Sunday, 27 January 2019

#1 : Discussing the dangers of ist’s and ism’s (part 1)

 #1 : Discussing the dangers of ist’s and ism’s (part 1)

What am I? A Capitalist? A Socialist? A Dirty Commie? An Anarchist? A Republican? A Nationalist? A Globalist?  A Distributist?
I suppose, I would if asked label myself a Distributist, but if I wanted to be specific, it would be Catholic, but if you wanted to know my politics it would be Subsidiaritarian Monarchist, with a couple of other ists and isms thrown in. I am not criticising being any of these or any ist or ism, what I am dealing with here is the danger of being a zealous monolithic identitarian.
There is nothing inherently wrong with being proud of your identity, there is when you refuse to look upon anyone outside it as heathen or heretic. You need to be open to having your ideology challenged, if it cannot defend your position, then you need to be open to change. It is also true that, in a political or economic sense there is no one answer or rather no perfect solution.
Anyone who knows anything about medicine knows that overtime bugs build up resistance to antibiotics, so too with political solutions. What works today, may not be as effective or even work a few years later. You need to be open to trying new solutions and new medicines realising that it cannot be a one for all solution because… another fact in medical science is “One Mans medicine is another man’s poison”. Society needs to open leaving people, who may not conform (within reason) be free to do their won thing and govern themselves in the best way they see fit.
Too often in the past and current day, people use their identity as a battering ram and have a blind zealotry to their ideology. I will paraphrase CS Lewis here, too many spend so long defending God and delving into the scientific and philosophical reasons for God, that they forget all about God and become identified with the argument not the source. They attack any dissenting voice, even valid arguments and critiques as Blasphemy worth of burning the heretic at the stake…
I find, if you leave yourself open to being challenged, you can, if honestly engaged grow stronger in your beliefs, not weaker. I have yet to find a valid argument against Catholic teaching, or an argument against the Catholic Church on Theological or stated Moral grounds. I do find issues with how the Corporate Church engages with the world and how it has not lived up to it’s own teaching. I find massive issue with princes of the Church, protecting themselves and their confreres over and at the expense of the flock who they are supposed to led and protect.

I will deal with reasons for my beliefs in later posts. I will go into examples of what I began to discuss here and deal with, what I hope is an honest look at ideologies that would be in opposition to my own. I will praise where I feel praise is deserved, and call out where I feel it needs to be. Even where I find something wrong, I will try and dig deeper as to why this came to be. One example would be the Anti-Clericalism in Republic Spain before and during the Civil War. It was very obviously a despicable policy, but it had its roots in some corrupt clergy that helped the powers in Spain oppress the poor. In other words, One Group had a few who used their identity to bludgeon their opposition collectively even the innocent and in response another group attacked them with their new ideology who used it to bludgeon their opposition collectively even the innocent.

Going Forward

Over the coming year, 2019, I will be trying out new formats both here and on my YouTube Channel.

I want to explore Political, Economic & Philosophical Systems. I also want to keep up the Catholic Apologetics that was the focus of my channel in the past. In essence what I want to do is change formats on my social platforms to help this work better.

I will discuss Philosophies and Political Systems, Catholic Apologetics and Church History, seeing how this works in today's world, how it can provide both warnings and solutions going forward. I have a dream of being a writer so this will form part of the direction I will be taking my Social platforms.

To test out my research, a section of this Blog & Videos on my Channel will be given over to what I am calling World Building. I will, in a fictional setting, play out the consequences of what I discuss in my research & apologetics videos...

I plan on doing a series of "What Would You Do? or How Would You Respond?" raising questions via videos and Twitter polls. I would ask you to help me out and give honest answers to the questions raised. The aim is to open peoples eyes (including my own) to prejudiced opinions and to finding reasons why some people persecute the Church or indeed any group.

In this world, people have closed off dialogue. They see anyone opposing their narrative with facts (or just a contradicting view) as someone who must be burnt at the steak. I hope, that in my planned approach of talking about a Topic and then opening it up to scrutiny and debate in a fictional setting we can get those of opposing views together to discuss the issues.

I will give an example of this, using myself as the subject. I was researching Distributism, and heard that the Mondragon Co-Operative is the best example of Distributism in action, yet, in my research I found, Capitalists, Libertarians, Socialists and Communists all claiming the Mondragon Co-Operative as their own and an example of this is why their ideology works and why it is better than the other. I realised, that I had common ground with Capitalists, Socialists, Communists in a solution to the problems with in the current economic system. But if you asked any of those Ideologies to support it if you Claim "As a Capitalist, this is the best way forward" each of the other ideologies would reject what they themselves claim to be the best solution, out of hand because it was proposed by an opposing ideology.

Keep an eye of for further posts or updates here and on my YouTube Channel

Saturday, 25 January 2014

The time may soon come for men to stand up and fight.

A Call to arms from Cardinal Wuerl

Washington DC 24th June 2012

“In the presence of our Lord we will kneel. There is a time to be on one’s knees. There is also a time when we need to stand — to stand up. Today there are things that should mean enough to all of us, including our religious liberty, that we simply need to stand — to stand up for what is right, to stand up for what is ours, to stand up for freedom of religion.”

There are many things happening in our world today. The secular society is looking to crush the church.

Here is a link to the Vericast broadcast of  Dec 23 2013 in a show called Warrior Spirit.

I will in further blog posts start to deal with the Warrior Spirit in the Catholic Church and what men may be called to do.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

The Final Conflict

Some of the signs that we may be in the end times (Part: 1)

The "Catechism of the Catholic Church" tries to offer some perspective on the end of time, based in part on interpretation of Scripture. The catechism says the church believes that Christ's death and resurrection marked the entry of humanity into "the final age of the world," and that the world's renewal is already under way.
But Christ's second coming and final victory over evil will not be accomplished before the church undergoes a last phase of persecution and the world experiences widespread "pseudo-religious deception," it says.
Therefore, the present age is seen as a time of "waiting and watching," but it is also a time for acting -- for doing good works and accepting God's grace.
The catechism offers no timeline for the last days, mindful of Christ's own words in the Gospel of St. Matthew. When asked by his Apostles when the end would come, he said, "Of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven nor the Son, but the Father alone."

We may be approaching the greatest conflict in history, the final battle of the world. The pieces are being moved and positioned on the board and the seals may be about to be opened by the Lamb. In this Posting I will deal with private revelations to Saints and visionaries about signs of the end times.

 The reason I do is not to revel in fear and worry, but I see a possible fulfilment

While we are told no one but God knows the day or the hour, Jesus did tell us we may recognise the season. Now there have been many times in history that could legitimately have fulfilled the Olivet discourse, today’s world may be no different. However as Jesus promised that he will come back suddenly it could very well be the season now. Let us be aware that while people may be saying this in a thousand years, his return me come at anytime.

Luke 21

Good News Translation (GNT)
The Lesson of the Fig Tree(; )
 29 Then Jesus told them this parable:
         Think of the fig tree and all the other trees.30 When you see their leaves beginning to appear, you know that summer is near.31 In the same way, when you see these things happening, you will know that the Kingdom of God is about to come.
 32 Remember that all these things will take place before the people now living have all died.33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Before I continue lets deal with Luke 21: 32, some will say well everyone living on that day in 33 AD is dead so it must untrue. We find the answer in John 21: 20-24

John 21:20-24

Good News Translation (GNT)
Jesus and the Other Disciple
 20 Peter turned around and saw behind him that other disciple, whom Jesus loved—the one who had leaned close to Jesus at the meal and had asked,
         Lord, who is going to betray you?21 When Peter saw him, he asked Jesus,
         Lord, what about this man?
 22 Jesus answered him,
         If I want him to live until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!
 23 So a report spread among the followers of Jesus that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say he would not die; he said,
         If I want him to live until I come, what is that to you?
 24 He is the disciple who spoke of these things, the one who also wrote them down; and we know that what he said is true.
This of course is not saying that St John is still alive somewhere but as all things are possible to God, someone in the early Christian Community may still be. According to the bible, Enoch & Elijah both were taken body and soul to heaven so it is possible. Or it may simply mean that it refers to the two Prophets.

The church, even during the Western Schism of the Anti-Popes, even with the Lutheran and other Protestant Heresies has never been under so much attack.  
This was mentioned by St John Bosco, he dreamt of a major persecution. We certainly could be in these times, you only have to open a news paper and the faults real and imagined are write large, her persecutions are ignored or turned on her. The HSS mandate in the US are a very good example of this. Catholics are being driven out of society at all levels and the Vatican is under attack from all sides and even from within

Most of the prophecies associated with Don Bosco came to him during dreams, but just as in Matthew's Gospel where the process of Joseph being instructed by angels during dreams is described it is clear that Don Bosco's experiences were more than the sort of dreams most of us have when asleep.
Most of his dreams were concerned with the direction both he and his order, the Salesians, were to take in the future, and in particular with the boys who lived at his oratory in Turin. He would often speak to them just before they went to bed, sometimes predicting that one of their number would die within a certain period, but without indicating which.
On 30 May 1862 Don Bosco at his 'Good Night' talk told his boys, and the young clerics he was training, about a dream he had dreamt a few nights previously: he actually described it as a parable or allegory. Strictly speaking a parable is a general story with a deeper meaning, but one in which the points of the story may not all be significant, while in an allegory every detail is important and meaningful. In the case of Don Bosco's dream it is difficult to know just how significant each point is. After some preliminary remarks he went on to describe what he had seen:
"Try to picture yourselves with me on the seashore, or, better still, on an outlying cliff with no other land in sight. The vast expanse of water is covered with a formidable array of ships in battle formation, prows fitted with sharp spear-like beaks capable of breaking through any defence. All are heavily armed with cannons, incendiary bombs, and firearms of all sorts - even books - and are heading toward one stately ship, mightier than them all. As they try to close in, they try to ram it, set it afire, and cripple it as much as possible.
"This stately vessel is shielded by a flotilla escort. Winds and waves are with the enemy. In this midst of this endless sea, two solid columns, a short distance apart, soar high into the sky: one is surmounted by a statue of the Immaculate Virgin at whose feet a large inscription reads: Help of Christians; the other, far loftier and sturdier, supports a [Communion] Host of proportionate size and bears beneath it the inscription Salvation of believers.
"The flagship commander - the Roman Pontiff [the Pope]- seeing the enemy's fury and his auxiliary ships very grave predicament, summons his captains to a conference. However, as they discuss their strategy, a furious storm breaks out and they must return to their ships. When the storm abates, the Pope again summons his captains as the flagship keeps on its course. But the storm rages again. Standing at the helm, the Pope strains every muscle to steer his ship between the two columns from whose summits hang many anchors and strong hooks linked to chains.
"The entire enemy fleet closes in to intercept and sink the flagship at all costs. They bombard it with everything they have: books and pamphlets, incendiary bombs, firearms, cannons. The battle rages ever more furious. Beaked prows ram the flagship again and again, but to no avail, as, unscathed and undaunted, it keeps on its course. At times a formidable ram splinters a gaping hole into its hull, but, immediately, a breeze from the two columns instantly seals the gash.
"Meanwhile, enemy cannons blow up, firearms and beaks fall to pieces, ships crack up and sink to the bottom. In blind fury the enemy takes to hand-to-hand combat, cursing and blaspheming. Suddenly the Pope falls, seriously wounded. He is instantly helped up but, struck down a second time, dies. A shout of victory rises from the enemy and wild rejoicing sweeps their ships. But no sooner is the Pope dead than another takes his place. The captains of the auxiliary ships elected him so quickly that the news of the Pope's death coincides with that of his successor's election. The enemy's self-assurance wanes.
"Breaking through all resistance, the new Pope steers his ship safely between the two columns and moors it to the two columns; first to the one surmounted by the Host, and then to the other, topped by the statue of the Virgin. At this point something unexpected happens. The enemy ships panic and disperse, colliding with and scuttling each other. Some auxiliary ships which had gallantly fought alongside their flagship are the first to tie up at the two columns.
"Many others, which had fearfully kept far away from the fight, stand still, cautiously waiting until the wrecked enemy ships vanish under the waves. Then, they too head for the two columns, tie up at the swinging hooks, and ride safe and tranquil beside their flagship. A great calm now covers the sea."
At this point Don Bosco asked one of the priests present for his views. He replied that he thought that the flagship symbolised the Church headed by the Pope, with the ships representing mankind and the sea as an image of the world. The ships defending the flagship he equated with the laity and the attackers with those trying to destroy the Church, while the two columns represented devotion to Mary and the Eucharist.
He did not mention the death of the Pope and neither did Don Bosco in his reply, in which he agreed with what the priest had said, while adding that the enemy ships symbolised persecutions:
"Very grave trials await the Church. What we have suffered so far is almost nothing compared to what is going to happen. The enemies of the Church are symbolised by the ships which strive their utmost to sink the flagship. Only two things can save us in such a grave hour: devotion to Mary and frequent Communion. Let us do our very best to use these two means and have others use them everywhere."
Not surprisingly this contents of this dream amazed all those listening, and four of those present wrote down what they had heard. Two wrote the next day, 31 May and two sometime later, but all four narratives agree substantially. Such small differences as were found can be explained on the basis that it is impossible to get every detail when remembering and writing a spoken narrative.
One point that did cause some argument amongst those who had been present was over whether there had been two popes as commander of the flagship as in the above account, or, as some thought, three. This point was made clearer in 1886 when one of those who had heard the dream recounted in 1862 returned to the Oratory.
At dinner with Don Bosco he began to narrate the dream and was quite certain that two popes had fallen, since he was sure that after the first was struck down the captains of the other ships had said, 'Let's hurry, We can quickly replace him'; on the second occasion he maintained that they had said nothing. Don Bosco seemed to back up this version of events by calling attention to what was being said, and so its probable that we are dealing with three popes in the account.
Those who had written down the dream were convinced that it was a genuine vision and prophecy, although Don Bosco's immediate aim was probably to encourage his boys to pray more fervently for the Church and the Pope, as well as to indicate the importance of devotion to Mary and the Blessed Sacrament.
We may be living part way through Don Bosco's vision, but as in all genuine prophecy before its fulfilment, there is quite a degree of uncertainty and ambiguity, and it would be foolish to attempt to come to definite conclusions at this stage. The important point is the way in which the end of the vision points to what would seem to be the world-wide triumph of the Church, a triumph which will be recognised by all, but one which is only gained after much suffering.
The emphasis on the role of Mary, Help of Christians, and the Blessed Sacrament, are also significant especially with regard to the message given at Fatima when Mary promised a period of peace for the world following troubled times, paralleled by the 'great calm' of Don Bosco's dream.
Sources: E. M. Brown, Ed., Dreams, Visions and Prophecies of Don Bosco, (Don Bosco Publications, New Rochelle, 1986); Sexton, Dominic Savio, Schoolboy Saint.

There is talk that one sign of the end is the great apostasy, in my opinion has begun. In many countries worldwide Associations of Catholic Priests, Nuns and Religious are springing up with doctrines as heretical and worse than the protestants. Women Priests, blessing of homosexual union etc. And while they also call for married priests I cannot say anything against this as several Churches in union with Rome allow this. But the other doctrines, they I can criticise. Some and I can only say this “scum” preach that abortion is a choice, now to call the slaughter of the innocents ok is about as sick a doctrine as you can get. To show compassion for the person, that is what Jesus preaches, but to tell them it’s okay, now that is just demonic. In Ireland, Austria and in many places these priests are calling disobedience to the Pope, they want to create a church in their own image, this is the church of Satan who also said “I will not serve”

I am going to stop here, I have to get my head around things. The Prophesy of the Popes says there will be one more Pope, La Salette mentions Two Popes of the Tribulations who will not see the Triumph of the Church (John Paul II and Benedict?) Fatima speaks of a Pope under attack who is assassinated, Garabandal mentions a warning followed by miracle and later a chastisement .

Before I continue I need to examine and try and draw then together. If you have any insight please contact me or put links in the comments either here or on my Youtube channel Shronemor

The one thing I can say with 100% certainty is that these events may not happen but we will meet our own end time and we do not know the day or the hour so, repent of your sins, live the Catholic faith and be ready for we know not the hour of the masters return

God Bless