Thomas A. Droleskey
Although there are some in fully traditional Catholic circles who disparage the importance of Our Lady's Fatima Message, one of the ways that its importance can be proved is by the extent to which the conciliar revolutionaries have gone to great lengths to deconstruct that Message, attempting to turn the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima into a center of false ecumenism that is the antithesis of Our Lady's Fatima Message and doing everything imaginable to prevent the truth of the Third Secret of Fatima from being revealed. That such great efforts have been made by the conciliar revolutionaries to deconstruct Our Lady's Fatima Message and to conceal the truth of its Third Secret should serve as a bit of a proof that the adversary, with whom the conciliar revolutionaries are in league, believes that Our Lady's Fatima Message is indeed quite important and that the consecration of Russia to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart by a true pope with all of the world's bishops is something that the devil seeks to thwart in order to advance his own plans for the spread of the errors of Russia.
The conciliarist revolutionaries know that the Fatima Message is very much opposed to conciliarism's agenda of ecumenism and religious liberty and the separation of Church and State, which is why they launched and have sustained a bitter opposition to that Message ever since the advent of the false pontificate of Angelo Roncalli in 1958. An essential component of the conciliarist opposition to the Fatima Message has involved the deliberate deconstruction and subsequent misrepresentation of the Third Secret of Fatima, which the late Mario Luigi Cardinal Ciappi, O.P., with whom I had an audience in the Apostolic Palace in October of 1984, indicated publicly dealt with apostasy in the highest quarters of the Church:
In the Third Secret, it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church will begin at the top (Antonio Socci Refutes Bertone's New Book on the Third Secret of Fatima.)
The leaders of the counterfeit church of conciliarism are not only revolutionaries. They are also liars. They lie about the Faith, using one Hegelian "synthesis" after another to justify their contradictions and/or dismissals of the Magisterial pronouncements of the Catholic Church. They lie about the "success" wrought by the "Second" Vatican Council and all of its egregious novelties, including the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service that was produced in its wake. And, as has been demonstrated quite amply, they have gone to extraordinary lengths to lie about the Third Secret of Fatima, meaning, of course, that they do not want Catholics to recognize that they are indeed the apostates responsible for the apostasy spoken of by the Mother of God in 1917.
The leaders of the counterfeit church of conciliarism are also serial blasphemers who engage in unspeakable acts of sacrilege about Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother. It was not a small thing for Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI to have called Mount Hiei in Japan, upon which sits a temple of the Tendei sect of the false, diabolical religion known as Buddhism sacred, on August 4, 2007. It was not a small thing for Ratzinger/Benedict to esteem the symbols of five false religion personally with his own hands at the John Paul II Cultural Center on Thursday, April 17, 2008, as he listened quite patiently to "Bishop" Richard Sklba read blasphemous descriptions of these false religions' nonexistent relationship to God (see
Ratzinger's War Against Catholicism). And it was not a small thing for the then conciliar rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Monsignor Luciano Guerra, to permit Hindus to offer "worship" to their false gods in the Chapel of the Apparitions on May 5, 2004 (Monsignor Guerra, now retired, remains in perfectly good standing in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, you understand):
"All the invocations of the pagans are hateful to God because all their gods are devils."
Saint Francis Xavier wrote these words to Saint Ignatius about the pagan religion of Hinduism. Francis Xavier, writing from India at the time, merely restates the truth from the infallible Sacred Scriptures: "The gods of the Gentiles are devils". (Psalm 95:5)
Yet on May 5, 2004 — the Feast of Pope Saint Pius V — the Little Chapel of the Apparitions at Fatima was allowed to be used for a pagan Hindu ceremony. This Little Chapel (also called the Capelinha) is built on the site where Our Blessed Mother appeared to the 3 children of Fatima in 1917.
News of the Hindu worship service at Fatima was broadcast on May 5 on SIC, a national television station in Portugal. CFN spoke with two people in Portugal, independent from one another, who saw the televised newscast. The May 22 Portugal News also reported on the event.
According to the broadcast, a busload of Hindus were allowed to commandeer the sanctuary inside the Fatima Capelinha and to use the Catholic altar for their rituals. The SIC newscaster said, "This is an unprecedented unique moment in the history of the shrine. The Hindu priest, or Sha Tri, prays on the altar the Shaniti Pa, the prayer for peace."
The outrage occurred with the blessing of Shrine Rector Msgr. Guerra. No one may use the Capelinha without Rector Guerra’s permission.
The Hindus wore traditional garb, a Hindu "priest" in traditional Hindu vestments led the ceremony that consisted in the offering of flowers and food. This would seem to indicate that the Hindus performed their pagan puja, a ritual in which the offering of flowers and food is central.
After the Hindu worship service at the Catholic altar, the Hindus were escorted by Fatima authorities to see a model of the huge, round-shaped modernistic shrine at Fatima now under construction, a fifty million dollar eyesore that will blot the landscape of Our Lady’s apparitions.
One of the Hindus is reported to have said that they go to Fatima because there are many gods, and the gods have wives and companions who will bring good luck. This is a blasphemy against the Queen of Heaven as it places Our Blessed Mother on the same level as some sort of "wife" of a false god.
Thus, the Hindus did not even come to Fatima to learn of, or take part in, Catholic prayer. Rather, they folded the holy event of Fatima into their own superstitions and pagan myths.
These Hindus are said to be from Lisbon, where they have a Hindu temple and a community of a couple hundred. The SIC broadcast showed the Hindus’ house of worship that contained the many statues of their gods and goddesses.
It is reported that pilgrims who witnessed the event at Fatima were scandalized, but Shrine Rector Guerra defended the use of the Marian Shrine for pagan worship.
Appearing on Portuguese television, Guerra regurgitated the long-discredited, ecumenical slogan that different religions should concentrate on what we have in common and not on what separates us. He also said that all religions are good because they all lead us to God. As reported in previous issues of Catholic Family News, the principle that "all religions lead to God" is nothing more than one of Freemasonry’s fundamental tenets. The French Freemason, Yves Marsaudon wrote, "One can say that ecumenism is the legitimate son of Freemasonry". (John Vennari, Catholic Family News. See also:
Shrine Rector Attempts to Justify Hindu Prayer Service at Fatima )
The effort on the part of the conciliar revolutionaries to deconstruct Our Lady's Fatima Message is, sadly, part of a larger effort to deconstruct the Catholic Church's Marian doctrine to make it conform to the dictates of a new theology for a new and, of course, false (pseudo) religion, conciliarism, that dates back to the proximate origins of this false religion (that was, after all, several centuries in the making) at the "Second" Vatican Council.
A reader who, given the invectives that are thrown out against me by so many brave gossip mongers out in cyberspace who hide behind one false moniker after another as they believe, evidently, that they know the exact circumstances of a person's life so well that there is no need for Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to render a Particular Judgment upon him as their own rash judgments have been received infallibly from the hand of God Himself, desires to remain anonymous kindly transcribed the following passage from a book written by a sedeplenist priest about the extent to which the "Second" Vatican Council altered the Catholic Church's teaching on Our Lady, making not one reference at all to her Most Holy Rosary:
The views and ecumenical plans of Our Lord for our century, clearly revealed at Fatima, do not agree at all with the ecumenism of Vatican II. The revelations at Fatima teach us that God wants first to save and convert Orthodox Russia through the double mediation of His Most Holy Mother and of the hierarchy of His unique and true Church. When the Pope and bishops accomplish the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the church will demonstrate her communion in faith with the orthodox, since in the East the dogma of the Mediation of the Queen of Heaven is very much rooted in tradition,
Now, according to the promises of Heaven, it is through that act of faith in Mary, the Mediatrix, it is through that appeal or the Catholic hierarchy to the all-powerful Mediation of the Immaculate Virgin which will have obtained the grace of conversion of the Russian Orthodox people, that is their return en masse to the unique cradle of Christ, an event truly unheard of, incomparable miracle which will provoke the wonder of all the schismatics and heretics of the whole world and soon their conversion.
At the Council, while extolling Congarian ecumenism, the Church has undertaken another road. Vatican II has neither hoped for nor even conceived of the return of the lost souls to the bosom of the unique Church of Christ, but it has recommended seeking Christian unity in an egalitarian reconciliation with the schismatic and heretical sects. To make peace with the opponent, to lead a dialogue filled with esteem at first with the leaders of heretical and Protestant communities, renouncing everything which could create obstacles and mutual understanding, was supposed to lead the Council Fathers to joyfully sacrifice the Catholic faith. Did not Paul VI him self say: “We do not wish to make our faith a reason for controversy with our separated brothers”? (Speech, Sept. 29, 1963)
The dogmatic surrender of the Council and its outrages to the Immaculate Mediatrix were the fruits of that fatal ecumenism. It is then not surprising that the only Bishop, as far as we know, who demanded the Consecration of Russia in the Council aula, Bishop Mingo of Monreale in Sicily, alto fought for the definition of the dogma of Mary Mediatrix, and against Congarian ecumenism. (see Acts of Vatican II)
THE PUBLIC VENERATION OF OUR LADY FORLORN AND LESSENED
Several Bishops wee alarmed at seeing the Council totally neglect devotion ot Our Lady. “We know from an authorized source, Father Luis Cerdeira, O.P., writes that during the drafting of the paragraph number 67 of Lumen Gentium, some experts and some Council Fathers insisted that they invoke “ex professo” devotion to the Rosary by one of these expressions or their equivalent: ‘Utpote Rosarium,’ ‘verbi Gratia Rosarium.’”
In fact, in the course of the second session, Bishop Rendeiro expressed “the desire that the Holy Council condescend to clarify the intelligence of the Church, exalting and recommending to priests and the faithful that form of devotion which is expressed by the Marian Rosary”. For “we hear in the choir of theologians and liturgists, he noted in his written observation, some discordant voices. There are to be found one or the other who, giving in to the excess of a kind of ‘hyperliturgyism’, affirm that it is necessary to put aside public prayer, especially the recitation of the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and that truly liturgical devotion suffices.”
During the third session, in the name of 113 Bishops, Cardinal Cerejeira requested in writing the following amendment: “That to the words ‘practices and exercises of piety’ (from paragraph number 67 of Lumen Gentium) be added: ‘among which the Rosary is conspicuous’, in such a way that it should read: ‘practices and exercises of piety, among which the Rosary is conspicuous’.”
In support of his request, Cardinal Cerejeira advanced five reasons at the same time theological and pastoral. It is noteworthy, nevertheless, and how much to be regretted(!) that neither Bishop Rendeiro, the Portuguese Bishop of Faro, nor the Patriarch of Lisbon referred to the Revelations of Fatima to justify their petition. Finally the commission which prepared the chapter on the Blessed Virgin Mary judged that “the Council should not designate any devotion in particular”. The result is that in the Acts of Vatican II the Rosary is not mentioned.
As far as we know, in the course of the sessions of Vatican II, not a Bishop, not even a Portuguese prelate, rose once in the Council aula to entreat the Fathers to embrace and recommend the reparatory devotion to the Immaculate Heart, in conformity with the Divine Wishes. It is bewildering to declare that no prelate dared to break the apparent and deadly unanimity of Vatican II. All the Bishops finally adhered to its minimized doctrine on the Most Blessed Virgin. When on November 18, 1964, the definitive text concerning the Blessed Virgin Mary allegedly revised in the light of the votes juxta modum, was submitted to the vote, only twenty-three Fathers voted against it.
And none oft hose opponents created a stir. Yet, according to the message of Fatima, there is hardly a more unpardonable crime for our Savior than to scorn His Holy Mother and to outrage Her Immaculate Heart, which is the sanctuary of the Holy Ghost. In her interview with Father Fuentes, Sister Lucy herself presented that sin as “blasphemy against the Holy Ghost which will never be forgiven, neither in this world nor in the next.”(Mt. 12:31-32). That cowardice of all the hierarchy of the Church should not be without a bearing on the chastisement announced in the third part of the Secret.
The liturgical reform which followed the Council lessened the cult of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The motu proprio of February 19, 1969, suppressed from the Roman Missal numerous feasts such as the Holy Name of Mary, Our Lady of Mercy, and the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Visitation has been put on May 31, in place of the Queenship of Mary, while the Feast of “Mary Mediatrix of All Graces”, celebrated previously that same day, has disappeared definitely from the Roman Missal.
Pius XII had partially answered the request of Sister Lucy in extending the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to the whole world, under the rite of second class. The New Ordo only makes a simple commemoration which is optional the Saturday after the second Sunday after Pentecost. This feast is then without a proper Mass and Office, and it passes after the ferial, after ordinary feasts of the Saints and obligatory commemorations. That optional commemoration will therefore be omitted as soon as there is another commemoration in concurrence. Father Alonso writes, “Sister Lucy has undoubtedly suffered a great deal intimately from the new liturgy reform. They have not respected a venerable tradition which had established itself gradually throughout the centuries around the specific liturgical significance of the feast of the Heart of Mary. Neither have they respected nor followed an inspiration from Heaven which manifested itself with all the guarantees of the Church, in knowing that devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a necessity for the Church of our time. That Heart presents itself with all its value of eschatological hope, and at least in the new liturgy reform, that hope has been hidden.” (Frère François de Marie des Anges Fatima: Intimate Joy, World Event, Tragedy and Triumph, Book Four, Immaculate Heart Publications, 1994, English translation edition, pp. 107-111.)
Obviously, Father Francois de Marie des Anges did not understand that the Catholic Church cannot be responsible for denigrating the Blessed Virgin Mary in any way. He did, however, provide a very good account of the extent to which true bishops refused to defend the honor of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary and the devotion to her Immaculate Heart, which she herself said that her Divine Son wanted to be promoted as one of the two last remedies to save souls from the fires of Hell in these last days. Every bishop who knew that what was happening at the "Second" Vatican Council was offensive to God and His Most Blessed Mother but who refused to speak out in their defense is guilty, objectively speaking, of helping to bring about the following that has devastated souls and helped to contribute to the worsening of the state of the world-at-large as a result:
- New Theology
- New Mass
- New Rosary
- New Catechism
- New Raccolta
- New Code of Canon Law
- New Roman Missal
- New G.I.R.M.
- New Ecclesiology
- New Sacraments
- New Canonization Process
- New Scriptural Interpretations
- New One World Church
- New Religion
- New World Order
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has been in the vanguard of creating and propagating this new religion, starting with his efforts to deconstruct the nature of dogmatic truth, which are nothing other than blasphemous attacks on the very nature of God and His Revelation and the infallible guidance that He has provided the Church's true popes and her dogmatic councils. Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has rejected what he calls disparagingly the "ecumenism of the return." He extols the "virtues" of religious liberty and separation of Church and State as he explains how the tenets of false religions can be used by their adherents to help to build the "better" world. (See
Ratzinger's War Against Catholicism). And he, along with others in the conciliar Vatican, is in the vanguard of cooperating with the statist, pro-abort Barack Hussein Obama in building the one world political order. (See
Kindred Spirits of the New World Order; see also
Urbanely Accepting Evil, Respect Those Who Break the First Commandment? Respect Those Who Break the Fifth Commandment, L'Osservatore Del Naturalista, A "Blessing" on a Murderer and His Work,
Give Me Two Bayers, Please, and
Two More Bayers, Please).
It is essential for the conciliar revolutionaries to dispense with Our Lady's Fatima Message in order for them to propagate their revolution against the Faith, which includes "reimaging" the lives and the work of the saints to make them "witnesses" in behalf of conciliarism, and to work "collaboratively" with those of other religions or of no religious beliefs at all in building the new world order that has been desired for so long by the forces of Judeo-Masonry. Although there are "conservatives" in the conciliar structures who do not want to believe the plain evidence that is before their eyes concerning Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's support for the globalism of the likes of Barack Hussein Obama, the evidence is so compelling that even some secular commentators are beginning to take note:
Some pro-life Catholics are acting shocked that the Vatican warmly greeted the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama, who is pro-abortion. They don't seem to understand that the Vatican and Obama agree on most major international issues. This is the untold story-how Obama and the Vatican accept major ingredients of what has been called a New World Order.
Another untold story is how, despite a disagreement over abortion, the U.S. Catholic Bishops and the Obama Administration agree on major aspects of so-called health care reform.
These topics are mostly taboo in the liberal and conservative media. Liberal and conservative Catholics alike would prefer not to discuss how the Catholic Church, here and abroad, functions like a liberal/left-wing political lobby.
But the facts should not be much of a surprise. A majority of Catholics voted for Obama, despite the fact that his pro-abortion record was well known, and when he was honored at Notre Dame, the premier Catholic University in the U.S., only about one-third of U.S. Catholic Bishops publicly objected.
The Nobel Committee's award to Obama has been viewed by many, on the left and right, as a surprise. But it makes perfect sense. The committee noted that Obama "has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play." All of this is true. Obama has built up the power of global institutions at the expense of the United States.
While the Vatican statement congratulating Obama was also seen by some as a surprise, it too makes sense. The Vatican expressed the hope that "this most important recognition will ultimately encourage such a difficult but fundamental commitment for the future of humanity, so that it might bring the expected results."
The "expected results" are evident when one considers that Pope Benedict, the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, had endorsed a "World Political Authority," a form of world government, in his recent encyclical "Caritas in Veritate." This world political authority, in the Vatican view, is supposed to "manage the economy," bring about "timely disarmament," and ensure "food, security and peace."
However, researcher Carl Teichrib points out in a new study (PDF) that some Catholic writers are reluctant to face up to the Vatican's embrace of global government.
On domestic matters, it is frequently reported that the Roman Catholic Bishops in the U.S. oppose the Obama health care plan. In fact, the bishops believe that "health care is a basic human right," which is the premise of the Obama plan and it is driving the campaign to have the federal government take over the health care sector. (Vatican Backs Obama’s Global Agenda)
Readers of this site will not be "shocked" at the news contained in the Accuracy in Media report just quoted or in the study by a Carl Teichrib cited therein. Readers of this site know that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI rejects the necessity of converting men and their nations to the Catholic Church, outside of which there can be no salvation and without which there can be no true social order. Ratzinger's rejection of the Social Reign of Christ the King was made very clear to the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in a meeting the two had with each other on July 14, 1987:
Under pressure, Rome gave in. On July 14, Cardinal Ratzinger received Archbishop Lefebvre at the Holy Office. At first the Cardinal persisted in arguing that "the State is competent in religious matters."
"But the State must have an ultimate and eternal end," replied the Archbishop.
"Your Grace, that is the case for the Church, not the State. By itself the State does not know."
Archbishop Lefebvre was distraught: a Cardinal and Prefect of the Holy Office wanted to show him that the State can have no religion and cannot prevent the spread of error. However, before talking about concessions, the Cardinal made a threat: the consequence of an illicit episcopal consecration would be "schism and excommunication."
"Schism?" retorted the Archbishop. "If there is a schism, it is because of what the Vatican did at Assisi and how you replied to our Dubiae: the Church is breaking with the traditional Magisterium. But the Church against her past and her Tradition is not the Catholic Church; this is why being excommunicated by a liberal, ecumenical, and revolutionary Church is a matter of indifference to us."
As this tirade ended, Joseph Ratzinger gave in: "Let us find a practical solution. Make a moderate declaration on the Council and the new missal a bit like the one that Jean Guitton has suggested to you. Then, we would give you a bishop for ordinations, we could work out an arrangement with the diocesan bishops, and you could continue as you are doing. As for a Cardinal Protector, and make your suggestions."
How did Marcel Lefebvre not jump for joy? Rome was giving in! But his penetrating faith went to the very heart of the Cardinal's rejection of doctrine. He said to himself: "So, must Jesus no longer reign? Is Jesus no longer God? Rome has lost the Faith. Rome is in apostasy. We can no longer trust this lot!" To the Cardinal, he said:
"Eminence, even if you give us everything--a bishop, some autonomy from the bishops, the 1962 liturgy, allow us to continue our seminaries--we cannot work together because we are going in different directions. You are working to dechristianize society and the Church, and we are working to Christianize them.
"For us, our Lord Jesus Christ is everything. He is our life. The Church is our Lord Jesus Christ; the priest is another Christ; the Mass is the triumph of Jesus Christ on the cross; in our seminaries everything tends towards the reign of our Lord Jesus Christ. But you! You are doing the opposite: you have just wanted to prove to me that our Lord Jesus Christ cannot, and must not, reign over society.
Recounting this incident, the Archbishop described the Cardinal's attitude" "Motionless, he looked at me, his eyes expressionless, as if I had just suggested something incomprehensible or unheard of." Then Ratzinger tried to argue that "the Church can still say whatever she wants to the State," while Lefebvre, the intuitive master of Catholic metaphysics, did not lose sight of the true end of human societies: the Reign of Christ." Fr. de Tinguy hit the nail on the head when he said of Marcel Lefebvre: "His faith defies those who love theological quibbles." (His Excellency Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, The Biography of Marcel Lefebvre, Kansas City, Missouri: Angelus Press, 2004, pp. 547-548.)
Pope Pius XI made it clear in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922, that one no one is free to reject the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church as it is immutable, condemning as moral, legal and, social modernists those who do indeed reject this teaching:
Many believe in or claim that they believe in and hold fast to Catholic doctrine on such questions as social authority, the right of owning private property, on the relations between capital and labor, on the rights of the laboring man, on the relations between Church and State, religion and country, on the relations between the different social classes, on international relations, on the rights of the Holy See and the prerogatives of the Roman Pontiff and the Episcopate, on the social rights of Jesus Christ, Who is the Creator, Redeemer, and Lord not only of individuals but of nations. In spite of these protestations, they speak, write, and, what is more, act as if it were not necessary any longer to follow, or that they did not remain still in full force, the teachings and solemn pronouncements which may be found in so many documents of the Holy See, and particularly in those written by Leo XIII, Pius X, and Benedict XV.
There is a species of moral, legal, and social modernism which We condemn, no less decidedly than We condemn theological modernism.
It is necessary ever to keep in mind these teachings and pronouncements which We have made; it is no less necessary to reawaken that spirit of faith, of supernatural love, and of Christian discipline which alone can bring to these principles correct understanding, and can lead to their observance. This is particularly important in the case of youth, and especially those who aspire to the priesthood, so that in the almost universal confusion in which we live they at least, as the Apostle writes, will not be "tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the wickedness of men, by cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive." (Ephesians iv, 14)
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's plain rejection of the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church on the Social Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the necessity of praying and working for the restoration of the confessionally Catholic civil state, called the "Catholic City" by Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910, was one of the principal factors that prompted me to take another look at the claims of sedevacantism in the latter part of 2005 and the beginning of 2006. Ratzinger/Benedict does what no Catholic is "free" to do, that is, to reject the Social Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, thereby showing himself to be, despite his protestations to the contrary, a spear-carrier for naturalism itself and its New World Order. This is in direct contradiction to the truths of the Catholic Faith and serves as a direct means to worsen the state of souls and the world.
The late Louis-Edouard-François-Desiré Cardinal Pie, as can be see in this passage from Selected Writings of Cardinal Pie of Poitiers (which is available from Mr. Hugh Akin's Catholic Action Resource Center), explained in the most basic terms the simple truth that Ratzinger/Benedict rejects so boldly:
"If Jesus Christ," proclaims Msgr. Pie in a magnificent pastoral instruction, "if Jesus Christ Who is our light whereby we are drawn out of the seat of darkness and from the shadow of death, and Who has given to the world the treasure of truth and grace, if He has not enriched the world, I mean to say the social and political world itself, from the great evils which prevail in the heart of paganism, then it is to say that the work of Jesus Christ is not a divine work. Even more so: if the Gospel which would save men is incapable of procuring the actual progress of peoples, if the revealed light which is profitable to individuals is detrimental to society at large, if the scepter of Christ, sweet and beneficial to souls, and perhaps to families, is harmful and unacceptable for cities and empires; in other words, if Jesus Christ to whom the Prophets had promised and to Whom His Father had given the nations as a heritage, is not able to exercise His authority over them for it would be to their detriment and temporal disadvantage, it would have to be concluded that Jesus Christ is not God". . . .
"To say Jesus Christ is the God of individuals and of families, but not the God of peoples and of societies, is to say that He is not God. To say that Christianity is the law of individual man and is not the law of collective man, is to say that Christianity is not divine. To say that the Church is the judge of private morality, but has nothing to do with public and political morality, is to say that the Church is not divine."
In fine, Cardinal Pie insists:
"Christianity would not be divine if it were to have existence within individuals but not with regard to societies."
Fr. de St. Just asks, in conclusion:
"Could it be proven in clearer terms that social atheism conduces to individualistic atheism?"
Ratzinger/Benedict is both a progenitor and an apologist for conciliarism's apostate view of Church-State relations. He is also a progenitor and and an apologist for conciliarism's embrace of various Judeo-Masonic organizations, such as the United Nations Organization, as the means of providing "peace" and contributing to the "welfare" of men in the world as those organizations violate the precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, including those precepts of the Natural Law that concern the inherent right of parents to supervise the education of their children and the inherent sovereignty of kingdoms or what we call today nation-states. And this is why there must be a "new Fatima" for a new religion, the religion of the new world order of Judeo-Masonry.
Barack Hussein Obama fits into this new world order quite nicely, which is why the conciliar officials have been praising his being awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Peace (see Francis "Cardinal" George's elegy of praise for the pro-abortion Obama,
http://www.lifesitenews.com.) Our Lady's true Fatima Message is just not a good fit for the conciliar world view of global governance.
Alas, Our Lady has been steadfast in seeking the conversion of heretics and apostates and infidels to the true Church.
Our Lady sought the conversion of the Albigensians to the true Faith when she gave Saint Dominic de Guzman, the founder of the Order of Preaches, her Most Holy Rosary.
Our Lady sought the conversion of millions upon millions of indigenous Americans to the true Faith when she appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
Our Lady sought the conversion of a French Catholic apostate, who had gone over to the evil that is Calvinism, in Plantee, France, in 1656 (see
If You Do Not Return to the True Faith, You Will Be Cast Into Hell!).
Our Lady sought the conversion of the Catholic-hating Jew named Alphonse Ratisbonne in the Church of San Andrea delle Fratte in Rome, Italy, on January 20, 1842.
Our Lady and false ecumenism are mutually incompatible. Our Lady is also incompatible with any "world order" that excludes the Social Reign of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Father Maximilian Kolbe, the Conventual Franciscan who founded the Knights of the Immaculate and who was the militant foe of all forms of naturalism, understood in the 1920s and the 1930s that there was no greater enemy of the Immaculata than "today's ecumenism:"
"Only until all schismatics and Protestants profess the Catholic Creed with conviction, when all Jews voluntarily ask for Holy Baptism – only then will the Immaculata have reached its goals.”
“In other words” Saint Maximilian insisted, “there is no greater enemy of the Immaculata and her Knighthood than today’s ecumenism, which every Knight must not only fight against, but also neutralize through diametrically opposed action and ultimately destroy. We must realize the goal of the Militia Immaculata as quickly as possible: that is, to conquer the whole world, and every individual soul which exists today or will exist until the end of the world, for the Immaculata, and through her for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.” (Father Karl Stehlin, Immaculata, Our Ideal, Kansas City, Missouri, Angelus Press, 2007, p. 37.)
We must persevere in our steadfast rejection of everything to do with the false church of conciliarism, whose lords seek to lull traditionally-minded Catholics to sleep in any number of ways, contenting them with a modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition offered mostly by non-priests in Novus Ordo temples in order that these Catholics will refuse to rise to the defense of the honor and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity and the Holy Faith as they are attacked unremittingly by the merchants of the new world order in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, starting with a man who himself rarely mentions Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI.
Our Lady offered the following words to the Venerable Mary of Agreda that can serve as consolation to us when we are attacked for refusing to have anything to do with the apostates of conciliarism who make a mockery of the Faith and who do such damage to the souls that have been redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of her Divine Son's Most Precious Blood:
My daughter, in the constancy and invincible fortitude with which I vanquished the demons, thou hast one of the most urgent motives for persevering in grace and acquiring great crowns. The human nature and that of the angels (even though they be devils) are subject to contrary and opposite conditions; for the spiritual nature is indefatigable, and that of mortals weak and so prone to fatigue, that it soon tires and succumbs in labor. As soon as it finds any difficulty in the practice of virtue it is discouraged and turns back; what it presumes with pleasure on one day, it contemns the next; what seemed agreeable today, it finds hard tomorrow; not it wishes, then again it does not wish; sometimes it is fervent, sometimes lukewarm. But the demon is never fatigued or weakened in his efforts at tempting souls. The Almighty, however, is not wanting in his providence; for He limits and restrains the power of the demons, so that they cannot pass the measure set for them, nor exert all their indefatigable powers for the persecution of souls. On the other hand He supports the weakness of men, giving them grace and strength to resist and overcome their enemies on the prescribed battleground.
Hence the inconstancy of souls in virtuously maintaining their position during temptation and in not bearing with fortitude and patience the inconveniences of doing good and fighting against the demons, s not excusable. The bent of passion, drawing man toward the sensible and the pleasurable, suddenly presents itself across the path of duty and the demons, with diabolical astuteness, seek to exaggerate the hardship and disagreeableness of mortification, representing it as dangerous to health and life. Thus he deludes innumerable souls to precipitate themselves from one abyss to another. In this thou hast before thy eyes, my daughter, a very common aberration of the worldly-minded, but which is very abominable in the sight of the Lord and myself. Hence it is, that many men are weak, wavering and indisposed toward the practice of virtue or penitential mortification for their sins. And the very ones who are so weak in doing good, are strong in doing evil. In the service of the devil they are constant and are ready to undergo much more difficult and arduous tasks in sinning, than the law of God commands for the practice of virtue. They show themselves tardy and imbecile in the work of saving their souls, eager and strong to load upon themselves eternal damnation.
This damage also those who profess a life of perfection are wont in part to incur, if they unduly consider the hardships attached to such a life. Drawn into this deception, they either hinder their advance in perfection or afford the devil many victories in temptation. In order that thou, my daughter, mayest not incur this danger, thou shouldst consider the fortitude and constancy with which I resisted Luther and all hell, and the magnanimity with which I despised his illusions and temptations, not permitting myself to be disturbed, or to pay any attention to them; for this is the best way to overcome haughty pride. Nor was I ever led by any temptation to remissness in my labors or my exercises; but I augmented them, together with my prayers, petitions and tears, as is necessary in the time of battle with those enemies. Hence I exhort thee to do the same in eager watchfulness; because they temptations are not of the ordinary kind but are directed against thee in highest malice and astuteness. Of this I have warned thee many times and this experience teaches thee.
Since thou hast noticed the great terror caused to the demons at perceiving the sacramental Lord resting in my bosom, I wish to call they attention to two things. First, that for the overthrow of hell and for causing fear in the demons, all the holy Sacraments of the Church are most powerful means; but above all the holy sacrament of the Eucharist. This was one of the hidden purposes of the Lord my Son, in the institution of this sovereign mystery and of the other Sacraments. If in our time men do not ordinarily feel these powerful effects, it is because in the frequency of the reception of the Sacraments much of the veneration and estimation in receiving them has been lost. But do not doubt, that souls who frequent them with devotion and piety, are formidable to the demons and that they exercise great power and dominion over them in the same as thou hast seen and described it of me. The explanation of this fact is: that the divine fire, in the pure souls, finds itself as it were in its own element. In me it was active to the limit of possibility in a mere creature, and therefore I inspired such terror to the demons. (Venerable Mary of Agreda, A Popular Abridgement of the Mystical City of God, pp. 724-726.)
We must remain steadfast in our own efforts against sin in our lives, forgiving others as we are forgiven in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, being earnest about making reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of Our Lord through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, considering it our privilege to be insulted and calumniated and subjected to detraction from others prior to the just Judgment of God that will be rendered on our souls at the moment of our deaths and that will be revealed for one and all to see on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the Living and the Dead. Yes, we who caused Our Lord to suffer unspeakable horrors in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and who wound His Mystical Body today, we who have thrust those Seven Swords of Sorrow through His Most Blessed Mother's Immaculate Heart, we--each of us--must be willing to suffer and to suffer well everything that happens to us as the means to glorify God and to make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world as the slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
We are dealing with forces at present that are preternatural. We are not going to "will" ourselves out of the apostasies of the moment. While a given article here and there might help one or two souls now and again, we have to recognize that any and all efforts, whether spoken or written, to combat the apostasies of the day, will come to nothing if they are not undergirded by the rock solid foundation of assisting at the daily offering of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition, offered by priests who make no concessions to conciliarism or to its false shepherds, profound Eucharistic piety, and deep, tender devotion to the Mother of God by means of Total Consecration to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart and by the reverent praying of as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit. .
Our efforts to form our own families so as to keep them unspotted by the world and unspotted by the apostasies of conciliarism will come to nothing if we fail to remember the promises of Sacred Heart of Jesus revealed to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque and thus fail to keep the Nine First Fridays.
Our efforts to seek the restoration of the Social Reign of Christ the King are fruitless if we do not keep the Five First Saturdays, spending at least fifteen minutes in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament as we truly meditate upon the mysteries contained in Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary.
Our efforts to convince others that the "modern church" is not the Catholic Church will be less effective if we do not accuse ourselves on a regular (weekly) basis in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, resolving after we have received Absolution from an alter Christus acting in persona Christi to live more penitentially, giving all of our sufferings and those of the Church Militant on earth to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
We must, however, be people,unlike many of the conciliar revolutionaries, who are on fire for our love of the Rosary, which Our Lady stressed in Fatima is a principal means after Holy Mass itself to save our own souls and to help to convert other poor sinners and thus to save them from the fires of Hell that she had shown to Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia on July 13, 1917. Our Lady told Francisco that he would have to pray many Rosaries to get to Heaven. Francisco Marto, mind you! And we must convince more and more of our friends and acquaintances to pray the Rosary. Our Lady wants this. So does her Divine Son.
Consider these words of Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort, contained in The Secret of the Rosary:
Later on, when these trials were over, thanks to the mercy of God, our Lady told Blessed Alan[de la Roche] to revive the former Confraternity of the Holy Rosary. Blessed Alan was one of the Dominican Fathers at the monastery at Dinan, in Brittany. He was an eminent theologian and a famous preacher. Our Lady chose him because, since the Confraternity had originally been started in that province, it was fitting that a Dominican from the same province should have the honour of re-establishing it.
Blessed Alan began this great work in 1460, after a special warning from our Lord. This is how he received that urgent message, as he himself tells it:
One day when he was offering Mass, our Lord, who wished to spur him on to preach the holy Rosary, spoke to him in the Sacred Host. "How can you crucify me again so soon?" Jesus said. "What did you say, Lord?" asked Blessed Alan, horrified. "You crucified me once before by your sins," answered Jesus, "and I would willingly be crucified again rather than have my Father offended by the sins you used to commit. You are crucifying me again now because you have all the learning and understanding that you need to preach my Mother's Rosary, and you are not doing it. If you only did that, you could teach many souls the right path and lead them away from sin. But you are not doing it, and so you yourself are guilty of the sins that they commit."
This terrible reproach made Blessed Alan solemnly resolve to preach the Rosary unceasingly.
Our Lady also said to him one day to inspire him to preach the Rosary more and more, "You were a great sinner in your youth, but I obtained the grace of your conversion from my Son. Had such a thing been possible, I would have liked to have gone through all kinds of suffering to save you, because converted sinners are a glory to me. And I would have done that also to make you worthy of preaching my Rosary far and wide."
Saint Dominic appeared to Blessed Alan as well and told him of the great results of his ministry: he had preached the Rosary unceasingly, his sermons had borne great fruit and many people had been converted during his missions.
He said to Blessed Alan, "See what wonderful results I have had through preaching the Rosary. You and all who love our Lady ought to do the same so that, by means of this holy practice of the Rosary, you may draw all people to the real science of the virtues."
Briefly, then, this is the history of how Saint Dominic established the holy Rosary and of how Blessed Alan de la Roche restored it.
From the time Saint Dominic established the devotion to the holy Rosary up to the time when Blessed Alan de la Roche reestablished it in 1460, it has always been called the Psalter of Jesus and Mary. This is because it has the same number of Hail Marys as there are psalms in the Book of the Psalms of David. Since simple and uneducated people are not able to say the Psalms of David, the Rosary is held to be just as fruitful for them as David's Psalter is for others.
Ever since Blessed Alan de la Roche re-established this devotion, the voice of the people, which is the voice of God, gave it the name of the Rosary, which means "crown of roses." That is to say that every time people say the Rosary devoutly they place on the heads of Jesus and Mary 153 white roses and sixteen red roses. Being heavenly flowers, these roses will never fade or lose their beauty.
Our Lady has approved and confirmed this name of the Rosary; she has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary they are giving her a beautiful rose, and that each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses.
So the complete Rosary is a large crown of roses and each chaplet of five decades is a little wreath of flowers or a little crown of heavenly roses which we place on the heads of Jesus and Mary. The rose is the queen of flowers, and so the Rosary is the rose of devotions and the most important one.
The Secret of the Rosary
You see, the practice of praying the Rosary was lost between the time of the Fourteenth and the Fifteenth Centuries. Our Lady gave the Rosary to Saint Dominic, who used it to crush the Albigenses heresy. She told Father Alan de la Roche to re-establish the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary in the year 1460, just 101 years before the Battle of Lepanto. We are in a figurative Battle of Lepanto at present, dealing with preternatural forces that appear to vastly outnumber those who have chosen, despite their own sins and failings, to remain faithful to the authentic patrimony of the Catholic Church and have rejected such abominations as the Novus Ordo Missae and the "luminous mysteries" (how do the 150 Psalms fit into the the number 200?) and the new ecclesiology and ecumenism and religious liberty and separation of Church and State. We are hated by our own former friends and colleagues and by many of members of our own families. None of this matters if we care to unite ourselves to the Mercies of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary, giving each Rosary we pray to the Sacred Heart through the Immaculate Heart of Mary as her consecrated slaves.
We need only be faithful to the practice of the daily praying of the Most Holy Rosary. Our Lady will bring about results that we may not see until eternity, please God we persist until our dying breaths in states of Sanctifying Grace. Everyone--and I mean everyone--has time to pray at least one set of the mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary each and every day without fail. Make no mistake about and, as our dear Lucy Mary Therese Norma is wont to say, "mark hard hard it your memory:" It is the devil who wants you to make a million excuses as to why you can't find time to pray the Rosary on a daily basis, no less to speak about with love publicly and to invite all others to join you in its prayer recitation.
Although we should note with sadness the ceaseless (and ceaselessly clumsy and transparent) efforts of the conciliar revolutionaries to deconstruct Our Lady's Fatima Message and to defend the new world order, we must never be discouraged or disconsolate. Never. We are Catholics, not brooding or sappy sentimentalists. The final victory belongs to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We can plant the seeds for this victory by our daily fidelity to Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary.
What better time to be devoted anew to the true Fatima Message of the true religion than this month of October, the month of the Holy Rosary and of the Holy Angels?
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and the hour of our death. Amen.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.