The Death of a Catholic

I know I`m dying. No one has told me, but they don`t have to.

Somehow, I know it`s true. Yet I am tired of living like this. I`ve

been ill so long. I`m tired of the pain and the burden I`ve

placed on my family. So I`m not really dreading it.

Most of all, I feel confident of my destiny. I`ve been told by my

priest that there is nothing to be afraid of. I`ve done everything

necessary. The doctors have sedated me so that there is no pain. It

will probably just be like going to sleep, except that I will awaken

to a new life, a life free of this suffering. I`ve had the last rites

of the church, and I am also wearing my scapulars, so I am ready.

At worst, I may spend some time in Purgatory, but with all the

masses that have been ordered for me, I shouldn`t have to be there very

long. My Brown Scapular will keep me out of Hell. It alone is very


"Your Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It is

a gift to you from your heavenly Mother. It is an

assurance of salvation. Whoever dies clothed in this

(scapular) shall not suffer eternal fire. The Sabbatine

privilege is Mary's promise to release from Purgatory,

soon after death, all those who:

(1) Wear the Brown Scapular;

(2) Observe chastity according to their

state of life

(3) Say the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

every day."

From a leaflet by Our Lady of Mount

Carmel, Lindenhurst, NY.

"Attach great importance to your Scapular...It bears the

Sabbatine privilege (if you keep the Blue Army pledge you

will be freed from Purgatory by the first Saturday after

your death.)"

Leaflet distributed by Blue Army

National Headquarters

"There are many armors worn by My children that will

protect them from......satanists...when you wear your

scapular, your rosary, your medals and your crucifix......

Let them call you what they may, for one day they will

call upon.....God to have mercy, and He will find them

lacking...they will be rejected from Heaven..."

From vision of "Jesus",

Bayside, MI, 11/1/1985

"I promise you all, when you wear my brown scapular, you

shall not be condemned to hell. I REPEAT: IF YOU...ARE



Vision of "Our Lady"

Bayside, MI, 9/14/1985

So the doctrine of `protective medals` and `protective scapulars`

is surely documented and proven. The Protestants and Fundamentalists

can say what they like, I KNOW BETTER! As for the fate of those

`Fundamentalists`, "Our Lady" has already judged them:

"My child, make it known that those you call `Fundamenta-

lists` ARE NOT OF GOD."

Vision of "Our Lady of The Roses"

Bayside, MI, 6/15/1974

The doctrine of indulgences has been down-played in recent years

in the Catholic church, but I still believe in it. The indulgences are

no longer given a time value, but it is perfectly logical that God

should hear the prayers of the faithful before rendering judgment upon

the deceased. I am aware of the POWER of those masses and prayers. As

with other doctrines of my church, I have studied this belief

thoroughly, just as I have studied the doctrine of `Purgatory`.

"Many people have the custom of saying 500 or 1,000 times

each day the little ejaculation, `Sacred Heart of Jesus, I

place my trust in thee`. Those who say ejaculations 1,000

times a day gain 300,000 days Indulgence. What a multitude

of souls they can thus relieve!"

From "Read Me or Rue It", by Father

Paul O'Sullivan. Imp. Joannes

Timotheus, Archiepiscopus,

Cincinnatenesis, 8/22/25.

"The soul, when it dies, goes straight to God. However,

one look at the perfect Holiness in Heaven convinces the

soul that it is not ready, so it goes to Purgatory for


Marianhill Fathers, Dearborn, MI

"Purgatory is still very much a part of our faith as every

Sacrifice of the Mass and every other prayer for the dead


From "The Catholic Voice"

Oakland, CA 5/18/81

"I ask you now to pray for the souls in `purgatory` and

even pray for those who are in hell."

Vision of "Jesus"

Bayside, MI, 10/1/88

So it is obvious that prayers for the dead, even those in hell,

have been proclaimed by Jesus Himself! To think that one of those

Fundamentalists once told me prayers for the dead were discouraged by

the Bible! They don`t have the power of the Catholic church!

In a way, I`m looking forward to moving on to the next life. I`ll

miss my family, but they are almost all good Catholics like me.

Someday, we will all be together again.

I still think back to the time I was able to see the Pope! I

didn`t get a very good look at him because all the faithful were

ordered to kneel down as the `Holy Father` passed by, but it was an

experience that filled me with awe and reverence. It was a moment I

will never forget.

Soon, I will meet all of the saints that I have revered all of my

life. There are so many of them. Saint Peter, Saint Christopher,

Saint Monica, Saint Michael, and all the rest. In a way, it is

exciting. I especially look forward to meeting Mary and Jesus.

Mary and Jesus have a lot in common. Mary was decreed sinless by

the church in 1864, so she was sinless like Christ. Both ascended into

Heaven, Mary without dying, as decreed in 1950. Mary was decreed a

mediator between God and man in 431.

The month of May is even set aside for prayers and devotion to

Mary. Hundreds of thousands of Catholics are praying to her in

thousands of different churches and homes all over the world at the

same time.

In addition, `Holy Mary` is sort of the patron saint of the

dying. That is of great comfort to me in my present condition. My

priest even gave me a card with a prayer to her. I`ve been saying it

every day, every hour. I know she is helping me to accept my

approaching death. It goes:

"But if, notwithstanding all, our hearts fail within us at

the thought of our sins and miseries, we will entreat our

dear Mother who is also the Mother of our Judge, to be to

us Felix caeli porta, the gate of a happy eternity, that

when all is passing and death is near, she may turn her

eyes of mercy towards us, and show unto us at length the

ever-blessed Fruit of her womb, Jesus, teaching us to

trust Him absolutely and to the full. So may it be for us

all we beseech thee, O loving, O kind, O sweet Virgin Mary."

(The Teaching of the Catholic Church

Macmillan, pages 547-548)

If I had a dollar for every "Hail Mary" I have ever said, I would

be a millionaire! How many rosaries? Thousands. The "Hail Mary" is

really my favorite prayer.

The words of that prayer are engraved in my mind:

"Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed

art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,

Jesus. Holy Mary, MOTHER OF GOD, pray for us sinners,

now, and at the hour of our death, Amen."

Soon I will meet `The Mother of God`. She has answered so many of

my prayers. She has been as faithful to me as I have been to her. I

would give anything to have been one of those blessed persons who has

seen visions of Mary. That must be the thrill of a lifetime. What an

honor! To think that those Protestants criticize those visions! That is

sick! How could anyone not realize that there are times when the

`Mother of God` decides to appear to us mortals?

The "Holy `Rosary" is probably the most revered prayer among

Catholics. Why shouldn`t it be? `Our Lady` has promised so many

blessings to the faithful who recite it:

"(1) Whoever shall faithfully serve Me by the recitation

of the Rosary, shall receive special graces.

(2) I promise My special protection and the greatest

grace to all those who shall recite the Rosary.

(3) The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against Hell,

it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat


(4) It will cause abundant virtue and good works to

flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant

mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from

the love of the world and its vanities, and will left

them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls

would sanctify themselves by this means.

(5) The soul which recommends itself to Me by the

recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.

(6) Whoever will recite the Rosary devoutly, applying

himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries,

shall never be conquered by misfortunes. God will not

chastise him in his justice, he shall not perish by

an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain

in the grace of God; and become worthy of eternal


(7) Whoever shall have a true devotion to the Rosary shall

not die without the sacraments of the Church.

(8) Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall

have during their life and at their death the light of

God and the pentitude of His graces; at the moment

of death they shall participate in the merits of the

Saints in Paradise.

(9) I shall deliver from Purgatory those who have been

devoted to the Rosary.

(10) The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a

high degree of glory in Heaven.

(11) You shall obtain all you ask of Me by recitation of

the Rosary.

(12) All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided

by Me in their necessities.

(13) I have obtained from My Divine Son that all the

advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors

the entire Celestial Court during their life and at

the hour of death.

(14) All who recite the Rosary are My sons, and brothers of

My Only Son Jesus Christ.

(15) Devotion to My Rosary is a great sign of predestination.

From "How To Say The Rosary", Imp.

Patrick Hayes, Archbishop of New

York. "The Fifteen Promises Of Mary

To Christians Who Recite The Rosary"

"Ventimiglia, the author of an ancient history of the

Carmellite order, revealed how God inspired St. Dominic

to prophesy that some day the Blessed Mother would give

us two devotions to be known as the Rosary and the Brown



From "Heaven`s Weapons", by The

Apostolate of Jesus, Mary and

Joseph, St. Martinville, LA.

Needless to say, those "other" religions do not use rosaries or

scapulars. The reason is simple. They do not have the blessing of Our

Lady. Therefore, they have none of the POWER that `Our Lady` bestows on

us Catholics.

The Catholic church`s reverence toward the `Blessed Virgin` is one

thing that separates the Catholic church from the rest. That in itself

suggests to me that the Catholic church is the only true church. I have

even studied the reasons Catholics believe that Mary should be

worshipped. They are sound traditions.

As Pope Leo XIII said,

"God chose the august Virgin Mary from all eternity to be

the Mother of the Incarnate Word, and for that reason has

so eminently distinguished her among all of His most

beautiful works in the triple order of nature, grace and

glory, that the Church justly applies to her these words:

I came out of the mouth of the Most High, the first-born

before all creatures."

In 1854, Pope Pius IX declared that "by a singular grace of

God, Mary was preserved sinless from the moment of her conception."

This is the `Immaculate Conception`.

In 1858, Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes under

the title, "I am the Immaculate Conception."

"The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception simply means

that Our Lady, in view of her exalted office, was endowed

with God's grace from the first moment of her existence,

instead of being conceived and born in original sin...."

From "What is The Christian

Church", E.R. Hull, S.J., pg. 35

In 1890, Pope Leo XIII said,

"As no man can come to the Most High Father except through

the Son, so, generally, no man can come to Christ except

through Mary."

On March 22, 1918, Pope Benedict XV said,

"She suffered so much for us, almost to the point of dying

with her suffering and dying Son. Therefore we may

rightfully say that she has, with Christ, redeemed the

human race."

In 1954, Pope Pius XII said,

"Mary is indeed worthy to receive honor and might and glory. She

is exalted to hypostatic union with the Blessed Trinity."

"Our Blessed Mother's Rosary concludes with the Mystery of the

Coronation of the Immaculate Virgin Mary as Queen of all


"We can hope to attain the divinity of God only in the

same way He (Jesus) attained the humanity of man:

through Mary. We must travel the identical route, and the

name of that Royal Road is Mary. `For by Mary', St.

Fulgentius tells us, `God descended from Heaven into the

world, so that by her men might ascend from earth to

Heaven.' We don't need Mary to be the sons of men, but we

do need Mary to become the sons of God."

From "Woman Crowned With Stars", by

Michael Malone (Imp: Bishop

Sullivan, Baton Rouge, 1981)

Besides all this, the multiple visions of the `Blessed Mother of

God` give Catholics living proof of the truth of "Our Lady`s" power and

grace. The power and grace of "Our Lady" have even been proclaimed by

pope John Paul II:

"This (the rosary) is the remedy of all evil! Pray,

pray, and don`t ask further questions! Leave all the

rest to `Our Lady`!"

John Paul II, 11/19/80

Yes, we Catholics must trust in the power and grace of "Our Lady",

if we expect to have any hope of making it to Heaven. If we will just

do everything she says, our salvation is practically assured. Although

those Fundamentalists say that salvation comes only through Jesus, the

traditions of the Catholic church indicate that salvation is available

through "Our Lady".

The adoration of `Our Lady` is a cornerstone of my church. What

are those Protestants going to say to God when they die, when God asks

them why they didn`t pay tribute to `The Mother of God`? What can they

say? They will be sent to Hell!

Saint Jude has answered many of my prayers, too. I just thank God

that my church has provided the means to successfully pass through this

life, with all of its trouble.

I`ve donated to the church all of my life. I`ve heard those

Fundamentalists criticize the Catholic church. All those people try to

do is to start false rumors about the Catholic church. They know that

the Catholic church is the only true church, just like it said in my

Baltimore Catechism, (page 73). Those other religions are just


I believe Jesus died for my sins, but I have to do more than just

believe that to get to heaven. That's the purpose of the mass and the

sacraments. According to the second Vatican Council, the mass is "a

sacrifice in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated." Here

Jesus is "offering himself to the Father for the world's salvation

through the ministry of priests."

And about the sacraments, Vatican II said, "... the very act of

celebrating them most effectively disposes the faithful to receive this

grace to their profit ...." So through the mass and sacraments, my

sins are continually paid for.

Those Fundamentalists are in for a rude awakening when they die!

They think all you have to do is to just believe certain things, and,

presto, you`re in Heaven! If that were true, why would the church have

all the sacraments? Why say masses for the dead? Why have the `last

rites`? Why have `confession`? And why try to be a good person?

Nothing is for free. We have to work for what we get.

I frankly do not understand how they get their wild ideas. They

say the Bible criticizes the Catholic church, but I think that`s

hogwash. Would God allow the Catholic church to be in existence for

this long if it weren`t the true church? Of course not.

My church has been criticized because of the changes in her

dogmas. People just don`t realize that the times change. Anyway, all of

the Catholic church`s dogmas have been authorized by the `Holy Father`,

the Pope. Just as the Catholic church decreed in 1580, the

Pope is the only authorized representative for God on the earth. His

words carry as much weight as God`s. In addition, in 1545, the man-made

traditions of the Catholic church were decreed equal to the Scriptures.

"There exists a close connection and communication between

sacred Tradition and sacred Scripture. For both of them,

flowing from the same divine wellspring, in a certain way

merge into a unity and tends toward the same end. Sacred

Tradition and sacred scripture form one sacred deposit of

the Word of God which is entrusted to the church."

From "Dogmatic Constitution On

Divine Revelation", Vatican II,

Sections 9,10.


That is another aspect of the Catholic church`s being criticized

by those Protestants. They just don`t understand that the Catholic

accepts on faith the interpretation of the Scriptures, made by the

church. But that`s not surprising - that`s how THEY got started, isn`t

it? If a person studies religions as I have, they will find that ALL of

the `other` churches were started by simple laymen who got their own

ideas about how to interpret the Scriptures. And it follows, who is

better qualified to interpret Scripture, a bunch of laymen or a priest?

What those Protestants and Fundamentalists don`t realize is that the

Bible WAS WRITTEN by the early Catholic church!




"You can talk on equal terms with Fundamentalists. In

the process, you can teach them important truths about the

Bible. You can point out to them, for example, that the

Bible is an eminently Catholic book. It was written by

members of the Church, was preserved by members of the

Church, and is interpreted authoritatively by members of

the Church."

From "Catholics, Fundamentalists,

And The Bible", Karl Keating

So dogmas like the eternal virginity of Mary (decreed in 431) are,

to the Catholic, just as valid as if God Himself had declared them.

That eternal virginity dogma is really amazing, since Mary and Joseph

had several children besides Jesus.

Another fact is that Protestants and Fundamentalists and all the

rest refuse to accept the sanctity of the pope. They realize that the

Catholic church is the only true church because we are the only church

with the pope.

The Catholic realizes that every doctrinal ruling by the Pope is

utter law; to not heed the Pope is heresy. That can get dangerously

close to excommunication!

No Catholic would dare to question the church`s authority. That

is not our prerogative. We are only to obey, and, by God, I have.

Oh, it hasn`t always been easy to be a Catholic. There was that

time I had to forbid my daughter from marrying. That was rough, but

Heaven and Mary helped me through it. She wanted to marry a Baptist,

for God`s sake! That fool boy just refused to do it! He had the

audacity to refuse to sign papers promising that their children would

be required to be Catholics. He didn`t love my daughter, that was


I guess that`s what they mean by `Jesus freak`. That boy

certainly was one. You would think that Jesus was all there was to

religion, if you listened to him! And the way some of those Baptists

acted in church! Some of them singing and praying out loud; that`s

ridiculous. You wouldn`t catch me acting that way in a million years.

And that boy didn`t really `go to church`, like Catholics do.

He went to `Bible Study`. I just don`t understand why those people do

nothing but talk about the Bible. Sure, I believe the Bible just like

they do, but that Book was written a long time ago. I believe that the

true church must make changes as time goes by. Surely God, being a

reasonable Being, would accept the changes made necessary by the

changing of the times. Besides, the recent visions and teachings of

`Our Lady` certainly outweigh a book written 2,000 years ago!

That`s what is so great about the Roman Catholic church. The

priests and bishops do all the `spiritual research`. All you have to do

is to obey them and believe in God and in Heaven.

Another thing that bothers me is the fact that my son has fallen

away from the faith. I would never have thought that he would disavow

the church. It is something that I have never really `gotten over`. He

was a good Catholic for so long. He went to a Catholic school, he was

an altar boy, and he was deeply involved in the church. He even took

Latin in high school, in order to better understand the mass in Latin.

Then he met and married that Protestant woman. She wasn`t really a

Protestant specifically, but she and her family were another bunch of

those `Jesus freaks`. I guess they filled my son`s head with

propaganda. He now says he will never go back to being a Catholic.

But what really hurts is that he now criticizes the church. He is

like that Baptist boy. He thinks that just anyone can read and

interpret the Bible. He just doesn`t realize that times change, and

that Jesus has been gone from the earth for a long time. If the pope,

in his infallible wisdom, declares something that sort of `overrules`

the Bible, that is what the true Catholic believes. It is heresy to do


My son criticizes the fact that priests are called `father` and

that the pope is often called the `holy father`. He makes such a big

deal out of nothing! So what if Jesus might have said something

different? That was 2,000 years ago!

What really got me upset was his questioning of me. He asked me

all these questions about salvation and justification and all the rest

of that Fundamentalist propaganda. I think the Bible might say suggest

contrary to Catholic traditions, but since these traditions are more

recent than the Bible, they should be given more consideration than the

Bible. I think no one except the pope has the wisdom to decide things

like that. That is the clergy`s role, to decide what to teach or what

not to teach. If we do everything we are taught, we have a good chance

of going to Heaven.

My son even criticizes the pope. He says that the pope is no

different in God`s eyes than a prostitute walking the streets! That is


I`m afraid there`s no hope for him. I`ve spent a lot of money

having masses said for him, in hopes of bringing him home to the

Catholic church. I won`t be around to see it happen, if it does indeed

happen. Hopefully, if I just trust in Heaven, he will someday return to

the true church.

I feel myself getting weaker. Soon, the doctor said, I will slip

into a coma and pass on. It should be easy. Thank God I am not going

to have a painful, drawn-out death. I am lucky. Soon I will be meeting

Mary and the rest of the saints.


I`m floating. I`m out of my body! It`s over! I`m passing through

a dark tunnel. I can`t tell if I`m going 5 or 10,000 miles per hour.

It`s very dark, but I can see a Light in the distance. It is drawing

nearer to me.

The Light is getting near. Now I can see! It`s Jesus! I want to

run to him, but I can`t move!

Now He is before me. He is magnificent! So beautiful! This is


"You have passed from one life to the next."

"Yes, Lord, I know I have."

"In your life on earth, you were a devout member of your church."

"Yes, Lord, I was an excellent Catholic."

"Do you believe that the Bible is the Word of God?"

"Oh, yes, Lord, absolutely! Positively!"

"Do you believe that the Bible should be used for guidance by the

religions of the world?"

"Oh, yes, Lord, absolutely! Of course!"

"Did you verify the teachings of your church in the Scriptures?

", Lord. I trusted my church to do this for me."

"Thus you never read Acts 17:11?"

"..they received the word with all readiness of mind, and

searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were


"No, Lord. I trusted my church to interpret the Bible for me.

"How could you know what to believe without reading My Word?"

"Well....I trusted my church to tell me the right things to do."

"Did you not realize that there are many false doctrines being taught

in the world?

"Of course! My church warned me about those Fundamentalists and


"In My sight, there is no such thing as a Protestant or a Catholic or a

Fundamentalist. Those are labels, created by men. The only thing that

concerns Me is whether or not a person has obeyed My Word and The Word

of My Father."

"Oh....all right."

"In your church, the priests are called `father`, and the pope is often

called `the holy father`."

"Yes, that is true.

"Have you never read My Word in the Book of Matthew?"

"And call no man your father upon the earth; one is your

Father, which is in heaven."

Matthew 23:9

"Well, if I had read and obeyed Your Word, I would have had to quit the

Catholic church, and I could never do that."


"Well, after being a Catholic for so long, it would have been...

well... inconvenient to change religions. A person my age just doesn`t

change religions. My whole family is Catholic. They would have thought

I was crazy if I had forsaken my church! They might even have stopped

associating with me. I couldn`t do that!"

"I see. What Scripture did you refer to in order to believe that Mary,

the woman that bore Me, was sinless?"

"Well, I didn`t actually check to see. I think that belief is a

tradition of the Catholic church. Therefore it carries the same weight

as if You had declared it Yourself. The Catholic does not question his

or her beliefs."

"If you had read and believed My Word, you would have read:

"And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my

spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour."

Luke 1:46-47

"If you had read this and believed it, you would have realized that

ONLY SINNERS need a Saviour. Since Mary called God (in the Person of

Jesus) her Saviour, that means she was a sinner, just like any other

woman who has ever lived.


"What Scripture did you refer to in order to believe that the virgin

Mary ought to be prayed to?"

"I didn`t. That is a tradition of my church."

The Virgin Mary, who at the message of the angel received

the Word of God in her heart and in her body and gave Life

to the world, is acknowledged and honored as being truly

the Mother of God...."

"Rightly, therefore, the Fathers see Mary not merely as

passively engaged by God, but as freely cooperating in the

work of man's salvation through faith and obedience. For,

as St. Irenaeus says, she, "being obedient, became the

cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human


St. Irenaeus, Adv. Haer, III, 22,

4: PG 7, 959 A, Harvey, 2, 123.

From "Dogmatic Constitution on The

Church", Vatican II, Lumen Gentium,

21 November 1964

"What Scripture did you refer to in order to believe that there is

salvation available through Mary?"

"I was taught that Mary and the Saints contribute to our salvation."

"So you never read:"

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and

the life: no man goes unto the Father, but by me."

John 14:6


"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no

other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must

be saved."

Acts 4:12-13

"I didn`t check that."

"So you also did not read in My Word:"

"While he (Jesus) yet talked to the people, behold, his

mother and his brothers stood without, desiring to speak

with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and

thy brothers stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my

mother? and who are my brothers? And he stretched forth

his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother

and my brothers! For whosoever shall do the will of my

Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and

sister, and mother."

Matthew 12:46-50


"Do you realize the significance of this Scripture? Do you realize that

whoever does the will of the Father can be considered My mother or

sister or brother?

Do you understand that the adoration of Mary is a fabrication of

your church? Do you realize that I had earthly step-brothers, so that

the tradition of the eternal virginity of Mary is a lie? Do you

understand why the thousands of `rosaries` that you have prayed to Mary

have been in vain, and have been instead, prayers to a false god?

"I don`t understand. I thought all forms of worship are accepted by

God. What`s wrong with praying to Mary or someone other than God?"

"Do you not realize that God is a JEALOUS God?"

"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any

likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is

in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the


Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:

for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God..."

Exodus 20:4-5

"For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose

name is Jealous, is a jealous God"

Exodus 34:14

"For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous


Deuternomy 4:24

"I understand now, but what about all of the visions of Mary and the

other saints?"

"How did Mary appear during those visions?"

"Well, usually as a being of light"

"The `glowing Virgin` was also seen by members of an

investigative team.......they saw the vision `clad in

light` in the hours just before dawn."

"The vision appears in a glowing light that has no


From press accounts of the vision of

"Our Lady" in Egypt

"I was startled to see the lights, the blue lights, coming

out from among the trees. And there are two -- you could

explain them as being, like a ball in shape; it is very

difficult......round. And these lights - in human language

I would find it very difficult to explain to you the

beauty of them and where they come from. Well, strictly

from Heaven because it is a miracle in itself to see these


A vision of "Our Lady of The Roses",

Bayside, MI, 3/26/83

"Have you never read:

"..Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light."

II Corinthians 11:14-15


"Your church claims that Mary is a mediator between God and man."

"Yes, Lord."

"It was through the Redemption that the Savior exercised

his mediatorial reconciliation, and that his mother shares

in the process."

The Catholic Catechism, John A.

Hardon S.J., pg. 168, "Doctrines

of the Faith"

"Have you never read the following?"

"There is one God and ONE MEDIATOR between God and men,

the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for

all men..."

1 Timothy 2:5-6


"What Scripture did you refer to in order to believe that the priests

of your church should not marry? Did you know that Peter, the so-called

`first pope`, was married?"

"I didn`t realize that. I never had much time to read the Bible."

"What Scripture did you refer to in order to believe that the pope is

the Vicar of Christ?"

"I didn`t refer to any Scripture."

"What Scripture did you refer to in order to believe that priests have

the power to forgive sin?"

"I didn`t refer to any Scripture. The devout Catholic does not question

the beliefs of his church."

"What Scripture did you refer to in order to believe that your priests

have the power to change bread and wine into My Body and Blood?"

"I didn`t verify it."

"What Scripture did you refer to in order to believe that the use of

statues was recommended by Myself or My Apostles?"

"I didn`t check."

"What Scripture did you refer to in order to believe that there is more

than one mediator between God and man?"

"I didn`t refer to any Scripture."

"What Scripture did you refer to in order to believe that Catholics

should pray to `saints` or the dead?"

"I didn`t check."

"What Scripture did you refer to in order to believe that anyone is

justified by submitting to the will of priests, bishops, or popes?"

"Justified? I am not familiar with that word. You are asking me things

I know nothing about."

"So you chose to believe the traditions of your church over My Word."

"Well...not really. I just trusted my church to determine what things I

should believe."

"You contributed much money for the support of your church and also for

masses and prayers for the dead."

"Yes, Lord, I have been a devout Catholic."

"In addition, you have been a person that has sacrificed much to help

other people during your life."

"Yes, that is true."

"You have attended the rituals of your church faithfully throughout

your life."

"Yes, I know that going to church is a very important element in

deciding whether or not a person goes to Heaven. I have done my best to

be a good person."

"Do you not know that these things do not count toward salvation,

because they are works, and no man is justified by works, but by


"Therefore being JUSTIFIED BY FAITH, we have peace with

God through our Lord Jesus Christ:"

Romans 5:1

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of

yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any

man should boast."

Ephesians 2:8-9

"I didn`t know that. I was never taught that by my church. I was taught

that we must work for our salvation."

"Have you been born again?"

"Oh, yes...when I was baptized!"

"Holy Baptism possesses first place among the Sacraments,

because it is the door of spiritual life, for by it we

become members of Christ, and of the Body of the Church."

Council of Trent

"By the Sacrament of Baptism into the crucified and risen

Christ man is reborn to a sharing of the divine life."

Vatican II

"Baptism is the sacrament of spiritual regeneration by

which a person is incorporated in Christ and made a

member of his Mystical Body, given grace, and cleansed

from original sin."


(page 223)

"Can you name ONE SCRIPTURE that advocates the baptism of infants? Can

you quote one that proves that the process of being born again can be

administered by a priest or bishop or pope?"


"You have been guilty of many sins in your life."

"Well...that`s true....but surely You know that I have committed very

few mortal sins."

"You make a distinction between types of sins?

"Why, yes! As I was taught:

"One who remains in sanctifying grace for any length of

time..amasses an abundance of supernatural treasure. But

even one mortal sin suffices to deprive a person of this


`The Sins Are Forgiven`, by

Francis Connell, C.SS.R., Imp.

Francis Spellman. p. 28

"I say that you have been guilty of murder every day of your adult


"What? I have never killed anyone!"

"You have never read My Word!"

"For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumbles

on one point, he is guilty of it all."

James 2:10

"Have you ever committed adultery?"

"No, Lord! I have never in my life done that!"

"Have you ever looked upon a woman with lust in your heart?"


"Then you have committed adultery."

" You have heard that it was said by them of old time,

Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That

whoever looks upon woman to lust after her has committed

adultery with her already in his heart."

Matthew 5:27-28

"Therefore you have unknowingly committed millions of sins throughout

your life."

"Well...if You say so it must be true."

"Did you `confess` these sins to your `priest`?"

"No...I was unaware of their existence. I was never taught these


"You have gone to your church for more than 70 years, yet you know

almost nothing of My Word and My Doctrines. How is that possible?"

"That`s the way the Catholic church is! We are not allowed to question

the rulings of our church!"

"You are filthy with sin, and you have been, all of your life."

"Lord, I never knew that! Does this mean that I will be forced to

go to Purgatory?"

"What Scripture did you refer to in order to believe in the

existence of this `Purgatory`?"

"Why, I never questioned the teaching....Catholics are not

allowed to question the traditions of the church. Pope Pius IX, who

defined the tradition of purgatory, ruled that every member of the

church must believe it `firmly and with constancy` (without deviation).

If this TRADITION is not believed in its entirety a Catholic `cannot be

a member in good standing` of the Body of Christ." Therefore, I had to

believe this doctrine, or else I would have had to quit the church. I

couldn`t do that!"

"The word `purgatory` does not appear anywhere in My Word. It is

a fabrication of your church. They have twisted the meaning of My Word

to suit their purposes. They have inserted this false `tradition`."

"I did not know that."

"In your church, the pope is considered equal to God."

"Many Catholics do not realize this, but it is true, Lord."

Pope John XXI I ruled in 1685 that: "To believe that

our Lord God the Pope has not the power to decree as he

has decreed is to be deemed heretical."

Pope Pius X stated: "The Pope is not only the

representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ


"Pope Nicholas I: "The appelation of God had been

confirmed by Constantine on the pope, who, being God,

cannot be judged by man."

"Don`t go to God for forgiveness of sin, come to me."

Pope John Paul II

Los Angeles Times


"You have been deceived, and that is a sin against My Word."

"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no

man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying,

I am Christ; and shall deceive many."

Matthew 24:4-5

"However, since you consider the pope to be My representative, I will

show you why it is a lie."

1. Christ wore a crown of thorns. (Matthew 27:29)

"Among the pope`s insignia (is)...the triple crown"

Externals of the Catholic Church

Msgr. John O`Sullivan, pg. 9

2. Christ said, "My Kingdom is not of this world." (John 17:36)

The pope is "Sovereign of the State of Vatican City" and a

"temporal monarch."

(Ibid., pg. 9)

3. Christ washed the feet of His Disciples, manifesting the

spirit of humility worthy of emulation by His followers.

(John 3:15)

For centuries, the pope presented his foot to be kissed by devout


Catholic Dictionary of Theology,

Volume III, pg. 178

4. Christ gave His Gospel free to all.

The pope authorizes stipends for masses.

Priest Conway, `The Question Box`

5. Christ lived a chaste, sinless life.

Even Catholic theologians admit many popes were decadent and

immoral. Nevertheless, the decadent popes are still considered to

"be God", as declared by pope Nicholas I.

6. Christ chose The Holy Spirit to be His Vicar on Earth.

(John 14:26)

"Christ chose Saint Peter to be His Vicar on earth. These

powers were passed on the his successors."

Catholic Almanac, pg. 145

7. Christ is the Head of His Church. (Collossians 1:18)

"St. Peter....the head of the church...these prerogatives

were passed on to his successors."


8. Christ claims infallibility for Himself and The Word of God only.

"The successor of infallible in matters of faith

and morals."

Externals of the Catholic Church,

O`Sullivan, pg. 5


9. Christ taught that sins were to be forgiven by God.

(1 John 1:9)


The Scriptures teach that "only God can forgive sins"

(Mark 2:7).

The Baltimore Catechism defines confession as follows:

"Confession is the telling of our sins to an authorized priest for the

purpose of attaining forgiveness."

The book, `Instructions for Non-Catholics`, says: "A priest does not

have to ask God to forgive your sins. The priest himself has the

power to do so in Christ's name. Your sins are forgiven by the priest

the same as if you knelt before Jesus Christ and told them to Christ


10. Christ taught his followers to pray to God through Him.

(John 16:23)

The Catholic church teaches followers to pray to Mary.

"We often can more quickly obtain what we ask by calling on

the name of Mary than by invoking that of Jesus."

Glories of Mary, Liguori, pg. 254

11. Christ taught that salvation was by faith and grace alone.

(John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9)

"It is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and

this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God --not by

works, so no one can boast."

(Ephesians 2:8-9)

The Catholic church teaches salvation by works.

"If anyone says that justifying faith is nothing else than

confidence [faith] in divine mercy, which remits sins for

Christ's sake, or that it is this confidence alone that

justifies us, let him be cursed."

Council of Trent, Sixth Session,

Justification, Canon 12

"We sin by presumption when we trust we can be saved by God alone

without our own efforts."

St. Peter`s Catechism, pg. 33

12. Christ was poor and lowly.

The pope is the head of a material empire, the Vatican, that

is worth millions of dollars.



13. Christ had no place to lay His head. (Matthew 8:20)

The pope lives in a vast palace, surrounded by wealth and



"Do you still believe that the pope and I are similar in any



"Do you believe that your priests and the pope are somehow `more holy`

than the common man?"

"Oh, yes. That was verified by the Council of Trent."

"The document on the church repeats in substance the

teaching of the Council of Trent that priests and bishops

are the representatives of God on earth.....justly,

therefore, they are called not only angels, but gods,

holding as they do the place of authority of God on earth."

Catechism of Trent

"You have placed your trust for salvation in your church and in works,

instead of placing your trust in Me. Your beliefs have failed you."

"But Jesus, I saw miracles in my church! I saw people getting

healed; people getting their prayers answered!"

"Do you think that a person is `holy` because they have performed


"Of course!!!"

"Not every one that says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter

into the kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the will

of My Father, who is in Heaven. Many will say to me in

that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name?

And in Thy name have cast out devils? And in Thy name done

many wonderful works?

And then will I profess to them, I never knew you; depart

from Me, you that work iniquity."

- Matthew 7:22

"I had to believe these things! I couldn`t leave my church! I was sure

that I could trust the Catholic church`s teachings! I would have lost

my friends!"

"It is written.....

"He that loveth father or mother more than me is not

worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more

than me is not worthy of me.

And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me,

is not worthy of me."

Matthew 10:37-38

"For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words,

of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come

in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy


Luke 9:26

"For your sake, and for the sake of all men, I visited the earth

as a human. I experienced the same feelings that you have. I knew

despair, hunger, and loneliness.

"The night before I was arrested, I suffered greatly. I sweated

perspiration mixed with blood. Many believe this was because I was

afraid to die. That is a lie. It was because I knew that I was going to

have to bear the weight of the sins of the world. I, the only human who

has ever lived who was sinless, would have to bear the weight of the

sins of the world.

"I was going to have to bear the wrath of The Father. The worst

part was that I was going to have to be, for the first time, separated

from The Father. That is why I dreaded the crucifixion.

"I was arrested without cause. I offered no resistance. I was

repeatedly slapped and struck in the face. I was struck in the stomach

repeatedly. The soldiers made a game of asking Me questions, and when I

did not reply, they slapped Me on the face. They also spat on my face.

They mocked Me as being `The King of The Jews`. Throughout it all, I

remained silent.

"All of my friends had fled. Peter, whom your church falsely calls

`the first pope`, denied that he even knew Me three times the day I was


"I was crowned with a crown of thorns, the barbs of which were

driven into My head with a hammer. I had justly claimed to be the King

of The Jews, so the Roman soldiers gave Me a wooden staff and a purple

robe to wear. Then I was taken to be scourged. At all times, the

soldiers taunted Me repeatedly. They repeatedly hit Me and spat in My

face. I accepted this humiliation without comment.

"Before scourging, I was stripped naked and My hands were tied to

an upright post. My back, buttocks, and legs were flogged by two


"The flagrum, with which I was scourged, was a short whip with

several braided leather thongs, each having a lead ball or sharp pieces

of sheep bones in them. These caused deep contusions and lacerations.

The bones would slice and gouge out pieces of flesh as they were


"After a time, the outer flesh was literally ripped loose, and

then the underlying skeletal areas were exposed to the same treatment.

The scourging was designed to shorten the time that a person would live

on the cross. My scourging was especially severe. I was given back My

purple robe, and was ordered to carry My cross to Calvary. Its weight

was about 200 pounds. Once during my walk to Calvary I had to have help

in carrying it. I fell many times, digging my bare knees into the stone


"At Calvary, My robe was torn off of Me, reopening the raw

lacerations caused by the scourging. I was thrown to the ground. The

nails used to crucify Me were spikes about 6 inches long. They had a

diameter of about one inch. After having the nails driven through My

arms, I was hoisted upright. To affix My feet, My legs were rotated

laterally, so that the nail could be driven between the ankle and the

heel of My foot.

"Soon, insects and birds came around to partake of My flesh, and

that of the two thieves that were crucified with Me. The insects landed

and burrowed into our eyes and noses. The birds tore at our flesh.

"After a time, My bodily weight caused My wrists and shoulders to

dislocate. The cause of death in most crucifixions was asphyxiation.

In order to exhale, I had to press upward with My legs. This produced

excruciating pain.

"For three hours I hung there. For three hours I paid the penalty

for your sins. For three hours I was taunted by the Roman soldiers.

Finally, I died."

"That is what I did for you. What have you done for Me?"

As I look down from Heaven, I see you attending a church that

openly practices idolatry, ascribing that material objects such as

statues, crosses and candles have supernatural powers, because they

have been `blessed` by the priests of your church.

I see a church with vast material wealth, while people are starving

around the world.

I see a church that prohibits marriage with non-Catholics, unless the

non-Catholic agrees to a humiliating submission that any children

resulting from the marriage will be Catholics. By doing this, the

Catholic church is guaranteed new members. This denies those children

the freedom of choosing their own beliefs.

I see a church that attributes the power to forgive sin to men, while

My Word explicitly says otherwise.

I see a church that has even changed the Ten Commandments in its Bible,

to better suit its purposes.

I see a church that proclaims its priests and pope to literally be God

on earth.

I see a church that has placed a common woman (Mary) to be equal to Me,

with her being called `co-redemptrix` and `co-mediator` while My Word

plainly says otherwise.

I see a church that collects money for prayers for the dead, so that

they can be `prayed` out of a non-existent place, `purgatory`.

I see a church that calls its priests `father`, and its `pope` the

`holy father`, while My Word explicitly commands otherwise.

I see a church that controls its members from cradle to grave, telling

its members what books they can read, what movies they may see, and

branding any teaching contrary to the beliefs of the Catholic as

`Protestant` or `heresy`.

I see a church that `venerates` statues, while My Word explicitly

commands otherwise.

I see a church that worships and prays to hundreds to so-called

`saints`, while My Word explicitly commands that God alone is worthy of


I see a church that does not deliver the true message of the Gospel of

Jesus Christ, which plainly states that salvation can be guaranteed;

instead, the true Gospel is distorted so that its message has been


I see a church composed of people who are willingly spiritually blind,

unable to determine the worth of any teaching, contrary to My Word.

Where is your pope now? Here and now, My Word is the only

thing that matters. You had, during your life, several opportunities to

receive the truth, but you refused them. Your son, who `fell away` from

the Catholic church, exposed you to the truth. You dismissed his words

as `Protestant teaching`. Did you read My Word in the Bible, to

determine if your son`s words might be true? Of course not. That would

have required you to think for yourself. That would have been

`inconvenient`. Instead, you made excuses, to cover up the lack of

foundation for your beliefs.

Your son`s words made you very uncomfortable, didn`t they? Do you

know why? It was because, deep down inside, you knew that My Word is

true, and you knew that the lies you have believed all of your life

crumble before the true Word of God.

Yet you chose to remain faithful to your church, rather than

hearing My Word. You never realized that by rejecting My Word, you

rejected Me.

You have made Me a liar, preferring to believe the words of your

church, instead of My Word. You chose to be a Catholic rather than a

Christian. Your church was more important to you than Me, and My Word.

If I had personally stood on the steps of your church and declared

the Truth to you, you would have, even then, not believed. You would

have dismissed Me as an insane person.

It is tragic, because there are so many devout Catholics in the

world. If they were as faithful to My Word as they have been to their

church, they would be some of the greatest Christians the world has

ever known. But because they have been misled, because they have been

deceived, they are not of My Church.

Should I admit to Heaven a person who has been exposed to My Word,

and who has rejected it? Should I admit to Heaven a person who has

faithfully chosen to attend a church that practices idolatry? Should I

admit to Heaven a person who would gladly travel hundreds of miles to

see the `pope`, and who has prayed to hundreds of so-called `saints`,

thereby elevating them to be worthy of worship, equal to Me? Should I

admit to Heaven a person who believes that wearing a `scapular` or

medal or cross can guarantee salvation, something that is obtainable

ONLY by accepting ME as Lord and Savior? Should I admit to Heaven a

person who has denied their children the God-given right to choose

their own beliefs, because it was prohibited by the Catholic church?

Since you have not believed My Word, but have stubbornly believed

in the empty words of pompous men, you are lost."

"What? But I believe in God, and in Heaven!!"

"SO DO THE DEMONS. I NEVER KNEW YOU. Depart from Me, into everlasting


".....there was a certain rich man, who was clothed in

purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day.

And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was

laid at his gate, full of sores. And desiring to be fed

with the crumbs which fell from the rich man`s table;

moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores.

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was

carried by the angels into Abraham`s bosom: the rich man

also died, and was buried.

And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and

saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he

cried and said, father Abraham, have mercy on me, and

send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in

water, and cool my tongue.

But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your

lifetime you received good things, and likewise Lazarus

evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are


And beside all this, between us and you there is a great

gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to

you cannot: neither can they pass to us, that would come

from hence.

Then he said, I pray thee therefore that you would send

him to my father`s house: For I have five brothers: that

he may testify to them, lest they also come to this

place of torment.

And Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the

prophets; let them hear them.

And he said, Nay, father Abraham, (they will not believe

them), but if one went to them from the dead, they would


But Abraham said to him, If they hear not Moses and the

prophets, neither will they be persuaded, even though

one rose from the dead."

Luke 16:19-31





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