IS THE HERETIC WITHIN THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE DEACON FRANK CHAVEZ?
Deacon Frank Chavez is the Director of the Diaconate for the Diocese of
Orange. In our opinion, his
manner of ministry is not Christ-like and his personal agenda is at
odds with Catholic Church doctrines. A simple church parishioner has personally
observed the following events over the last several years.
1) Frank Chavez is preaching Marxist liberation
theology where he is advocating standing with perceived oppressed
persons thereby confirming them into our current atheistic secular society.
2) Frank Chavez has dismissed deacon candidates for
not having his socialist values. He personally recommended that all
deacon candidates attend an Barack Obama election celebration at his home in November,
3) Frank Chavez has blocked pro-life groups from
speaking and raising funds at Christ Our Savior parish in Santa Ana, California.
4) Frank Chavez has censored people who tried to proclaim
church faith based ideals as directed by the President of the United
States Bishops in 2012.
5) Frank Chavez has no personal compassion for
people. While he was preaching his homily one Sunday in 2010, there was
medical emergency that required an ambulance. He simply stopped
preaching and maintained a smug smile while the very lady he censored
in 2012 was helping the stricken lady. He never offered any concern,
sympathy or prayers for the lady who was taken to the hospital.
Should this ravenous wolf Judas leader in the Diocese of Orange be
excommunicated? He was being encouraged and protected
by Bishop Tod Brown a self-proclaimed "moderate". We are still waiting for our
new Bishop Kevin Vann to make a decision. Will Catholics across Orange County,
California donate to the Diocese of Orange cathedral
capital campaign while this heretic remains in power? Have you been spiritually abused by Deacon Frank Chavez?
DO YOU THINK THESE CHURCH DIRECTIVES HAVE BEEN VIOLATED FRANK CHAVEZ?
1) In 1984, it was reported that a meeting occurred
between Cardinal Ratzinger, head of the Vatican's Congregation for the
Doctrine of the Faith and the CELAM bishops, during which a rift
developed between Ratzinger and some of the bishops. As mentioned
above, Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) issued official condemnations
of certain elements of liberation theology in 1984 and 1986.
2) In March 1983, Cardinal Ratzinger made ten
observations of Gutiérrez's theology, accusing Gutiérrez of politically
interpreting the Bible in supporting temporal messianism, and stating
that the predominance of orthopraxis over orthodoxy in his thought
proves a Marxist influence.
3) The Catholic Church says: Abortion is
intrinsically evil. Meaning it is now, and in ALL cases, morally wrong.
“2270 Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the
moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human
being must be recognized as having the rights of a person -- among
which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church
4) Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the USCCB, sharply
criticized the decision by the Obama administration in which it
"ordered almost every employer and insurer in the country to provide
sterilization and contraceptives, including some abortion-inducing
drugs, in their health plans. Never before has the federal government
forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and
buy a product that violates their conscience.” He urged Catholics and
the public at large to speak out in protest.
5) And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude;
and He (personally) was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.
DO YOU THINK FRANK CHAVEZ'S SOCIALISM IS IN OPPOSITION WITH CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACHINGS?
by Kevin Knight
The trend of the Socialist movement, then, and the deliberate
pronouncements and habitual thought of leaders and followers alike, are
almost universally found to be antagonistic to Christianity. Moreover,
the other side of the question is but a confirmation of this
antagonism. For all three popes who have come into contact with modern
Socialism, Pius IX, Leo XIII, and Pius X, have formally condemned it,
both as a general doctrine and with regard to specific points. The
bishops and clergy, the lay experts on social and economic questions,
the philosophers, the theologians, and practically the whole body of
the faithful are unanimous in their acceptance of the condemnation. It
is of little purpose to point out that the Socialism condemned is
Marxism, and not Fabianism or its analogues in various countries. For,
in the first place, the main principles common to all schools of
Socialism have been explicitly condemned in Encyclicals like the "Rerum
novarum" or the "Graves de communi"; and, in addition, as has been
shown above, the main current of Socialism is still Marxist, and no
adhesion to a movement professedly international can be acquitted of
the guilt of lending support to the condemned doctrines. The Church,
the Socialists, the very tendency of the movement do but confirm the
antagonism of principle, indicated above, between Socialism and
Christianity. The "Christian Socialists" of all countries, indeed, fall
readily, upon examination, into one of three categories. Either they
are very imperfectly Christian, as the Lutheran followers of Stocker
and Naumann in Germany, or the Calvinist Socialists in France, or the
numerous vaguely-doctrinal "Free-Church" Socialists in England and
America; or, secondly, they are but very inaccurately styled
"Socialist"; as were the group led by Kingsley, Maurice and Hughes in
England, or "Catholic Democrats" like Ketteler, Manning, Descurtins,
the "Sillonists"; or, thirdly, where there is an acceptance of the main
Christian doctrine, side by side with the advocacy of Revolutionary
Socialism, as is the case with the English "Guild of St. Matthew" or
the New York Church Association for the Advancement of the Interests of
Labour, it can only be ascribed to that mental facility in holding at
the same time incompatible doctrines, which is everywhere the mark of
the "Catholic but not Roman" school. Christianity and Socialism are
hopelessly incompatible, and the logic of events makes this ever
clearer. It is true that, before the publication of the Encyclical
"Rerum novarum", it was not unusual to apply the term "Christian
Socialism" to the social reforms put forward throughout Europe by those
Catholics who are earnestly endeavouring to restore the social
philosophy of Catholicism to the position it occupied in the ages of
Faith. But, under the guidance of Pope Leo XIII, that crusade against
the social and economic iniquities of the present age is now more
correctly styled "Christian Democracy", and no really instructed,
loyal, and clear-thinking Catholic would now claim or accept the style
of Christian Socialist.
Note: Did you know that Deacon Frank Chavez of the
Diocese of Orange lives in affluent Yorba
Linda, California. If he truly wants to be a follower of Jesus Christ
he should give his wealth and service to the poor people in the barrios
of Santa Ana a nearby city. Do
you think Deacon Frank Chavez is following the example of Judas
(John 13:29) as he is one of the trustees for Catholic Charities of
Orange County, California?
So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, “You still lack one
thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will
have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” Luke 18:22
You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from
thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good
fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad
fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not
bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by
their fruits you will know them. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord,
Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of
My Father in heaven. Matthew 7:16-21
“And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching
the kingdom of God, will see my face no more. Therefore I testify to
you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not
shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. Therefore take heed
to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has
made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased
with His own blood. For I know this, that after my departure savage
wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among
yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the
disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for
three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears."
"It is imperative that the entire Catholic community in the United
States come to realize the grave threats to the Church's public moral
witness presented by a radical secularism which finds increasing
expression in the political and cultural spheres." - Pope Benedict XVI
The Pope's Case for Virtuous Capitalism
Francis knows that the answer to problems with the free market isn't government control.
By CARDINAL TIMOTHY DOLAN
The Wall Street Journal
May 22, 2014
Pope Francis met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other U.N.
officials at the Vatican on May 9. From media reports, one might think
that the only thing on the pope's mind was government redistribution of
property, as if he were denouncing capitalism and endorsing some form
of socialism. This is unfortunate, because it overlooks the principal
focus of Pope Francis ' economic teaching—that economic and social
activity must be based on the virtues of compassion and generosity.
The church believes that prosperity and earthly blessings can be a good
thing, gifts from God for our well-being and the common good. It is
part of human nature to work and produce, and everyone has the natural
right to economic initiative and to enjoy the fruits of their labors.
But abundance is for the benefit of all people.
The spread of the free market has undoubtedly led to a tremendous
increase in overall wealth and well-being around the world. Yet Pope
Francis is certainly correct that "an important part of humanity does
not share in the benefits of progress." Far too many people live in
poverty and have few opportunities to achieve prosperity. And so the
pope, and many others, are deeply concerned about the development of a
"throwaway culture," an "economy of exclusion" and a "culture of death"
that corrode human dignity and marginalize the poor.
It is in this context that the holy father's earlier criticism of
"trickle-down economics" can be properly understood. One does not have
to subscribe uncritically to the notion that "a rising tide lifts all
boats" to acknowledge that all people, including the poor, benefit from
a general increase in the overall wealth of society.
But the church certainly disapproves of any system of unregulated
economic amorality, which leaves people at the mercy of impersonal
market forces, where they have no choice but to sink, swim or be left
with the scraps that fall from the table. That kind of environment
produces the evils of greed, envy, fraud, misuse of riches, gross
luxury and exploitation of the poor and the laborer. Fortunately, few
people subscribe to an inhumane philosophy of radical economic
individualism, and even fewer consider the "Wolf of Wall Street" to be
a good role model.
It's also worth noting that what many people around the world
experience as "capitalism" isn't recognizable to Americans. For many in
developing or newly industrialized countries, what passes as capitalism
is an exploitative racket for the benefit of the few powerful and
wealthy. Americans must remember that the holy father is speaking to
this world-wide audience.
Yet the answer to problems with the free market is not to reject
economic liberty in favor of government control. The church has
consistently rejected coercive systems of socialism and collectivism,
because they violate inherent human rights to economic freedom and
private property. When properly regulated, a free market can certainly
foster greater productivity and prosperity. But, as the pope
continually emphasizes, the essential element is genuine human virtue.
The church has long taught that the value of any economic system rests
on the personal virtue of the individuals who take part in it, and on
the morality of their day-to-day decisions. Business can be a noble
vocation, so long as those engaged in it also serve the common good,
acting with a sense of generosity in addition to self-interest.
In speaking to the U.N. leaders, Pope Francis recalled the story of
Zacchaeus, in which Jesus inspires the repentant tax collector to make
a radical decision to put his economic wealth at the service of others.
This reminds us that a spirit of sharing and solidarity with others, in
the words of Francis, "should be at the beginning and end of all
political and economic activity."
In other words, virtuous people, acting justly, compassionately and
honestly, are the foundation of good economic or business activity that
can produce prosperity for all, and not just for a few.
The great Renaissance humanist Erasmus once said, "He does not sail
badly who steers a middle course." This advice would be well worth
keeping in mind. By maintaining a sound middle course on economic
issues, Pope Francis is able to remind us that free economic activity
should indeed be pursued, but the human dignity of our needy brothers
and sisters must always be at the center of our attention.
As Pope Francis reminds us, individual generosity, private economic
development, community and family initiatives, and public policies of
"legitimate redistribution of economic benefits" all have a role in
enhancing economic opportunities, and in alleviating and eliminating
poverty. A just economic order relies on both material wealth and on
people's openness to the transformation of their hearts in love and
solidarity. That is the path to the greatest kind of prosperity for all.
Cardinal Dolan is the archbishop of New York.
THE CRY OF THE POOR
The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
Blessed be the Lord.
I will bless the Lord at all times,
with praise ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the Lord,
who will hear the cry of the poor.
Let the lowly hear and be glad:
the Lord listens to their pleas;
and to hearts broken, God is near,
who will the cry of the poor.
Every spirit crushed, God will save;
will be ransom for their lives;
will be safe shelter for their fears,
and will hear the cry of the poor.
We proclaim your greatness, O God,
your praise ever in our mouth;
every face brightened in you light,
for you hear the cry of the poor.
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