February 2022: Why Won't People Come to Pope Michael
In the eighth chapter of II Esdras we read: "And the seventh month came: and the children of Israel were in their cities. And all the people were gathered together as one man to the street which is before the water gate, and they spoke to Esdras the scribe, to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded to Israel." As we continue to read, we find that the people found out they have sinned and repented of their sins.
The question is this, why aren't people coming to Pope Michael and asking to hear the Word of God? Why are they going other places? The main reason is that people have forgotten how this all began. This began with Vatican II (1962-1965), which taught heresy and to conform with these heresies instituted new rites of the Sacraments, beginning in the late 1960's. The problem is not the Novus Ordo and new rites of the sacraments, they are only a symptom of the real problem, heresy. The solution does not lie in attempting to preserve the Catholic Rites of the Sacraments, but in preserving the Catholic Faith itself in accordance with Scripture and Tradition.
Jesus said: "And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman from the crowd, lifting up her voice, said to him: Blessed is the womb that bore thee, and the paps that gave thee suck. But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God, and keep it." (Luke 11:27-28) Commenting on this Saint John Vianney tells us that hearing the word of God is more important than receiving the Holy Eucharist: "Perhaps it seems to you, my brethren, that Jesus Christ teaches us that he who hears the word of God with the earnest wish to profit by it, is more pleasing to God than he who receives Him in Holy Communion."
"Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will send forth a famine into the land: not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the word of the Lord." (Amos 8:11) We are here, because there is a famine of hearing the Word of God among people. The reason is simple. As demonstrated in Our book, Will the Real Catholic Church Please Stand Up, We prove that Traditionalist priests and bishops do not claim the Office of Pastor, and that they do not possess that Office in the Catholic Church. They have not been sent by Almighty God through His holy Church to preach the Word of God. They may stand up and speak, but they are only a sounding brass or tinkling cymbal. (I Corinthians 13:1)
"He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you." (John 20:21) It is this sending that is important. A man may possess Holy Orders, but without this sending from God through His holy Church, he may not preach the Word of God and his preaching will be of little effect. Saint Paul asks: "And how shall they preach unless they be sent, as it is written: How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, of them that bring glad tidings of good things!" (Romans 10:15)
"Where there is no governor, the people shall fall: but there is safety where there is much counsel." (Proverbs 11:14) In the December 2018 Pope Speaks We quoted Daniel Dolan, who says that he is merely a Sacramental Bishop. Priests and Bishops should be more than mere ministers of the Sacraments. They must hold the Office of Bishop or of Pastor, which they do not. (I Timothy 3:1) In fact without either the Office or delegation from someone who has the Office, they are not ministers but merely going through the motions. True the Sacrament may be valid, but that has never been the question. The question is: "Have they been sent by God through His holy Church to minister unto us?"
"My people have been silent, because they had no knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee, that thou shalt not do the office of priesthood to me: and thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children." (Osee 4:6) Look up priesthood and you will see that it is more than an Order, it is an Office.
After observing the Feast of Tabernacles in Scripture we read: "And the seed of the children of Israel separated themselves from every stranger: and they stood, and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers." (II Esdras 9:2) In the next chapter they set things right in the temple. Notice the Order. First they came to hear the Word of God from someone sent by God. Today they would look for Pope Michael and preachers in communion with him. Next they obeyed the Word of God. Then they repented of their sins. Only after all was accomplished did they offer sacrifice.
In the Mass for the election of a Pope we pray at the Offertory: "They shall not have part in the holy things, till a Pontiff shall arise who shall show them truth." (III Esdras 5:40) Pope first, then the Mass. Any other order is actually disorder and creates a mess as we see in Traditionalism. As Donald Sanborn, a Sacramental Bishop, often said: "The fish rots from the head." As We observed 38 years ago in a letter to Our friends, the solution must come from the Pope. Nothing else works.
As Pope Leo XIII observed in his Encyclical, Satis Cognitum: "But the Episcopal order is rightly judged to be in communion with Peter, as Christ commanded, if it be subject to and obeys Peter; otherwise it necessarily becomes a lawless and disorderly crowd. It is not sufficient for the due preservation of the unity of the faith that the head should merely have been charged with the office of superintendent, or should have been invested solely with a power of direction." Even among groups that agree on the position of the Papacy, their leadership is divided.
You need to come here as the chosen people did centuries ago, to hear the Word of God, which you cannot hear anywhere else.
Yes we make a bold assertion, that the Catholic Faith is preached here and nowhere else. Others pander to those with itching ears. (I Timothy 4:3)
"For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables." (II Timothy 4:3-4) Many say that this refers to Vatican II and its perfidious spirit, and they are partially right. Traditionalism, although retaining most Catholic doctrine, has set some important points aside in order justify ministering the Sacraments outside of canonical norms. "The laity has the right to receive from the clergy the spiritual goods and especially the necessary means of salvation, according to the rules of ecclesiastical discipline." (Canon 682) This Canon sets a simple boundary, Traditionalists cross. In their search to stay within some Canons, they set aside others. They have in fact created a new type of priest and bishop, whose only function is to administer the Sacraments, as they have alluded to in their writings. The Society of Saint Pius X says that Archbishop Lefebvre merely consecrated Sacramental Bishops. Daniel Dolan said the same thing in an interview. Any priest that stands before an altar that cannot say God sent me and show how, should step away from the ministry, because he does not represent God. There are many arguments about who is valid and who is not valid, but that means nothing. The question is do these men represent Almighty God. Are they sent from God through the Pope in the proper manner. If they are not, then they do not come from God, but have come in another way. "Amen, amen I say to you: He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber." (John 10:1)
Jesus gave the people a hard saying in the sixth chapter of John. Let us read what happened: "After this many of his disciples went back; and walked no more with him. Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also go away? And Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life." (John 6:67-69) The words of eternal life are only to be found here where the modern Esdras resides. (II Esdras 8ff) No We are not necessarily Esdras, because Esdras was a priest, but not a High Priest. As such he was sent by God, as We send priests to preach the Word of God.
Of Jesus we read: "He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name." (John 1:11-12) Jesus is coming to you through His Church here, and many of you are hear merely out of curiosity.
"Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will send forth a famine into the land: not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the word of the Lord." (Amos 8:11) As in the days of Esdras, today you must make the first move to come to hear the Word of God, even if it is a hard saying.
"But if it seem evil to you to serve the Lord, you have your choice: choose this day that which pleaseth you, whom you would rather serve, whether the gods which your fathers served in Mesopotamia, or the gods of the Amorrhites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord." (Josue 24:15) Today is a day of decision. Will you serve God with us, or will you serve falsehood, even if it has many of the trappings of Catholicism, but misses the most important parts. As Saint Athanasius said: "They may have the churches, but we have the faith." They are building fine buildings, but they do not have the whole Word of God, nor do they have any mission from God through His holy Church.
Since they claim an extraordinary mission, because of the current crisis, we must require them to produce miracles to support that mission. In fact, one of their own demanded just that from one of the first Thuc bishops.
What people do not realize is that the first Thuc bishops were working together for the election of a Pope, following in the footsteps of Father Joachin Saenz-Arriaga. Father Moises Carmona, one of the first Thuc bishops, went to his grave with the desire for the election of a Pope.
"And Elias coming to all the people, said: How long do you halt between two sides? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word." (3 Kings (1 Kings) 18:21) If Francis is Pope, then you must accept all he teaches. If Francis is not Pope, then why are you not looking at Pope Michael? Remember sede vacantes end.