Six Months until the Warning; the Schism precedes the Warning

The Warning of Garabandal is only 6 months away: 25 March 2016, which is Good Friday that year. What are you doing to prepare?

Unfortunately, many persons who have a keen interest in eschatology, and who believe that the end times are near, nevertheless do not make the requisite changes to their lives. Examine your conscience by comparing your words and deeds to the teaching of the Church and the examples of Jesus and Mary. Set aside your rationalizations and seek a greater level of holiness. GO TO CONFESSION. Every Catholic should go to Confession at least once a month.

The Warning is only one event, on one day. Many other events will occur, events that will shake the Church and test the faith of Her members. One troubling event will be the great apostasy. I believe that the apostasy begins with a schism in the Church.

Pope Francis will issue decisions on doctrine and discipline at the Synod, which is now only days away. His decisions will be liberal but orthodox. Many conservatives and traditionalists will cry out against these decisions, falsely accusing the Pope of heresy. And they will depart from the Church, thereby initiating a schism.

After Pope Francis resigns, the Cardinals will elect a conservative Pope. I think they will elect Cardinal Arinze as Pope Pius XIII. They want an older Cardinal, because they are wary of a long reign by a Pope who might not speak and act as they would prefer. They want a reliable conservative, but also a Pontiff who is from the developing world. The Church is most conservative in Africa.

But this next Pope will not reverse the teachings of Pope Francis, and he will only reverse a few of his decisions on discipline. So the conservatives who departed from the Church under Pope Francis, will not return under his conservative successor. Then this conservative Pope will issue decisions on doctrine and discipline which will cause liberal Catholics to depart from the Church. So the resignation of Pope Francis, and his replacement by a conservative Pope, only worsens the schism.

Then, as the first part of the tribulation unfolds, people will be struck by fear and suffering. Many will lose heart and depart from the Christian faith altogether. For sinful secular society is already in the process of rejecting Christianity, and many citizens are overly influenced by secular society.

Repent from your sins. Go to Confession and Communion. Believe whatever each Pope teaches, and remain faithful to each Pope, regardless of whether he is liberal or conservative, mild or harsh, pleasing or displeasing. Pray with humility. Otherwise, you will find yourself falling away from Catholicism and from Jesus Christ.

by
Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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2 Responses to Six Months until the Warning; the Schism precedes the Warning

  1. maryanne says:

    I’m really struggling with this pope’s pre-occupation with “global warming” and lack of support for saving the unborn. He is obsessively against capital punishment. In 2012, there were 42 executions in the U.S., but over a million abortions. I wish I could be at peace.

    • Ron Conte says:

      Stop judging the Pope. It is unfair for you to characterize him with words like: “obsessively” and “pre-occupation”. And if you had read his encyclical Laudato si — commonly portrayed as pro-global warming — you would have seen that his version of concern for the environment includes, first and foremost, concern for humanity, including the unborn:
      120. “Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion.”
      He has also spoken against abortion in his speeches.

      Pope Saint John Paul II was against capital punishment, deeming it no longer necessary in modern society. The faithful can disagree with this judgment of the prudential order. Pope Francis has the same position as John Paul II on that subject.

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