Asking Our Lady to Repair the Damage
by Thomas A. Droleskey
A most egregious offense was comitted last evening as Joseph Ratziger/Benedict XVI met with representatives of religions that deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, receiving as "gifts" the symbols of those false religions, each of which is hated by the Most Blessed Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
Other offenses that will take place this week include those that will be given to God in the "offerings" of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service (see Weep and Make Reparation), yet another act of "papal" obeisance to the United Masonic Nations organization (no matter the "challenges" that will be issued to adhere to the Natural Law and the exhortation to a generic sense of "Christian hope"), a private visit to a synagogue to wish an enemy of the Divine Redeemer a "happy Passover," a Talmudic observance that is despised by God, and an "inter-religious" prayer service with Protestants and the Orthodox at Saint Joseph's Church in the Borough of Manhattan of the City of New York, New York. A "Christian rock" star named "tobyMac" will "perform" (if that is the word) at the "youth rally" at Saint Joseph's Seminary in the Dunwoodie section of the City of Yonkers, New York, on Saturday, April 19, 2008, and there will be the "prayer" offered at "ground zero" in which no mention of the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, is to be made, at least according to the Vatican's own official "missal" released for Ratzinger/Benedict's events this week (see
No Room for Christ the King At Ground Zero).
Some defenders of the false "papacy" of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI are taking refuge in the fact he must be "defended" because so many people (Talmudic Jews upset with the "revised" Good Friday prayer, those steeped in unrepentant acts of perversity in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, victims of perverted bishops and priests) are attacking him so violently. This sort of emotionalism proves nothing at all. This sort of emotionalism vitiates not one little bit of the offenses that will be offered to the honor and majesty of God this week. This sort of emotionalism must overlook the falsity of various premises in order to defend a man who has been at war with the Received Teaching of the Catholic Church, especially as it pertains to the nature of the dogmatic truth and the nature of the Church, throughout his priesthood. No amount of Christophobia exhibited by the usual suspects undoes any of this. Objective truths stand as they are. Offenses against God are not minimized or to be overlooked because souls blinded by Original Sin and unrepentant Actual Sins vent their displaced anger against one perceived to be, albeit falsely, the Vicar of Christ on earth.
One must wonder if sort of irrational emotionalism goes so far as to overlook, if not attempt to justify, the offenses given to the Most Holy Trinity hours ago when the man who believes himself to be, albeit falsely, the Vicar of Christ on earth stood up from a recycled Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II "papal chair" and received with warmth, equanimity and respect the symbols of five false religions, each of which is loathed by God: Talmudic Judaism, Mohammedanism, Jainism, Hinduism and Buddhism. A true Vicar of Christ does not stand up to receive the symbols of false religions, no less to touch with his own priestly hands a menorah, a copy of the Koran (a book from the devil that blasphemes Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother and calls for the death of infidels), a metallic cube of significance to the Jainist devil-worshipers, a brass incense burner with the word "Om" on it that is cherished by the Hindus, and bronze bell that is sounded to lead the Buddhists to worship their devils. No Catholic in his right mind would dare to show any respect or honor these symbols, no less a pope who believes himself to be the Successor of Saint Peter on earth.
Saints gave up their very lives to avoid even giving the appearance of such apostasy and sacrilege (as has been noted in several articles on this site in the past few weeks:
Making Judas Seem Admirable,
Many Acts of Evil Demand Many Acts of Reparation, and
Saints and Idols: No Room for "Coexistence"). There is little more to add to what has been written in the past few weeks. A profound sense of horror and sadness should fill the heart of every Catholic at the sorry spectacle of putative "pontiff" standing up to pay respect and to touch with his own consecrated hands (Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, though not a true bishop, is indeed a true priest) the sort of symbols that saints have destroyed with their own consecrated hands, understanding how intensely God loathes each and every false religion.
Yet, of course, conciliarism teaches that adherents of false religions can contribute to the "betterment" of nations and the world. This was brought out very clearly in the remarks that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI gave to the representatives of the false religions at the "Pope" John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, District of Columbia, last evening:
My dear friends,
I am pleased to have this occasion to meet with you today. I thank Bishop Sklba for his words of welcome, and I cordially greet all those in attendance representing various religions in the United States of America. Several of you kindly accepted the invitation to compose the reflections contained in today's program. For your thoughtful words on how each of your traditions bears witness to peace, I am particularly grateful. Thank you all.
This country has a long history of cooperation between different religions in many spheres of public life. Interreligious prayer services during the national feast of Thanksgiving, joint initiatives in charitable activities, a shared voice on important public issues: these are some ways in which members of different religions come together to enhance mutual understanding and promote the common good. I encourage all religious groups in America to persevere in their collaboration and thus enrich public life with the spiritual values that motivate your action in the world.
The place where we are now gathered was founded specifically for promoting this type of collaboration. Indeed, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center seeks to offer a Christian voice to the "human search for meaning and purpose in life" in a world of "varied religious, ethnic and cultural communities" (Mission Statement). This institution reminds us of this nation's conviction that all people should be free to pursue happiness in a way consonant with their nature as creatures endowed with reason and free will.
Americans have always valued the ability to worship freely and in accordance with their conscience. Alexis de Tocqueville, the French historian and observer of American affairs, was fascinated with this aspect of the nation. He remarked that this is a country in which religion and freedom are "intimately linked" in contributing to a stable democracy that fosters social virtues and participation in the communal life of all its citizens. In urban areas, it is common for individuals from different cultural backgrounds and religions to engage with one another daily in commercial, social and educational settings. Today, in classrooms throughout the country, young Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and indeed children of all religions sit side-by-side, learning with one another and from one another. This diversity gives rise to new challenges that spark a deeper reflection on the core principles of a democratic society. May others take heart from your experience, realizing that a united society can indeed arise from a plurality of peoples - "E pluribus unum": "out of many, one" - provided that all recognize religious liberty as a basic civil right (cf. Dignitatis Humanae, 2).
The task of upholding religious freedom is never completed. New situations and challenges invite citizens and leaders to reflect on how their decisions respect this basic human right. Protecting religious freedom within the rule of law does not guarantee that peoples - particularly minorities - will be spared from unjust forms of discrimination and prejudice. This requires constant effort on the part of all members of society to ensure that citizens are afforded the opportunity to worship peaceably and to pass on their religious heritage to their children.
The transmission of religious traditions to succeeding generations not only helps to preserve a heritage; it also sustains and nourishes the surrounding culture in the present day. The same holds true for dialogue between religions; both the participants and society are enriched. As we grow in understanding of one another, we see that we share an esteem for ethical values, discernable to human reason, which are revered by all peoples of goodwill. The world begs for a common witness to these values. I therefore invite all religious people to view dialogue not only as a means of enhancing mutual understanding, but also as a way of serving society at large. By bearing witness to those moral truths which they hold in common with all men and women of goodwill, religious groups will exert a positive influence on the wider culture, and inspire neighbors, co-workers and fellow citizens to join in the task of strengthening the ties of solidarity. In the words of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "no greater thing could come to our land today than a revival of the spirit of faith".
A concrete example of the contribution religious communities make to civil society is faith-based schools. These institutions enrich children both intellectually and spiritually. Led by their teachers to discover the divinely bestowed dignity of each human being, young people learn to respect the beliefs and practices of others, thus enhancing a nation's civic life.
What an enormous responsibility religious leaders have: to imbue society with a profound awe and respect for human life and freedom; to ensure that human dignity is recognized and cherished; to facilitate peace and justice; to teach children what is right, good and reasonable!
There is a further point I wish to touch upon here. I have noticed a growing interest among governments to sponsor programs intended to promote interreligious and intercultural dialogue. These are praiseworthy initiatives. At the same time, religious freedom, interreligious dialogue and faith-based education aim at something more than a consensus regarding ways to implement practical strategies for advancing peace. The broader purpose of dialogue is to discover the truth. What is the origin and destiny of mankind? What are good and evil? What awaits us at the end of our earthly existence? Only by addressing these deeper questions can we build a solid basis for the peace and security of the human family, for "wherever and whenever men and women are enlightened by the splendor of truth, they naturally set out on the path of peace" (Message for the 2006 World Day of Peace, 3).
We are living in an age when these questions are too often marginalized. Yet they can never be erased from the human heart. Throughout history, men and women have striven to articulate their restlessness with this passing world. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, the Psalms are full of such expressions: "My spirit is overwhelmed within me" (Ps 143:4; cf. Ps 6:6; 31:10; 32:3; 38:8; 77:3); "why are you cast down, my soul, why groan within me?" (Ps 42:5). The response is always one of faith: "Hope in God, I will praise him still; my Savior and my God" (Ps 42:5, 11; cf. Ps 43:5; 62:5). Spiritual leaders have a special duty, and we might say competence, to place the deeper questions at the forefront of human consciousness, to reawaken mankind to the mystery of human existence, and to make space in a frenetic world for reflection and prayer.
Confronted with these deeper questions concerning the origin and destiny of mankind, Christianity proposes Jesus of Nazareth. He, we believe, is the eternal Logos who became flesh in order to reconcile man to God and reveal the underlying reason of all things. It is he whom we bring to the forum of interreligious dialogue. The ardent desire to follow in his footsteps spurs Christians to open their minds and hearts in dialogue (cf. Lk 10:25-37; Jn 4:7-26).
Dear friends, in our attempt to discover points of commonality, perhaps we have shied away from the responsibility to discuss our differences with calmness and clarity. While always uniting our hearts and minds in the call for peace, we must also listen attentively to the voice of truth. In this way, our dialogue will not stop at identifying a common set of values, but go on to probe their ultimate foundation. We have no reason to fear, for the truth unveils for us the essential relationship between the world and God. We are able to perceive that peace is a "heavenly gift" that calls us to conform human history to the divine order. Herein lies the "truth of peace" (cf. Message for the 2006 World Day of Peace).
As we have seen then, the higher goal of interreligious dialogue requires a clear exposition of our respective religious tenets. In this regard, colleges, universities and study centers are important forums for a candid exchange of religious ideas. The Holy See, for its part, seeks to carry forward this important work through the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, and various Pontifical Universities.
Dear friends, let our sincere dialogue and cooperation inspire all people to ponder the deeper questions of their origin and destiny. May the followers of all religions stand together in defending and promoting life and religious freedom everywhere. By giving ourselves generously to this sacred task - through dialogue and countless small acts of love, understanding and compassion - we can be instruments of peace for the whole human family.
Peace upon you all! (Meeting With Other Religions.)
Religious liberty as a fundamental "civil right"? Consider the words of Pope Pius VII in Post Tam Diuturnas, April 29, 1814:
But a much more grave, and indeed very bitter, sorrow increased in Our heart - a sorrow by which We confess that We were crushed, overwhelmed and torn in two - from the twenty-second article of the constitution in which We saw, not only that "liberty of religion and of conscience" (to use the same words found in the article) were permitted by the force of the constitution, but also that assistance and patronage were promised both to this liberty and also to the ministers of these different forms of "religion". There is certainly no need of many words, in addressing you, to make you fully recognize by how lethal a wound the Catholic religion in France is struck by this article. For when the liberty of all "religions" is indiscriminately asserted, by this very fact truth is confounded with error and the holy and immaculate Spouse of Christ, the Church, outside of which there can be no salvation, is set on a par with the sects of heretics and with Judaic perfidy itself. For when favour and patronage is promised even to the sects of heretics and their ministers, not only their persons, but also their very errors, are tolerated and fostered: a system of errors in which is contained that fatal and never sufficiently to be deplored HERESY which, as St. Augustine says (de Haeresibus, no.72), "asserts that all heretics proceed correctly and tell the truth: which is so absurd that it seems incredible to me."
Quoting a thirty-third degree Mason by the name of Franklin Delano Roosevelt about "no greater thing could come to our land today than a revival of the spirit of faith"? What faith? The true Faith? Or will any faith do?
Pope Leo XIII, writing in Humanum Genus, April 20, 1884, explained the Judeo-Masonic approach to God and religion:
If those who are admitted as members are not commanded to abjure by any form of words the Catholic doctrines, this omission, so far from being adverse to the designs of the Freemasons is more useful for their purposes. First, in this way they easily deceive the simple-minded and the heedless, and can induce a far greater number to become members. Again, as all who offer themselves are received whatever may be their form of religion, they thereby teach the great error of this age -- that a regard for religion should be held as an indifferent matter, and that all religions are alike. This manner of reasoning is calculated to bring about the ruin of all forms of religion, and especially of the Catholic religion, which, as it is the only one that is true, cannot, without great injustice, be regarded as merely equal to other religions.
But the naturalists go much further; for, having, in the highest things, entered upon a wholly erroneous course, they are carried headlong to extremes, either by reason of the weakness of human nature, or because God inflicts upon them the just punishment of their pride. Hence it happens that they no longer consider as certain and permanent those things which are fully understood by the natural light of reason, such as certainly are -- the existence of God, the immaterial nature of the human soul, and its immortality. The sect of the Freemasons, by a similar course of error, is exposed to these same dangers; for, although in a general way they may profess the existence of God, they themselves are witnesses that they do not all maintain this truth with the full assent of the mind or with a firm conviction. Neither do they conceal that this question about God is the greatest source and cause of discords among them; in fact, it is certain that a considerable contention about this same subject has existed among them very lately. But, indeed, the sect allows great liberty to its votaries, so that to each side is given the right to defend its own opinion, either that there is a God, or that there is none; and those who obstinately contend that there is no God are as easily initiated as those who contend that God exists, though, like the pantheists, they have false notions concerning Him: all which is nothing else than taking away the reality, while retaining some absurd representation of the divine nature.
Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was enabled by the likes of the late Francis Cardinal Spellman, the Archbishop of New York from 1939 to 1967, certainly did not believe this. Neither does Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI.
Extolling the insidious lie of public schooling? "Today, in classrooms throughout the country, young Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and indeed children of all religions sit side-by-side, learning with one another and from one another." Didn't Pope Pius XI condemn the lay school in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929, as something to be tolerated, not praised?
From this it follows that the so-called "neutral" or "lay" school, from which religion is excluded, is contrary to the fundamental principles of education. Such a school moreover cannot exist in practice; it is bound to become irreligious. There is no need to repeat what Our Predecessors have declared on this point, especially Pius IX and Leo XIII, at times when laicism was beginning in a special manner to infest the public school. We renew and confirm their declarations, as well as the Sacred Canons in which the frequenting of non-Catholic schools, whether neutral or mixed, those namely which are open to Catholics and non-Catholics alike, is forbidden for Catholic children, and can be at most tolerated, on the approval of the Ordinary alone, under determined circumstances of place and time, and with special precautions. Neither can Catholics admit that other type of mixed school, (least of all the so-called "école unique," obligatory on all), in which the students are provided with separate religious instruction, but receive other lessons in common with non-Catholic pupils from non-Catholic teachers.
What was condemned by the authority of the Catholic Church is considered to be a benefit in a pluralistic society by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and his counterfeit church of conciliarism. "Christians" can learn from Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists? Learn what? Why did Pope Pius XI confirm the condemnation of Popes Pius IX and Leo XIII of the frequenting by Catholics "of non-Catholic schools, whether neutral or mixed, those namely which are open to Catholics and non-Catholics alike"? Why? Because they understood the dangers of pluralism and because they rejected the heresy of religious liberty so extolled by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI.
Discover the truth? How about proclaiming the truth and exhorting one and all with urgency to convert to the Catholic Church? This was good enough for all of the great missionaries of the Church prior to the dawning of the age of conciliarism in 1958. This was good enough for Saint Peter himself on Pentecost Sunday.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's predictable brief reference to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was not made in the context of seeking with urgency the conversion of those non-Christians he addressed last evening but was made in the context of "bringing" Him to the "dialogue." To use a New Yorkism (and I am New Yorker to the core of my being), "Oh, yeah?" Go tell that to Saint Patrick. Go tell that to Saint Boniface. Go tell that to Saint Benedict. Go tell that to Saint Hyacinth. Go tell that to Saint Dominic de Guzman. Go tell that to Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P. Go tell that to Saint Francis Xavier. Go tell that to Saint Francis de Sales. Go tell that to Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen. Go tell that to Saint Josaphat. Go tell that to Our Lady herself, who sought the conversion of the pagans of the Americas when she appeared to Juan Diego in 1531 and who sought the conversion of
Pierre Port-Combet in 1656 ad who sought the conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne in 1842.
The duty of the Catholic Church is to proclaim the truths of the true Faith, trusting that the those who listen to the truth proclaimed in love and without compromise will respond by means of the graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and that flows into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All Graces.
Oh, yes, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI did mention that there had not been enough "discussion" of differences in "dialogue." This, which some will likely latch onto in order to prove the existence of the nonexistent "quiet revolution," begs the point. Inter-religious "dialogue" is itself a deviation from the Faith, as Pope Pius XI made clear in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928:
Furthermore, in this one Church of Christ no man can be or remain who does not accept, recognize and obey the authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors. Did not the ancestors of those who are now entangled in the errors of Photius and the reformers, obey the Bishop of Rome, the chief shepherd of souls? Alas their children left the home of their fathers, but it did not fall to the ground and perish for ever, for it was supported by God. Let them therefore return to their common Father, who, forgetting the insults previously heaped on the Apostolic See, will receive them in the most loving fashion. For if, as they continually state, they long to be united with Us and ours, why do they not hasten to enter the Church, "the Mother and mistress of all Christ's faithful"? Let them hear Lactantius crying out: "The Catholic Church is alone in keeping the true worship. This is the fount of truth, this the house of Faith, this the temple of God: if any man enter not here, or if any man go forth from it, he is a stranger to the hope of life and salvation. Let none delude himself with obstinate wrangling. For life and salvation are here concerned, which will be lost and entirely destroyed, unless their interests are carefully and assiduously kept in mind."
"Peace upon you all!"? Whose peace? The devil wants to leave the souls of those steeped in false religions at perfect peace. While we wish no bodily harm to anyone, we do not wish "peace: of soul to those who are steeped in the blindness of the idolatry of false religions. We wish their souls to be disturbed so that they might seek out true peace, that which is found only by coming voluntarily, after responding to exhortations made to them and as the fruit of the prayers of many anonymous who pray daily for the conversion of all non-Catholics, to the Baptismal font to receive the very inner life of the Most Holy Trinity in their souls by means of Sanctifying Grace. "Peace to you all!"? No, we want to disturb the consciences of those steeped in false religions so that they might come to know the peace of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, here in this life as members of the Church Militant on earth and for all eternity as citizens of Heaven.
The address that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI gave is bad enough. Whatever attenuated witness his defenders might want to claim that he gave near the end of his address to Our Lord (but not to the Catholic Faith, it should be noted!), was vitiated, as was so predictable it would be, by the separate Mortal Sins he committed by treating with respect, if not actual joy (he was smiling broadly, folks), the symbols of the false religions that were presented to him. Mind you, I am not talking about subjective culpability. That is known to God alone. I am referring here to the objective nature of the Mortal Sins against the First Commandment that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI committed by having strange gods before him.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI knows that these religions are false. He does not believe, however, that God hates these false religions. He is a conciliar revolutionary to the core of his Modernist being. He gave his personal approval to the act of apostasy and sacrilege in which he participated last evening. It will be interesting to see if any "priests" in any of the Motu communities have enough love for the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity to inform their parishioners that the man they believe to be the "pope" is an apostate who thinks nothing--and I mean absolutely nothing--of committing one sacrilege after another in full public view. If will be interesting to see if any priest, validly ordained or not, who is attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism will have the courage to denounce Ratzinger/Benedict as a betrayer of God's honor and glory and majesty and seek to associate with a true bishop in the Catholic catacombs where no concessions at all are made to conciliarism or to the nonexistent legitimacy of its apostate "shepherds."
No, the offenses that have been given thus far this week by a man who denies the immutable Catholic teaching of the Social Reign of Christ the King and who believes that adherents of false religions, which he himself knows to be false, can use their false beliefs to "contribute" to the betterment of their nations to the cause of "world peace" are what they are. Each of these offenses cries out for acts of reparation. While, of course, as I have noted repeatedly on this site, we must be mindful first and foremost (after giving honor and glory to God by means of our prayers and the work that we do as befits the duties of our particular state-in-life) of making reparation for our own many sins, we must be aware of the need to repair the damage done in His Holy Name by a man whose multiple defections from the Catholic Faith are so obvious that to deny them is an irresponsible exercise in positivism.
It is to Our Blessed Mother that we must turn in these times of apostasy and betrayal. Several true bishops (His Excellency Bishop Daniel L. Dolan, His Excellency Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, His Excellency Bishop Robert F. McKenna, O.P.) are leading Rosaries of reparation today, Friday, April 18, 2008, for the offenses that have been--and will continue to be-- given to God this week, and that have been given to God consistently by the conciliarists throughout the course of the past forty years.
My dear wife Sharon, who has such a heart of pure, pure love for the Most Holy Trinity and Our Lady, suggested that I write a brief reflection on the offenses against God and the Catholic Faith in the context of each of the mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary. She made some suggestions herself, based in part on some observations made to us by a priest last year who has been given to have some very profound insights into the Mystical Passion and Death and Burial of the Church Militant on earth. This provided me with a "running start" to just review some of ways by which the mysteries of our very salvation have been undermined by the conciliar revolutionaries, starting with the Joyful Mysteries in this installment (the other two sets of mysteries will be reviewed tomorrow and Sunday.)
The Joyful Mysteries
1. The Annunciation: The Archangel Saint Gabriel announced to Our Lady that she was to be the Mother of God:
And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.
Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end. And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man? And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren: Because no word shall be impossible with God. And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. (Lk. 1-26-38.)
The Incarnation changes everything about human existence. No human being on the face of the earth is meant to be indifferent, no less hostile, to the fact that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Word, was made Flesh in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother. No human being is permitted to believe in the fact of the Incarnation privately but to be "selective" about its reality when speaking in the presence of those who do not believe that the Word became Flesh and dwelt amongst us. No human being is permitted to speak in nondescript, generic ways about the "Gospel" in "mixed company" yet sound like a fervent Catholic in the presence of other Catholics.
So many offenses are being given this week to the Annunciation for which we must make reparation.
1. Christ the King was not preached when the entire nation's attention was focused on the welcome accorded the man claiming to be the Vicar of Christ on earth by President George Walker Bush. Praise for men who disbelieved in and hated the fact of the Incarnation was offered. No words in behalf of Christ the King or of Mary our Immaculate Queen.
2. Christ the King was betrayed when the falsehood of religious liberty and the ability of false religions to contribute to the common moral good of society were praised by the man who deems himself to be the Successor of Saint Peter.
3. Christ the King was betrayed when the man presuming himself to be the Vicar of Christ on earth received with respect and equanimity the symbols of false religions that deny the Incarnation of the Son of God in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate womb that were offered to him last night
3. Christ the King will be betrayed today when Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI appears before the United Nations, where he will be simply one leader among many in the world, paying homage to the ability of this Masonic organization to be an instrument of "peace."
2. The Visitation.
And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste into a city of Juda. 40 And she entered into the house of Zachary, and saluted Elizabeth.
And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord.
And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name. And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him.
He hath showed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy: As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever. (Luke 1: 39-55.)
Did Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI pay homage to the Mother of God on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday, April 16, 2008? Did he exhort those at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., yesterday to pray Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary or to be totally consecrated to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart? Oh, sure, he might be a reference or two in one or more of the addresses he will give before he leaves the United States of America two days from now. He must do so at every opportunity. Imagine the witness that he could have given to George Walker Bush and to the members of the false religions if he told the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe or the story of Notre Dame L'Osier or the story of Our Lady of Fatima. This is not deemed "acceptable." It is eminently "acceptable" to God, Who wants His Most Blessed Mother to be invoked and honored at all times and in all places.
And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child.
And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watches over their flock. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared with a great fear. And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people:
For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will. And it came to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see this word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath showed to us.
And they came with haste; and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this child. And all that heard, wondered; and at those things that were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. (Luke 2: 1-20.)
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has permitted a blasphemous motion picture, The Nativity Story, to have its "world premiere" at the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican on November 26, 2006, giving his own endorsement to a portrayal of Our Lady as a sulky, moody teenager, a direct assault upon the gift of Integrity that she possesses as one of the doctrinal effects of her having been preserved from all stain of Original Sin and Actual Sin from the first moment of her Immaculate Conception. Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI also approved of a portrayal of a Nativity scene in Saint Peter's Square in the Vatican in which Our Lord is shown to be born in Saint Joseph's carpenter's shop in Nazareth rather than Bethlehem, thereby confusing those who visited Rome last Christmas and throwing into doubt the Infancy Narratives. (See:
Not A Tradition Left Untouched.)
The Presentation of the Infant Jesus in the Temple:
And after the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord: As it is written in the law of the Lord: Every male opening the womb shall be called holy to the Lord: And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons: And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Ghost was in him.
And he had received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. And he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when his parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, He also took him into his arms, and blessed God, and said: Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace; Because my eyes have seen thy salvation,Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples: A light to the revelation of the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And his father and mother were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning him. And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.(Luke 2: 22-35.)
The counterfeit church of conciliarism has plunged swords of sorrow into Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Heart in many ways, especially by daring to contradict the Catholic Church's Received Teaching on religious liberty and separation of Church and State and the necessity of seeking with urgency the unconditional conversion of all non-Catholics to her maternal bosom. Indeed, even the nature of truth itself has been contradicted, as is evident in the convoluted discussion of "truth" found in Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's address to "Catholic" educators at the The Catholic University of America yesterday (an address that will be explored in depth next week after the false "pontiff" has returned to Rome and I have gotten a bit of rest!). Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart is saddened by efforts to redefine the Faith and to claim that past dogmatic decrees can be understood differently now than they have been the past, a proposition that defies even natural reason and has been condemned by the solemn authority of the Catholic Church on numerous occasions.
Indeed, Father Frederick Faber, writing in The Foot of the Cross (published originally as The Dolors of Mary in 1857 in England), explained the hatred of heresy in the context of the Sixth Dolor of Our Lady, the Pieta:
The love of God brings many new instincts into the heart. Heavenly and noble as they are, they bear no resemblance to what men would call the finer and more heroic developments of character. A spiritual discernment is necessary to their right appreciation. They are so unlike the growth of earth, that they must expect to meet on earth with only suspicion, misunderstanding, and dislike. It is not easy to defend them from a controversial point of view; for our controversy is obliged to begin by begging the question, or else it would be unable so much as to state its case. The axioms of the world pass current in the world, the axioms of the gospel do not. Hence the world has its own way. It talks us down. It tries us before tribunals where our condemnation is secured beforehand. It appeals to principles which are fundamental with most men but are heresies with us. Hence its audience takes part with it against us. We are foreigners, and must pay the penalty of being so. If we are misunderstood, we had no right to reckon on any thing else, being as we are, out of our own country. We are made to be laughed at. We shall be understood in heaven. Woe to those easy-going Christians whom the world can understand, and will tolerate because it sees they have a mind to compromise!
The love of souls is one of these instincts which the love of Jesus brings into our hearts. To the world it is proselytism, there mere wish to add to a faction, one of the selfish developments of party spirit. One while the stain of lax morality is affixed to it, another while the reproach of pharisaic strictness! For what the world seems to suspect least of all in religion is consistency. But the love of souls, however apostolic, is always subordinate to love of Jesus. We love souls because of Jesus, not Jesus because of souls. Thus there are times and places when we pass from the instinct of divine love to another, from the love of souls to the hatred of heresy. This last is particularly offensive to the world. So especially opposed is it to the spirit of the world, that, even in good, believing hearts, every remnant of worldliness rises in arms against this hatred of heresy, embittering the very gentlest of characters and spoiling many a glorious work of grace. Many a convert, in whose soul God would have done grand things, goes to his grave a spiritual failure, because he would not hate heresy. The heart which feels the slightest suspicion against the hatred of heresy is not yet converted. God is far from reigning over it yet with an undivided sovereignty. The paths of higher sanctity are absolutely barred against it. In the judgment of the world, and of worldly Christians, this hatred of heresy is exaggerated, bitter, contrary to moderation, indiscreet, unreasonable, aiming at too much, bigoted, intolerant, narrow, stupid, and immoral. What can we say to defend it? Nothing which they can understand. We had, therefore, better hold our peace. If we understand God, and He understands us, it is not so very hard to go through life suspected, misunderstood and unpopular. The mild self-opinionatedness of the gentle, undiscerning good will also take the world's view and condemn us; for there is a meek-loving positiveness about timid goodness which is far from God, and the instincts of whose charity is more toward those who are less for God, while its timidity is searing enough for harsh judgment. There are conversions where three-quarters of the heart stop outside the Church and only a quarter enters, and heresy can only be hated by an undivided heart. But if it is hard, it has to be borne. A man can hardly have the full use of his senses who is bent on proving to the world, God's enemy, that a thorough-going Catholic hatred of heresy is a right frame of man. We might as well force a blind man to judge a question of color. Divine love inspheres in us a different circle of life, motive, and principle, which is not only not that of the world, but in direct enmity with it. From a worldly point of view, the craters in the moon are more explicable things than we Christians with our supernatural instincts. From the hatred of heresy we get to another of these instincts, the horror of sacrilege. The distress caused by profane words seems to the world but an exaggerated sentimentality. The penitential spirit of reparation which pervades the whole Church is, on its view, either a superstition or an unreality. The perfect misery which an unhallowed touch of the Blessed Sacrament causes to the servants of God provokes either the world's anger or its derision. Men consider it either altogether absurd in itself, or at any rate out of all proportion; and, if otherwise they have proofs of our common sense, they are inclined to put down our unhappiness to sheer hypocrisy. The very fact that they do not believe as we believe removes us still further beyond the reach even of their charitable comprehension. If they do not believe in the very existence our sacred things, how they shall they judge the excesses of a soul to which these sacred things are far dearer than itself?
Now, it is important to bear all this in mind while we are considering the sixth dolor. Mary's heart was furnished, as never heart of saint was yet, yet with these three instincts regarding souls, heresy, and sacrilege. They were in her heart three grand abysses of grace, out of which arose perpetually new capabilities of suffering. Ordinarily speaking, the Passion tires us. It is a fatiguing devotion. It is necessarily so because of the strain of soul which it is every moment eliciting. So when our Lord dies a feeling of repose comes over us. For a moment we are tempted to think that our Lady's dolors ought to have ended there, and that the sixth dolor and the seventh are almost of our own creation, and that we tax our imagination in order to fill up the picture with the requisite dark shading of sorrow. But this is only one of the ways in which devotion to the dolors heightens and deepens our devotion to the Passion. It is not our imagination that we tax but our spiritual discernment. In these two last dolors we are led into greater refinements of woe, into the more abstruse delicacies of grief, because we have got to deal with a soul rendered even more wonderful than it was before by the elevations of the sorrows which have gone before. Thus, the piercing of our Lord with the spear as to our Blessed Lady by far the most awful sacrilege which it was then in man's power to perpetrate upon the earth. To break violently into the Holy of Holies in the temple, and pollute its dread sanctity with all manner of heathen defilement, would have been as nothing compared to the outrage of the adorable Body of God. It is in vain that we try to lift ourselves to a true appreciation of this horror in Mary's heart. Our love of God is wanting in keenness, our perceptions of divine things in fineness. We cannot do more than make approaches and they are terrible enough. (Father Frederick Faber, The Foot of the Cross, published originally in England in 1857, republished by TAN Books and Publishers, pp. 291-295.)
Each of the Dolors of Our Lady were prophesied by the aged Simeon at the Presentation in the Temple, the occasion of her First Dolor. The conciliarists have added new sorrows by daring to re-define the Faith and to bring to life condemned propositions and to dare to present these propositions as indicative of "Christian hope." Ah, what was the title of Hans Urs von Balthasar's magnum opus in behalf of the heresy of universal salvation. Wasn't it Dare We Hope? And another disciple of Von Balthasar, Karol Wojtyla/Jon Paul II wrote Crossing the Threshold of Hope. Efforts to define the Faith, including one of the three Supernatural Virtues, to prove the continuity of the discontinuity offered by conciliarsm's falsehoods.
The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple:
And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the pasch, And when he was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast, And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and his parents knew it not. And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day's journey, and sought him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance. 45 And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him.
And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his answers. And seeing him, they wondered. And his mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said to them: How is it that you sought me? did you not know, that I must be about my father's business? And they understood not the word that he spoke unto them. (Luke 2: 41-52.)
Does Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI speak clearly and unequivocally about the necessity of the Protestants and the Orthodox to find Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in His one true Church, the Catholic Church? No. He says quite specifically the opposite, thereby blaspheming Our Lord and telling the lost sheep to remain lost:
We all know there are numerous models of unity and you know that the Catholic Church also has as her goal the full visible unity of the disciples of Christ, as defined by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council in its various Documents (cf. Lumen Gentium, nn. 8, 13; Unitatis Redintegratio, nn. 2, 4, etc.). This unity, we are convinced, indeed subsists in the Catholic Church, without the possibility of ever being lost (cf. Unitatis Redintegratio, n. 4); the Church in fact has not totally disappeared from the world.
On the other hand, this unity does not mean what could be called ecumenism of the return: that is, to deny and to reject one's own faith history. Absolutely not!
It does not mean uniformity in all expressions of theology and spirituality, in liturgical forms and in discipline. Unity in multiplicity, and multiplicity in unity: in my Homily for the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul on 29 June last, I insisted that full unity and true catholicity in the original sense of the word go together. As a necessary condition for the achievement of this coexistence, the commitment to unity must be constantly purified and renewed; it must constantly grow and mature.
To this end, dialogue has its own contribution to make. More than an exchange of thoughts, an academic exercise, it is an exchange of gifts (cf. Ut Unum Sint, n. 28), in which the Churches and the Ecclesial Communities can make available their own riches (cf. Lumen Gentium, nn. 8, 15; Unitatis Redintegratio, nn. 3, 14ff.; Ut Unum Sint, nn. 10-14).
As a result of this commitment, the journey can move forward, step by step, as the Letter to the Ephesians says, until at last we will all "attain to the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Eph 4: 13). (Ecumenical meeting at the Archbishopric of Cologne English)
The lost sheep can remain lost, being more or less pretty well assured of their salvation. Dare they hope? Have their already crossed the "threshold of hope" (whatever that means)?
Do you realize that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI did not mention the word "Church" or the word "Catholic" once in his address to the representatives of "other" religions last evening? Not once. Nor did Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI invite the adherents of Talmudic Judaism with whom he met after he had received with his own consecrated hands the symbols of false religions, including a menorah, as mentioned above, to convert to the true Faith.
Instead, the man who had just committed multiple Mortal Sins against the First Commandment wished those in a dead, superseded religion that belongs to the devil a happy Passover. No, those steeped in Talmudic Judaism, either those in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 17, 2008, or those elsewhere in the world to whom Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict addressed this message below, were not being asked to find the Child Jesus in the true temple that is the Catholic Church:
My dear friends,
I extend special greetings of peace to the Jewish community in the United States and throughout the world as you prepare to celebrate the annual feast of Pesah. My visit to this country has coincided with this feast, allowing me to meet with you personally and to assure you of my prayers as you recall the signs and wonders God performed in liberating his chosen people. Motivated by our common spiritual heritage, I am pleased to entrust to you this message as a testimony to our hope centered on the Almighty and his mercy.
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To the Jewish community on the Feast of Pesah
My visit to the United States offers me the occasion to extend a warm and heartfelt greeting to my Jewish brothers and sisters in this country and throughout the world. A greeting that is all the more spiritually intense because the great feast of Pesah is approaching. "This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as an ordinance for ever" (Exodus 12: 14). While the Christian celebration of Easter differs in many ways from your celebration of Pesah, we understand and experience it in continuation with the biblical narrative of the mighty works which the Lord accomplished for his people.
At this time of your most solemn celebration, I feel particularly close, precisely because of what Nostra Aetate calls Christians to remember always: that the Church "received the revelation of the Old Testament through the people with whom God in His inexpressible mercy concluded the Ancient Covenant. Nor can she forget that she draws sustenance from the root of that well-cultivated olive tree onto which have been grafted the wild shoots, the Gentiles" (Nostra Aetate, 4). In addressing myself to you I wish to re-affirm the Second Vatican Council's teaching on Catholic-Jewish relations and reiterate the Church's commitment to the dialogue that in the past forty years has fundamentally changed our relationship for the better.
Because of that growth in trust and friendship, Christians and Jews can rejoice together in the deep spiritual ethos of the Passover, a memorial (zikkarôn) of freedom and redemption. Each year, when we listen to the Passover story we return to that blessed night of liberation. This holy time of the year should be a call to both our communities to pursue justice, mercy, solidarity with the stranger in the land, with the widow and orphan, as Moses commanded: "But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you from there; therefore I command you to do this" (Deuteronomy 24: 18).
At the Passover Sèder you recall the holy patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the holy women of Israel, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachael and Leah, the beginning of the long line of sons and daughters of the Covenant. With the passing of time the Covenant assumes an ever more universal value, as the promise made to Abraham takes form: "I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing... All the communities of the earth shall find blessing in you" (Genesis 12: 2-3). Indeed, according to the prophet Isaiah, the hope of redemption extends to the whole of humanity: "Many peoples will come and say: 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths'" (Isaiah 2: 3). Within this eschatological horizon is offered a real prospect of universal brotherhood on the path of justice and peace, preparing the way of the Lord (cf. Isaiah 62: 10).
Christians and Jews share this hope; we are in fact, as the prophets say, "prisoners of hope" (Zachariah 9: 12). This bond permits us Christians to celebrate alongside you, though in our own way, the Passover of Christ's death and resurrection, which we see as inseparable from your own, for Jesus himself said: "salvation is from the Jews" (John 4: 22). Our Easter and your Pesah, while distinct and different, unite us in our common hope centered on God and his mercy. They urge us to cooperate with each other and with all men and women of goodwill to make this a better world for all as we await the fulfillment of God's promises.
With respect and friendship, I therefore ask the Jewish community to accept my Pesah greeting in a spirit of openness to the real possibilities of cooperation which we see before us as we contemplate the urgent needs of our world, and as we look with compassion upon the sufferings of millions of our brothers and sisters everywhere. Naturally, our shared hope for peace in the world embraces the Middle East and the Holy Land in particular. May the memory of God's mercies, which Jews and Christians celebrate at this festive time, inspire all those responsible for the future of that region-where the events surrounding God's revelation actually took place-to new efforts, and especially to new attitudes and a new purification of hearts!
In my heart I repeat with you the psalm of the paschal Hallel (Psalm 118: 1-4), invoking abundant divine blessings upon you: "O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever. Let Israel say, 'His steadfast love endures forever.' . . . Let those who fear the Lord say, 'His steadfast love endures forever'.
Message to the Jewish Community
Did I miss the call for the conversion of the Jews here? Where there any references to Saint Peter's Pentecost Sunday discourse that somehow didn't get pasted properly from the website of the United States Conference of Conciliar "Bishops"? A happy Passover? That feast is over. Dead. Done for. Through. Finished. You want to show respect for those steeped in the diabolical, Christ-hating errors of Talmudic Judaism? Preach the necessity of those steeped in that false religion to convert to the true Faith. Tell the story of Alphonse Ratisbonne. Exhort. Challenge. Seek out the lost sheep so that they can find the Child Jesus before it is too late.
Within this eschatological horizon is offered a real prospect of universal brotherhood on the path of justice and peace, preparing the way of the Lord (cf. Isaiah 62: 10)? Eschatological horizon? Maybe Walter Kasper really was expressing the mind of his fellow Goth after all: we can just work as 'brothers" with those in false religions, including Talmudic Judaism, although "in our own way," of course, until the Last Day.
Shared hope of peace in the Middle East? There will never be any true peace in the Middle East until those steeped in the blindness of Talmudic Judaism and those steeped in the idolatry of Mohammedanism are converted to the true Faith. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour really meant it when He said:
Amen I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered together thy children, as the hen doth gather her chickens under her wings, and thou wouldest not? Behold, you house shall be left to you, desolate. For I say to you, you shall not see me henceforth till you say: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. (Mt. 23: 36-39.)
What can we do in the face of this apostasy and betrayal? Make reparation as best we can as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.
Once again, here is the schedule of the Rosaries for reparation that has been publicized on this site several times in the past few days:
1. Saint Gertrude the Great Church, 4900 Rialto Road, West Chester Ohio: Solemn Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 4:45 p.m., followed by recitation of all fifteen decades of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary prior to the 5:30 p.m. Low Mass.
2. Mary Immaculate Church, 7745 Military Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska: 6:00 p.m. Mass, followed by Solemn Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the praying of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary.
3. Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 15 Pepper Street, Monroe, Connecticut: 10:45 a.m., School Mass of reparation, followed by the recitation of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary in front of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima on the parish grounds.
We must pray. We must pray in reparation for our own many sins. We must pray in reparation for the grave, grave offenses that have been given to God in the past few days alone by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI (with more on the horizon). Imagine how many evangelical and fundamentalist Protestants, some of whom might have been considering investigating converting to what appears to be the Catholic Church, have been dissuaded from doing so at the sight of the false "pontiff's" treating the symbols of false religions with respect as he received them with joy and gratitude. Imagine how many Catholics have been reaffirmed in the Americanist notion of religious indifferentism and pluralism. No one who loves God and wants to defend His greater honor and glory can be indifferent to these acts of apostasy and sacrilege.
We must, therefore, make reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please God that our prayers are offered with right intentions, praying also for the conversion of the conciliarists, including Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI himself, and in a spirit of true devotion and interior fervor of soul, we can be confident that Our Lady will help us to be more zealous for our own conversion on a daily basis and thus to have true apostolic zeal for the souls of all of those whom God's Holy Providence places in our own paths on a daily basis.
Reparation to Our Lord Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary through her Most Holy Rosary. The Rosary has won military battles and defeated heresies in the past. It can do the same now.
What are we waiting for?
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.