This is a serious post, I am not joking at all. My readers know that I make appeals for donations from time to time. The results are usually modest but enough to keep me going. I must ask you once again to consider making a monthly donation to keep my work going. I am definitely not getting rich by writing this blog, but there are some that are getting very rich by running scams posing as Catholic lay ministries.
There are organizations that call themselves “Catholic” that have been created by masonic lodges and communist infiltrators to exact money from the Catholic faithful and re-direct it to their own coffers. In some cases their directors are not Catholic but simply pose as Catholics to deceive the faithful and scam them of their hard earned dollar.
These organizations are designed to create a sense of alarm to boost donations. Did you ever receive a letter or email saying:
“So and so is publishing a book denigrating [something very sacred for Catholics here] and this is part of a vast campaign to hurt the Catholic Church. We are fighting that campaign but we need your help, etc. etc. send your check to etc. etc.”
BE ASSURED those organizations are using emotional ‘triggers’, financial appeal templates, and psychological warfare tactics to alarm you enough to open your wallet. The more outrageous the claim, the more suspicious you should be.
You Will Know Them by Their Fruits
Follow the advise of Our Lord. Measure the fidelity of those groups by the results of their actions.
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. (Matthew 7:15-20)
Protestantism began as a scam. Martin Luther was outraged about how some individuals in the Catholic Church managed the indulgences granted to those willing to help the building of the new Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome. The destruction of the original Basilica was an abomination, in my view. That was the result of the full entrance of Modernist tendencies in the Church. We went from contemplating pious icons to see naked butts displayed everywhere inside the Sistine Chapel. But I digress … Luther was perhaps rightfully outraged but that was no reason to ransack the properties of the Church all across Northern Europe and later in England and Scotland. Five centuries later we see that the whole thing was a scam designed to outrage the faithful and use them to plunder the treasure of the Church.
Well, things have not changed. Now the knaves are a bit more sophisticated.
I am a convert myself and this blog is my only source of income. I do not need to scare my readers into sending me a contribution. Those who want to help can do it in the measure they can. Those who can’t or won’t do it are still able to read the blog. By the way, only one month out of a decade this blog has been around, I have received a total of donations amounting to more than $1,000 US dollars. Donations to this blog are normally under $300 US per month and many, many months I have received NOTHING. I would rather work but I am virtually unemployable since the lavender mafia filled my record with who knows what and condemned my poor godfather (a saintly elderly priest) to an early retirement. They will pay for that eventually but the reality is: I live a penurious life barely eking an existence without any sure income. As of this month, due to a strange act of cyber-vandalism, I was temporarily blacklisted in WordFence and blocked out intentionally from a blog where I collaborated monthly. I have decided to detach myself from that group because I can’t quite understand what they are doing. I won’t say one more word about that.
If you see a lot of screaming and drama but nothing of substance is achieved beware: you’re are being scammed. Open your eyes. Many of the faces you see on Catholic television, magazines, radio, etc. live a very good life by soliciting million upon million from the Catholic laity that sincerely want to support the Catholic cause.
Observe one thing. See how many effeminate men are leading Catholic lay ministries especially in media. Isn’t that some coincidence? Why is it that so many “former” hedonists and homosexuals are the directors of Catholic media outlets? How many of them advance dubious doctrines or involve themselves in various squabbles with the hierarchy? How many have accused the consecrated of various crimes with flimsy proofs or no proof at all?
Most of these campaigns are simply mop up operations set up by those who already control the Church through infiltration. Hardly a month goes by that we don’t learn about some ‘catholic’ (lowercase intentional) organization collaborating with leftist causes or actively participating in some degenerate movement.
Wake up. That is the modus operandi that the devil has practiced from the beginning. Organizations with lots of money that do little or nothing to advance the cause of Christ are not from Christ. The Catholic Church has managed to do more when she was poor.
Now the real Church is going to her exile in the desert (see Revelation 12) be careful. Know where your alms are going.
“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” (Matthew 10:16)