In a scathing and long overdue realtalk criticism of the situation of the Church in Europe and with Islam, Archbishop Carlo Liberati said that because of the moral decadence of the European people they have become modern day pagans who have rejected Christianity and hurt the most vulnerable among them and that people are refusing to address the problem. As a result, he says that Europe who will be conquered by the Muslims once Islam is recognized as a “mainstream” religion within a decade or less:
Monsignor Carlo Liberati, an Italian Archbishop, gave the warning after observing the growing number of detention centres opening up in Europe, suggesting it was a sure fire way to have the Islamic faith become mainstream.
He said: “In 10 years we will all be Muslims because of our stupidity. Italy and Europe live in a pagan and atheist way, they make laws that go against God and they have traditions that are proper of paganism.
“All of this moral and religious decadence favours Islam.”
He added: “We have a weak Christian faith. The Church nowadays does not work well and seminaries are empty.
“Parishes are the only thing still standing. We need a true Christian life. All this paves the way to Islam. In addition to this, they have children and we do not. We are in full decline.”
Italy, along with the rest of Europe, has become a hotspot for immigration in the past decade.
Figures show that there were 5,014,437 foreign nationals resident in Italy as of January 1, 2015, an increase of 92,352 on the previous year.
Italy has also seen a sharp rise in the number of illegal immigrants who dock on its shores after making the dangerous boat ride from North Africa across the Mediterranean sea.
And there has been a growing number of Eastern Europeans and Romanians migrating to the country since the expansion of the European Union.
Liberati claims Italy’s desire to help other nationalities is leaving its own country’s poor people destitute.
He added: “We help without delay those coming from outside and we forget many poor and old Italians who are eating from the trash. We need policies that take care of Italians first: our young people and the unemployed.
“I am a protester. If I were not a priest, I’d be out there demonstrating in the squares. What is the point of so many migrants that instead of thanking for the food we give them, they just throw it, spend hours with their cell phones and even organise riots?”
Liberati even accused the Catholic church of donating too much money to the recent migrants.
He said: “Giving money to migrants wandering around town is not only wrong, but morally harmful because we encourage their behaviour and they get used to that, not mentioning the fact that we already feed them.
“I think sometimes this creates a beggars’ network. I remember that my father went to work very hard as a migrant in Australia so I could go to the seminar. So he has experienced in his own skin the discomfort of poverty and the noble virtue of gratitude.” (source)
These words are prophetic and they echo what we have been saying for a long, long time here at Shoebat.com- the West is being conquered by Islam because as it has rejected Christianity. Since Islam is the culmination of all Christian heresy, then it is only natural that Europe, who has rejected Christianity and continues to do so unrepentantly is becoming Muslim, because through Islamization they are perfecting their apostasy.
There is no natural explanation for why Europe or any nation would not only allow such people as these Muslims are who, as the Archbishop and we have pointed out here- have absolutely no respect for society and openly destroy and mock any generosity shown to them. This is not just a question of being “super liberal” or not. This is a sign of manifest spiritual darkness that through their apostasy has blinded these people and is now causing them to wander down the path of their own destruction and without any way to help themselves because their weapon- the only weapon they ever had- was Jesus who they rejected.
Europe could still be saved. But salvation will only come in Jesus and a return to His Faith. It will not come from any human source, and certainly not from ethno-nationalist paganism. But as Europe was once pagan and converted to the Faith, so it has returned to Paganism and is now completing its apostasy through Islam. This is not just happening in Europe, but also across the world, and echoes Jesus’ words:
And He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. “They will say to you, ‘Look there! Look here!’ Do not go away, and do not run after them. “For just like the lightning, when it flashes out of one part of the sky, shines to the other part of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day. “But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. “And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. “It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. “It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. (Luke 17:22-30)
And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge said; now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? “I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth? (Luk 18:6-8)
This comes at what many Catholics are saying is a great crisis in the Church- a crisis so serious, that it may be equal to and even surpass the Arian crisis of the 4th century. This crisis also bears a disturbing semblance to a prediction made as part of the revelations of Our Lady of Fatima. The crisis? In the words of the American Raymond Cardinal Burke, “the Faith itself is in danger” over fundamental, unalterable questions of morality:
“The confusion in the Church over the interpretation of certain passages of Amoris laetitia is evident,” Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke , the most outspoken of the four cardinals, says instead to La Verita: “that is why I do not see how anyone could be able to say that there is no danger to the faith. Moreover, we have communicated in a very respectful way five dubia to the Pope, and when they were not given a response, we decided, for the good of souls, to make public that there are dubia and that all the faithful are called to pay attention.”
Burke, a signer with Walter Brandmuller, Carlo Caffara and Joachim Meisner, then raised the issue of a possible “formal correction” of the Pope. And according to reports from several Italian media outlets drawing from an interview published it the United States [with LifeSiteNews], Burke gave an ultimatum for this “formal correction” that expired after the feast of Christmas. In reality, there is “absolutely no ultimatum,” confirms Cardinal Burke.”Many media outlets have misunderstood. In that interview in the United States they had asked me what would be the next steps with respect to the dubia presented to the Holy Father, and I simply said that nothing could happen at that moment seeing that we were about to enter into the liturgical season of Christmas and of Epiphany. Only afterwards could one possibly think of how to proceed, but it certainly was not an ultimatum for a confrontation with the Pope.” The dubia revolve around access to Eucharist for the divorced and remarried who live more uxorio [as husband and wife], access that, in certain cases, Amoris laetitia permits. And which instead, the previous magisterium had ruled out on several occasions, except in the case of a commitment to live as brother and sister for those divorced and remarried persons who cannot be separated for valid reasons. Brandmuller has said that the possible “formal correction” of the pope would be able to take place “in camera caritatis” [in the room of charity] ” “In fact,” Burke specifies , “I have never said that a public confrontation ought to occur. I agree with Cardinal Brandmüller, the first step would be to ask for a private meeting with the Holy Father to point out to him the unacceptable statements in Amoris laetitia, showing how, in one way or another, they are not adequate to express what the Church He has always taught.
There are those who claim that an institution of “formal correction” of the Holy Father does not exist in the discipline of the Church. Have you invented it?
“Of course not. St. Thomas Aquinas in his theological writings proposes the problem of the possible formal correction of the pope and it is also in the discipline of the Church. It has been rarely used, there are some examples, and certainly we can envisage the case of a Pope who in some way might be able to fall into error. In this case, a correction must be made.”
To claim that, in certain cases, the divorced and remarried who live together “more uxorio” [as husband and wife] can approach the Eucharist means to commit an error?
“We could say that the statement is materially erroneous, because it is not possible to receive the sacraments for a person who is living more uxorio [as husband and wife] with someone who is not his or her spouse. To claim instead that this is possible constitutes a formal error that goes against what Jesus himself taught and has always been the teaching of the Church “.
Therefore, to claim this is a heresy?
“No, it seems to me that it can qualify as an error, but we are dealing with a complex situation. Heresy is the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt, on the part of the baptized, of a truth that one must believe by divine and Catholic faith. One heresy could be that of one who sustains that there do not exist intrinsically evil acts; to affirm this would be to say something contrary to the doctrine of the Church and would clearly be a heresy. The affirmation about access to the sacraments of which we were speaking a while ago, on the other hand, refers to a practice that contradicts two doctrines: that of indissolubility of matrimony and that of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. At first glance we can say that certainly it’s an error.”
Let’s return to the dubia. There were those who insinuated that the four cardinals are divided among themselves. Is it true?
“This is totally false, we are united and that’s why I do not want to make any speculation about possible next steps to be taken for the initiative that we have undertaken. If we do it, we will do it after having confronted him. ”
But do you still think the Pope will respond to your dubia?
“We are always waiting for a response from the Pope as our supreme pastor. To not expect a response would be disrespectful of his office. ” (source)
What the good Cardinal is referring to is a formal list of questions that he and four other cardinals have handed over to Pope Francis asking him for specific doctrinal clarification. This list, called a dubia, is a very serious matter, since it is asking for a formal explanation about certain unclear statements about Catholic morality that have come from Pope Francis and his close associates that have been presented as “pastoral” teachings of the Church.
The issue here is not about the ability to change doctrine- doctrine cannot be changed. The issue here is that if certain teachings about marriage and the family are taught as though they have changed (when in reality they cannot), then it would amount to a massive apostasy within the leadership of the Church. In the words of Pope Pius XII:
I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soul … A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God.
Pope Pius XII
How is the situation of Islam an the state of the Church related? Because the two depend on each other.
Pope John Paul II famously said that “As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” In the case of Europe, these are among the ancient lands of Christendom alongside those of the Middle East. What happens there will not just affect Europe, but the entire world. We know for a fact and we have reported that Muslims are chomping at the proverbial bit to conquer Europe and specifically, Rome because they see the fall of Rome, Italy and specifically, the Vatican as the destruction of Christianity and an eschatalogical sign of the global triumph of Islam.
They are waiting…
Yet Islam cannot conquer without the apostasy of the Europeans. For centuries, it was the Catholic Faith that enabled Europe to defend itself from the Muslims. Yet today, that same apostasy has rendered Europe unable to help and even willing to participate in its own suicide at the hands of the Muslims.
Right now Europe is on the edge of a major and terrible war. That same war is being mirrored in the Church herself. As the Church goes, so goes the world, and right now the world is running headfast towards paganism and, if the situation does not improve, there is the possibility for an equally great war in the Church through a level of apostasy that has not been seen in centuries.
Jesus came into the world to rescue us from the darkness of paganism, and He will likely return again once the world has rejected Him and is plunged back into the darkness it once came from like a dog returning to its own vomit.
As I have said before and I will say again, keep your lamps full and an extra flask or two of oil on hand. We will all need it in the days to come…