My friend Fr. Stephanos Pedrano writes something that sums up the failure of the MAGA Catholic antichrist sect that we have been discussing the past two days:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 677, denies that culture war victories, political victories, military victories, and other sudden or gradual earthly victories of the Church will bring the fulfillment of the final coming of God’s kingdom.
“677 The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection. The kingdom will be fulfilled, then, not by a historic triumph of the Church through a progressive ascendancy, but only by God’s victory over the final unleashing of evil, which will cause his Bride to come down from heaven. God’s triumph over the revolt of evil will take the form of the Last Judgment after the final cosmic upheaval of this passing world.”
It is to avoid the reality of the cross that all of MAGA antichrist religion exists. The goal, as with Roman paganism, is to inflict the cross on everybody but the MAGA antichrist worshipper and to acquire and maintain the power to continue doing that without cost or consequence forever. For the MAGA cult, as for the cult of emperor worship, the “proof” that God is with the cultist and against his victim is that he can get away with sadistic cruelty and indulge himself without consequence. It is why Trump is so intensely admired. The Cult want to be him. They do not want to be crucified with Christ. They want to cosplay being victims (as Trump constantly does) while in fact being able to inflict their power on all those they hate. It is a diabolical parody of the gospel rooted in fear, spite, and nihilist power.
Mark I agree with your assessment of things 100 percent. I joined the Church in the early 2000’s. I thought I was joining the Roman Catholic Church, the Universal Church founded by Christ. For some time now, I have been looking around and realizing that the Catholic Church in the United States isn’t really instep with the worldwide RCC founded by Christ and led by his Vicar Pope Francis. Many of my Catholic friends have imagined all kinds of prophecies, excuses etc. to not follow the leadership of this Pope. How is this any different from the Protestantism that I left behind? To me, much of the Church in the United States looks like a big heretical sect. This isn’t something I want to be a part of. I am discouraged and at times not sure I want to be a part of US catholicism. I love Jesus, the RCC and our Holy Father Pope Francis but from where I’m sitting I feel like I’m in the midst of a completely different religion. Again, I am discouraged. I read your blog with hope that there are many other’s who get it. Please keep sharing the truth.
Stick with the Holy Father. Remember that even Paul wrote from prison and had enemies within the Church. Such trials are what we must endure. This too is part of the Christian life. Christ remains God and is just as risen as ever.
Thank you. Saying Rosary to bolster you and keep you strong.
The fact that the institutions of the Roman Catholic Church and the papacy still exist is proof enough that the Holy Spirit has been at work this whole time. I take solace in the fact that Church has been through worse and will go through worse than what is going on at present. That has always been in God’s plan, so don’t stress. As my parish priest says, the Church has a Savior and it’s not you.