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"For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." (Romans 1:22)

 

Errors can be corrected and trends reversed if only our faith and determination does not fail us in our earnest quest for the truth.

Pastoral Care and the MHFM

Faith & Forgiveness

A number of validly ordained "traditional" Catholic priests were frequent guest lecturers at the Most Holy Family Monastery (MHFM) in Berlin, New Jersey, during the time that Brother Joseph Natale (1933-1995), the founder of the "self-identified" Order of St. Benedict, was the monastery’s Superior.

One undeniable fact is that Joseph Natale professed and held the same "traditional / non-sedevacantist” beliefs as these worthy "Priests" and Joseph wanted his parishioners to listen to, be taught by and to receive Holy Communion from these “men of faith”, this validly ordained priests, whenever the opportunity presented itself.

Yet, shortly after Joseph Natale’s death, on November 11, 1995, the MHFM “changed hands and direction”. Though the “how” and the “why” are not clear ... for some “unknown”, unexplained reason … an un-professed, and un-ordained lay brother, named Frederick “Michael” Dimond, illegitimately declared himself to be the monastery’s new Superior; and he got away with the sacrilege.

Since then, together, with the help of his younger brother, Robert “Peter”, the Dimond Brothers have masterfully conspired, turning Joseph’s monastery into the lucrative “business of religion” that it is today.

The Dimond Brothers abandoned Joseph Natale’s ministry, his physical sanctuary for traditional Catholics where he provided his parishioners with the blessings associated with (true and full) Pastoral Care.

These brothers usurped “Joseph’s dream” and submerged his Most Holy Family Monastery into Sedevacantism which Bro. Joseph adamantly opposed; as can be proven by simply looking at the names of a few of the guest lecturers he invited to the MHFM when it was at Berlin, NJ:

Only a validly ordained Catholic priest has the power (bestowed by Christ through the apostolic ministry of the Catholic Church) to turn bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, and to absolve sins.  Acting in the person of Christ as mediators between God and man, priests continue Christ’s work of redemption on earth.  The Catholic priesthood therefore is an extension of Christ’s perfect Priesthood; ‘Only Christ is the true priest, the others being only his ministers’ (CCC 1545).  Priests communicate the salvation won by Christ to God’s people through the sacraments of the Catholic Church.  This is the order established by Christ in and through his body the Church, to help all people grow in holy innocence as children of God and this is confirmed in both the Old and New Testaments

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