Reward & Punishment
Protestant Personal Savior
Women in Men's Attire
Catholic Treasure Books
August 14, 1997
by Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher, OFM Cap.
Reward and Punishment
When St. Francis of Assisi sent his Friars out into
the world to preach to the people, he told them to speak simply, and to
speak of punishment and reward, that is, of hell and heaven. When
a priest is all absorbed in the work of his office, he can easily get away
from this basic topic. All of us will some day be in heaven or in hell,
and both places are forever.
Persons who die in sanctifying grace will go to
heaven, and those who die in mortal sin will go to hell. Then just
why is heaven and hell without end - forever? The answer lies in
the determination of the will of those who must go to either place.
Those who die loving God (that is, living in obedience
to God), after death have their nature so perfected that they of their
own free will, will love God and obey God forever. Hence, they actively
with their own free will love God with all their heart, and God in His
justice rewards them forever. There is perfect obedience and love
of God in their heart - pulsating on and on. Likewise, God is returning
His love by rewarding them according to the degree of love they had at
the moment of death and which continues the same forever and ever.
Hence, there is no going up or down in heaven. The Saints have their
lot set, once and for all, at the moment of death.
We must also consider the lot of the damned.
When one dies in mortal sin (that is, in rebellion to God), he is likewise
perfected in his nature so that his will, will continue on and on forever.
He will hate God forever with the degree of hatred he had at the moment
he died. That act of hatred will never get greater or less forever.
The damned will tell God, “I hate You, and I
will hate You on and on, forever.” God in His justice will tell him
that He will keep the blowtorch of hell on him as long as he continues
to hate Him. We know that the damned souls with their perfected nature
will never change their mind. They actively hate God forever, and
God actively punishes them forever. God knows that the Saints in
heaven will never offend Him, and God also knows that the damned in hell
will never repent. Forever, there will be love and reward in heaven,
and forever there will be hatred and punishment in hell.
Protestants & “Your Personal Savior”
Reality is reality. If one thinks snake oil
will cure his cancer he is in for a rude awakening. If one thinks
that “merely by accepting Christ as his personal savior,” he will get himself
into heaven he is in for a rude awakening. Continuing...
We Must Be In God’s Church
The first and most fundamental commandment of God
is that one must be in His Church in order to get into heaven. Without
that step all other good works and sacrifices “even to die for Christ”
will not get one into heaven.
Before moving on to other newsletter materials
I shall conclude this portion with “something to think about.” From
THE SOURCES OF CATHOLIC DOGMA (Denzinger) Number 469, I quote Pope Boniface
“Furthermore, we declare, say, define, and proclaim
to every human creature that they by necessity for salvation are entirely
subject to the Roman Pontiff.”
If that does not bother you, consider what was given
at the LATERAN COUNCIL IV (1215) in Denzinger number 430. It says:
“One indeed is the universal Church of the faithful,
outside of which no one at all is saved.”
If you are opposing those statements at death you
will freely oppose them in hell forever -- ouch!!
Men’s Attire Worn by Women
Below is a summary of a letter by Giuseppe Cardinal
Siri, in Genoa, June 12, 1960, addressed to the clergy, to sisters and
educators. See the complete letter, Men's
Dress Worn by Women.
In this letter, Cardinal Siri does not address
the problem of modesty. He points out that trousers on women may
be so made, that there is nothing immodest about them. They
are long enough; they are sufficiently loose fitting and the like.
He zeros in on the problem of women dressing like men. I quote the
“.... it is a different aspect of women wearing
of men’s trousers which seems to us the gravest.
“The wearing of men’s dress by women affects:
I sure wish I had time to give you this scholarly
study in toto. More learned and holy men than I am have given us this study
for the good of all men.
the woman herself, by changing the feminine psychology
proper to women;
the woman as wife of her husband, by tending to vitiate
relationships between the sexes;
the woman as mother of her children by harming her
dignity in her children’s eyes.
No matter how we are convinced that we can get
away from ruin, if we violate natural law it will “get” us. Here is how
it is stated. God always forgives (if there is repentance); man sometimes
forgives (if there is repentance), but nature never forgives. Boldly
stated, castration will always have its effects whether we like it or not.
Before moving on I shall give you the next paragraph
in Cardinal Siri’s warning to his people and indirectly to the world.
I sure wish he had become Pope, but Divine Providence had it as we have
it today. God has a way to make Saints with the evil acts of evil
“In truth the motive impelling women to wear
men’s dress is always that of imitating, nay, of competing with the man
who is considered stronger, less tied down, more independent. This
motivation shows clearly that male dress is the visible aid to bring about
a mental attitude of being like a man. Secondly, ever
since men have been men, the clothing a person wears, modifies that person’s
gestures, attitudes and behavior, such that, from merely being worn outside,
clothing comes to impose a particular frame of mind inside.”
Ladies, if you insist on wearing men’s clothing (ugly
jeans, or even pretty ones, with the zipper in the front) you will certainly
succeed in dragging your generation down the sewer to hell. God always
forgives; man sometimes forgives, but nature never forgives.
Home Schooling Is Wonderful
In the August 11, 1997 edition of the Spotlight
there is a Special Supplement: Education and Home Schooling: The
Fight for America’s Future. The address of the paper is:
The supplement’s stated price is (8 copies for $4.40
+ copies 30 cents each. Price includes shipping and handling).
300 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003.
I congratulate all the parents who home school
their children. You and your children will be blessed by God.
Get the word out to as many people as possible; save your country, save
souls - set the pattern that will make Saints. We live for nothing
For those who still do not know it, Public Schools
are a diabolic invention put in place by the One Worlders who in turn are
the stupid minions of Satan. I must bring these things to your attention.
In my Caritas Newsletter of July 1997, I quoted Pope Felix III as follows:
“Not to oppose error, is to approve of it, and
not to defend truth is to suppress it, and indeed to neglect to confound
evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them.”
TAN Books and Publishers, Inc.
Recently TAN BOOKS AND PUBLISHERS, INC. sent out
their 1997 Fall catalog. TAN’s new catalog contains fifteen new printings
of old and sacred books. I know, from reading nearly all of those
books that they are first class. This publishing company does a tremendous
service to truth and holiness. While I take exception to TAN's putting
some Novus Ordo rules (footnote additions) in the Baltimore Catechism,
I still tell you that the loss of TAN from the scene would be tragic.
No other publisher is in existence that can supply for TAN as it now functions.
As you may know TAN had to file bankruptcy Chapter
11 nearly a year ago. There is light in the end of the tunnel.
Here I quote TAN in the present catalog:
“Chapter 11 protects us from the demands of our
creditors for debts incurred prior to filing on December 13, 1996, until
a payment plan to repay those debts is approved by the creditors.
Then we pay them according to that plan. That plan went out to the
creditors only July 11, and they have until September 17 1997 to vote on
it. In the meantime, if we do not continue to show a profit during
the 2 months we are still in Chapter 11 (through about 9/25/97), the bankruptcy
court can force us into Chapter 7, (total bankruptcy), close us down, sell
off the assets, and TAN becomes history.”
To those of you that have the TAN catalog I encourage
you to purchase the books you like and can afford as soon as possible.
The fifteen new titles are gems, indeed. To those who do not have
the catalog I encourage you to call TAN for this catalog. The number
to call is 1-800-437-5876. Check out the fifteen new titles, please.
You should also visit the TAN website which is http://www.tanbooks.com.
Catholic Treasures - More Books
It could be that some of you home schoolers cannot
purchase these two books immediately, but for your sake I want this recorded
in the newsletter.
P.O. Box 5034
Monrovia, CA 91017
First of all, Catholic Treasures holds
the error that there is no baptism of blood and desire. You
are not to purchase those books.
The books that are most valuable are: The American
Cardinal Readers - All 8 Texts - Grades 1 thru 8 - originally published
by Benzinger Bros. in the 1920s. I have seen these books, and those
who use them love them. The complete set (Reg. $147.00) is now $125.00
(plus $7.00 s/h), complete set ITEM # 10027. You can order any single
copy that you desire. For that get your own catalog. These
books are thoroughly Catholic; from Adam and Eve on and on to Our Lord,
the Mass and so forth.
Catholic Treasures has another good book especially
for beginners. The title is Catholic Home Schooling by Mary
Kay Clark, Ph.D., a writer (as of the Novus Ordo) who still remembers our
traditions. If you get the catalog you can read the program.