Sayings of Truth & Error
Meekness & Firmness
Vatican II Website
Getting to Heaven
July 3, 1997
by Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher, OFM Cap.
May the grace and peace of Our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ, be with all of you. May the first tastes of the beatific
vision, already here on earth, season you with great happiness - even among
all your trials and sufferings.
Sayings to be Known and Remembered
from the Fathers and Doctors of the Church
The truth has set bounds. But evil and falsehood
multiplies without end; and the more these (evils) are pursued, the more
error they produce. St. Jerome
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.
Pope Felix III
He who can correct any evil, and neglects to do it,
makes himself accessory to the same. St. Gregory
He that sees another in error, and endeavors not
to correct it, testifies himself to be in error. Pope Leo
We seek no conquest over our adversaries; but only
that truth may overcome falsehood. St. Jerome
It is better that scandal arise than that truth be
concealed. St. Gregory the Great
Our good fortune (on the way to heaven) or our misfortune
(on our way to hell) largely follows our basic knowledge and philosophy
I had a second cousin, a medic, in the military
service on Okinawa who (strangely) compared himself to me without any urging
on my part. He said to me once as I was visiting him and his family
on a military base, "You live for saving souls; I live for making money."
Strangely, he seemed to be happy with his lot. Obviously, I was happy
with my lot. He was worldly, and I was other worldly.
I shall bring you some more truisms. For those
who love God all things work for the good. All things include not
only what we see as good, but also those things we see as evil. The
one who loves God thanks Him for any good that comes to him, and thus he
is rewarded for his humility before God. He also sees purification
in himself by means of misfortune even from the suffering of his own sins.
Let us spend a little time with the word Purification.
I shall be quoting from a very naturally and supernaturally gifted author.
He is Father Edward Leen, C.S.Sp. M.A., D.D., and his book is "Why
The Cross", London, Sheed & Ward 1938 - Imprimatur.
We quote from page 92.
"Man becomes happy by becoming like to God.
The Cross, willingly accepted and one in union with Christ effect this
We go to page 93.
"In the loving designs of the Savior, the Cross
is not meant to be an accidental or a violent intrusion into life.
He deliberately plans existence for us so that it may be the crucifixion
or destruction in our souls of what stands between us and God. On
the other hand, prompted by our instinctive repugnance to suffering, we
are prone to clamor to the Redeemer to remove from our path the irksome,
the disagreeable and the painful. Man is persuaded that were suffering
removed from his life, he would be happy. God's view is not this.
He knows that without suffering, our souls cannot be purified of the dross
that clings to them in consequence of the original prevarication.
Without purification the soul cannot freely enjoy what it is created to
enjoy. It cannot be happy by any other way."
We now turn to our final purification, and we marvel
at the absolute purity that is required of every soul that receives the
beatific vision in heaven. We turn to Father Leen's book mentioned
above, and we quote from page 97.
"Our happiness is attained when the undivine
in us, that which in us is unlike God and alien to Him, is purged away
from our souls. This purgation, if not done in this life, is wrought
out with extreme agony in the life to come. Purgatory is a loving
invention of God which pursues man, for his own good, even beyond the gates
Multitudes, failing to profit, on this earth, by
all that Christianity provides for them to effect the divinisation of their
souls, quit the world, the task not completed. Were there no Purgatory,
souls that leave this earth unpurified, though not entirely estranged from
God, could never enjoy the Beatific Vision. Nothing defiled can enter
heaven, enjoy intimate union with God, and share His Beatific Life.
Faith, laying hold of sufferings and united there with the Cross of Christ,
enables man to accomplish, during the time of, what otherwise has to be
accomplished at incalculably greater cost, when the time of trial is past.
So bitter is the process of purification in the world to come, as compared
with the same process as wrought out on earth, that God, in His love, gives
largely of the Cross to His friends in order to save them from the fate
of quitting the world unpurified, and consequently, immediately inapt for
the Beatific Vision."
St. Catherine writes: "no
tongue can confess, no mind can conceive what is the pain of Purgatory.
The pain experienced there is in its intensity, like the pain of hell itself."
Above I stated that "for those who love God all
things work for good." Let us delve more deeply into this mystery.
"All things that occur on earth are for the benefit of the elect."
God determined to bring a full number of human beings into heaven.
Likely, men (Saints) are to take the vacated seats of the angels who fell
from heaven through their disobedience.
Since God knew from all eternity each and every
judgment of His free creatures He was able to set things in proper order
to get what He wanted, namely, Saints in heaven.
Observe how God left the free will of evil men
run their course, and still He obtained just what He wanted. Herod
with his evil will determined to kill the Savior. God did not thwart
his will or his action. What God did do, He moved Jesus out of his warpath.
Hence, our Divine Savior was not killed in a short and comparatively easy
way, but He was preserved for His very painful crucifixion. Through
that crucifixion He was to show us the great value of our eternal salvation,
and He showed us the road to heaven, namely, the way of the cross.
God knew how Pontius Pilate would act before the
pressure of the High Priests, and He had the Savior in Jerusalem for the
great drama of His crucifixion. God left men do their evil deeds
to accomplish that what He wanted accomplished, namely, that we would have
the Catholic Church as we have it since the death of Christ.
I feel that it is impossible for me to hold your
credibility without bolstering what I say from Sacred Scripture itself.
I copy from a small booklet entitled: Uniformity With God's Will,
by St. Alphonsus de Ligouri. You can buy this devotional book from TAN
Books and Publishers, Inc. Rockford, IL 61105. St. Alphonsus (after
he wrote this booklet) continued to read it for his own devotion, and when
he became blind he had others read it to him - what a gem! On
page eleven of this booklet we read:
"It is certain and of faith, that whatever happens,
happens by the will of God: 'I am the
Lord forming the light and creating the darkness, making peace and creating
evil.' Isaias 45 :6 ,7
On page 13 of the above booklet we see how God uses
evil men to punish His elect (those to be saved):
"From God come all things, good as well as evil.
We call adversities evil; actually they are good and meritorious, when
we receive them as coming from God's hands: 'Shall there be evil
in the city which the Lord hath not done?' (from Amos, 3:6) 'Good things
and evil, life and death, poverty and riches are from God. Eccl.
"Thus the Lord told David He would be the author
of those things he would suffer at the hands of Absalom: 'I
will raise up evils against thee out of thy own house, and I will take
thy wives before thy face and give them to thy neighbor.' 2
Finally, still on page 13 we have the words of Our
"And our Lord himself told St. Peter that His
sacred passion came not so much from man as from his Father:
Once more, for those who love God all things work
for the good, and all things that happen are for the good of the elect.
God is producing His elect, with their cooperation, and we shall see this
mystery unfolded before us on judgment day.
'The chalice which my Father hath given me, shall
I not drink it." John 18:11
Whether we like it or not, God uses each one of
us as instruments in His hands (so to say) to make Saints.
How marvelous is God, as we see a facet of His goodness and greatness unfold
itself in the mystery Divine Providence!
Meekness and Firmness
Again by Divine Providence a publication came to
me entitled, SI SI NO NO, the ANGELUS Press, 2918 Tracy Ave.,
Kansas City, MO 64109. May 1997. SI means yes, and NO
In referencing this article, we in no way endorse
John XXIII. On the contrary, we do not recognize him as a true Catholic
nor a pope. In any case, the article goes about proving that John
XXIII does not deserve to be canonized a Saint. Why? Because he lacked
natural and supernatural firmness, and that alone shows that he did not
cooperate with God in making him a Saint.
On page 20, column two, John XXIII is quotes as
saying: "Me, I was born to bless and not to condemn."
"Jesus, St. Paul, St. John the Evangelist and
numerous great and holy Popes did not limit themselves to blessing - an
easy and sympathetic task - but also exercised the solemn duty of condemning
"The wip was not made for the hand of Roncalli"
says Molinari, "however, Jesus himself used the wip."
Now let us study an important principle of action
that must be found in the life and actions of every Saint.
Jesus asks us to learn of Him because He is meek
and humble of heart. There is no doubt about that as we study His
words and works. No repentant sinner was ever turned away by Our
Lord. In fact, He constantly invited sinners to repent and return
to Him. He is for sure, meek and humble of heart.
The other end of the stick, which is obvious,
but not often explained is that Our Lord was firm when dealing with unconverted
sinners. He disdained insincerity and hypocrisy. He called
Herod a fox. He called the scribes and Pharisees a brood of vipers.
He took the wip to those who defiled the Temple.
It should go without explaining, that name-calling
has a very definite purpose. It is to make the unwary public aware
of evil men. The fox sneaks into the chicken coop. The snake
bites to poison and kill. Beware of the fox and the snake - that
is the name of the game.
Once again, John XXIII had only one end of the
stick to perfection. He was meek and humble (or just mush) of heart,
but he lacked the divine characteristic of firmness, and for that reason
he stands condemned even by a theologian in his own Novus Ordo church.
This is a most interesting study and a sound lesson to all of us.
Looking ahead, what a sky-full of flak will hit
our new and true Pope once he does his duty by condemning and anathematizing
the evils of this day! There is a humorous saying which goes as follows:
if you cannot stand the heat keep out of the kitchen.
When John XXIII died he was universally called
"Good Pope John." You older readers should assure the younger readers
that this is so. The Jews just loved him, for he handed the Church
over to them. It was also said that John XXIII was the best Pope
that the Protestants ever had. You older readers, stand with me in
telling this history to the younger generation. Now the
world must crawl out of that dung heap, or just let the world ever get
more and more rotten.
Novus Ordo Website and the
"Popes" of Vatican II
Recently, while browsing the Vatican II website at
http://www.vatican.va with one of our Catholics, we came upon something
very amazing. We were amazed at the many languages in which
the site is presented. We browsed the English language site, since
that is our native language. Even more amazing and something
that really caught our attention on the Vatican II website was found under
the title "Popes." What do you think we found? The site
listed only four Popes, and they were John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I,
and John Paul II and that is all - "basta finita", "Das ist alles."
The conclusion is clear. The Council Vatican
II Church (the Novus Ordo) does not consider itself one with the Popes
from St. Peter until the death of Pope Pius XII. They started an
entirely new religion with John XXIII.
Just consider what would happen if they admitted
into their "list of Popes" all the Popes that preceded John XXIII.
Those true Popes would condemn the new Church to the pit of hell, as I
have done (quoting those Popes) over the years. The Vatican II freedom
of religion platform is even called insanity by former Popes. See
my document entitled Vatican II Council Teaches Heresy.
Now we come with the "rest of the story."
Recently I saw a very large dumpster beside an old convent of Sisters.
The mammoth dumpster was about full, and books were even on the ground.
I asked, "What is going on?" The worker told me that the materials,
books, in the dumpster were recyclable materials. Very likely the
materials in those books were from Popes prior to the "reign" of John XXIII.
The rotten menu of error from John XXIII and his
successors has the right of way in the world today. The wholesome bead
of life from the days of St. Peter until the death of Pope Pius XII is
now relegated to the dumpster. That is the rest of the story.
I am still amazed that the Novus Ordo men in the www.vatican.va
site have the honesty to tell us this by deleting all the Popes previous
to John XXIII from their "list of Popes." Scrap the true Popes, and
scrap the true books, and then we can ruin a blind and stupid world.
I say, "Begone Satan."
Modesty in Dress
As I begin this tract I realize that I am speaking
about something that will bring me some flak. In the rite for consecrating
the Bishop, the Church urges on the new Bishop that he keep good discipline
or good order. There will always be evil and stupid people who will
challenge good order, and the rulers of society must defend the society
from internal and external ruin.
Clothing has 3 purposes:
It seems we could add a 4th, and that is the garments
should distinguish the sexes. Uni-sex garments are out!
to cover our nakedness
to protect us from the element of cold, heat, rain
and so forth
to ornament the body
I am not going to deal with #2, although something
could be said to the kids who follow the crowd in not wearing a head cover
when we have frigid weather.
According to # 3, clothing should ornament the
body. That gives us human dignity. Working clothing must be fitted
for the job. A farmer and railroad man need tough fabric. Lace
is out of place.
Years ago no one ever said "cool" when he had
a pair of worn-out blue jeans. He would never wear such a fabric
even when new to a celebration or when traveling. With rock music
and horrid art our society has lost their sense of class. Ugliness
has become beauty, and that is communism.
Unfortunately, even in our Catholic group this
error is seen as truth by more than just a few. When going to Mass
or sacraments (baptism outside of Mass) denim may not be used in trousers,
jackets, skirts and dresses including over coats. Of late a semi-denim
cloth has come on the market. That is to be avoided also. We
are Catholics, and we should confine such materials where they are fitting,
namely, in the work place.
We now turn to the topic of modesty in dress,
covering our nakedness. Lest you feel all bad about this instruction
I shall give you a chance to smile or laugh. It is related that Josepi
Roncalli (later John XXIII) had dinner at a formal reception, and he was
seated beside a society lady who was boldly dressed, beyond the norms of
People wondered how this diplomatic Church official
would handle the situation. When the meal was over he stepped away
from the table with an apple in his hand. He went up to the lady
(should we call her that?) and offered it to her. She replied that
she did not want to eat an apple at that time, right after the wonderful
banquet. Monsignor Roncalli kept on insisting that she eat the apple.
Finally the lady asked him just why he wanted her to eat that apple.
He then gave her the punch line, "Because when Eve ate the apple she recognized
that she was naked!"
Over and over the Popes of the past have insisted
that Bishops instruct the faithful on modesty in dress. Today, I
cannot get behind a Bishop, so I have to communicate this message on my
First of all, we deal with the length of the skirts
(or shorts if they are used). Skirts must be long enough so that
they cover the knees while seated. Skirts that are too tight, although
long enough, are also immodest.
Dresses should cover the body around the neck
so that it does not go more than two inches from the neck (front, back
and sides). The sleeves are to cover the arms to the elbows.
Some exceptions are made for sleeves going half way between the elbow and
shoulder when proper cuts are unavailable.
The materials should be of a nature that one cannot
see through them, unless there is a proper garment below the transparent
material. The color of the material should not be flesh colored.
We see women with flesh colored blouses that are perfectly modest, and
yet those women seem to be naked from the waste on up when seen from a
Dresses are to hide the body. Some dresses
gravely expose the bosom, and that is out.
Those who offend in this matter commit venial
sin or mortal sin in proportion as they are exposed. They have two
sins, all in one crack. They have a sin of impurity, and they have
the sin of scandal. By scandal they lead others into sin, and scandal
comes under the fifth commandment: "Thou shalt not kill (here it means
We already dealt with tight fitting skirts and
blouses. We cannot pass up pants for men and women. The trousers
must sufficiently lose so that the private parts of the body are not exposed.
We come to the morality of pants for women.
Different countries have different customs. The Vietnamese female
attire is similar to a lose fitting pajama. We have no bishop or
Pope to legislate on these matters, so we just follow the customs of the
general public. As for pants used at Mass and the sacraments, that
is out, and permitted only in time of war or such calamity when no dress
is available at all.
Hospitals, Nursing Homes,
The Jewish, Protestant, and pagan world generally
do not have institutions for caring for the sick, orphans, and elderly.
There are, however, exceptions to this rule.
I saw with my own eyes that when the Novus Ordo
took over, Catholic Sisters and Brothers gave away their institutions of
charity. Even the Capuchins in Milwaukee went so nuts that they gave
away a fine small hospital for one dollar.
Once the civilians took over, the hospitals lost
their note of love and charity. Prices went up. Services went
down. That trend has continued at an ever-accelerating rate.
Today if you do not have an insurance policy you could be driven to bankruptcy
in one short illness.
Just having a baby in some areas cost from six
to eight thousand dollars, that is, for an ordinary birth. When special
care and surgery are involved the sky is the limit. This situation
causes us to rethink our living.
First of all, except for surgery and the like
treatments we should learn how to treat all sickness with simple home treatments.
As a starter I would like to have all our young married couples join in
a learning effort to know how to have babies without a doctor - before,
during and after birth. We have a couple in Texas who are in such
a mode, and they have babies without a doctor. We have to keep our
options open if suddenly a doctor becomes needed for surgery, for example.
I remember this coming up in the seminary.
But the women will say we cannot chance going into a danger of death.
Bunk! There are many jobs that put one in the danger of death.
Think of a soldier or a cop. Their life is on the line day after
day. That is life. Why should mothers be spared that difficulty
and danger? Once the world is full of loving doctors and Sisters'
operated hospitals we can again go back to the possibly more safe methods.
Every family should school itself in home health
care. Every family should know what is wrong with the customs of
our society that are deadly, namely, soft drinks that are killing and fast
foods that really starve us to death if we are foolish enough to consume
Some of you may question just why I am involved
in this health program. It is because nobody else is doing so.
I am a priest to help Catholics save their immortal souls, not to care
for their sickness except in case of necessity. Remove that necessity,
and I will be happy. I am not out of order, for Our Lord fed the
hungry and cured the sick. Do not read this and just say, Oh hum!
There is nothing on earth as important as our getting ready for heaven.
God has determined the rules of that process, and only those who observe
those rules will make it to heaven.
Getting to Heaven
Nobody at all will go to heaven who dies outside God’s Church, the Catholic
Church handed down to us through the true Popes of the Catholic Church.
We live in a strange time of history in that there was a strange transformation
that took place after the death of Pope Pius XII (October 9, 1958).
At that time an anti-Catholic Church started, leaving behind nearly everything
that went before.
In this newsletter, I have pointed this fact out, and I feel bound in
charity to tell you what I learned from the church of John Paul II itself.
Please refer to the above article on the Novus Ordo
website. I urge you to give this matter your most serious consideration.
Here is the deal. The Catholic Church founded after the death
of Pope Pius XII has jettisoned all the Popes prior to their first hero,
John XXIII. They recognize only 4 popes who really are anti-popes,
agents of Satan.
It may interest you to know that I recognize all the Popes of history
including Pope Pius XII. I do not recognize the 4 “popes” who follow
Pius XII as being successor of the former long line of Popes. Now
in their WorldWide Website, John Paul II’s church refuses to recognize
the former Popes, and (of course) they recognize the bogus ones that followed
Pope Pius XII. We are working on the election of a Pope to follow
Pope Pius XII, and you can bet your boots that John Paul II’s church will
continue with only the “popes” starting with John XXIII. It is just
like the Lutheran Church which does not recognize the Popes before Luther,
and they don not recognize the Popes following Luther.
I holy my hand out to you asking you to join me in the Catholic Church
“outside of which there is absolutely no salvation,” – no forgiveness of
sins, no grace and no heaven, ever.
Please feel free to print this newsletter, or any other information
contained in this True Catholic website. It is a breath of fresh
air in the ugly arena of obfuscation.
I hope and pray that with the help of God, you may come to the knowledge
of the truth, which alone can make you free to walk the way of eternal
salvation. I am
Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher, OFM Cap.