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In defense of life and family with Mary today

Speech of Fr. Ioan Chisarau at Virtual International Congress
Fatima – Medjugorje 
The Triumph of Immaculate Hearth of Mary
22.August 2020 

I have chosen 3 motto’s to guide the conference.

1.) In. 8,32 „And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.“

2.) 2 Tim. 4,3-5 „For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables“.

3.) St. John Paul II „The greatest act of charity is to tell people the truth“.

  1. We are living in a world that changes profoundly, an extraordinary international current in which traditional Christian values are questioned more and more.

Liberal and subjective thinking in which only the „ego“ is important are cultivated on all media outlets. We can observe that the media becomes more and more aggressive and manipulates our brothers and sisters, especially our youth and our children. The governments from many Western countries enforce the schools to take anti Christian views, in which the so called sexual education is highly esteemed. Actually, „the sexual education“ teaches sexual promiscuity and ideological fallacies like the so-called gender ideology.

The majority of the so-called developed states adopted profound anti Christian laws like acceptance of same-sex unions, the law of abortion, euthanasia and recently, they discuss the legalization of polygamy and pedophilia. All these so called laws have as aim the destruction of the Christian family, the foundation cell of a healthy society. Sister Lucia Dos Santos, the last Fatima visionary, who died in 2005, said the following words to Card. Caffara, before going to eternal rest:

„The decisive battle between the kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid, she added, because anyone who operates for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be contended and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue.

And then she concluded: however, Our Lady has already crushed its head.“

Card. Caffara continued then with a reference to a talk with St. John Paul II when he was pope:

„The family stands in the centre of the problem because it is the central pillar of the creation, the truth of the relationship between man and woman, between generations. If the central pillar is deteriorated, the entire building will collapse and we can see this now, because we are in this point of the history and we know it“.

The Catholic philosopher converted from Calvinism, Peter Kreeft, states that „the entire cultural war is centered upon a deformation of the marital union“. In this light we have to see the recent worldly evolutions against family and unborn life and we can say that we are in a piecemeal world war like holy Father, Pope Francis said. A war in which are involved the governments, ONU structures, large multinational corporations, which make themselves the tools of Satan against the sacred institution of family and sacred unborn human life.

  1. The Catholic Church remained the last tower which protects these sacred values, family and unborn life.

In the Charter of the Rights of the Family, published by the Holy See in 1983, among other documents, the preamble says:

„The family is based on marriage, that intimate union of life in complementarity between a man and a woman which is constituted in the freely contracted and publicly expressed indissoluble bond of matrimony and is open to the transmission of life“.

Regarding to defending the unborn life, the Second Vatican Council, in the Pastoral Constituion „Gaudium et Spes“ nr. 51 says: „ Therefore from the moment of its conception life must be guarded with the greatest care while abortion and infanticide are unspeakable crimes“.

St. John Paul II says in the Encyclical „Evangelium Vitae“ nr. 72:

„Laws which authorize and promote abortion and euthanasia are therefore radically opposed not only to the good of the individual but also to the common good; as such they are completely lacking in authentic juridical validity.“

The „demographic winter“ is already installed in our Europe; in Central and South America not yet because the law of abortion was not approved. The birth or fertility rate which should be at least 2,1/woman, for a nation to survive from demographic point of view is under this level in all European countries. Italy has 1,2, the lowest from EU. In these circumstances, the European Christianity is threatened with extinction.

The right to life is the basic and primary right of man and is the supreme value before which all other values must subside.

Our modern civilization became, as St. John Paul II said, a „barbaric civilization“ because „the measure of civilization,  – the universal and permanent measure which includes all cultures – is its relationship with life“.

  1. Before this neo-pagan multilevel offensive, we, the Christian, have to take action, not to remain as passive spectators to the decline of our society and our Church.

The culpable silence is disgusting before God. Revelation 3,16: „But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, nor hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth“.

Even if we do not approve such situations, our silence helps the ones who work to demolish our society by promoting non-values and deeply anti Christian laws.

Holy Father, St. John Paul II saw an „apostasy of silence“ manifested among today’s Christians. Through or silence, we, the Christians, do not defend his sacred law, are culpable and we will answer one day before God.

We have to learn how to get out of this culpable silence and together with our heavenly Mother to fight under her lead, because she is always triumphant, being called Our Lady of Victory.

There are only two sides in this silent battle from today:

– sons of Holy Mary on one side

– sons of Satan on the other side

The echo of this battle is seen even at the beginning of the history of mankind, when our forefathers have been expelled from the earthly Paradise.

Genesis 3, 15: „ I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel“.

Who are the protagonists of this verse?

– the serpent, Lucifer (Satan)

– the Woman – Blessed Virgin Mary (the new Eve) cf. St. Irenaeus

– her seed, the seed of Our Lady – the nation, descendant, Jesus Christ (the new Adam) and the ones who follow him, his followers

– your seed, the seed of the serpent, – the followers of Satan, meaning all anti-Christian ideological and philosophical schools of thought, all who fight against God’s laws.

Satan (Lucifer) is a pure spirit, created by God, that, at a specific moment, chose not to serve his Creator anymore, becoming a decadent spirit, „father of lies“ and „people murderer“ (John 8,44). But how can a man, seed (people) of Satan? When men follows Satan’s lies, hates, envies, kills, when approves and permits anti-Christian laws.

Any man is called to decide from which people (seed) want to be a part of … Behind me there is a precise copy of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I don’t want that this conference to be just a pleasant recollection with some priests and a bishop that have spoken nice of Holy Mother and the triumph of her Immaculate Heart. I would like that all you, who follow this online conference, to make a decision: who’s side do you take? Are you with the people (seed) of Our Lady and his descendants or are you with the seed (descendants) of Satan?

Can anyone tell: father, I don’t want to be a part of Holy Mary’s seed, nor of Satan’s seed, I want to be neutral. I don`t want to be part of a cultural war, but a man of peace.  I say to you: there is no middle way (neutral), there is no third people (seed). You have to choose sides, as Moses request to Israel when the Covenant was renowed, Deuteronomy 30,19 „I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live„.

Saint Augustin said in his famous work The City of God, that in this world two  loves formed only two cities. Let`s hear him: „Two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly city by the love of self, even to the contempt of God; the heavenly city by the love of God, even to the contempt of self. The former, in a word, glories in itself, the latter in the Lord. For the one seeks glory from men; but the greatest glory of the other is God. The one lifts up its head in its own glory; the other says to its God, You are my glory, and the lifter up of mine head“ (De civitate Dei, Book 14, Ch. 28). And this is so from the beginning of time till the the end. „From the beginning of human kind until the end of the world there are two cities, one of the unrighteous and the other, of saints. In the present they are mingled as regarding to the bodies, but they are distinct regarding the will of those who are a part of them. In the day of Judgment they will be materially separated“ (De Catechizandis rudibus, 20,31).

Our Lord Jesus Christ is very clear in Matthew 6,24: „No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon/money. “   

During the debate with the Jews in John, chapter 8, Our Lord Jesus Christ shows this difference between the sons of God and the sons of Satan:„ You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you will do“ (John 8,44). „I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do the things that you have seen with your father.“ (John 8,38). Their father was, obviously, Satan.

Now that you know that you cannot stand aside in this battle between the children of Mary and the children of Satan, you have to decide, and at the end of the conference, when we will consecrate ourselves to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron of unborn babies, you have to decide on which side do you stand! I would like that all of you who follow this conference to decide definitively for the side of the seed (descendants) of Our Lady!

  1. A last point of my conference refers to the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the world and how have I seen that,when we are permitting Our Ladyto work we can hasten the arrival of this triumph.

In the last 50 years of mankind history we assist at an extraordinary phenomenon that is a multiplication of apparitions of Our Lady, and others phenomena like images and statues that cry with human tears or blood. When Card. Ratzinger was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith there were 232 apparitions of Our Lady, hundreds of crying images and statues of her…

How can one explain this phenomenon? Maybe the best answer is given us by Saint Louis-Mary Grignon de Montfort, in his Treatise on the true devotion to the Blessed Virgin:

„The salvation of the world began through Mary and through her it must be accomplished“ (4, 49) „ As she was the way by which Jesus first came to us, she will again be the way by which he will come to us the second time though not in the same manner“ (50,4).

Then Saint Louis-Mary Grignon de Montfort concludes: „ In these latter times Mary must shine forth“ (50,6-7).

Unfortunately in our days the apparitions and signs that come through Our Lady are not well received, are despised, suffocated and more tolerated than officially recognized. Most of them are considered false, although it is obvious that in these apparitions we see the hand of our heavenly Mother.

It is true as the Catechism teach as that with the death of the last apostle Saint John, the public revelation came to an end. And as St John of the Cross says, God, giving us His Son who spoke in the Gospels, there is nothing more to be said for the mankind (see The Ascent of Mount Carmel, II, 22). All that will be said afterwards will be to repeat until the end of times what He said on the shore of Jordan and mount Tabor: „This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased“ (Matthew 3,17: 17,5). Our Savior, Jesus Christ entrusted the Church the legacy of the revelation and no one (nor the seers, nor the Church) can add something to this revelation. Saint Paul threatens under anathema those who will add or change this given revelation by Jesus Christ: „ But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema“ (Gal. 1,8). Nevertheless the private revelations will continue in the Church.

What is their purpose? Card.Ratzinger teach us in his Theological Commentary about the theological status of Private Revelations that accompanies the publishing of the third message of Fatima, 13 May 2000: “private revelation is a help to the faith, and shows its credibility precisely by leading me back to the definitive public Revelation”.  The private revelations remind us the truths of faith, forgotten or abandoned, give new lights on them, are an advice to faith, to conversion, penance, they are the hand of Our heavenly Mother towards us, her children. Do we accept this hand of Our Lady in these times of apostasy?

Let us not forget that the Lord warns us in many ways that He will not let himself be dishonored for a long time. The threat of Saint Paul from Galatians 6,7-8 is very up-to-date: „Be not deceived, God is not mocked. For what things a man shall sow, those also shall he reap“.

I think that one of the greatest mockeries that men can do to God, the creator of life, of the summit of creation, which is man, created after his image and likeness, is the deliberately killing of millions of innocent babies, that cry for revenge before God. Our Lady of Guadalupe was declared the protector of unborn babies because it is one of the images of Our Mother not painted by human hand, that appeared on the cloak of Juan Diego in December 12, 1531 and the only image with Holy Mary as pregnant.

congresso virtualeSo, we can relate the end of this genocide with the triumph of the immaculate Heart that she foresaw at Fatima.

Let us not forget that as Our Blessed Mother ended the human sacrifices from pagan Mexico from the XVI century, she will also in this times put an end to abortion, sacrifices for her enemy, Satan. She reappeared at Guadalupe 30 years ago and said: „Together, dear children, we will end this terrible calamity that is abortion…I will end these human sacrifices of the most bloodiest, like I did it at the pagan Aztecs after the miracle of my image in 1531“.(from Stella Maris nr. 335 and L’appel du Coeur, nr. 175 and L’Etoile notre Dame, nr. 101).

Her wish was that she can freely walk among all her children to bring millions of souls to Her Son. In 2008, on a pilgrimage at Guadalupe, I received this exact copy of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and His Eminence, then cardinal primate of Mexico, Norberto Carerra gave his blessing for the pilgrimages of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Romania, but also everywhere she is received.

Since then, Our Lady of Guadalupe travelled in many countries (Ukraine, Bulgaria, India, Vietnam, South Africa etc.) and I could see everywhere that the Blessed Mother gathers her children in this battle with the forces of darkness.

In the end, I would like to present some images from the pilgrimage of this icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe in several countries. One more very important aspect that I observed: Our Lady touches the pagan hearts from mission countries, the same way she did with the pagan Aztecs, who converted to Catholicism, a unique fact in the Christian history. Approximately 8 million pagan aztecs got baptized in 10 years! As an example, in India, many Hindu have converted, or in Vietnam, even in countries with Islamic majority like Kazachstan.   

Holy Father Emeritus, Benedict XVI called The Blessed Virgin Mary „The star of the New Evangelization“. He was right because her simple presence before both Christians and pagans lead to the conversion of many and healing of different diseases, especially infertility.

For now, this Coronavirus pandemic temporarily stopped the pilgrimages of Our Lady of Guadalupe, but they will continue if God permits the end of this pandemic. In the end, let us all consecrate to Our Lady of Guadalupe:

Consecration to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Blessed Virgin Mary, You show me and offer me your love, your help and favor. You are the mother of all who love you, of those who implore you, of those who trust you. You know my pains and hear my cries. You care and lighten my sufferings, my needs and my misfortunes. You ask of me not to be disturbed or crushed by tribulations, not to be afraid of diseases, humiliations, offenses, pains, not to be discouraged or depressed.

You are my Mother and I am under your protection. You are my spring of life and I throw myself in your arms.

Mother of Mercy, with love, I consecrate my entire being, my life, my sufferings and my joys, all that you entrusted me and all that I have. I desire to be all yours and to go with you on the path of sainthood.

O, Undefiled Virgin, hear my prayer that I make to you with filial trust and present it to your Divine Son.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of children that are about to be born, give me the grace to love, to give, to receive and to respect life with the same love you had when you carried Jesus in your womb.

Holy Mother, Queen of the Family, defend and help our families so that they may be always united; help us in the teaching of our children and bless them: take them under your protective veil.

Please, Most Holy Mother, give me a great love for the Eucharist and regular confession, taste for prayer, an intense interior life, so that I can bring joy and peace wherever you will. Amen.