Click Here for .pdf printable version of this page

Why Are We Praying for Reparation at the location of the Satanic Conference?

I (Jesse Romero) a faithful son of the Church am in communication with the Diocese of Phoenix, I met with his Excellency Bishop Olmsted and Fr John Nahrgang (Vicar for Evangelization and Education). It was clarified at our meeting and agreed upon that assembling for prayer in front of the Saguaro hotel on Feb 11,12,13, falls under the definition of a “prudential judgement.” A prudential judgment is an evaluation of a situation where we use the virtue of prudence in order to determine the best approach to resolving the issue at hand (see Catechism 1806 for more on prudence). When faithful Catholics disagree on a matter of prudential judgement, the key difference is over the particular application of a moral principle, not the moral principle itself. The moral principle in play here is confronting evil, and we all agree on its importance. Bishop Olmsted has invited the faithful to apply this principle in this way – https://dphx.org/a-call-for-the-faithful-to-unite-in-spiritual-warfare/. Catholics may discern with the help of God in examining their conscience whether they are also at peace with gathering in front of the hotel to pray in reparation for the evil being done and for the conversion of the participants. We can all agree that WE MUST ALL UNITE IN PRAYER! Let every person listen to God speaking through his or her conscience and not look down on anyone else for their decision.

*It should be noted that his excellency, Bishop Olmsted issued his letter to the Pastors before our meeting.

PRUDENTIAL JUDGEMENTS

A prudential judgment is an evaluation of a situation where we use the virtue of ‘prudence’ in order to determine the best approach to resolving the issue at hand. The Catechism:

Prudence is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it. . . . With the help of this virtue we apply moral principles to particular cases without error and overcome doubts about the good to achieve and the evil to avoid (1806).

When faithful Catholics find themselves strongly disagreeing on a matter of prudential judgement, the key difference is over the practicalities of the application of a moral principle, not the moral principle. The moral principle is that the temple of satan is having a conference which is evil, everyone agrees. The application of the moral principle is: (1) Do we pray inside of Catholic Church’s only? or (2) do we pray inside of Catholic Church’s AND in public outside the satanic conference? Good Catholics are free to choose where they want to pray on those 3 days, but prayer is something that we all MUST DO! Whether you pray at home 3 hours those 3 days, or inside the Church those 3 days or on the sidewalk those 3 days, all of us must UNITE in prayer. Let everyman decide his course of action based on his moral conscience and don’t look down on anyone based on their decision. We have “freedom in Christ” (Gal 5:1).

I HAVE MANIFESTED MY OPINION TO BISHOP OLMSTED ON THIS MATTER

CCC 907 and Canon 212 – “In accord with the knowledge, competence, and preeminence which they possess, [lay people] have the right and even at times a duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church, and they have a right to make their opinion known to the other Christian faithful, with due regard to the integrity of faith and morals and reverence toward their pastors, and with consideration for the common good and the dignity of persons.”

FOLLOW MY CONSCIENCE

I must follow my Christian conscience – that’s where I hear God speaking to me about this matter, i.e., the need for prayers of reparation at the location of this event. Vatican II describes MORAL CONSCIENCE in the constitution of GAUDIUM ET SPES (paragraph 16) as this “Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment…. For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God…. His conscience is man’s most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths.”

St John Henry Cardinal Newman said “Conscience is a law of the mind….Conscience is a messenger of him, who, both in nature and in grace, speaks to us behind a veil, and teaches and rules us by his representatives. Conscience is the aboriginal (earliest known) Vicar of Christ.”

CCC 1782 – Man has the right to act in conscience and in freedom so as personally to make moral decisions. “He must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience. Nor must he be prevented from acting according to his conscience, especially in religious matters.”

CCC 1802 The Word of God is a light for our path. We must assimilate it in faith and prayer and put it into practice, This is how moral conscience is formed.

As in the assessment of many ethical issues that do not involve intrinsically evil acts, it is necessary to carefully assess the moral object, intent, and circumstances (including motives beyond basic intent). 

*Moral object – do prayers of reparation because of the evil that is occurring inside the hotel. 

*Intent – pray for the conversion of their souls.

*Circumstance – pray for the protection of those innocent people in Scottsdale who can be negatively affected by satanic curses and hexes. And this can be done from your house (Matthew 6), the church (Hebrews 10), or from the public square (Vatican II – Decree on the Laity).

I hear God speaking to me in my conscience and my will is moved by his voice.

 

BIBLICAL MANDATE

*Ephesians 5:11 “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.”

*Ezekiel 3:18-19 “If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand . . .But if you warn the wicked , and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity, but you will have saved your life.”

CCC 2447 instruct & advise the ignorant.

St Paul writes in Ephesians 6: 10-19 about Christian warfare. The war is a spiritual battle which the world at large cannot see, it is for the hearts, souls, and minds of men. Since when does a soldier go to battle by himself, ‘Rambo’ was just a movie. The reality of war is that you align yourselves with like minded people with a common interest, you choose people in your life going the same direction.

The O.T. prophet Amos 3:3 asks the rhetorical question, “Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” Certainly not, if your headed towards Christ and the other person is not, don’t expect compatibility.

Proverbs 13:20 – “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm!”

Ecclesiastes 4:12 “Where one alone may be overcome, two together can resist. A three-ply cord is not easily broken.”

Scripture tells us: “Do not neglect to meet together as is the habit of some…” (Heb 10:25). We know that a way of getting a fire to burn out is to pull the logs apart. In a similar way, if we are pulled apart from each other, our fire will go out, both individually and collectively.

VATICAN II

The Church orders lay people to evangelize in the ‘temporal order’ (www.definitions.net ‘the present life, or this world; secular society’). This is clearly stated dozens of times in:

DECREE ON THE APOSTOLATE OF THE LAITY SOLEMNLY PROMULGATED BY HIS HOLINESS, POPE PAUL VI ON NOVEMBER 18, 1965: Here is but one example – “Christ conferred on the Apostles and their successors the duty of teaching, sanctifying, and ruling in His name and power. But the laity likewise share in the priestly, prophetic, and royal office of Christ and therefore have their own share in the mission of the whole people of God in the Church and in the world. They (laity) exercise the apostolate in fact by their activity directed to the evangelization and sanctification of men and to the penetrating and perfecting of the temporal order through the spirit of the Gospel.”

CCC 1285 Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”

CCC 900 Since, like all the faithful, lay Christians are entrusted by God with the apostolate by virtue of their Baptism and Confirmation, they have the right and duty, individually or grouped in associations, to work so that the divine message of salvation may be known and accepted by all men throughout the earth. This duty is the more pressing when it is only through them that men can hear the Gospel and know Christ. Their activity in ecclesial communities is so necessary that, for the most part, the apostolate of the pastors cannot be fully effective without it.

CCC 904 “Christ . . . fulfills this prophetic office, not only by the hierarchy . . . but also by the laity. He accordingly both establishes them as witnesses and provides them with the sense of the faith [sensus fidei] and the grace of the word”

CCC 913 “Thus, every person, through these gifts given to him, is at once the witness and the living instrument of the mission of the Church itself ‘according to the measure of Christ’s bestowal.”

DIVINE MANDATE TO CONFRONT THE ENEMIES OF GOD

We are also called to pray for our enemies (cf. Luke 6:27-28). Our prayers are more effective when we pray as a large community of believers (cf. Matt 18:20)

CCC 2447 Instruct & Advise the ignorant

PUBLIC PRAYER IS MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE

Saint Louis de Montfort (The Secret of the Rosary) said: “Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of God and call down His Mercy, and Holy Mother Church, guided by the Holy Ghost, has always advocated public prayer in times of public tragedy and suffering.”

Saint John Vianney: “Private prayer is like straw scattered here and there: If you set it on fire it makes a lot of little flames. But gather these straws into a bundle and light them, and you get a mighty fire, rising like a column into the sky; public prayer is like that.”

I acknowledge that the most powerful public prayer of the Church is the Holy Mass. Additionally, the Liturgy of the Hours and public Eucharistic Adoration are also effective powerful public prayers of the Church. 

WHY ARE WE INSPIRED TO PRAY

1 John 3:8 “…The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” Lay Catholics have a divine mandate to confront lies and deception with TRUTH. The body of Christ must do likewise.

*Pope St. Felix III: “Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them.”

*Pope Leo XIII: “The first law of history is not to dare to utter falsehood; the second, not to fear to speak the truth.”

*Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Lutheran Pastor); died April 9, 1945 in the Nazi concentration camp at Flossenbürg by hanging on false charges, he was an innocent man. He said right before his execution, “Silence in the face of evil is evil itself. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

*St Catherine of Sienna – “we have had enough exhortations to be silent, cry out with 1000 thousand tongues, I see the world is rotten because of silence.”

Our motivation to pray is love for souls and love of truth. 1 Corinthians 13:6 (NAB) – “Love does not rejoice in what is wrong but rejoices with the truth.”

St. Jerome said “A dog may bark in his master’s defense, am I to stand by when God’s holy name is blasphemed? I would sooner die than remain silent.”

Servant of God Fr John A. Hardon: “I can honestly tell you the future of the Church in our country depends heavily on the zeal of lay Catholics like yourself.”

INTO THE BREACH (Bishop Olmsted)

Ezekiel 22:30 (RSV) “And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.”

And I soughtGod is speaking through Ezekiel very earnestly and diligently.
for a manthat means anyone.
Among themHe is referring to the princes, prophets, priests & people.
who should build up the wallto repair the breach, and prevent further evil to fall upon Gods people.
and stand in the breachthis refers to a person who might stand between a sinful, suffering people and their offended God, and beg for HIS mercy, that the land might not be destroyed.
But I found noneall were corrupted, they continued to obstinately continue sinning and provoke the Lord.

Bishop Olmsteds document begins with a quote from the biblical prophet Ezekiel that inspired the title “Into the Breach.” In the passage, God warns that the people will perish for their sins unless one man is willing to “stand in the breach” to forestall destruction.

Page 1. ‘Into the Breach’ – “The world is under attack by satan, as our Lord said it would be (1 Peter 5:8-14). This battle is occurring in the Church herself…One of the key reasons that the Church is faltering under the attacks of satan is that many Catholic men have not been willing to ‘step into the breach’ to fill this gap that lies open and vulnerable to further attack…Page 22. My sons and brothers, men of the Diocese of Phoenix, we need you to step into the breach.”

CATHOLICS IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE (Bishop Olmsted)

Foreward ii. “It’s the job of priest to give their people those tools – in other words to form Catholic laypeople to think and act as disciples of Jesus Christ, in a manner guided by the teaching of the Church. Catholic lay people should be the leaven of Jesus Christ in the public square…p.3 lay men and women are in a unique position to bring their faith into all areas of society…p.7 A lay person in the public square has a particular responsibility to live his or her vocation in view of its unique impact on society…especially those involved with all forms of the mass media, a significant part of their responsibilities it to live their faith by promoting the common good in society…p.33 Finally, prayer is a primary means of promoting and fostering a ‘culture of life.’ While personal daily prayer is always important, public prayer gatherings can provide a striking witness to the rest of society.”

*In my opinion, Catholics are obligated to pray for reparation against this grave evil coming to our Diocese. We have our marching orders in black and white. For me and my wife not to pray for reparation at this event, we would be guilty of the sin of omission. Remember that the Christian life is one of action. Let there be few words and many Deeds and let them be done well.

Bishop Barron spoke said – “ignorant mobs and anarchists are tearing down statues of saints, defacing church monuments, and setting the churches on fire…This has caused many people to finally ask: what are the bishops doing? Bishop Robert Barron answered this question with another question: ‘What are you laymen doing?’ On June 24, Bishop Barron published an article on his Word on Fire blog titled, ‘Why ‘What Are the Bishops Doing About It?’ Is the Wrong Question. According to His Excellency, many lay Catholics like to complain that their leadership does nothing about the problems happening in the world while doing little themselves. Although he grants that the bishops could do more (though not much more), he claims that these concerned Catholics ‘are putting way too much onus on the clergy and not nearly enough on themselves.’ Rather, he argues that it is the laity, not the clergy, who must fight the legal and cultural battles in the public square. To support this claim, he cites the Vatican II document Lumen Gentium, which states that ‘the laity, by their very vocation, seek the kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and by ordering them according to the plan of God.’ Bishop Barron’s…means that the bishops need to attend to Church matters more or less exclusively while laypeople live out their Catholicism in the secular world – Bishop Barron’s Pitiful (But Honest) Response to a Church in Crisis (crisismagazine.com). Bishop Barron said: ‘I would argue that the lion’s share of the work regarding this massive societal problem belongs to those whose proper arena is the society and whose expertise lies precisely in the relevant areas of concern, namely, the laity’” Are Catholic flame wars evangelizing online? Bishop Barron says ‘no’  | Catholic News Agency.

On June 25, 2020 my younger brother Johnny Romero (former Marine; Blue Collar L.A. D.W.P. City Worker, father of 6 and zealous Catholics) was called a fellow prolife Catholic Laura Chavez who told my brother that BLM & Antifa were on their way to San Fernando Mission Park (across from the Catholic Mission). About 100 anarchist were marching over there to tear down a statue of St Junipero Serra. My brother Johnny without hesitating based on his love for God and the Catholic Religion drove over to the San Fernando Mission Park (armed with a rosary) and met up with 6 other Catholic men who were also called. They held back about 100 blm, antifa anarchist hell bent on toppling the Catholic statue with chains, these anarchist were screaming, cussing, threatening them with violence if they didn’t move out of the way. The Police finally arrived and stood between my brother, the 6 other Catholic men and 100 anarchist that were threatening them with violence. I watched this video through my iphone, it was sent to me by someone who was there. My brother did not ask his Pastor or his Bishop if he can go and protect the statue of Fr Junipero Serra, he did so based on his love for God and the Catholic faith. Natural law and his faith compelled him to put his body in harms way and stand in front of the statue in front of a mob that had real bad intentions. I talked to my brother later and in retrospect, my brother realized that he could have been killed and left 6 kids orphans, he said that crossed his mind but he felt duty bound by his Catholic faith to go into the public square and defend a statue of the Church and suffer the consequences.

GATES OF HELL

On this rock I will build my church; the gates of hell will not prevail against it [Matthew 16:18]. Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life writes: “When we read this verse, we usually think that the Lord is promising that the church, which is His Body, will withstand all the attacks launched against it. Of course, that is true. But when we think about it more carefully, we realize that in a battle, the gates do not run out into the battlefield to attack the enemy. Rather, they stand still to defend the city from the enemy attacking it. So when the Lord says that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church, who is doing the attacking? It is the church storming the gates! The church, all of God’s people in Christ, is called to take the offensive, to run into enemy territory, and to gain ground for Jesus Christ. We do not wait for an invitation; we already have a command. We prepare, but we do not wait for circumstances to be perfect; we already have one who has gone before us. During these 40 days, we have stormed the gates. We have taken the offensive. We have pushed forward the boundaries of the kingdom. And we must keep doing so, in numerous ways. Indeed, the gates of hell will not prevail. The gates of falsehood will flee in the presence of truth. The gates of sin will melt in the presence of grace. The gates of death will fall in the presence of the church, the People of Life!

Hell has been on the defense since Jesus Christ came to earth and started the Church. It’s the gates of hell that will not prevail against the Church.” Gates are defensive. We (the Church Militant) are supposed to be storming the gates of hell. The sacrament of Confirmation commissions us as soldiers of Christ.

ST AUGUSTINE ON ESSENTIALS & NON-ESSENTIALS

St Augustine: “In the essentials UNITY, in the non-essentials LIBERTY and in all things CHARITY.

*Essentials – All Catholics must believe and adhere to the entirely of the Catholic religion given to us sacred scripture, sacred tradition & the perennial magisterium of the Church.

*Non-essentials – Every Catholic is called to follow their moral conscience whether to praying in public while praying the rosary. Praying for reparation in public at this event would fall into the area of non-essentials, which are those issues which good Catholics can disagree on. Pope Benedict XVI calls this ‘prudential judgments.’ Both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis have publicly stated in speeches that a lay Catholic can disagree with either of them when it comes to ‘non-essentials’ or ‘prudential judgments.’

*In all things charity – that means that their should be no division amongst ourselves over ‘prudential judgments’ such as if you get the vax or you don’t get the vax, if you go to a retreat or not go to a retreat, vote for this person or that person.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF REPARATION

The Catholic Encyclopedia explains, “We are restored to grace through the merits of Christ’s Death, and that grace enables us to add our prayers, labors, and trials to those of Our Lord ‘and fill up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ’ (Colossians 1:24). We can thus make some sort of reparation to the justice of God for our own offenses against Him, and by virtue of the Communion of the Saints, the oneness and solidarity of the mystical Body of Christ, we can also make satisfaction and reparation for the sins of others.” In this way we can help repair the spiritual damage that others have done and contribute to the healing of the world. Jesus himself appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and asked her to promote devotion to his Sacred Heart as a way to make reparation for various sins committed against him. Prayers of reparation can also be thought of as “prayers of love,” proclaiming to Jesus the love you have for him, even when others reject him. It provides an opportunity to recognize the damage our sins have upon the world and to repair it by our acts of love. One of the most common ways this was expressed in the past was when a church was vandalized. The parish community would then host a “night of reparation,” offering up prayers to God to repair the spiritual damage done and to help restore our communion with God. It was a way to express love to God when others had expressed their hatred. Above all, prayers of reparation helps us understand that our actions have both physical and spiritual consequences. Justice requires that we repair the damage in both ways, invoking God’s healing touch upon our sins and the sins of the world – What are prayers of reparation? (aleteia.org)

In this unprecedented time, when man publicly calls evil good, and good evil (Isaiah 5:20), we must not be content to only pray in the silence of our homes. Our Lord encourages us to be the SALT OF THE EARTH (Matthew 5:13); proclaiming the Truth in a very public way, so that those who have eyes to see, will see. We are not to be spectators but participants in public prayers of reparation the greatest enemy of Our Lord, which is Satan!

“The wicked fear the good, because the good are a constant reproach to their consciences. The ungodly like religion in the same way that they like lions, either dead or behind bars; they fear religion when it breaks loose and begins to challenge their consciences.” -Archbishop Fulton J Sheen.

 

SATANISTS & ABORTIONISTS ARE ALLIES

Catholics and Protestants have been praying in front of Abortion Clinics almost since 1973 when Roe vs Wade was passed by SCOTUS, its our constitutional right to peaceably assemble in public. Satanism is the religious component that empowers the Abortion culture of death mills. Lucien Greaves (co-founder of the temple of satan) who is organizing the satanic conference in Scottsdale says: “the killing of babies through abortion is a religiously protected Satanic ritual. “The ‘Satanic Temple’ is suing both Missouri and the United States, claiming that laws restricting abortion violate its members ‘free exercise’ of religion” because “abortion is a sacrament.” Abortion is a satanic practice. When you realize that 1 out of 4 pregnancies in our country ends in abortion, this shows that we are literally in the grip of the devil.

The Archbishop of San Francisco warned that an abortion bill to be voted on in Congress this week amounts to “child sacrifice” (Washington D.C., Sep 22, 2021). 

Dr Peter Kreeft says – “Abortion is the anti-christ’s demonic parody of the Eucharist.” The patron saint of the Diocese of Phoenix is Our Lady of Guadalupe, 500 years ago she crushed the ‘heads of the Aztec deities’ who were bloodthirsty for child sacrifice that were performed daily on top of the pyramids. Our Lady of Guadalupe will be with her sons and daughters as we process and pray under her the mantle of her protection at the satanic conference. 

WE PRAY THESE SATANISTS RECEIVE THE GRACE OF CONVERSION

Can. 1752 In cases of transfer, the provisions of Can. 1747 are to be applied, always observing canonical equity and keeping in mind the salvation of soulswhich in the Church must always be the supreme law.

Everything is possible with God. Blessed Bartolo Longo was a satanic priest, the prayers of Catholic gave him the grace of conversion. He came into the Church and spent the rest of his life promoting the holy rosary in the service of Our Lady.

My wife and I are personally inspired to evangelize together like Tobias & Sarah, Aquila & Prisca, we are both organizing this event along with many other faithful Catholic couples, because “. . . we make it our aim to please him” (2 Cor. 5: 9). I do nothing apart from her, seeking Gods will in prayer from my heart and listening to the voice of God in my conscience in silent meditative prayer. To the rest of my fellow Catholics GOD says to us: “And let us not grow weary in doing well, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9). Let us keep each other in prayer, that we may do the will of God according to our state in life and be holy as Our heavenly Father is holy.

This will be a lay run peaceful and prayerful gathering by a latino couple that loves the Lord, we only covet your prayers, nothing else.

Luke 17:10

ALL CATHOLICS UNITED IN MISSION

Bishop Olmsted is calling every Pastor to call the Parishes to more prayer, more Sacred Liturgies, more holy hours before and during the event from within Parishes. All of us (Clergy & Laity) realize that there must be a Catholic response, that’s the mission. The laity also believes that we need a Catholic presence out in front of the hotel as well, because that is where the satanic conference is taking place. We need boots on the ground praying and prayer support from the Parishes as well.                                    

If you have additional questions please contact: