Pope Francis has invited thousands of Catholic “charismatics” and members of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches to Rome to celebrate Pentecost and mark the 50th anniversary of the so-called Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
Francis, who has a history of participating in charismatic-interfaith events, will lead a prayer vigil on June 3, the eve of Pentecost, at Rome’s Circus Maximus, and will offer Pentecost Mass the next morning in St. Peter’s Square.
The question is raised as to why Francis would entertain a sect that is manifestly errant and which the Church has already spoken against. In May 1969, Pope Paul VI publicly denounced “the illusion of a free and charismatic Christianity” which ‘‘does not build, but demolishes,” and deplored those who “have recourse to gratuitous charismatic suppositions in order to fill up the interior emptiness created by their own loss of confidence in the guidance of the Church.”
Charismatic Movement is a diabolical sect
The Holy Father also said: “Many who speak about the Church today say they are inspired by a prophetic spirit, and they appeal to the Holy Spirit as if the Divine Paraclete were at their disposal at all times. May God grant that this presumption, of elevating a personal experience into a criterion of religious doctrine, may not cause havoc!”
At his Wednesday Audience of May 17, 1972, Pope Paul again lamented the Charismatic Movement, saying that it attacks directly “the very existence of the Church,” leading to “extinguishing the real flame of Pentecost, disregarding the thought of Christ and of the whole of Tradition.” What he is saying is that the Charismatic Movement has no connection with the Holy Spirit, which means that Catholics should have no connection with it.
Yea, the Charismatic Movement is a diabolical sect, wherein the devil presents himself as the Holy Spirit for the purpose of luring Catholics away from the institutionalized Church. This insidious movement is promoted by the Freemasons as part of their plan to destroy the Catholic Church, and is intimately connected with what has often been dubbed the “Spirit of Vatican II.”
Cardinal Leo Suenens who oversaw the implementation of the Worldwide Charismatic Movement in the Catholic Church was himself an initiated Freemason who slaved for this very cause of pumping demonic spirits into the Church. He joined the Masonic lodge on June 15, 1967, under the code-name “LESU.” Suenens also advocated married priests and was known for his open and hostile opposition to Pope Paul’s encyclical letter on human life.
The Catholic Church strictly forbids any connection with the Freemasons
Even so, Pope Francis has gone on record as praising Suenens as “the great protagonist of the Second Vatican Council,” and went so far as to recommend him as a model for the Church to follow while presiding at the 37th annual Charismatic Renewal in Rome on August 3, 2014. His praise of this Masonic giant raises serious concerns among faithful Catholics, especially in light of a recently published report concerning his long-time affiliation with Masonic Grand Master Licio Gelli who headed the infamous P2 Lodge in Italy.
The Catholic Church strictly forbids any connection with the Freemasons, which means anything they advocate, i.e. charismatic seances, ecumenism, witchcraft, homosexuality, must be held as taboo. Though the attendees of these “charismatic” gatherings may mean well, they are treading where angels would fear to go. They call upon “the spirit,” but sadly they are calling down demons. Rolling on the floor in a fit of seizure is not a manifestation of the Holy Spirit, but of the devil, and to attribute this defilement to God is blasphemy.
It suffices to say that the Charismatic Movement is not Catholic—it has no charisms—but is a wing of the New Age Movement that has infiltrated the Church for the purpose of bringing about a new religion (so-called renewal). The babbling in forked tongues is but a surface indication of its true design, as the real purpose of this movement is to undermine the priesthood so that the authority of the priest falls into the hands of the laity where we have a form of spiritual anarchy among the faithful (lay empowerment). The fruits of the Charismatic Movement is always a challenging of the priesthood, a falling away from the Faith, and contempt for Christian morals.
The question is asked: why is Francis going out of his way next month to mislead tens of thousands of confused Catholics into believing that their charismatic escapades are something from God that they should continue in? The probable answer is that he himself is confused—and this we say giving him the benefit of the doubt. However, a true renewal is to simply go back to pre-Vatican II and universally restore the Latin Tridentine Mass. This is what the Holy Spirit is calling us to do today, which means the Vatican hierarchy should follow the promptings of the Spirit and not resist like Pharisees.
Unfortunately, “the operation of error to believe lying” has a major hold on the Church at this time. (2 Thess. 2:10) In his Second Epistle to Timothy, St. Paul states “that in the last days, shall come dangerous times.” (2 Timothy 3:1) “For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but…will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” (4:3)
The Blessed Virgin warned at Fatima in 1917 that if we did not heed Her requests to say the daily Rosary and convert Russia, the errors of Communism would spread throughout the world and Church. This has come to pass with the implementation of Marxist principles in such a way that the “clench-fist” ideal is applied spiritually for the purpose of undermining the Church’s hierarchical authority. Unfortunately, the Charismatic movement has been a major torch of Satan to fuel the new revolution and bring about “a revolt” where the laity farcically assume priestly functions as extraordinary ministers, lectors, liturgical planners, etc.
David Martin is the former moderator for St. Michaels Radio which is the one radio program of our time specializing in Catholic prophecy. He has also authored numerous articles on the Church and the Papacy which have appeared on various blogs and websites.
David presently resides in Los Angeles, California where for thirty years he has coordinated a Catholic ministry. He is a daily communicant in his parish church and strongly supports Benedict XVI’s aspiration to see the Traditional Latin Mass returned to every Catholic parish of the world.