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In God's Infinite Wisdom: The MHFM?

"For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds." - 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

A Sect is a small body or group of people who separate themselves from a larger established group in order to follow their own interpretation of doctrine; developing their own distinct beliefs and practices.

Fanatical religious sects, like the Most Holy Family Monastery (MHFM), always have at its center an authoritarian, charismatic leader; and it is the understanding of the leader that is the key to understanding the entire phenomenon associated with the sect itself.

In the case of the MHFM’s founder, Joseph Natale (1933-1995), the key to understanding this purported prophetic leader’s life and times (i.e. his background, his rise to ecclesiastic fame) has been either unfortunately misplaced, permanently lost or cleverly hidden away from the scrutiny of the public by his self-proclaimed successor (Frederick “Michael” Dimond) and his brother (Robert “Peter” Dimond).

Yet, we can arrive at the conclusion, from gathering the limited information available from off the MHFM website, and scouring the internet, that we are expected to believe that Joseph Natale had a “private revelation”, a vision in which God spoke directly to him; instructing him to establish what we are led to believe is the last “true” remnant Catholic religious order on earth.

That’s right; we are expected to believe that due to the tragedy associated with the Second Vatican Council’s break from tradition (1962-1965), that God, in his infinite wisdom, singled out an un-professed, un-ordained layman, suffering from a severe case of tuberculosis of the bone and undergoing Chelation Therapy, to oversee the Shepherding of His 1.2 billion ‘sheep’ until Christ’s second coming; which Joseph claimed he was told by God that he would live to see.

We are expected to believe that though God had at his disposal, during that despicable chaotic time, a fully operational worldwide religious organizational structure consisting of 38,000+ Bishops and 400,000+ Priests to choose from, to speak with, and convince to accept the same job … God chose, instead, to “break from tradition”, similar to Vatican II, and go “outside His priesthood” … “outside His Church” and select a handicapped manager of a New Jersey based import/export business; commanding him to form a tax exempt not-for-profit corporation to oversee the continuation of His Church and, with it, our salvation?

To say that those claims are absolutely incredible is definitely an understatement; for the simple unadulterated reason that Joseph Natale died unexpectedly on November 11, 1995 which should at least raise the question as to why God changed His mind about Joseph witnessing the end of the world (i.e. Christ's second coming).

It is common knowledge that Sect leaders, in general, are egocentric, narcistic, and manipulative persons who receive immense self-gratification by witnessing from their self-anointed “seats of power” their success in conniving, convincing others (their followers) to do their bidding, to submit to their will; which feeds and reinforces their delusions of grandeur as well as filling their coffers with cash.

It is critically important to understand and accept about Joseph Natale:

  • He was NOT a professed Benedictine Monk.

  • He NEVER received permission (canonical provision) to start a Berlin, New Jersey Benedictine congregation (OSB).

  • He was NEVER ordained to the priesthood and therefore was NEVER qualified to “sit in the place of Christ” and be a legitimate Superior of an OSB.

  • He was NON-Sedevacantist believing the Roman Catholic Church should NOT be fragmented but rather its problems resolved.

Today’s MHFM is run exclusively by the Dimond brothers. Frederick “Michael” Dimond (self-appointed front man) is purported to be the monastery’s Abbot/Superior. But, it is his younger brother Robert “Peter” Dimond (the puppet master) that is the actual dominate force of the MHFM. It is Robert who convinced his older brother, Frederick, to abandon Joseph Natale’s non-sedevacantist / pastoral care position, and submerged the MHFM into the muddied waters of sedevacantism.

Note: Richard Ibranyi gives himself full credit for convincing Robert "Peter" Dimond to embrace sedevacantism during his stay at the Fillmore, New York, Most Holy Family Monastery; during his overall 1.5 years with the MHFM.

While on the subject of Sedevacantism … As the Dimond brothers claim that ALL non-sedevacantists are heretics doesn’t that infer / imply that their Monastery’s founder, Joseph Natale, who they claim spoke directly with God on the matter and who thereafter created a non-sedevacantist OSB … wasn’t he, therefore, a heretic as well? Hmmmm …

The Dimond brothers are masters of manipulation and so it is not surprising that they demand of their adherents to abandon whatever they’ve been taught and to go against what they once considered common sense, the way we were raised, the influences of family and friends, and even against their natural instincts for safety and security.

It is, without a doubt, the proven and impressive degree of manipulative power exerted by the Dimond brothers has been successfully used to deflect the unsuspecting internet traveler from off their intended religious course, steering them away from the Church and into the MHFM’s schismatic cyber lair; giving these recreant monks an increased sense of importance, prestige and influence. But these charlatans can be stopped.

It is equally important to understand and accept concerning Frederick “Michael” Dimond:

  • He is NOT a professed Benedictine Monk.

  • He NEVER received permission (canonical provision) to start a Fillmore, New York Benedictine congregation (OSB).

  • He is NOT ordained to the priesthood and therefore is NOT qualified to “sit in the place of Christ” and be a legitimate Superior of an OSB.

  • He is Sedevacantist, acting contrary to the instructions of the MHFM's founder, and thus is guilty of schism and is outside the Church.

Remember … it is the understanding of a sect’s leadership that is the key to understanding the entire phenomenon associated with the sect itself.

I would like to encourage you to take the time to ask yourself and to do some research before you join ranks with the MHFM:

  • Who was Joseph Natale?

  • Why was Joseph non-sedevacantist?

  • Who are the Dimond Brothers?

  • Why did they abandon Joseph’s visionary non-sedevacantist position and adopt sedevacantism?

  • By whose authority (apostolic succession) were they “sent” out to preach and teach?

  • Where is the canonical provision required for establishing the legitimacy of the MHFM?

You can, of course, send the Dimond brothers an email (mhfm1@aol.com) and ask them yourselves to provide you with the answers to the questions above.

Don’t be deceived … do not believe the Dimond brothers ....“Enchanting Lustful Lies”.

It is impossible that God, in his infinite wisdom, would stoop so low as to break from “tradition”, a tradition He established, and create the MHFM.

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. By their fruits you shall know them." - St Matthew 7:15-16

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