Fratelli tutti: Pope Francis heralds a city, the City of Man

Pope Francis heralds a city, the City of Man

The earthly city, mystery Babylon that wars against the heavenly city Jerusalem, the City of God

But for Philadelphia?
In Fratelli tutti (3 October 2020),

Pope Francis heralds a city, the City of Man

“… so Philadelphia, city of brothers, will reign”

In this city:

“Fraternity thus understood overturns the logic of the apocalypse that prevails today; a logic that fights against the world because it believes that this is the opposite of God, that is idol, and therefore to be destroyed as soon as possible to accelerate the end of time. Faced with the abyss of the apocalypse, there are no longer brothers: only apostates or “martyrs” in a race “against” time. We are not militants or apostates, but all brothers.
FRATELLI TUTTI | Una guida alla lettura | Antonio Spadaro, 4 Ottobre 2020

Compare and contrast

Penny Catechism Q. 348. Which are the enemies we must fight against all the days of our life?
A. The enemies which we must fight against all the days of our life are the devil, the world, and the flesh.


Liberté, égalité, fraternité

(Can’t Make This Stuff Up!)



The gospel of brotherhood

A brotherhood without borders

FRATERNITY WITHOUT BORDERS


Pope Francis the False Prophet

From being an apostle of the Gospel he will become the first preacher of the false messiah.
TAN | HISTORY OF ANTICHRIST by Rev. P. Huchedé

Pope Francis [About] is the False Prophet on two accounts:

1) Having been an apostle of the Gospel, he is not preaching it, therefore he is speaking the words that the one true God has not send him to speak; and

2) From being an apostle of the Gospel, he has become the prophet of the Antichrist, and therefore of Satan, like the ancient prophets of Ba’al.


let him be accursed
Monday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time | Lectionary: 461 | Reading 1

Galatians 1:6-12 (RSVCE)
There Is No Other Gospel
6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and turning to a different gospel—[a] 7 not that there is another gospel, but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, If any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.

10 Am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant[b] of Christ.[c]

Paul’s Vindication of His Apostleship
11 For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not man’s[d] gospel. 12 For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

Footnotes
a. 1.6 After the greeting there is no commendation, as was usual, but rather strong rebuke.
b. Galatians 1:10 Or slave
c. 1.10 No doubt Paul was accused of exempting Gentile converts from the law of Moses in order to curry favor.
d. Galatians 1:11 Greek according to man


Cf. Fratelli tutti: making people worship Satan

How can this contribute to the fraternity that our common Father asks of us?
– Fratelli tutti, 46.


Update Sunday, January 31, 2021
First Reading of the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deuteronomy 18:15-20 (RSVCE)

A New Prophet Like Moses
15 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brethren—him you shall heed— 16 just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’ 17 And the Lord said to me, ‘They have rightly said all that they have spoken. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet[a] like you from among their brethren; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19 And whoever will not give heed to my words which he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him. 20 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.

Footnotes
18.18 The prophet like Moses mentioned here refers either to the prophetic movement as a whole or to an individual, either Joshua (successor of Moses) or Samuel. The New Testament sees here a reference to the Messiah; cf. Jn 1.21; Acts 3.22; 7.37.

First Reading of Third Week in Ordinary Time

Hebrews 10:32-39 (RSVCE)

32 But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, 33 sometimes being publicly exposed to abuse and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. 34 For you had compassion on the prisoners, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. 35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised.

37 “For yet a little while,
and the coming one shall come and shall not tarry;
38 but my righteous one shall live by faith,
and if he shrinks back,
my soul has no pleasure in him.

39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and keep their souls.