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The Ape of the Church – From “Signs of the Times” by Fulton J. Sheen

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The “Ape of the Church” refers to a counter-Church which the devil will set up.

We live in a time of such confusion in the Catholic Church.

There seems to be a movement towards a liturgy and a faith that is bland, so as to be palatable to all religions. 

So many wonderful churches were wrecked in the 70’s and 80’s (what traditional Catholics call wreckovations).  

The beauty of the Catholic Church, the same beauty that drew so many of us to the One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church,  is seen as excess and unnecessary by some. 

Even now, there is a movement by the Church hierarchy to strip the  Church of all that makes it uniquely Catholic.  Latin Masses are being canceled. Female deacons are being discussed at Synods.

The side effect of “Catholic Shame” is a Church that is hemorrhaging through many wounds. 

The laws of God are under attack.  Sodomite couples are being blessed.

It is a comfort to know that all of this  was predicted.

I stumbled upon a quote from Venerable Fulton J. Sheen.  This prompted me to research its source and I found this wonderful  Sermon by Fulton J. Sheen on the “Signs of the Times”.

He, along with many others, predicted all of this mess.

“He will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.” From “”

Signs of the Times Sermon

The War of the Antichrist with the Church and Christian Civilization

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War of the Anti-Christ

It is a sad fact that the war of the AntiChrist is not new. It is a continuous battle of Satan against the Church.

What comforts you in these tumultuous days? What keeps your faith steady?

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  1. What comforts me about keeping my fatith steady is that I (still) have that “still, small voice” telling me that much of what I hear against my faith is just so much rumor and innuendo.

      1. “We shall find out at the day of judgment that the greater number of Christians who are lost were damned because they did not know their own religion.” – St. Jean-Marie Vianney

  2. May we all focus on Our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ in these last days. For the Lord said ” I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life. NO one comes to the Father except through ME”. (Honor him & repent. ) Blessings to you in our Lord.

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