… Greetings. I am a nineteen year old student from Sheffield, North England, studying at the University of Sheffield. I am a practicing Catholic, having begun my conversion from unbelief about two and a half years ago. I began watching your videos not so long after having begun my conversion, while I was still at a Novus Ordo church. I began by watching, if I remember correctly, the video comparing Benedict XVI and Alexander VI, and found it shocking. I moved onto your videos concerning salvation, and the errors of Vatican II and scandals of the Vatican II sect. Thank you for your work: I have found it most compelling and edifying.
I do have a few vexing questions I’d like to ask, though, before I would feel comfortable in fully accepting your positions…
[For example]: the invalidity of the Novus Ordo ‘priesthood’ and the invalidity of the New Mass. I would reject ordinations in the New Rite utterly if there weren’t any apparent ‘Eucharistic miracles’, as there reportedly have been in a number of New Masses. We have the examples of Salt Lake and Buenos Aires. What would be the explanation for such happenings?
That’s all I have for now. I hope you can find the time to respond.
Joseph S. Clarke
MHFM: We’re glad that you came across the material. People should be convinced of the positions we hold because they are based upon and proven by the teaching of the Church and the revelation of Jesus Christ. If you sincerely pray 15 decades of the Rosary each day and the Hail Mary frequently, and continue to look at the material, we believe you will become convinced of the positions.
To your question: With regard to so-called ‘Eucharist miracles’ at the New Mass, the answer is that there aren’t any. The few that have been reported are definitely false signs and wonders of the Devil or simply false reports. As an example of some of the false reports, a Novus Ordo publication stated:
Other recent reports of bleeding hosts have turned out to be false. For instance, last May, several blogs showed a photograph of a bleeding host at St. Patrick Church in Rochelle, Ill. At least one report even claimed the host had turned to flesh and blood. The pastor, Father Johnson Lopez, confirmed to the Register that it was only bacteria. “I truly believe in miracles, and an extraordinary miracle of the Eucharist would be a blessing for our community, but there was no miracle,” he said. (National Catholic Reporter)
Those that are not false reports are certainly false signs. Sacred Scripture specifically warns us that such false signs and wonders will happen in the final days. See 2 Thess. 2:9 and Matthew 24:24.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12: “Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and lying wonders, And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying. That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity.”
Matthew 24:24-25: “Then if any man shall say to you: Lo here is Christ, or there, do not believe him. For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Behold I have told it to you, beforehand. If therefore they shall say to you: Behold He is in the desert, go ye not out: Behold He is in the closets, believe it not.”
Moreover, our recent video on Magicians is very important to consider in this regard. It proves that the Devil is capable of working major false signs.
The Devil can only do what God permits him to do, but God sometimes allows him to perform lying wonders to deceive people. In fact, as the Magicians video shows, in many cases the signs worked by modern magicians are similar to those reported in the places you mention. Satan can’t turn bread and wine into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ, but he can make bread appear to bleed with regular blood as part of a false sign. We also learn this from the story of the Exodus.
Exodus 7:19-22- “And Moses and Aaron did as the Lord had commanded: and lifting up the rod, he struck the water of the river before Pharao and his servants: and it was turned into blood. And the fishes that were in the river died… And the magicians of the Egyptians with their enchantments did in like manner; and Pharao’s heart was hardened…”
That’s why one must always assess and judge these matters not by alleged signs and wonders, but by the teaching of Jesus Christ and His Church. The teaching of the Magisterium must always be our guide. It gives us the answer. According to the Church’s teaching, the New Mass is certainly a false and invalid service because it lacks a valid form. The New Rite of Ordination is also absolutely invalid based on Catholic teaching. The evidence against both is overwhelming and irrefutable. Moreover, the fruits of the New Mass are undeniably rotten and wicked. Even without considering the dogmatic evidence against the validity of the New Mass, when one thinks of all its rotten fruits and of all the souls being led into sin there, does it make any sense that God would work a miracle at the New Mass? No, it doesn’t.
God doesn’t work miracles to confirm people on a path to sin and Hell. Rather, in this time of apostasy God has allowed the Devil, as a punishment for sin and unbelief, to work numerous false signs that mislead those who receive not the love of the truth. Receiving not the love of the truth means resisting the true revelation of Jesus Christ and the teaching of the Magisterium. It means not judging all things by that teaching and rule. People who are not guided by the Magisterium are inclined to strange voices, to false doctrines, and to lying signs. When they resist what God has revealed and His Church has taught, sometimes God will give them over, in a powerful way, to be convinced by (or subjected to) the aforementioned deceptions as a punishment for their dishonesty and unbelief.
Another example of lying signs would be the many false apparitions that have occurred all over the Vatican II sect (the end-times Counter Church) during this apocalyptic period. Some of those false apparitions contain blatant heresies. They have been used to defend or support absurd notions, such as that people who promote false ecumenism and idolatry are good and should be followed. They are deceptions from Satan, just like any claim that there is a miracle in the New ‘Mass’. The New Mass is a false and invalid service. It is actually an abomination, and it must be avoided under pain of grave sin.