Friday, June 6, 2014

THANK YOU FOR THE PERSECUTIONS

"Persecution". It's a word the Kiko's use to counter any question or challenge to their ways. Like so much of what is "Kiko", it is stolen from true Christianity and made to serve a new master. 

I first heard it used by a Kiko shortly after Archbishop Apuron publicly challenged Cardinal Arinze on KOLG in 2006. The whole island was disturbed by what they had heard. And I was further personally disturbed by the following attempt to cover it up - something I will relate in detail one day soon. 

I had asked a friend who was in the Neo what she thought about the Archbishop's open refusal to comply with the directive from Rome. Her answer: "Thank you for the persecutions." 

It was obvious that the answer did not come from her. It was pre-programmed. It was automaton, reflexive, and frightening. The person to whom I spoke immediately ceased to be the person I knew and became a wall.

But more than frightening, it made me mad. It made me mad because "persecution" is a sacred word in Christianity, made sacred by those who truly suffered for Christ. And its use to shut down the slightest inquiry into the practices of the Neocatechumenal Way is a shocking example of how this man has aped our religion and cloned his own.

It is now being used to cover lies - as if it hasn't been done before, but now a lie for all to see. The use of Cardinal Tagle's name to promote a Kiko-event was an outright lie, a lie the Archbishop, if he did not originate it, then at least allowed to be promoted without correction. And without this blog and our investigation into it, it would still be thought to be true. 

And be assured that our investigation and exposure of this lie, in order to quell the questions of the members, will be cast as another "persecution" of the poor, long-suffering Kiko and his clones.

Well, let us recall a real persecution, and in recalling it, see the sacrilege that the Kiko's have made of the word, and let it make you sick.

St. Vincent, Martyr (A.D. 304)

THE MOST glorious martyr, St. Vincent, was born, some say at Saragossa, others at Valentia, but most authors say, and more probable, at Osca, now Huesca, in Granada. He was instructed in the sacred sciences and in Christian piety by Valerius, the bishop of that city, who ordained him his deacon, and appointed him, though very young, to preach and instruct the people. 

Dacian, a most bloody persecutor, was then governor of Spain. The Emperors Dioclesian and Maximian published their second and third bloody edicts against the Christian clergy in the year 303, which in the following year were put in force against the laity. It seems to have been before this last that Dacian put to death eighteen martyrs at Saragossa, who are mentioned by Prudentius, and in the Roman Martyrology, January the 16th, and that he apprehended Valerius and Vincent. 

They spilt some of their blood at Saragossa, but were thence conducted to Valentia, where the governor let them lie long in prison, suffering extreme famine and other miseries. The proconsul hoped that this lingering torture would shake their constancy; but when they were brought out before him, he was surprised to see them still intrepid in mind, and vigorous in body, and he reprimanded his officers as if they had not treated the prisoners according to his orders. 

Then, turning to the champions of Christ, he employed alternately threats and promises to induce them to sacrifice. Valerius, who had an impediment in his speech, making no answer, Vincent said to him: “Father, if you order me, I will speak.” “Son,” said Valerius, “as I committed to you the dispensation of the word of God, so I now charge you to answer in vindication of the faith which we defend.” 

The holy deacon then acquainted the judge that they were ready to suffer every thing for the true God, and little regarded either his threats or promises in such a cause, Dacian contented himself with banishing Valerius. As for St. Vincent, he was determined to assail his resolution by every torture his cruel temper could suggest. 

St. Austin assures us, that he suffered torments far beyond what any man could possibly have endured, unless supported by a supernatural strength; and that he preserved such a peace and tranquillity in his words, countenance, and gestures, in the midst of them, as astonished his very persecutors, and visibly appeared as something divine; whilst the rage and distraction of Dacian’s soul was as visible in the violent agitations of his body, by his eyes sparkling with fury, and his faltering voice.

The martyr was first stretched on the rack by his hands and feet, drawn by cords and pullies, till his joints were almost torn asunder: whilst he hung in this posture, his flesh was unmercifully torn off with iron hooks. Vincent, smiling, called the executioners weak and faint-hearted. Dacian thought they spared him, and caused them to be beaten, which afforded the champion an interval of rest: but they soon returned to him, resolved fully to satisfy the cruelty of their master, who excited them all the while to exert their utmost strength. 

They twice stayed their hands to take breath, and let his wounds grow cold; then began with fresh vigour to rend and tear his body, which they did in all its limbs and parts with such cruelty, that his bones and bowels were in most places exposed bare to sight. The more his body was mangled, the more did the divine presence cherish and comfort his soul, and spread a greater joy on his countenance. 

The judge seeing the streams of blood which flowed from all the parts of his body, and the frightful condition to which it was reduced, was obliged to confess with astonishment, that the courage of the young nobleman had vanquished him, and his rage seemed somewhat abated. 

Hereupon he ordered a cessation of his torments, begging of the saint for his own sake, that if he could not be prevailed upon to offer sacrifice to the gods, he would at least give up the sacred books to be burnt, according to the order of the late edicts. The martyr answered, that he feared his torments less than that false compassion which he testified. 

Dacian. more incensed than ever, condemned him to the most cruel of tortures, that of fire upon a kind of gridiron, called by the acts the legal torture. The saint walked with joy to the frightful engine, so as almost to get the start of his executioners, such was his desire to suffer. He mounted cheerfully the iron bed, in which the bars were framed like scythes, full of sharp spikes made red-hot by the fire underneath. On this dreadful gridiron the martyr was stretched out at length, and bound fast down. He was not only scourged thereon; but, while one part of his body was broiling next the fire, the other was tortured by the application of red-hot plates of iron. 

His wounds were rubbed with salt, which the activity of the fire forced the deeper into his flesh and bowels. All the parts of his body were tormented in this manner, one after the other, and each several times over. The melted fat dropping from the flesh nourished and increased the flames; which, instead of tormenting, seemed, as St. Austin says, to give the martyr new vigour and courage; for the more he suffered, the greater seemed to be the inward joy and consolation of his soul. 

The rage and confusion of the tyrant exceeded all bounds: he appeared not able to contain himself, and was continually inquiring what Vincent did and what he said; but was always answered, that he suffered with joy in his countenance, and seemed every moment to acquire new strength and resolution. He lay unmoved, his eyes turned towards heaven, his mind calm, and his heart fixed on God in continual prayer.

At last, by the command of the proconsul, he was thrown into a dungeon, and his wounded body laid on the floor strewed with broken potsherds, which opened afresh his ghastly wounds, and cut his bare flesh. His legs were set in wooden stocks, stretched very wide, and strict orders were given that he should be left without provisions, and that no one should be admitted to see or speak to him. 

But God sent his angels to comfort him, with whom he sung the praises of his protector. The gaoler (jailer) observing through the chinks the prison filled with light, and the saint walking and praising God, was converted upon the spot to the Christian faith, and afterwards baptised. 

At this news Dacian chafed, and even wept through rage, but ordered that some repose should be allowed the prisoner. The faithful were then permitted to see him, and coming in troops wiped and kissed his wounds, and dipped cloths in his blood, which they kept as an assured protection for themselves and their posterity. 

After this a soft bed was prepared for him, on which he was no sooner laid but he expired, the happy moment he had not ceased to pray for, ever since his torments, and his first call to martyrdom. 

Dacian commanded his body to be thrown on a marshy field among rushes; but a crow defended it from wild beasts and birds of prey. The acts in Ruinart and Bollandus, and the sermon attributed to St. Leo, add, that it was then tied to a great stone and cast into the sea, in a sack, but miraculously carried to shore, and revealed to two Christians. They laid it in a little chapel out of the walls of Valentia, where God honoured these relics with many miracles, as the acts and St. Austin witness. 

Prudentius informs us, that the iron on which he lay, and other instruments of his passion, were likewise preserved with veneration. Childebert, king of France, or rather of Paris, besieging Saragossa, wondered to see the inhabitants busied continually in making processions. Being informed they carried the stole of St. Vincent about the walls in devout prayer, and had been miraculously protected by that martyr’s intercession, he raised the siege upon condition that the relic should be given him. 

This he with great solemnity brought to Paris, and enriched with it the magnificent church and abbey of St. Vincent, now called St. Germain-des-Prez, which he built in 559, and which his successor Clotaire caused to be dedicated. 

In the year 855, his sacred bones were discovered at Valentia, and conveyed into France, and deposited in the abbey of Castres, now an episcopal see in Languedoc, where they remain; but several portions have been given to the abbey of St. Germain-des-Pres at Paris, and other churches; and part was burnt at Castres by the Hugenots about the end of the sixteenth century. 

Aimoinus, a contemporary monk, wrote the history of this translation, with an account of many miracles which attended it. St. Gregory of Tours, mentions a portion of his relics to have been famous for miracles in a village church near Poictiers. In the life of St. Domnolus mention is made of a portion placed by him in a great monastery in the suburbs of the city of Mans. But it is certain that the chief part of this martyr’s body was conveyed to Lisbon. 

To escape the cruel persecution of the Saracen King Abderamene, at Valentia, many Christians privately withdrew themselves, and carrying with them the body of St. Vincent, took shelter on the south-west cape, called the Sacred Promontory, and from these relics St. Vincent’s in the kingdom of Algarb then under the Saracens. 

Alphonsus Henry, the most pious first king of Portugal, son of count Henry, having defeated five Moorish kings, at Ourique, in the year 1139, received from those faithful keepers the body of St. Vincent, sent it by sea to Lisbon, and built the royal monastery of the Cross of regular canons of St. Austin, in which he most religiously deposited this treasure, rendered more famous by miracles, in the year 1148. 

This account is recorded by contemporary unexceptionable vouchers in Bollandus, Mariana, and especially Thomas ab Incarnatione, a regular canon, in his Historiâ Ecclesiæ Lusitanæ. The Portuguese, ever since the year 1173, keep an annual commemoration of this translation on the fifteenth of September, which feast was confirmed by Sixtus V.  

Prudentius finishes his hymn on this holy martyr by a prayer to him, that he would present the marks of his sufferings to Christ, to move him to compassion in his behalf.

God never more visibly manifested his power, nor gave stronger or more wonderful proofs of his tenderness and love for his church, than when he suffered it to groan under the most violent oppression and persecution; nor does his grace any where appear more triumphant than in the victories of his martyrs under the severest trials, and in the heroic virtues which they displayed amidst torments and insults. 

Under the slightest disappointments and afflictions we are apt to fall into discouragement, and to imagine, by our sloth and impatience, that our situation is of all others the most unhappy and intolerable. If nature feel, and we implore the divine mercy, and a deliverance, if this may be conducive to God’s honour, we must be careful never to sink under the trials, or consent to the least secret murmuring; we must bear them, if not with joy, at least with perfect submission; and remain assured that God only seems to withdraw himself from us, that we may follow him more earnestly, and unite ourselves more closely to him.

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful story of this saint and real definition of what persecution is. I too have asked a neo friend a question to clarify a certain belief for me and was answered similarly "we are always persecuted" and with that I think I became a "Judas" to my friend because she distanced herself and was never the same.

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    1. Yes, this is an excellent story and example of what it truly is to be “persecuted.” Thanks for sharing this, Tim.

      I believe that what we're going through is a full scale spiritual warfare and we certainly are in the midst of just one of the many spiritual battles going on; but it is our Catholic Faith and our Holy Mother Church that is persecuted from within -- by the kikos -- and therefore it is Jesus Christ Himself, who they persecute directly, again and again!

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  2. ....something symbiotic about the Neo cry of "persecution", the Gay cry of "intolerance" and the cry of "the victim mentality syndrome" .....all are "Cry Babies!" ....just say'n!

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  3. Yes, I have heard that reply many times with my neo friends who have been brainwashed to believe that any criticism of their neo ways, no matter how valid it appears to be, is construed as persecution. For the NCW to survive in its current form, it has to brainwash its members to think like that. Every CULT operates in that fashion; otherwise, it won't be able to hold on to its core members. And the most tragic part of it all for Catholics in Guan---archbishop Apuron thinks and acts exactly the same way. He destroys Fr. Paul, and when Fr. Paul justly fights for his canonical rights, Fr. Paul is deemed disobedient, and the archbishop's defenders(the neocats) claim the archbishop is being persecuted. This is how wacky, twisted, and perverted the thinking of the Chancery has become. St. Vincent, pray for us.

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  4. Very true when you question the Archbisjop he leads the person to believe they are attacking him and twists statements. That's how he works. And he lies .

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  5. As I’ve mentioned previously, the high traffic here at JungleWatch frequently makes it difficult for me to log on and read updates, so I will occasionally drop by to see what “Diana” has to say since it’s always so easy to access that blog. I really cannot go there every single time I’m unsuccessful with JungleWatch because the mental gymnastics required to follow the rigmarole of “Diana’s” posts — occasionally supported by Zoltan — just aren’t worth the headache! After reading this excellent post about REAL persecution, I recalled seeing a discussion about the “persecution” of the NCW as I was skimming through that blog.

    I guess because they are a post-Vatican II product, the NCW would reject the “traditional” mindset of what persecution is. Instead, they rely on the MODERN definition, as illustrated in the exchange below, in the stream of comments under “Cardinal Arinze’s Letter to Kiko,” in which “Diana” provided an analysis “in a step by step manner for better understanding and to dispel any kind of misinterpretation.”


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    Anonymous May 28, 2014 at 10:23 AM
    You throw the word "persecution" around so much that if ever someone in the NCW is actually persecuted, like the boy who cried wolf, nobody will pay attention. These repetitious and illicit use of the word shows your lack of humility, arrogance and, importantly, respect for the history of true persecution of our Church. Clarification and correction is hardly persecution. Hardly!

    Diana May 28, 2014 at 12:10 PM
    Dear Anonymous at 10:23 a.m.,
    There are actually different kinds of persecutions. I provided you with the dictionary below to help you understand the word "persecute" more in modern terms http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/persecute?s=t


    Anonymous May 28, 2014 at 1:42 PM
    I'm sorry Diana but i believe NCW does use the word "persecution" rather loosely in religious context. Herein are truly persecuted brothers and sisters, what is here on is blog and other blogs is really just "wordplay". Pen rattling, keyboard punching. So to speak. http://www.persecution.org/2014/05/24/pope-francis-trip-to-the-middle-east-highlights-global-war-on-christians/
    -Catholics United-

    Diana May 28, 2014 at 4:24 PM
    Dear Annymous at 1:42 p.m.,
    Below is the definition of persecute from Dictionary.com:
    1. "to pursue with harassing or oppressive treatment, especially because of religion, race, or beliefs; harass persistently".

    When a person is persistently harassed or attacked with harsh words due to their religion, race, or belief....that is persecution. The Archbishop is being persecuted so much that it no longer matters whether he does or say a good thing. The good thing he does or says is still criticized and put in a negative light. His every movement and every decision he makes even if it a good one will be harassed in a negative way. That's persecution.

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    Clearly, in the Alternate NCW Universe, nobody (especially a “Judas”) is allowed to say anything “negative” — including, but not limited to raising questions, concerns and/or criticisms about Kiko, his Kiko’s or Kiko-bots, or their “Way” — without the words being construed in their (poorly formed and twisted) minds as “persecution.”

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    1. Janet B - MangilaoJune 6, 2014 at 1:18 PM

      Thanks Mary Lou. I really don't have the stomach to go to Diana's site...I am easily prone to nausea over there. But I do appreciate small and rationed doses of her quaint attempts to bend the truth.

      Diana - maybe you should suggest to our dear Archbishop that once he resolves all the scandals he has failed to address and converts his heart back again to being truly christian, then we will stop shedding light on all his darkness.

      Deal?

      By the way, Diana, I'm still waiting for your response on where all the money you collect goes.

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  6. THE most amazing image of St.Vincent!
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GzQnzaF4k-o/TTn0RGfdFTI/AAAAAAAALtc/MlXlcMs7Xlw/s1600/vincent%2Bsaragossa%2B1.jpg

    OT: have you folks seen this??! ABSOLUTELY ASTONISHING!
    IMAGES DURING THIS HYDER FLARE 6/5/14
    http://youtu.be/2394LBlGYn4

    .... &, asteroid 2014 HQ124 called the 'Beast' to zoom by Earth this weekend.
    http://news.yahoo.com/huge-beast-asteroid-fly-earth-soon-live-webcast-125402950.html

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    1. Look at http://news.yahoo.com/huge-beast-asteroid-fly-earth-soon-live-webcast-125402950.html about an ateroid they call the beast. Looks just like:
      Kiko.
      Let's hope he doesn't come too close by!

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