No Matter How Negative
Recently in Santa Rosa, California a man entered a home through a bathroom window at about 2:45am and proceeded to sexually molest a 12 year old girl while her parents lay asleep in a room just down the hall. Providentially the father woke up and went to the bathroom to get an aspirin, at which time he heard his daughter groaning. He came into her room to find the man in bed with his daughter with his hand over her mouth trying to rape her. What would you have done in that same situation? Let me tell you what this man did. He grabbed the man and started to fight with him. As they struggled, the little girl got up, ran into the kitchen, called 911, then got the heaviest frying pan she could find and proceeded to smash the rapist with it as he continued to fight her father. She broke the handles off of 3 skillets. The rest of the family joined in kicking and beating this man who had dared to perpetrate this evil against one of their own.
Do you think that the action of the father and his family against the unjust aggressor was a negative one or a positive one? Should they be praised for what they did or should they be ashamed of what they did? Should they have been more compassionate with the criminal or did they do the right thing? Let me tell you what I think. BRAVO! HOORAY! SUPERB! This family did exactly what they should have done. They protected the innocent against an unjust aggressor. It was not only their moral obligation; they did it out of love for their family member who had been so violently and horribly mistreated. If we all did the same our society would be a much safer and heathier place in which to live. Their action was normal, healthy, and right.
Now why am I bringing up this incident in an article about prophets? Because we live in a world where few people have the courage to face an aggressor without timidity and fear. The prophets were fearless when proclaiming the word of God. They constantly railed against the established order when the established order went against God and against His laws. Because of their courage they were often hunted down and killed by their own people who couldn't stand the "negativity" and "harshness" of their words. The prophets were men of action. For example, when Saul, under God's command, destroyed the Amalekites, he was commanded to utterly destroy everything, including their animals. Yet he decided upon his own authority to take the sheep and oxen and he spared the life of the Amalekite king Agag, taking him prisoner. Now after Saul had disobeyed the Lord, the Lord took from him the crown of kingship and when Agag was brought before Samuel, Samuel the prophet took a sword and hewed him into pieces before Saul and before God. And Samuel left and did not see Saul again and Samuel grieved for Saul.
I have heard many times that publications such as "The Wanderer" are "too negative" and they are filled with terrible scandals. This publication, "The Hammer", has also been accused of being too harsh and negative because it discusses in detail what the Modernists are doing to the Church. I personally have been told that I should forget the Modernists and their destruction of the Church and instead concentrate solely upon what the Church teaches. In other words, be nice, don't disturb people with the reality that surrounds them; they face it every day. Rather just give them the truth of the Church and they will see that these others are wrong. I vehemently disagree. The reason that the Modernists have been able to do such vast destruction to the Church is because we weren't loud enough in our protests and most of the common people had no idea of how to combat these pseudo-Catholics who have changed the entire face of the Church. The common man in the pew may or may not know that what the Modernists are doing is wrong, but without the facts and without the comparisons that need to be made they will never understand the difference between Roman Catholicism and Modernism. That is the purpose and intention behind "The Hammer". I believe this is a prophetic mission and in any prophetic mission you will have to tell the cold hard facts and be subjected to the disdain of others, even from those who should be supporting your efforts.
In every era God raises up certain individuals to proclaim His gospel, in season and out of season. Some do it through cloistered prayer, others through acts of charity, some through teaching, others through the administration of the sacraments, some through the written word, and others through prophetic proclamations. Each one has his/her gifts. Each one should work in harmony with the others. If you read the gospels and the Acts of the Apostles you will find innumerable references to what would be considered "harsh" and "negative" words and actions by Jesus, John the Baptist, and the Apostles. They did not mince words in the fear that they might offend someone with the truth no matter how "negative" that truth seemed at the time. Jesus called those who would not listen to his words "children of the devil". There are so many people in our modern age that seem to think that Jesus was only "Mr. Nice". But in reality, He was about as narrow, harsh, negative and judgmental as anyone could possible be according to today's standards. Let's face it He told us that anyone that did not accept His words and live them out would go to hell. Now you can't be much more "narrow-minded" and "judgmental" than that.
I am attempting to produce a publication that is filled with the positive knowledge of the truth. Its purpose is to teach the difference between what the Church really teaches as opposed to the heresy and error the pseudo-Catholics have duped many into believing is new Church teaching. They now sit in many positions of authority and power and because they have insinuated their way into top positions the innocent and the naive believe what they say without making the proper distinctions. Unless what the Modernists are saying is described and then compared with the actual teachings of the Catholic Church people will not always fully understand the differences.
The reason I used the example of the family that beat up the rapist is because that is exactly what has been happening to the Church. She is being gang-raped by these faithless infidels who wish to make her a prostitute of their own image. If you saw your mother or your daughter being gang-raped what would you do? If you did not react with anger and zealous rage to stop the aggressors what kind of a person would you be? Would you turn around, plug your ears and pray for her or would you take whatever weapon was available and stop the aggression? To ignore it or to turn your back is abnormal, unnatural and cowardly behavior reprehensible in the sight of men and God. Jesus saw this same thing happening to His Father's House and he drove the perpetrators out with a whip. It is this same zeal that drives me to proclaim the teaching of the Church as I do and I believe it is the same zeal that drives the writers of The Wanderer and other such Catholic publications.
Our zeal and love for the Faith must be genuine and motivated by love and not self-centered desires.. Charity is not always gentle or meek. Many times it must be harsh and direct in order to stop the unjust aggressor to save the innocent and turn the agressor from the path of destruction. But to let them go, to ignore them, to speak to them kindly without stopping their evil actions is a slap in the face of all that is moral and good. When Jesus said to turn the other cheek he was speaking about avoiding personal vengeance against a wrong or injury done to us as individuals. He was not telling us to allow the unjust aggressor to, beat, rape, kill or destroy with abandon and without our intercession to stop them. Jesus, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, created the natural moral law woven into our very nature. He would never command us to go against the dictates of the natural law except in extraordinary circumstances.
Now please understand, I am not saying that we should just expose the scandals of the Modernists without consideration of what that information will or will not accomplish in the telling. Those who expose heresy must do so in a responsible manner always with the intention of giving the faithful the true understanding of Catholic teaching.