Fr. Shannon and Fr Sean have continued to give their great traditional Catholic Lenten Mission. They talk a lot about the evils of progressive evolutionary (revolutionary) influence of the devil in our society. They take this from the Book of Revelation that has two rivers of water.
“When the dragon (the devil, huge, red, seven heads, ten horns and seven diadems) saw that it had been thrown down to the earth, it pursued the woman (Mary and the Catholic Church) who had given birth to the male child (Jesus). But the woman was given two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place in the desert, where, far from the serpent, she was taken care of for a year, two years, and a half-year. The serpent however, spewed a torrent of water out of his mouth after the woman to sweep her away with the current. But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth and swallowed the flood that the dragon spewed out of its mouth. Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep the God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus.” Revelation 12: 13-18.
The devil, (the serpent, the dragon), spews water out onto to the earth filled with filth, lies, sexuality, greed, modernism, progressivism, drugs, drunkenness, envy, witchcraft and disunity.
This flood of water has reach everywhere today. In the way people dress. In the amount of crimes. In the acceptance of so called homosexual unions and “marriages”. In corruption in the Government. In the politicians fighting for abortion. Wall Street’s corruption. Most Catholics dissent against Catholic dogma. In wars. In poverty.
The movies are full of sin. The music is filled with evil lyrics. TV programs are continually programing those who watch them. Books are filled with Wiccan spirituality. Our schools teach evolution as fact.
Prayer or Bible study is removed from public schools. The 10 Commandments and crosses are being removed from public places. Christmas songs or plays about Jesus’ birth are not allowed in government places or school. “We do not want to offend anyone”.
Where did this filthy flood water come from so fast? How high will it rise before it begins to subside? It was not always so.
We know perfectly well it started slowly in the schools, in the government, in the courts and now has even seeped into the Church and our families. And it is hard to avoid its flooding effect that is covering everything around us. And most people are not even aware they are drowning in sewer water. They have gotten use to it. Most children think that this is normal.
All of you who are reading this are already aware of this terrible flood condition of the devil’s contaminated water. But it does us well to remind ourselves, and to point out to others, that we are in very dangerous flooding conditions. We are to be the ones who point out this imminent danger.
We are to be the ones who remind people that the water level was not always this high (tradition) and that the water we are surrounded with is polluted, full of dangerous germs that is killing us off. We can actually show this scientifically with the murdering of our unborn babies, suicides, overdoses and the violent killings.
But the good news is that the earth opened to swallow the devil’s river. The humble earth comes to the rescue of the Church, Mary and all of mankind.
Then there is the other river: “Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of its street. On either side of the river grew the tree of life that produces twelve times a year, once each month; the leaves of the trees serve as medicine for the nations.” Rev. 22:1-2.
Which river do you want to drink from? We traditional Catholics have the safe clean river of tradition tried waters that flow from the throne of God through the 2000 years of Catholic teaching. There is no pollution or poison mixed in the time tried Catholic truth.
Yesterday they talked about the Kings “wine taster“. The King, Jesus and his followers have enemies who want Him dead. This servant job is to test the wine to see if it is poisoned or not. They did it to the food as well.
That is the job of time tried tradition. It has tested the teachings to find out which one is poisoned water and which is life giving water. Why be stupid and test for yourself to see which new idea is good and which one is bad. It has already been tested. We avoid heresy and we embrace truth.
We are so fortunate to know this and to be traditional Catholics. And let us be sure to warn others that poison definitely hurts us and usually kills you.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.