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Wednesday 21 May 2014

Yet another blog on doors to the demonic

The great Blessed Columba Marmion wrote that when the Three Kings came to Christ, the idolatry of demons ended, as the beginning of the Reign of Christ showed the world who was really God. Marmion noted that the paganism of the old world, which in most cases was demonic, came to a end. But, in recent times, people have chosen to revisit the demonic on purpose. They have chosen the old demon-idols of the past, an action, a choice, which is spiritual death, as getting into the occult is a serious mortal sin.

The ignorance of the past is gone.

Sadly, in Great Britain, I have never heard the types of talks or read books by British Catholic exorcists, which help the average lay person with discernment. These comments come out of a conversation with a dear British friend of mine who wanted more clarification on his kids' games.

Thankfully, most exorcists I have had the privilege to speak with or, at least, read their books are in agreement about certain doors to the demonic. Some of these doors are being discussed at meetings and training centers for exorcists.

Thankfully, again, these doors do not have to be open.

Here are a list of the main doors which many youth and older people open and then become either obsessed, oppressed, or even possessed by demonic activity.

The first one is obvious-the Ouija board. This is a direct door to the occult. So is Dungeons and Dragons and World of Warcraft. Demons are chained to particular elements and symbols and when the door is open, they enter into a person or situation.

If a person has a proclivity to lust, the game may weakened the will, and even cause further oppression from a spirit of lust, but the direct door is different.

Such things as suicidal and death desires can come into a person by playing these games, as well as a blunting of discernment. Other demonic influences can result as well.

Some types of demonic activity is locked into families and these locks must be broken.

Creators of certain games which are direct doors either wanted to spread the occult or were just plain malicious, or wanted to become very wealthy.

Listen to the fssp priests on this. I have listened to several talks now, although I knew D and D was bad even as a board game way back in 1983. And, I knew WoW was also a door when I first came across it in 2007.

Not all computer games are doors to the demonic world, but some are. Most are addictive, however, which is another problem. Some cause violent feelings and weaken boundaries, but that is another problem

If your children are engaged in the above mentioned, please use your authority as a parent to deal with these.

Good talk from Fr Ripperger

If you have not listened to this, do. Men cause feminism, not women. Say a decade of the rosary for the priest.

Father notes that feminism is against natural law.

Love the quotation from Chesterton that a woman can change an entire nation by the way she raises one child.

I also like the note that if a woman has to be separated from a husband, God will provide grace because of the lack of natural order. God is good.

And more from Manning....

The book I have been reading and will share on this blog for the rest of the week, The Temporal Mission of the Holy Ghost, is one very personal to me. Written in 1865, this book reveals the truth of the one, true, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church for our times.

Manning notes that the dividing line between darkness and light has harden, become obvious, as some people, like himself, have received and accepted illumination regarding the nature of the Church, while others are falling into shadow and darkness of errors.

I noted before that Manning wrote that the Church is immutable "in its knowledge, discernment and enunciation of the truth..."

The continuous enunciation of the truth, from the apostles and "not only from council to council" but from the "living voice" of the Church, in and with the Holy Spirit, gives all authoritative dogmatic decrees, plus an assurance of truth.

This continuous enunciation, knowledge, and discernment were given ten days after the Ascension, at Pentecost, as Manning notes.

He quotes St. Paul on the theme of unity; "One body and one spirit; as you are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism. One God and Father of all, who is above al and through all, and in us all. "

The oneness of the Holy Spirit gives all members of the Church a unity. Manning traces St. Paul's theme of oneness in both the Epistle to the Romans and to the Corinthians as well as in Ephesians.

"All these things one and the same Spirit worketh, dividing to every one according as he will. For as the body is one and hath many members; and all the members of the body, whereas there are many, yet are one body; so also is Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body..."

This overwhelming testimony to the Oneness of the Holy Spirit with all the members of the Catholic Church reveals the glory of the True Church as one with Christ. The Ascension is the necessary event which brings about Pentecost, the birth of the Church, in the coming of the Holy Spirit. Manning writes that the coming o the Holy Ghost is likewise declared to be the condition of the creation, quickening, and organisation of the mystical body, which is the church of Jesus Christ."

Such writing gives one hope and great joy in the future of the Church, not as a Triumphant creator of Christendom, which we most likely will never see again, but as the great mover and preserver of the gifts and Presence of the Holy Spirit in the world.

How much teaching has been lost in recent times...

To be continued...

More from Manning

Continuing in the reading of Cardinal Manning's excellent book on the Holy Spirit and the Church, one can pick out a few more points in the Introduction, before moving on to Chapter One.

The Attribute of God as One, which I have written about on this blog, is that Attribute of Unity. Cardinal Manning wrote that as an Anglican, he could understand the Trinity as One, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as One. However, he had denied that the Church, was, therefore, as the Mystical Body of Christ, also One.

The external expression of Oneness in the Catholic Church revealed the internal, intrinsic Unity of that institution founded by the One God.

His illumination came after many years of living in the fog of denial that the extrinsic sign of unity, the papacy, was a necessary element revealing the internal, intrinsic unity.

That Christ is One and that Christians have the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit cannot be ideas separated from the Oneness, the Unity of the Catholic Church.

God's Attribute of Oneness is, therefore, expressed in the Church.

Manning noted that he had to write the book in reparation for erroneous ideas which he has stated earlier in his career. His reparation had to be made to Truth, Who is the Divine Person of Christ.

The organic unity of the Church belongs to the intrinsic essence of the Church, which is perfection.

As I noted in the last post on Manning, this unity involves the eternal unity of the Holy Spirit, Who is in the Church. Therefore, to deny the working of the Holy Spirit through, for example, infallibility, is to deny the Holy Spirit-the most serious of sins.

Much to ponder...

More later...

Repost Three on Mental Toughness

The goal of psychological warfare is to undermine the mental toughness of the opponent so that it is easier to mount a full-scale attack.

After weeks of heavy mental music, the army went in.  We know the story. Can you imagine being sleep-deprived and agitated to the point of not being at your best to fight a physical fight?

The concentration camps of both the Nazis and in the Gulag used psychological warfare.

Taking away identity by using numbers to identity instead of names..

Stripping all beauty and consolations in clothing, cells, surroundings to deprive people of rest...

Sleep deprivation and over-work..

Bad food, little food...

Rats, bugs, etc.

The random killing of prisoners and the killing of a number of prisoner after an escape...

Verbal abuse as well as physical abuse...

We do not have to be in a concentration camp to experience some of this now, and I mean, now.

Even some Catholic are waging psychological warfare against members of their own Church.

How? Calumny, slander, lack of forgiveness, nursing old hatreds, suspicion, creating divisions where there are none, and, most tragic, hatred of the EF. Some people are seriously not able to handle the fights. Some get weary. Some are ill and need help to fight.

Do not engage unless you must. Learn patience and use the prudence given to you in Confirmation. You have all the gifts you need so much now against this type of warfare. How do you get in touch with those gifts?

Intense prayer and fasting.

There is no other way.

It is not on what we do, but who we are that we shall be judged.

Help those who are mentally weaker, as the fight is now big time PSYOP

Repost on Reason and Debate

If you did not grow up with Struwwelpeter, I feel a bit sorry for you. This hilarious yet serious book was popular in the Victorian era as cautionary tales for children. But, some critics have seen it as propaganda for undermining male behaviour. I wonder...However, I refer to it as an example of the standards of  child-rearing in an age of child formation. A good or bad approach, perhaps debatable, but without such formation we have created a generation of those who have no boundaries. This is the age of those who create psychological warfare like a child holding their breath in order to manipulate the parents to give in....pure subjectivity results without a moral framework.

Dear Catholics, these are the kind of people we are up against-the amorals and the immorals.

Apparently, judging from some comments which I have not posted, as I shall not post four-letter words, there is a lack of understanding among some young people between subjective truth and objective truth. I am also getting nasties in anonymous comments, which are only meant to intimidate and not enlighten. Same with people posting under different names. Sorry, an old composition and literature instructor and well as a logic instructor can spot copying and same phrases as well as same consistent errors. If Mary was using Johnny's notes and I also graded Johnny's papers, come on...

Some young people judge most things by how they feel about something instead of parsing the meaning out of a paragraph or two. Some read too quickly and react, a fault among some older people as well. Some just cannot read. And, many have had no logic, no training in rational discourse.

To be a Catholic, one must be able to think, as I have written many times on this blog. One must be able to understand what is being read or said. Understanding is a gift of the Holy Spirit from Confirmation, but I assume that young or old people who are rude, use profanities and spew hatred may not have the advantage of this gift.

Why in writing and  speech so many young people rely on profanities is simply that they have not been trained in the art of debate. Profanities are temper tantrums. Some parents give in to toddler tantrums. Some do not. Supertradmum would not. However, reasoned debate is a good which most people have not had the opportunity to learn.

Now, one reason is that high schools, colleges and universities no longer have instructors who believe in universal and absolute truths. One cannot debate anything if there are only maybes, attacks on persons, subjective interpretations, and so on. The list of classical fallacies covers could be applied to many comments, article and blogs I have read in the past 24 hours.

I love engaging in critical thinking with those who want to learn and want to work out Truth in rational discourse. We in the Catholic Church have a long tradition of this. St. Thomas' Summa is based on question and answer, the Aristotelian, and Socratic Methods of coming to truth.

Sad, that critical thinking has been replaced by knee-jerk reactions. Perhaps we are so overwhelmed with data that we, and I mean those who are tying to come to understanding, are close to burn out. But, those who resort to low attacks, such as profanity, want us who refer to Christ, His Church, the Gospel to become burnt out.

Like playing heavy metal music day and night during Desert Storm to wear down the enemy, our enemies give us lots of noise to discourage us. No fear! Christ has overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. He won the war, we are just finishing up, cleaning up the pockets of resistance and trying to save souls.

Apologies for the Reposts Today

I have many new readers. And, I am working with an artist this week on drawings for the fairy tales for publication. Pray this happens! Thanks.

Review Not In Order Because of Search Being Goofy

If there are some missing, just go back important series on today.

03 Feb 2014
February 24, 303 V. Posted by Supertradmum. Diocletian re-introduced the draft, or conscription. The Persians had attacked the empire, but were successfully defeated. However, Diocletian, being an uber-organizer, seized ...
02 Feb 2014
February 24, 303 II. Posted by Supertradmum. from Mosiacarum et Romanarum Legum Collatio 6.4, qtd. and tr. in Clarke, 649; Barnes,Constantine and Eusebius, 19–20. "the immortal gods themselves will favour and be at ...
04 Feb 2014
This would be a sequel to The "Villa of the Vineyards" was the talk of the city. Builders and artisans worked day by day restoring the old ...
04 Feb 2014
February 24, 303 XI. Posted by Supertradmum. In the times of the Great Persecution, the army was re-organized to become even more faithful to the emperor. The financial life of the empire was re-organized with new taxes.

03 Feb 2014
February 24, 303 VII. Posted by Supertradmum. Diocletian was seen as a "saviour", a reformer of good, old fashioned Roman values. He was successful in targeting a few groups which were increasingly seen as threatening ...
11 Feb 2014
And the separation of church and state is ending, as the state will create a religion of secularism. Are you getting ready?
02 Feb 2014
February 24, 303 III. Posted by Supertradmum. Moving from the established fact that totalitarian states guard the status quo by eliminating threats, and that such resulting persecutions are legal. one can state that such times of ...
02 Feb 2014
This series will be called "February 24, 303." This was the day which witnessed the largest and worst persecution of Catholics in Rome, called after Diocletian asked the Oracle of Apollo approval for such an empire-wide ruling ...
08 Feb 2014
If you missed February 24, 303. Posted by Supertradmum. Please take a look at these if you missed them... .
03 Feb 2014
February 24, 303 VIII. Posted by Supertradmum. A reminder in this series that the Great Persecution occurred throughout the entire Roman Empire. Europe, the Middle Eastern provinces, Africa, including Egypt, all saw the ...
03 Feb 2014
Diocletian retired and left his empire's laws against the Catholics on the books. In fact, after he abdicated on May 1, 305, some of the provinces saw less persecution. However, in the eastern one, under Galerius and Maximian, ...

03 Feb 2014
Aurelius, Aetius, Gaius, and Lucius are sitting at cena, talking about the latest news concerning the February 24, 303 law. The wives are in the culina, with the maids, getting more wine for the evening's conversation.

02 Feb 2014
February 24, 303 IV. Posted by Supertradmum. Anxiety and stress, one terrorist attack of any medium size and a financial downturn could set off persecution. The Irish classical scholar, E. R. Dodds wrote Pagan and Christian ...
03 Feb 2014
February 24, 303 VI. Posted by Supertradmum. With the ruins of the churches in Rome and in all the provinces, in the cities and in the countryside, with the destruction of the Scriptures and libraries of the cathedrals and ...
04 Feb 2014
What most people do not know, because the history of Western Civilization stopped being taught in most high schools in the 1980s, is that Diocletian came into power with an agenda because of the serious economic ...
04 Feb 2014
In the last analysis, the Great Persecution of Diocletian was a huge failure. If as many as 20,000 Catholics were killed in the Roman Empire, in all the provinces, the spread of Catholicism outweighed the death of the martyrs.

12 Feb 2014
Read my last February 24, 303 post. Why tribulation? Here is Garrigou-Lagrange on the final stage of purification just before the ...

Repost R U Ready?

Psychological Warfare Against Nazi Germany: The Sykewar Campaign, D-Day to VE-DayISBN 0-262-12045-3 or 0-262-62019-7 (1949). George W. Stewart, New York; Reprinted (1971) MIT Press.

Daniel Lerner in his book above, divides pychological warfare in to three categories. Lerner also wrote, 

Propaganda Technique In World War I (M.I.T. studies in comparative politics) which I have not read. There are many other authors on psychological warfare.

Yesterday, and today, we as Catholics are witnessing all three.

We need to get mentally tough.

The first type of psychological warfare is called White and involves omission in truth as well as emphases which are made on purpose to deceive, but the content is not wrong or deceitful. The source of information is acknowledged but may not, as I understand this category, cover all possibilities. Selection is the key. Did you not see this yesterday on line and in the main line media?[

The second category is Grey  which includes the above with racial, ethnic and what Lerner calls religios bias. This is the most common thing we see and we call it spin. Sadly, the sources are not identified at this point, but there is a lot of truth in the statements or propaganda.

The third category is labelled Black  and this has become so common, most readers or listeners no longer recognize the danger. All is lies, deceits, purposely written or said-the sins of Commission. And, the sources given are not the true sources. 


The trouble is that most Catholics are not prepared for this type of PSYOP. 

Catholics, you must learn to think, eat, walk, pray, react like Catholics. NOW.

See the tag for many posts on this....

Are You Awake, Yet?

For New Readers-some of the Gramsci Posts

05 Jun 2013
THE ANSWER TO GRAMSCI-The Cult of Social Justice and the Idolatry in SSM: the one thing necessary: 2. Posted by Supertradmum. Garrigou-Lagrange was ahead in his prophetic teachings. Remember his dates, 1877-64.
12 Jan 2013
2) The Church is still the great influence in Italian society, albeit, by 2013, not as much as in Gramsci's day. This influence, according to Gramsci, keeps the poor under the thumb of tyrannical priests. He somehow forgets that ...
04 Jan 2013
Three things which Gramsci desired have occurred. One, the slow war of undermining Catholic, Christian culture has occurred. This was not accomplished by war, but by the taking over of key elements of society, which I have ...
05 Sep 2012
Here are some points from Gramsci on how to teach the proletariat to change so that the old ways of religion and culture, including natural law, as thrown out. My comments are in bold, large, not italic. Listen to what is being ...

12 Feb 2012
Time for a Gramsci post. That Obama is the heir to Gramsci I have been trying to point out since 2007. However, few have listened, and the younger generation, I am told, simply do not care about Gramsci (see post below, ...
05 Sep 2012
Gramsci noted how to bury religious and spiritual views of history and culture. He noted that language was key in the revolution. The more I read him, the more cynical he seems to me. He claims to have hope, but his hope is ...
31 Dec 2012
Gramsci was clear that the Church was the only institution to understand what he and other revolutionaries wanted in the culture wars and the destruction of Western civilization, itself created largely by Christendom.
05 Sep 2012
Read Gramsci here and look at the boldface parts. That the mechanicist conception has been a religion of the subaltern is shown by an analysis of the development of the Christian religion. Over a certain period of history in ...
25 Jul 2012
Well, I haven't written about Gramsci for a long time, and as I only have 16 articles in which I mention him by name, I thought it was about time I brought him out of the closet again. Why? Because Catholics do not think like ...
17 Jun 2012
I wonder if it is a lack of perfection to write about Gramsci on a Sunday post? Well, I have not mentioned him for awhile and unless I lose my Post-Post-Modernists, I thought I should reveal some more of his copious notebooks.
23 Jul 2013
Some of you have wondered when I was going to write my anti-Gramsci articles here. Well, here is the first of many. I wrote on this before many years ago and now it is time to dig in and get dirty on this blog. Here is where ...
14 Apr 2012
In Notebook 2 from 1929-1933, Gramsci, using R. Michels and Max Weber, writes a long entry on the fact that bourgeois, socialist and Marxist parties have been formed around a charismatic leader. Gramsci also refers to Yves ...

11 Dec 2012
found within his writings on school and education in a traditional sense, but rather on the assumption that the core of Gramsci's message and even the purpose of his writings is profoundly and largely 'educational' As far as ...
13 Feb 2012
Gramsci noted in his prison notebooks, a new edition which came out last year, and in other earlier editions, that the ruling class will create the norms which society itself creates subjectively and in various groupings, after the ...
16 Apr 2012
The very first entry in the three volume set of Gramsci's Notebooks is a reference by him to the social encyclicals regarding socialism and Modernism. Obviously, Gramsci had read these, including The Syllabus of Errors, ...
07 Sep 2012
Alinsky and his groups were, in the early days in Chicago, anti-religious, as like Gramsci, they could see that the ONLY organized grass roots power was the Catholic Church and others, like the Evangelicals. Like Gramsci ...

12 Apr 2012
Catholics no longer think like Catholics and Gramsci can claim that the Church has lost Her ability to create Europe and even the States into a spiritual realm, wherein God is King. Now, the fact that Cardinals respond to ...
13 Apr 2012
It is interesting when reading Marx, Gramsci and other communists, that the Church is referred to as the greatest conservative force in the world for values which form the social structures. How did the Church in the West move ...
26 Jan 2013
Connected to this idea, in the book, is the rather simple idea, which I see in Gramsci, who is never mentioned in the book, but responsible for many of the ideas seen in Lenin and Stalin or Lukacs (who I studied in college), and ...
25 Jan 2013
Gramsci did not come in the top five, but as he is connected to these movements, I shall not ignore his letters at all. If I count Gramsci alone, he came in at Seventh Place and the following would be one more down on the list; ...

19 Mar 2012
In good Gramsci fashion and I feel another Gramsci blog approaching here this week, the symbols used are those of the Republic. Same thing is happening in Ireland, where the Republican movement has been undermined ...
05 Feb 2013
Passive Revolution and the "ordinovisti" in Washington. Posted by Supertradmum. I am wondering how long it will take to destroy a republic? Here is Gramsci from The Modern Prince: ...“man can affect his own development ...

A Must Read on Parental Roles by Fr. Ripperger

I cannot recommend this article enough for parents and teachers. Say a decade of the rosary for Fr. Ripperger in thanksgiving for this post.

Carole, Keep Praying....