Chance (22 May 2022)
"Archbishop Cordileone - Standing Up To The Apostasy"


 
Hello John and Doves,
 
FINALLY!!!  Someone is calling THEM out on their pro-abortion stance!!  One little Archbishop~  Every minister in America should be speaking with him~  But the Church in America, overall, is silent.
 
"San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has instructed Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi, an outspoken pro-abortion Democrat, not to present herself for Holy Communion in his diocese."  
 
"You are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you (publicly) repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance," Cordileone wrote to Pelosi in a "notification" delivered yesterday and published today."
 
"The Canon 915 of the Church's Code of Canon Law instructs that "Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering to manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion."
 
"A Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others Therefore, universal Church law provides that such persons 'are not to be admitted to Holy Communion'  (Code of Canon Law, can. 915)", wrote Cardileone."
 
Archbishop Cardileone is stirring up some embers....calling Pelosi's "stance on abortion a "most serious scandal" and a "grave evil"."  
Catholic Archbishop Defies Vatican by Banning Speaker Nancy Pelosi From Holy Communion via Twitter
 
"When politicians pontificate about abortion as a choice or even a human right, do we see beyond the rhetoric to the ugliness of what they propose:  the deliberate snuffing out of innocent lives, each one of them unique, irreplaceable, and loved by God?" he asks."
Archbishop Cordileone: Key Things to Know| National Catholic Register
 
This Archbishop is going against what the bishops voted on last year - 222 votes in favor, 8 against, and 3 abstentions - "Prominent amongst such dissenting voices were Cardinal Cupich of Chicago, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Neward, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Bishop Medley of Owensboro, and Bishop Joseph Bambera of Scranton.  These prelates WISHED TO AVOID ANY MENTION OF REFUSING HOLY COMMUNION FOR PRO-ABORTION POLITICIANS, SUCH AS JOE BIDEN."  "Days after the close of the Spring meeting, the USCCB released a short document, stating that the content of the proposed Eucharistic document would avoid forming any "national policy" on withholding Communion from politicians." 
US bishops approve Eucharistic document that ignores Communion for pro-abortion politicians - LifeSite
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-us-bishops-approve-eucharistic-document-that-ignores-communion-for-pro-abortion-politicians/

So, basically, politics won out in the Catholic Church.  Starting at the top with Pope Francis and The Vatican. They are not going by the teachings of Christ.
 
This Archbishop who stood up to the 'politics' has opened a Pandora's Box now - a box that should have NEVER existed in the first place.
 
What Archbishop Cardileone has done has opened this box for every Christian Church in America.  Time for every pastor of a Church to fight the apostasy in the Church.  Every pastor in America should have been standing up to this abortion travesty that has been a pox on America for decades.  And every Christian should be standing up for the Word of God, supporting their ministers in this battle against apostasy.
 
"The Bible clearly prophesies that the Church of the end times will be characterized by apostasy.  Paul said that the Antichrist will not be revealed until "the apostasy comes first"  (2 Thessalonians 2:3).  Jesus prophesied that "many will fall away" and "most people's love will grow cold" (Matthew 24:10, 12)."
 
The Revelation contains letters to 'seven churches'.  Many believe that the end times church is the church of Laodicea.  It is a church that is apathetic - neither hot nor cold.  "Jesus also pictures it as a worldly church enamored with its wealth (Revelation 3:17)  The Lord is so dissatisfied with this church that He declares, "Because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth" (Revelation 3:16)."

"Paul supplies us with some strong clues as to why the end times Church will be weak, vacillating, and full of apostasy.  One of those clues can be found in 2 Timothy 4:3-4 which says that "the time will come when they (Christians) will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths."  "Today, these essential beliefs, which constitute the power of Christianity, are being subjected to an unparalleled assault from WITHIN THE CHURCH ITSELF.  The Bible says that in the end times people will mock the promise of the Lord's return (2 Peter 3:3-4).  What is so shocking is that most of the mockery is coming from within the Church!"
 
We have all seen the pro-abortion protests...I have seen many people in these groups that are foul-mouthed, screaming lies, out of control, violent people, attacking those who do not agree with them, attacking police officers, trying to force their evil agenda on others, trying to intimidate our Supreme Court Justices.  This behavior is abhorrent.  The root of this is evil.  The subject of this is evil.
 
And here is a recent news article about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - this denomination has some 3 million members in the U.S. and includes the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches.  This group of churches professes "more progressive political views and less literal belief in the divine inspiration of scripture."  "The church teaches that abortion and reproductive health care, including contraception, must be legal and accessible." 
Abortion 'must be legal and accessible': Evangelical Lutheran Church | Fox News
 
This is just one of many, many churches in America that place politics above the Word of God.  They, as men, know better than God.  Jesus would call them hypocrites and vipers.
 
"Some religious groups have little or no ambivalence about abortion.  For instance, the nation's largest denomination - the Roman Catholic Church - opposes abortion in all circumstances ((yet they do not call out those who do it or those who support it or those who make it legal))  The second-largest church, the Southern Baptist Convention opposes abortion with the exception of when the mother's life in danger.  "Other sizable religious groups in opposition to abortion with few or no exceptions include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Assemblies of God..."  Conservative Judaism, the Presbyterian Church, Reform Judaism support abortion rights with few or no limits.  And that Islam, Buddhism, the National Baptist Convention and Orthodox Judaism show "no clear position". 
Where major religious groups stand on abortion | Pew Research Center
 
Reminds me of the Pharisees of Jesus' day - they were a religious and political party.  They held strictly to Jewish ritual law and 'tradition'.  Many members of the Sanhedrin were Pharisees. Because they mixed Greek and Roman politics of the day, they fell into corruption.  "The Pharisees toughened the Laws by more strictly enforcing them.  Their hearts grew colder and colder, no longer loving the Lawgiver, i.e. God, but loving themselves.  They grew increasingly more confident in their own abilities than in the faith that God provided.  The Pharisees lofted themselves onto the throne of righteousness.  They became, in their own minds, high and mighty (Isaiah 5:21)." 
Jesus And The Pharisees
 
We are seeing this exact same thing happen with the leaders of many Churches in America.  And with many of their congregants.  Man wants to elevate himself above God.  He does not want to be held responsible for his actions.  He wants to make the rules.
 
Jesus said, "But woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, hypocrites that you are!  You turn the key of the kingdom of heaven in people's faces...You serpents and brood of vipers!  How can you escape being sentenced to the pit?  That is why I send you prophets, wise men and teachers of the law, some of whom you will crucify and kill, and some of whom you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from town to town;  In order that upon your heads may fall every drop of innocent 'blood spilt on earth'...All this I tell you, will come home to the present generation." 
Matthew 23 - Jesus Called Them Hypocrites - The Gospels
 
So where will this "Nancy can't take communion" go now?  "If Biden were to visit his archdiocese, Cordileone said he would privately inform the president that he would not be receiving sacramental wine and break, which Catholics believe becomes the literal blood and body of Jesus." 
Calif. archbishop: Biden, Pelosi can't take communion over abortion

Good for him!!  One of the VERY FEW standing up to the politics and 'political correctness' that has taken over so many churches in America.
 
Archbishop Cordileone is being spanked by the Vatican for "politicizing" abortions. Are you serious?  The Vatican politicized abortions by not standing by their own "opposes abortions in all circumstances" belief, not wanting to offend man.
 
"In June, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops overwhelmingly voted to move toward chastising Biden for his abortion stance.." BUT It was the Vatican that "issuing a clear warning they were not to do so.

Pope Francis said that he has never refused the eucharist to anyone and that "bishops should be pastors not politicians."
Catholic Archbishop Defies Vatican by Banning Speaker Nancy Pelosi From Holy Communion via Twitter
 
Seems Pope Francis, like the Pharisees, is mixing politics with religion - making his own rules and not looking to God for THE rules.
 
Pope Francis is a good candidate for the False Prophet, IMO.  And this is just one of many, many reasons why.
 
What Archbishop Cardileone has done could result in a big fire storm - he is being accused of "going to purge gay, lesbian and pro-choice teachers" and there are calls to the Vatican to remove him.  Various groups within the Catholic Church - the University of San Francisco, Call to Action, Catholics for Choice, etc have spoken out against what he has done.  He is, however, being defended by the Catholic League.
 
This may lead to even more splintering within the Catholic Church.  As it should - and in every American Church.
 
I would write that 'It's long overdue for the Laodicea Churches in America to stop being 'neither warm nor cold' - to stand up for what is in the Word of God and to not waver in their commitments to the Christian faith.  The Churches in America have become too comfortable.  They don't fight for what is right and good and sacred.' however, far be it for me to stand in the way of a good prophecy.
 
So what does Jesus do to this Laodicea Church?  He said, "I will vomit you out of My mouth."  Revelation 3:16
Jesus could be speaking to so many of the Mega Churches in America - that have become wealthy, rich - "But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked." Revelation 3:17
 
Many American churches have fallen from The Faith.  Archbishop Cardileone and many ministers, pastors should never have found themselves in the position they are now.  The Church should have stood up long ago and taken a stand on every "Left", "progressive", Communist/Socialist, "Democrat" fall from grace in America.  Pharisees have taken over many churches.  The vipers and hypocrites are making church doctrine.  And the congregants are liking what they are seeing and hearing.
 
Now the whole country is damned with the spilling of innocent blood and all of the abominations God has declared are a stink to His nostrils.
 
Apostasy is spreading across America.  The silence in the Churches is deafening and deadly.  A sure sign the coming Tribulation is soon upon us~
 
Jesus said, "The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.  As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.  The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will weed out of His kingdom every cause of sin and all who practice lawlessness.  And the angels will cast them into a furnace of fire:  there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."  Matthew 13:39-42
 
"Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"  Matthew 13:43
 
This apostasy shall not stand.
 
God bless Archbishop Cordileone for standing up to the Apostasy in the Churches.
 
 
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
 
Maranatha!
 
Chance