Germany Is Our Future
Thomas A. Droleskey
It was seventy-five months ago, just about two weeks after the first article on this site explore the plausibility of the sedevacantist perspective, that I wrote an article to remind Catholics all up and down and across the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide that the day was not too far off before actual persecution, including arrests and confiscation of our property, would start in earnest simply because we believe in the Apostles' Creed.
As it has been over six years ago now, let me remind you of what I wrote at the time:
Do you believe in the Apostles' Creed? Those who do had better count on one thing in the not-too-distant future: overt harassment and possibly even imprisonment on the grounds of intolerance and bigotry.
What some of us, wrongly, as it turned out, feared would result from a Bill Clinton presidency in 1992 is coming true in the administration of his successor, who is the son of his predecessor. That is, President George W. Bush has authorized more invasions of the privacy of ordinary American citizens than any of his predecessors combined. The use of the coercive power of the state has increased dramatically since the events of September 11, 2001, without any real increase in the security of this country (indeed, our border with Mexico is a sieve through which is passing countless numbers of Mohammedans intent on doing us no good at all). There will come a time in the near future when some presidential administration, perhaps this one or perhaps another, is going to use the sophisticated means of data collection on ordinary citizens established under George W. Bush to question them closely about their beliefs. The Roman Emperors, who had their own system of informants, many of the them Jews of the Diaspora, to persecute Catholics, to be sure, could not have dreamed of a system as comprehensive and draconian as has been developed in a supposedly "free" country by a supposedly "conservative chief executive.
In truth, of course, all manner of the questioning of belief is done all of the time in practically every single aspect of our culture. The mere mention of the Holy Name of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is forbidden in some places in the military chaplaincy program. Corporations regularly screen prospective employees about their sensitivity to issues of "diversity," particularly as it concerns the "rights" of those who pervert the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. People who do wind up being hired must go through ideological brainwashing programs on a regular basis in order to retain their positions or have any chance for promotion. Educational institutions regularly screen out candidates with records that are considered to be politically incorrect (and, believe me, I know all about this one from thirty years of experience). Indeed, the famed Soviet dissident and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn saw this clearly in his famous commencement address, "A World Split Apart," delivered at Harvard University on June 8, 1978:
Without any censorship in the West, fashionable trends of thought and ideas are fastidiously separated from those that are not fashionable, and the latter, without ever being forbidden have little chance of finding their way into periodicals or books or being heard in colleges. Your scholars are free in the legal sense, but they are hemmed in by the idols of the prevailing fad. There is no open violence, as in the East; however, a selection dictated by fashion and the need to accommodate mass standards frequently prevents the most independent-minded persons from contributing to public life and gives rise to dangerous herd instincts that block dangerous herd development.
In America, I have received letters from highly intelligent persons - maybe a teacher in a faraway small college who could do much for the renewal and salvation of his country, but the country cannot hear him because the media will not provide him with a forum. This gives birth to strong mass prejudices, to a blindness which is perilous in our dynamic era. (Dr.
Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, A World Split Apart. June 8, 1978.)
Freedom? It is an illusion. There can be no authentic freedom for the individual or for the state that is not founded in the Kingship of Jesus Christ as it must be exercised by the Catholic Church, which is why all of the novel language of the conciliar popes about "international solidarity" and "religious liberty" aids and abets the spread of objective evils and encourages armed hostilities within and among nations. Pope Pius XI put it this way in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922:
Since the Church is the safe and sure guide to conscience, for to her safe-keeping alone there has been confided the doctrines and the promise of the assistance of Christ, she is able not only to bring about at the present hour a peace that is truly the peace of Christ, but can, better than any other agency which We know of, contribute greatly to the securing of the same peace for the future, to the making impossible of war in the future. For the Church teaches (she alone has been given by God the mandate and the right to teach with authority) that not only our acts as individuals but also as groups and as nations must conform to the eternal law of God. In fact, it is much more important that the acts of a nation follow God's law, since on the nation rests a much greater responsibility for the consequences of its acts than on the individual.
When, therefore, governments and nations follow in all their activities, whether they be national or international, the dictates of conscience grounded in the teachings, precepts, and example of Jesus Christ, and which are binding on each and every individual, then only can we have faith in one another's word and trust in the peaceful solution of the difficulties and controversies which may grow out of differences in point of view or from clash of interests. An attempt in this direction has already and is now being made; its results, however, are almost negligible and, especially so, as far as they can be said to affect those major questions which divide seriously and serve to arouse nations one against the other. No merely human institution of today can be as successful in devising a set of international laws which will be in harmony with world conditions as the Middle Ages were in the possession of that true League of Nations, Christianity. It cannot be denied that in the Middle Ages this law was often violated; still it always existed as an ideal, according to which one might judge the acts of nations, and a beacon light calling those who had lost their way back to the safe road.
There exists an institution able to safeguard the sanctity of the law of nations. This institution is a part of every nation; at the same time it is above all nations. She enjoys, too, the highest authority, the fullness of the teaching power of the Apostles. Such an institution is the Church of Christ. She alone is adapted to do this great work, for she is not only divinely commissioned to lead mankind, but moreover, because of her very make-up and the constitution which she possesses, by reason of her age-old traditions and her great prestige, which has not been lessened but has been greatly increased since the close of the War, cannot but succeed in such a venture where others assuredly will fail.
It is apparent from these considerations that true peace, the peace of Christ, is impossible unless we are willing and ready to accept the fundamental principles of Christianity, unless we are willing to observe the teachings and obey the law of Christ, both in public and private life. If this were done, then society being placed at last on a sound foundation, the Church would be able, in the exercise of its divinely given ministry and by means of the teaching authority which results therefrom, to protect all the rights of God over men and nations.
It is possible to sum up all We have said in one word, "the Kingdom of Christ." For Jesus Christ reigns over the minds of individuals by His teachings, in their hearts by His love, in each one's life by the living according to His law and the imitating of His example. Jesus reigns over the family when it, modeled after the holy ideals of the sacrament of matrimony instituted by Christ, maintains unspotted its true character of sanctuary. In such a sanctuary of love, parental authority is fashioned after the authority of God, the Father, from Whom, as a matter of fact, it originates and after which even it is named. (Ephesians iii, 15) The obedience of the children imitates that of the Divine Child of Nazareth, and the whole family life is inspired by the sacred ideals of the Holy Family. Finally, Jesus Christ reigns over society when men recognize and reverence the sovereignty of Christ, when they accept the divine origin and control over all social forces, a recognition which is the basis of the right to command for those in authority and of the duty to obey for those who are subjects, a duty which cannot but ennoble all who live up to its demands. Christ reigns where the position in society which He Himself has assigned to His Church is recognized, for He bestowed on the Church the status and the constitution of a society which, by reason of the perfect ends which it is called upon to attain, must be held to be supreme in its own sphere; He also made her the depository and interpreter of His divine teachings, and, by consequence, the teacher and guide of every other society whatsoever, not of course in the sense that she should abstract in the least from their authority, each in its own sphere supreme, but that she should really perfect their authority, just as divine grace perfects human nature, and should give to them the assistance necessary for men to attain their true final end, eternal happiness, and by that very fact make them the more deserving and certain promoters of their happiness here below.
It is, therefore, a fact which cannot be questioned that the true peace of Christ can only exist in the Kingdom of Christ -- "the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ." It is no less unquestionable that, in doing all we can to bring about the re-establishment of Christ's kingdom, we will be working most effectively toward a lasting world peace. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)
This language was rejected by the Second Vatican Council, especially in Gaudium et Spes, December 7, 1965. An appeal to "modern man," condemned by Pope Pius XII in Humani Generis, August 12, 1950, has characterized the appeals of popes and bishops for "peace." There is no call for the restoration of the Social Reign of Christ the King as the penultimate fruit of the fulfillment of Our Lady's Fatima Message. Indeed, there is no talk of Our Lady's Fatima Message at all as the anniversary of her first apparition to Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Sister Lucia dos Santos is transformed into a celebration of the life of the late John Paul II. And the man who pretends to sit on the Throne of Saint Peter, Benedict XVI, who has contempt for the way in which the social doctrine of the Church was reiterated by popes in the Nineteenth Century, played a major role in the deconstruction of the Third Secret Family (along with Angelo Cardinal Sodano, the Vatican's Secretary of State).
Has the time for the Fatima Message passed? Have the anti-Incarnational, statist errors of Russia ceased to spread in the world? Hardly. The growth in the coercive power of the state in the supposedly "free" world since the end of World War II is one of the proofs of the spread of the errors of Russia that Our Lady had warned us about in Fatima starting eighty-nine years ago today, May 13, 1917. The errors of Russia have spread rapidly since the collapse of overt Bolshevism in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on December 25, 1991. Communism, though, is alive and well in Russia and most of the former republics of the old Soviet Union. I mean, who is Vladimir Putin? The former head of the KGB, that's all. He hates political dissent. He loves spying on his country's citizens.
George W. Bush hates dissent. He loves spying on his country's citizens. There will come a time when certain strains of thought and belief will be legally proscribed. This may not come in the Bush II administration. Count on this, though, it is going to come, and George W. Bush will have paved the way for it if he does not implement it himself. Criticism of the government? A crime. Seeking the conversion of souls to the Catholic Church. A crime. Public criticism of perversion? A crime. Proclamation of the Holy Name of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in public? A crime. Speaking out against corporate usury as a violation of the Seventh Commandment? A crime. Speaking out against blasphemies committed by the motion picture and related "entertainment" industries? A crime. Defending the inviolability of innocent human life? A crime. Far-fetched? Think again, ladies and gentlemen. Think again.
Tyrants have sought to silence Catholics from the very birth of the Church on Pentecost Sunday, starting with the thugs who composed the Sanhedrin. Roman Emperors and the kings of barbaric tribes tried with all of their might to get Catholics to deny the Faith during the early part First Millennium. Mohammedans have tried to do so from the Seventh Century to this very day. Protestants and Freemasons and social revolutionaries have tried to do so with varying degrees of ferocity since 1517. The names of these perpetrators have ranged from Nero to Trajan to Diocletian to Mohammed to Luther to Henry to Cranmer to Calvin to Cromwell to Danton to Robespierre to Garribaldi and Bismarck to Lenin to Hitler to Mao to Ho to Castro to Ortega and to all of the petty little men and women, many of them apostate Catholics, who have served in our own government in the past thirty to forty years, ever eager to sell out the Faith for their thirty pieces of silver of popularity and political power.
Tyrants never learn their lessons. Inspired by the adversary, who hates God and who hates us because our souls made in the image and likeness of God, new generations of tyrants arise to try to silence the voice of Catholics. This is why the accommodation of the Church in her human elements to the spirit of the world has made it more possible for the witches' brew of forces that has been coalescing and mutating and re-coalescing since the Sixteenth Century to be victorious in all aspects of the popular culture of most of the countries in the so-called "developed" world. The Church in her human elements has lost her ability to denounce the criminals of Modernity because she has been infiltrated by Modernists, men who are ashamed to speak in the clear, unambiguous language used by the Popes of Tradition, including the language used by Pope Pius XI in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio on December 23, 1922. The devil and his minions grow bolder when Catholics, including popes and bishops and priests, begin to speak with the voice of the world.
Pope Leo XIII put it his way in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890:
To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of character or who entertains doubt as to the truth of what he professes to believe. In both cases such mode of behaving is base and is insulting to God, and both are incompatible with the salvation of mankind. This kind of conduct is profitable only to the enemies of the faith, for nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. Moreover, want of vigor on the part of Christians is so much the more blameworthy, as not seldom little would be needed on their part to bring to naught false charges and refute erroneous opinions, and by always exerting themselves more strenuously they might reckon upon being successful. After all, no one can be prevented from putting forth that strength of soul which is the characteristic of true Christians, and very frequently by such display of courage our enemies lose heart and their designs are thwarted. Christians are, moreover, born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God aiding, the triumph: "Have confidence; I have overcome the world." Nor is there any ground for alleging that Jesus Christ, the Guardian and Champion of the Church, needs not in any manner the help of men. Power certainly is not wanting to Him, but in His loving kindness He would assign to us a share in obtaining and applying the fruits of salvation procured through His grace. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)
Pope Pius XI sounded a similar theme in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925:
We firmly hope, however, that the feast of the Kingship of Christ, which in future will be yearly observed, may hasten the return of society to our loving Savior. It would be the duty of Catholics to do all they can to bring about this happy result. Many of these, however, have neither the station in society nor the authority which should belong to those who bear the torch of truth. This state of things may perhaps be attributed to a certain slowness and timidity in good people, who are reluctant to engage in conflict or oppose but a weak resistance; thus the enemies of the Church become bolder in their attacks. But if the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic zeal, they would strive to win over to their Lord those hearts that are bitter and estranged from him, and would valiantly defend his rights.
The enemy also becomes bolder in his attacks when those of us who want to see Tradition restored in the Church and the Social Reign of Christ the King restored become so focused on fighting each other, sometimes quite nastily, that we lose sight of the fact that adversary's minions are monitoring our words and actions. There will come a day when all of us will be rounded up without distinction to the traditionalist "camp" in which we associate ourselves. It won't matter to the statists and their Catholic collaborators (who will quite happily serve the role of the Jewish collaborators in the early days of the Third Reich) whether we are indultarians or members of the Society of Saint Pius X or sedevacantists. Oh, no, anyone who believes in the Social Reign of Christ the King will be seen as an enemy of the State, a veritable incarnation of David Koresh (aka Wayne Howell) or Timothy McVeigh. People who cannot presently stand one another--and who hurl the most vile insults at each other--may very well find themselves in the same jail cell awaiting execution just because they believe in the Apostles' Creed and Christ the King.
Even this, though, is not without precedent. Saint Hippolytus spent a good deal of his life as an antipope, believing that the several popes in Rome had countenanced heresy and/or were too weak on heretics. Thus, he had himself proclaimed pope after the death of Pope Saint Zephyrinus, thereby opposing three successive popes, Callistus, Urban, and Pontian. As Our Lord would have it, however, Pontian and Hippolytus were sent into exile together on the island of Sardinia by Emperor Maximinus in the year 235 A.D. The two former adversaries, Pontian and Hippolytus, were reconciled to each other during their captivity, which ended in their deaths. This should remind us, one and all, that those who believe in the Apostles' Creed but differ from us about the nature and the extent of the problems facing the Church in her human elements are not the problem we face today. We face hatred from the political and economic and cultural tyrants of Modernity on the one hand and from the tyrants of Modernism in the Church on the other.
We will have our differences with our fellow traditional Catholics, to be sure. We must always recognize, however, the devil's minions in the world will make no distinction amongst us at all. Truly believing Catholics are the worst threat to tyrants. (Not so with quisling Catholics who have bought into, whether wittingly or unwittingly, the "the joys of the world" as being compatible with the Faith.) Revolutionaries have always recognized this to be the case. They recognize it today, which is why we must understand that Modernism's obeisance to the altar of Modernity should be the focus of our attention, not the sideshow of the different ways in which our fellow traditional Catholics have reacted to the incredible series of events of the past forty to fifty years. (I mean, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is cooperating with the pro-contraception, pro-abortion World Council of Churches to try to devise a universal code of conduct to supervise the process of religious conversions so as to not disparage any other religions? This is from Christ? Yes, I will do an article on this at some point in the next week or so. But, seriously, how in the world can any Catholic say that such an effort is of God or does not reflect poorly on the reigning pontiff who has authorized it?)
The enemies of the Faith know that anyone who professes traditional Catholicism is, at the very least, a potential enemy of the Revolution, an enemy of the "right" of the civil state to wipe out any expression of Catholicism from the midst of popular culture. Although I am tempted to point out numerous examples of who among the warring tribes of traditionalism could be paired up in prison by the statists in a repetition of the experience of Saints Pontian and Hippolytus, I will leave it to your own imaginations to conjure up pairings of people today who don't speak to each or who don't regard each other highly. Pontian and Hippolytus, despite their many differences, were ready to die for the Faith as it had been handed down to them from the Apostles. Do we really think that those who differ from us within the traditional movement are not as ready to die for the Faith today as were Pontian and Hippolytus in the Third Century?
Our only hope in the midst of these troubling times, ladies and gentlemen, is Our Lady of Fatima. We must cling to her. We must do our part to fulfill her Fatima Message in our own daily lives, trusting her with the same childlike simplicity and joy of Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia. We must do penance for our own sins and for those of the whole world. We must pray, pray, pray, for the conversion of sinners. And we must pray for the consecration of Russia to Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart by a pope with all of the world's bishops (something that has not been done). The fulfillment of Our Lady's Fatima Message will bring about the end of the spread of the errors of Russia, which are the errors of Modernity in the world and Modernism in the counterfeit church of concilairism. Tradition will be restored in the Church and Christendom in the world.
Well, we know full well how Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetero feels about Catholics in general, no less about the few of us, relatively speaking, who, through absolutely no merits of our own, reject the corrupt, heretical version of Catholicism that is promoted by the lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. All manner of "watchdogs" are monitoring various websites, including this one, yes, as little viewed and supported as it is, and keeping track of what we write and what websites we visit.
Two recent articles on this site, Chopped Liver No More and Chopped Liver No More Update, discussed how I have been castigated as the leader of a "hate group" for adhering to the perennial teaching of the Catholic Church concerning her mission to seek with urgency the conditional conversion of all non-Catholics, including those who adhere to the Talmud, to the true Faith and for criticizing those who use their hatred of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and His Social Kingship over men and their nations as the cloak to promote all manner of social evils under cover of the civil law. We are expected to bow down in humble submission to the "infallible" judgments made by such Christophobic entities as the Southern Poverty Law Center in order to avoid being labeled as "haters" for adhering to the unchanged and unchanging teaching that the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity made Man by the power of God the Holy Ghost in His Most Blessed Mother's Virginal and Immaculate Heart has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication.
Obviously, it is not only "private" organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center that equate what they call disparagingly as "radical traditionalists" with the naturalists of the nihilistic variety who compose various "white supremacy organizations" (see To Advocate Christ The King, Nothing Else). The administration of President Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetero and Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., has endeavored to demonize all of its opponents, especially those who belong to the pro-life movement or are opposed to the perverse concept of "marriage" for those of the same gender and/or who are members of the "Tax Enough Already" (TEA Party) movement, as dangerous "extremists" who hate women and "gays" and the "poor." The latter accusation is particularly interesting as many of us are materially poor ourselves (no, there is no "money" in recognizing that the modern civil state is based on a series of anti-Incarnational lies or in recognizing that the "Second" Vatican Council and the magisterium of the conciliar "popes" have defected from the Catholic Faith).
It was a scant forty months ago now that the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, issued the following "assessment" of possible sources of "domestic terrorism:"
* (U) Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided
into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily
hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic
groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal
authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government
authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are
dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or
immigration. (Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.)
Readers can refer to All Hail! Caesar Obamus for my extended commentary on this report. Although Napolitano came under pressure from various members of the United States Senate to amend this footnote in her department's report, you can see for yourselves by clicking on the hyperlink above that it is still in the report despite Napolitano's promise to delete it. Then again, there is a long history in this country, dating back to the Revolutionary War, of efforts to quash legitimate dissent (see Fascists for Freedom). Our time is coming. Believe it, my friends, our time is coming no matter who wins the presidential election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Our time is coming.
Want to peek into our future?
Well, some of it can be seen in our fascistic neighbor to the north, Canada. A lot of it, however, can be seen in the Federal Republic of Germany.
The devil hates each of the countries where the Cross of the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King, had been implanted so firmly. One European nation after another, each of which was thoroughly Catholic for hundreds upon hundreds of years, had to be subjected to various assaults by the adversary to uproot the Cross and to replace It, the very instrument of our salvation, with one delusional belief after another in order to deceive men and thus to sow the seeds of chaos and discord in their lands. The adversary used the Mohammedan and barbaric hordes or heresies of one sort or another to unsettle the peoples of Christendom now and again, resorting also, of course, to playing upon the vanity of Christian potentates whom he inspired to make war upon Holy Mother Church herself on occasion.
The devil's penultimate attack upon Christendom came, of course, when Father Martin Luther, O.S.A., posted those ninety-five theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517, ushering in what is almost half of a millennium of disorder in what was once the proudly Catholic lands of Germany. The Protestant Revolution unleashed attacks upon the Holy Faith throughout northern Europe and into France and England itself, whose leaders engaged in a bloody persecution of Catholics who remained faithful to the true Church there and in Ireland. It was a relatively short two centuries thereafter that the effects of Protestantism, which by then had bifurcated into scores of different sects, would make possible the rise and triumph of naturalism in one formerly Catholic country after another.
Germany, the country where the Protestant Revolution was born, is still suffering the terrible reverberations of Martin Luther's pounding his theses onto the door of Castle Church, thereby crucifying mystically Holy Mother Church in the same manner that the Roman soldiers, acting in behalf of our own sins, pounded those nails into the hands and feet of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself.
Germany, a land converted by Saint Boniface and was blessed to count among its many saints the likes of Saint Albert the Great and Saint Gertrude the Great and Saint Henry the Emperor and Saint Bruno, the founder of the Carthusians, and Saint Mechtilde and Saint Hildegard and Saint Hedwig and Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, has suffered for nearly five hundred years from the convulsions wrought by Martin Luther.
It was in Germany where the man whose dialectical principle would be the foundation of both the Communism of Karl Marx and the guiding force of the "new theology" of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's personal mentor, Hans von Balthasar (who was Swiss), was born. That man's name was Georg Hegel.
Germany was the land of the birth and much, although not all, of the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
Germany was the land where the Freemason named Otto von Bismarck, seeking to blunt the effect of the writings of Marx and Engels, created the first modern welfare state (social security, centralized education programs, mandatory retirement age, etc.) to made entire categories of citizens dependent upon the civil state for benefits that he knew they would not want to relinquish. To accomplish this, of course, he engaged in his Kulturkampf against the Catholic Church to make her subservient to the state, a vicious campaign of persecution that caused many Germans in the 1870s to flee to the United States of America and Argentina and was denounced very firmly by Pope Pius XI in Etsi Multa on November 21, 1873.
Germany was the land where the nihilist Friedrich Nietzsche was born and worked.
It was in the "democratic" Germany under the Weimar Constitution of 1919 that various eugenicists began to promote sterilization for the "unfit" and to consider the extermination of those deemed to be a burden on society. The only difference between the "democratic" Germany under the Weimar Constitution and the Germany under Adolf Hitler's Third Reich was the expansion of such utilitarianism to include the widespread use of murder in order to reduce sizable numbers of those deemed to be "unfit" for one reason or another.
Freedom in the Federal Republic of Germany, unified on October 3, 1990, forty-five years after the occupations of American, British and Soviet forces had begun following the end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945? Freedom in the Federal Republic of Germany. Just ask Bishop Richard Williamson about that notion.
Indeed, just ask Father Rolf Ligen, who is facing a life sentence, believe it or not, for presenting himself "falsely" as a Catholic priest because he rejects the legitimacy of Joseph Ratzinger as "Pope" Benedict XVI, who is not raising his voice in defense of Father Lingen's "religious liberty." Oh, that's just for those who deny the Catholic Faith in whole or in part (Mohammedans, Talmudists, Protestants, Mormons, Unitarians, Hindus, Buddhists, etc.), not for those who adhere to the perennial teaching of Holy Mother Church without making a single, solitary concession to conciliarism or its wolves in shepherds' clothing.
Here is a petition to the International Criminal Court in The Hague in The Netherlands and to the United Nations that describes the persecution being visited upon Father Lingen that could coming our way sooner than you think no matter which set of naturalists wins the elections in this country eighty-five days from now:
The so-called "Federal Republic of Germany" (FRG), i.e. every single
responsible FRG representative personally, is accused of crimes
against humanity according to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, namely Article 6 (b), Article 6 (c) and Article 7
(h). On August 2nd, 2012, an according complaint has been submitted
both to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Office of the
Prosecutor, Den Haag, and to the Office of the United Nations, High
Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva. This press release is
likewise the text of the complaint.
The Roman-Catholic priest Father Rolf Hermann Lingen (the
complainant), Germany, must expect a life imprisonment solely for
confessing the Catholic faith. Already sentenced earlier because of
the same "crime", he now shall be sentenced again, this time once
and for all, because of his obstinacy. The final court hearing shall
take place on Septembre 27th, 2012. The complainant is a so-called
"sedevacantist". Sedevacantism is the position that the Holy See is
vacant since 1958, i.e. since the death of Pope Pius XII. The group
of the so-called "Second Vatican Council" (V2) is *NOT* the Catholic
Church, but an anticatholic sect. Many English websites offer
information on this issue, e.g. "dailycatholic.org" or
"novusordowatch.org". In 1997, the complainant founded a German site
(later address "kirchenlehre.com" - "doctrine of the church") for
which he has already published more than a thousand texts. In short:
The V2-sect does not have the four marks / specific adjectives of
the Church, i.e. one, holy, catholic and apostolic. The Church
infallibly condemned some teachings as heresies, of which some are
mentioned in a "collection" ("Syllabus") by Pope Pius IX. And even
Joseph Ratzinger himself (nowadays sometimes called "Pope Benedict
XVI.") openly declared that the V2-text "Gaudium et Spes" is a
"counter-Syllabus". Regarding all the blasphemies and heresies of
the V2-sect with "inter-religious meetings", "ecumenical worship
services" etc., nobody seriously thinks that the V2-sect is the
Church. The complainant spreads this information confessing that he
- contrary to the V2-"priests" - is a Roman-Catholic priest. The FRG
ignores reality completely and falsely accuses the complainant of
"abuse of titles". Some aspects:
1. The FRG completely violates the principle "No punishment without
a penal law" ("nullum crimen, nulla poena sine praevia lege
poenali"). There is no law at all that prohibits being Catholic,
i.e. sedevacantist, resp. that dictates to approve a false pope as a
true pope. And even if such a law existed, it would be illegal and
void in itself, cf. Pietro Rainalducci.
2. The FRG completely violates the freedom of conscience. The FRG
forces the citizens to approve the false ideology that the V2-sect
is the Catholic Church.
3. The FRG completely violates the freedom of the true religion. The
FRG absurdly declares that everyone who rejects the blasphemous
V2-heresies is a heretic (contradictio in adiecto). And as the
Church is "Catholic", i.e. "for all", every actual and potential
Catholic is victim of justice of the FRG.
4. The FRG completely violates the right of a fair trial. In
general, The FRG a) never proves anything of its - notoriously
false! - accusations against the complainant and b) ignores all the
proofs, arguments etc. submitted by the complainant.
5. The complainant has even openly declared that he will instantly
revoke his sedevacantist conviction as soon as there is a proof that
the V2-sect is indeed the Catholic Church. But the FRG nevertheless
does not give any arguments that the V2-sect is the Catholic church.
Instead, it argues that only the Church has to give any arguments.
However, in the first place, the FRG insists that the V2-sect is the
Catholic church. Thus, the FRG presupposes the exact thing that must
first be proven! To stress this fact again: In all these decades
since 1958 the V2-sect could only "argue" that Germany itself claims
that the V2-sect is the Catholic church. The FRG solely points to
the V2-sect, while the V2-sect solely points to the FRG. As a matter
of fact: There is no argument at all but only a circular reasoning.
6. Contrary to the FRG, the complainant has sufficient knowledge of
both Catholic theology and V2-ideolgy. The complainant was a
V2-"priest candidate" and made his V2-"diploma" with the rating
"very good". Not until at the end of his V2-studies, he became
"sedevacantist" and therefore refused being "ordained" in the
V2-sect. Instead, in 1996, he was ordained by a sedevacantist
bishop: Georg Schmitz, a former member of the "Society of St. Pius
X" (SSPX) of Marcel Lefebvre.
7. Both the FRG and the V2-sect have tried to declare the
complainant to be insane. But the complainant was not only a good
student of V2-"theology" (see above) but already a good grammar
pupil (general qualification for university entrance: "1.6"). In all
the long years of intensive contact with many (high) members of the
V2-sect, he never was considered "insane". Not until the year 2004,
i.e. seven years after the beginning of his substantial publishing
activities, the FRG and the V2-sect suddenly invented the insanity
defamation against the complainant - after they had proceeded
legally against the complainant for already five years, but could
neither prove him wrong nor intimidate him. Abuse of psychiatry is a
standard procedure of the FRG to defame and ultimately silence
critics. Up to now, the FRG engaged two "psychiatrist experts". In
2005, the first "expert" wrote an "expert report" that concerning
the complainant "there is no indication that proves a mental illness
or makes it probable". The second "expert" only stated in oral form
during a court hearing that all remarks of the complainant are "in
itself completely logical" and that there is "nothing that excludes
or at least reduces any culpability": the complainant is "completely
Why should and how could you renounce a conviction that is not and
cannot be punishable at all, that has never been proven wrong, that
is "completely logical", while the opposing position has been
definitely proven wrong and is only based on a circular reasoning.
Please note: The question that is dealt with is literally and
absolutely a question of heaven or hell: According to Catholic
dogma, it is necessary for salvation to be Catholic. For comparison:
The V2-sect claims that non-Catholic societies can be a "means of
salvation". This longstanding completely illegal persecution of the
complainant solely for his catholic belief is symptomatic of the
justice of the FRG. According to Catholic standard literature like
the "Canon Law" by Klaus Mörsdorf, the FRG (considering the
definite breaking of the Concordat in 1957) is "lawbreaking",
"denatured" and "schizophrenic". Peter Briody generally states
(Germany's flawed Justice, Dec 28th, 2008): "Germany is operating a
system of justice, whose decisions, due to: the political influence
on its judiciaries, its effective abrogation of the European
Convention on Human Rights, the extremely poor quality of its
workmanship, its unconvincing record in prosecuting perversion of
justice, its hugely defective procedures, can only be classed as
extremely unreliable." And the "United States Court Of Appeals For
The Ninth Circuit" granted a woman from the FRG asylum "because of
persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of
race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social
group, or political opinion. [This persecution] was committed by the
[German] government or forces the [German] government was either
unable or unwilling to control" (Appeal No. 02-71841).
Because of all these clear facts it is impossible to deny that the
FRG is absolutely and inexcusably guilty of crimes against humanity.
The FRG permanently and heavily violates the Rome Statute of the
International Criminal Court, namely Article 6 (b), Article 6 (c)
and Article 7 (h). The complainant hereby appeals against the
persecution and extinction of the Church in Germany. Again: As the
Church is "Catholic", i.e. "for all", every actual and potential
Catholic is a victim of justice of the FRG! And as even the highest
courts, i.e. both the Federal Court and the Federal Constitutional
Court, many times and for decades declared the extinction of the
Church as legal, any recourse to courts of law in the FRG is de
Added on the complaint form
Even the highest courts have several times declared the extinction
of the Church as legal. All of these decisions were made when the
complainant was not yet Catholic, and consequently he was not yet
persecuted personally. One decision of the Federal Constitutional
Court was made in 1994 (1 BvR 573/92), when the complainant was a
"priest candidate" of the "Vatican-2"-sect. One decision of the
Federal Court was made in 1993 (XII ZR 51/92), also when the
complainant was a "priest candidate" of the "Vatican-2"-sect. One
decision of the Federal Constitutional Court was made in 1980 (BvR
143/80), when the complainant was a twelve-year-old child nearly
without any knowledge of the Catholic faith at all. And the definite
breaking of the Concordat was declared by the Federal Constitutional
Court in 1957 (2 BVG 1/55), ten years before the author was born.
This decision of 1957 was the definite statement of the FRG that it
will never tolerate, let alone defend the rights of the Church. As a
result, Catholic standard literature of 1958 like the "Canon Law" by
Klaus Mörsdorf states that the FRG is "lawbreaking",
"denatured" and "schizophrenic".
Accordingly, following the legal structure, the complainant was
never granted a right to recourse to courts of law in the FRG.
Instead, his only option would be to suffer consequences.
Nevertheless, on May 8th, 2009 the complainant submitted a petition
to the petition committee of the Federal Parliament, that the
"Vatican-2"-sect is not any more allowed to falsely use the title
"Roman-Catholic". The parliament, however, rejected this petition
with an absurdly shameless circular reasoning: "Only the Church has
to judge what is Catholic, and we declare that the "Vatican-2"-sect
is the Church, so you have to believe that the "Vatican-2"-sect is
the Church!" Besides that this "reasoning" is blatantly illogical,
it is, moreover, heretical, because it is solely based on the
infallible condemned opinion that the Church is subject to the
state. (Federal Republic of Germany accused of crimes against humanity. See also two You Tube videos featuring Father Lingen: Imprisonment for Sedevacantism I and Imprisonment for Sedevacantism II, both of which were done in 2011. There is also a petition that Catholics can sign at: Allow Catholic Sedevacantists to Confess the True Faith.)
Yes, this is our future.
The reality is this: the German government is doing the bidding of the German "bishops." The president of the German "bishops'" conference is a chap named Robert Zollitsch, the conciliar "archbishop" of Freising in Breisgau who has denied that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died in atonement for our sins on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday. It is the German "bishops" who desire this persecution. And to whom do the German "bishops" answer? A German "bishop" named Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, that's who. Does he desire Father Lingen's lifelong imprisonment for calling him, Ratzinger/Benedict, the heretic that he and such fellow countrymen as Walter Kasper and Robert Zollitsch and Gerhard Ludwig Muller and Karl Lehman are and have been for decades now? He has not intervened in Father Lingen's behalf. He is doubtlessly aware of the case.
The lesson in this is clear: Timothy Michael Dolan, the president of the so-called United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will not come to our rescue if we are rounded up for denying the legitimacy of Ratzinger/Benedict and that of the false church that he heads. "Religious liberty" does not limits, after all. The Americanist spirit of fascism that has long sought the suppression of dissent exists just as much in the counterfeit church of conciliarism in this country as it does in the realm of the civil state. Just ask many "conservative" pastors who have been persecuted and/or sent for psychiatric counseling simply because they tried to do the best that they could to preserve the Faith in what they believed to be the Catholic Church but is in fact her counterfeit ape. I know many of them personally.
Germany is indeed our future.
When we get rounded up, my friends, the authorities will not care where we go to Holy Mass in the underground. They will not care if we are "partisans" of this or that true bishop or this or that chapel or this or that religious community. It will be enough that we simply adhere to the Apostles' Creed without making any concessions to the counterfeit church of conciliarism and its false officials. And you know what? This could very well be the way in which many of us recidivist sinners wind up saving our own immortal souls that might otherwise perish because of our sins. Deo gratias!
Persecution is not to to be feared. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself told us not to fear persecution.
Again, therefore, let me reprise this important passage from the Gospel according to Saint Matthew:
Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves.
Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men.
For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in
their synagogues. And you shall be brought before governors, and before
kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles: But
when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to speak:
for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak. For it is not you
that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.
The brother also shall deliver up the
brother to death, and the father the son: and the children shall rise up
against their parents, and shall put them to death. And you shall be
hated by all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto
the end, he shall be saved. And when they shall persecute you in this
city, flee into another. Amen I say to you, you shall not finish all the
cities of Israel, till the Son of man come. The disciple is not above
the master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the
disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they
have called the goodman of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of
Therefore fear them not. For nothing is
covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known.
That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which
you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops. And fear ye not
them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather
fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two
sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the
ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all
Fear not therefore: better are you than
many sparrows. Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I
will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. But he that
shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is
in heaven. Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came
not to send peace, but the sword. For I came to set a man at variance
against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the
daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man's
enemies shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or
mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or
daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not up
his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his
life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for me, shall find
it. He that receiveth you, receiveth me: and he that receiveth me,
receiveth him that sent me. (Matthew 10: 16-40.)
The hour is late. I have been up very late the past few nights. I am, to be honest, quite tired and must arise in a few hours to check our very, very, very lonely post office box that has seen very little mail in the past three months now (yeah, another hint, all right?).
Remember, this is all happening within the Providence of God. He has known from all eternity that we would be living in these troubled and troubling times. The graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of the Divine Redeemer Himself, Christ the King, on the wood of the Holy Cross, that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, are more than sufficient to help us carry our own crosses and to prepare for any kind of martyrdom, white or red, that comes our way.
We must pray for our persecutors and will the good of all men, the ultimate expression of which is the salvation of their immortal souls as members of the Catholic Church, seeking always to do penance for our own sins as the consecrated slaves of Christ the King through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary our Queen, praying as many Rosaries as our state-in-life permits each and every single day without fail.
With that, my good and few readers, I am going to say say my night prayers and go to sleep.
Check back again tomorrow for another little-read article on this much-castigated and little-supported site. I do, however, thank you, for taking the time to read this article and ask you to pray fervently for Father Rolf Lingen during his time of persecution.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and Protector of the Faithful, 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.
Saints Hippolytus and Cassian, pray for us.
Saint John Berchmans, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?