Special Commentary – The Living Branch of the Papacy – By a soul

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Special Commentary: The Living Branch of the Papacy

By a soul

(October 22, 2018, Feast of Saint Pope John Paul II)

Recently, on October 20, 2018, God the Father said the following words at Holy Love Ministries (http://www.holylove.org):

This is why I call you to unite in righteousness. Do not commit yourselves to any concept unless you can clearly see the intended outcome of the way you are being led. Remember, Satan most often comes clothed in goodness. It is a grace to recognize evil so that you can avoid it and oppose it.”

Now, since July, I, “a soul,” have been pretty quiet on my blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove, and have abstained from writing any commentaries—I have been mainly just posting heavenly messages each day and observing the unfolding papal crisis involving sodomy. However, in the early days of the crisis, I spent a good solid month of reading and watching Catholic media over the scandals, and I will tell you, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it made me “shell-shocked.” Why? Because, normally, I keep to myself, just reading and meditating on heavenly messages for the day’s news. I do not usually read much Catholic news and I gave up television 20 years ago, so, being bombarded by so much negative Catholic media made me “shell-shocked.” However, there were two newsworthy items (opinions) that I disagreed with three months ago, and well, I continue to disagree with to this day.

Now, what I about to write might be controversial for some and people are free to disagree with my views. However, after observing for some time, I finally feel ready to express my thoughts for others to consider. These are my own thoughts and not necessarily the thoughts of Heaven, but I am writing them based on my understanding from various heavenly messages that I have meditated on. So, I offer them to blog readers to agree or disagree with a grain of salt.

The two newsworthy opinions that I disagreed with four months ago are this: one, that Pope Francis should resign as pope; and two, that Pope Francis changed church doctrine regarding the death penalty. Both opinions are being championed by many in the traditional wing of the Catholic Church, of which I belong, but I disagree with both.

Demanding the Resignation of Pope Francis

Now, let me speak about demanding the resignation of Pope Francis that many laity are calling for, which many people do not understand what they are ultimately asking.

Firstly, as many people who follow this blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove, believe in the Book of Truth which was given by Our Lord to 7th Messenger, Maria Divine Mercy, please realize that the Living Branch of the Papacy resides in Pope Benedict XVI as the true pope, while Pope Francis is the acting Bishop of Rome. If Pope Francis were to resign, it would give further legitimacy to his withered branch of the papacy, which is dead. satan would love for Pope Francis to resign, because currently, any resulting conclave is so stacked with evil elements in it, satan would be able to seat on the Chair of Peter a “spiritually dark” cardinal that he has prepared in the wings for this possibility.

People calling for the resignation of Pope Francis think that a better pope would be elected, but the exact opposite would happen. I know this fact, based on the heavenly messages that I have read and shared in the following commentary in June (scroll to the bottom of the commentary for the heavenly message about a spiritually dark cardinal):

Special Commentary – Some Thoughts on Pope Francis and How satan Is So Truly Evil – By a soul
https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2018/06/13/special-commentary-some-thoughts-on-pope-francis-and-how-satan-is-so-truly-evil-by-a-soul/

Discerning satan’s Next Move Against the Catholic Church – Intriguing Message from the Blessed Mother to Pedro Regis
https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2018/07/03/discerning-satans-next-move-against-the-catholic-church-intriguing-message-from-the-blessed-mother-to-pedro-regis/

If people really believe that Pope Francis is the false prophet and Pope Benedict XVI is the true pope, then the call for the resignation of Pope Francis needs to be rejected, because it would only result in a worse situation – it would be two steps away from the Living Branch of the Papacy (Pope Benedict XVI) – and would result in an even worse false prophet.

So, then, what is the right answer? Well, Heaven has revealed its desire as I wrote in my Appeal to His Holiness, Pope Francis the First (https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/an-appeal-to-his-holiness-pope-francis-the-first/). The withered branch of the papacy needs to be grafted back onto the Living Branch of the Papacy. Pope Francis needs to do an about-face and cling to Pope Benedict XVI and traditionalism. Both popes need to help each other and to work together to restore the Catholic Church and to bring about the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as well as the other requests indicated by Heaven in my Appeal.

Now, some people may say that Pope Francis doing an “about-face” is impossible. Yet, all things are possible by prayer to God. And in fact, both Our Lord and Our Lady have given us hope regarding Pope Francis in heavenly messages such as Locutions To The World and the Book of Truth. As I wrote in my Appeal, in the Locutions, Our Lord even gave hope that the reign of Pope Francis would remain a “solid foundation” in the Catholic Church. And in the Book of Truth, in the first litany prayer for Pope Francis, it has these words: “Jesus, don’t let the false prophet divide your Church.” Surely, Our Lord would not provide us this prayer if there was not hope attached to these words?

So much prayer is needed for Pope Francis! Unfortunately, it seems that we are running out of time and evil is accelerating. Early in the pontificate of Pope Francis, heavenly messages given to visionary, Ned Dougherty of End Times Daily (http://www.endtimesdaily.com), indicated that Pope Francis needed to be careful about the advisers that surround him. I believe that God gave us a great grace in that the unity of the Catholic Church has held up until now (2018) since Pope Francis began his reign in 2013. Now, I do not know when the Great Warning (Illumination of Conscience) will happen, but we need to pray hard that unity in the Catholic Church is maintained until then. As it seems that Pope Francis might not have a true chance at a genuine change of heart until his illumination of conscience experience during the Great Warning. God really desires to save the soul of Pope Francis and everyone who is like-minded! God does not like schism!

Please re-read these previous commentaries, as they are helpful as to what Heaven is trying to achieve on earth:

Papal Prophecies – Call To Deep Prayer From The Heart – Offer Everything Up To Our Lady – By a soul
https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2018/07/10/papal-prophecies-call-to-deep-prayer-from-the-heart-offer-everything-up-to-our-lady-by-a-soul/

Special Commentary – The Great Apostasy – Clearing Up the Current Confusion in the Catholic Church – By a soul
https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2018/05/15/special-commentary-the-great-apostasy-clearing-up-the-current-confusion-in-the-catholic-church/

Now, some people may say that I am giving a “free pass” on the whole sodomy scandals of the Catholic Church. Actually, I am not giving a “free pass.” I actually have no problem in holding our clergy, bishops, and cardinals, accountable for their crimes against others, including sexual abuse. I have no problem with the Remnant Church becoming leaner and smaller as the wheat is separated from the chaff. However, when it comes to the papacy, that is a wholly different and delicate matter to me.

On October 22, 2018, at Holy Love Ministries, God the Father said these helpful words: “Hold your leaders responsible for any action or inaction which leads to moral degeneration. My Commandments are, and always will be, above the laws of man.”

Now, we need to make a distinction between two important matters – one, holding our leaders such as the pope accountable for their actions and inaction; and two, calling for a papal resignation. Yes, it is important to voice concerns as to how the pope is shepherding the flock, especially, as it may be related to the Ten Commandments. And, indeed, the Catholic Church has instituted mechanisms in place to bring up these concerns in an appropriate way to the pope.

But, demanding a papal resignation? I am not qualified in that way to judge Pope Francis as a pope—regardless of whether he is a valid or invalid pope; nor, am I qualified to judge Pope Benedict XVI. I have no authority under Heaven to call for a papal resignation. No clergy or laity have the power to usurp the right of Our Lord to govern His Church on earth through a papal vicar. The pope is accountable to God, not to the laity. And it would set a terrible precedent in the Church if clergy and/or laity could demand a papal resignation. Such a precedent would easily end up being arbitrarily used and abused in the future (satan would love to have such a precedent set! Just imagine a situation resulting in four or five antipopes!).

Now, some people have wondered why recent messages from Our Lord, Jesus Christ, given in Direction For Our Times (https://www.directionforourtimes.com/new-locutions-jesus/#.W8_JNPlRfIW), speak so positively about Pope Francis. I will share my reflections on this with you. In an older message at Holy Love Ministries, Our Lady once said something very profound. Our Lady basically said that even the worst of sinners have some redeeming factor to God and deserve to have good things spoken about him (a good reputation and not calumny). Then, in more recent messages at Holy Love Ministries, Jesus revealed that He has been careful in talking negatively for years about the local hierarchy that governs the diocese in which Holy Love Ministries is located (they do not support the apparitions), because He is calling them to repentance—trying to coax them gently to cooperate with His Will.

As I have said many times in different commentaries, I think about the horror of Pope Francis having a hellish illumination of conscience and thinking to himself afterwards that he is a damned soul and there is nothing that he can do about it. And, My God, how awful would be the feeling inside that God has nothing good to say about you! Can you even imagine realizing that you are the false prophet of Revelation and reading the Book of Truth and thinking that God has nothing good to say about yourself? That you have no redeeming qualities at all before God?

I cannot accept that reality for myself or any soul including Pope Francis. I truly believe that every living soul, including Pope Francis, has a genuine chance to reconcile himself back to God through the Great Warning. Free-will will dictate the time-frame that each soul is given to convert back to God afterwards; but, in the meantime, I am working and praying hard that the heart of Pope Francis and all his associates will be open to God through the Great Warning, and truly, that the future of the world can be changed. And that is why, I believe that God uses other chosen messengers to say positive things about Pope Francis and his papacy. To give Pope Francis and those associated with him, true hope for salvation in God. To give encouragement to Pope Francis that he can indeed change and do great things for God in the limited time after the Great Warning.

Meanwhile, the truth is, Jesus and the Blessed Mother are trying to maintain the unity of the Catholic Church as much as possible to reach the time of the Great Warning. Although Jesus has revealed in messages given to Prophet John Leary (http://www.johnleary.com), that the division (apostasy) in His Beloved Church will begin before the Great Warning, God the Father has also said in messages given through God Speaks Will You Listen (http://www.godspeakswillyoulisten.org), that Our Lord is seeking to maintain the unity of the Catholic Church, so that at the time of the Great Warning, the confessionals will still be open for the faithful to seek pardon for their sins and so, the many people seeking reconciliation with God can enter the fold of the Catholic Church (i.e., baptism). Truly, if the full unity of the Catholic Church were to collapse before the Great Warning, this would be a disaster for Heaven, because many souls would lose perhaps their only chance for salvation—which may include Pope Francis and all his like-minded peers.

Thus, I can confidently say that calling for a papal resignation of Pope Francis is not the desire of Heaven at all. Remember, as I indicated at the beginning of this commentary, God the Father has said that satan often comes clothed in goodness. This is one of those situations. Instead, the answer is Pope Francis needs to ask for help from Pope Benedict XVI, so together, they can maintain the full unity of the Catholic Church. So that, as Jesus shared in Locutions To The World, the papacy of Pope Francis would act as a “bridge”—Pope Francis working in tandem with Pope Benedict XVI, setting the stage for the next pope of the New Millennium—the Pope of Fatima—who would ultimately bring about the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary ushering in the Triumph of the United Hearts and Era of Peace.

Finally, I want to remind readers about the sequence of events of the Great Tribulation after the Great Warning and an important message given by Our Lord, Jesus Christ, to 7th Messenger, Maria Divine Mercy, in the Book of Truth. If Jesus and the Blessed Mother are able to maintain the unity of the Catholic Church as much as possible by the power of prayer, then events such as the world war and the Abomination of Desolation do not take place until sometime after the Great Warning happens. In the Book of Truth, Jesus has specifically urged his followers to maintain union with the Catholic Church until the Holy Mass is altered universally in His Church and the Abomination of Desolation takes place. But, that event does not happen until after the Great Warning.

Meanwhile, as painful as it may seem to us, Jesus and the Blessed Mother desire us to be united with the visible Catholic Church and to pray that the gates of hell do not prevail against Her. Of course, Jesus has advised us that as individual parishes become schismatic, to seek out traditional parishes and traditional clergy. But, everyday, we need to pray for the intentions of the Blessed Mother, so that the Divine Plan can be realized in its entirely and not satan’s plan for the Apocalypse.

Modern Catholic Prophecy Outline and History of MaryRefugeOfHolyLove
https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2018/10/22/modern-catholic-prophecy-outline-and-history-of-maryrefugeofholylove/

After The Warning – Sequence Of Events Leading Up To Reign Of antichrist (Book Of Truth – Maria Divine Mercy)
https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/the-great-tribulation/after-the-warning-sequence-of-events-leading-up-to-reign-of-antichrist-book-of-truth/

Book of Truth (Maria Divine Mercy) – Important Message from Our Lord Jesus Christ about the Holy Eucharist
https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2016/12/01/book-of-truth-maria-divine-mercy-important-message-from-our-lord-jesus-christ-about-the-holy-eucharist/

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, I hope that this special commentary about demanding papal resignation is helpful to people. Please note that I do not claim perfect discernment of spirits and what I have written is based on my own meditations on various heavenly messages. So, I leave it up to readers to discern and agree or disagree with this writing. In the meantime, I have a second commentary that I am also working on about the change on the Church’s understanding of the death penalty. I actually started the writing in August, but I had to set it aside for various reasons and I hope to start working on it again soon. My goal is to help clarify people’s understanding on the whole situation concerning the death penalty in the Catholic Church. I would appreciate prayers so I can finish the writing.

Thank you very kindly for considering this commentary of mine.

God bless!
—a soul

God the Father – “Children, the Remnant is not something to be formed all of a sudden or off in the future”

Holy Love Ministry
http://www.holylove.org

October 9, 2018

Once again, I (Maureen) see a Great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father. He says:

“Children, the Remnant is not something to be formed all of a sudden or off in the future. It is already in hearts. There will not be a specific date of its inception. It will gradually form as the radical, freethinking Church pulls away from the conservative Church that supports the Truth.”

“You will witness hierarchy supporting what heretofore was considered errors. I tell you this so that you can make the effort to cling to Tradition. Difficulties lie in the opinions of others who will point to freethinking radicals as examples.”

“My Remnant will reach around the world, though it will not have specific sites or buildings. Just as it is present now in hearts, so it will be in the future. Its membership will grow. Its members will recognize each other by what is reflected in hearts. I will always protect the Remnant.”

Read Psalm 4:1-3+

Answer me when I call, O God of my right!
You have given me room when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.

O sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart?
How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies?

But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.

+ Scripture verses asked to be read by God the Father. (Please note: all Scripture given by Heaven refers to the Bible used by the visionary. Ignatius Press – Holy Bible – Revised Standard Version – Second Catholic Edition.)

God the Father – “The conservative faction clings to the Tradition of Faith, but they are far outnumbered”

Holy Love Ministry
http://www.holylove.org

September 18, 2017

Once again, I (Maureen) see a Great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father. He says:

“I am your Heavenly Father – the One Who fights every battle with you. The One Who engages every enemy on your behalf. I am the Victor over every evil. Today, as I speak to you, My Church is engaged in a civil war. One side promotes the evil of liberalism – making light of sin – if it recognizes sin at all. These are the ones who place little or no importance on the sacraments. The conservative faction clings to the Tradition of Faith, but they are far outnumbered. Politics, within the Church itself, has taken over the reality of Truth.”

“My children, for the most part, do not know where to turn when in need. Many cannot find a reliable cleric firm in the Tradition of Faith to offer solace and advice. Many are misguided and slip into the trap of moral liberalism so acceptable in the world today.”

“The Truths of the Faith do not change to support liberalism. My Commandments always remain the same apart from new and meaningless interpretations. I am still Father and Judge of all. No one can change My Position as Creator.”

“Do not try to change My Church to please yourselves and others. If you attract many members by altering the Truth, you only have a watered-down version of the Faith. Rather, change your hearts to accept the Truth. Then you will have spiritual unity and strength in the Truths of the Faith.”

Read 1 Peter 5:2-5+

Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly, not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory. Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Read 1 Timothy 2:1-4+

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way. This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the Truth.

+ Scripture verses asked to be read by God the Father. (Please note: all Scripture given by Heaven refers to the Bible used by the visionary. Ignatius Press – Holy Bible – Revised Standard Version – Second Catholic Edition.)

September 18, 2017

Once again, I (Maureen) see a Great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father. He says:

“I am the Father, Creator of the universe, Harbinger of this hour of decision that weighs upon the heart of the world. I am the Father and Protector of the Remnant Faithful and all who stand for the Truth.”

“Turn to Me in the persecution of the Truths of the Faith. I am the Truth. In Me there is no compromise.”

Read Psalm 56:1-7+

Be gracious to me, O God,
for men trample upon me;
all day long foemen oppress me;
my enemies trample upon me all day long,
for many fight against me proudly.
When I am afraid,
I put my trust in thee.
In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust without a fear.
What can flesh do to me?

All day long they seek to injure my cause;
all their thoughts are against me for evil.
They band themselves together, they lurk,
they watch my steps.
As they have waited for my life,
so recompense them for their crime;
in wrath cast down the peoples, O God!

+ Scripture verses asked to be read by God the Father. (Please note: all Scripture given by Heaven refers to the Bible used by the visionary. Ignatius Press – Holy Bible – Revised Standard Version – Second Catholic Edition.)

Jesus Christ – “Do not wonder at My calling you to establish a safe refuge for Christian Traditionalism in this country (USA)”

Holy Love Ministry
http://www.holylove.org

February 15, 2017

“I am your Jesus, born Incarnate.”

“Do not wonder at My calling you to establish a safe refuge for Christian Traditionalism in this country. Anti-Christian sentiment is spreading around the world. The nation that protects Traditionalism will itself be protected by God.”

“There will always be factions opposing the Truth of Christian beliefs, but I desire that this nation be a welcoming sign of the right to speak and act as a Christian. Please realize that all the while, these Messages of Holy Love* have been encouraging and preparing you for such a move.”

“Do not be dismayed at liberal, far left attacks, which oppose this. Act in such a way that your unity is your strength. Good must not oppose good.”

“My Mother’s Heart is your Refuge of Truth.”

* The Messages of Holy and Divine Love at Maranatha Spring and Shrine.

Read Wisdom 6:10+

For they will be made holy who observe holy things in holiness,
and those who have been taught them will find a defense.

+-Scripture verses asked to be read by Jesus.
-Scripture taken from the Ignatius Bible.

Jesus Christ – “As I am calling upon this nation (USA) to assume the role of a sanctuary nation, I call all Christians to find asylum here”

Jesus I Trust in You

Holy Love Ministry
http://www.holylove.org

February 8, 2017

Jesus is here* as He appears in the Divine Mercy Image. He says:

“I am your Jesus, born Incarnate.”

“I invite you to realize that these Messages** are part of My Divine Mercy during these times. As I am calling upon this nation to assume the role of a sanctuary nation, I call all Christians to find asylum here. This nation – under God – is a safe harbor where Christian beliefs can be expressed and lived out without retribution.”

“Conservatism will become more influential, as persecution will be seen for what it is. The greatest battle will be in Church circles where Traditionalism will continue to be under attack. This is because Church policy is not determined in this sanctuary nation, but elsewhere. I encourage you to support the Tradition of Faith despite persecution.”

“Draw together now, as devotees of the Truth, and oppose compromise. Make yourselves known as Christians and be Christ-like examples of faith to one another.”

* The apparition site of Maranatha Spring and Shrine.
** The Messages of Holy and Divine Love at Maranatha Spring and Shrine.

Recent related heavenly messages:
Blessed Virgin Mary – “The soul of your nation (USA) is being restored – Jesus desires this whole nation be a Refuge of Holy Love”

Jesus Christ – “I desire My Mother, Refuge of Holy Love, be Patroness of this sanctuary nation (USA) and every effort to return to the Truth”

Next Public Apparition:
Holy Love Ministries – “My Son will appear once again here on the Feast of His Divine Mercy at the three o’clock hour in the Field of Our United Hearts”

Jesus Christ – “I desire My Mother, Refuge of Holy Love, be Patroness of this sanctuary nation (USA) and every effort to return to the Truth”

Holy Love Ministry
http://www.holylove.org

February 7, 2017

“I am your Jesus, born Incarnate.”

“These days your country harbors many dangerous people – criminals and those here illegally – in what is termed ‘sanctuary cities’. These profligates are a threat to the law-abiding American public. They are unaccountable as to background or actions, all in the name of charity. This is distorted thinking.”

“I have come today seeking a different kind of sanctuary – a nation tolerant of Christian beliefs, conservatism and traditionalism. After the unprecedented grace of your presidential election, I have strong people in place now to make this happen.”

“I desire My Mother, Refuge of Holy Love, be Patroness of this sanctuary nation and every effort to return to the Truth. In the sanctuary cities, there is no effort to separate good from evil. In this nation of Holy Love, every grace will be given to do so. If you cooperate with the graces given, this nation will be a sanctuary of Truth, love and joy.”

Recent related heavenly message:
Blessed Virgin Mary – “The soul of your nation (USA) is being restored – Jesus desires this whole nation be a Refuge of Holy Love”

Jesus Christ – “I caution you – Much evil is accomplished under the pretense of unity when it is really unity towards an evil end”

Holy Love Ministry
http://www.holylove.org

November 4, 2016

“I am your Jesus, born Incarnate.”

These are the times in which you must be ever vigilant as to what you accomplish through obedience. It is an increasing danger to be influenced into following error by being misled through title and authority. The lines between liberalism and traditionalism will begin to be more clearly defined now. Many will be tempted to follow more lenient viewpoints, both in the secular and religious world.”

“I caution you, as well, about blindly choosing unity. Unity is good only in as far as you are united in the Truth. Much evil is accomplished under the pretense of unity when it is really unity towards an evil end. Truth must be your standard bearer. If you support those who do not support or speak the Truth, you put on dishonesty as a garment, as well. I stand as Judge over your choices.”

November 4, 2016

Mary, Refuge of Holy Love says:

“Praise be to Jesus.”

“Believe that I weep and grieve the loss of every innocent life due to abortion. Also, believe that I weep copious tears for those who support abortion. They do not live in the Truth or in the Will of God.”