
without the HOLY MASS." This saint also said: “The ROSARY is the weapon for these times”!
Saint Louis de Montfort, in his book “True Devotion to Mary” (no. 47), wrote:
“I said that this will happen especially towards the end of the world, and indeed soon, because
Almighty God and his holy Mother are to raise up great saints who will surpass in holiness
most other saints as much as the cedars of Lebanon tower above little shrubs. This has been
revealed to a holy soul whose life has been written by M. de Renty.”
So David, take courage. Spend as much time as possible on your knees before the infinite God in
the tabernacle with the Rosary, and “there does not exist any material, spiritual, national or
international problem that cannot be resolved”!
Rest assured of my prayers and sacrifices for you.
Don Jo (Joseph) Dwight
(http://josephdwight.blogspot.com.)