| Home - Latest News | Introduction | Bayside Prophecies | Directives from Heaven | Order Form | Testimonies | Veronica Lueken | Miraculous Photos | Bible | Radio Program |
These Last Days News - June 13, 2012
Vatican Warns Faithful Against Sister’s Flawed Book on Sexual Ethics...
"My children, you will experience a time of great suffering. As man becomes defiled in nature, he will lose all sense of charity of heart, for he has no God within his heart. He will abuse his neighbor in all manners of defilement; he will commit murders, robberies, defilement of the young, abuses of the flesh! My children, as time goes on, you will feel that insanity has gripped your world." - Our Lady of the Roses, July 15, 1977
Catholic Herald reported on June 4, 2012:
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said that Mercy Sister Margaret Farley’s 2006 book, “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics”, contains “erroneous propositions” on homosexual acts, same-sex marriage, masturbation and remarriage after divorce that could cause confusion and “grave harm to the faithful”.
In a notification signed by US Cardinal William Levada and approved by Pope Benedict XVI, the congregation said the book “is not in conformity with the teaching of the Church” and “cannot be used as a valid expression of Catholic teaching, either in counselling and formation, or in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue”.
Sister Farley, who taught at Yale University Divinity School from 1971 to 2007 and now serves as Gilbert L Stark professor emerita of Christian ethics, is a past president of both the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Society of Christian Ethics.
The five-page Vatican notification says the congregation first wrote to Sister Farley about its concerns through her superior, the president of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, more than two years ago. Urged to “correct the unacceptable theses contained in her book”, Sister Farley sent responses in 2010 and 2011 that “did not adequately clarify the [book's] grave problems”, the congregation said.
The congregation cited five specific problem areas in “Just Love”, published by Continuum:
- Masturbation: Sister Farley’s view that masturbation “usually does not raise any moral questions at all” and “actually serves relationships rather than hindering them” does not “conform to Catholic teaching … that masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action”, the notification said.
- Homosexual acts: Sister Farley writes in the book that “same-sex relationships and activities can be justified according to the same sexual ethic as heterosexual relationships and activities”. But the Vatican said “this opinion is not acceptable” because it fails to distinguish between persons with homosexual tendencies, who must be respected, and homosexual acts, which are “intrinsically disordered” and “contrary to the natural law”.
- Homosexual unions: Sister Farley says domestic partnerships, civil unions and same-sex marriage can “be important in transforming the hatred, rejection and stigmatisation of gays and lesbians that is still being reinforced by teachings of ‘unnatural’ sex, disordered desire and dangerous love”. But the Vatican said that position “is opposed to the teaching of the magisterium”, which says that “respect for homosexual persons cannot lead in any way to approval of homosexual behavior or to legal recognition of homosexual unions”.
“Legal recognition of homosexual unions or placing them on the same level as marriage would mean not only the approval of deviant behavior, with the consequence of making it a model in present-day society, but would also obscure basic values which belong to the common inheritance of humanity,” the notification said, quoting the doctrinal congregation’s 2003 document, “Considerations regarding proposals to give legal recognition to unions between homosexual persons.”
- Indissolubility of marriage: Sister Farley writes that “a marriage commitment is subject to release on the same ultimate grounds that any extremely serious, nearly unconditional, permanent commitment may cease to bind”. But the congregation, quoting the Catechism of the Catholic Church, says love “cannot be an arrangement ‘until further notice’” and marriage requires “an unbreakable union” between the spouses.
- Divorce and remarriage: Although a “residual bond” exists between former spouses, it does not preclude remarriage “any more than the ongoing union between spouses after one of them has died prohibits a second marriage on the part of the one who still lives”, Sister Farley writes in her book. But the Vatican congregation said such a view “contradicts Catholic teaching”, noting that the catechism says those who remarry civilly after a valid first marriage “find themselves in a situation that objectively contravenes God’s law” and cannot receive Holy Communion “as long as this situation persists”.
General problems surrounding Sister Farley’s book include an incorrect understanding “of the role of the Church’s magisterium as the teaching authority of the bishops united with the successor of Peter” and “a defective understanding of the objective nature of the natural moral law”, the notification said.
“In addressing various moral issues, Sister Farley either ignores the constant teaching of the magisterium or, where it is occasionally mentioned, treats it as one opinion among others,” it added. “Such an attitude is in no way justified, even within the ecumenical perspective that she wishes to promote.”
The congregation expressed “profound regret that a member of an institute of consecrated life … affirms positions that are in direct contradiction with Catholic teaching in the field of sexual morality”.
“Furthermore, the congregation wishes to encourage theologians to pursue the task of studying and teaching moral theology in full concord with the principles of Catholic doctrine,” the notification added.
Sister Farley has been no stranger to controversy during her career as a Catholic theologian.
She was among two dozen US women religious threatened with expulsion from their religious communities by the Vatican for signing on to an October 7 1984 advert in The New York Times arguing that Catholics should be free to hold a variety of views about abortion.
Archbishop Pio Laghi, then papal pro-nuncio to the United States, and now-retired Archbishop John Quinn of San Francisco withdrew as speakers at a 1985 meeting of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious because Sister Farley was also scheduled to speak.
Her case was resolved in 1986, when a Vatican representative announced that she and other signers had expressed “their adherence to the teaching of the Church with regard to abortion”. The Vatican termed Sister Farley’s action a “retraction” but the nun and her Mercy superior said no retraction was involved.
In 2005, the Cardinal Newman Society protested against her choice as a commencement speaker at St Xavier University in Chicago, describing Sister Farley as “an outspoken dissenter from Catholic teaching on embryonic stem-cell research, sexual activity and homosexual ‘marriage’.”
She received the John Courtney Murray Award for excellence in theology from the Catholic Theological Society of America in 1992 and won the 2008 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion, presented by Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, for “Just Love”.
She also served as co-director of the All-Africa Conference: Sister to Sister, a project designed to empower African women to tackle the Aids pandemic in their country.
The Vatican is Completely Correct to Clarify that Sister Farley’s Book Stands Firmly Outside the Tradition of the Catholic Church...
Catholic Herald reported on June 5, 2012:
By Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith
You may have read that the Vatican has condemned a book by Sister Margaret Farley.
Funnily enough, I read and reviewed the book in question when it first came out, which was back in 2006, and the review was published in the Heythrop Journal of May 2008; academic reviews often come out a year or two after the original book’s publication, though a two-year gap is nothing compared to the six years that it has taken the CDF and Rome to give its verdict.
My review is not online, but I have a hard copy in front of me and am happy to share some highlights.
“In a brief section (pp. 235-236), a mere one and a half pages, she deals with ‘self-pleasuring’, a topic that, usually under a different name, has, historically, led to the spilling of rivers of ink. Farley notes that the judgment of tradition has been overwhelmingly negative; even Kant disapproved very strongly; however now ‘most’ theologians and medical practitioners view the activity as ‘morally neutral’; in other words it all depends on reasons and circumstances. Her final word is that ‘This remains a largely empirical question, not a moral one’. This is certainly a coherent point of view, but where is her evidence for this position? She mentions Kinsey and the empirical evidence of some human experience, but she does not explain how the change from moral evil to moral neutrality occurred. One can be forgiven for thinking that the 20th century arrived and the mists of obscurantism vanished before the bright sun of reason (‘Christian traditions … judged it harshly before the 20th century’ (p.236)) – but this is not an argument.”
That is just one of the topics on which the CDF picks up on what Sister Farley has to say and finds it wanting. When it comes to homosexual relations, her judgment is even more sweeping. According to Farley, at page 295 of her book: “My own view, as should be clear by now, is that same-sex relationships and activities can be justified according to the same sexual ethic as heterosexual relationships and activities.” This, once again, is a conclusion, and a conclusion with which many – such as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom – agree: but the book presents no argument for such a conclusion, as I noted at the time.
Sister Margaret Farley’s book is not really a theological book, it is more an anti-theological book, because it tells us that everything that has gone before is more or less wrong and all that we believe now is more or less right, ignoring the inconvenient fact that this modern knowledge is not based on any sort of theological reflection, but rather on the rejection of theological tradition. Margaret Farley is a theologian in the sense that David Cameron and others, with their championship of gay marriage, are theologians.
Incidentally, I have no personal grudge against Sister Farley. I have never met her, and all I know of her is her book. She is perfectly entitled to her views, but the CDF is completely correct to point out to the faithful what constitutes a legitimate part of the tradition, and what stands firmly outside of it. All that surprises me is that it took so long for them to do so.
DEFILEMENT OF THE
"My children, you will experience a time of great suffering. As man becomes defiled in nature, he will lose all sense of charity of heart, for he has no God within his heart. He will abuse his neighbor in all manners of defilement; he will commit murders, robberies, defilement of the young, abuses of the flesh! My children, as time goes on, you will feel that insanity has gripped your world." Our Lady, July 15, 1977
Let Us All Pray the Rosary Together Around the World for an End of Sexual Perversions... Click here...
Our Lady of
the Roses awesome Bayside Prophecies...
These prophecies came from Jesus, Mary, and the saints to Veronica Lueken at Bayside, NY, from 1968 to 1995.
VISION OF HELL
And they all have a look of terror and shock, and they're screaming, though I can't hear, there's so much crackling and noise of laughter--the horrible, hideous laughter.... And I see--oh, my goodness! I see a nun now. Her skirt's blowing. She looks like she's falling head first down into the hole! Oh, my goodness! But the skirt she has on is not long, it's short - up way above her knees. - Veronica, October 6, 1974
"The medal [Our Lady of the Roses] will be given to all clergy and nuns, for the attacks on them will increase." - Jesus, May 30, 1971
"In the cause of obedience, pastors and Our dedicated nuns, remember this: you cannot be obedient to one who has defamed his habit, to one who has cast aside his faith, to one who goes forward as a destroyer of souls." - Our Lady, August 5, 1976
"Know now, my brothers and sisters of religious orders, you will be mocked, you will be scorned, but you will please the Eternal Father and receive your reward in the Kingdom." - St. Francis, May 28, 1975
"I, your God, command those who hold rank in My Church to remove the heretics; excommunicate those who accept themselves to join secret societies to demolish My Church. Do not compromise your Faith, My children, for there is only one direction you will proceed, and that is down." - Jesus, September 14, 1976
SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED
"O My child and My children, if I could take you step by step, you would die of fear and of horror if you could look behind the closed doors and see what is happening to your children. Many now are being trained as adults with a knowledge that cannot be absorbed into their young minds. Therefore, they become victims of their elders.
"How long shall this be permitted by the Eternal Father? My children, not very long." Our Lady, March 18, 1983
WOE TO THE PASTORS
"My children, can I bring you a message of joy when My heart is torn by the murders and the loss of respect for your elders? Children against parents, parents going about, running to and fro, marrying and giving in marriage, living adulterously, consorting with evil, with homosexuals and lesbians! What manner of life do you show for your children to make example of? Woe to the parent that scandalizes his child. It is better if that parent had died in his mother's womb! Woe to the pastors that scandalize the children! They shall burn in an eternity of hell for their deception!" Our Lady, August 5, 1977
"The greatest sin now being committed in your country, the United States, and many countries throughout the world are sins of the flesh. They are sending many into hell! And these sins of the flesh, sad to say, have reached into the consecrated lives of My clergy." Jesus, July 15, 1977
LOWEST LADDER OF HELL
"Woe, woe, woe to the man who shall use his rank as teacher, the priesthood, to destroy souls. The lowest ladder to hell could never be enough for an abominable creature that has defiled his garments." Jesus, September 7, 1976
NEITHER CHASTISE NOR CONDEMN
"Your country and many countries throughout the world have given themselves over to immorality and unnatural vices of homosexuality and the perversion within childhood. Woe unto the man or woman who has taken part in the scandalizing of the young! Better that that being had died in his mother's womb than to scandalize one of the young! Parents, teachers, have you all become insane, selling the bodies of your children?!
"Red Hats, bishops, you go about earth oppressing the children of God, but you neither chastise nor condemn the evil ones in your House, the Church." Our Lady, May 3, 1978
RULES THAT HOLD NO WATER
"Yes, My children, as time goes on in these closing days, you will watch those of evil intent become brazen in their approach. They no longer know the meaning of shame or modesty. Like the brazen serpent they come forward and flaunt themselves before you. And why? Because your leaders have enacted rules, regulations, and laws that hold no water, have no discipline and no purpose. They are too busy compromising.
"It is the easy way to compromise, My children. It casts the responsibility onto another, so that you may not be bothered. But I say unto you, pastors and laymen, you must accept this responsibility to protect your Faith, to restore My House to its former glory, to chase out the rodents in mitres that are burrowing like rats into the foundation of My Church." Jesus, March 18, 1977
"Little children, victims of their elders! Defilement among children by adults! Woe to the man who scandalizes the young! Better that he had died in his mother's womb! Suffer all little children to come to Me. The Kingdom of Heaven--the children should symbolize the spirit of innocence and purity and faith, but we see the most vilest of acts being committed against the purity of children. And I say unto you: better that a man receives a millstone about his head and is cast into the sea than to defile the young!
"Reams of pornography! Abuses to children! Ages almost from the cradle! I say unto you: you have called down upon yourselves a just punishment from your God!" Jesus, May 28, 1977
FOR PROFIT AND GAIN
"My children, all who are of conscionable age shall be held accountable for the salvation of their soul! You cannot place the lives of your children, their spiritual lives, into the hands of others, for these hands have been despoiled. Many children just beyond the cradle are being now degraded and desanctified and destroyed morally by their elders for profit and gain." Jesus, June 4, 1977
WOE TO THE PASTORS
"Woe to the pastors that scandalize the children! They shall burn in an eternity of hell for their deception!" Our Lady, August 5, 1977
"Murder, rapings, distortions of all manner of godly inclinations, shall prevail upon your earth. Your children are the major victims of their elders now. As parents you have now a special mission: to protect your children against satan and his agents." Jesus, August 13, 1977
SAFEGUARD YOUR CHILDREN
"Parents, safeguard the souls of your children, or there will be much gnashing of teeth and woe set upon you by the evil one. Discipline, a firm hand must be given to the young, for they are truly the victims of their elders.
"Those who should give a good example are now leading the young onto the road to perdition. I say unto you, O pastors, better that you had died in your mother's womb than to come forth and destroy young souls, for you shall receive a punishment commensurate with your evil!" Jesus, December 24, 1976
"And woe to the pastor who will not commit himself to action to stop the crimes being committed against the young, as bands of homosexuals roam the streets of the world sodomizing young children. And why? Because justice has fallen into satan's hands." Our Lady, May 13, 1978
Directives from Heaven... http://www.tldm.org/directives/directives.htm
D15 - Holy Matrimony PDF
D35 - Nuns PDF Order copies...
D167 - The Family - Part 1 PDF
D168 - The Family - Part 2 PDF
D175 - Defilement of the Young PDF
D186 - Excommunication PDF Order copies...
D223 - Adultery & Divorce PDF
D269 - Fornication PDF
EDITOR'S COMMENT: Evil is accelerating and the Anti-Christ forces are gaining power in the world. When the persecution starts, all Christian web sites on the internet will be forced to close. Be sure to have in your possession all the following items: the Bayside Prophecy books, Bayside Medals, Douay-Rheims Bibles, the Protection Packets, Candles, Sacramentals, and Religious Books. Purchase these items now while they are still available! You will urgently need them in the days ahead. Also, you can print out all PDF files for the Directives from Heaven and all of the Bayside Prophecies. Copy Our Lady's messages and the Directives from Heaven now while they are still available! Pray to the Holy Spirit for wisdom and guidance on how to prepare now and for the days ahead when the Antichrist is revealed. God bless.
Cohabitation ends in separation 90% of the time Study finds
Number of U.S. unwed mothers reaches all-time high
Live-in boyfriends increase risk of child death by 48 times
Click here to email this page to a friend.
There are 4 things you must have to survive the days ahead:
1.) The Douay-Rheims Holy Bible...
"You must all obtain a copy of the Book of life and love, the Bible. Do not accept the new mods. Try to find in your bookstores the old Bibles, My children, for many are being changed to suit the carnal nature of man. I repeat, sin has become a way of life." - Our Lady, October 6, 1992
"I must ask you all to read but a few short chapters a day now, the Book of life and love, your Bible. Knowledge must be gained for all the disciples of My Son, for you will be attacked by scientific minds. But do not be concerned what you will say to them when accosted, for the words will be given to you by the Spirit." - Our Lady, April 10, 1976 (Order Form)
2.) The total Virgin Mary’s Bayside Prophesies in 6 paperback books...
The Virgin Mary brings directions from God, the Father in Heaven on how to survive the end times. God, the Father, through the Virgin Mary, tells what is coming, how to prepare for it, how to survive it, and how to even stop it. These six volumes along with the Bible are most important to save yourself and your loved ones. Order it now. Tomorrow may be to late. These 6 pocket size paperback books costs $33.00. (Order Form)
3.) Heaven's Home Protection Packet...
Heaven’s Home Protection Packet...
Our Lord stated we must have crucifixes upon the outside of all of our outside doors. In the "Heaven’s Home Protection Packet" there are instructions, four crucifixes, a tube of special cement for wooden or metal crucifixes. Wooden crucifixes adhere better to the doors when the aluminum strap is removed from the back. Put a light coat of cement on the back of the crucifix and then press it to the outside of the door. If you have any problems, you can call us at 616-698-6448 for assistance. This Heaven’s Home Protection Packet is available for a donation of $7.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling. Send $10.00 to TLD Ministries, P.O. Box 40, Lowell, MI 49331. Item # P15 (Order Form)
Crucifix on front and back door... The only real protection against terrorists...
Jesus - "Pray and wear your sacramentals. And, also, My children, I ask you again to place a crucifix upon your door. Both front and back doors must have a crucifix. I say this to you because there will be carnage within your areas, and this will pass you by if you keep your crucifix upon your doors." (6-30-84) (Testimonies of lives and homes saved by the crucifixes.) http://www.tldm.org/news/crucifix.htm (Order Form)
4.) Heaven's Personal Protection Packet...
Our Lady tells us to be protected from all evil, we must wear the following sacramentals around our necks: a Rosary, a crucifix, the St. Benedict medal, Our Lady of the Roses medal, the Miraculous Medal, and the scapular. We have all of these sacramentals in a packet we call "Heaven's Personal Protection Packet." This packet is available for a donation of $6.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling. Send $9.00 to TLD Ministries, P.O. Box 40, Lowell, MI 49331. Item # P5 (Order Form)
Heaven’s Personal Protection Packet . . .
Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers promises
to help protect our children. On September 13, 1977, She said, "He has an
army of ogres wandering now throughout your country and all of the countries
of the world. They are in possession of great power; so wear your
sacramentals, and protect your children and your households. Learn the use
every day of holy water throughout your household. Insist even with
obstructions, insist that your children always wear a sacramental. One day
they will understand that they will repel the demons."
On February 1, 1974, Our Lady said, "My children, know the value of these sacramentals. Guard your children well. You must awaken to the knowledge that you will not be protected without the sacramentals. Guard your children's souls. They must be surrounded with an aura of purity. Remove them if necessary from the sources of contamination, be it your schools or even false pastors."
This Heaven’s Personal Protection Packet is available for a donation of $6.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling. Send $9.00 to TLD Ministries, P.O. Box 40, Lowell, MI 49331. You may use your MasterCard, VISA, or American Express and call 1-616-698-6448. Item # P5 (Order Form)
Your names have been written in Heaven… "It is not by accident that you are called by My Mother, for your names have been written in Heaven.... But with this great grace you have great responsibility to send this Message from Heaven throughout the world, for if you are able to recover just one more for Heaven, an additional star shall be placed in your crown." - Jesus, August 5, 1975
A great obligation to go forward... "It is not by accident that you are called by My Mother, for it is by merit and the prayers that have risen to Heaven for your salvation. For those who have received the grace to hear the Message from Heaven, you have a great obligation to go forward and bring this Message to your brothers and sisters. Do not expect a rest upon your earth, for you will have eternal rest very soon." - Jesus, June 12, 1976
The sin of omission... "The sin of omission shall condemn many to hell, be they layman or Hierarchy. I repeat: not the sin of commission, but the sin of omission will commit many to hell." Our Lady of the Roses, October 6, 1980
We encourage everyone to print or email copies of this web page to all the Bishops and all the clergy. Also, email or send this web page to the news media and as many people as possible.
Email this page to a friend.
| Home - Latest News | Introduction | Bayside Prophecies | Directives from Heaven | Order Form | Miracles & Cures | Veronica Lueken | Miraculous Photos | Bible | Radio Program |
The electronic form of this document is
Quotations are permissible as long as this web site is acknowledged with a hyperlink to: http://www.tldm.org
Copyright © These Last Days Ministries, Inc. 1996 - 2012 All rights reserved.
P.O. Box 40 616-698-6448
Lowell, MI 49331-0040
Revised: June 13, 2012