Climate alarmism – the ape of God
In what is referred to as the 1st secret of Fatima three young children were tormented with a vision of hell. Similarly, the visionaries of Garabandal (not yet approved) were subjected to terrifying visions of the upcoming chastisement during the night of screams. This alarming awakening to the Truth is radically different to the ideological vision of climate annihilation fed to the children of today. The devil has always been God's ape.
Fear of God is always the beginning of wisdom. The approved visions of Fatima included “the frightening vision of hell … [second they referred to] devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and [to] the prediction of the immense damage that Russia would do to humanity by abandoning the Christian faith and embracing Communist totalitarianism … [third to] wars and persecutions of the Church” (http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000626_message-fatima_en.html). This frightful knowledge was to serve as a remedy to the malady of sin that threatens the eternal life of each of us. This Truth is meant to lead us to repentance, the forgiveness of sins, and life in the name of Christ – here and now as the Church militant, and fully in the life to come.
On the other hand, climate activism is directed to the establishment of an earthly utopia. It embraces what is created and disregards the Creator. Climate activism can easily be manipulated to dupe people into embracing totalitarian regimes for the sake of the climate. Worse, there is no salvation if God is not worshipped and the Holy Sacrifice (offered by the Catholic Church) perpetuated, for the forgiveness of sins.
You can fill in the dots and hopefully see the bigger picture. The remedy for our present day is as Our Lady of Fatima said over 100 years ago, “You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.” Our Lady always and only leads us to her Son.
Unfortunately, the compromises with the world that Our Lady has continually warned us about continue. The chastisement seems inevitable, although it can be mitigated. Don’t be duped by present day activists who manipulate the truth and cause alarm. They ape God, but what is truly alarming is our lack of love for God.
In this time of increasing apostasy we are to stand firm to the traditions of the Church. Certainly, the vision of St John Bosco is coming to the fore. The Church in its time of battle needs to anchor itself firmly to the pillars of the Eucharist and Our Lady. The greater pillar is the entire mistery of our Salvation, the lesser – Mary – is the she who leads us to Christ.
For those who would lead us anywhere else, consider these teachings from tradition:
“The road to Hell is paved with the bones of priests and monks, and the skulls of bishops are the lamp posts that light the path.” – or –
“The road to hell is paved with the skulls of erring
priests, with bishops as their signposts.”
St. John Chrysostom attributed.1
“I do not think there are many among Bishops that will be saved, but many more that perish.”
St. John Chrysostom, Extract from St. John Chrysostom, Homily III on Acts 1:12.2
“The floor of hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.”
St. Athanasius, Council of Nicaea, AD 325 attributed.3
“The road to hell is paved with the skulls
Saint John Eudes, attributed.4
“It must be observed, however, that if the faith were endangered, a subject ought to rebuke his prelate even publicly.”
St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II, II, q. 33, a. 45
“Augustine says in his Rule: ‘Show mercy not only to yourselves, but also
to him who, being in the higher position among you, is therefore in greater danger.’ But fraternal correction is a work of mercy. Therefore even prelates ought to be corrected.”
St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II, II, q. 33, a. 4, Sed Contra.
“It is better that scandals arise than the truth be suppressed.”
Pope St. Gregory the Great 6
“But, when necessity compels, not those only who are invested with power of rule are bound to safeguard the integrity of faith, but, as St. Thomas maintains: ‘Each one is under obligation to show forth his faith, either to instruct and encourage
others of the faithful, or to repel the attacks of unbelievers.’”
Pope Leo XIII7
- Chrysostom Quote: Ole “Golden-mouth” is the primary recipient of the attributed quote. The origin of the actual quote is obscure, but several theories abound. The most interesting are that the flourishing rhetoric of St. Chrysostom and Dantean imagery came together in the Middle Ages or that the quote was actually a misrepresentation of Chrysostom’s words from the protestant leader John Wesley. SOURCE [↩]
- Chrysostom 2nd Quote: Homily III on Acts 1:12 [↩]
- Athanasius Quote: Attributing the quote to Athanasius is a natural connection given the fact the man fought against the heresy of Arianism – a heresy that is estimated to have swallowed almost 80% of the Catholic bishops. [↩]
- Eudes Quote: It is believed that St. Eudes is referencing the quote in the belief it was said by St. Athanasius [↩]
- Aquinas Quote: The quote is also often cited as,”When there is an imminent danger for the Faith, Prelates must be questioned, even publicly, by their subjects.” The entire fourth article of the cited question addresses the issue of “Whether a man is bound to correct his prelate?” [↩]
- Gregory Quote: While prolifically quoted amongst blogs and Catholic debates, a source for this quote is elusive. If any listers can furnish a source and a citation, SPL would appreciate it. [↩]
- Pope Leo Quote: The quote is taken from SAPIENTIAE CHRISTIANAE and is often quoted on Catholic blogs as: “when circumstances make it necessary, it is not prelates alone who have to watch over the integrity of the faith.” [↩]