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Did Luther commit suicide?

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While many know of the great spiritual suicide Martin Luther committed in commencing the great Protestant Revolt, very few are aware that he may certainly have taken his physical life as well.  As the following article from catholicityblog.com explains, many witnesses, scholars, and prominent medical experts affirm exactly the opposite of the “official” account accepted by virtually the whole world.  What a refutation this would be to Protestantism, that its founder died such a terrible, diabolically-inspired death!

The Death of Luther

How did Luther Die?

The official Protestant version narrates that the greatest architect of the Christian rupture died of a natural death on February 15, 1546, after a trip to Eisleben and suffering from angina pectoris; Was it really like this?

A contemporary German scholar, Dietrich Emme, offers a very different version in a review of events. In his book “Martin Luther, Seine Jugend und Studienzeit 1483-1505. Eine dokumentarische Darstelleng “[1] (“Martin Luther: Youth and Years of Study from 1483 to 1505. Bonn 1983”) points out that Luther committed suicide, and he is not alone in pointing this out.

Likewise, a Freudian psychoanalyst, M. Roland Dalbiez, in his study Luther’s Anguish [2], attributes him “… a very serious neurosis of anguish, so grave that one may wonder whether it has not been due to a border-state between neurosis on the one hand and “suicide raptus” on the other, a teleological anti-suicidal automatism”[3].

Indeed, Luther had suicidal tendencies, as it can be corroborated in his own “Tischreden” (“Table Talk”), where one of his conversations with Pastor Güben Leonhard Beyer, in 1551 is documented:

“He told us that when he was a prisoner the devil had wickedly tormented him and that he had laughed heartily when he (Luther) took a knife in his hand, saying:” Go ahead! Kill yourself! “(…). This has happened to me very often, so much as to put a knife in my hand … and what evil thoughts came to mind in this way, so evil that I could no longer pray “[4].

In 1606, Franciscan Heinrich Sedulius in his “Preaescriptiones adversus haereses”, narrates something analogous bringing up the valuable testimony of Ambrosio Kudtfeld, a witness and man of confidence of the “reformer” who, far from accounting a death from angina , says:

“On the night before his death, Martin Luther let himself be overcome by his habitual intemperance and in such excess that we were obliged to take him, completely drunk, and place him in his bed. Then, we retired to our bedroom, without sensing anything unpleasant! The next morning, we went back to our lord to help him get dressed, as usual. Then – oh, what a pain! – we saw our master Martin hanging from the bed and strangled miserably! His mouth was crooked, th right part of his face was black, his neck was red and deformed.”[5]

Indeed, at that time raised beds supported by columns were used.

“In the face of this horrible spectacle, we felt great fear! We ran, without delay, to the princes, his guests of the day before, to announce to them the execrable end of Luther! They, full of terror like us, immediately promised us, with a thousand promises and the most solemn oaths, to observe, with respect to that event, an eternal silence. Then they ordered us to remove the rope from Luther’s hideous corpse, lay him on his bed, and then report to the people that “Master Luther” had suddenly abandoned this life!”[6]

Maritain himself points out that Dr. De Coster, who examined Luther, explained that the deceased’s mouth was crooked with the face black and the neck red and deformed [7].

Likewise, Oratorian priest Bozio, in his book “De Signis Ecclesiae”, published in 1592 [8], points out that one of the reformer’s household indicated that his lord was found hanged from the columns of his bed; Dr. Géorges Claudin says the same: [9].

As Villa points out, “Luther, then, did not die a natural death, as has been falsely written in all the history books of Protestantism, but died as a suicidal, hanged from his bed after a splendid dinner,  in which, as usual, he had drunk too much and was satisfied with food beyond all bounds!”[10].

Paradoxically, that February 15, 1546, feast of the Chair of St. Peter, he, who had railed against the Church, the Papacy, and the Catholic doctrine, voluntarily abandoned his mortal life at three in the morning, the anti-hour of Redemption that Our Lord Jesus Christ brought to us on Calvary.

It’s sad: but that’s the end of those who live in a bad way.

Don’t let them deceive you…

  1. Javier Olivera Ravasi

SOURCETranslated from Spanish by Catholicity blog.

1] It is worth saying that the two most competent historians in Germany on Luther’s life: Dr. Theobald Beer and Prof. Remigius Baumer, have corroborated both the material and the documents cited by Emme.

[2] Roland Dalbiez, L’angoisse de Luther, Tequi, Paris 1974.

[3] Luigi Villa, Martin Lutero, Homicidal and Suicidal, Civilta, Brescia s/f, 5(http://www.chiesaviva.com/lutero%20omicida%20e%20suicida/lutero%20homicida%20y%20suicida.pdf),

[4] Luigi Villa, op. cit., 12 13.

[5] Ibídem, 16. The text in Latin can be seen in Heinrici Seduli ex Ordine Minorum, Praescriptiones adversus haereses, Officina Plantiniana, Antwerp 1606, 257 pp. (online version here: http://bajarlibros.co/libro/f.-heinrici-seduli-ex-ordine-minorum-praescriptiones-adversus-haereses/bwjIJTfTtzjt2o2G/)

[6] Ibídem.  An interesting coincidence is that Maritain narrates in his book “Three Reformers” that several friends, companions and first disciples of Luther also committed suicide.

[7] Maritain’s information is contained in the French edition, not the Spanish one.

[8] Tomás Bozio, De signis Ecclesiae, Pedro Landry, Lyon 1593-1594, 3 vols.

[9] Géorges Claudin, La mort de Luther, Noisy-Le-Sec, Paris 1900, 99 ( http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k9323938.r).

[10] Luigi Villa, op. Cit., 17.

Below the attached article is the most recent letter from Fr. Daniel Couture, SSPX, on “Fatima and Luther”.  Father additionally responds to the great tragedy of the present Pope going so far as to honor Luther in Sweden this October.  What a scandal indeed, honoring such a man!  Catholics should continue to offer reparation for this act.

How thankful we must be this Advent for awaiting the coming of our true Savior, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and not an antichrist figure such as Martin Luther!

Thanks to catholicityblog.com for allowing their readers to reproduce their posts. (http://www.catholicityblog.com/2016/11/the-death-of-luther.html)

~ Steven C., “The Knight of Tradition”

December 2016 – District Superior’s Letter

Fatima and Luther

Dear Friends and Benefactors,

The prophet  Jeremiah was right : “With desolation is all the land made desolate : because there is none that considereth in the heart.” (Jer 12:11) The tragic and scandalous events which continue to accelerate in the Church cannot leave us indifferent. One must react so as not to risk collaborating, at least through indifference, in the destruction of the Church.

A hundred years ago, the Angel of Fatima told the children to make acts of reparation for Eucharistic profanations. “Take and drink the Body and the Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men. Make reparation for for their crimes and console your God.” Today, he would certainly ask us to make acts of reparation for the horrible outrages committed against Holy Mother the Church, the Mystical Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

In 1517, faced with the problems founds within the Church, Luther reacted in a proud and tempestuous way, and rebelled. Following the worldly humanism of the XIV and XV centuries, the fervour of many had cooled. One thinks of the newly converted Ignatius of Loyola who, at the same period, was teaching the basic catechism to those Spaniards he instructed – the Ten Commandments, sin, grace – and he urged the contemplative religious to return to their Rules and to the strict cloistered life. A general relaxation of discipline was indeed widespread.

In Germany, Luther, an Augustinian monk, reacted violently against this situation, under the appearance of good, in the name of Holy Scripture, Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), subjecting the country to blood and fire in approving divorce, in emptying monasteries, in encouraging the marriage of priests and of consecrated souls, in eliminating six of the seven sacraments, in leading a sizable part of the Church into schism. It was truly a revolution which continues to this day. It is therefore unimaginable, inconceivable, that no less than the head of the Church, wants to celebrate such a revolutionary. Parce nobis Domine – Spare us O Lord! “Make reparation for their crimes and console your God.”

Others had an entirely different reaction in the face of this state of tepidity which was found almost everywhere. Rather than revolt against and attack the Church, they gave themselves to the work of their sanctification and the salvation of souls, thereby bringing millions into the bosom of the Church of Rome. These were the numerous saints of the XVI century, several of whom were founders of religious order: Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, John of God, Jerome Emiliani, Philip Neri, Peter of Alcantara, Pius V,  as well as St Teresa of Avila and so many others! Their program of reform could be summarized as : “Let us fight tepidity, heresy and vice by means of fervour, truth and holiness.”

In 1917, four-hundred years later, amid the varied aspects of the story of Fatima, the Most Blessed Virgin announced to the children another terrible crisis in the Church which would focus around the pope. He was named several times in the secret of 13th July, and among others were foretold “persecutions against the Church and the Holy Father” who “would have much to suffer.”

It is clear: when the papacy is shaken, it is truly the whole Church which is shaken. On one hand, one must regrettably deplore and condemn certain acts and words of Pope Francis, but on the other hand, one must not for all that condemn the papacy itself. This would be to do the work of the enemy who, for the past 2000 years, has sought to destroy it. The Church is founded on this rock. To destroy it is to destroy oneself. It would be to cut off the branch upon which one is sitting.

In her Memoirs, Sister Lucy informs us that little Jacinta, following the apparition of 13th July, having understood how much the Holy Father need prayers, said that “each time she offered her sacrifices to Jesus,” she added “and for the Holy Father.” “After the Rosary she would always recite three Hail Mary’s for the Holy Father.” The thought of the Holy Father came constantly to the mind of the three young seers. In addition to the concern for sinners, and the terrifying vision of the war to come, this was one of their major preoccupations.

In 1936, Our Lord said to Sister Lucy, regarding the pope and the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, this phrase full of meaning: “The Holy Father! Pray much for the Holy Father. He will do it, but it will be very late.”

And in a letter to Father Aparicio, on the 2nd March 1945, Sister Lucy clearly implied that the great sufferings of the Holy Father  foretold in the Secret and doubtless also in Jacintha’s visions again concerning the future: “Over there (in Brazil), she wrote, do they pray for the Holy Father? It is necessary to never cease praying for His Holiness. Great days of affliction and torment still await him.” (see The Whole Truth About Fatima, vol. 2. pp. 77-78)

Consequently, in reparation for the scandal of the pope’s visit to Sweden in honour of Luther last October 31st, there will be in all the chapels of the Canadian district a Holy Hour between now and the end of the year 2016.

May I make the most of this monthly letter to wish all our readers a holy season of Advent and a Holy Christmas.

(News from the District section omitted by myself to keep post to the point.-Steven C.)

Yours truly, in the service of Our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Saviour,

Father Daniel Couture
District Superior

An examination of Luther

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As good Catholics lament the recent actions of the Holy Father favoring Luther and his “reformation” in Sweden, it would be a good opportunity to remind ourselves of the reasons for our stance.  So numerous were Luther’s terrible errors in his Revolt, however, one particularly great one that shaped his belief system was his position on The Redemption.  In the article provided below, Fr. John Brucciani explains this despairing doctrine of Luther and how it consequently leads to an equally bitter position on our justification.
 

From the current SSPX Oregon newsletter:  

The Triumph of Sin

Martin Luther was born in 1483 and died 63 years later, in 1546. After a strict and somewhat painful upbringing (his father was not gentle), and several years of higher studies, he abruptly decided to pursue the priesthood by joining the Augustinian monastery at Erfurt. A story says that this decision was the result of a rash vow made in a moment of terror for his life.

In 1507, Luther was ordained a priest. He would write later that his first Mass was a moment of fear and terror for him, since he felt unworthy to celebrate the divine mysteries.

Luther’s superiors sent him to the University of Wittenburg to teach philosophy and dialectics. There he continued his own studies and eventually become a doctor in theology.

Luther was not a happy monk. Of a very melancholic disposition, he was over-sensitive and prone to scruples. His workload was tremendous. Teacher, lecturer, and sub-prior of his monastery, Luther was overwhelmed with his responsibilities. As often happens to scrupulous persons, Luther began to see temptation and mortal sin everywhere. His overwrought mind began to make him believe that God was angry with him. In vain he tried to find answers to his scruples by endless hours of study and to overcome his temptations by use of the most vigorous penance, but all to no avail. Exhausted, confused, disgusted, Luther gave in to despair. The result of Luther’s despair would change Europe and the world forever.

Luther’s Quandary and Solution

Luther’s writings tell us that, above all things, he wanted to be certain of his eternal salvation. He mistakenly believed that were he in the state of grace, he would be free from temptation and evil, and enjoy great spiritual consolations and ease and delight in prayer and the practice of virtue. Yet all he felt was temptation and despair. Luther therefore concluded that everything he did, no matter how hard and how good, was useless in preserving his soul from sin. On the contrary, the more he tried, the more he felt the uselessness of his works. He was a sinner, and sin was all he was capable of.

What, then, of Christ’s act of redemption? Was it useless?

Here we come to the heart of Luther’s new belief. For Luther, it is not virtuous living or good works that bring salvation to the soul, but a blind confidence in Jesus Christ, by whose actions and merits alone we are saved.

On the face of it, these teachings seem sound, for we are indeed saved by the actions and merits of Jesus Christ, in particular by His passion, resurrection, and ascension. But for Luther, they have a very different meaning.

For Luther, man is so beset by sin that he is a prisoner of sin. Human nature is sinful to its core, in its very essence. It is wedded to sin, steeped in it so completely and so thoroughly that Christ freed us not from sin but merely from its imputation. In other words, thanks to what Christ did for us, God the Father has decided to no longer reproach us for the sins we commit. Sin is still with us and in us, and all we do is sinful, but if we have confidence in Christ, God will not hold our sin against us. Thus we will be saved.

Luther’s Definition of Justification

The central theme of Luther’s new doctrine is justification of the soul in Jesus Christ. For Catholics, justification has always meant the renovation, re-creation, and elevation of the soul to the supernatural life of God through the gift of sanctifying grace. Grace is thus a sharing and participation in God’s own divine life. It invigorates the soul and gives it divine beauty. It elevates us to the status of adopted sons of God.

Again, for Catholics, grace comes to the soul as a free gift that springs from faith in Jesus Christ. Faith is the beginning of justification; then comes baptism, which is the consummation of justification. Justification, or holiness, is then increased and made strong through the devout reception of those means given to us by Christ for the nourishment of our souls, namely, the sacraments.

Luther has an altogether different understanding and interpretation of justification. Luther teaches that Christ’s redemption operated no restoration of human nature, and enabled no elevation of human nature to the supernatural life of grace. Christ did not merit anything for us other than the cancellation of our condemnation. Christ paid the price of our sins in such a manner that God can no longer hold sin against us. Christ was punished in our stead. He was nothing more than a mere scapegoat. We have been released from prison, but we remain covered in filth and clothed in rags.

It is important to understand that in his despair of himself, Luther despaired of the entire human race. The human race remains, for Luther, vitiated and alienated from God.

What then is God’s “grace” that Scripture mentions so often? God’s “grace” is a mere cloak that covers our corruption. Intrinsically, we remain children of wrath. There is no supernatural life of grace, no infused virtues , no gifts of the Holy Ghost. The whole supernatural apparatus whereby the soul is able to merit its salvation is gone!

We can now better understand Luther’s insistence on the uselessness of good works. Believing human nature to be irreversibly corrupted by sin, anything a man does must also be corrupt, immoral, and sinful. Our actions take on the filth of our nature, and thus may never be pleasing to God. Good works, therefore, do not exist.

For Luther, Justification is not Sanctification

What, then, remains to the Christian? On what basis may he hope to be pleasing to God and thus attain his salvation?

Luther declares that it is Christ’s justice that saves us. We are unjust, but He is just in our stead. By going to Him and covering ourselves in the cloak of His justice, we escape our punishment for our sins.

We must insist on Luther’s understanding of the justification of the sinner. It is radically opposed to the Catholic definition of justification, as beautifully expressed in the 4th Session of the Council of Trent. Luther’s definition of justification is one of despair. It brings nothing to man. Man is not made a new creature, a new man, a point upon which St. Paul insists in his epistles. There is nothing a man can do to effect his salvation except “believe”. Worse still, even if he commits the most heinous of sins, it does not matter. Are we not sinners? Is not sin our normal state? Let us not pretend to be anything else but sinners, and let us dare to revel and rejoice in sin! Only believe with all your might that Christ has been punished in your stead, and His justice will save you.

Practical Consequences

Luther’s doctrine is devastatingly depressing. It raises an impregnable wall between God, the All-Holy, and man, the all-evil. The consequence is terrible to conceive. Bereft of God’s divine life, man is entrapped within himself and within his evil. Even if he clutches at God’s justice and clothes himself in it, in himself he is the incarnation of sin. Thus he is forever alone, shut up in his sinful self. Not even God has been able to make him anew. Man has only himself to look to for his salvation. In effect, Luther robbed God of man and man of God, forever.

Whatever the excuses Luther had of rising up in rebellion to Catholic doctrine (corruption of the clergy, abuse of indulgences), his teachings are of a demonic bent. Luther’s new found theology allowed him to embrace a life of unwonted corruption and vice. His writings and his behavior became full of anger, calumny, hatred, lying, and drunkenness. He developed an obsession with filth and obscenity, not only calling on priests and nuns to abandon their vows, but actually encouraging them to set their passions loose. Monasteries were pillaged, convents destroyed, and orgies between consecrated persons were applauded and praised. Whole regions went wild at Luther’s preaching. If ever conscience reproached Luther at his scandalous behavior, he had ready advice: “Seek out the society of your boon companions, drink, play, talk bawdy, and amuse yourself. One must, sometimes, even commit a sin out of hate and contempt for the devil, so as not to give him the chance to make one scrupulous over mere nothings ; if one is too frightened of sinning one is lost.” “Oh! If I could find some really good sin that would give the devil a toss.”

Conclusion

Luther and his teachings changed the face of Germany and the world forever. True, the Catholic Church was in great need of reform, and Luther’s invectives at the corruption of the clergy had some foundation. But Luther brought no solution, rather the contrary.

Modern Lutheranism has distanced itself from the scandals and excesses of its founder and namesake. It has refined its theology to the point of professing the ideas of forgiveness of sin, holiness, and good works. However, when reading Lutheranism’s most conservative attempt at alignment with traditional Catholic teaching (The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, 1998), it is clear that they continue to deny the idea of the supernatural elevation of mankind by means of sanctifying grace, and man’s cooperation in the work of salvation through good works that are meritorious unto eternal life.

Lutherans continue to believe in justification by faith alone: believe, and God will forget about your sins and be your best friend. Catholics also believe in justification by faith, but in a very different sense: believe, submit to the one, true Church founded by Christ, embrace its doctrines, traditions, and sacramental system, and receive the gift of grace whereby you are made sons of God. ✾”

I also recommend this recent talk from Dr. Peter Chojnowski during the recent Fatima Center conference in Chicago.  Dr. Chojnowski examines much of Luther’s theology, including many insane and demonic quotes and actions attributed to Luther:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDgLskJox-Y

Also, to follow up on our last post, I am pleased to present to our readers another excellent communique from the SSPX, this time from the District Superior of Italy, Don Pierpaulo Maria Petrucci.  Credit for English translation goes to The Remnant Newspaper.

The Umpteenth Scandal Before Which We Cannot Remain Silent

On Sunday 30th October a strong earthquake destroyed the basilica built in Norcia on the site of the birthplace of Saint Benedict, only leaving intact its façade. The photos which show this sad event are emblematic and symbolic of a Christian Europe, of which Saint Benedict is the Patron, but which is repudiating its own roots. These photos are even more-so symbolic of a Church which is gutting itself of its contents, concealing the ruins behind a media façade which cannot deceive those who love the Spouse of Christ and know doctrine and history.

The visit of Pope Francis to Sweden to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s revolt, whose errors caused the loss of thousands of souls and provoked wars which ravaged Europe, is only the latest glaring confirmation of this. How can one declare oneself to be “profoundly grateful for the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation”, thanking God for this, as happened in the ecumenical liturgy of Lund? How can one say that “Lutherans and Catholics have wounded the visible unity of the Church” without betraying one’s Faith?

To thank God for the spread of heresy is tantamount to attributing evil to God Himself, with a truly blasphemous act.

Faced with this umpteenth scandal one cannot remain silent, especially if one has an important role in the ecclesiastical hierarchy, since he who remains silent consents and makes himself an accomplice.

~ Steven C., “The Knight of Tradition”

 

Important Communiqué from SSPX District Superior of France

 

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A powerful Communique from Fr. Bouchacourt, the District Superior of France, condemning the Pope’s recent celebration of the Protestant Revolt. Please give it a read:

http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/pope-francis-lutherans-sign-declaration

“On reading the joint declaration which the Pope made with the representatives of the Lutheran church in Sweden on 31st October, on the occasion of the fifth centenary of Luther’s revolt against the Catholic Church, our sadness has reached new depths.

Faced with the genuine scandal represented by such a declaration in which historical errors, grave attacks on the preaching of the Catholic Faith and a false humanism, source of so many evils, follow one after the other, we cannot remain silent.

Under the fallacious pretext of love of neighbor and the desire for an artificial and illusory unity, the Catholic Faith is sacrificed on the altar of that ecumenism which puts the salvation of souls in peril. The most enormous errors and the Truth of Our Lord Jesus Christ are put on an equal footing.

How can we be “profoundly thankful for the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation”, when Luther manifested a diabolical hatred towards the Sovereign Pontiff, a blasphemous scorn for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, as well as a refusal of the saving Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ? He also destroyed the doctrine on the Eucharist by refusing Transubstantiation, turned souls away from the Most Blessed Virgin Mary and denied the existence of Purgatory.

No, Protestantism brought nothing to Catholicism! It ruined the unity of Christendom, separated whole countries from the Catholic Church, plunged souls into error, putting their eternal salvation in peril. We Catholics want Protestants to return to the unique fold of Christ which is the Catholic Church and we pray for this intention.

In these days when we celebrate all the Saints, we call out to Saint Pius V, Saint Charles Borromeo, Saint Ignatius and Saint Peter Canisius who heroically fought the Protestant heresy and saved the Catholic Church.

We invite the faithful of the District of France to pray and do penance for the Sovereign Pontiff so that Our Lord, whose Vicar he is, may preserve him from error and keep him in the Truth of which he is the guardian.

I invite the priests of the District to celebrate a Mass of reparation and to organise a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament to ask pardon for these scandals and to beg Our Lord to calm the tempest which has been shaking the Church for more than half a century now.

Our Lady Help of Christians, save the Catholic Church and pray for us!

Father Christian Bouchacourt

District Superior of France for the Society of Saint Pius X”

~Damsel of the FFaith

German Bishops praise Martin Luther as “teacher of the Faith”

German Catholic Bishops Praise Arch-Heretic Martin Luther

“The Catholic bishops of Germany are praising Martin Luther, calling him a “Gospel witness and teacher of the Faith.” 

http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/german-catholic-bishops-praise-arch-heretic-martin-luther

http://linkis.com/catholicherald.co.uk/FsJEE

This is an utter disgrace of epic proportions, a classic example of how far the human element of the Church has fallen, how much the Faith has been lost and the general apostasy and heresy rampant in the Church.  To think that Successors of the Apostles would have lost the Faith to such an extent that they would be praising the founder of the greatest revolution the world has ever seen, the protest and rebellion against God and His Church, would be nothing short of unthinkable 100 years ago.  Those who would dare to assert that Martin Luther was a “teacher of the Faith” (!) would be reprimanded and laicized, to say the least.

An apostate priest who rejected the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church deserves to be praised, extolled and vindicated?  This man began and shaped the Protestant Revolt, whose sole purpose was to rebelliously revolt against the truth of Christ and the Church, in favor of a personal religion based on our own wants and desires, a religion without the cross, without penance for our sins, without all of the Sacraments, without Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, without the Blessed Virgin (who is held in disdain by Protestant sects), without everything needed for salvation.

Do the German Bishops really wish to teach their faithful that they can sin and sin boldly, since they are assured of their salvation, according to Martin Luther?

Do they wish to teach Sola Scriptura?  The Church has always taught that Scripture and Tradition go hand in hand, both containing the truth.

You know, it’s funny that these modern Bishops wish to praise an excommunicated heretic, yet if we praise the “excommunicated” Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, (the Bishop solely responsible for saving the Catholic Faith, the Catholic Priesthood and the Mass of All Time), we are condemned for this and Archbishop Lefebvre is condemned as an excommunicated heretic, for not adhering to their new religion.  Archbishop Lefebvre was “excommunicated” from their liberal religion (rightfully so!).  Martin Luther is a saint of their liberal religion since he embodies heresy, error and Modernism, at its best.

If these Bishops understood the Church and her role truly, they would be doing all in their power to lead every soul in the world to the One True Church of Christ for their salvation. But, Our Lord and His Church has been placed on par with the heresy of Martin Luther’s Protestantism, to the detriment of souls and the shame of those consecrated to pass on the Catholic Faith.

I have said it before and I will say it again: The German Bishops follow their master, Luther.

“Protestantism is nothing more than another form of the same true Christian religion, in which form it is given to please God equally as in the Catholic Church.” ~Error condemned by Bl. Pope Pius IX in the Syllubus of Errors

 “Read Luther’s work against ‘the Mass and the Ordination of Priests’ where he tells of his famous disputation with the ‘Father of Lies’ who accosted him at ‘midnight’ and spoke to him with a ‘deep, powerful voice’, causing ‘the sweat to break forth’ from his brow and his ‘heart to tremble and beat.’ In that celebrated conference of which he was an unexceptionable witness and about which he never entertained the slightest doubt, he says plainly and unmistakingly that ‘the devil spoke against the Mass, and Mary and the Saints’ and that, moreover, Satan gave him the most unqualified approval of his doctrine on ‘justification by faith alone.’ Who now, we ask in all sincerity, can be found, except those appallingly blind to truth, to accept such a man, approved by the enemy of souls, as a spiritual teacher and entrust to his guidance their eternal welfare?”  ~Msgr. Patrick F. O’Hare

“He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth me; and he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me.”  ~Luke 10:16

“Hence by God’s eternal decree the salvation of all men, both severally and collectively, depends upon Jesus Christ. Those who abandon Him become guilty by the very fact, in their blindness and folly, of their own ruin; whilst at the same time they do all that in them lies to bring about a violent reaction of mankind in the direction of that mass of evils and miseries from which the Redeemer in His mercy had freed them. Those who go astray from the road wander far from the goal they aim at. Similarly, if the pure and true light of truth be rejected, men’s minds must necessarily be darkened and their souls deceived by deplorably false ideas. What hope of salvation can they have who abandon the very principle and fountain of life? Christ alone is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John xiv., 6). If He be abandoned the three necessary conditions of salvation are removed.”   ~Pope Leo XIII, “Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus”, 1900 A.D.

~Damsel of the Faith

Christ vs. Protestantism

This is what the Pope wishes to celebrate, apostasy from Christ and His Church.  What is there possibly to celebrate in the loss of souls from the True Church?  What is there to celebrate in the capital sin of pride, for that is what Protestantism is, for it is a refusal to accept what Our Lord has established for man’s salvation?

“Jesus Christ says: ‘Hear the Church’ (Cf. Mt. 18:17). ‘No,’ says Protestantism, ‘do not hear the Church; protest against her with all your might.’ Jesus Christ says: ‘If any one will not hear the Church, look up him as a heathen and a publican’ (Mt. 18:17). ‘No,’ says Protestantism, ‘if any one does not hear the Church, look upon him as an Apostle, as an ambassador of God.’ Jesus Christ says: ‘The gates of hell shall not prevail against my Church’ (Mt. 16:18). ‘No,’ says Protestantism, ‘it is false; the gates of hell have prevailed against the Church for a thousand years and more.’ Jesus Christ has declared St. Peter, and every successor to St. Peter – the Pope – to be his Vicar on earth (Mt. 16:18, Jn. 21:15-17). ‘No,’ says Protestantism, ‘the pope is the Antichrist.’ Jesus Christ says: ‘My yoke is sweet, and my burden is light’ (Mt. 11:30). ‘No,’ said Luther and Calvin; ‘it is impossible to keep the commandments.’ Jesus Christ says: ‘If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.’ (Mt. 19:17) ‘No,’ said Luther and Calvin, ‘faith alone, without good works, is sufficient to enter life everlasting.’ Jesus Christ says: ‘Unless you do penance, you shall all likewise perish’ (Lk. 13:3). ‘No,’ says Protestantism, ‘fasting and other works of penance are not necessary in satisfaction for sin.’ Jesus Christ says: ‘This is my body’ (Mt. 26:26, Mk. 14:22, Lk. 22:19, Jn. 6:55). ‘No,’ said Calvin, ‘this is only the figure of Christ’s body; it will become his body as soon as you receive it.’ Jesus Christ says: ‘I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, and shall marry another, committeth adultery, and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery’ (Mt. 19:9). ‘No,’ says Protestantism to a married man, ‘you may put away your wife, get a divorce, and marry another.’ Jesus Christ says to every man: ‘Thou shalt not steal’ (Mt. 19:18). ‘No,’ said Luther to secular princes, ‘I give you the right to appropriate to yourselves the property of the Roman Catholic Church.’ The Holy Ghost says in Holy Scripture: ‘Man knoweth not whether he be worthy of love or hatred’ (Eccl. 9:1). ‘Who can say, My heart is clean, I am pure from sin?’ (Prov. 20:9); and, ‘Work out your salvation with fear and trembling’ (Philip. 2:12). ‘No,’ said Luther and Calvin, ‘but whosoever believes in Jesus Christ is in the state of grace.’ St. Paul says: ‘If I should have faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing’ (1 Cor. 13:2). ‘No,’ said Luther and Calvin, ‘faith alone is sufficient to save us.’ St. Peter says that in the Epistles of St. Paul there are many things ‘hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as also the other Scriptures, to their own perdition’ (2 Pt. 3:16). ‘No,’ says Protestantism, ‘the Scriptures are very plain and easy to understand.’ St. James says: ‘Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil, in the name of the Lord’ (Jms. 5:14). ‘No,’ says Protestantism, ‘that is a vain and useless ceremony.’ Being thus impious enough to make liars of Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, and the Apostles, need we wonder if they continually slander Catholics, telling and believing worse absurdities about them than the heathens did?”   ~Fr. Michael Muller