Day Two of the Conciliar Circus in the United Kingdom
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Yesterday, September 17, 2010, the Feast of the Impression of the Stigmata on Saint Francis of Assisi and Ember Friday in September, was Day Two of the visiting of the conciliar circus led by its ringmaster, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, to the United Kingdom.
Day two's public events of this roving conciliar circus began in the London Borough of Richmond, England, as Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI addressed the teachers and religious who serve in formerly Catholic schools that are now in conciliar captivity. A second address in the same location was delivered to the young pupils who have the great misfortune of being enrolled in those conciliar schools. A few selected passages from each address will be pasted below followed by mercifully brief comments by this writer.
Here are the final two paragraphs from Ratzinger/Benedict's address, given in the chapel of Saint Mary's University College in the London Borough of Richmond, England, yesterday, to teachers and religious:
Indeed, the presence of religious in Catholic schools is a powerful reminder of the much-discussed Catholic ethos that needs to inform every aspect of school life. This extends far beyond the self-evident requirement that the content of the teaching should always be in conformity with Church doctrine. It means that the life of faith needs to be the driving force behind every activity in the school, so that the Church’s mission may be served effectively, and the young people may discover the joy of entering into Christ’s “being for others” (Spe Salvi, 28).
Before I conclude, I wish to add a particular word of appreciation for those whose task it is to ensure that our schools provide a safe environment for children and young people. Our responsibility towards those entrusted to us for their Christian formation demands nothing less. Indeed, the life of faith can only be effectively nurtured when the prevailing atmosphere is one of respectful and affectionate trust. I pray that this may continue to be a hallmark of the Catholic schools in this country. (Meeting with the world of Catholic Education in the Chapel and Sports Arena of St Mary’s University College in Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond, 17 September 2010.)
"This extends far beyond the self-evident requirement that the content of the teaching should always be in conformity with Church doctrine." This is an impossibility in a formerly Catholic school that is now in the control of the counterfeit church of conciliarism that promotes multiple defections from the Faith (the new ecclesiology, a concept of dogmatic truth that has been condemned solemnly by the Catholic Church and by true pope after true pope, the promotion of false ecumenism and religious liberty and separation of Church and State and episcopal collegiality) and features public offenses to God in the form of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service. It is in this regard that Catholics must understand and accept the fact that no conciliar school is ever a "safe environment" for a child of any age as each conciliar school is a place where the souls are deformed in half-truths and whole lies that might stay with them for their entire lives. What more is there to say?
Ratzinger/Benedict's address in the sports area of Saint Mary's College to the pupils of all of the formerly Catholic schools in England that are now in conciliar captivity stressed the necessity of pursuing sanctity and that it was important for the Catholics in these schools to have respect for their fellow students who adherents of other religions. While it is indeed important to respect others, we do so not because of their false religious "beliefs" and "traditions" but because they have been, whether or not they realize or accept it, created by God and redeemed by the shedding of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We respect people and treat them with kindness and true Christian Charity. We do not respect their false beliefs and "traditions."
Here is the first of two passages from Ratzinger/Benedict's address to the pupils of English conciliar schools that was delivered yesterday, September 17, 2010, that will be the subject of brief comments in this article:
It is not often that a Pope, or indeed anyone else, has the opportunity to speak to the students of all the Catholic schools of England, Wales and Scotland at the same time. And since I have the chance now, there is something I very much want to say to you. I hope that among those of you listening to me today there are some of the future saints of the twenty-first century. What God wants most of all for each one of you is that you should become holy. He loves you much more than you could ever begin to imagine, and he wants the very best for you. And by far the best thing for you is to grow in holiness.
Perhaps some of you have never thought about this before. Perhaps some of you think being a saint is not for you. Let me explain what I mean. When we are young, we can usually think of people that we look up to, people we admire, people we want to be like. It could be someone we meet in our daily lives that we hold in great esteem. Or it could be someone famous. We live in a celebrity culture, and young people are often encouraged to model themselves on figures from the world of sport or entertainment. My question for you is this: what are the qualities you see in others that you would most like to have yourselves? What kind of person would you really like to be?
When I invite you to become saints, I am asking you not to be content with second best. I am asking you not to pursue one limited goal and ignore all the others. Having money makes it possible to be generous and to do good in the world, but on its own, it is not enough to make us happy. Being highly skilled in some activity or profession is good, but it will not satisfy us unless we aim for something greater still. It might make us famous, but it will not make us happy. Happiness is something we all want, but one of the great tragedies in this world is that so many people never find it, because they look for it in the wrong places. The key to it is very simple – true happiness is to be found in God. We need to have the courage to place our deepest hopes in God alone, not in money, in a career, in worldly success, or in our relationships with others, but in God. Only he can satisfy the deepest needs of our hearts. (Meeting with the world of Catholic Education in the Chapel and Sports Arena of St Mary’s University College in Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond, 17 September 2010.)
This is all very nice except when you consider the inconvenient little truth that it is not possible to be a saint without the help of the Mother of God, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Ratzinger/Benedict never once mentioned the necessity of being devoted to Our Lady.
Ratzinger/Benedict never once exhorted the young pupils whose sanctity he says he wants to promote to pray Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary every day.
Ratzinger/Benedict never once reminded these young pupils of an English Carmelite, mind you, Saint Simon Stock, to whom Our Lady gave the Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel to be our shield against the wickedness and the snares of the devil.
Ratzinger/Benedict never once reminded these young pupils that they can advance their sanctity by means of True Devotion to Mary as explained by Saint Louis de Montfort.
Ratzinger/Benedict never once informed these young pupils that Our Lady's Fatima Message is the message of our times and that it is necessary to give everything to God through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary in reparation for our sins and those of the whole world and as we seek the conversion of sinners in order to save them from fires of Hell.
Unlike his conciliar predecessor, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, this conciliar "pope," Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, is not Marian, mentioning the name of Our Lady to the teachers and religious only when he presented a mosaic of her to the conciliar "bishop" who is the governor of Saint Mary's University College. Sure, he might do so at some point today or tomorrow before he concludes his journey to the United Kingdom. That he did not so when speaking to educators or to young Catholics speaks volumes about his own personal views concerning the centrality of devotion to the Mother of God, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, for there to be true sanctity within our souls.
Ratzinger/Benedict did not even mention a word about Eucharistic piety (not that the Roman Rite of his false church has the Real Presence of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, you understand) or even a word about the necessity of making a regular, integral Confession of one's sins. All of his talk about "sanctity," therefore, is so much smoke and mirrors.
Finally, here is the passage where the false "pontiff" exhorted the students to be respecters of those who adhere to false religions:
A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints. I know that there are many non-Catholics studying in the Catholic schools in Great Britain, and I wish to include all of you in my words today. I pray that you too will feel encouraged to practise virtue and to grow in knowledge and friendship with God alongside your Catholic classmates. You are a reminder to them of the bigger picture that exists outside the school, and indeed, it is only right that respect and friendship for members of other religious traditions should be among the virtues learned in a Catholic school. I hope too that you will want to share with everyone you meet the values and insights you have learned through the Christian education you have received. (Meeting with the world of Catholic Education in the Chapel and Sports Arena of St Mary’s University College in Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond, 17 September 2010.)
No exhortation on the part of the false "pontiff" to urge these non-Catholic students to convert to the true Faith, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order. He does not believe that one is necessary. Those who want to draw the obvious conclusions from this sin of omission are welcome to do so, recognizing that there are others, steeped in the dense fog of conciliarism, who will never permit themselves to do so.
A true pope seeks the conversion of non-Catholics, understanding that he runs the risk of the loss of his immortal soul if he fails to do so. Who says this? Let me turn once again to Pope Pius IX and the Apostolical Letter, Iam Vos Omnes, that he addressed specifically to Protestants prior to the beginning of the [First] Vatican Council on December 8, 1869:
It is therefore by force of the right of Our supreme Apostolic ministry, entrusted to us by the same Christ the Lord, which, having to carry out with [supreme] participation all the duties of the good Shepherd and to follow and embrace with paternal love all the men of the world, we send this Letter of Ours to all the Christians from whom We are separated, with which we exhort them warmly and beseech them with insistence to hasten to return to the one fold of Christ; we desire in fact from the depths of the heart their salvation in Christ Jesus, and we fear having to render an account one day to Him, Our Judge, if, through some possibility, we have not pointed out and prepared the way for them to attain eternal salvation. In all Our prayers and supplications, with thankfulness, day and night we never omit to ask for them, with humble insistence, from the eternal Shepherd of souls the abundance of goods and heavenly graces. And since, if also, we fulfill in the earth the office of vicar, with all our heart we await with open arms the return of the wayward sons to the Catholic Church, in order to receive them with infinite fondness into the house of the Heavenly Father and to enrich them with its inexhaustible treasures. By our greatest wish for the return to the truth and the communion with the Catholic Church, upon which depends not only the salvation of all of them, but above all also of the whole Christian society: the entire world in fact cannot enjoy true peace if it is not of one fold and one shepherd. (Pope Pius IX, Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868.)
Indeed, Pope Saint Pius X told the founder of International Zionism, Theodore Herzl, on January 25, 1904, the following if adherents of the Talmud insisted upon returning to Palestine:
And so if you come to Palestine and settle your people there, we will be ready with churches and priests to baptize all of you. (Marvin Lowenthal, Diaries of Theodore Herzl, pp. 427- 430.)
There is no such talk from the conciliar "popes." There is no such talk from the conciliar "popes" because they are not Catholics.
All right. My shelf life is done for now. Part two of this article will appear at some point later today after I complete my morning duties-of-state as the new chief cook, bottle washer and housekeeper of our household. Part two will provide brief comments on each of the four other talks that Ratzinger/Benedict XVI delivered in the London area yesterday.
Today, September 18, 2010, the Feast of Saint Joseph Cupertino and Ember Saturday in September (a day of fast and partial abstinence), is the Thirteenth Saturday in
Bishop McKenna's 2010 Rosary Crusade. We pray the Glorious Mysteries today as we meditate upon and, if at all possible, receive Holy Communion in honor of the Third Glorious Mystery, the Descent of God the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles and Our Lady on Pentecost Sunday.
The Virtue to be reflected upon today is, most appropriately, Zeal for the Salvation of Souls. It was such zeal that motivated Pope Pius IX to seek the conversion of Protestants. It was such zeal that motivated Pope Saint Pius X to remind Theodore Herzl of the Catholic Church's Divinely appointed mission to seek the conversion of all people, including the Jews. It was such zeal for the salvation of souls that inspired countless numbers of Catholics, many of whom have been raised to the altars of Holy Mother Church, to lay down their very lives, frequently after enduring the most wretched of tortures.
May we, unlike the false "pope," Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, have such zeal for the salvation of souls as we practice True Devotion to Mary according to the teaching of Saint Louis de Montfort, making sure that we we pray as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits as we offer up to God through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary our prayers and sufferings and penances with joy and gratitude in reparation for our sins and those of the whole world.
Isn't it truly time to pray a Rosary now?
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Joseph Cupertino, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints