Drinking More Than Swiss Miss Chocolate
by Thomas A. Droleskey
The conciliar "bishops" in Switzerland must be bending the elbow by drinking a bit more than Swiss Miss Chocolate. Perhaps some are belting back a few rounds of Scotch whiskey after a hard day at the office. Perhaps others are having a Saint Bernard dog delivered a flask of brandy while others might be nipping at a bit too much of the favorite alcoholic drink of the Swiss, wine. Whatever it is the Swiss "bishops" are imbibing, however, it is not Catholicism.
Conciliarism is an infection, a poison that robs Catholics of their sensus Catholicus. The infection or poison is mostly slow-acting, taking its toll on souls over the course of time, although it is also acts quite quickly, quite decisively to destroy that sensus Catholicus in a flash. A steady dose of this poison, spread over the course of four decades now in the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service has produced a mutant species of believers who know nothing other than conciliarism and its sacrileges and blasphemies and false doctrines and its praise of one false religion after another. With Catholic senses dulled or entirely deformed from the first moment of Baptism by the precepts and pastoral praxis of the false religion of conciliarism, it is no wonder that most of the world's conciliar "bishops" have absolutely no sense of the honor and glory and the majesty of God, less yet about defending the Sacred Rights of the Social Reign of Christ the King and His immutable truths.
Thus it is that the conciliar "bishops" of Switzerland have expressed their horror at the passage by Swiss voters of a referendum to prohibit the building of an more Mohammedan minarets(tall spires that provide a perch from which adherents of this false religion may be called to "prayer") in a once proudly Catholic region, the Old Swiss Confederacy, prior to the de jure independence of the modern country of Switzerland in 1648 as a result of the Treaty of Westphalia, which permitted the Swiss states, cantons, to retain the confessional status of its princes or patriarchal families. The "Swiss" bishops are not alone in condemning the results of the vote, which was held on Sunday, November 29, 2009, as fifty-seven percent of those voting voted against the building of more Mohammedan minarets. Not at all. The conciliar Vatican, ever eager to show its "good faith" to those who practice the demonic religion known as Mohammedanism, has reacted with horror as well:
The Vatican joined Muslim figureheads from Indonesia and Egypt, as well as Switzerland, in denouncing the vote as a blow to religious freedom.
France's FM Bernard Kouchner expressed shock at the ban which, he said, showed "intolerance" and should be reversed.
But European right-wing groups welcomed the result, calling for other countries to take similar measures.
More than 57.5% of Swiss voters and 22 out of 26 cantons - or provinces - voted in favour of the ban on Sunday.
The proposal had been put forward by the Swiss People's Party (SVP), the largest party in parliament, which said minarets were a sign of Islamisation.
'Expression of intolerance'
The Vatican on Monday endorsed a statement by the conference of Swiss Bishops criticising the vote for heightening "the problems of cohabitation between religions and cultures".
Egypt's Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa described the ban as an insult to the feelings of the Muslim community in Switzerland and elsewhere.
Sunday's surprise result also prompted dismay from secular leaders in Europe.
"I am a bit shocked by this decision," Mr Kouchner told France's RTL radio on Monday. "It is an expression of intolerance and I detest intolerance.
"I hope the Swiss will reverse this decision quickly."
But Marine Le Pen, the deputy-leader of France's far-right National Front, praised the outcome, and said France should now hold a wider referendum on multiculturalism.
"The elites should stop denying the hopes and fears of European peoples who, without opposing religious freedom, reject ostentatious symbols forced on them by politico-religious Muslim groups, often verging on provocation," she was quoted as saying by Agence France Presse.
In Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands, anti-immigrant movements called on their own governments to debate similar measures.
"What can be done in Switzerland, can be done here," said Geert Wilders, the head of the Freedom Party in the Netherlands.
Meanwhile Roberto Calderoli, a member of Italy's Northern League, which is part of the country's ruling coalition, said: "Switzerland is sending us a clear signal: yes to bell towers, no to minarets."
In recent years, countries across Europe have been debating how best to integrate Muslim populations.
France focused on the headscarf, while in Germany there was controversy over plans to build one of Europe's largest mosques.
The vote is very bad news for the Swiss government which fears unrest among the Muslim community, says the BBC's Imogen Foulkes in Bern.
The Swiss government had opposed the ban, saying it would harm Switzerland's image, particularly in the Muslim world.
Voters worried about rising immigration - and with it the rise of Islam - had ignored the government's advice, our correspondent adds.
The government said it accepted the decision, and that the construction of new minarets would no longer be permitted.
Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said: "Concerns [about Islamic fundamentalism] have to be taken seriously.
"However, a ban on the construction of new minarets is not a feasible means of countering extremist tendencies."
She sought to reassure Swiss Muslims, saying the decision was "not a rejection of the Muslim community, religion or culture".
Switzerland is home to some 400,000 Muslims and has just four minarets.
After Christianity, Islam is the most widespread religion in Switzerland, but it remains relatively hidden.
There are unofficial Muslim prayer rooms, and planning applications for new minarets are almost always refused.
Supporters of a ban claimed that allowing minarets would represent the growth of an ideology and a legal system - Sharia law - which are incompatible with Swiss democracy.
But others say the referendum campaign incited hatred. On Thursday the Geneva mosque was vandalised for the third time during the campaign, according to local media.
Amnesty International said the vote violated freedom of religion and would probably be overturned by the Swiss supreme court or the European Court of Human Rights.
The president of Zurich's Association of Muslim Organisations, Tamir Hadjipolu, told the BBC: "This will cause major problems because during this campaign mosques were attacked, which we never experienced in 40 years in Switzerland.
"Islamaphobia has increased intensively."
Sunday's referendum was held after the SVP collected 100,000 signatures from voters within 18 months calling for a vote. (BBC News - Vatican and Muslims condemn Swiss minaret ban vote.)
The Swiss "bishops" and their supporters in the conciliar Vatican believe that the minarets that are attached to Mohammedan mosques are part of "religious freedom" and thus have the right to be built because all religions have a "sacred right" from God to express themselves publicly. As is ever the case with those infected by the poison of conciliarism, the Swiss "bishops" invoke false principles to justify the existence of the mosques and their minarets rather than appealing to the legitimate Catholic principle of the toleration of certain evils for the sake of not disturbing the common good. Here is how one news report phrased the reaction of this conciliar "bishops" in Switzerland:
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The bishops of Switzerland said the country's ban on the construction of minarets, the Muslim prayer towers, represents an obstacle to interreligious harmony.
The ban aggravates interfaith tensions and could have negative repercussions on Christian minorities in Muslim countries, the bishops said in a statement Nov. 29.
The prohibition was adopted by Swiss voters in a referendum that passed with a 58 percent majority. There are about 150 mosques in Switzerland serving some 400,000 Muslims; only four have minarets and, unlike in Islamic countries, they are not used to call Muslims to prayer.
The bishops said the referendum campaign, promoted by right-wing parties, had used exaggeration and caricature, and demonstrated that "religious peace does not operate by itself and always needs to be defended."
"The decision of the people represents an obstacle and a great challenge on the path of integration in dialogue and mutual respect," the bishops said. Banning the building of minarets "increases the problems of coexistence between religions and cultures," they said.
The bishops said the measure "will not help the Christians oppressed and persecuted in Islamic countries, but will weaken the credibility of their commitment in these countries."
Swiss authorities said after the vote that the four existing minarets would be allowed to stand, and that there was no ban on the construction of new mosques. (Swiss bishops criticize country's ban on construction of minarets.)
There can be, of course, no "integration" of Mohammedanism into the daily life of a nation without the leaders of this false religion seeking to have their own privileges that are separate and distinct from those that apply to other citizens. We see this happening at the present time in the United Kingdom, Mohammedan law takes precedence over English laws for Mohammedans in matters such as divorce and charges of domestic violence and a few financial matters (see UK's first official sharia courts). Father Louis Campbell, the pastor of Saint Jude Shrine in Stafford, Texas, noted this in his sermon delivered on the Last Sunday after Pentecost, November 22, 2009:
In once Christian England, Muslims are openly speaking of jihad, and of the takeover of the country. Violent measures are threatened against those who oppose the progress of Islam. Unless the tide can be turned, Islamic law, or Sharia, will be imposed on the unfortunate English population. The same can be said about other European countries, such as France and Germany.
Unlike the sappy conciliarists, still stuck in the delusional euphoria of the 1960s, Mohammedans are not interested in "integration." They are interested in domination--demographically, politically, culturally, legally, and economically--in each country in Europe where their presence is growing rapidly as a result of liberal immigration laws that have been enacted so as to provide a ready work-force to compensate for the loss of indigenous Europeans, who are in the very advanced stages of the process of contracepting and aborting themselves out of existence. (Indeed, one of the ironies represented by the call for an end to clerical celibacy made by Norbert Brunner, the incoming head of the conciliar "bishops" in Switzerland, is that most of the priests/presbyters in Switzerland who took advantage of an end to celibacy--something I do no believe is forthcoming--would themselves be ardent practitioners of contraception. See Swiss Catholic bishop calls for married priests.) Conciliarists never cease to project their own delusional expectations about the world on others whose very false tenets are committed to the destruction of the true Faith.
That Mohammedans are winning by procreation in once Catholic Europe what they lost at the Battle of Tours on October 10, 732, and in the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571, and in the Battle at the Gates of Vienna on September 12, 1683, is the result of the long term effects of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King that was wrought by the Protestant Revolt and institutionalized by the naturalistic forces of Judeo-Masonry with which the counterfeit church of concilairism has made its most happy "reconciliation." Mohammedans are a presence and a force now in once Catholic Europe because Europe is no longer Catholic, and those who believe themselves to be, albeit falsely, the "leaders" of the Catholic Church use false principles to justify a conception of "coexistence" and "integration" that are the antitheses of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's call to seek the unconditional conversion of all men to the true Faith without any exception whatsoever.
Holy Mother Church does not expect the impossible of her children. She recognizes the realities of the situations in which her children live. And thus it may happen that the evil represented by the public display of false religions might have to be tolerated in order not to disturb the common good and thus to produce unnecessary conflict and violence that would do no good for the cause of converting the souls of unbelievers. Pope Leo XIII, writing in Libertas, June 20, 1888, cited Saint Thomas Aquinas's teaching on the toleration of evil to explain that it may be necessary in some instances to tolerate some evils for the sake of preventing others:
Yet, with the discernment of a true mother, the Church weighs the great burden of human weakness, and well knows the course down which the minds and actions of men are in this our age being borne. For this reason, while not conceding any right to anything save what is true and honest, she does not forbid public authority to tolerate what is at variance with truth and justice, for the sake of avoiding some greater evil, or of obtaining or preserving some greater good. God Himself in His providence, though infinitely good and powerful, permits evil to exist in the world, partly that greater good may not be impeded, and partly that greater evil may not ensue. In the government of States it is not forbidden to imitate the Ruler of the world; and, as the authority of man is powerless to prevent every evil, it has (as St. Augustine says) to overlook and leave unpunished many things which are punished, and rightly, by Divine Providence. But if, in such circumstances, for the sake of the common good (and this is the only legitimate reason), human law may or even should tolerate evil, it may not and should not approve or desire evil for its own sake; for evil of itself, being a privation of good, is opposed to the common welfare which every legislator is bound to desire and defend to the best of his ability. In this, human law must endeavor to imitate God, who, as St. Thomas teaches, in allowing evil to exist in the world, "neither wills evil to be done, nor wills it not to be done, but wills only to permit it to be done; and this is good.'' This saying of the Angelic Doctor contains briefly the whole doctrine of the permission of evil.
The existence of a Mohammedan mosque may be tolerated to prevent greater evils. Unlike what many, although not all, of the conciliarists believe and assert publicly, however, a Mohammedan mosque has no "right" from God to exist as it is a place of devil worship that God Himself detests and loathes.
What has Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI himself said about mosques?
Places of worship, like this splendid Al-Hussein Bin Talal mosque named after the revered late King, stand out like jewels across the earth’s surface. From the ancient to the modern, the magnificent to the humble, they all point to the divine, to the Transcendent One, to the Almighty. And through the centuries these sanctuaries have drawn men and women into their sacred space to pause, to pray, to acknowledge the presence of the Almighty, and to recognize that we are all his creatures. (Speech to Muslim religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps and Rectors of universities in Jordan in front of the mosque al-Hussein bin Talal in Amman)
I cordially thank the Grand Mufti, Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, together with the Director of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, Sheikh Mohammed Azzam al-Khatib al-Tamimi, and the Head of the Awquaf Council, Sheikh Abdel Azim Salhab, for the welcome they have extended to me on your behalf. I am deeply grateful for the invitation to visit this sacred place, and I willingly pay my respects to you and the leaders of the Islamic community in Jerusalem. (Courtesy visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at the Mount of the Temple. May 12, 2009; see a condemnation of this blithe spirit of false ecumenism as found in The Laws of God Forbidding All Communication in Religion With Those of a False Religion; see also Ratzinger/Benedict's esteeming of the symbols of five false religions at the John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 17, 2008, See for yourself, April 17, 2008 - 6:15 p.m. - Interreligious Gathering.)
Why should the conciliar "bishops" of Switzerland believe that mosques and their minarets are hideous in the sight of God when their "pope" praises these places of false "worship" so lavishly?
Why should the conciliar "bishops" of Switzerland believe that mosques and their minarets merely should be tolerated for the common good, not promoted as in the name of the false precepts of "religious freedom" and "integration" and "coexistence of religions, when the false "pope" has said time and time and again that "believers" can, no matter their beliefs, combat the tide of "ethical dictatorship of relativism"?
No, the Swiss "bishops" are not the problem here. They are only the products of one false religion, conciliarism, that seeks to make endless accommodations with other false religions.
Mind you, the purpose of this commentary has not been to focus on the actions of the voters who voted overwhelmingly in Switzerland two days ago to ban the building of future minarets. My focus here has been on conciliarism's embrace of mosques and their minarets in the name of one false conciliar principle after another. I should, however, point out that the sentiment expressed by the overwhelming majority of Swiss voters two days ago is a clear signal to the One Worlders in the European Union that the increasingly fewer number of European natives are getting a little restless with their social engineering. Sadly, however, what most of these voters do not understand is that they bear a large share of the responsibility for the fate of Switzerland by practicing contraception and thus making the large-scale migration of Mohammedans into Europe "necessary" from an economic point of view.
What do we do? Try to fulfill Our Lady's Fatima Message in our own daily lives as we live through a chastisement of almost unprecedented proportions, something that Father Campbell noted in his sermon of November 22, 2009, that he sent out to his e-mail list:
To ignore the signs sent by God is to invite disaster. Christians are under attack on many fronts. God sent the Blessed Virgin to Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, to warn the world of the dangers threatened by Communist Russia. If her requests for prayer and sacrifice were not heeded, she said that Russia “will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated.”
We are now experiencing what the Holy Mother of God warned us about. After Vatican II, which failed to even mention it, and the fall of the Berlin wall, Communism became a nameless beast lurking in the shadows until such time as it was able to accomplish its aim – the setting up of a Communist New World Order under one World Government. It will soon take control and the various nations of the world will surrender their sovereignty. A world dictator will arise. Whether or not he will be the Antichrist foretold in Holy Scripture remains to be seen, but he certainly may be AN Antichrist. We must read the signs of the times.
But God has provided for these times. Our Lady told Sister Lucy, one of the three children to whom she appeared at Fatima, that God wished to establish in the world devotion to her Immaculate Heart. She also asked for the daily recitation of the Rosary, to which she has given a special efficacy in these times, according to Sister Lucy. She also asked for Holy Communion of reparation on five consecutive Saturdays, while keeping her company by meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary for fifteen minutes. Have you been following our Holy Mother’s sound advice? If not, let those who are wise act now before it is too late.
Whether Islamism or Communism, we have nothing to fear if we are under the protection of our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ and our Holy Mother, Mary. Consecrated to their Two Hearts we will share in the triumph of the Immaculate of Mary that is foretold, when Christ the King will once more reign as King of All Nations and peoples.
This is far better put than anything I could ever write!
As we continue the penitential season of Advent on this first day of December in the year of Our Lord 2009, 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.