Days Three and Four of the Conciliar Circus in the United Kingdom
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Much has been made of what some consider to have been of a turning point of sorts of English history when the false "pontiff," Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, delivered an address to diplomats and British civic leaders in Westminster Hall in the City of Westminster, England, on Friday, September 17, 2010, which was day two of the conciliar circus's stay in the United Kingdom. I agree that Ratzinger/Benedict's appearance in Westminster Hall was historic, although not for the same reason that most other commentators have stated.
It was in Westminster Hall, of course that the former Chancellor of the Realm, Sir Thomas More, was tried and convicted on May 7, 1535, for having refused the Oath of Succession that King Henry VIII required each of his subjects to take. The details of that trial, which resulted in Saint Thomas More's martyrdom for the Catholic Faith, can be found at The Trial and Execution of Sir Thomas More (and Saint Thomas More's Speech in Defense of Himself, at his Trial). That a putative Roman Pontiff would be invited to address diplomats from most of the countries of the world and civic leaders from all walks of life in the United Kingdom in the very place where a man was sentenced to die for upholding the doctrine of Papal Primacy has been cited by some as a great "success" for Catholicism.
Indeed, it is my contention that the appearance of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI represents a defeat for what appears to be--but is not in fact--Catholicism as no true pope of the Catholic Church who refused to treat the Anglican "archbishop" of Canterbury as a validly ordained minister of God by appearing with him as an equal and offering "joint blessings" with such a layman would have been invited to speak there. Ratzinger/Benedict's appearance in Westminster Hall four days ago is actually a triumph for the counterfeit church of conciliarism's ethos of false ecumenism that has made what appears to be Catholicism to most people in the world to be "safe" and "acceptable" as its leaders have divested themselves of the "falsehoods" of the old triumphalism in the same manner that the election (if he actually did win the election, that is) of then United States Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) on Tuesday, November 8, 1960, represented a triumph for the Americanist version of Catholicism that had made itself "safe" and "acceptable" to voters who would never have supported Kennedy if he was an open advocate of the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by the Catholic Church.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's apostate version of Catholicism, which passes for the true Faith in the minds of almost every single human being alive on this planet today (save for a very miniscule number of people, perhaps as low as 100,000 in number) is just "safe enough" and "acceptable enough" for him to walk into the same hall where Saint Thomas More defended the doctrine of Papal Primacy without making any concessions to the traitor bishops of the Catholic Church who had abandoned the true Faith to keep their heads by supporting the lecherous Henry Tudor's blasphemous claims to be the "supreme head of the Church in England." A Catholicism that is considered "safe" by members of false religions sects and outright nonbelievers, my good and extremely few readers, is not Catholicism at all. It is a corruption of the true Faith.
This corruption of the true Faith was evident on Sunday, September 19, 2010, the fourth and final day of Ratzinger/Benedict's visit to the United Kingdom, as he addressed the conciliar "bishops" of England, Scotland and Wales.
Ratzinger/Benedict did not mention a word about the relatively few numbers of Catholics who bother to attend the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service (that is but a close approximation of the Anglican liturgical service that is called a "Mass") on a regular basis.
Ratzinger/Benedict did not mention a word about the daily slaughter, both by chemical and surgical means, of the preborn in England, Scotland and Wales, that is supported, at least as a practical matter, by the Anglican sect.
Ratzinger/Benedict did not exhort his "bishops" to inspire Catholics in their dioceses to pray Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary and to make pilgrimages in her honor.
Ratzinger/Benedict did not speak of the need for Catholics to make reparation for their own sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Ratzinger/Benedict did not even mention a single word about Summorum Pontificum, which was issued on July 7, 2007, that some of those conciliar "bishops" he addressed two days ago have not "received" with tremendous amounts of enthusiasm.
No, what was Ratzinger/Benedict's principal concern when addressing the conciliar "bishops" of England, Scotland and Wales on Sunday, September 19, 2010, the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Januarius and Companions? The world financial crisis:
Since your visit to Rome, political changes in the United Kingdom have focused attention on the consequences of the financial crisis, which has caused so much hardship to countless individuals and families. The spectre of unemployment is casting its shadow over many people’s lives, and the long-term cost of the ill-advised investment practices of recent times is becoming all too evident. In these circumstances, there will be additional calls on the characteristic generosity of British Catholics, and I know that you will take a lead in calling for solidarity with those in need. The prophetic voice of Christians has an important role in highlighting the needs of the poor and disadvantaged, who can so easily be overlooked in the allocation of limited resources. In their teaching document Choosing the Common Good, the Bishops of England and Wales underlined the importance of the practice of virtue in public life. Today’s circumstances provide a good opportunity to reinforce that message, and indeed to encourage people to aspire to higher moral values in every area of their lives, against a background of growing cynicism regarding even the possibility of virtuous living. (Meeting with the Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland in the Chapel of the Francis Martin House, Oscott College, Birmingham, 19 September 2010.)
While it is certainly true that Catholics must perform the Corporal Works of Mercy, it is also true that a man who considers himself to be the Vicar of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has an obligation first and foremost to perform the Spiritual Works of Mercy. No nation will enjoy long term periods of financial stability and social order when its laws and popular culture promote actions that are contrary to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law and thus repugnant to the temporal and eternal good of those who live in it. The spiritual horse must be put before the material cart as it is not possible set aright the world's financial crisis if men are at war with God by means of their unprepentant persistence in and scandalous promotion of sin, the very thing that caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and that caused His Most Blessed Mother's Immaculate Heart to be pierced through and through with those Seven Swords of Sorrow.
Ironically, of course, Ratzinger/Benedict reference to a "pastoral letter" issued by the conciliar "bishops" of England and Wales that encouraged people to pursue a "virtuous life" is rendered absolutely meaningless when one considers the fact that each of those "bishops," following his own perverse example, offend the honor and majesty and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity by promoting false ecumenism and treating the "clergy" and the places of worship of false religions as "sacred." How can the people live virtuously when the men who claim to be their shepherds are breaking the First and Second Commandments?
It seems to be that the various crises extant in the world today are chastisements sent to us from the loving hand of God Himself so that we can make reparation to Him through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for the many ways in which those who claim to serve Him distort and pervert His Deposit of Faith to such an extent that most, although not all, Catholics in the conciliar structures have not a blessed clue that it is forbidden to do what th conciliar "popes" and "bishops" have done as they have offended God so regularly, so openly and so brazenly. How can men who are themselves serial offenders of God inspire anyone to live virtuously even on a natural level, no less to inspire them to scale the heights of personal sanctity?
Ah, yes, once again, the fog of conciliar confusion caused by the rejection of Thomism (see Days Three and Four of the Conciliar Circus in the United Kingdom).
The false "pontiff" continued his praise of false ecumenism right to the very end of his visit to the United Kingdom as he addressed British Prime Minister David Cameron at the Birmingham International Airport on Sunday, September 19, 2010:
It was also my pleasure to visit His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishops of the Church of England, and later to pray with them and our fellow Christians in the evocative surroundings of Westminster Abbey, a place which speaks so eloquently of our shared traditions and culture. As Britain is home to so many religious traditions, I was grateful to have the opportunity to meet their representatives and to share some thoughts with them about the contribution that the religions can offer to the development of a healthy pluralistic society. (Farewell Ceremony, International Airport of Birmingham, 19 September 2010.)
The Anglican sect has no bishops.
Catholics are forbidden to pray with non-Catholics:
Lastly, the beloved disciple St. John renews the same command in the strongest terms, and adds another reason, which regards all without exception, and especially those who are best instructed in their duty: "Look to yourselves", says he, "that ye lose not the things that ye have wrought, but that you may receive a full reward. Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that continueth in the doctrine the same hath both the Father and the Son. If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, nor say to him, God speed you: for he that saith to him, God speed you, communicateth with his wicked works". (2 John, ver. 8)
Here, then, it is manifest, that all fellowship with those who have not the doctrine of Jesus Christ, which is "a communication in their evil works" — that is, in their false tenets, or worship, or in any act of religion — is strictly forbidden, under pain of losing the "things we have wrought, the reward of our labors, the salvation of our souls". And if this holy apostle declares that the very saying God speed to such people is a communication with their wicked works, what would he have said of going to their places of worship, of hearing their sermons, joining in their prayers, or the like?
From this passage the learned translators of the Rheims New Testament, in their note, justly observe, "That, in matters of religion, in praying, hearing their sermons, presence at their service, partaking of their sacraments, and all other communicating with them in spiritual things, it is a great and damnable sin to deal with them." And if this be the case with all in general, how much more with those who are well instructed and better versed in their religion than others? For their doing any of these things must be a much greater crime than in ignorant people, because they know their duty better. (Bishop George Hay, The Laws of God Forbidding All Communication in Religion With Those of a False Religion.)
The spirit of Christ, which dictated the Holy Scriptures, and the spirit which animates and guides the Church of Christ, and teaches her all truth, is the same; and therefore in all ages her conduct on this point has been uniformly the same as what the Holy Scripture teaches. She has constantly forbidden her children to hold any communication, in religious matters, with those who are separated from her communion; and this she has sometimes done under the most severe penalties. In the apostolical canons, which are of very ancient standing, and for the most part handed down from the apostolical age, it is thus decreed: "If any bishop, or priest, or deacon, shall join in prayers with heretics, let him be suspended from Communion". (Can. 44)
Also, "If any clergyman or laic shall go into the synagogue of the Jews, or the meetings of heretics, to join in prayer with them, let him be deposed, and deprived of communion". (Can. 63) (Bishop George Hay, ,who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Lowland District of Scotland, mind you, my friends, from December 3, 1778, to August 24, 1805: The Laws of God Forbidding All Communication in Religion With Those of a False Religion.)
So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics: for the union of Christians can only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are separated from it, for in the past they have unhappily left it. To the one true Church of Christ, we say, which is visible to all, and which is to remain, according to the will of its Author, exactly the same as He instituted it. During the lapse of centuries, the mystical Spouse of Christ has never been contaminated, nor can she ever in the future be contaminated, as Cyprian bears witness: "The Bride of Christ cannot be made false to her Spouse: she is incorrupt and modest. She knows but one dwelling, she guards the sanctity of the nuptial chamber chastely and modestly."The same holy Martyr with good reason marveled exceedingly that anyone could believe that "this unity in the Church which arises from a divine foundation, and which is knit together by heavenly sacraments, could be rent and torn asunder by the force of contrary wills." For since the mystical body of Christ, in the same manner as His physical body, is one, compacted and fitly joined together, it were foolish and out of place to say that the mystical body is made up of members which are disunited and scattered abroad: whosoever therefore is not united with the body is no member of it, neither is he in communion with Christ its head. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
"The contribution that the religions can offer to the development of a healthy pluralistic society"? How can false religions, each of which comes from the devil, do any thing other than sow the seeds of more chaos and division and social unrest? Did Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ become Man in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb so that men could live in a theological and liturgical "free-for-all" in a "healthy pluralistic society"?
I have said this before. I will say it again: Madness. Complete and utter madness.
Pray your Rosaries. Know that the Immaculate Heart of Mary will indeed triumph.
We can console the good God and make reparation for our sins and for those of the whole world, including those of the conciliarists, with each Rosary that we pray.
What are we waiting for?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints