Accustomed to Apostasy
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Revolutions are meant by the devil to turn the world upside down.
The Protestant Revolt, for example, so accustomed those who apostatized to its heresies (the rejection of the truths that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ founded a visible, hierarchical society headed on earth by Saint Peter and his true successors, the belief that one is "saved" when making a "profession of faith" in the Holy Name of Jesus and the subsequent rejection of the Sacrament of Confession and of the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, the denial of the Mass as the unbloody perpetuation of the Sacrifice of Calvary, the Calvinist heresy that human souls are predestined to Heaven or to Hell by an arbitrary God Who denies free will to His rational creatures) and novelties (new "liturgical rites," the abolition of the altar in favor a table for a "supper," new prayers, the revival of the iconoclasm that was fought by Saint John Damascene, hatred of devotion to the Mother of God and the saints) that those who remained faithful to the Catholic Faith as it had been handed down to them over the centuries without an iota of change were viewed as "crazy" or "schismatic" or "disloyal" or even "unpatriotic."
Here is the account in Father Harold Gardiner's book of how Blessed Edmund Campion was paraded through the streets of London following his return to that city after his capture on July 14, 1581, just forty-seven years after King Henry VIII had himself declared Supreme Head of the Church in England and just twenty-three years after Henry's daughter by Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth I, restored England to Protestant after the five-year reign of her half-sister Queen Mary, the daughter of Henry's true wife, Queen Catherine of Aragon:
When they started their journey through the city--they were paraded from end to end of it--the crowds laughed, and many hissed and booed the prisoners. They rode with their elbows tied behind them, their hands lashed together in front, and their feet secured underneath their horses' bellies. Father Campion was singled out for further ridicule by having a paper pinned to his hat, which read: "Campion the Seditious Jesuit."
As the parade passed a section of London called Cheapside, they trooped before a cross standing in the market place. It had been battered and defaced in the religious troubles, but it was still a cross. Father Campion raised his eyes to it, bowed his head as far as he could and tried to make the sign of the cross on himself with his fettered hands.
Some of the crowd pressing close to see the famous captive booed and jeered.
"The Papist sign won't save you from the cross that waits you on Tyburn, you traitor."
"He'll bow to the stone of the cross, but he won't bend his stiff neck to the Queen."
"Haw, haw, but soon he won't have a head on top of his neck to bow with at all."
Such were some of the hoots and catcalls, but some of the people looked with respect and sympathy, not to mention shame. Was this England, that an accused man could be treated as though he had already been tried and found guilty? Did he have the ghost of a chance to get a fair trial? What would happen to the country if things like this went on? Could England ever again be thought of as part of Christendom if priests and good Catholics were persecuted and put to death just because they were priests and good Catholics?
These thoughts were in many minds, but they remained locked up there because it would have been dangerous to express them. But Father Campion would express them very soon and in a way that gave, even when he was in his last hours, new heart and courage to those he had come to serve.
Yes, England could still be thought of as part of Christendom, so long as other Campions would follow to carry on his work. And they did follow. From Campion's day to this, priests have continued to preach Christ and His Church and lay people have continued to follow. Persecutions and martyrdoms would continue for more than a hundred years, but peace would finally come to the Church in England, and with peace, growth and vigor. (Father Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Edmund Campion: Hero of God's Underground, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1957, pp. 132-134.)
Not even a half century had passed from the time of Henry Tudor's break from the Catholic Church. Not even a quarter century had passed from the time that Elizabeth took England out of the Faith for good. Look at the hatred directed at Father Edmund Campion, S.J., for simply adhering to that which every Englishman believed for nearly a thousand years since the time of Saint Augustine of Canterbury--and which many in Britain, including Saint Helena, had embrace as early as the latter part of the Third Century A.D. as a result of the work of Saint Alban, the Proto-Martyr of England. It was during the closing that of his trial that was to conclude with his being sentenced to death by being drawn and quartered that Father Campion himself noted the irony contained in his being condemned for believing what every ancestor of those who had condemned him had believed for nearly a thousand years:
"The only thing I have now to say is, that if m religion makes me a traitor, I am worthy to be condemned. Otherwise I am, and have been, as good a subject as ever the Queen had.
"In condemning me you condemn all your own ancestor--all the ancient priests, bishops and kings--all that was once the glory of England, the island of saints, and the most devoted child of the See of Peter.
"For what I have taught . . . that they did not teach? To be condemned with these lights--not of England only, but of the world--by their degenerate descendants, is both gladness and joy.
"God lives; posterity will live; their judgment is not so liable to corruption as that of those who are now going to sentence me to death." (Father Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Edmund Campion: Hero of God's Underground, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1957, pp. 160-161.)
The exact same phenomenon has occurred as a result of the conciliar revolution. All but a microscopically small number of Catholics attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism have grown to hate most of what is dismissed derisively as the "pre-conciliar church," which was the point of They Like It! eighteen days ago. Those who have no direct memory of the "pre-conciliar church" have been brainwashed by a highly sophisticated campaign of disinformation that helped to create a "false memory" of the past that even wiped out the true memories of those who lived in that "pre-conciliar church" and loved everything about it until they were "taught" that they could not even trust their own memories.
A conciliar presbyter, writing under the pseudonym of "Father X," put it well in the original Latin Mass Magazine around 1994 or so when he wrote an article entitled, "They Have Burned What They Once Adored." Even older priests, some of whom, as it turned out, were steeped in unrepentant sins of perversity, came to hate the Immemorial Mass of Tradition. Even men of my own generation who were raised in the Mass of Tradition and catechized by the Baltimore Catechism came to to be full-throated supporters of conciliarism who "enjoyed" the novelties of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service that is hideous in the sight of God and quite open supporters, if not active participants in, false ecumenism and inter-religious "prayer" services and inter-religious dialogue, coming to love "parish council" meetings and "liturgical committee meetings" and the use of lectors and girl altar boys and extraordinary ministers of what purports to be the Eucharist. A whole new way of parish life, replete with his own sloganistic language ("ministers of greeting," "music ministers," "stewardship ministers," "mission statements," "support communities" for those steeped in unrepentant sins of perversity and for those who are divorced and remarried without even decrees of nullity from conciliar tribunals, etc.), has emerged that is every bit as revolutionary as that which faced Father Edmund Campion, S.J., upon his return to his beloved England in 1580.
It has become impossible for most, although certainly not all, Catholics attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism to recognize even rank immorality when it is staring them in the face, no less to have any flickering remnants of the sensus Catholicus that would permit them to recognize when the honor and majesty and glory of God are being offended by whoever happens to be the currently reigning antipope as he praises the "values" of false religions, each of which is hated by God, and urges Catholics to "respect" those false religions.
Typical of this loss of the sensus Catholicus is the remark made by a thirty-something Novus Ordo Catholic to our friend, Mr. Matthew D. Hardin, who was received into the Catholic Church by His Excellency Bishop Daniel L. Dolan on the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, August 6, 2008, upon learning of Mr. Hardin's conversion to the Faith from Methodism. This is how Mr. Hardin described the encounter in an e-mail to you that I publish with his permission:
Your article [Archbishop Who?] on the "virtues proclaimed by Islam" reminds me of a contact I had a few days ago with a novus ordo Catholic. He said that while Methodists should convert, I had erred in leaving behind the "spiritual riches of Methodism." I'm not sure I understand why the word conversion is even (rarely) used at all anymore, since to do so would imply leaving behind the wonderful virtues of false worship.
The thirty-something Novus Ordoite, a young man who, Mr. Hardin informs me, works in the tourism industry, "believes in everything the pope says." This is certainly what a Catholic should do if the "pope" believes in everything that is taught by the Catholic Church. That the conciliar "popes" do and say things contrary to the Faith, things that millions upon millions of Catholics gave up their lives rather than even to give the appearance of doing or saying, means nothing to those who are steeped in the apostasies and errors and novelties and blasphemies and sacrileges and abominations of conciliarism.
Those who are so steeped in the rot of conciliarism have known nothing else other than what passes for the "norm" in their false church. Much like those devoted to the "truth" of Anglicanism in the Sixteenth Century in just a generation or two or three after King Henry VIII's most bloody and gruesome revolt against the true Church, the Catholic Church, so is it the case today that many Catholics in the conciliar structures who have no memory (or a false memory) of the "pre-conciliar church" have no sense of horror or revulsion when things contrary to the Faith and that violate most flagrantly the First Commandment are said and done by the conciliar "pontiffs" and their "bishops."
Thus it is that most Catholics in the world who are attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism are utterly without outrage for the honor and glory of God when Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI continues to express his "esteem and respect" for false religions such as Mohammedanism and Talmudic Judaism during his current pilgrimage to Jordan and Israel:
The use of scientific knowledge needs the guiding light of ethical wisdom. Such is the wisdom that inspired the Hippocratic Oath, the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Convention and other laudable international codes of conduct. Hence religious and ethical wisdom, by answering questions of meaning and value, play a central role in professional formation. And consequently, those universities where the quest for truth goes hand in hand with the search for what is good and noble, offer an indispensable service to society.
With these thoughts in mind, I encourage in a special way the Christian students of Jordan and the neighboring regions, to dedicate themselves responsibly to a proper professional and moral formation. You are called to be builders of a just and peaceful society composed of peoples of various religious and ethnic backgrounds. These realities – I wish to stress once more – must lead, not to division, but to mutual enrichment. The mission and the vocation of the University of Madaba is precisely to help you participate more fully in this noble task (Blessing of the foundation stone of Madaba University of the Latin Patriarchate May 9, 2009.)
"You are called to be builders of a just and peaceful society composed of peoples of various religious and ethnic backgrounds"? No, this is the purpose of Catholic education, as explicated most clearly by Silvio Cardinal Antoniano in the Sixteenth Century and quoted by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929:
The more closely the temporal power of a nation aligns itself with the spiritual, and the more it fosters and promotes the latter, by so much the more it contributes to the conservation of the commonwealth. For it is the aim of the ecclesiastical authority by the use of spiritual means, to form good Christians in accordance with its own particular end and object; and in doing this it helps at the same time to form good citizens, and prepares them to meet their obligations as members of a civil society. This follows of necessity because in the City of God, the Holy Roman Catholic Church, a good citizen and an upright man are absolutely one and the same thing. How grave therefore is the error of those who separate things so closely united, and who think that they can produce good citizens by ways and methods other than those which make for the formation of good Christians. For, let human prudence say what it likes and reason as it pleases, it is impossible to produce true temporal peace and tranquillity by things repugnant or opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity.
Is Mohammedanism of its evil nature repugnant or opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity? If it is, as we know to be the case, then how can Catholics be taught by a putative "pope" to build a "just" and "peaceful" society when true justice and authentic peace depend upon an adherence to everything contained in the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication and when it is impossible for men to pursue justice with others when their souls are not in states of Sanctifying Grace? Are the words of Our Lord Himself ("Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law," Mt. 10: 34-35) to be discarded in order not to "divide" by appearing to offend the adherents of the demonic cult known as Mohammedanism? Can Catholics be "enriched" by the beliefs of a false religion?
Only one possessed, wittingly or unwittingly of a Judeo-Masonic spirit makes reference to the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and the "Geneva Convention" as the products of a religiously indifferentist "ethical wisdom." The Incarnation has occurred. Our Lord has died on the wood of the Holy Cross to redeem us from our sins. He has Risen bodily from the dead. He has established His true Church upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, to be the true governor of all men and their nations in all that pertains to the greater honor and glory of God and the sanctification and salvation of human souls. It is Catholicism that is the only foundation of personal and social order, nothing else.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI does not believe this. He believes that a generic sense of "religion" is "good enough" to "build bonds" of "justice" and "peace." He believes in absolute insanity that flies in the face of any elementary understanding of the Catholic Faith and has been condemned repeatedly and most solemnly by the teaching authority of the Catholic Church. And he is shameless about promoting his insane apostasy that so offends the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity, doing so in a meeting yesterday, Saturday 9, 2009, with Muslim religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps and Rectors of universities in Jordan in front of the mosque al-Hussein bin Talal in Amman):
Places of worship, like this splendid Al-Hussein Bin Talal mosque named after the revered late King, stand out like jewels across the earth’s surface. From the ancient to the modern, the magnificent to the humble, they all point to the divine, to the Transcendent One, to the Almighty. And through the centuries these sanctuaries have drawn men and women into their sacred space to pause, to pray, to acknowledge the presence of the Almighty, and to recognize that we are all his creatures.
Who is "worshiped" in the "splendid Al-Hussein Bin Talal mosque"? The devil, that's who. The Al-Hussein Bin Talal mosque" stands out like a "jewel" "across the earth's surface"? If Joseph Ratzinger had never said or done anything contrary to the Catholic Faith in his life at any point prior to this, which we know, of course, is not the case (see
Ratzinger's War Against Catholicism), this act of apostasy alone would be enough to cause him to fall from the Faith. Joseph Ratzinger is an apostate. He is possessed of evil as it is only the devil who wants Catholics and non-Catholics alike to believe that a mosque, which is a den of diabolical iniquity, is a true place of "worship" that stands out like a "jewel" "across the earth's surface.
I defy any priest or presbyter or conciliar apologist in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism to defend these words of apostasy. Oh, yes, some will try, showing themselves to love their status and their donations and their "good standing" in the conciliar structures more than they desire to defend with all of their might--and regardless of the consequences--the honor and glory and majesty of God in the face of this blasphemous utterance by a truly despicable theological revolutionary who has made warfare upon the very nature of God Himself throughout his priesthood by perverting and distorting and misrepresenting the nature of dogmatic truth.
Where is the outrage for the greater honor and glory of God, my friends? How can any conciliar presbyter who understands the Catholic Faith continue to the mention the name of this arch-heretic and blasphemer who calls refers to the Al-Hussein Bin Talal mosque as a "splendid" place of "worship" that stands out like a "jewel" "across the earth's surface"? Joseph Ratzinger cannot possibly know Who God is and how much he loathes each and every false religion for him to make the blasphemous statements that he makes over and over and over again. He believes in a "God" of his Modernist projection, not the true God of Revelation.
Please spare me the "he had to say this" rationalizations or the protestation that some Mohammedans were not satisfied with the address in which this blasphemy was uttered because he, Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, did not apologize for offending the "Prophet Mohammad," the founder of the diabolical religion that bears his name, in the lecture that he gave at Regensburg University in Regensburg, Germany, on September 12, 2006.
No one is under compulsion at any time to say things contrary to the Catholic Faith and that dishonor and blaspheme the true God, and the fact that some Mohammedans were not pleased with the speech does absolutely nothing--let me repeat this: absolutely nothing--to detract in the slightest from the grave offense given to God and the harm caused to souls by calling mosque a "splendid" place of "worship," Anyone who even tries to use this protestation to defend Ratzinger/Benedict would be doing a grave disservice to to Catholics as such a protestation has no relevance at all to the actual fact of the grave offense given to God by this octogenarian blasphemer whose warped, Modernist mind is shaped by the precepts of the "New Theology" that were condemned by Pope Pius XII in Humani Generis, August 12, 1950. No wonder that the leaders of the Society of Saint Pius X, eager to take their place in the pantheon of "movements" within the structures of the One World Ecumenical Church of Conciliarism, make excuses for Ratzinger's sins before the fact of the apostasies he has uttered just in the past two days (see Archbishop Who?).
Have we grown as accustomed to apostasy as we have grown accustomed to accepting immodest speech (a subject of Saint Alphonsus's de Liguori's sermon for the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost) or to to having our children our ourselves associate with bad company (the subject of Saint Alphonsus's Sermon for the
Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost; please click on the hyperlink for the written version of the
full text of Saint Alphonsus's Sunday sermons)? Is there not an ounce of apostolic courage and zeal for the honor and glory and majesty of God left in the hearts, souls and minds of any priest or presbyter in the conciliar structures (Motu community, diocesan "clergy" or "clergy" with a religious community attached now to the conciliar structures) to speak up clearly that their putative "pope" is an apostate who thinks nothing of offending God by praising temples of false worship and the false religions practiced therein?
No one is under any "obligation" at any time to say things contrary to the Catholic Faith that offend God gravely in order to curry favor with his infidel hearers. One is, however, under an obligation, as
Saint Alphonsus de Liguori in his
Sixth Sunday After Easter, to eschew such human respect in order to defend the honor and glory of God:
Be attentive. Brethren, if we wish to save our souls, we must overcome human respect, and bear the little confusion which may arise from the scoffs of the enemies of the cross of Jesus Christ. "For there is a shame that bringeth sin, and there is a shame that bringeth glory and grace"-Eccl., iv. 25. If we do not suffer this confusion with patience, it will lead us into the pit of sin; but, if we submit to it for God's sake, it will obtain for us the divine grace here, and great glory hereafter. "As," says St. Gregory, "bashfulness is laudable in evil, so it is reprehensible in good"--hom. x., in Ezech.
But some of you will say: I attend to my own affairs; I wish to save my soul; why should I be persecuted? But there is no remedy; it is impossible to serve God, and not be persecuted. "The wicked loathe them that are in the right way"--Prov., xxix. 27. Sinners cannot bear the sight of the man who lives according to the Gospel, because his life is a continual censure on their disorderly conduct; and therefore they say: "Let us lie in wait for the just; because he is not for our turn, and he is contrary to our doings, and upbraideth us with transgressions of the law"--Wis., ii. 12. The proud man, who seeks revenge for every insult he receives, would wish that all should avenge the offences that may be offered to him. The avaricious, who grow rich by injustice, wish that all should imitate their fraudulent practices. The drunkard wishes to see others indulge like himself, in intoxication. The immoral, who boast of their impurities, and can scarcely utter a word which does not savour of obscenity, desire that all should act and speak as they do; and those who do not imitate their conduct, they regard as mean, clownish, and intractable--as men without honour and without education. "They are of the world; therefore of the world they speak"--I. John., iv. 5. Worldlings can speak no other language than that of the world. Oh! how great is their poverty and blindness! Sin has blinded them, and therefore they speak profanely. "These things they thought, and were deceived; for their own malice blinded them"--Wis., ii, 21. . . .
Wicked friends come to you and say: "What extravagancies are those in which you indulge? Why do you not act like others? Say to them in answer: My conduct is not opposed to that of all men; there are others who lead a holy life. They are indeed few; but I will follow their example; for the Gospel says: "Many are called, but few are chosen"--Matt., xx. 16. "If", says St. John Climacus, "you wish to be saved with the few, live like the few". But, they will add, do you not see that all murmur against you. and condemn your manner of living? Let your answer be: It is enough for me, that God does not censure my conduct. Is it not better to obey God than to obey men? Such was the answer of St. Peter and St. John to the Jewish priests: "If it be just in the sight of God to hear you rather than God, judge yet"--Acts, iv. 19. If they ask you how you can bear an insult? or who, after submitting to it, can you appear among your equals? answer them by saying, that you are a Christian, and that it is enough for you to appear well in the eyes of God. Such should be your answer to all these satellites of Satan: you must despise all their maxims and reproaches. And when it is necessary to reprove those who make little of God's law, you must take courage and correct them publicly. "Then that sin, reprove before all"--I. Tim., v. 20. And when there is question of the divine honour, we should not be frightened by the dignity of the man who offends God; let us say to him openly: This is sinful; it cannot be done. Let us imitate the Baptist, who reproved King Herod for living his brother's wife and said to him: "It is not lawful for thee to have her"--Matt., xiv. 4. Men indeed shall regard us as fools, and turn us into derision; but, on the day of judgment they shall acknowledge that they have been foolish, and we have shall have the glory of being numbered among the saints. They shall say: "These are they whom we had some time in derision. . . . . We fools esteemed their life madness, and their end without honour. Behold how they are numbered among the children of God, and their lot is among the saints"--Wis., v. 3, 4, 5. (Sixth Sunday After Easter: On Human Respect.)
Yes, many "men indeed shall regard us as fools, and turn us into derision" for denouncing the apostasy of the octogenarian blasphemer named Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. Sure, we must pray for the conversion of this old blasphemer, whose life may indeed be in jeopardy from Jewish zealots, people who are as dissatisfied with his "respect" for their false religion as Mohammedan zealots are dissatisfied with his "respect" for theirs, when he is in Israel between Monday, May 11, 2009, and Friday, May 15, 2009. First and foremost, however, we must defend the honor and glory and majesty of God by denouncing Ratzinger/Benedict's multiple apostasies and by calling to the attention of anyone and everyone who loves God as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively thriough His true Church that a person who defects from Faith in one thing defects from It in Its entirety and thus cannot hold ecclesiastical office within the Catholic Church legitimately:
The Church, founded on these principles and mindful of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine: they abandoned only a certain portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages. "There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition" (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).
The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who were wont to hold as outside Catholic communion, and alien to the Church, whoever would recede in the least degree from any point of doctrine proposed by her authoritative Magisterium. Epiphanius, Augustine, Theodore :, drew up a long list of the heresies of their times. St. Augustine notes that other heresies may spring up, to a single one of which, should any one give his assent, he is by the very fact cut off from Catholic unity. "No one who merely disbelieves in all (these heresies) can for that reason regard himself as a Catholic or call himself one. For there may be or may arise some other heresies, which are not set out in this work of ours, and, if any one holds to one single one of these he is not a Catholic" (S. Augustinus, De Haeresibus, n. 88). (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.)
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI dares to call a place of devil worship a "jewel" on the face of the earth. A jewel? His own words have been prophetically condemned by true popes of the Catholic Church, including Pope Leo XIII in Custodi di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892, who warned about "respect for all religions," and Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910, who noted in a clear contradiction of what Ratzinger/Benedict believes that Catholicism alone is the sole foundation of the just social order, not conciliarism's embrace of "inter-denominationalism" that was of the essence of the philosophy of The Sillon he, Pope Saint Pius X, condemned in no uncertain words:
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.)
Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. The new Sillonists cannot pretend that they are merely working on “the ground of practical realities” where differences of belief do not matter. Their leader is so conscious of the influence which the convictions of the mind have upon the result of the action, that he invites them, whatever religion they may belong to, “to provide on the ground of practical realities, the proof of the excellence of their personal convictions.” And with good reason: indeed, all practical results reflect the nature of one’s religious convictions, just as the limbs of a man down to his finger-tips, owe their very shape to the principle of life that dwells in his body.
This being said, what must be thought of the promiscuity in which young Catholics will be caught up with heterodox and unbelieving folk in a work of this nature? Is it not a thousand-fold more dangerous for them than a neutral association? What are we to think of this appeal to all the heterodox, and to all the unbelievers, to prove the excellence of their convictions in the social sphere in a sort of apologetic contest? Has not this contest lasted for nineteen centuries in conditions less dangerous for the faith of Catholics? And was it not all to the credit of the Catholic Church? What are we to think of this respect for all errors, and of this strange invitation made by a Catholic to all the dissidents to strengthen their convictions through study so that they may have more and more abundant sources of fresh forces? What are we to think of an association in which all religions and even Free-Thought may express themselves openly and in complete freedom? For the Sillonists who, in public lectures and elsewhere, proudly proclaim their personal faith, certainly do not intend to silence others nor do they intend to prevent a Protestant from asserting his Protestantism, and the skeptic from affirming his skepticism. Finally, what are we to think of a Catholic who, on entering his study group, leaves his Catholicism outside the door so as not to alarm his comrades who, “dreaming of disinterested social action, are not inclined to make it serve the triumph of interests, coteries and even convictions whatever they may be”? Such is the profession of faith of the New Democratic Committee for Social Action which has taken over the main objective of the previous organization and which, they say, “breaking the double meaning which surround the Greater Sillon both in reactionary and anti-clerical circles”, is now open to all men “who respect moral and religious forces and who are convinced that no genuine social emancipation is possible without the leaven of generous idealism.” (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Pope Leo XIII and Pope Saint Pius X were reiterating immutable truths of the Catholic Faith that Ratzinger/Benedict feels free to ignore by virtue of his inane, logically absurd and dogmatically condemned "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" that makes past expressions of the Faith contingent upon the circumstances in which they were made, a belief that was condemned by the [First] Vatican Council and by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907, and in The Oath Against Modernism, September 1, 1910 (see Ratzinger's War Against Catholicism).
Anyone who would attempt to dismiss Pope Leo XIII's and Saint Pius X's direct condemnations of Ratzinger/Benedict's "respect" for false religions and his belief that those false religions can help to "build" a "just" and "peaceful" world by claiming that past statements do not bind a current "pope" are faced with the conundrum of why anyone should follow what their "pope" says as his statements will be "in the past" after he is dead and buried. Is Catholic truth to be determined by the man who claims to be "pope" or is a true pope merely the mouthpiece of what has been taught always and everywhere and believed by everyone without a shadow of change? The Catholic Church teaches that the latter, not the former, is the case.
Alas, we have grown so accustomed to apostasy that most Catholics attached to the conciliar structures are as hostile to authentic Catholic truth when it is presented to them as those who had gone over to Anglicanism were to Catholics who worshiped and believed as Catholics had always worshiped and believed in England prior to King Henry VIII. It's the same thing all over again.
In the midst of the incredible apostasies taking place before our very eyes, we must, as always, have recourse to Our Lady, especially in this mont of May, as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit and as we keep her company in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and in our time in fervent prayer before her Divine Son's Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament. She will help us to cleave only to true bishops and to true priests who make absolutely no concessions to the abominable apostasies and blasphemies and sacrileges of conciliarism or to the nonexistent legitimacy of its "popes" and "bishops" who offend God so boldly, so openly and so brazenly--and with the full support and admiring approval of most of the world's baptized Catholics.
While each person must come to recognize this for himself (it took me long enough to do so; I defended the indefensible for far too long!), we must nevertheless embrace the truth once we do come to recognize and accept it without caring for one moment what anyone else may think about us as we make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.
We can never grow accustomed to apostasy. We can never grow accustomed to offenses given to God by the conciliar "popes" and their conciliar "bishops." We must cleave to the Catholic Church, not to the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
What are we waiting for?
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Fatima, 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 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 Antoninus, pray for us.
Saints Gordian and Epimachus, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints