Collapsing Before Our Very Eyes
by Thomas A. Droleskey
We must never lose sight of the fact that conciliarism is a false religion. False religions must collapse over the course of time as they degenerate into a mockery of all that is true and holy. This is what has happened as the Protestant Revolution of the Sixteenth Century degenerated into a mockery of Christianity as it mutated over time, continuing to mutate nearly five hundred years after Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses of the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany to over 33,000 different denominations. And this is what is happening within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism as junk theology and junk liturgy work together with junk science and junk social science to adapt to the "needs" of the mythical entity known as "modern man."
So many headlines in recent weeks attest to the thorough corruption that is conciliarism that it is hard to know where to begin in reviewing just a few of the more recent examples of how this false religion is collapsing in on itself.
True to his contradictory nature Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI issued two statements within six months of each about ecological matters that alternated between pantheism on the one hand and something approaching a semblance of reasonableness on the other hand. Ratzinger/Benedict's zigzags on issues of ecology can be seen in just that six month period:
The first statement, made on July 24, 2007, seemed to indicate that the very existence of the earth itself hung in the balance on the basis of what man does to the environment:
In taking stock of the current situation, I would propose the combination of a secular approach and a religious approach, the approach of faith. Today, we all see that man can destroy the foundations of his existence, his earth, hence, that we can no longer simply do what we like or what seems useful and promising at the time with this earth of ours, with the reality entrusted to us. On the contrary, we must respect the inner laws of creation, of this earth, we must learn these laws and obey these laws if we wish to survive. Consequently, this obedience to the voice of the earth, of being, is more important for our future happiness than the voices of the moment, the desires of the moment. In short, this is a first criterion to learn: that being itself, our earth, speaks to us and we must listen if we want to survive and to decipher this message of the earth. And if we must be obedient to the voice of the earth, this is even truer for the voice of human life. (Meeting with the clergy of the Dioceses of Belluno-Feltre and Treviso in Auronzo di Cadore. July 24, 2007.)
This what I wrote following Ratzinger/Benedict's invocation to "listen" to "our earth" "if we want to survive":
Saving a discussion about Ratzinger's lunacy about evolution for just a moment, it is necessary to point out this Modernist's fundamental disregard for Catholic Faith and the omnipotence of God in this one remark:
"Today, we all see that man can destroy the foundation of his existence, his earth. . "
Here is a newsflash for you, Father Ratzinger: the earth is not the foundation of human existence. God is the foundation of human existence. Neither the earth or anything on it, including the human beings whose first parents, Adam and Eve, were created specifically and specially by God Himself, exists without having been willed in to existence by God, Who is Omnipotence. The earth was created by God to be the temporal home of His visible creation, including the crowning glory of His creative work, man, who was given the power by Him to use the earth responsibly for his good purposes. Man does not exist for the earth. The earth exists to serve man as he seeks to save his immortal soul as a member of the Catholic Church and thus return to his true home, Heaven, in the presence of the Beatific Vision of God: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
God spoke specifically about man's right to steward the earth:
And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth. And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth. And God said: Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed upon the earth, and all trees that have in themselves seed of their own kind, to be your meat: And to all beasts of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to all that move upon the earth, and wherein there is life, that they may have to feed upon. And it was so done. (Genesis 1: 26-30)
It must be noted furthermore that man can never destroy the earth. Oh, he can do great damage to certain parts of the earth, to be sure. Not even nuclear war, which would kill millions of people and make it difficult for survivors in some parts of the world, would destroy the earth. The earth will end when God chooses to do so by His own power at a time known to Him alone. God created the earth when He spoke the word as is recorded in The Book of Genesis:
In the beginning God created heaven, and earth. And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.And God said: Be light made. And light was made. And God saw the light that it was good; and he divided the light from the darkness. And he called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning one day.
And God said: Let there be a firmament made amidst the waters: and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made a firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament, from those that were above the firmament, and it was so. And God called the firmament, Heaven; and the evening and morning were the second day. God also said: Let the waters that are under the heaven, be gathered together into one place: and let the dry land appear. And it was so done. And God called the dry land, Earth; and the gathering together of the waters, he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1: 1-10)
God created the earth. He alone has the power to end its existence. Those who contend that man can destroy the earth demean the omnipotence of God and do not understand Catholic teaching on eschatology.
No, man can never destroy the earth. We must always listen to the voice of God, not to the nonexistent "voice" of "our earth."
The statement that Ratzinger/Benedict made on July 24, 2007, was straight out of the junk science of the 1960s, accepting the belief that the earth's very existence is at risk as a result of a despoliation of the environment that is occurring precisely because most men, including most Catholics, in the world today do not understand how to use things of this passing earth in light of First nd Last Things. A world where the confessionally Catholic civil state has been overthrown and replaced by the naturalistic, religiously indifferentist, anti-Incarnational civil state of modernity is one in which men will worship and glorify dirt rather than adoring the true God of Divine Revelation has He has revealed Himself to us through the true Church that He created upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope.
A little over five months later, however, Ratzinger/Benedict explained the matter of "climate change" in more cautious terms, warning against the "prophets of doom" even though he had said on July 24, 2007, that the very existence of the earth was imperiled:
Humanity today is rightly concerned about the ecological balance of tomorrow. It is important for assessments in this regard to be carried out prudently, in dialogue with experts and people of wisdom, uninhibited by ideological pressure to draw hasty conclusions, and above all with the aim of reaching agreement on a model of sustainable development capable of ensuring the well-being of all while respecting environmental balances. If the protection of the environment involves costs, they should be justly distributed, taking due account of the different levels of development of various countries and the need for solidarity with future generations. Prudence does not mean failing to accept responsibilities and postponing decisions; it means being committed to making joint decisions after pondering responsibly the road to be taken, decisions aimed at strengthening that covenant between human beings and the environment, which should mirror the creative love of God, from whom we come and towards whom we are journeying. (41st World Day of Peace 2008, The Human Family, a Community of Peace.)
Other conciliarists, however, are full-throated believers in the false scientific data used to "prove" dangerous climate changes that have been revealed now to be manufactured so as to change public policy by forcing governments around the world to spend billions of dollars in what amounts to gigantic exercises in social engineering to get people out of their automobiles and to do as the leftist scientists desire in their daily lives. Here is a recent report from Zenit (I still can't believe they started sending me their news releases again) on one group of sappy conciliarists who are heading to Copenhagen for the upcoming United Masonic Nations Organization "climate summit:"
VATICAN CITY, DEC. 1, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Caritas is joining with other humanitarian organizations to bring bishops and representatives from 25 countries to Copenhagen, Denmark, for an upcoming U.N. meeting on climate change.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will meet Monday to begin a two-week conference in Copenhagen.
In a press release today, Caritas reported that it plans to send representatives to "urge world leaders for climate justice," and campaign for a new deal "that puts the needs of the poor first."
The aid agency is working with CIDSE, which represents some 180 Catholic agencies, to bring representatives from: Mexico, Zambia, South Africa, North America, the Pacific Islands, Mozambique, Kenya and Europe.
Lesley-Anne Knight, secretary-general of Caritas, who will be present in Copenhagen, stated, "World leaders must agree to legally binding commitments to cutting greenhouse gases and to paying for the damage that climate change is having on poor communities."
She continued: "They must set a new vision with a shared responsibility to the Earth.
"We must all live more sustainable less excessive consumerist lifestyles. This will be painful, but not as painful as doing nothing."
"The outcome of Copenhagen must be part of a new global ethic that reconnects us to nature," Knight said, "otherwise it will have failed."
The network of aid organizations is calling for a "fair, effective and binding agreement" that is "legally binding and enforceable."
This agreement, the Caritas communiqué asserted, should include the commitment of developed countries to some $198 billion "additional public financing per year by 2020" to "support developing countries to adapt to the impacts of climate change and to develop sustainably."
It also called for an agreement including a commitment to keep global warming and emissions down. (Caritas Plans Climate Change Campaign)
There's only one little problem with all of this. The hysteria is based on faked "scientific" data, as an editorial in the fairly liberal San Diego Union-Tribune noted recently:
This editorial page has accepted the predominant view of the scientific community that global warming is occurring partly because of mankind’s industrial activity, specifically the release of carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse gases” into the atmosphere. This view was strongly buttressed by a March 2007 editorial board interview with climate change experts Tony Haymet and Richard C.J. Somervill of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, who laid out a comprehensive view of the scientific case for global warming and the risks it posed to civilization.
But after the events of recent weeks, we have deep doubts about at least one assertion of Haymet’s: that climate researchers operate in “a very open community.” Instead, the recent leak of thousands of e-mails to and from scientists at the University of East Anglia in England, the world’s most influential climate research center, showed something else entirely.
The e-mails described systematic manipulation of data to promote conventional wisdom on global warming and of trying to marginalize or harm scientists with contrary theories. They spoke of deleting e-mails, documents and raw data that were the target of public records requests, in apparent violation of British law.
On Sunday, the Times of London reported that this information purge included “much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based” – meaning the key conclusions of East Anglia scientists cannot be subject to independent review.
The leaked e-mails also included an extraordinary admission. U.S. scientist Kevin Trenberth, head of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, wrote on Oct. 12 that “we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t” – a reference to the fact that global temperatures haven’t gone up in more than a decade. Why is this a “travesty”? Because of the grand claims that climate scientists have made for years about the validity of their research and the strength of their predictive models. They should be able to explain what’s going on. It appears they can’t come close.
Yet even after this scandal, environmentalists and their political allies still want the world to remake its economy – redirecting trillions of dollars in economic activity – based on East Anglia’s research. They downplay, even dismiss, the clear evidence of academic fraud.
The White House has adopted this dismissive approach to the scandal as well. President Barack Obama plans to attend the international conference on what the world should do about global warming that begins Monday in Copenhagen. This conference is being held in great part because of the reports of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – which were among the very reports that scientists discussed manipulating in the leaked e-mails.
This outrageous scandal must not and cannot be dismissed. It must be investigated – by the United Nations, by Congress, by the National Academy of Sciences – until every last bit of tainted science has been exposed and excluded from the climate change debate. Given the stakes, it would be a travesty to do otherwise. (Tainted science; see also Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation.)
Does any of this matter to the exponents of junk theology in the conciliar Vatican who must be living in a parallel universe? Does the evidence of actual fraud in the manipulation of allegedly scientific data mean anything to the likes of Ratzinger/Benedict's spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, S.J.? Evidently not:
VATICAN CITY, DEC. 6, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The elements that have led to this week's U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen must also be a call to lifestyle conversion, according to a Vatican spokesman.
On the most recent edition of Vatican Television's "Octava Dies," Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, analyzed the ethical implications of the Dec. 7-18 U.N. conference.
The priest proposed that "some time ago environmental and climate concerns seemed to many to be a luxury -- worries for the rich. The concerns of the poor, who had to survive and meet basic needs, were different."
But then, he said, "We understood that things were not quite that way.
"When there is drought or when there are environmental catastrophes, the poor are the first to suffer and die. Those who are in safer places or who have more resources for food or protection can better survive the worst environmental conditions."
Thus, the spokesman asserted, caring for the health of the planet is something that must be done for everyone, and first of all, for the poor.
"The planet is like an organism in which imbalances reflect on each other," Father Lombardi illustrated. "The alteration of the atmosphere's composition, the increase of sea levels, the reduction of unpolluted fresh water reserves, the change in precipitation and hurricanes, soil erosion and desertification, damage to agriculture and human health. … And all of this fundamentally largely depends on human behavior and decisions."
Our problem too
The Vatican spokesman observed that "the Copenhagen conference on climate will be considered a success or a failure according to the commitments that the governments will take on, above all those of the most powerful and largest countries. The 'magic' numbers on the reductions of harmful gas emissions and the funding to be procured will be pronounced."
"But," the Jesuit affirmed, "in the end everything will depend on the sum of each of our actions, [we] inhabitants of the earth, too used to thinking ourselves clever in shifting the responsibility on others."
Referencing Benedict XVI's "Caritas in Veritate," Father Lombardi proposed "new lifestyles" and noted that "the ecological system depends on a good relationship between man and nature but also on his relationship with other men."
"So," he concluded, "Copenhagen's problem is our problem too." (Aide: Climate Change Talks Must Affect Our Lives.)
Ratzinger/Benedict himself wished success for the "climate change" conference, urging attendees to respect God's laws and the human person. That's nice. Ratzinger/Benedict does not understand that naturalists who believe in abject pantheism will never respect God's laws as long as they do not convert to the true Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order.
Although my friend Mr. Timothy Duff told me recently that there is warming occurring in the world, said warming is not atmospheric. It emanates, Mr. Duff says, from the center of the earth. Gee, what was it that appeared when Our Lady parted the ground beneath Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos on July 13, 1917? Hell itself. Mr. Duff promises to write on this subject at another time.
For present purposes, however, the talk of atmospheric global warming necessitating all manner of economic and political and sociological changes is nothing but lies designed to render more control and more control to the statists who believe in contraception and abortion and perversity and all other manner of evils. That conciliarists buy into any of these lies speaks very loudly about the fact that a false religion built on one lie after another, including making "peace" with the Beatles, Karl Marx, Harry Potter, Oscar Wilde, John Calvin, Barack Hussein Obama, and now the murdered "rapper" Tupac Shakur (see Tupac Shakur and Muse feature on Vatican's MySpace playlist). Then again, as we know, Ratzinger/Benedict is in favor of a one world governing authority and has endorsed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (see
Kindred Spirit of the New World Order).
Behold a false religion in absolute shambles as one of its former archbishops, the corrupt and perverted Rembert G. Weakland (see
Weak In Mind, Weakest Yet In Faith), a direct acolyte of Annibale Bugnini who helped to plan the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, admits to shredding documents relating to complaints made against priests/presbyters during his wretched tenure:
Former Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland routinely shredded copies of weekly reports about sexual abuse by priests, according to formerly sealed testimony turned over to Milwaukee County's district attorney on Thursday.
In a 1993 deposition, Weakland admitted destroying copies of the reports in his office, according to a partial transcript of the deposition released by Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.
Peter Isley, SNAP's Midwest director, turned over the partial transcript, as well as portions of the logs to which Weakland was referring, to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and asked him to review them for any possible criminal violations. Chisholm accepted the records and promised a thorough review.
The 16-year-old deposition documents have come to light during the discovery process in more than a dozen civil fraud lawsuits filed against the Milwaukee archdiocese.
SNAP made the announcements at a news conference Thursday morning outside Chisholm's office at the Milwaukee County courts complex.
Julie Wolf, communications director for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, said Thursday she had not seen the documents SNAP released and could make no comment on them for the archdiocese.
In the deposition, Weakland explains that he got copies of the weekly logs made by vicars in the archdiocese about ongoing problem priests. He said he would read them, then shred them because he didn't want to keep them in his office. He would "try to remember anything that is quite serious and important," and later discuss the matters with the vicar.
SNAP also released portions of logs kept on two abusive priests, Siegfried Widera and Franklyn Becker. Widera killed himself in 2003 after police cornered him in Mexico; Becker has been removed from the priesthood. Isley said not all portions of all vicar logs have been released yet as part of the civil litigation.
Isley said SNAP also will ask Archbishop-designate Jerome Listecki to censure and discipline Weakland and anyone else who may have been involved in covering up sex abuse by clergy. He said Listecki has refused to say whether he would review why the Diocese of La Crosse, where he is bishop, has cleared more clergy accused of abuse than most dioceses.
Listecki told Wisconsin Public Radio that he did not have enough time left in his term as bishop in La Crosse and that, besides, it was the holiday season. (Weakland shredded copies of abuse reports.)
Meanwhile, as reported a few days ago on this site, the former conciliar "archbishop" of New York, Edward "Cardinal" Egan, refused to admit that he had mishandled a single case of a priest/presbyter abusing children during his tenure as th conciliar 'bishop" of Bridgeport, Connecticut (see In Cardinal Egan's Testimony, a New View of a Scandal.)
The false religion of conciliarism has perverted the Sacred Liturgy and corrupted the doctrines of the Faith. Even though things are terrible right now in one underground venue whose clergy have descended to the depth of evil to defend themselves and their now nonexistent "reputations" at all costs, never lose sight of the fact that the church of the new ecclesiology and false ecumenism and religious liberty and episcopal collegiality and inter-religious "prayer" services and separation of church and state and the "inculturation of the Gospel" in the profane Novus Ordo service is built on a web of lies that keeps collapsing in on itself before our very eyes.
Oh, yes, who is still in power in Germany despite having denied on April 11, 2009, Holy Saturday, that Our Blessed Lord and Savour Jesus Christ died on the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins? That's right, "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch. Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has not seen fit to raise his voice in defense of this doctrine of the Faith or to remove Zollitsch. The "quiet revolution" is very quiet indeed.
As we continue the penitential season of Advent on this Second Sunday of Advent and the Commemoration of Saint Nicholas, that bishop of charity who knew that true love of God leads us to hate heresy, which is why he slapped the heretic Arius in the face at the Council of Nicea, may we keep close to Our Lady during these days of patient expectation, accepting the sufferings of the moment as a just chastisement for our own sins, lovingly forgiving all who attack us or who seek to provoke anger or rage from us, seeking ever more faithfully to bear our crosses with joy and with gratitude, making sure to pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit, offering all to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The conciliarists lose in the end. Our Lady's Immaculate Heart will triumph. May our patience in the bearing of the crosses of the moment, both at the hands of the conciliarists and, so very sadly, at the hands of some of our true clergy, help us to plant a few seeds as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through Our Lady's Immaculate Heart for the restoration of the Church Militant on earth and the restoration of Christendom itself.