The counterfeit church of conciliarism has become such a caricature of itself that it is only possible for those who follow the rapid degeneration of this false religious sect’s descent into open rationalism, complete religious indifferentism and a welcoming haven for unrepentant sinners who lead lives of abject hedonism to continue to believe that this false entity is the Catholic Church is to put on a pair of Mister Magoo glasses for permitting themselves to live in a world near-sightedness.
Novus Ordo Watch has featured several stories and links to news reports (see Novus Ordo Watch's Baptismal Certificate Records Mother 1 and Mother 2—which leads me to ask who will update the late Alan Sherman’s Hello, Muddah, Hello, Fadda with “Hello, Mudda, Hello, Mudda, I am here at Camp Peronista”—and Novus Ordo Watch News Digest, August 16, 2019) in recent weeks attesting to the degeneration of the counterfeit church of conciliarism into a haven of reprobates run by Modernists who project onto Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, she who is inerrant and thus unspotted by even a light tarnish of heresy or error, whatever it is they desire, and those desires are purely the work of Antichrist.
Operating for the past nearly seventy-eight months under the presidency of Rabbi Jorge Mario Bergoglio, whose support of the “liberation theology” Communist front movement in his false religious sect from the very earliest days of his presbyterate (see Leonard Boff and Jorge Mario Bergoglio), the counterfeit church of conciliarism is now open about its embrace of religious indifferentism and religious syncretism despite all its officials’ self-serving, gratuitous denials to the contrary. Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together, which was dissected on this site in Jorge Signs Off on the One World Ecumenical Religion, is now officially the basis for what is a de facto, if not de jure, embrace of the One World Ecumenical Religion that was prophesied and condemned as follows by Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:
And now, overwhelmed with the deepest sadness, We ask Ourselves, Venerable Brethren, what has become of the Catholicism of the Sillon? Alas! this organization which formerly afforded such promising expectations, this limpid and impetuous stream, has been harnessed in its course by the modern enemies of the Church, and is now no more than a miserable affluent of the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
How can I say that this is so?
Well, as always, I am so glad that you asked.
Here is the proof as found straight on the conciliar Vatican’s own website:
The 10th World Assembly of "Religions for Peace", the world’s most representative, multi-religious gathering of religious communities, concluded on Friday in the German town of Lindau, with participants committing themselves to common action for the common good of humanity.
Some 900 senior religious leaders, 100 representatives of governments, intergovernmental organizations and civil society groups, and youth and women of faith from over 125 countries came together, August 20 to 23, to discuss their theme “Caring for our Common Future—Advancing Shared Well-Being.”
Every 5–7 years, "Religions for Peace" convenes a World Assembly for the purpose of forging a deep moral consensus on contemporary challenges and advancing multi-religious action across and beyond its network.
Issues of our common future
The assembly concluded on Friday with a declaration in which participants, on behalf of their communities and groups, committed themselves to advance shared well-being by preventing and transforming violent conflicts, promoting just and harmonious societies, nurturing sustainable and integral human development, and protecting the earth.
In concrete terms, they vow to: promote the positive roles of women in preventing and transforming conflicts, and on the issue of violence against them; and work for the well-being of refugees and migrants.
They resolve to raise public awareness about deforestation, take action against climate change and advocate policies that protect the earth. In this regard, “Religions for Peace” urge religious communities to invest their resources in tune with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and support the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Among other actions, the participants pledge to foster public acts of forgiveness and reconciliation and to produce positive peace materials and workshops for multi-religious contexts. They express concern for war, poverty, refugees, migrants and people on the move, the arms race and global warming, saying they weigh heavily on the human family. In their work for human rights, members also resolved to cultivate solidarity by fostering virtues such as mercy, compassion and love that are common to all religions and faiths.
Regarding themselves as an “alliance of care, of compassion, of love”, members of “Religions for Peace” express gratitude for 49 years of their “determined focus on building peace and on speaking for those most in need”. The 10th Assembly of "Religions for Peace" had participants from the various conflict zones of the world, underscoring the group’s commitment to preventing conflicts and advancing peace in the world.
A woman at the helm
A quarter of all participants at the 10th World Assembly of “Religions for Peace” were female, more than at previous assemblies. However many lamented the lack of gender equality, stressing the importance of women in peace-building.
For the first time in the history of the association, a woman is now at the helm. Dr Azza Karam was unanimously elected the Secretary-General of “Religions for Peace” on August 21. The Egyptian-born Dutch professor of Religion and Development at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam succeeds William F. Vendley of the United States, who has served for 27 years in the post. Karam has served in various positions at the United Nations since the 1990s.
Representatives of various religious communities and faiths are serving "Religions for Peace" in various capacities. Prominent Catholic Church personalities include Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan Archbishop of Abuja, Mexican Cardinal José Robles Ortega of Guadalajara, Iraqi Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako of Baghdad, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, retired Italian Archbishop Luigi Bressan of Trento and Maltese Sister Carmen Sammut, the president of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG). (Peace Assembly of Religoins Declaration for the Common Good.)
A higher committee for the implementation of the Human Fraternity document has been established in the United Arab Emirates.
The document, signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayyeb, was signed in Abu Dhabi during the Pope’s visit to the UAE in February. The document invites “all persons who have faith in God and faith in human fraternity to unite and work together so that it may serve as a guide for future generations to advance a culture of mutual respect in the awareness of the great divine grace that makes all human beings brothers and sisters.”
Ensuring the objectives of the document will be realized
A communique announcing the new initiative says the committee “is tasked with developing a framework to ensure the objectives of the global Declaration of Human Fraternity are realised. It will also prepare the necessary plans to implement the document, follow up on its implementation at regional and international levels, and hold meetings with religious leaders, heads of international organisations and others to support and spread the idea behind this histoNew cric document.”
In addition, the higher committee is charged with urging “legislative authorities to adhere to the provisions of the document in national legislation so as to instill the values of mutual respect and coexistence.” It will also supervise the Abrahamic Family House, which was established by Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to commemorate the visit of Pope Francis, and is dedicated to inter-faith harmony.
Members of the committee
The committee includes: Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue; Prof Mohamed Hussein Mahrasawi, President of Al-Azhar University; Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, Personal Secretary of Pope Francis; Judge Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Salam, Advisor to the Grand Imam; Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi; Dr Sultan Faisal Al Rumaithi, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders; and Yasser Hareb Al Muhairi, Emirati writer and media personality.
According to the communique, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed “said that the formation of the committee would help to implement the shared vision of developing initiatives and ideas to foster tolerance, cooperation and coexistence.” (Committee Created to Promote Human Fraternity Document.)
A Catholicism at peace with the world and with false religions is not Catholicism at all.
Pope Saint Pius X, whose feast is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 3, 2019, explained that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus did not tolerate, no less celebrate, errors, and that no faithful Catholic can do so, either:
We know only too well the dark workshops in which are elaborated these mischievous doctrines which ought not to seduce clear-thinking minds. The leaders of the Sillon have not been able to guard against these doctrines. The exaltation of their sentiments, the undiscriminating good-will of their hearts, their philosophical mysticism, mixed with a measure of illuminism, have carried them away towards another Gospel which they thought was the true Gospel of Our Savior. To such an extent that they speak of Our Lord Jesus Christ with a familiarity supremely disrespectful, and that – their ideal being akin to that of the Revolution – they fear not to draw between the Gospel and the Revolution blasphemous comparisons for which the excuse cannot be made that they are due to some confused and over-hasty composition.
We wish to draw your attention, Venerable Brethren, to this distortion of the Gospel and to the sacred character of Our Lord Jesus Christ, God and man, prevailing within the Sillon and elsewhere. As soon as the social question is being approached, it is the fashion in some quarters to first put aside the divinity of Jesus Christ, and then to mention only His unlimited clemency, His compassion for all human miseries, and His pressing exhortations to the love of our neighbor and to the brotherhood of men. True, Jesus has loved us with an immense, infinite love, and He came on earth to suffer and die so that, gathered around Him in justice and love, motivated by the same sentiments of mutual charity, all men might live in peace and happiness. But for the realization of this temporal and eternal happiness, He has laid down with supreme authority the condition that we must belong to His Flock, that we must accept His doctrine, that we must practice virtue, and that we must accept the teaching and guidance of Peter and his successors. Further, whilst Jesus was kind to sinners and to those who went astray, He did not respect their false ideas, however sincere they might have appeared. He loved them all, but He instructed them in order to convert them and save them. Whilst He called to Himself in order to comfort them, those who toiled and suffered, it was not to preach to them the jealousy of a chimerical equality. Whilst He lifted up the lowly, it was not to instill in them the sentiment of a dignity independent from, and rebellious against, the duty of obedience. Whilst His heart overflowed with gentleness for the souls of good-will, He could also arm Himself with holy indignation against the profaners of the House of God, against the wretched men who scandalized the little ones, against the authorities who crush the people with the weight of heavy burdens without putting out a hand to lift them. He was as strong as he was gentle. He reproved, threatened, chastised, knowing, and teaching us that fear is the beginning of wisdom, and that it is sometimes proper for a man to cut off an offending limb to save his body. Finally, He did not announce for future society the reign of an ideal happiness from which suffering would be banished; but, by His lessons and by His example, He traced the path of the happiness which is possible on earth and of the perfect happiness in heaven: the royal way of the Cross. These are teachings that it would be wrong to apply only to one’s personal life in order to win eternal salvation; these are eminently social teachings, and they show in Our Lord Jesus Christ something quite different from an inconsistent and impotent humanitarianism. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910).
Pope Saint Pius X described and condemned the exact beliefs held by Jorge Mario Bergoglio that he used to exhort young people to speak up and let their voices be heard by those who might want to silence them. Bergoglio believes that it is possible for those who “shout out” and “speak up” to “announce for future society the reign of an ideal happiness from which suffering” and injustice “would banished.”
The false religion that is conciliarism, much like the Marxism-Leninism with which Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his closest friends believes can be understood in a “Catholic” way, is all about man with a capital “M,” not about Christ the King.
How can I say that this is so?
Once again, it is very elementary:
You see, for example, how the countless different languages of peoples existing today were admitted for the liturgical expression of men's communication with God and God's communication with men: to man as such was recognized his fundamental claim to enjoy full possession of his rights and to his transcendental destiny. His supreme aspirations to life, to personal dignity, to his just liberty, to culture, to the renewal of the social order, to justice and peace were purified and promoted; and to all men was addressed the pastoral and missionary invitation to the light of the Gospel.
We can now speak only too briefly on the very many and vast questions, relative to human welfare, with which the council dealt. It did not attempt to resolve all the urgent problems of modem life; some of these have been reserved for a further study which the Church intends to make of them, many of them were presented in very restricted and general terms, and for that reason are open to further investigation and various applications.
But one thing must be noted here, namely, that the teaching authority of the Church, even though not wishing to issue extraordinary dogmatic pronouncements, has made thoroughly known its authoritative teaching on a number of questions which today weigh upon man's conscience and activity,descending, so to speak, into a dialogue with him, but ever preserving its own authority and force; it has spoken with the accommodating friendly voice of pastoral charity; its desire has been to be heard and understood by everyone; it has not merely concentrated on intellectual understanding but has also sought to express itself in simple, up-to-date, conversational style, derived from actual experience and a cordial approach which make it more vital, attractive and persuasive; it has spoken to modern man as he is.
Another point we must stress is this: all this rich teaching is channeled in one direction, the service of mankind, of every condition, in every weakness and need. The Church has, so to say, declared herself the servant of humanity, at the very time when her teaching role and her pastoral government have, by reason of the council's solemnity, assumed greater splendor and vigor: the idea of service has been central. (Address During The Last General Meeting Of the "Second Vatican Council.)
The servant of humanity, not the Mystical Spouse of Christ the King to advance the work of the sanctification and salvation of souls.
Modern man as he is?”
Ah, yes, this is exactly what the Judeo-Masonic “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” of Abu Dhabi sought to reiterate in preparation for Antichrist’s One World Ecumenical Religion. The apostasies of conciliarism has its roots in Judeo-Masonry, which served as progenitor of sorts to Modernism’s embrace of religious indifferentism and of reaffirming all hardened sinners in their sins, something that Pope Clement XII pointed out in In Eminenti, April 28, 1738, which was the first papal encyclical letter that condemned Freemasonry, which was then in its nascent stages after emerging in England in the year 1717:
Therefore, bearing in mind the great harm which is often caused by such Societies or Conventicles not only to the peace of the temporal state but also to the well-being of souls, and realizing that they do not hold by either civil or canonical sanctions; and since We are taught by the divine word that it is the part of faithful servant and of the master of the Lord's household to watch day and night lest such men as these break into the household like thieves, and like foxes seek to destroy the vineyard; in fact, to prevent the hearts of the simple being perverted, and the innocent secretly wounded by their arrows, and to block that broad road which could be opened to the uncorrected commission of sin and for the other just and reasonable motives known to Us; We therefore, having taken counsel of some of Our Venerable Brothers among the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, and also of Our own accord and with certain knowledge and mature deliberations, with the plenitude of the Apostolic power do hereby determine and have decreed that these same Societies, Companies, Assemblies, Meetings, Congregations, or Conventicles of Liberi Muratori or Francs Massons, or whatever other name they may go by, are to be condemned and prohibited, and by Our present Constitution, valid for ever, We do condemn and prohibit them. (Pope Clement XII, In Eminenti, April 28, 1738.)
While this is pretty obvious by now to any Catholic who has not been brainwashed by the steady dose of the religious indifferentism that has been propagated by the conciliar “popes” and their “bishops” in the past fifty-three years, two months since the close of the “Second” Vatican Council, there are time when the Argentine Apostate feels compelled to add multiple exclamation points to the fact as if to scream, “Look, you fools, I am not Catholic. I believe in the One World Religion of ‘love.’”
Every religion other than Catholicism is false:
For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens. (Psalm 95: 5)
The prophet Elias destroyed the devils of Ba’al atop Mount Carmel, signifying a direct connection between the Brown Scapular that Our Lady gave to Saint Simon Stock and firm opposition to any kind of false ecumenism, including any kind of recognition of “worth” accorded to any false religion and its beliefs, rituals and practices:
“‘Nevertheless send now, and gather unto me all Israel, unto Mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, who eat at Jezebel’s table.’
“Achab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered together the prophets unto Mount Carmel.
“And Elias coming to all the people, said: ‘How long do you halt between two sides? If the Lord be God, follow Him: but if Baal, follow him.’ And the people did not answer him a word.
“And Elias said again to the people: ‘I only remain a prophet of the Lord: but the prophets of Baal are four hundred and fifty men. Let two bullocks be given us, and let them choose one bullock and cut it in pieces and lay it upon wood, but put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under it. Call ye the names of your gods, and I will call on the name of my Lord; and the God that shall answer by fire, let him be God.’ And all of the people answering said: ‘A very good proposal.’
“Then Elias said to the prophets of Baal: ‘Choose you one bullock and dress it first, because you are many; and call on the names of your gods, but put no fire under.’
“And they took the bullock which he gave them, and dressed it; and they called on the name of Baal from morning even till noon, saying: ‘O Baal, hear us.’ But there was no voice, nor any that answered: and they leaped over the altar that they had made.
“And when it was now noon, Elias jested at them, saying: ‘Cry with a louder voice: for he is a God, and perhaps he is talking, or he is in an inn, or on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep, and must be awaked.’
“So they cried with a loud voice, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till they were covered with blood. And after midday was past, and while they were prophesying, the time was come of offering sacrifice, and there was no voice heard, nor did any one answer, nor regard them as they prayed: Elias said to the people: ‘Come ye unto me.’ And the people coming near unto him, he repaired the altar of the Lord, that was broken down:
“And he took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying: ‘Israel shall be thy name.’ And he built with the stones an altar to the name of the Lord: and he made a trench for water, of the breadth of two furrows round about the altar. And he laid the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid it upon the wood.
“And he said: “Fill four buckets with water, and pour it upon the burnt offering, and upon the wood.’ And again he said: ‘Do the same the second time.’ And when they had done it the second time, he said: ‘Do the same also the third time.’ And they did so the third time. And the water run about the altar, and the trench was filled with water.
“And when it was now time to offer the holocaust, Elias the prophet came near and said: ‘O Lord God of Abraham and Isaac, and Israel, show this day that thou art the God of Israel, and I thy servant, and that according to they commandment I have done all these things. Hear me, O Lord, hear me: that this people may learn, that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart again.’
“Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the holocaust, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw this, they fell on their faces, and they said: ‘The Lord he is God, the Lord he is God.’ And Elias said to them: ‘Take the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape.’ And when they had taken them, Elias brought them down to the torrent Cison, and killed them there” (3 Kings 18:19-40)
It was from Mount Carmel that many of the disciples of Elias and Eliseus were called by Our Lady to be present in Jerusalem on Pentecost Sunday, and thus to be added to the ranks of Holy Church to sing her own praises on Mount Carmel, as Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B. related in The Liturgical Year:
They saw this second Eve, they conversed with her, they felt for her that filial affection wherewith she inspired all of the disciples of Jesus. The Liturgy will speak to us at another season of these favoured ones. The promise is fulfilled to-day. In the lessons of the feast the Church tells us how the disciples of Elias and Eliseus became Christians at the first preaching of the Apostles, and being permitted to hear the sweet words of the Blessed Virgin and enjoy an unspeakable intimacy with her, they felt their veneration for her immensely increased. Returning to the loved mountain, where their less fortunate fathers had lived but in hope, they built, on the very spot where Elias had seen a little cloud rise up out of the sea, an oratory to the purest of virgins; hence they obtained the name of the Brothers of Blessed Mary of Mount Carmel. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year.)
The readings for the Divine Office for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel contains the following description of this call:
When on the holy day of Pentecost the apostles, through heavenly inspiration, spoke divers tongues and worked many miracles by the invocation of the most holy name of Jesus, it is said that many men who were walking in the footsteps of Elias and Eliseus, and had been prepared for the coming of Christ by the preaching of John the Baptist saw and acknowledged the truth, and at once embraced the faith of the Gospel. These new Christians were so happy as to be able to enjoy familiar intercourse with the Blessed Virgin, and venerated her with so special an affection, that they, before all others, built a chapel to the purest of Virgins on that very spot of Mount Carmel where Elias of old had seen the cloud, a remarkable type the Virgin ascending.
Many times each day they came together to the new oratory, and with pious ceremonies, prayers and praises honoured the most Blessed Virgin as the special protectress of their Order. For this reason, people from all parts began to call them the Brethren of the Blessed Mary of Mount Carmel; and the Sovereign Pontiffs not only affirmed this title, but also granted special indulgences to whoever called either the whole Order or individual Brothers by that name. (Matins, The Divine Office, Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16.)
It was on Mount Carmel that Elias, who was battling King Achab's false ecumenism of worshiping false idols, thereby betraying the true religion of the time, Judaism, by violating the First Commandment, slew the prophets of Baal (3 Kings 18:19-40).
As a Catholic priest noted in 2007, Eliseus, the disciple of Elias, asked for a "double spirit" from his master prior to Elias's being taken up in a fiery chariot (4 Kings 2: 6-13). Elias's mantle fell on Eliseus as he, Elias, was being whisked away in the fiery chariot Elias's mantle was to protect Eliseus from the spirit of false ecumenism that had prevailed on Mount Carmel and was sponsored by the king himself, who as a figure of the Antichrist.
The priest also said that it was that same "double spirit" of Elias was given by Our Lady when she gave Saint Simon Stock her Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel on July 16, 1251, as a protection against all spiritual dangers, including the false ecumenism of our own day which so offends God in our day as it offended Him as it was practiced on Mount Carmel when Elias slew the prophets of Baal. False ecumenism makes a mockery of His First Commandment. The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is thus a paramount protection against the false ecumenism of the Modernists that has been practiced with such abandon by the conciliar "popes" and their minions.
The only difference between Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his predecessors in the counterfeit church of conciliarism is that he is making no effort to mask his belief that all religions please God and provide a sure path to salvation. His false religion, conciliarisim, is one of “feelings” and “universal salvation” based on a false concept of “mercy” that reaffirms hardened sinners, including those guilty of unbelief in Our Lord’s Sacred Divinity and/or guilty of unbelief in the Catholic Church as the true Church founded by God Himself.
It was five years before Pope Leo XIII had a vision of satan being let loose upon the world that Father Henry James Coleridge preached a sermon about the loosing of the adversary that would result in the great apostasy. A careful examination of the passages highlighted in bold below will reveal the truly prophetic nature of Father Coleridge’s words, especially as they relate to the effects of the losing of satan on the Church and upon the world:
I have had to speak to you, my brethren in our Lord, of a series of subjects which naturally hang together in our consideration of the last days of the world, and especially of those elements at work in human society which are more or less always to be found in our own day, as well as they will be found in those last times. And, of course, the object which we have in view is to trace out the evil principles against which we are always bound to be fighting, even though we do not know that our days are absolutely the last, and even though we know also that in those days these evil principles will for a time be allowed by God, partially, at least, to win a victory over those who struggle against them. Now, as far as we have gone, we have seen how the features of the latter days will be such as might be expected in the conflict which is always going on between good and evil in the world of men, and how the state of the world at the end, such as it is described to us in prophecy, will be the natural outcome of the decay of the power of the good influences I society, and of the consequent increase of the contrary influences, availing themselves also of the occasional opportunities which cannot but present themselves, as the drama, so to say, of human history gradually unfolds itself and hastens towards it appointed close.
Before parting finally from this subject, I must once more recapitulation what has been said, for the purpose of briefly speaking of one feature in the picture, and also of drawing your attention to the connection which may be observed between its various features as already delineated. In the first place, then, observe how the evils of which we have been speaking seem to require one the other, by a sort of miserable necessity, which has about it the air of a judicial provision of God. The first feature that we had to notice was the decay of faith, according to the sad worlds of our Lord about the state of things which He will find when He comes again. Now this feature has its natural counterpart in the next. Answering to the decay of faith is the rise of false beliefs concerning those great truths and interests of mankind on which faith speaks with an unerring voice about God, and the soul, and the moral law and future judgment and eternity – false beliefs which will rest themselves for their pretended foundation on the discoveries and revelations of science, on the increase of knowledge of the history of the past of our globe, and the like. To the decay of faith will succeed the decay of charity in the great mass of men who call themselves Christians, and on the decay of charity, the supernatural tie between man and man, and race and race, and kingdom and kingdom, and nation and nation, will of course follow the undue preponderance and exaggeration of the natural ties which gather men together in polities and unities merely temporary and limited, the immense domination of what is called nationality, with all the hatreds and ambitions and discords and aggressions which it is capable of engendering, and with the appliance, to the furthering of the purposes of these hatreds and discords and ambitions, of all the marvellous array of physical powers and forces which are the fruits to us of human progress. Here again, there is a kind of natural judicial sequence which is too obvious to require any lengthened explanation.
Observe also, next, how the decay of charity must naturally lead to the encroachment of the civil power in the world on the spiritual power, the rights and laws of the Church of God. Is there anything in what we are told of the last days which may be considered as a consequence or result of this civil encroachment of sacred rights, as the delusion of a false belief is the consequence of decay in allegiance to the revealed truth of the Church, and as a result of the enfeeblement of the supernatural bond by which God intended to unite all nations in one great brotherhood? The natural punishment of civil governments, when they invade the dominion of the Church, is that they become themselves the objects of subterranean plottings and conspiracies, or, again, of a widespread spirit of disloyalty and disobedience, so that, where dynasties are not overthrown by revolutions, at least the whole social order is imperilled, and the authority of law is disregarded. It would take me far into the regions of contemporary and recent history to illustrate this subject as it deserves, for it may be truly said of the governments of Europe since the great upheaval of the Reformation, that not one of them is free from the guilt of having usurped the rights of the Church of God, and also that not one of them has escaped the due punishment of that usurpation, in revolution, in regicide, in the banishment of royal authority, while it is also true to say the society itself is already in great danger in many kingdoms of what used to be called Christendom. These are plagues which work themselves out in history, and if the last days are to be days of signal lawlessness, according to the words of our Lord, it is not easy to see how much farther lawlessness can be carried, without an absolute dissolution of society, than we have ourselves seen it carried, But this is enough to have said, for the sake of not leaving altogether untouched this other feature of the prophecies, which is certainly not likely to become less prominent on the face of human society as the years roll on. This then is another point which belongs to the picture we are sketching, and simultaneously with this we find that in the last days there is reason for expecting that men will be far more masters of the resources of the world, of the fruits and products of the various climates and regions of the earth, and the like, and will be able to use all these resources for the purposes of enjoyment and pleasure in a way and to an extent which will make an immense and nearly universal sensuality and moral corruption inevitable. Such are some, at least of the features of the last times of traces of which our own days are certainly not devoid, and when we find them, as we do find them, not singly prominent, one more and one less, in a time like our own, but also prominent altogether simultaneously and collectively, we have certainly reason for arming ourselves for the last struggle for the truth and the law of God.
Now to-day I shall pass on to another and a different feature in the last times, as they are represented to us in the Sacred Scriptures interpreted to us by the Fathers of the Church. All the elements of which I have hitherto spoken are, as we may say, the human side of those evil times which will come upon the world before its renovation by the second advent of our Lord. I do not mean to say that all these human elements are not used and set in motion by the spiritual enemies of our race, for they always, it may be said, prefer to make man fight against himself, to assail the honour of God by the very gifts and benefits which He has bestowed on His creatures, and to turn in this manner His own goodness against himself. But we must never forget, though it is quite certain that the men of the last time will forget, that the warfare which we have to wage here and now for the salvation of our souls, and in order to escape the eternal doom of him whom the Judge will condemn, is not a simply human warfare. That is, it is not waged either by human forces alone or against human principles and power of evil alone. We are aided in our warfare by God, by His Mother, the blessed saints and angels, and by the spiritual powers at the disposal of the Church, and on the other hand, we are fighting against foes of far greater power than ourselves, foes of the same nature and order with the blessed citizens of Heaven who assist us, the deadly enemies of God and of man, Satan and the fallen angels. Our battle, as St. Paul says, “is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” (Ephes. Vi, 12.) Now with regard to this conflict, there are a few certain truths of which it is well to remind ourselves now that we are speaking of the latter days, and of these I shall now speak.
In the first place, it is the doctrine of Scripture, that Satan and his evil angels, who are indefinitely more powerful as well as more subtle than man against whom they are contending, are only allowed to tempt us and assail us, not to the utmost of their power, but just as much and no more as God permits. If God did not hold them in, they would devour us and destroy us in a moment. In the second place, it is the universal belief of the Church that the power of the evil angels against man is at some times allowed to proceed to greater lengths than at others. For instance, Satan was immensely powerful in the world before the coming of our Lord, and after that coming his power in the world has been immensely diminished. This is what, as many of the Fathers tell us, our Lord meant when He described the conflict between Himself and Satan under the image of a strong armed man who kept his hall and goods in peace, until a stronger than he came upon him, and first bound him and them despoiled him of his goods and distributed them (St, Luke, xi, 21.) – that is, the image means that Satan was in full force and dominion, in peaceable possession, so to say, of the world until our Lord came, and that then, our Lord subdued him and chained him up, and took possession, through the Church, of that human world upon which Satan had exercised such a tyranny. This is what took place, first, in the lifetime of our Lord especially at the Temptation and at the Passion when Satan was first weakened and put to flight and then finally conquered by our Lord. And later on, as the Christian Church spread throughout the world, the same process of the weakening and dispossession of Satan went on, and at the present moment he is stronger and far more able to seduce men in regions outside the Church than within her pale.
But our Lord went on to tell the Jews another parable, as it were, how the devil once cast out comes back again with seven other devils worse than himself, and how that which was expressed by that image was to come to pass in that very generation. (Ib. 24.) And certainly the whole history of the Jewish commonwealth between the days of our Lord's death and the destruction of Jerusalem is more like the history of a nation possessed by evil spirits than any other. Now the Fathers tell us that in the latter days something of the same sort is to take place there is a part of the Apocalyptic vision which they interpret in this way, namely, that Satan has been bound up and chained by our Lord and not allowed to seduce the nations as before, during a certain time, which is the time of the reign of the Church on earth, and that then Satan is to be loosed for a short time, the time of the last great seduction, apostacy, and persecution, and that during that time he is to have leave to put forth his full power against the Church. Thus what their teaching leads us to as a conclusion concerning the last days is this – that in those days Satan will be more mischievous and powerful than he has hitherto been allowed in the presence of our Lord or the Church. “After that,” says St. John, “he must be loosed for a little time.” (Apoc. xx. 3.)
Thus we are to expect that, in the later days of the world's history, Satan will be allowed greater freedom than before, partly, we may suppose, to test to the uttermost the spiritual powers of the Church and her children, that the glory of our Lord may be greater in their final victory, partly because of the exceeding wickedness of that apostate world which shall deserve as its immediate chastisement to be handed over to all the seductions of the powers of evil. This is implied in the great prophecy of St. Paul as to the partial success of Antichrist. His coming, says the Apostle, is “according to the working of Satan in all power and signs and lying wonders, and in all the seduction of iniquity to those who are lost, because they received not the love of the truth that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send upon them the operation of error, to believe lying, that all may be judged who have not believed the truth but have consented unto iniquity.” The two great features of this prophecy are, first, the truth that Antichrist is to be supported and recommended to mankind by all the power of the devil, “in all power, and signs, and lying wonders,” and secondly, that this permission of God to Satan is judicial. Because men have not loved the truth, they shall be allowed to believe lies, and because they have consented to iniquity and have not believed the truth, they shall be judged.
So ends the last chapter selected as most relevant at this time, the spring of 1882, to which it has seemed well to conclude with the last page of chapter one of THE RETURN OF THE KING, which reads as follows:
And so, my brethren, though we know not whether in our times, or a century hence, or ten centuries hence, the end of the world may come, we know, as the earlies Christians knew and divined so well, our duties and our true wisdom. They mystery of iniquity is all around us, and, besides, men are turning away their eyes and trying to persuade themselves that the world is so uniform that it had no beginning, and that its laws are so stable that it can have no end. But whether the days in which we live be the latter days or no, it is our business, first of all, to fit ourselves to meet our Lord, who will come to each of us “as a thief in the night,” not unprepared for, as we hope, but suddenly at last, as we know. And beyond this, it is our duty to fight for our Lord's cause in the world, to throw all our little weight into the scale against the powers of evil – against the spirit of heresy, schism, lawlessness, sensuality, disregard of all sanctions and obligations, human and Divine, which is in the air all around us, and which breathes destruction to the Church and to that Christian society which the Church has founded and sustained. “Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when He cometh shall find watching. Amen, I say to you, He will gird Himself and made them sit down to meat, and passing He will minister unto them. And if He shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants!” (St, Luke xii, 37, 38.) (Father Henry James Coleridge, The Loosing of Satan (Fuint novissima hominis illius pejora prioribus): The last state of that man becomes worse than the first, February, 1879.)
Men have not loved the truth. Indeed, most men alive today embrace lies, and even those Catholics within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who know that there are problems embrace the lie of silence and/or the assuaging lie that there have been “heretical” popes in the past and that this time, therefore, has nothing to do with the Great Apostasy. The operation of error is indeed at work in the work and in the nooks of crannies of false religious sect founded upon and expressive of every Modernist precept condemned by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.
Father Coleridge prophetically described the duties that a Catholic must fulfill in these days of “heresy, schism, lawlessness, sensuality, disregard of all sanctions and obligations, human and Divine, which is the air all around us, and which breathes destruction to the Church and to that Christian society which the Church has founded and sustained.”
Contrary to the duties outlined by Father Henry James Coleridge, Jorge Mario Bergoglio his fulfilling his diabolical duties of spreading heresy, advancing schism, promoting lawlessness, celebrating sensuality, disregarding all sanctions and obligations against heresy and apostasy and mocking the obligations that nations have to defend their own borders and is working to complete the destruction of Christian society which the Church has built in order to build one that is founded on the Judeo-Masonic “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” that was signed in Abu Dhabi five days ago.
Alas, the document on “Human Fraternity and Living Together” is but another manifestation of the where the false premises of a false religion must lead, namely, to the obliteration of all concept of truth, natural and supernatural, in favor of the subjective preferences of men who are guided by the “inner workings” of the “spirit.” Well, this is true in a sense as the “spirits” guiding the conciliar revolutionaries inhabit the lowest reaches and hell and are using them to prepare the way for the coming of Antichrist.
Most of the sheep (yours truly quite included, thank you very much) went "baa, baa" as the conciliar church’s liturgical revolution introduced various changes presaging the onslaught of the false doctrines that flowed out of the "Second" Vatican Council and that have been unceasing since its close on December 8, 1965, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Most of sheep (including yours truly for a long period of time) even said "baa, baa" or "blah, blah" or "yuk, yuk, things will get better one day" as conciliar revolutionaries unleashed their "teaching," which has included, among other things not mentioned below, the following:
- The claim that dogmatic truth can be understood in different ways at different times as the vagaries of historical circumstances and the limits of human speech to express the meaning of dogma accurately require constant re-evaluation. This is nothing other than Modernism’s dogmatic evolutionism, the concept of which has been condemned by Pope Pius IX (Syllabus of Errors, December 8, 1864; Vatican Council, Session III: Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic Faith, Chapter 4, On Faith and Reason, April 24, 1870; Pope Saint Pius X, Lamentabili Sane, July 1, 1907; Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8. 1907; Praestentia Scripturae, November 18, 1907, and The Oath Against Modernism, September 1, 1910, and by Pope Pius XII in Humani Generis, August 12, 1950.)
- The belief that the Church of Christ “subsists” in the Catholic Church but is not limited to her. Contrary to the very Divine Constitution of the Church and condemned through her history, most recently by: the Vatican Council, Session IV, Dogmatic Constitution of the Church; Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae, June 29, 1894, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896; Pope Pius XI, Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943.)
- The belief that Protestant and other non-Catholic Christian denominations have elements and truth and sanctification. Condemned as in number 2.
- The belief that it is necessary to conduct inter-religious “dialogue” to effect that which is said to be “lacking,” namely, Christian unity. Heretical, condemned in the Syllabus of Errors, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae, Satis Cogntium, and by Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1929.
- The belief that “inter-religious prayer services” with non-Catholics is pleasing to God. Contrary to Sacred Scripture, Apostolic Tradition and condemned by Pope Pius XI in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.
- The belief the Judaism is a valid religion that enjoys the favor of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, and that the Mosaic Covenant has never been abolished. Heretical, contrary to the words of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the consistent teaching of the Church Fathers and condemned by Pope Eugene IV and the Council of Florence in Cantate Domino, February 4, 1442, and most recently by Pope Pius XII in Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943.)
- The teaching that false religions have a “right from God” to propagate themselves and to be given ample public space to spread their errors in the name of “religious liberty.” Heretical. Contrary to the First Commandment and condemned consistently by our true popes since its spread in the late-Eighteenth Century. Among these condemnations have been: Pope Pius VI, Brief Quod aliquantum, March 10, 1791; Religious Liberty, a “Monstrous Right", Pope Pius VII, Post Tam Diuturnas; April 29, 1814, POST TAM DIUTURNAS, Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832; Pope Pius IX, The Syllabus of Errors, and Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864; Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, and Libertas Praestantissimum, June 20, 1888; Pope Pius XII, Ci Riesce, December 6, 1953, who reiterated that error has no rights but that toleration, which had been discussed by Pope Leo XIII in Libertas Praestantissimum, is necessary in today’s world to advance the common good.
- The belief in separation of church and state. Heretical. Condemned by Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832; Pope Pius IX, Pope Pius IX, The Syllabus of Errors, and Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864; Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900, A Review of His Pontificate, March 19, 1902; Pope Saint Pius X, Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907, and Iamdudum, May 24, 1911; Pope Benedict XVI, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum. November 1, 1914; and Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio. December 23, 1922, Quas Primas, December 11, 1925, and Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937.)
- Episcopal collegiality. Contrary to the Divine Constitution of Holy Mother Church. The primacy of the Roman Pontiff was reiterated dogmatically in Pope Pius IX, Vatican Council, First Dogmatic Constitution of the Church of Christ, July 18, 1870.
- The inversion of the ends of marriage and “natural family planning.” Contrary to Divine Revelation and the Natural Law and specifically condemned by Pope Pius XII on April 1, 1944, and in his Address to Italian Midwives on the Nature of Their Profession, October 29, 1951.)
Mind you, this is just a partial listing of all that believing Catholics have had to accept as the conciliar revolutionaries keep pushing the envelope, expanding the boundaries and moving the goalposts to get to the point that rank pantheism will be accepted as Catholicism. Most Catholics in the conciliar structures, however, have swallowed all the doctrinal rubbish, all the burning of incense to false idols in temples of false worship, all the elegies of praise in behalf of religious liberty and separation of Church and state, all the liturgical outrages and abominations, all the “papal” warnings about “global warming” and the need to protect the environment, all the “papal” sellouts to Red China, all the “papal” endorsements of “open borders” and socialism—in other words, everything—churned out by their counterfeit church of conciliarism—hook, line and sinker. As I wrote in 2009, they like it!.
It is important to remember this as those who are rending their garments and gnashing their teeth over their “pope’s” upcoming Amazonian synod are the same ones who have rent their garments and gnashed their teeth over their “pope’s” “abolition” of the death penalty from the misnamed Catechism of the Catholic Church and his reaffirmation of public sinners ever since he issued Amoris Laetitia, nearly forty-two months ago now. This never ends. It will never end as it is the nature of error and falsehood to keep proliferating and mutating.
This is demonstrated empirically by the very nature of Protestantism, which has degenerated to such an extent that the most of the so-called “mainline” Protestant sects (Lutheranism, Anglicanism/Episcopalianism, Presbyterianism, Methodism) have become nothing other than pantheistic cults with decreasing memberships. Judeo-Masonry has taken full advantage of Protestantism’s inherent degeneracy to such an extent that most leaders of the principal Protestant sects are card-carrying members of the New World Order. The fact that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has joined his brethren-in-heresy/apostasy/blasphemy/error/sacrilege is but the natural result of conciliarism’s abject rejection of the doctrines and teachings listed above.
For present purposes, though, it is useful to point out that for all of the huffing and puffing and threatening to blow the Anglican house down after some Lambeth conference moved the goalposts of that religious sect’s false beliefs most “conservative” Anglicans have stayed within the so-called “Worldwide Anglican Communion.” They have not gone anywhere. They will never go anywhere.
There is an old joke about this phenomenon that has many variations, including this one:
Before the Lambeth Committee meeting:
First Anglican ‘priest:” “If the liberals do one more thing, just more thing, I'm converting to Catholicism.”
Second Anglican “priest:” “Well, you said that when the liberals gave you women priests."
First Anglican “priest.” “It's different now. No more. I've reached my limit. No more compromises.”
After the Lambeth Committee meeting:
Second Anglican “priest:” “What did they did this time?”
First Anglican “priest:” “I'd rather not say.”
Second Anglican “priest:” “Was it really that bad?”
First Anglican “priest:” “Yes, about the worst.”
Second Anglican “priest:” “What did they do?”
First Anglican “priest:” “Instituted a feast in honor of the adversary. (Long pause). I tell you, if they do one more thing I'm converting to Catholicism, do you hear me?”
It has ever been with most of the High Anglicans, who consider themselves defenders of a “tradition” that was born in a bloody rebellion started by a lustful, adulterous and bigamous king against the true Church that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, and it will ever be thus with semi-traditional and “conservative” Catholics who labor under the misapprehension that the counterfeit church of conciliarism is the Catholic Church and true Successors of Saint Peter can promote heresy and error as a matter of course. Jorge Mario Bergoglio will keep promoting his agenda of heresy, apostasy, sacrilege and religious indifferentism while those on his “right” will keep huffing and puffing as they themselves keep reducing the level of obedience they owe to a man they think is a true pope and argue amongst themselves about much of the Catholic Faith a “pope” can deny or put into question before he is considered to be an antipope.
Pope Leo XIII warned us not to have any contact with those who masquerade until the banner of tolerance by using it as a cloak for evil:
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi Di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)
Our Lady herself explained there is no compromise between her Divine Son and Belial and that the source of every error, deceit and blasphemy none other than the adversary himself, which should teach us that nothing being taught by the conciliar authorities can come from Holy Mother Church, she who is the infallible, inerrant and spotless teacher of Faith and Morals:
229. Guard thyself, therefore, my dearest, against this deplorable error of the children of men, and disengage thy faculties so thou mayest clearly see the difference between the service of Christ and that of Belial. Greater is that difference than the distance between heaven and earth. Christ is the true light, the way, and eternal life (Jn. 14:6); those who follow Him He loves with imperishable love, and He offers them his life and his company, and with it an eternal happiness such as neither eyes have seen, nor ears have heard, nor ever can enter into the heart of man (Is. 64:4). Lucifer is darkness itself, error, deceit, unhappiness and death; he hates his followers and forces them into evil as far as possible, and in the end inflicts upon them eternal fire and horrid torments. Let mortals give testimony whether they are ignorant of these truths, since the holy Church teaches them and calls them to their minds every day. If men give credence to these truths, where is their good sense? Who has made them insane? Who drives from their remembrance the love which they ought to have for themselves? Who makes them so cruel to themselves? O insanity never sufficiently to be bewailed and so little considered by the children of Adam! All their life they labor and exert themselves to become more and more entangled in the snares of their passions, to be consumed in deceitful vanities, and to deliver themselves over to an inextinguishable fire, death, and everlasting perdition, as if all was a mere joke, and as if my most holy Son had not come down from heaven to die on a cross in order to merit for them this rescue! Let them but look upon the price and consider how much God himself paid for this happiness, He who knew the full value of it.
230. The idolaters and heathens are much less to blame for falling into this error, nor is the wrath of the Most High enkindled so much against them as against the faithful of his Church, who have such a clear knowledge of this truth. If the minds of men in our present age have grown forgetful of it, let them understand this happened by their own fault because they have given free reign to their enemy Lucifer. With tireless malice he labors to overthrow the barriers of restraint, so forgetful of the last things and of eternal torment men might give themselves over like brute beasts to sensual pleasures, and unmindful of themselves consume their lives in the pursuit of apparent good until, as Job says (21:13), in a moment they go down to hell, as in truth happens to an infinite number of fools who hate this science and discipline. Do thou, my daughter, allow me to instruct thee. Keep thyself free from such harmful deceit and from this forgetfulness of worldly people. Let the despairing groans of the damned, which begin at the end of their lives and the beginning of their eternal damnation, ever resound in thy ears: O we fools, who esteemed the life of the just as madness! O how are they numbered among the children of God, and their lot is among the saints! Therefore we have erred from the way of truth and justice. The sun has not arisen for us. We wearied ourselves in the ways of iniquity and destruction; we have sought difficult paths, ignoring by our own fault the way of the Lord. What hath pride profited us? What advantage hath the boasting of riches brought us? All those things are passed away from us like a shadow. O that we had never been born! This, my daughter, thou must fear and ponder in thy heart, so before thou goest to that land of darkness (as Job said [10:21]) and eternal dungeons, from whence there is no return, thou mayest provide against evil and avoid it by doing good. During thy mortal life and out of love do thou now perform that of which the damned in their despair are forced to warn thee by the excess of their punishment. (New English Edition of The Mystical City of God: Book Five: The Transfixion, Chapter XX.)
We must not have anything to do with a false church whose teachings are so unstable that they open to mockery within a very short space of time by those who succeed them. Despite our own sins and failings and mistakes, we mu nst stand for the truths of the Holy Faith in all of their holy integrity no matter what anyone says about us or causes us to suffer. Period.
May our daily fidelity to praying as many Rosaries as our state-in-life permit as we pray the Litany of Loreto in her honor and that of Saint Joseph so that we can, despite our sins and failings, plant the seeds for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the flowering once again of the true Catholic Faith in the hearts, minds and souls of everyone on the face of the earth.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Andrew the Apostle, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us.
Saint Giles, pray for us.
The Twelve Holy Brothers, pray for us.
Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us.