Benedict in Wonderland
by Thomas A. Droleskey
There are times when this veteran of many battles in the 1970s and 1980s and early-1990s against what I thought were "abuses" in the "postconciliar church" get more than a little shocked by the boldness of the currently reigning false "pontiff," Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI.
As I noted six months ago now, Ratzinger/Benedict has decried the spread of heresy as he has spread it himself, twisting and chipping away at the Holy Faith in the process.
Ratzinger/Benedict has promoted a concept of dogmatic truth and Tradition that has been condemned solemnly by the Catholic Church while urging Catholics and non-Catholics alike to "search for the truth," to "search for unity in truth."
The false pontiff has given the appearance that Talmudic Judaism is a religion that is in favor with the true God of Divine Revelation.
The successor of the "pope" of the Assisi events, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, has said that places of false worship are "sacred" and thus pleasing in the sight of the Most Blessed Trinity.
The putative Successor of Saint Peter has publicly and categorically rejected the "ecumenism of the return."
A important peritus at the "Second" Vatican Council, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has endorsed "religious liberty," condemned by numerous popes, and "separation of Church and State," termed by Pope Saint Pius X as a thesis "absolutely false."
Thought by many well-meaning Catholics to be a "restorer" of Catholic Tradition, the false claimaint to the Throne of Saint Peter has treated the false clergy of false religions as though they had a legitimate--if not salvific--mission from God Himself to serve souls.
An author who has told us that Protestant "theologians" who deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ nevertheless "continue believing in a Christian manner, the German-born "pope" has tolerated a fellow German's public defection from the Faith. (Yes, it has been 616 days since "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch denied that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died in atonement for our sins on the wood of the Holy Cross.
An unabashed admirer of the Hegelian Hans Urs von Balthasar, Ratzinger/Benedict rejects Scholasticism in favor of the "new theology" whose precepts were condemned by Pope Pius XII in Humani Generis, August 12, 1950, wherein our last true pontiff reiterated the simple Catholic truth that Catholics are bound to accept what is contained in encyclical letters.
Alas, it is this rejection of Scholasticism that causes Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI to live in a wonderland of murkiness and ambiguity that have nothing to do with the Catholic Faith, no less clear, rational thinking even on a purely natural level.
Behold, therefore, the continued madness of the false "pontiff's" decrying the "de-Christianization" of Europe, a process that began, to be sure, as early as the Renaissance at the end of the Fourteenth and the beginning of the Fifteenth Centuries but received its principal impetus from the Protestant Revolution against the Divine Plan that God Himself instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church while permitting a public display of decadence and gross indecency at the Paul VI Audience Hall moments at the very same time!
It is remarkable, yes, even to me, that the false "pope's" mind is so enveloped in contradiction and paradox that he cannot see that permitting bare-chested members who have performed in a so-called "gay circus" (and may or may not be members of the lavender persuasion themselves) to perform acrobatic feats directly in front of him, much to the delight of the prelates who were sitting in the seats to this left, some of whom actually stood up to applaud the indecent spectacle, is itself a manifestation of a rank paganization of culture that has been brought about over time by the effects of various events in the past half of a millennium (the Protestant Revolution and the subsequent rise and triumph of naturalism) that cannot be fought by some kind of return to a "generic" sense of Christianity.
How can one decry the "de-Christianization" of Europe while permitting a display of indecency that no true pope would ever permit to be displayed in public (the few popes who have been personally immoral had the good sense, at least in most cases, to keep their display of immorality shielded from the public) to corrupt the eyes of thousands of people in person, to say nothing of millions of people worldwide via the internet? I need to correct myself on one point, however: the Pellegrini Brothers did not perform an "acrobatic" feat in front of the false "pontiff," they performed a strip act that is truly "worthy" of that hideous Chippendales group that was popular in New York City in the 1980s.
The following report details Ratzinger/Benedict's concerns over the "de-Christianization" of Europe that he cannot admit is but the logical end result of the Protestant Revolution and the subsequent rise of the naturalism of Judeo-Masonry (see Practical Atheism as the Lowest Common Denominator) a day before the European Court of Human Rights, an entity of the thoroughly naturalistic, anti-Catholic, Masonic European Union, decreed that the Republic of Ireland's laws restricting women's access to baby-killing was a "violation" of a "woman's right:"
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict voiced the Catholic Church’s deep concern over “hostility and prejudice“ against Christianity in Europe on Thursday, saying creeping secularism was just as bad as religious fanaticism.
In the message for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace, marked on Jan. 1, he also reiterated recent condemnations of lack of religious freedom in countries in the Middle East where Christians are a minority, such as Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
He said Christians were the most persecuted religious group in the world and that it was “unacceptable””that in some places they had to risk their lives to practise their faith.
But he reserved his strongest words for Europe, where the Church says it is under assault by some national governments and European institutions over issues such as gay marriage, abortion and the use of Christian religious symbols in public places.
“I also express my hope that in the West, and especially in Europe, there will be an end to hostility and prejudice against Christians because they are resolved to orient their lives in a way consistent with the values and principles expressed in the Gospel,” he said in the message.
“May Europe rather be reconciled to its own Christian roots, which are fundamental for understanding its past, present and future role in history ...,” he said.
The message, this year called “Religious Freedom, the Path to Peace,” is traditionally sent to world leaders, national and international institutions such as the United Nations.
The Pope put what the Vatican has termed “aggressive secularism”, such as gay marriage and restrictions on religious symbols such as crucifixes, nativity scenes and other traditions, on the same level as religious fanaticism.
“The same determination that condemns every form of fanaticism and religious fundamentalism must also oppose every form of hostility to religion that would restrict the public role of believers in civil and political life,” he said.
“It should be clear that religious fundamentalism and secularism are alike in that both represent extreme forms of a rejection of legitimate pluralism and the principle of secularity.”
Church officials have expressed concerns over what they see as growing “Christianophobia””in the developed world.
A top Vatican official addressed it at the recent summit of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Kazakhstan and Christian groups have set up the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians.
The Vatican criticised plans to propose legislation in Britain — known as the Equality Bill — that could force churches to hire homosexuals or transsexuals.
Ten European states are backing Italy’s appeal to the continent’s top human rights court to overturn its ban on crucifixes in schools, a ruling that caused outrage across the political spectrum in Italy when it was handed down last year.
In France, the erecting of the traditional nativity scene, or creche, in public places, has caused disputes because some say they violate the country’s principle of “laicite”, or the strict separation of church and state.
In a reference to these episodes, the Pope said that in Western countries, “sophisticated forms of hostility” find their expression in the “denial of history and the rejection of religious symbols which reflect the identity and the culture of the majority of citizens”.
A Vatican official presenting the message told a news conference that between 200 million and 300 million Christians “face daily threats of murder, beating, imprisonment and murder and a further 350-400 million encounter discrimination in areas such as jobs and housing”. (Pope decries Europe's 'Christianophobia'.)
Wait! Isn't this the same "pope" who lauded "separation of Church and State" seven months ago when he was in Portugal, spitting once again on the memory of Pope Saint Pius X, who had in 1910 condemned separation of Church and State in the country that was to be favored by Our Lady's apparitions to the seers in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal? Yes, it is! See for yourselves:
From a wise vision of life and of the world, the just ordering of society follows. Situated within history, the Church is open to cooperating with anyone who does not marginalize or reduce to the private sphere the essential consideration of the human meaning of life. The point at issue is not an ethical confrontation between a secular and a religious system, so much as a question about the meaning that we give to our freedom. What matters is the value attributed to the problem of meaning and its implication in public life. By separating Church and State, the Republican revolution which took place 100 years ago in Portugal, opened up a new area of freedom for the Church, to which the two concordats of 1940 and 2004 would give shape, in cultural settings and ecclesial perspectives profoundly marked by rapid change. For the most part, the sufferings caused by these transformations have been faced with courage. Living amid a plurality of value systems and ethical outlooks requires a journey to the core of one’s being and to the nucleus of Christianity so as to reinforce the quality of one’s witness to the point of sanctity, and to find mission paths that lead even to the radical choice of martyrdom. (Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, Official Reception at Lisbon Portela International Airport, Tuesday, May 11, 2010.)
Well, behold the fruit of the "separation of Church and State" that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has praised in country after country as having been of such a great benefit to the cause of the Faith:
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Irish abortion laws violated the rights of one of three women who sought terminations in Britain.
The woman, who was in remission for a rare form of cancer, feared it might return as a result of her pregnancy.
While abortion in the Republic is technically allowed if a woman's life is at risk, the court said that was not made possible for the woman involved.
But it ruled two other women in the case had not had their rights breached.
The court said the Irish government had failed to properly implement the constitutional right to abortion if a woman's life was in danger.
Correspondents say the ruling is likely to force the Dublin government to introduce new legislation or bring in new guidelines.
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen said politicians now needed to consider the implications of the ruling.
"It's an issue for the whole political spectrum to consider," he said.
The first two women in the case were a single mother who had other children in care and a woman who was concerned about the danger of an ectopic pregnancy.
All three women said they had suffered medical complications on returning to the Irish Republic and said they believed they had not been entitled to an abortion under Irish law.
They all complained that Irish restrictions on abortion had stigmatised and humiliated them, risking damage to their health.
However the third woman had argued that even though she believed her pregnancy had put her life at risk, there was no law or procedure for her to have her right to an abortion established.
The court said that the government in Dublin had breached the third woman's right to respect for her private life by its "failure to implement the existing constitutional right to a lawful abortion in Ireland".
It ruled that "neither the medical consultation nor litigation options, relied on by the Irish government, constituted effective and accessible procedures which allowed the third applicant to establish her right to a lawful abortion in Ireland".
The court said that the only non-judicial way of determining the risk to a woman's life - on which the government relied - was an ordinary medical consultation between the woman and her doctor. It described this as "ineffective".
It said that women and their doctors both ran a risk of criminal conviction and imprisonment "if an initial doctor's opinion that abortion was an option as it posed a risk to the woman's health was later found to be against the Irish constitution".
The court said Irish constitutional courts were not appropriate for determining whether a woman qualified for a lawful abortion.
Under Irish law, abortion is a criminal act although a referendum in 1983 amended the constitution acknowledging the mother's right to life was equal to that of the child.
Following several legal cases, the Irish Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that abortion was lawful if the mother's life was at risk.
However, the Irish parliament has never enacted legislation regulating the constitutionally guaranteed right.
The three women were all supported by the Irish Family Planning Association. They have not been identified, although two are Irish nationals and one is a Lithuanian who is resident in the Irish Republic.
The UK-based abortion charity BPAS - which submitted written observations to the court - welcomed the ruling.
"The lack of clarity as to when abortion may be lawful in Ireland puts women and doctors in an impossible situation, and the sooner this can be remedied the better," said BPAS chief executive Ann Furedi. (BBC News - Irish abortion ban 'violated woman's rights'.)
live by separation of Church and State and you will die by it. In this case, of course, untold additional numbers of innocent babies will die because of it in once proudly Catholic Ireland.
Ah, wasn't it Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's band of corrupt "bishops" in Ireland who urged Catholics to support the referendum on the Lisbon Treaty last year? Yes, it sure was:
DUBLIN, September 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference has issued a statement supporting the Lisbon Treaty and throwing in their lot with the "European project" for international unification. This project, however, has been blasted by pro-life and pro-democracy leaders as little less than an effort to establish a new totalitarian European superstate, and one that could easily lead to the demise of Ireland's pro-life laws.
Despite continued warnings from pro-life groups in Ireland and in Europe, a statement issued today by the bishops said the Treaty "does not undermine existing legal protections in Ireland for unborn children." The bishops further said, "Any material which misinforms voters is an interference with the exercise of a fundamental right and has no place in church buildings or grounds."
"The Lisbon Treaty is of the greatest importance, not only for us here in Ireland but also for the future shape of the European project."
Leading No campaign group Coir said that a Yes vote on the European Union's Lisbon Treaty, the replacement for the European Constitution that was defeated in 2005, could mean that "the Irish people will lose the right to decide on abortion and a whole range of social issues."
Coir and other pro-life groups have repeatedly warned that under the Lisbon Treaty Ireland and the few other remaining countries in the EU with legal protections for the unborn will be subject to the rulings of the European Court of Justice that could interpret the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights to uphold a "right to abortion."
Coir spokeswoman Niamh Ui Bhriain said that current legal protections were not at issue, but that the Treaty will give the EU Courts the powers to decide on abortion "and a great many other social issues in the future."
Ui Bhriain said, "A reading of the treaty makes that very clear. A new and legally different EU is created in Articles 1 and 49, we all become citizens of that superstate in Article 9, and Article 6 then gives us, as citizens, a legally binding Charter of Rights. That's what gives the EU Court the right to decide our human rights law - including our laws on issues like abortion and euthanasia - in the future."
This position is held also by European pro-life groups who have pleaded with the Irish public, whose country is the last to still allow a public vote, to defeat the Lisbon treaty in next month's referendum. In a media release earlier this month, the Pro-life Movement of the Czech Republic made exactly the same warning about the powers of the European Court of Justice and the biases of the EU in favour of abortion.
This position is also held by the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC). Pat Buckley, SPUC's representative at the European Parliament and Council of Europe said today that the EU's Committee of Ministers are "being encouraged" to develop a European Convention "to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights by 2015." He called it another step in the "creeping agenda" at the EU to establish the notion of abortion as a "universal human right" that would be protected under the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Buckley rubbished the "guarantees" obtained by the Irish government, saying they "are not binding in EU law, and they don't change one jot of the Treaty of Lisbon. It's the same Treaty that was rejected by the Irish people last year, and virtually the same document as the Constitution for Europe that was rejected by the French and Dutch people in 2005."
Declaration 17 of the Lisbon Treaty says that the EU would have primacy over the laws of member states: "The Conference recalls that, in accordance with well settled case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Treaties and the law adopted by the Union on the basis of the Treaties have primacy over the law of Member States, under the conditions laid down by the said case law."
The No campaign on Lisbon, despite a huge outpouring of public funding in favor of the opposing Yes campaign, is beginning to pick up speed.
A Gael Poll on voting intentions for the Irish referendum suggests there has been a massive surge in support for the "no" campaign, with 59 per cent against the treaty and only 41 per cent prepared to vote "yes." Last year, the Gael Poll predicted a 54-46 percent margin for the No campaign, with the actual result of the vote being 53.4 percent No and 46.6 percent Yes.
The result of the latest Gael poll has gone largely unreported in the Irish or British mainstream media. The EU Referendum website notes that in general the coverage for this second Irish Referendum on the Lisbon treaty has been significantly played down since last year "by a media that is wholly in favour of the EU treaty." EU Referendum also notes that the date of the referendum, a few days before the Conservative party convention in October, "will set the EU issue on fire in the UK" and likely renew demands for a referendum in Britain.
Meanwhile, pro-democracy voices in Europe continue to warn of the danger of a "unified" Europe. In a speech last Sunday in Aix-en Provence, France, Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, warned against the rise of a new form of tyranny in Europe. Brussels Journal news and commentary website quoted President Klaus wondering if some former Soviet countries such as his own were not risking falling into "another blind alley of regulated society, of unproductive welfare state, of brave new world of European social democratism and of empty and artificial Europeanism."
He said the path of the Czech Republic toward democracy began with the catchwords "deregulate, liberalize, privatize" but these were "gradually transformed" into "regulate, adjust to all kinds of standards of the most developed and richest countries, listen to the partial interests of the NGOs and follow them, get rid of your sovereignty and put it into the hands of international institutions and organizations."
"Europeism is - for me - an inconsistent, evidently heterogeneous, but in principle neosocialist doctrine, which characterizes the current thinking in Europe. It believes neither in freedom, nor in spontaneous evolution of human society," Klaus said.
Labour MP and former Minister Gisela Stuart blasted the Lisbon Treaty at Open Europe's Dublin meeting last week saying it has serious implications for democracy.
Stuart was a member of the European Convention which drafted the Treaty, and warned that "the nature of democracy is really at stake." She said the Irish second referendum is the last chance and there would be "no more treaties, no more referendums anywhere" on EU integration.
The official position statement of the Irish bishops follows another statement last week by Bishop Noel Treanor, who said that the "guarantees" obtained by the Irish government from EU leaders would safeguard Irish constitutional protections for the right to life. But pro-life campaigners have warned that these are meaningless since they are not written into the terms of the Treaty itself. (Irish Bishops say No Problem with Lisbon Treaty: Pro-Life)
There's only one thing that the conciliar "bishops" in Ireland know how to protect: perverted clerics who they know to have been abused Catholics repeatedly. The Catholic Faith? Even the simple truth about the European Union's totalitarian, anti-Catholic, anti-life, anti-family agenda? Perish the thought. No, the conciliar "bishops" of Ireland have been proved as accomplices of the forces of darkness in Europe just as much as they have been active conspirators in the protection of perverted clerics. Just imagine taking the word of pro-abortion, pro-perversity statists as being "good enough" to support ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. This would be laughable if it were not for the deadly consequences for babies and for souls that will result from supporting the Lisbon Treaty.
This is what I wrote in
Voting In Favor of the Druids nearly fifteen months ago now:
The Irish "bishops" have, of course, much in common with the likes of Roger Mahony (Apostasy Is His Field) and Sean O'Malley (Sean O'Malley: Coward and Hypocrite) and Michael Sheehan (Unfortunate Enough to Be A Baby) and Robert Morlino (More Rationalizations and Distortions), each of whom sees abortion as just "one" issue among many as they praise statists and statist policies as contributing to the common temporal good in the United States of America. The Irish "bishops" also have much in common with John Jenkins, the President of the University of Notre Dame du Lac, who has praised the pro-abort Obama for the "audacious hope" that he is alleged to have brought to the United States of America and the world (see Official Text of Obama's Honorary Doctorate and No "Common Ground" Between Truth and Error.) The Irish "bishops" also have much in common with Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who has praised the statist, anti-family United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (see Kindred Spirit of the New World Order) despite provisions that clearly violate the Natural Law rights of parents. Alas, of course, it is the same Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI who has support the utopian concept of a global form of governance that could, quite miraculously, respect Natural Law and the rights of the sovereignty of nations (see Give Me Two Bayers, Please and Two More Bayers, Please). The Irish "bishops" are simply doing what comes quite naturally to conciliarists: endorse the plans of "naturalists" to "improve" the world by means of global governance organizations.
That the Irish "bishops" can urge a "yes" vote for the Treaty of Lisbon in the repeat referendum (statists never take "no" for an answer from the voters, seeking to wear them down time and time again) to be held in the Republic of Ireland six day from now, that is, on Friday, October 2, 2009, the Feast of our Holy Guardian Angels, is scandalous on its face. It is even more scandalous in light of the clear evidence anti-family, anti-life agenda of the European Parliament, which is but a mere shadow of the anti-family, anti-life commitment of the nameless, faceless, unelected apparatchiks who staff the various nooks and crannies of the bureaucracies and committees of the European Union. (See a related story:
European Parliament Raps Lithuania for Curbing Homosexual Advocacy.)
Ratzinger/Benedict, steeped in the fog of Hegelian contradiction and paradox that is the "new theology" that was, as noted earlier, condemned in its entirety by Pope Pius XII in Humani Generis on August 12, 1950, cannot see or accept the truth that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order. He cannot see or accept the truth that the falsehoods of religious liberty and separation of Church and State that he praises so repeatedly have been means used by the enemies of the Social Reign of Christ the King in Protestantism and the vast phalanx of naturalists in this world of Modernity to promote the de-Christianization of Europe that he decries very frequently. It's quite a wonder to behold a mind that cannot perceive the logical conclusions that must flow from false premises.
Moreover, of course, it is the mind of the quintessential Modernist, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, that conceived of an "ideal type" of supranational form of governance that respected the Natural Law and the sovereignty of states while guaranteeing the right to life and the integrity of the family, oblivious to the fact that the Catholic Church is the only and only supranational force on this earth that can inform men, both in their private and public lives, as to how to conduct themselves personally and to shape public policy socially in accord with the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have been entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication by her Divine Bridegroom and Invisible Head, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Here is how the false "pope" described this "ideal type of "global governance" in Caritas in Veritate, June 29, 2009:
In the face of the unrelenting growth of global interdependence, there is a strongly felt need, even in the midst of a global recession, for a reform of the United Nations Organization, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth. One also senses the urgent need to find innovative ways of implementing the principle of the responsibility to protect and of giving poorer nations an effective voice in shared decision-making. This seems necessary in order to arrive at a political, juridical and economic order which can increase and give direction to international cooperation for the development of all peoples in solidarity. To manage the global economy; to revive economies hit by the crisis; to avoid any deterioration of the present crisis and the greater imbalances that would result; to bring about integral and timely disarmament, food security and peace; to guarantee the protection of the environment and to regulate migration: for all this, there is urgent need of a true world political authority, as my predecessor Blessed John XXIII indicated some years ago. Such an authority would need to be regulated by law, to observe consistently the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, to seek to establish the common good, and to make a commitment to securing authentic integral human development inspired by the values of charity in truth. Furthermore, such an authority would need to be universally recognized and to be vested with the effective power to ensure security for all, regard for justice, and respect for right. Obviously it would have to have the authority to ensure compliance with its decisions from all parties, and also with the coordinated measures adopted in various international forums. Without this, despite the great progress accomplished in various sectors, international law would risk being conditioned by the balance of power among the strongest nations. The integral development of peoples and international cooperation require the establishment of a greater degree of international ordering, marked by subsidiarity, for the management of globalization. They also require the construction of a social order that at last conforms to the moral order, to the interconnection between moral and social spheres, and to the link between politics and the economic and civil spheres, as envisaged by the Charter of the United Nations. (Caritas in veritate, June 29, 2009.)
This is what I wrote in
Give Me Two Bayers, Please on July 8, 2009:
This is insanity. Each of the problems that Ratzinger/Benedict lists in his encyclical letter, including the rise of the unbridled marketplace that is defined by the pursuit of profit at all costs and the outsourcing of jobs, two of the many phenomena of the modern world that Ratzinger/Benedict rightly condemns in Caritas in Veritate, is the direct and inexorable result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King wrought by the Protestant Revolt and institutionalized by the rise of Judeo-Masonry. The multifaceted and interrelated problems and massive injustices that have arisen as a result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King cannot be resolved by some kind of utopian "world political authority" that is going to have "teeth" while at the same time respecting the Natural Law principle of subsidiarity enunciated by Pope Pius XI in Quadragesimo Anno, May 15, 1931, as it respects the right to life and the rights of families and promotes "integral human development." In all Charity, my friends, the truth of the matter is that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI is stark raving mad to believe that such a One World Government could provide a structure for order and justice in the world, and that is putting the matter mildly and as charitably as is humanly possible. Need one point out that one of the chief goals of Talmudic Judaism has been to create such a One World Government?
Have we lost our minds? Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI clearly called for a "world political authority" to accomplish the following objectives:
1) To find "innovative ways of implementing the principle of the responsibility to protect and of giving poorer nations an effective voice in shared decision-making. This seems necessary in order to arrive at a political, juridical and economic order which can increase and give direction to international cooperation for the development of all peoples in solidarity."
2) "To manage the global economy; to revive economies hit by the crisis; to avoid any deterioration of the present crisis and the greater imbalances that would result;"
3) "to bring about integral and timely disarmament, food security and peace."
4) "to guarantee the protection of the environment and to regulate migration."
The only thing that this "world political authority" would not be empowered to do is to permanently remove plaque from your teeth in one easy step. No such "world political authority" can do any of the things outlined by Ratzinger/Benedict in Caritas in Veritate.
The master of contradiction and ambiguity, Ratzinger/Benedict has convinced some of his reflexive apologists that Number 67 of Caritas in Veritate does not mean that Ratzinger/Benedict does not support a "One World Government" because he did not use those precise terms. Please tell me what a "world political authority" that would have the powers to do the things listed in Number 67 of Caritas in Veritate would be if not the equivalent of a "one world government?"
It is madness to believe that such a "world political authority" would respect the Natural Law right of subsidiarity and restore legal protection to the preborn and protects the rights of the family while at the same time opposing contraception. No "world political authority" can do any of these things. Men and their nations must convert to the Catholic Faith and to the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by the Catholic Church in order for there to be any chance at all of seeking to realize the common temporal good that is pursued in a due subordination to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication.
It is also quite maddening, thank you very much, to listen to Ratzinger/Benedict babble on and on and on about the de-Christianization of Europe when he praises the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and proposes an "ideal type" of global governance that is impossible to realize in a world possessed of the Judeo-Masonic spirit and would be entirely unnecessary in a world informed by the Catholicism as men and their nations submitted themselves to the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by Our King's Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order.
Alas, my few readers, madness is what reigns supreme in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. It is indeed very telling that men who have lost the sensus Catholicus on matters of doctrine have lost all sense of even naturalistic moral decency and can gawk--that's right, gawk, which is what Ratzinger/Benedict did two days ago--at the frontally naked acrobats dressed in very tight leotards. (You can find that video all on your own. I am not going to link to it.)
Could you imagine Saint John Mary Vianney or Padre Pio gawking at these men? These saints would say that that performance alone is proof of Vatican participation in the de-Christianization of Europe and of the whole world. It's no wonder that the Vatican office for migration has sponsored a convention on circuses as the counterfeit church of conciliarism is a non-stop circus.
The appendices below contain a few Catholic antidotes to the insanity represented by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's endorsement of the very thing that has led the de-Christianization of Europe and what the false "pope" calls "Christianophobia," the separation of Church and State.
Let us be joyful, however, that we have reached the days of the O Antiphons in the Sacred Liturgy. We are now in the seven liturgical days leading up to Midnight Mass one week from tonight. Let me turn to Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Liturgical Year to explain why we have embarked upon a period of joyful expectation as Advent draws to a close and we can gather around the stable once again to welcome the Baby Jesus, adoring Him with His Most Blessed Mother and His foster-father, our Good Saint Joseph:
The Church enters to-day on the seven days which precede the Vigil of Christmas, and which are known in the liturgy under the name- of the Greater Ferias. The ordinary of the Advent Office becomes more solemn; the antiphons of the psalms, both for Lauds and the Hours of the day, are proper, and allude expressly to the great coming. Every day, at Vespers, is sung a solemn antiphon, consisting of a fervent prayer to the Messias, whom it addresses by one of the titles given Him in the sacred Scriptures.
In the Roman Church, there are seven of these antiphons, one for each of the greater ferias. They are commonly called the O's of Advent, because they all begin with that interjection. In other Churches, during the middle ages, two more were added to these seven; one to our blessed Lady, O virgo virginum; and the other to the angel Gabriel, O Gabriel; or to St. Thomas the apostle, whose feast comes during the greater ferias; it began O Thoma Didyme. There were even Churches when twelve great antiphons were sung' that is, besides the nine we have just mentioned, O Rex Pacifice to our Lord, O mundi Domina to our Lady, and O Hierusalem to the city of the people of God.
The canonical Hour of Vespers has been selected as the most appropriate time for this solemn supplication to our Saviour, because, as the Church sings in one of her hymns, it was in the evening of the world (vergente mundi vespere) that the Messias came amongst us. These antiphons are sung at the Magnificat, to show us that the Saviour whom we expect is to come to us by Mary. They are sung twice, once before and once after the canticle, as on double feasts, and this to show their great solemnity. In some Churches it was formerly the practice to sing them thrice; that is, before the canticle, before the Gloria Patri, and after the Sicut erat. Lastly, these admirable antiphons, which contain the whole pith of the Advent liturgy, are accompanied by a chant replete with melodious gravity, and by ceremonies of great expressiveness, though, in these latter, there is no uniform practice followed. Let us enter into the spirit of the Church; let us reflect on the great day which is coming; that thus we may take our share in these the last and most earnest solicitations of the Church imploring her Spouse to come, to which He at length yields.
O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem fortiter, suaviterque disponens omnia; veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.
O Wisdom, that proceedest from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to end mightily, and disposing all things sweetly! come and teach us the way of prudence.
O uncreated Wisdom, who art so soon to make Thyself visible to Thy creatures, truly Thou disposest of all things. It is by Thy permission that the emperor Augustus issues a decree ordering the enrolment of the whole world. Each citizen of the vast empire is to have his name enrolled in the city of his birth. this prince has no other object in this order, which sets the world in motion, but his own ambition. Men go to and fro by millions, and an unbroken procession traverses the immense Roman world; men think they they are doing the bidding of man, and it is God whom they are obeying. This world-wide agitation has really but one object; it is, to bring to Bethlehem a man and woman who live at Nazareth in Galilee, in order that this woman, who is unknown in the world but dear to heaven, and who is at the close of the ninth month since she conceived her Child, may give birth to this Child in Bethlehem; for the Prophet has said of Him: 'His going forth is from the beginning, from the days of eternity. And thou, O Bethlehem! art not the least among the thousand cities of Juda, for out of thee He shall come.' O divine Wisdom! how strong art Thou in thus reaching Thine ends by means which are infallible, though hidden; and yet, how sweet, offering no constraint to man's free-will; and withal, how fatherly, in providing for our necessities! Thou choosest Bethlehem for Thy birth-place, because Bethlehem signifies the house of bread. In this, Thou teachest us that Thou art our Bread, the nourishment and support of our life. With God as our food, we cannot die. O Wisdom of the Father, living Bread that hast descended from heaven, come speedily into us, that thus we approach to Thee and be enlightened by Thy light, and by that prudence which leads to salvation. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year, Volume I, Advent, pp, 484-485.)
Yes, this era of apostasy will pass. When it does, my friends, rest assured that it will be the working of the same Blessed Mother who brought forth her only Child at Midnight in Bethlehem in piercing cold, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart will triumph over the apostasies and sacrileges and blasphemies and errors of the moment just as that same Immaculate Heart of Mary was so filled with joy at the time of the Nativity of her Son, Christ the King. We need to resolve during these final days of Advent to make better preparation for our celebration of Christmas this year, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits and as we week to make reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was formed out of her own Immaculate Heart, for our own sins and those of the whole world.
Let us keep close to Our Lady and Saint Joseph in these final days of Advent as we ask them to protect us from the minions of Modernity and Modernism who are, yes, each in their own way, serving to accomplish the will of God now just as much as had Caesar Augustus over two millennia ago.
O Wisdom, that proceedest from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to end mightily, and disposing all things sweetly! come and teach us the way of prudence.
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.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Pope Saint Pius X on Separation of Church and State in Portugal that has been praised by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI
2. Whilst the new rulers of Portugal were affording such numerous and awful examples of the abuse of power, you know with what patience and moderation this Apostolic See has acted towards them. We thought that We ought most carefully to avoid any action that could even have the appearance of hostility to the Republic. For We clung to the hope that its rulers would one day take saner counsels and would at length repair, by some new agreement, the injuries inflicted on the Church. In this, however, We have been altogether disappointed, for they have now crowned their evil work by the promulgation of a vicious and pernicious Decree for the Separation of Church and State. But now the duty imposed upon Us by our Apostolic charge will not allow Us to remain passive and silent when so serious a wound has been inflicted upon the rights and dignity of the Catholic religion. Therefore do We now address you, Venerable Brethren, in this letter and denounce to all Christendom the heinousness of this deed.
3. At the outset, the absurd and monstrous character of the decree of which We speak is plain from the fact that it proclaims and enacts that the Republic shall have no religion, as if men individually and any association or nation did not depend upon Him who is the Maker and Preserver of all things; and then from the fact that it liberates Portugal from the observance of the Catholic religion, that religion, We say, which has ever been that nation's greatest safeguard and glory, and has been professed almost unanimously by its people. So let us take it that it has been their pleasure to sever that close alliance between Church and State, confirmed though it was by the solemn faith of treaties. Once this divorce was effected, it would at least have been logical to pay no further attention to the Church, and to leave her the enjoyment of the common liberty and rights which belong to every citizen and every respectable community of peoples. Quite otherwise, however, have things fallen out. This decree bears indeed the name of Separation, but it enacts in reality the reduction of the Church to utter want by the spoliation of her property, and to servitude to the State by oppression in all that touches her sacred power and spirit. (Pope Saint Pius X, Iamdudum, May 24, 1911.)
Pope Saint Pius X teaches us that the Roman Pontiffs Have Never Ceased to Condemn the Separation of Church and State
That the State must be separated from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error. . . .
Hence the Roman Pontiffs have never ceased, as circumstances required, to refute and condemn the doctrine of the separation of Church and State. (Pope Saint Pius X, Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906.)