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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The Apostate Demon

It seems clear that at least SOME of the people involved think they are actually doing this.
Witches in the U.S. are offering a solution to those who say Donald Trump is not their president: cast a spell on him. It’s a planned monthly event that began Friday, Feb. 23 at the stroke of midnight Eastern Time.
Witches from around the country are casting a mass spell to drive Trump from office. The plan is to continue every night of a waning crescent moon until he is no longer president.
Organizers set up a Facebook page, called “A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him.” The spell is publicized on the Internet and includes a supply list such as an unflattering photo of Trump, a tarot card, a stub of an orange candle, and earth.
But I think one good Father quoted does not give adequate consideration to the stupidity and foolishness and failure to see how the dots are connected of too many of us, and even, in some cases, of the good intentions of  those engaged in the "binding" when he asserts,
"It’s not Trump they are against but Jesus... the devil is saying, ‘no way are you reigning in this country, we are coming out against you!’”
But one point Monsignor Esseff, on the degrees of demonic activity, and its progression rocked me back.
“Then, came the apostate demon,” Msgr. Esseff said, “that denies the sacrificial nature of human life is possible. We are told we will never able to achieve this kind of holiness or goodness or unity—it just can’t be done,” he said. “This is a real apostasy; not just in politics but also in churches, convincing people that holiness is unattainable.”
Can anyone read that who is aware of the Coccopalmerio Proposition, (which has succeeded, and one might say exceeded for sheer awfulness, the Kasper Proposal,) and NOT feel a frisson of recognition? Is that not precisely the degradation to which he is calling the Faithful?
Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts... says that a couple should have “absolution and access to the Eucharist as long as – I repeat – there is the impossibility of immediately changing the situation of sin.”
You know, 'cause we're hopeless sinners, powerless against sin, and cannot depend on God to be paying attention and give us the Grace necessary to... umm... NOT sin.

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