Thomas A. Droleskey
“‘Nevertheless send now, and gather unto me all Israel, unto Mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, who eat at Jezebel’s table.’
“Achab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered together the prophets unto Mount Carmel.
“And Elias coming to all the people, said: ‘How long do you halt between two sides? If the Lord be God, follow Him: but if Baal, follow him.’ And the people did not answer him a word.
“And Elias said again to the people: ‘I only remain a prophet of the Lord: but the prophets of Baal are four hundred and fifty men. Let two bullocks be given us, and let them choose one bullock and cut it in pieces and lay it upon wood, but put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under it. Call ye the names of your gods, and I will call on the name of my Lord; and the God that shall answer by fire, let him be God.’ And all of the people answering said: ‘A very good proposal.’
“Then Elias said to the prophets of Baal: ‘Choose you one bullock and dress it first, because you are many; and call on the names of your gods, but put no fire under.’
“And they took the bullock which he gave them, and dressed it; and they called on the name of Baal from morning even till noon, saying: ‘O Baal, hear us.’ But there was no voice, nor any that answered: and they leaped over the altar that they had made.
“And when it was now noon, Elias jested at them, saying: ‘Cry with a louder voice: for he is a God, and perhaps he is talking, or he is in an inn, or on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep, and must be awaked.’
“So they cried with a loud voice, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till they were covered with blood. And after midday was past, and while they were prophesying, the time was come of offering sacrifice, and there was no voice heard, nor did any one answer, nor regard them as they prayed: Elias said to the people: ‘Come ye unto me.’ And the people coming near unto him, he repaired the altar of the Lord, that was broken down:
“And he took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying: ‘Israel shall be thy name.’ And he built with the stones an altar to the name of the Lord: and he made a trench for water, of the breadth of two furrows round about the altar. And he laid the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid it upon the wood.
“And he said: “Fill four buckets with water, and pour it upon the burnt offering, and upon the wood.’ And again he said: ‘Do the same the second time.’ And when they had done it the second time, he said: ‘Do the same also the third time.’ And they did so the third time. And the water run about the altar, and the trench was filled with water.
“And when it was now time to offer the holocaust, Elias the prophet came near and said: ‘O Lord God of Abraham and Isaac, and Israel, show this day that thou art the God of Israel, and I thy servant, and that according to they commandment I have done all these things. Hear me, O Lord, hear me: that this people may learn, that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart again.’
“Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the holocaust, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw this, they fell on their faces, and they said: ‘The Lord he is God, the Lord he is God.’ And Elias said to them: ‘Take the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape.’ And when they had taken them, Elias brought them down to the torrent Cison, and killed them there” (3 Kings 18:19-40)
The Friends of Baal in the counterfeit church of conciliarism continue to reap the whirlwind of the sacrileges which they have encouraged under the guise of the "inculturation of the Gospel" and as well under the guise of the heresy of "religious liberty." The last two conciliar "pontiffs," Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, have gone to extraordinary lengths to esteem the symbols of false religions, each of which is hated by God, and to wax endlessly about the "contributions" that these false religions can make to order within nations and to "peace" among them. God has been and continues to be greatly offended by these deeds and words, which have scandalized Catholics and reaffirmed non-Catholics in false religions that have no power to save their immortal souls.
The conciliar "popes" have encouraged the "inculturation of the Gospel" in the context of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, giving rise to a de facto syncretism at the diocesan and parish levels in the structures of their counterfeit church. Various pagan rituals that were rooted out over the centuries by Catholic missionaries for the love of God and for the good of the souls for whom He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross have been "incorporated" into the context of what purports to be "Catholic" liturgies.
Rituals from the Aztecs (the "blessing" of the four winds) have been used in such places as Mission San Juan Capistrano, defaming the memory of Father Junipero Serra, O.F.M.
Rituals from various New Age and feminist pagan "spirituality" exercises have been incorporated in Novus Ordo services and into what are called "para-liturgies" in the conciliar world. (The now retired auxiliary "bishop" of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Emil Wcela, a known supporter of women's "ordination" to the priesthood at the time of his attempted episcopal "consecration" on December 12, 1988, participated in some of these "para-liturgies" on Long Island in the 1990s.)
Conciliar "bishops" participate in Talmudic "seders" and "congratulate adherents of the Talmud and the Koran on the occasion of their false holidays.
Rituals from Hinduism have been incorporated into Novus Ordo services in India and elsewhere in Asia.
Buddhist "spirituality" has infected many conciliar "religious communities" and is the basis of "spiritual direction" given to "third order" members. There was, at least as of eight and one-half years ago, is a "zen" "meditation" room at Inisfada, the retreat house of the Society of Jesus in Searington, Long Island, New York.
Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II publicly praised the evil of "voodoo" in a visit to the country of Benin in Africa in 1993. (See Voodoo You Trust?)
Karol Wojtyla/John Paul called for and participated in the travesty of the World Day of Peace in Assisi, Italy on October 27, 1986, fostering syncretism and religious indifferentism despite his own spirited protests to the contrary that he was doing no such thing, going on to have another World Day of Peace in 2002:
No doubt the height of the fever engendered by the virus of dialogue was the World Day of Peace at Assisi in October 1986. In the plaza outside the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, the "representatives of the world's great religions" stepped forward one by one to offer their prayers for peace. These "prayers" included the chanting of American Indian shamans. The Pope was photographed standing in a line of "religious leaders," including rabbis, muftis, Buddhist monks, and assorted Protestant ministers, all of them holding potted olive plants. The official Vatican publication on the World Day of Prayer for Peace at Assisi, entitled "World Day of Pray for Peace," pays tribute to the "world's great religions by setting forth their prayers, including an Animist prayer to the Great Thumb. The world's great religions" are honored by the Vatican in alphabetical order: the Buddhist prayer for peace; the Hindu prayer for peace; the Jainist prayer for peace; the Muslim prayer for peace; the Shinto prayer for peace; the Sikh prayer for peace; the Traditionalist African prayer for peace (to "The Great Thumb"); the Traditionalist Amerindian prayer for peace; the Zoroastrian prayer for peace. In a glaring symptom of the end result of ecumenism. and dialogue in the Church, the only prayer not included in the official book is a Catholic prayer for peace. There is only a Christian prayer for peace, which appears after the prayers of the "world's great religions"--and after the Jewish prayer. Catholicism has been subsumed into a generic Christianity.
At the beginning of the list of prayers of the world's religions, there is an amazing statement by Cardinal Roger Etchergary, president of the Pontifical Council on Interreligious Dialogue. According to Etchergary, "Each of the religions we profess has inner peace, and peace among individuals and nations, as one of its aims. Each one pursues this aim in its own distinctive and irreplaceable way." The notion that there is anything "irreplaceable" about the false religions of the world seems difficult to square with the de fide Catholic teaching that God's revelation to His Church is complete and all-sufficient for the spiritual needs of men. Our Lord came among us--so Catholics were always taught--precisely to replace false religions with His religion, with even the Old Covenant undergoing this divinely appointed substitution. Yet the members of all "the world's great religions" were invited to Assisi and asked for their "irreplaceable" prayers for world peace--the "irreplaceable" prayers of false shepherds who preach abortion, contraception, divorce, polygamy, the treatment of women like dogs, the reincarnation of human beings as animals, a holy war against infidel Christians and countless other lies, superstitions and abominations in the sight of God. . . .
[Italian journalist Vittorio] Messori was merely observing the obvious when he stated that the Assisi 2002 implied that the doctrine of every religion is acceptable to God. For example, the invited representative of Voodoo (spelled Vodou by its native practitioners), Chief Amadou Gasseto from Benin, was allowed to sermonize on world peace from a wooden pulpit suitable for a cathedral set up in the lower plaza outside the Basilica of Saint Francis. The Chief declared to the Vicar of Christ and the assembled cardinals and Catholic guests: "The invocation to take prayer in the Prayer for Peace at Assisi is a great honour for me, and it is an honour for all the followers of Avelekete Vodou whose high priest I am." The high priest of Avelekete Vodou then give the Pope and all the Catholic faithful the Vodou prescription for world peace, which included, "asking forgiveness of the protecting spirits of regions affected by violence" and "carrying out sacrifices of reparation and purification, and thus restoring peace." This would involve slitting the throats of goats, chickens, doves, and pigeons and draining their blood from the carotid arteries according to a precise ritual prescription. In other words, the Pope invited a witch doctor to give a sermon to Catholics on world peace.
Among other "representatives of the various religions" who came to the pulpit was one Didi Talwakar, the representative of Hinduism. Talwakar declared that the "divinization of human beings gives us a sense of the worth of life. Not only am I divine in essence, but also everyone else is equally divine in essence...." Talwakar went on to exclaim: "My divine brothers and sisters, from whom much above the station of life where I am, I dare to appeal to humanity, from this august forum, in the blessed presence of His Holiness the Pope...." While Talwakar acknowledges that the Pope is a holy man, he is only one of many such holy men who lead the various religions. Didi prefers to follow another holy man: the Reverend Pandung Shastri Athawale, who heads something called the Swadyaya parivari, which teaches "the idea of acceptance of all religious traditions" and the need to "free the idea of religion from dogmatism, insularity and injunctions," Just the thing Catholics of the postconciliar period need to hear.
The spectacle of Assisi 2002 staggers the Catholic mind, and human language fails in its attempt to adequately describe the unparalleled ecclesial situation in which we now find ourselves--a situation even the Arian heretics of the fourth century would find incredible. Yet, true to form, the neo-Catholic press organs reported the event as if it were a triumph for the Catholic faith--while carefully avoiding any of the shocking images and words that would give scandal to any Catholic who has not been spiritually lobotomized by the postconciliar changes in the Church. (Christopher A. Ferrara and Thomas E. Woods, Jr., The Great Facade, Remnant Press, 2002, pp. 83-85; 213-215).
This pandering to false religions, exemplified so tragically by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's excursion into the "Blue Mosque" in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 30, 2006, and his forays into synagogues in Germany and the United States of America and his personally touching and esteeming the symbols of false religions in Washington, District of Columbia, on Thursday, April 17, 2008, is one of the common, almost every-day features of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. There are even annual rituals, such as the "Happy Diwali" message sent to Hindus by whoever happens to be the President of the "Pontifical" Council for Interreligious Dialogue in which representatives of the counterfeit church of conciliarism "congratulate" adherent of false religions on the occasions of their false, devil-worshiping holidays.
This is the "Happy Diwali" message that was sent last year by Jean-Louis "Cardinal" Tauran, the current "president" of the conciliar council for "interreligious dialogue:"
Dear Hindu Friends,
1. As Diwali approaches, your religious feast, I am sure all of you in your respective families, neighbourhoods and communities will be taking time to share your joy with one another. On behalf of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue I am happy to have this opportunity, for the first time since taking office, to send you my greetings. Sensitive to your religious feelings and respectful of your ancient religious tradition, I sincerely hope that your search for the Divine, symbolized through the celebration of Diwali, will help you to overcome darkness with light, untruth with truth and evil with goodness.
2. The world around us is yearning for peace. Religions promise peace because they trace their origin to God who, according to Christian belief, is our peace. Can we, as believers of different religious traditions, not work together to receive God’s gift of peace and to spread it around us so that the world becomes for all people a better place to live? Our respective communities must pay urgent attention to the education of believers, who can so easily be misled by deceitful and false propaganda.
3. Belief and freedom always go together. There can be no coercion in religion: no one can be forced to believe, neither can anyone who wishes to believe be prevented from doing so. Allow me to reiterate the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, which is quite clear on this point: “It is one of the major tenets of Catholic doctrine that man’s response to God in faith must be free. Therefore no one is to be forced to embrace the faith against his own will” (Declaration on Religious Freedom, Dignitatis Humanae, 10). The Catholic Church has been faithful to this teaching as Pope Benedict XVI reminded recently to the Ambassadors of India and other countries to the Holy See: “… Peace is rooted in respect for religious freedom, which is a fundamental and primordial aspect of the freedom of conscience of individuals and of the freedom of peoples” (18 May 2006). Forming believers first of all to discover the full dimensions and depth of their own religion, and then encouraging them to know other believers as well constitutes an important challenge for religious communities committed to building world peace. Let us not forget that ignorance is the first and, perhaps, the principal enemy in the life of believers, while the combined contribution of every enlightened believer provides a rich resource for lasting peace.
4. Like all human relationships, those between people of different religions need to be nourished by regular meetings, patient listening, collaborative action, and above all, by an attitude of mutual respect. Accordingly, we must work to build bonds of friendship, as indeed must the adherents of all religions. “Friendship is nourished by contacts, by a sharing in the joy and sadness of different situations, by solidarity and mutual assistance” (John Paul II, Message to the participants of the International Convention “Matteo Ricci: for a dialogue between China and the West”, 24 October 2001, 6). In situations of misunderstanding, people need to come together and communicate with one another, in order to clarify, in a fraternal and friendly spirit, their respective beliefs, aspirations and convictions. Only through dialogue, avoiding all forms of prejudice and stereo-typed ideas about others and by faithful witness to our religious precepts and teaching, can we truly overcome conflicts. Dialogue between followers of different religions is the necessary path today, indeed it is the only appropriate path for us as believers. Together, in collaboration, we can do much to build a society of harmony and a world of peace.
5. Dear Hindu Friends, the hand I warmly extend to greet you on the occasion of your feast is also a gesture of willingness on the part of the Catholic Church to meet and collaborate with you, your families, your community leaders and all followers of the Sanatana dharma, in order to promote harmony in society and peace in the world. Once again, I wish each one of you a happy Diwali. Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran (Message to the Hindus on the Feast of Diwali.)
This reminds me of the sign-off of the "weather girl" (that's what she was called on-air, believe it or not) for WCBS-TV, Channel Two, in the City of New York, Carol Reed, who was Channel Two's answer to Herbert Jon "Tex" Antoine on WNBC-TV, Channel Four, in the City of New York. Miss Reed, who died at the age of forty-four in 1970 after having been the Channel Two "weather girl" from 1952-1964, always closed her weather report with the sign-off slogan of "Have a happy." Well, the conciliarists appear to have adopted part of that slogan, at least annually, by wishing the Catholic-hating devil-worshipers called the Hindus a "Happy Diwali."
Did Saint Francis Xavier wish the Hindus a "Happy Diwali" as he extolled their ability to "promote harmony in society and peace in the world"? Not hardly:
As to the numbers who become Christians, you may understand them from this, that it often happens to me to be hardly able to use my hands from the fatigue of baptizing: often in a single day I have baptized whole villages. Sometimes I have lost my voice and strength altogether with repeating again and again the Credo and the other forms. The fruit that is reaped by the baptism of infants, as well as by the instruction of children and others, is quite incredible. These children, I trust heartily, by the grace of God, will be much better than their fathers. They show an ardent love for the Divine law, and an extraordinary zeal for learning our holy religion and imparting it to others. Their hatred for idolatry is marvellous. They get into feuds with the heathen about it, and whenever their own parents practise it, they reproach them and come off to tell me at once. Whenever I hear of any act of idolatrous worship, I go to the place with a large band of these children, who very soon load the devil with a greater amount of insult and abuse than he has lately received of honor and worship from their parents, relations, and acquaintances. The children run at the idols, upset them, dash them down, break them to pieces, spit on them, trample on them, kick them about, and in short heap on them every possible outrage. (St. Francis Xavier: Letter from India, to the Society of Jesus at Rome, 1543.)
Quite a contrast with the syncretism of the revolutionary council in Rome, huh? Quite a contrast with the words and the actions of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. Quite a contrast with the "Indian Bible" that has the approval of so many conciliar "bishops" and "priests." Quite a contrast with the praise offered to the false "pontiffs" by the Eternally Wishful Television Network (EWTN) for their various acts of apostasy and sacrilege and blasphemy.
Saint Francis Xavier went on to explain that the Brahmins in India were people of malice and cunning, not people to be admired:
We have in these parts a class of men among the pagans who are called Brahmins. They keep up the worship of the gods, the superstitious rites of religion, frequenting the temples and taking care of the idols. They are as perverse and wicked a set as can anywhere be found, and I always apply to them the words of holy David, "from an unholy race and a wicked and crafty man deliver me, O Lord." They are liars and cheats to the very backbone. Their whole study is, how to deceive most cunningly the simplicity and ignorance of the people. They give out publicly that the gods command certain offerings to be made to their temples, which offerings are simply the things that the Brahmins themselves wish for, for their own maintenance and that of their wives, children, and servants. Thus they make the poor folk believe that the images of their gods eat and drink, dine and sup like men, and some devout persons are found who really offer to the idol twice a day, before dinner and supper, a certain sum of money. The Brahmins eat sumptuous meals to the sound of drums, and make the ignorant believe that the gods are banqueting. When they are in need of any supplies, and even before, they give out to the people that the gods are angry because the things they have asked for have not been sent, and that if the people do not take care, the gods will punish them by slaughter, disease, and the assaults of the devils. And the poor ignorant creatures, with the fear of the gods before them, obey them implicitly. These Brahmins have barely a tincture of literature, but they make up for their poverty in learning by cunning and malice. Those who belong to these parts are very indignant with me for exposing their tricks. Whenever they talk to me with no one by to hear them they acknowledge that they have no other patrimony but the idols, by their lies about which they procure their support from the people. They say that I, poor creature as I am, know more than all of them put together.
They often send me a civil message and presents, and make a great complaint when I send them all back again. Their object is to bribe me to connive at their evil deeds. So they declare that they are convinced that there is only one God, and that they will pray to Him for me. And I, to return the favor, answer whatever occurs to me, and then lay bare, as far as I can, to the ignorant people whose blind superstitions have made them their slaves, their imposture and tricks, and this has induced many to leave the worship of the false gods, and eagerly become Christians. If it were not for the opposition of the Brahmins, we should have them all embracing the religion of Jesus Christ. (St. Francis Xavier: Letter from India, to the Society of Jesus at Rome, 1543.)
This is not, of course, how the counterfeit church of conciliarism deals with the Hindus, now is it? No, the lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism grovel to the devil-worshipers of false religions, telling them over and over again how they make so many important "contributions" to the cause of world "peace," as Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI did fourteen and one-half months ago now (and as he does repeatedly):
I am glad to greet you and all the religious leaders gathered on the occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Religious Summit Meeting on Mount Hiei. I wish also to convey my best wishes to Venerable Eshin Watanabe, and to recall your distinguished predecessor as Supreme Head of the Tendai Buddhist Denomination, Venerable Etai Yamada. It was he who, having participated in the Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi on that memorable day of 27 October 1986, initiated the “Religious Summit Meeting” on Mount Hiei in Kyoto in order to keep the flame of the spirit of Assisi burning. I am also happy that Cardinal Paul Poupard, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, is able to take part in this meeting.
From the supernatural perspective we come to understand that peace is both a gift from God and an obligation for every individual. Indeed the world’s cry for peace, echoed by families and communities throughout the globe, is at once both a prayer to God and an appeal to every brother and sister of our human family. As you assemble on the sacred Mount Hiei, representing different religions, I assure you of my spiritual closeness. May your prayers and cooperation fill you with God’s peace and strengthen your resolve to witness to the reason of peace which overcomes the irrationality of violence!
Upon you all I invoke an abundance of divine blessings of inspiration, harmony and joy.” Benedict XVI sends message to interreligious meeting in Japan
Why is this wrong? Pope Pius XI told us why in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922:
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.
Language such as thing, the language of the Faith, is not uttered by the conciliarists, who have for years enabled the practitioners of false religions to further desecrate Catholic churches and shrines that are desecrated on a daily basis by the "offerings" of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service. It took nearly fifty-two months for the former Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal to be replaced after he permitted Hindu "priests" to offer their demonic "worship" to their false "goddess" on May 5, 2004, in the Chapel of the Apparitions that is built on the very ground on which Our Lady herself appeared to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos. Fifty-two months. Fifty-two long months.
What happened on May 5, 2004 in the Chapel of the Apparitions? Here is a refresher:
"All the invocations of the pagans are hateful to God because all their gods are devils."
Saint Francis Xavier wrote these words to Saint Ignatius about the pagan religion of Hinduism. Francis Xavier, writing from India at the time, merely restates the truth from the infallible Sacred Scriptures: "The gods of the Gentiles are devils". (Psalm 95:5)
Yet on May 5, 2004 — the Feast of Pope Saint Pius V — the Little Chapel of the Apparitions at Fatima was allowed to be used for a pagan Hindu ceremony. This Little Chapel (also called the Capelinha) is built on the site where Our Blessed Mother appeared to the 3 children of Fatima in 1917.
News of the Hindu worship service at Fatima was broadcast on May 5 on SIC, a national television station in Portugal. CFN spoke with two people in Portugal, independent from one another, who saw the televised newscast. The May 22 Portugal News also reported on the event.
According to the broadcast, a busload of Hindus were allowed to commandeer the sanctuary inside the Fatima Capelinha and to use the Catholic altar for their rituals. The SIC newscaster said, "This is an unprecedented unique moment in the history of the shrine. The Hindu priest, or Sha Tri, prays on the altar the Shaniti Pa, the prayer for peace."
The outrage occurred with the blessing of Shrine Rector Msgr. Guerra. No one may use the Capelinha without Rector Guerra’s permission.
The Hindus wore traditional garb, a Hindu "priest" in traditional Hindu vestments led the ceremony that consisted in the offering of flowers and food. This would seem to indicate that the Hindus performed their pagan puja, a ritual in which the offering of flowers and food is central.
After the Hindu worship service at the Catholic altar, the Hindus were escorted by Fatima authorities to see a model of the huge, round-shaped modernistic shrine at Fatima now under construction, a fifty million dollar eyesore that will blot the landscape of Our Lady’s apparitions.
One of the Hindus is reported to have said that they go to Fatima because there are many gods, and the gods have wives and companions who will bring good luck. This is a blasphemy against the Queen of Heaven as it places Our Blessed Mother on the same level as some sort of "wife" of a false god.
Thus, the Hindus did not even come to Fatima to learn of, or take part in, Catholic prayer. Rather, they folded the holy event of Fatima into their own superstitions and pagan myths.
These Hindus are said to be from Lisbon, where they have a Hindu temple and a community of a couple hundred. The SIC broadcast showed the Hindus’ house of worship that contained the many statues of their gods and goddesses.
It is reported that pilgrims who witnessed the event at Fatima were scandalized, but Shrine Rector Guerra defended the use of the Marian Shrine for pagan worship.
Appearing on Portuguese television, Guerra regurgitated the long-discredited, ecumenical slogan that different religions should concentrate on what we have in common and not on what separates us. He also said that all religions are good because they all lead us to God. As reported in previous issues of Catholic Family News, the principle that "all religions lead to God" is nothing more than one of Freemasonry’s fundamental tenets. The French Freemason, Yves Marsaudon wrote, "One can say that ecumenism is the legitimate son of Freemasonry". (John Vennari, Catholic Family News. See also: Shrine Rector Attempts to Justify Hindu Prayer Service at Fatima )
With such abominations and outrages taking place on a regular basis around the world, both within and without the context of the abomination that is the Novus Ordo service, why should there be any surprise at all that a now-suspended conciliar "bishop" in India,
John Thattumkal, "adopted" a self-professed "prophetess," a member of the heretical and schismatic Orthodox Church, and offered her blood in a sacrificial ritual? It is a very short step from the putative "Roman Pontiff," Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's esteeming the symbols of false religions, including Hinduism, and a conciliar "bishop's" taking that esteem to yet another level by offering a "sacrifice" with the blood of a woman deemed to be a "prophetess."
Here is one report on this scandal:
It was a confession extraordinary. John Thattunkal, the controversial bishop of the Latin Catholic Diocese of Kochi, has admitted having conducted a blessing ceremony with human blood, considering it as that of Jesus Christ.
Considered a black magic ritual and disapproved by the official church, the 'bloody blessing' was conducted to bless the bishop's residence itself. The blood allegedly was given by a woman whom the bishop had adopted recently, which had triggered the huge controversy inside the church and the community.
A large section of the community members and also priests have demanded the resignation of the bishop from all offices in the church and have requested the papal office at Vatican to initiate punitive action against him, including de-frocking. The Latin Catholic church has ordered a probe into the issue.
Meanwhile, the 58-year-old bishop has admitted adopting the 26-year-old woman and said they have a spiritual relationship with each other. Following the outcry in the community against the adoption and the ongoing relationship between the bishop and the woman, Thattunkal has tendered an apology to the community for having caused the controversy although he did not find any mistake in any of his own deeds
This is entirely the fruit of the heresy of religious liberty and the sacrilege of "inter-religious" "prayer" services and false ecumenism. Saint Augustine noted that the "death of the soul is worse than the freedom of error." Well, error has been given free rein in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Saint Augustine himself termed religious liberty a "heresy." Popes Gregory XVI nd Pius IX called it "insanity." What "bishop" Thattunkal did is an example of the fruits of conciliar heresy and sacrilege and insanity. It has to come to a "bloody blessing" from a "prophetess" for the conciliar "pope" to suspend a "bishop" who has been engaging in syncretist acts for years?
This is yet another proof of the fact that the counterfeit church of conciliarism is not of God. Not even the Arians themselves would have countenanced such madness. Many are the "bishops" and "priests" and "religious" and laity in the counterfeit church of conciliarist who speak and act in syncretist terms and who incorporate pagan rituals in the context of what purports to be, albeit falsely, "Catholic" liturgies. No one is talking about "suspending" them, are they? No, such people are "sensible" ecumenists and syncretists, men and women who fit right into the "mainstream" of ecumenism and who don't go to the "extremes" of "bishop" Thattunkal. Unfortunately for the conciliarists, however, the "extremes" of "bishop" Thattunkal are the direct, inexorable results of what passes for the "mainstream" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism as the Most Blessed Trinity is offended every day by means of the "mainstream" Novus Ordo service and by the esteeming of false religions and by the refusal to seek with urgency the unconditional conversion of those religions' adherents.
Alas, who is going to "investigate" or "suspend" the conciliarist-in-chief? He is the chief propagator of the errors of conciliarism, incapable of admitting that the "extremes" of "bishop" Thattunkal are but the logical consequences of his own lifelong commitment to the "New Theology" that was condemned by Pope Pius XII in Humani Generis, August 12, 1950.
We can only continue to pray, therefore, to Our Lady as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, that the day of the triumph of that Immaculate Heart as the fruit of the fulfillment of her Fatima Message will come sooner rather than later. And may each Rosary we pray help to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world so that we will be better able to help plant a few seeds for this triumph as we cleave to true bishops and true priests in the catacombs who make no concessions to conciliarism or to the nonexistent legitimacy of its false and ever-blaspheming shepherds.
Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of the Rosary, 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.
See also: A Litany of Saints