A reply to a Catholic priest on my “Second Coming of Christ” writings.

Dear Father:

First of all, you and hundreds of Fathers are not quoting the 5th Lateran Council or Pope Leo X but Adolphe-Alfred Tanquerey, pss (1854-1932)A great theologian in his day. His Manual of Dogmatic Theology was translated into English here in the United states in 1959. Unfortunately he misquotes the Fifth Lateran council. (Enclosed) and as you see, I do not DATE SET, which you can do with permission from Rome or the Local ordinary, regardless, again I do not date set, I day set. That’s like saying, Jesus will come back on Sunday, but that’s not accurate either because it’s Middle East time, so in the west it would be late on the Sabbath or Saturday night so it’s Sunday and Saturday at the same time (Pentecost Sunday is proven as well).

Also, all of the Traditional Bishops back then (1972) all agreed there was nothing wrong with my findings as long as I did not pick the year. However, I never thought of getting this in writing from them. Bishop McKenna was one of them and so I got him to acknowledge this in 2007. I can send you a copy if you wish. I didn’t mention some European Bishops who approved of it because I could not validate their orders. I even sent a copy of my findings to Archbishop Lefebvre and he just replied, “Thank you.”

If you read what the council says, you would have to condemn Our Lady of Fatima for predicting future Evils as well and I don’t see anyone doing that?
Here is what the council says:

Fifth Lateran Council

They are in no way to presume to preach or declare a fixed time for future evils, the coming of ANTCHRIST or the precise day, (date setting) of judgment; for Truth says, it is not for us to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority. Let it be known that those who have hitherto dared to declare such things are liars, and that because of them not a little authority has been taken away from those who preach the truth .We are placing a restriction on each and all of the said clerics, secular and regular and others, of whatever status, rank or order, who undertake this task. In their public sermons they are not to keep on predicting some future events as (if) based on the sacred writings, nor presume to declare that they know them from the holy Spirit or from divine revelation, nor that strange and empty predictions are matters which must be firmly asserted or held in some other way. Rather, at the command of the divine word, let them expound and proclaim the gospel to every creature, rejecting vices and commending virtues. Fostering everywhere the peace and mutual love so much commended by our Redeemer, let them not rend the seamless garment of Christ and let them refrain from any scandalous detraction of bishops, prelates and other superiors and of their state of life. Yet these they rebuke and hurt before people generally, including the laity, not only heedlessly and
extravagantly but also by open and plain reproof, with the names of the evildoers sometimes being stated by them .
Finally, we decree that the constitution of pope Clement of happy memory beginning Religiosi, which we renew and approve by this present decree, must be observed by preachers without alteration, so that, preaching in these terms for the people’s advantage and winning them for the Lord, they may deserve to gain interest on the talent received from him and to win his grace and glory.
But if the Lord reveals to certain of them, by some inspiration, some future events in the church of God, as he promises by the prophet Amos and as the apostle Paul, the chief of preachers, says, Do not quench the Spirit, do not despise prophesying, we have no wish for them to be counted with the other group of story-tellers and liars or to be otherwise hindered. For, as Ambrose bears witness, the grace of the Spirit himself is being extinguished if fervour in those beginning to speak is quietened by contradiction. In that case, a wrong is certainly done to the holy Spirit. The matter is important inasmuch as credence must not be easily given to every spirit and, as the Apostle states, the spirits have to be tested to see whether they come from God. It is therefore our will that as from now, by common law, alleged inspirations of this kind, before they are published, or preached to the people, are to be understood as reserved for examination by the
apostolic see. If it is impossible to do this without danger of delay, or some pressing need suggests other action, then, keeping the same arrangement, notice is to be given to the local ordinary so that, after he has summoned three or four knowledgeable and serious men and carefully examined the matter with them, they may grant permission if this seems to them to be appropriate. We lay the responsibility for this decision on their consciences………
There is one thing the Church taught me in Proverbs? “Let in Wisdom before you let it out.”  Hopefully you should learn from this and come to the conclusion that Joseph does his research before presenting them to the Church membership.

God bless, in Christ, Joseph