Hope is Fuel Conference

May 24, 2023

I believe Francis is the Pope, I disagree with Patrick Coffin, yet I still consider him my friend. I’m not his Pastor, I’m not his Bishop, I’m his friend and I’ve learned to stay in my lane. I’m working out my own salvation with fear and trembling, I am the Priest of my home and that’s my primary mission, to save my soul and to save my families soul, anything beyond that is a post script.

In the middle ages St Catherine of Sienna and St Vincent Ferrer disagreed on who the true Pope was, St Catherine of Sienna was right and St Vincent Ferrer was wrong – both of them are in heaven.

Patrick Coffin invited me to speak at an online conference called ‘Hope is Fuel.’ That’s a great theme for a conference. The CCC paragraph 1817 states: “Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ's promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit.”

Pat asked me to speak at his conference a few weeks ago. I said Yes, and so I am honoring my commitment. Our Lord said let your “Yes mean Yes and No mean No, everything else comes from the evil one” (cf. Matthew 5:37). I may have not given it sufficient reflection, because I don’t ponder or dwell on Pat’s position on the Pope, I have my own concerns to worry about. But as for now, I have to be a man of my word and honor my commitment. 

I don’t have to agree with every speaker that speaks at every conference. I have spoken at conferences with:

“Latin Mass only speakers,”

“Douay Rheims only Catholics,”

“Everybody goes to Heaven speakers,”

“Unless you speak in tongues you’re not saved speakers,”

“Every lay person is an exorcist and can drive out demons speakers,”

“Our Lord & Our Lady talk to me personally speakers,”

“I am a mystic speaker so you better listen to me”

“the spirit of Vatican II speakers”

“I’m a former satanist speaker” and the list goes on.

I don’t know all the speakers at every conference nor have I read all their books. Who has the time? I don’t vet speakers before I go to a Catholic Conference, I assume the coordinators did their due diligence. Who am I to think that a Catholic conference coordinator needs to ask my permission as to who to invite. I would be thinking to much of myself. Its an honor and a privilege to be invited to speak and I leave it at that. I thank the good Lord for every opportunity I get and I don’t take it for granted.

Also, I’m not a purist, people don’t have to pass my Catholic litmus test, I understand that all of us are sinners, broken inside, were the walking wounded, struggling with raging concupiscence, coupled with much confusion. Much of this confusion has been caused by our Holy Father and its well documented.

1. 'The Dictator Pope’ by Henry Sire.' 

2. 'Lost Shepherd, how Pope Francis is misleading the Flock’ by Philip Lawler.

3. 'To Change the Church: Pope Francis & the future of Catholicism' by Ross Douthat.

4. 'The Political Pope: How Pope Francis is delighting the liberal left and abandoning conservatives’ by George Neumayr.

5.’Pope Francis’s Paradigm Shift’ by Jose Antonio Ureta.

6. ‘Bad Shepherds’ by Rod Bennett.

7. ‘Infiltration’ by Taylor Marshall.

8. ‘Defending the Faith against present Heresies’ by Dr John RT Lamont.

These are all highly respected Catholic authors and thinkers. We need to defend the Papacy, not defend error. My goal is to build bridges, not cause further division (as if we don’t have enough already because of our feckless Shepherds). If we really want to unite the clans than we have to extend the hand of fellowship to each other.

Psalm 133:1 “How good and how pleasant it is, when brothers dwell together as one!” Hopefully, that’s the goal of any Catholic Conference where truth is proclaimed.

I chose to speak at the ‘Hope is Fuel’ Conference in order to warn the Church about ‘the temple of Satan’ which is politically active, it’s the spiritual arm of the Democrat party and they’re not going away. My talk brings about an awareness and a message of hope that we can and must defeat this cult that seeks to travel from city to city and consecrate your city to Satan. We must defeat them, meet them head on from city to city with rosaries in our hand, JESUS in our heart and prayer on our lips. This conference has nothing to do with the Francis Papacy or I never would have participated. If speakers decide not to go to this conference for their own particular reason, that’s fine, “we have freedom in Christ” (cf. Gal 5:1), but the temple of Satan continues to organize and travel from city to city doing their satanic consecrations as most of our Bishops tell us to stand down, ignore them and pray at home. What kind of a game plan is that? My reason for participating at this conference was to sound the alarm, these satanist are ultimately coming after our children and our grandchildren. If everybody in a Catholic apostolate had to think exactly like I did in order for me to collaborate with them I would have to live in an island by myself.

I was part of the Trump team in Arizona and travelled on the bus with them. I don’t agree with everything Trump says or shares. I was part of the Kari Lake team here in Arizona, I was one of two Catholics on her team. The rest were protestants and Mormons, but I could work with them because I saw the greater mission and both Trump and Kari (though not Catholics) are men (and woman) of good will. I’ve spoken at many GOP platforms alongside people that I am sure I would have vehement disagreements with about tangential issues as it relates to morality, religion and culture. I have also spoken at CNN, Telemundo, Univision, Fox, Newsmax and a host of other alphabet channels and platforms defending and explaining the teachings of Holy Mother Church. I certainly don’t agree with everything that the anchor represents that is interviewing me. Yet, there is a greater purpose for being there.

Pat is not only a man of good will, he is our brother in Christ even though we disagree about Francis being the Pope. At our particular judgment all of us will be judged for every word that comes out of our mouth (cf. Matthew 12:36-37). He knows that and so do I.

All the speakers have a particular expertise and I believe all the speakers want to ultimately bring in the social Kingship of Christ by speaking the truth in that area where they have become experts. I will honor my commitment to have my prerecorded interview broadcast at the Hope is Fuel conference, I make no judgments about any other speakers, everybody has to follow their well-formed moral conscience which is our 1st vicar.

Hebrews 12:14 "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see God."

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