(2 Peter 3:10-13). Having analyzed the philosophy and theology of Teilhard de Chardin in Part I, the above-quoted words of a reigning Pope should take on immense, and immanently frightening, significance for any orthodox Catholic. I find myself now irresistibly led – and this precisely because it enables me both to act and to love in the fullest degree – to a view that harmonizes with the spirit of St. Paul: I see in the World a mysterious product of completion and fulfillment for the Absolute Being himself.” (p.54). In other words, at the age of 28, he was still looking for a justification for relishing the living over the dead. See more ideas about Jesus, Jesus crown, Jesus pictures. There is here no Adam and Eve created in the fullness of sanctifying grace, possessing the infused gifts, both natural and supernatural, necessary for what has traditionally been known as the state of “Original Justice.” There can be no loss of this state through Original Sin. It contains the following comment: “Against this horizon we can set the contribution of Fr. Interested in weekly reflections on the upcoming Sunday Scripture readings? Our Father... 1. And this is where Pope Francis comes upon the stage. Meditation: St. Alphonsus said: "This torture of the crown of thorns was one most full of pain; inasmuch as they everywhere pierced into the Sacred Head of the Lord, the most sensitive part…it was also that torture of His Passion which lasted the longest, as Jesus suffered from the thorns up to His death. Make the cards by cutting them apart on the solid lines and folding them on the dotted lines. It reminds all of us of the time when an unredeemed mankind awaited salvation. This passion stayed with him the rest of his life. Again, we tend to have a “diffused” view concerning the evil involved in the acceptance of evolutionary theory, and especially the consequences attendant upon having a Pope who is a convinced evolutionist. Such “beings” or “kinds” of being do certainly experience accidental change, but they cannot cease to be “what they are” without total corruption (in the case of living things this entails their death) of their substantial form. Pope Francis indeed seems to make “time” the very source of revelation and salvation. The Crowning with Thorns. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. There is, of course, a legitimate use of the expression “altar of the world”. The third work, The Mass on the World (originally titled The Priest), was begun in 1918, and it became a project which he worked on for the rest of his life. This, of course, is all very reminiscent of Joseph Ratzinger’s statement concerning the temporality of the universe, “which knows being only in the form of becoming”. Rather, they provide profound confirmation of the inevitable consequences of a decay of traditional Christian orthodoxy and civilization, and the resultant ascension to power of forces, ideas, individuals, and movements (Communism, Nazism, and secular-messianic democracy) at total war with Christianity. In order to see the grievous error represented in these passages from Laudato Si, we need only consult Holy Scripture, and the many passages from both Old and New Testaments which clearly reveal that the earth will totally perish and cease to be, that the world is not our lasting home, and that Christ’s assurance that He will “make all things new” in no way signifies a final transfiguration of any created thing, living or dead, which does not have a spiritual soul: With desolation shall the earth be laid waste, and it shall be utterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this word. The account tells us that sin begets sin, and that therefore all the sins of history are interlinked. In other words, evolutionary theory has now jumped what was once thought to be the impenetrable barrier between the physical and spiritual world; and both God and man, and all the truths concerning both God and man, are now being seen as subject to evolutionary growth and change. “In the middle of the court there stood the fragment of a pillar, and on it was placed a very low stool which these men maliciously covered with sharp flints and bits of broken potsherds. “It is Christ, in very truth, who saves, – but should we not immediately add that at the same time it is Christ who is saved by Evolution?”. 15:17). It is in the passages of this work that one sees both his endorsement of Teilhard’s system as a whole and his adoption of its specific terminology. He admits that, because of this conflict, “I had at that time [28 years old] come to a standstill in my awakening to Cosmic Life, and I could not start again without the intervention of a new force or a new illumination” (p. 23-24). This is absolutely contrary to Catholic doctrine and Thomistic metaphysics which rightly sees each created thing as possessing a substantial form determining a specific substantial being in itself. (p. 121). And the soldiers wove a crown out of thorns and placed it on his head, and clothed him in a purple cloak, and they came to him and said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" The Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns (also known as the Mocking of Christ, Ecce Homo, Behold the Man) Fruit of the Mystery: Moral Courage Intention: For a change of heart of providers of abortions and of their collaborators* Our Father, Hail Mary (10 times), Glory Be, O My Jesus**. This world now has a friend within the Church in the person of Pope Francis. Initial Prayers. 16 The soldiers led him away inside the palace, that is, the praetorium, and assembled the whole cohort. It also demands a “New Mass.”, Having detailed the nature of cosmic evolution, both Natural and Christic, Teilhard then breaks forth in a description of the “true” Cosmic Liturgy:”, “And then there appears to the dazzled eyes of the believer the Eucharistic mystery itself, extended infinitely into a veritable universal transubstantiation, in which the words of the Consecration apply not only to the sacrificial bread and wine but, mark you, to the whole mass of joys and sufferings produced by the Convergence of the World as it progresses.” (p. 94). Meditation: St. Alphonsus said: "So drained of Blood is He and wearied out with His torments … He can scarcely stand. Behold Him, all torn with wounds…. The fact is, however, that the opposite is true. Let us, first of all, establish absolute certainty as to Joseph Ratzinger’s embrace of evolution. THE THIRD SORROWFUL MYSTERY: THE CROWNING WITH THORNS. The Third Sorrowful Mystery The Crowning of Thorns Coloring Page (Please download to your computer and open in a.pdf program like Adobe Acrobat before printing for the best results!) As we have seen, the key “scientific” term which facilitates Teilhard’s system of evolutionary growth towards the Omega Point is “complexification.” Joseph Ratzinger seems enamoured of this term – there are eleven uses of the terms “complexity” or “complexification” in 10 pages of his treatment of the thought of Teilhard de Cardin. The Third Sorrowful Mystery The Crowning with Thorns Jesus is crowned with thorns. The Crowning with Thorns. When you pray the rosary, especially the Third Sorrowful Mystery, pray for those who so brazenly mock Jesus’ teachings for worldly gain. Let us listen for a moment to St. Hilary of Poitiers (+367) on the torment Christ suffered in this Third Sorrowful Mystery: The beaten Lord is dressed in a scarlet robe, a purple cloak and a crown of thorns, and a reed is placed in His right hand. “…the Christ of Revelation is none other than the Omega of Evolution.” (p.92). The second, titled The Christic, was written one month before his death in 1955. Teilhard de Chardin himself wants us to understand the childhood roots of his spiritual journey, and so we quote the following description of his first memory: A memory? Again, success in such an enterprise destroys the Catholic Faith. Amen . It has been our contention that the crisis now facing the Church is the greatest which it has faced in its 2,000 year journey through history. Teilhard teaches a double evolutionary movement in the universe, and a final convergence between what he calls the “God of the Ahead” and the “God of Above.” The God of the Ahead is the result of natural evolution from the geosphere (inanimate matter), to the biosphere (living things), to the noosphere (consciousness), and finally to the collective “Super-Mind” in the Omega Point. The Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns “The American dream endures. (John 19:2–3) Reflection Prayer. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. “From here it is possible to understand the final aim of the whole movement as Teilhard sees it: the cosmic drift moves ‘in the direction of an incredible ‘mono-molecular’ state, so to speak, in which…each ego is destined to attain in climax in a sort of mysterious superego’.” (p. 238). 17 They clothed him in purple and, weaving a crown of thorns, placed it on him. They stripped off his clothes and wrapped him in a scarlet military cloak. His evolutionary view is very different, and as we shall see, much more destructive to the Catholic Faith. Click here to support this Rosary! And so Jesus Parallel to Natural Evolution, there must also be seen in the Teilhardian system an “axis” of Evolution of the Divine. The ultimate purpose of other creatures is not to be found in us. Agony in the Garden — Contrition, Conformity to the Will of God. They then mocked Him and pretended to pay Him homage (Mk. How much do we let this idea and its implications penetrate us? Largely this has been due to his Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, and the widespread permission it gave for offering the Traditional Latin Mass. 15:16-17) They had heard that some called Hi m the “King of the Jews,” so in order to humiliate and torture Him all the more, they made a “crown” of thorns and thrust it upon his head. Jun 19, 2012 - 3rd Sorrowful Mystery - The Crowning with Thorns Your email address will not be published. Category Archives: Third Sorrowful Mystery. Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass. This rosary meditation focuses on the Third Sorrowful Mystery -- The Crowning of Thorns. In the Glorious Mysteries the third is the Descent of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost). But the offering you really want, the offering you mysteriously need every day to appease your hunger, to slake your thirst is nothing less than the growth of the world borne ever onwards in the stream of universal becoming. By now the reader should not be too befuddled by Teilhard-Ratzinger newspeak. Jesus is indeed a king - the king of all of creation, in fact - but the Roman and Jewish authorities focused on their own petty struggle for power. Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Jun 5, 2016 - Never rush praying the rosary. The Third Sorrowful Mystery - The Crowning With Thorns Pilate asks, “Are You a king?” Jesus answers: “I am a King, but My kingdom is not of this world.” Nor does he realize what atrocities the dark horizons of the future hold in store as a consequence of his own betrayals of this Tradition, and his embrace of Teilhardian evolution. Go here instead - Totus2Us Spirit is the higher state of Matter.” (p. 35). This shameful scene was protracted a full half-hour, and the Roman soldiers continued during the whole time to applaud and encourage the perpetration of still greater outrages.”. At this discovery I threw myself on the lawn and shed the bitterest tears of my existence!” (From a 1938 edition of The Heart of Matter, translated by Claude Cuenot). Thus, we have reached what Teilhard considers the Omega point of Natural Evolution. Mary of Agreda, OIC . The Glorious mysteries are said on Sunday and Wednesday, the Joyful on Monday and Saturday, the Sorrowful on Tuesday and Friday, and … The encyclical Laudato Si was promulgated on May 24, 2015. What might be called the “theological agenda” of Amoris Laetitia is succinctly formulated very early in this document. Thy Kingdom come. He states that such would have been the case “had it not been that just at the appropriate moment the idea of Evolution germinated in me, like a seed: whence it came I cannot say.” (p. 24). It is therefore quite easy to see why, in the mind of Pope Francis, an apparent universal mercy trumps immutable dogma – why the divorced and remarried may receive Holy Communion, why we must be “inclusive” towards practicing homosexuals (who must certainly also be admitted to Sacramental Communion if such a “mercy” holds true), and why, in fact, we must be inclusive towards everyone (except, apparently, rich capitalists, the Mafia, and possibly Traditionalists). The Crowning of Christ with Thorns, in grotesque cruelty and mockery of His Kingship, was not just one more aspect of, or incident in, Our Lord’s Passion. (Matthew 24:35). For the gift of hope from the Holy Spirit, For the gift of love from the Holy Spirit. Learn how your comment data is processed. We hope that the above article will convince such young men that every effort in this direction will inevitably poison their priesthood and lead to mockery of all that Christ meant when He declared to Pilate that He was the King who came to give testimony to the Truth. In prophetic anticipation of the crisis which we now have with us, Teilhard de Chardin wrote the following just one month before he died in 1955: On the other hand, I cannot fail to feel around me – if only from the way in which ‘my ideas’ are becoming more widely accepted – the pulsation of countless people who are all – ranging from the border-line of belief to the depths of the cloister – thinking and feeling, or at least beginning vaguely to feel, just as I do. This rosary meditation focuses on the Third Sorrowful Mystery — The Crowning of Thorns. For example, I can easily imagine a scenario in which the Crucifixion is the third, followed by the Descent from the Cross and the Entombment. For the Fathers, the details in the accounts of the Scriptures were laden with significance. It is in the Eucharist that all that has been created finds its greatest exaltation…. The sufferings of Jesus from thirst, caused by the fever which his wounds and sufferings had brought on, were intense. 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