The Lion in the Pulpit requests your prayers

I trust by now, everyone has seen the homily a few weeks ago from Father John Lankeit (twitter handle: @LionInThePulpit, rector of SS Simon and Jude Cathedral, Phoenix USA).  It pretty much spread like wildfire across social media.  If you haven’t seen it, you MUST spend the next twenty minutes of your life watching it.

I am blessed to have this man as my pastor. I’m told the calls of thanksgiving have been coming into the parish office from literally all over the world. Not only that, but the calls of thanksgiving have far, far outnumbered the grumpy cats.
Anyway, Fr. Lankeit is headed for an eight day silent retreat.  He is requesting prayers for all the priests in attendance.
Just imagine the ferociousness of spiritual warfare being waged against men like this. Please spare a few prayers.

Dear Francis, perhaps the Kingdom of God is already pretty awesome without your meddling in it

Maybe the folks over at Vatican Radio should just change the name of their publication to The Daily Heresy. HERE
Today, we get further insight into how Francis plans to wield Moral Relativism as a sacrament-wrecking and soul-destroying tool, by turning it into a virtue:

“What is the Kingdom of God?  Well, perhaps the Kingdom of God is a very well-made structure, everything tidy, organization charts all done, everything and the person who does not enter (into this structure) is not in the Kingdom of God. No, the same thing can happen to the Kingdom of God as happens to the Law: unchanging, rigidity…    the Law is about moving forward, the Kingdom of God is moving forward, it is not standing still. What’s more: the Kingdom of God is re-creating itself every day…A rigid person only has masters and no father. The Kingdom of God is like a mother that grows and is fertile, gives of herself so that her children have food and lodging, according to the example of the Lord. Today is a day to ask for the grace of docility to the Holy Spirit. Many times we are not docile to our moods, our judgements. ‘But I do what I want….’  The Kingdom does not grow in this way and neither do we grow.”

Remember the good old days when indulgences came with specified days and years credit for remission of temporal punishment?  I feel like there should be a  Francis insultometer, which indicates the actual amount of supernatural grace transmitted to the insultees based on the repungnancy of his comments. Are you a rigid closed-minded self-absorbed Promethean neo-Pelagian restorationist pickled pepper face Christian?  5 years indulgence for you! Maybe the master list can be amended with the numbers. HERE
But seriously, isn’t it obvious to everyone what is going on here? I think even a ten year old can see the Moral Relativism running rampant in these comments and throughout this papacy. The Holy Spirit is urging us Forward! We must show docility toward this urging! Hope and Change!
Francis showed his hand, definitively, in Amoris Laetitia #301 with this sentence:

Hence it is (sic) can no longer simply be said that all those in any “irregular” situation are living in a state of mortal sin and are deprived of sanctifying grace.

Full Stop.  You can’t mistake what that means, nor call it in any way “confusing”. Also, it is impossible to take that sentence out of context. Here is what it says: What was true in the past in a matter of moral theology IS NO LONGER TRUE.
Friends, God does not change. He exists outside of time. “For I am the Lord, and I change not” Mal 3:6.  Hence, his Commandments don’t change. The dogma of immutability and the immutability of dogma are one in the same. The excuse of “the changing times” has been used throughout the ages to excuse behavior condemned by God.  It’s literally as old as the bible, which itself was already old and “outdated” by the time it was assembled. Read more about it HERE.
Oh, and let me go back to that other phrase from the above quote:

Well, perhaps the Kingdom of God is a very well-made structure…

Guess what, Jorge? The Kingdom of God isn’t just very well-made, it is UTTERLY PERFECT in its unchanging magnificence, and your public mocking of it is a blasphemous mortal sin.
But nevermind that. Francis is here to unveil the “new truth” and serve as both its revolutionary and its enforcer. It was clear in his endorsement of the Kasper Doctrine before the synods.  It was clear at the synods. It was clear in the Schonborn Endorsement of AL. It was clear on the papal plane in his “I can say yes. Period.” It was clear in the response letter to the Argentine bishops.
Stop saying it’s confusing.

Pope CalvinLuther institutes the dogma of Total Depravity

Can we at least agree that a Lutheran cannot be pope? HERE
Francis yesterday continued his twisting of the One True Faith by demonstrating, once again, that Calvinist/Lutheran theology is at the core of his own false religion. All the “mercy” that Francis talks about is NOT the mercy of God, but rather a false mercy, because it is grounded in this false idea of Total Depravity.  You absolutely MUST understand Total Depravity, and why it is false, if you want to make sense of how Francis operates.
First, here are the comments from yesterday: HERE

“Behind an attitude of rigidity there is always something else in the life of a person. Rigidity is not a gift of God. Meekness is; goodness is; benevolence is; forgiveness is. But rigidity isn’t!” he said.
In many cases, the Pope continued, rigidity conceals the leading of a double life; but, he pointed out, there can also be something pathological.
Commenting on the difficulties and suffering that afflict a person who is both rigid and sincere, the Pope said this is because they lack the freedom of God’s children: “they do not know how to walk in the path indicated by God’s Law”.
“They appear good because they follow the Law; but they are concealing something else: either they are hypocritical or they are sick.”

I’ve written so many times about this:  Francis thinks mankind is INCAPABLE of resisting sin and living a Christian life, because he personally is completely lost in sin. He doesn’t just think it is difficult, he thinks it is impossible. Instead of renouncing sin as the path to freedom, he thinks trying to live by God’s Law takes away freedom.
Kids, this is the very definition of Total Depravity.  Please go look it up. This is why the Lutherans, Calvinists, etc are not simply “variations” of a “reformed” Catholicism.  No, they are a completely different religion, because they deny that men have free will. They deny that a sinful act is the result of a person making a conscience choice to do wrong, because they believe man is so utterly inclined toward sin that resisting it is futile.
Like every wretched heresy, this one is mixed with some truth to make it plausible.  In this case, that men must cooperate with God’s grace on the path to salvation. Don’t be distracted by this. Of course we need to cooperate with God’s grace.
But that’s not all! Total Depravity goes even further, in claiming that even our GOOD choices are evil, because those choices are ultimately always grounded in selfishness. We simply are not capable of doing good, because even when we do good, we do so for our own interests. Our Will is not just impeded by concupiscence, but rather our Will is totally fallen, and we are not capable of choosing to love God.
So, why is this false?  Because Total Depravity violates God’s perfect justice. If we truly don’t have free will, then we can’t be held responsible for our actions. It wouldn’t be fair. But we see throughout scripture that man is absolutely held accountable for his decisions. I mean, isn’t this the whole point? God created us to know, love and serve Him in this world, and be with Him forever in the next. God laid out how to know, love and serve him, and now expects us to do just that. He wouldn’t do that if we were incapable of it.
Sometimes it helps to mention that God had to make the plan of salvation simple enough for the most stupid person ever born to understand it. Otherwise, imperfect justice.
I’m out of time.  Please go google some more Lutheran and Calvinist theology to further explore how unCatholic Francis really is.

Wikileaks: Obama team planned the POTUS transition in 2008 before the election happened

Here is one email where a bunch of staffers are just chatting up How the president-soon-to-be-elect should handle certain things at 3pm ON ELECTION DAY: HERE
HERE is one five days before the election from Big Sis (Napolitano, then-Gov of AZ) on how Obama as President Elect (she uses that term) should handle protocol with state governors after the election.
Now, it is not unusual to have partial transition plans in place before the election. Many cabinet seats are already selected, for instance. In 2008, there was a great need to ensure a smooth transition of power, as we were at the height of the financial crisis.
So maybe this is nothing.

18 days to go and the rabbit hole keeps getting deeper

Sorry so much politics, but this was surreal.  After the debate, Donna Brazile somehow thought it would be a good idea for her to be interviewed by Megyn Kelly. When presented with her leaked email to Podesta where she feeds him a debate question (from a primary town hall, months ago), a question that was asked VERBATIM the next day at the town hall, the reaction is just classic. I mean, Donna, come on, we’ve all read the email. I watched this Live and I kid you not, was sitting there with my jaw dropped, basically laughing but really I should have been crying.
I’m willing to bet there is a BUNCH more out there on Miss Donna, dontcha think?
Then today, POTUS took to the podium and claimed Obamacare wasn’t his fault.

Today is the day we found out the election won’t end on November 8th

Yeah.  That second James O’Keefe tape. HERE
In the hidden-camera video, high-level Democratic operatives talk openly about voter fraud, how it is done, things not to do to avoid detection/prosecution, etc. It’s all there in their own words.
The Dems are bussing in busloads of illegal voters to cast illegal ballots. They’ve been doing it for 50 years, and of course they will be doing it on November 8th. It may involve rental cars this time.
This is part two.  Part one was released yesterday.  They also talk about being behind several of the Trump demonstrations, including paying homeless/mentally ill people to take part.
The MSM are not covering this at all. They just barely started covering the Podesta emails.
There is now no way that Trump concedes. This is going to be an absolute fiasco, and I hope you are well prepared for it if you live in the U.S.

The one big reason why you should care deeply about this election

One of the first things I learned in business is “don’t dump your bucket.”
The term refers to a behavioral trait of storing up minor grievances or disagreements against another person or about a particular situation like tiny drops water, internalizing them so as to avoid conflict. I learned it in a business context related to coworkers, clients, and bosses, but it equally applies to spouses, parents, siblings, etc.  However well intentioned, and for whatever length of time it might seem to work, eventually the bucket does become full. When that time comes, and even though it was just one more tiny drop that caused it to be full, you dump the entire bucket. The backlash from a thousand paper cuts is unleashed all at once on the colleague/client/kin. It’s ugly.
So here I am, having managed to steer clear of the 2016 U.S. Presidential race until now, but I’m afraid the bucket just got full.
Before I begin, a few words about the reality of the overall situation. I believe with 99% certainty that all of this is completely fake. You do realize that the Trumps and Clintons are literally bffs, right? Trump got into the race to do nothing more than dish out some “straight talk” to strengthen his personal brand (h/t Barnhardt) and then drop out once the going got tough. We all know what happened instead.  A great swath of the electorate sees that the country is utterly broken, and it turns out they are willing to take a chance on ANYONE who they think can fix it. The GOP panicked and almost destroyed itself. The traitorous RINOs decided they would rather have Hillary, because she is less of a threat to them. It will be business as usual. Hillary is IN REALITY more like them than Trump is. Think about that. Cucks like Ryan and McCain are actually WORSE than Hillary, because they cloak themselves in fake virtue and “hurt feelings” while actively trying to destroy the one candidate who has the only chance of beating her.
Also, have you wondered why the MSM is reporting Hillary has a ten point lead in the polls, yet Trump is drawing tens of thousands to his rallies, with people lining up days ahead of time, yet she can’t fill a small room? Doesn’t seem to make sense, does it? And how many people are ashamed or deeply offended by Trump, and would never appear at a rally or put a sign in their yard, yet are without question voting for him? Don’t you remember the “polls” showed him losing every state  back during the primaries?  Trump is this popular despite both parties and almost the entire media working to defeat him.
One more uplifting data point, and then I promise we’ll get to the good stuff.  I can say with ONE HUNDRED PERCENT certainty that there is no such thing as “Make America Great Again.”  You must get your head around this, first and foremost.  America is over. The financial system is utterly unsustainable and its collapse is inevitable, the political system is utterly corrupt and not fixable, and the culture/morality war is over – we lost.  No one is capable of saving it by reversing course, nor even capable of a minor course correction. At best, you might get the thrust reduced from flank speed to full speed, but the iceberg is dead ahead. The only way this ends, whenever it does end, is with total societal collapse and hot war.  Aside: Don’t waste one more day failing to prepare for this eventual reality, physically, mentally, spiritually, materially.
So, if it is all fake, and not only fake but also meaningless, then why should we care?  Shouldn’t we just be trying to inform people of the reality on the ground and tell them that participating in this fiasco is nonsensical? Wouldn’t we be better off focusing all of our attention preparing for the aforementioned total collapse?
No. Not if you believe in the eternal life of the soul.
If you believe in the eternal life of the soul, and that every soul has infinite value, then you have a duty to do everything in your power to be a shepherd of souls. Which in this case means doing everything you can to stop Hillary.
I will limit my focus to three important areas where Hillary is clearly more of a threat to souls than Trump: Abortion, National Security, and Conscience.
Hillary will increase abortions, and she will make you pay for them whether you want to or not.  She will almost certainly find a way to personally profit from them. Abortion is always murder, because it involves a human being intentionally killing a totally innocent human being for any reason or no reason at all. This includes partial birth abortions, which she favors HERE, wherein a second or third trimester baby, up to and including on her due date, has her body vaginally extracted up to her neck, scissors jammed in her skull, and her brains either shredded by said scissors or sucked out. Dead baby and a mother irreparably scarred.  That’s what the real War on Women looks like, and you can google video it if you don’t believe me. As this practice increases and the left has ever greater influence on hearts and minds, teaching young girls that there is nothing wrong with this, more souls are at risk.
With regard to National Security, we need to consider both Domestic and Foreign Policy.
Hillary is a monumental threat to the Second Amendment.  If you think that’s a strange place to start the domestic policy discussion, you couldn’t be more wrong. At this point in our history, especially since the Executive overreach of both the Bush and Obama administrations, the Second Amendment is literally our greatest protection against a massive suppression of rights by the federal government. Whether or not you own a gun, this statement remains demonstrably true, and you might want to take a look just in the past hundred years how every out of control central government treats a disarmed citizenry.  It tends not to end well.
Not only this, but her unconstitutional proposals (she really wants total confiscation) come at a time when we have NEVER been under more of a domestic threat of terror. Combine this with her plan to increase migrants/refugees by tens of thousands from countries with known terrorist ties, and absolutely NO WAY to vet them. When they say “Oh no worries, they will be fully vetted”… hello? When you come from a country that has been torn apart and you have zero documentation of who you are or what you’ve done, doesn’t that make vetting impossible? Let’s say we bring in 100,000 muslims, and only one percent have bad intentions. That’s only 1000 terrorists!  It only took 19 on 9/11.
Foreign policy under Clinton will be a continuation of the interventionist Bush/Obama/Hillary doctrine of the past 15 years.  You thought Obama got us out of wars? Um, no.  He and Hillary completely destabilized the situation in places where we had nearly wiped out the threat, plus they intentionally supported the various Spring revolutions which destabilized several other countries, and now we are arming ISIS to fight Assad. Yes, we are.
Which brings me to the point that I hear most often from people who absolutely hate Hillary, but are “scared” of Trump.  “He is so spontaneous, he acts without thinking, he’s going to nuke Russia.” AYFKM?  You think Hillary, who is a psychopath, who has been enriched by foreign interests, who has been mired in the shadow of despicable men for 70 years, as the first woman president would be less hawkish, less aggressive, less provocatory than Trump?  Well, I may have an old Psychology 101 book around here someplace I could send you. Hillary will be DYING to play My Dick Is Bigger Than Yours within weeks of taking office. The obvious specter of unjust war puts millions of souls at risk.
Now onto the third threat, Conscience. The email leaks of the past few days make it clear that the Left views the Catholic Church as a greater threat than Radical Islam. Let that sink in, and then think about the risk to souls. The Clinton team has created at least two ‘catholic’ organizations which are designed to infiltrate and destroy the Church from the inside. Clinton herself has publicly stated that, “Deep-seated religious beliefs MUST BE CHANGED” (yes, of course there is video of this, go look it up). She will force you to change your beliefs to align with hers, which can only mean that open persecution is on the agenda. If your actions support her winning, you will have helped bring about that persecution, which will destroy souls as people genuflect to the state and turn away from God. The few who do remain faithful will first be fined, then lose their jobs, then charged with a crime, then imprisoned, then murdered. That’s how this works.
I don’t want to hear any whining about Trump’s bullshit. He’s a pig, and there is no defending what he said in the 11 year old tape as “locker room talk”. I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms, and boy do I know how to talk dirty, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never joked about being so irresistible that the ladies are lining up and they just love it when I grab them by the pussy. He’s also not very nice, is he? He calls people nasty names, even calls fat girls fat. He made fun of Carly’s face.  He can’t help himself. He is also a monumental flip flopper, to such an extent that we really have no idea how he would prosecute his agenda except on a very narrow range of issues.  He is an adulterous, twice divorced, twice “remarried”, greedy, amoral, narcissistic pig.
None of this matters. All that matters is that the alternative is the most evil, immoral, corrupt, power hungry narcissistic freedom-crushing psychopath ever to run for president. We are talking Stalinist proportions. And PLEASE don’t think for one second that there are any other alternatives. If you consider any third party or write-in candidate, all you are doing is contributing to a Hillary victory.
We’ve got 26 days to go. There is going to be a LOT more stuff coming out on both sides.  We are likely going to find out that both of them are even worse than we had imagined.  So when more stuff comes out, which apparently is going to happen every day for the next 26 days, ask yourself if the new data points that emerge have any impact on what you just read here. Ask yourself if it changes any of the truth I just wrote.
Then hold your nose and get out the vote.

Epic post forthcoming on the 2016 “election” tomorrow. In the meantime…

Stay tuned. 
In the meantime, your prep work is to review the wikileak #PodestaEmails. Twitter is your friend.
Hillary got debate questions in advance. Hillary being aided by every media outlet on the planet. Dems plotting the infiltration of the Church (as if that didn’t happen decades ago). Hillary PERSONALLY DELETED THE EMAILS.
We are going to have more of this, every day for the next 26 days, and also more Trump stuff, including video of him shooting a beloved lion in the face somewhere in Africa and also taking out Harambre from the grassy knoll.
Happy reading!

You can call me a bewitcher of ideology, just don’t call me a condemned and proscribed modernist heretic

Francis, 6 Oct 2016:

“This was the problem of these people: they ignored the Holy Spirit, and they did not know to go forward. Closed, closed in precepts: we have to do this, we have to do that.  Because ideologies bewitch; and so Paul begins here: ‘O stupid Galatians, who has bewitched you?’ Those who preach with ideologies: It’s absolutely just! They bewitch: It’s all clear. But look, the revelation is not clear, eh? The revelation of God is discovered more and more each day, it is always on a journey. Is it clear? Yes! It is crystal clear! It is Him, but we have to discover it along the way. And those who believe they have the whole truth in their hands are not [just] ignorant. Paul says more: [you are] ‘stupid’, because you have allowed yourselves to be bewitched.”

Fifty years ago, a third grader could tell you that Revelation ended with the death of the last Apostle. That’s what is crystal clear.

“We can ask ourselves today, in a moment during the day, ‘Do I ignore the Holy Spirit? And do I know that if I go to Sunday Mass, if I do this, if I do that, is it enough?’ Second, ‘Is my life a kind of half a life, lukewarm, that saddens the Holy Spirit, and doesn’t allow that power in me to carry me forward, to be open?’ Or finally, ‘Is my life a continual prayer to open myself to the Holy Spirit, so that He can carry me forward with the joy of the Gospel and make me understand the teaching of Jesus, the true doctrine, that does not bewitch, that does not make us stupid, but the true [teaching]?’ And it helps us understand where our weaknesses are, those things that sadden Him; and it carries us forward, and also carrying forward the Name of Jesus to others and teaching the path of salvation. May the Lord give us this grace: to open ourselves to the Holy Spirit, so that we will not become stupid, bewitched men and women who grieve the Holy Spirit.”

I really don’t even need a keyboard anymore.  I can just cut and paste the FrancisHeresy side by side with the authentic Church teaching.  Compare and contrast:

Pope St. Pius X, LAMENTABILI SANE, 3 July 1907: With truly lamentable results, our age, casting aside all restraint…frequently pursues novelties so ardently that it rejects the legacy of the human race. Thus it falls into very serious errors, which are even more serious when they concern sacred authority, the interpretation of Sacred Scripture, and the principal mysteries of Faith. The fact that many Catholic writers also go beyond the limits determined by the Fathers and the Church herself is extremely regrettable…they are looking for that progress of dogmas which is, in reality, nothing but the corruption of dogmas…Therefore…the following propositions to be condemned and proscribed:

20. Revelation could be nothing else than the consciousness man acquired of his revelation to God.

21. Revelation, constituting the object of the Catholic faith, was not completed with the Apostles.

26. The dogmas of the Faith are to be held only according to their practical sense; that is to say, as preceptive norms of conduct and not as norms of believing.

53. The organic constitution of the Church is not immutable. Like human society, Christian society is subject to a perpetual evolution.

54. Dogmas, Sacraments and hierarchy, both their notion and reality, are only interpretations and evolutions of the Christian intelligence which have increased and perfected by an external series of additions the little germ latent in the Gospel.

58. Truth is no more immutable than man himself, since it evolved with him, in him, and through him.

59. Christ did not teach a determined body of doctrine applicable to all times and all men, but rather inaugurated a religious movement adapted or to be adapted to different times and places.

63. The Church shows that she is incapable of effectively maintaining evangelical ethics since she obstinately clings to immutable doctrines which cannot be reconciled with modern progress.

64. Scientific progress demands that the concepts of Christian doctrine concerning God, creation, revelation, the Person of the Incarnate Word, and Redemption be re-adjusted.

65. Modern Catholicism can be reconciled with true science only if it is transformed into a non-dogmatic Christianity; that is to say, into a broad and liberal Protestantism.

Well, that’s embarrassing.

The coming storm, the meaning of this blog, and you.

Matthew 10:34 is a direct quote from the Creator and Savior of the universe:

“Nolite arbitrari quia pacem venerim mittere in terram: non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium”
“Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword”

But but but… isn’t Jesus the Prince of Peace? I thought Jesus was all butterflies and unicorns. So groovy. He came to send the sword upon the earth? How can that be?
The broader context of the tenth chapter of Matthew is the initial commissioning of the apostles. Not the Great Commission, mind you, but rather the initial commissioning to evangelize only the lost sheep of Israel.  The first fifteen verses lay out how He wants them to go about it. Then comes the warning about how they should expect to be treated by their own people while on this mission:

“Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men. For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues.  And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles…The brother also shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and shall put them to death.  And you shall be hated by all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved.” Matt 10:16-18, 21-22

Read it again, and realize He is not only speaking to the apostles, but to all of us. As the exponential descent of the West hurtles toward oblivion, you better start preparing yourself for what is coming very, very soon. It might be a muslim horde, it might be your “democratically elected” abusers of power, it might even be…the Church. Whatever, the message to all who confess Christ is that we should EXPECT and EMBRACE our material, physical, temporal suffering at the hands of men. It will be torturous, humiliating, and very public. His Passion is our model.
But then He offers hope:

“It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household?  Therefore fear them not. For nothing is covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known.  That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops. And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matt 10:25-28

The disciples should expect to be treated as the Pharisees treated Jesus, like when they accused Him of being possessed by Beelzebub (Mt 9:34, 12:24; Mk 3:22; Lk 11:15). But they should fear not, so long as they remain focused on the spiritual and not the material. You too will be accused of being evil, precisely because you are proclaiming the Truth. The secular world will accuse you of bigotry, ‘hate speech’, discrimination, judgmentalism and hypocrisy. The faithful will be murdered and imprisoned. Keep your gaze fixed upon your spiritual goal, and fear only “him that can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Then we get to the meaning of this blog.

“Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven. Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s enemies shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for me, shall find it.” Matt 10:32-39

Does any of this describe anything going on in your life right now? Because, if not, you’re doing it wrong. If your testimony is limited to unoffensive doctrine, that’s not the preaching from the housetops He was talking about. If the extent of your mission consists of one hour on Sunday, you are not worthy of Him. If you are a priest afraid to make people uncomfortable, you are not worthy of Him. If you are too polite to offer charitable correction to father, mother, son or daughter, THEN YOU LOVE THEM MORE THAN HIM AND YOU ARE NOT WORTHY OF HIM.  The Word of God will always and everywhere divide men against themselves, including within families. Everyone chooses a side.
This doesn’t mean God wanted it this way. There is a footnote in the Douay-Rheims referencing the passage from verse 35:

[35] I came to set a man at variance: Not that this was the end or design of the coming of our Saviour; but that his coming and his doctrine would have this effect, by reason of the obstinate resistance that many would make, and of their persecuting all such as should adhere to him.

It’s not the Will of God to bring division, destruction, and death. Rather, it is the will of him who can destroy both soul and body.  Lucifer’s “non serviam” caused the first great divide, and subsequently the Fall and the concupiscent wretchedness of sinful man. The divisions are the result of the free will of men, who repeat the non serviam with their thoughts and deeds, with which God does not interfere. Seeking to avoid division means leaving souls to die.
We make our own choices, and those choices determine where we spend eternity. Make a choice to stand for the Truth. Your soul depends on it, and you might save a few more along the way.