"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

John of the Cross shares his concerns about private revelations.

"Even in our time God grants revelations... to whom He wills"... but ...
"The devil can be a great meddler with this type of revelation.  Since the words are imparted through words, figures, and likenesses, etc., he can make counterfeits more easily than when the revelations are purely spiritual.  If some new truth about the faith is revealed, or something at variance with it, we must by no means give assent, even though we may have the evidence that it was spoken by an angel from heaven.  Thus St. Paul states: 'Though we, or an angel from heaven, declare or preach something other than what we have preached, let him be anathema.' [Gal. 1:8]
Since there are no more articles to be revealed to the Church about the substance of our faith, a person must not merely reject new revelations about the faith, but he should out of caution repudiate other kinds of knowledge mingled with them.  In order to preserve the purity of his faith, a person should not believe already revealed truths because they are again revealed, but because they were already sufficiently revealed to the Church." - Ascent, Bk. II, Ch. 27
As Catholics we have the Scriptures, the Fathers and the Doctors of the Church, the Catechism, and the Pope and the Bishops in communion with him...  if that is not enough, "they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead." [Luke 16:31
"To deceive and introduce lies, the devil first lures a person with truths and verisimilitudes that give assurance; then he proceeds with his beguilement."  - St. John of the Cross

Photo:  False visionary Veronica Leuken, Bayside, NY.  Very crazy, occult influenced, false apparitions which gained a large following in the 1970's and '80's.  Interestingly enough, these alleged apparitions were connected to the San Damiano events linked to the seer, Mama Rosa, raising questions of an international deception invoking devotion to "Our Lady of the Roses" along with dubious revelations concerning the post-Vatican II Church.


  1. Terry: sage advice from the great St. John of the Cross. Thank you!

    I think this advice also covers the "Mass wars" EF vs OF...we cannot be "attached" to anything or anyone other than God. It also applies to unwavering (blind?) devotion to a particular bishop or priest that prevents one from acknowledging when they have strayed from the Truth.

  2. By the way, Terry, V. Leuken used to have frequent phone conversations with Mary Ann van Hoof, the "seer of Necedah, WI"...comparing notes, sharing recipes, dishin' dish, I suppose...ai, yi, yi!

  3. Thanks Father - I'm glad you added that about Van Hoof - friends from Boston who were avid fans of Bayside also made numerous pilgrimages to Neceedah - I was the bad guy back then too - informing them it was fake.

  4. Beware:

    Three Days of Darkness?
    The sign of the Anti-Christ?
    Kiss your a** goodbye?
    How should I know?

    Just be in the state of grace; pray the Rosary; love the Eucharistic Jesus and hope.

    If you can't go to confession if you're in the state of mortal sin, make a good act of contrition (sorry because you have offended God) and make the intention of going as soon as possible.

    Otherwise...who knows??:<)!

  5. Nazareth Priest, you rock!

  6. Yes he does! (Ok, you too Terry)


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