The Warning on Good Friday and the Conservative Schism

The next possible date for the Warning of Garabandal is Good Friday of 2017 (April 14th). If the Warning occurs at that time, how might it affect the conservative schism? What follows is my speculative eschatology on the topic.

The schism is already underway. Some Catholics have left the fold by accusing Pope Francis of teaching material heresy or committing formal heresy. Some have left the fold by their steadfast opposition to Pope Francis, as if he had no authority over them and over doctrine and discipline. Most of these schismatics do not realize that they have been automatically excommunicated under the eternal moral law for schism. They are also automatically excommunicated for heresy, because they reject the indefectibility of the Church, which indefectibility is based on the faithfulness of Peter and his successors. Each Pope has the gift of truth and of a never-failing faith.

The Warning is an event predicted in the apparitions at Garabandal. The event is an illumination of the conscience of everyone on earth. This event is NOT a mini-judgment, like the particular judgment. Each person is NOT shown all the good and bad that they have done in their lives. They are only shown the sins still remaining (unrepented) on their consciences.

Now this next point is important. If a person commits an objective sin (an act that is objectively immoral), with a sincere but mistaken conscience — something that happens frequently — the Warning does NOT show him that his act was a sin. It is an illumination of conscience only.

1. So those persons who have accused Pope Francis of heresy, or who have accused him otherwise, or who have departed from submission to his authority for any reason, if indeed they have done so with a sincere but mistaken conscience, they will NOT be shown this sin at the Warning. And some persons will wrongly conclude that, since they were not shown these acts in the illumination of conscience, that they must be in the right in accusing the Pope. Thus, the Warning does not prevent the schism.

2. In addition, some of the papal accusers are so filled with pride that they have sinned gravely in their condescending and contemptuous treatment of the Vicar of Christ. Having been shown this sin at the Warning, some will continue in their pride, refusing to repent. And then they will be all the more vehement in their rejection of the Vicar of Christ, just as the Pharisees, when corrected by Christ in person, became all the more malicious when they refused to repent.

These two types of persons will continue to oppose Pope Francis.

3. And they will draw toward themselves many of the weak and sinful in the Church, who will have been struck by fear and confusion at the Warning and the worldwide reaction to the Warning. People will be afraid, and the schismatics will offer a false version of Catholicism which is simpler and easier to understand and accept. Thus, a third type of person will join the other two.

Very many of the faithful will truly repent at the Warning, making the Church suddenly holier. But the Warning will not solve all problems in the Church.

At the time of the Warning, Pope Francis will teach on the subject of salvation theology. For the Warning was foreshadowed by the transfiguration of Jesus. Now, at the transfiguration, Jesus was seen talking to Elijah and Moses, representing Islam and Judaism. And Peter, in response, suggested setting up three place of worship, one for each. The eschatology meaning is that the Pope will suggest three places of worship in Jerusalem, for the three great monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam.

At that time, Pope Francis will teach that a non-Christian believer can be saved and go to Heaven, without converting to Christianity, and a non-believer, such as an atheist or agnostic, can be saved and go to Heaven, without converting to belief in God. And that teaching, which I believe is not only true, but implied by the teachings of Tradition, Scripture, Magisterium, will be rejected by many conservatives and traditionalists, leading to another wave of departures from the Church. They will accuse Pope Francis of heresy, and they will openly reject his authority over doctrine and discipline.

Well, the schism gets worse after that. And when finally Pope Francis is replaced by the next Pope, who will be very conservative, he will not please the schismatics; they will remain estranged from their Mother, the Church. Then his decisions on doctrine and discipline will enrage the liberals, and they will leave the Church next.

I’ve said much more about the schism in my books on eschatology, so the above is sufficient for now.

Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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11 Responses to The Warning on Good Friday and the Conservative Schism

  1. Alex says:

    Ron, I agree with everything about the Great Warning and conscience, and conservative schism, it is great review that I didn’t understand until now…thank you for your help on that!

    At the same time, I do not understand your point of view about the next pope and next conclave. The college of cardinals in 2013 elected a Jesuit reformer cardinal Bergoglio (chosen before someone even more radical like cardinal Maradiaga, that would’ve collected the same votes should the older Bergoglio refuse the election). Since then were appointed new and more liberal cardinals by pope Francis himself. The college of cardinals in its majority supports the reform, with some going much further the road than pope Francis himself. The few who oppose it are a handful of conservative cardinals who do not have any majority. They make a lot of noise, creating the notion that the church is divided almost in half. The truth is, they are tiny minority. That was seen on the Synods of families, that accepted moderate stance on family issues only thanks to the desire of reformist majority to keep the union with the conservative minority.

    How would that college of cardinals revert back the trend to elect the next ultra conservative pope? Isn’t it illogical? Perhaps you have your reasons behind curtain… Is it rather possible two conclaves split unevenly to elect two people, or none?

    About the Great Warning itself, I’m awaiting it earnestly, because it will correct the personal life. Everyone is in need of real correction…without being told of a such by the ultra conservatives in the Holy Church…

    • Ron Conte says:

      I think that the conservative schism will make most Cardinals regret electing such a liberal Pope, and so they will choose a conservative in the next conclave. I don’t think the Cardinal college is mostly liberal now, as you claim. And when a Cardinal is “liberal”, that is still what most ordinary folks would call “conservative”.

    • Alex says:

      Ron, I understand you have a much longer timeline of prophecy than most contemporary analysts have. May be that’s why you expect more events on that timeline, seeing time for conservative and then liberal schism, as well as more popes. Actually pope Francis is a pretty conservative Jesuit who sees the need of some change in the billion-wide Catholic society, without turning the ship in the opposite direction. I still couldn’t understand what so wrong the hardliners saw in him, when he could be their biggest asset. He didn’t do anything that radical for 4 years. If he resigns tomorrow, he will be remembered only with some strong words without strong deeds.

      In the so short period before the Great Warning, whether it is this Good Friday, and 100th anniversary to Fatima, seems those questions should step aside to give room for what could be the biggest milestone in the last 1000 years of human history that will determine the next centuries. It seems to me it won’t be equal future for the different groups at the Great Warning, for those who would deserve to go to heaven, those to purgatory, or those who would deserve to go to hell if they would die in that moment, getting their last chance of repentance.

  2. Mark P. says:

    Another issue to contend with now is the Vatican-approved Jesuit-run newspaper (I forget the name of it) hinting that the Church should revisit the idea of women priests. Now, from what I understand, the Vatican approves this paper prior to publication, so why would it allow such a story to be published other than to stir up speculation and controversy? The issue of ordaining women priests should be a theological impossibility, as how can a woman act “in persona christi” during Mass? Not to mention this is directly contradictory to both Sacred Scripture (1 Timothy) and a prior statement by Pope John Paul II. Furthermore, Pope Francis himself has stated that women should not be priests (during his recent visit to Sweden), so why allow this story to be published? Not that he personally reviews each and every article, but now that it is published, it seems the perfect time to respond and put a permanent end to this question.

    • Francisco says:

      Mark P.,
      It is not an open question that the Church has no authority to confer women as priests. It’s been already permanently defined and closed. Whatever newspaper, magazine, TV spot, or the sort says is not a teaching from the Magisterium or Magisterial document, even if it’s supposedly previously reviewed by the best Cardinals or holiest priests from the Vatican.

      “Wherefore, in order that all doubt may be removed regarding a matter of great importance, a matter which pertains to the Church’s divine constitution itself, in virtue of my ministry of confirming the brethren (cf. Lk 22:32) I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful.” – Ordenatio Sacerdotalis – St. John Paul II.

  3. Tom Mazanec says:

    I am reading your book on WW3&WW4 (thank you KIndle Unlimited!).
    Could Iran nuke NY before the Warning (especially if the Warning is 2018)?

  4. Tom Mazanec says:

    If someone has no unabsolved sin at all on their conscience, will they even notice the Warning?

  5. Tom Mazanec says:

    What will infants experience at the Warning/

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