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)
A series of photographs found on the Tradition in Action website reveal that conciliarism continues to make more and more room for Baal and his friends. Each photograph contains a "hot link" to the corresponding story providing the particulars of the context in which it was taken. A simple review of these photographs should help to convince any fair-minded individual that we are face-to-face with apostasy. Men who consider themselves to be "shepherds" of the Catholic Church feel free, if not compelled, to engage in Mortal Sins in violation of the First Commandment, making offerings to false gods and/or a mockery of what purports to be the worship of the true God in the abomination known as the Novus Ordo Missae:
Papal Nuncio lights a lamp to Hindu deities
Cardinal Ivan Dias burns incense to a Hindu deity
Catholic-Buddhist syncretism in France
Catholic Prelates go to New York to learn the Talmud
In Venice, a magic Mass
Archbishop of Salzburg says a clown Mass
A Tabernacle and a Catholic church in the shape of a Hindu symbol
Benedict at the mosque
John Paul II kissing the Koran
Those who do not understand the gravity of the events depicted in these photographs have become accustomed to Modernity's foundational precept of religious indifferentism and to Modernism's pastoral practice of syncretism, both of which were condemned in no uncertain terms by Pope Pius IX in Singulari Quidem, March 17, 1856:
Among the many deplorable evils which disturb and afflict both ecclesiastical and civil society, two stand out in our day and are justly considered to be the cause of the others. In effect, you are aware of the innumerable and fatal damages which the hideous error of indifferentism causes to Christian and civil society. It causes us to forget out duties to God in whom we live and act and have our being. It causes us to slacken our concern for holy religion and shakes almost to destruction the very basis of all law, justice, and virtue. There is little difference between this hideous form of indifference and the devilish system of indifference between the different religions. This belief embraces people who have strayed from the truth, who are enemies of the true faith and forget their own salvation, and who teach contradictory beliefs without firm doctrine. They make no distinction between the different creeds, agree with everybody, and maintain that the haven of eternal salvation is open to sectarians of any religion. The diversity of their teachings does not concern them as long as they agree to combat that which alone is the truth.
You see, dearly beloved sons and venerable brothers, how much vigilance is needed to keep the disease of this terrible evil from infecting and killing your flocks. Do not cease to diligently defend your people against these pernicious errors. Saturate them with the doctrine of Catholic truth more accurately each day. Teach them that just as there is only one God, one Christ, one Holy Spirit, so there is also only one truth which is divinely revealed. There is only one divine faith which is the beginning of salvation for mankind and the basis of all justification, the faith by which the just person lives and without which it is impossible to please God and to come to the community of His children. There is only one true, holy, Catholic church, which is the Apostolic Roman Church. There is only one See founded in Peter by the word of the Lord, outside of which we cannot find either true faith or eternal salvation. He who does not have the Church for a mother cannot have God for a father, and whoever abandons the See of Peter on which the Church is established trusts falsely that he is in the Church. Thus, there can be no greater crime, no more hideous stain than to stand up against Christ, than to divide the Church engendered and purchased by His blood, than to forget evangelical love and to combat with the furor of hostile discord the harmony of the people of God.
Divine worship consists in these two things: pious doctrines and good works, in such a way that doctrines without good works cannot please God, nor does God accept works divorced from religious doctrines. The narrow and difficult path which leads to life can be found not in the practice of the virtues alone or in the observance of precepts, but on the way of faith. Constantly arouse your faithful people so that they will persevere ever more firmly and constantly in the profession of the Catholic religion. Let them likewise endeavor to assure their calling and their election by means of good works. While you work at the salvation of your flock, strive also, in all goodness, patience, and teaching, to recall the unfortunate strays to the one fold of Christ and to Catholic unity. Address to them especially these words of St. Augustine: "Come, brothers, if you wish, so that you may be grafted to the vine. We are saddened to see you thus cut off and lying so. Count the bishops who have occupied the See of Peter; see this uninterrupted succession of popes. See the rock against which the powers of hell will not be able to prevail."Whoever eats the lamb outside of this house is an impious person. Whoever is not in Noah's ark will perish in the flood."
Another disease just as dangerous is spreading, a disease to which the name of rationalism has been given, because of the pride and a certain vanity of reason associated with it. Certainly the Church does not condemn the efforts of those who want to know the truth, since it is God who made it the nature of man to be most eager to grasp truth. Nor does she condemn the efforts of healthy and right reason, for it is through this reason that we cultivate the spirit, study nature, and bring to light its most hidden secrets. This tender mother recognizes and justly maintains that reason is the most notable of the heavenly gifts, since it is through reason that we raise ourselves above the senses and display a certain image of God in ourselves. She knows that we must search until we find and that we must believe what we have believed. But we must also believe, in addition, that there is nothing else to believe and to seek once we have found and believed what was taught by Christ, who does not command us to seek anything other than what He taught. What is it that the Church does not tolerate? What is it that she censures and absolutely condemns in virtue of her mission to preserve what has been entrusted to her? The Church has always condemned and continues to condemn the conduct of those who abuse their reason; those who do not fear to foolishly and criminally prefer reason to the authority of what God Himself says; those who boldly exalt themselves; those who, blinded by their pride and their vanity, lose the light of truth and proudly spurn the faith of which it is written: "Whoever does not believe will be condemned." Full of confidence in themselves, they deny that we must believe in God for Himself and accept what He taught us about Himself. The Church does not cease to oppose these people, since whenever something deals with the very knowledge of God, it is God whom we should believe. It is from Him that all we believe about Him comes, because man could not know God if He Himself did not communicate this salutary knowledge.
These are the people whom the Church seeks to bring back to sound reasoning with these words: "What is there more contrary to reason than to seek to exalt oneself above reason by means of reason itself? And what is more contrary to faith than to not want to believe that which we cannot attain by reason?" She never ceases to repeat to them that faith bases itself not on reason but on authority because it is not suitable that God, in speaking to mankind, should use arguments, as if we could refuse to believe. Rather, He spoke as was appropriate, as the supreme judge of everything, who does not have to argue but who rather issues His pronouncements. The Church clearly declares that the only hope of salvation for mankind is placed in the Christian faith, which teaches the truth, scatters the darkness of ignorance by the splendor of its light, and works through love. This hope of salvation is placed in the Catholic Church which, in preserving the true worship, is the solid home of this faith and the temple of God. Outside of the Church, nobody can hope for life or salvation unless he is excused through ignorance beyond his control. The Church teaches and proclaims that if sometimes we can use human wisdom to study the divine word, our wisdom should not for that reason proudly usurp to itself the right of master. Rather, it should act as an obedient and submissive servant, afraid of erring if it goes first and afraid of losing the light of interior virtue and the straight path of truth by following the consequences of exterior words.
We should not conclude that religion does not progress in the Church of Christ. There is great progress! But it is truly the progress of faith, which is not change. The intelligence, wisdom, and knowledge of everybody should grow and progress, like that of the whole Church of the ages. In this way we might understand more clearly what we used to believe obscurely; in this way posterity might have joy of understanding what used to be revered without understanding. In this way the precious stones of divine dogma might be worked, adapted exactly and wisely decorated, so that they increase in grace, splendor, and beauty -- but always in the same fashion and doctrine, in the same meaning and judgment, so that we can speak of a new manner rather than new substance.
Indeed, Pope Pius IX had written in Singulari Quidem, December 9, 1854, that the Catholic Church has a mission to seek out the lost sheep, to pray for the conversion of men and nations to the one and only true Church that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope:
"It must, of course, be held as a matter of faith that outside the apostolic Roman Church no one can be saved, that the Church is the only ark of salvation, and that whoever does not enter it will perish in the flood. On the other hand, it must likewise be held as certain that those who are affected by ignorance of the true religion, if it is invincible ignorance, are not subject to any guilt in this matter before the eyes of the Lord. Now, then, who could presume in himself an ability to set the boundaries of such ignorance, taking into consideration the natural differences of people,s lands, native talents, and so many other factors? Only when we have been released from the bonds of this body and see God just as he is shall we really understand how close and beautiful a bond joins divine mercy with divine justice. But as long as we dwell on earth, encumbered with this soul-dulling, mortal body, let us tenaciously cling to the Catholic doctrine that there is one God, one faith, one baptism. To proceed with further investigation is wrong.
"Nevertheless, as charity demands, let us pray continually for the conversion to Christ of all nations everywhere. Let us devote ourselves to the salvation of all men as far as we can, for the hand of the Lord is not shortened. The gifts of heavenly grace will assuredly not be denied to those who sincerely want and pray for refreshment by the divine light. These truths need to be fixed deeply in the minds of the faithful so that they cannot be infected with doctrines tending to foster the religious indifferentism which We see spreading widely, with growing strength, and with destructive effect upon souls."
Pope Pius XI, writing in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, specifically forbade any semblance of the mixing of the Catholic Faith with false religions:
So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics: for the union of Christians can only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are separated from it, for in the past they have unhappily left it. To the one true Church of Christ, we say, which is visible to all, and which is to remain, according to the will of its Author, exactly the same as He instituted it. During the lapse of centuries, the mystical Spouse of Christ has never been contaminated, nor can she ever in the future be contaminated, as Cyprian bears witness: "The Bride of Christ cannot be made false to her Spouse: she is incorrupt and modest. She knows but one dwelling, she guards the sanctity of the nuptial chamber chastely and modestly." The same holy Martyr with good reason marveled exceedingly that anyone could believe that "this unity in the Church which arises from a divine foundation, and which is knit together by heavenly sacraments, could be rent and torn asunder by the force of contrary wills. For since the mystical body of Christ, in the same manner as His physical body, is one, compacted and fitly joined together, it were foolish and out of place to say that the mystical body is made up of members which are disunited and scattered abroad: whosoever therefore is not united with the body is no member of it, neither is he in communion with Christ its head.
The photographs copied from the Tradition in Action website above represent the counterfeit church of conciliarism's contamination by the worship of false gods in direct violation of the First Commandment:
I Am the Lord Thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
How is kissing the Koran, which denies the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and denies the doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity, among many other heresies and blasphemies, not a violation of the First Commandment?
How is walking into a mosque and taking off one's shoes, signifying that one is in a "holy" place, before turning in the direction of Mecca to assume the Mohammedan "prayer" position not a violation of the First Commandment?
How is lighting a lamp to the false "gods" of Hinduism not a violation of the First Commandment?
How is featuring "magic" at what purports to be an offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass not a violation of the First Commandment?
How is purporting to offer what purports to be the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in clown face not a violation of the Second Commandment, which requires us to keep holy those things that belong to God and to Holy Mother Church?
How is any of what is pictured above, which is just a small sampling of such photographs on an assortment of websites, demonstrative of anything to do with Catholicism?
This is all very important to keep in mind as the extremely small segment of Catholics who have some degree of attachment to some version, whether ancient or modern, of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition debate amongst themselves about what appears to be the forthcoming "motu proprio" from Joseph Ratzinger concerning the "liberation" of the modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition. Any association with the counterfeit church of conciliarism is poisonous to souls. Conciliarism features a "Mass" composed synthetically by a Freemason, Annibale Bugnini, who said very plainly in L'Osservatore Romano in 1965 that
We must strip from our Catholic prayers and from the Catholic liturgy everything which can be the shadow of a stumbling block for our separated brethren that is for the Protestants.
One can see very plainly the effects of stripping from what purports to be Catholic prayers and from what purports to be a Catholic "liturgy" in the despicable displays of religious indifferentism and of religious syncretism and apostasy portrayed in the photographs above. The Novus Ordo Missae has always been an effort to make what purports to be the Catholic Faith "palatable" to "modern" man, going so far as to incorporate pagan rituals that were eliminated by the great Catholic missionaries of the past as they converted various indigenous peoples around the world to Catholicism and ended the diabolical superstitions in which they, the indigenous peoples, had been trapped for so long. The results are plain for anyone with any degree of honesty to see, which is why a priest of the Society of Saint Pius X told a diocesan priest in the southern part of the United States in 2003 that it was time for him, the diocesan priest to stop offering "That poisonous Mass, that New Mass." (Priest, Where is Thy Mass?--Mass, Where is Thy Priest?, Angelus Press, 2004, p. 198.)
It has never before been the case that men claiming to be "popes" have offered false worship to false "gods." Claims that Pope Saint Marcellinus did so fall when one considers the text of the Divine Office for his feast day and Dom Prosper Gueranger's commentary on it in The Liturgical Year:
Marcellinus, a Roman by birth, ruled over the Church from the year two hundred and ninety-six to the year three hundred and four, during the terrible persecution of Diocletian. He had much to such from the impious severity of those who reproached him with showing too much indulgence towards such as had relapsed into idolatry, whence ensued a calumnious report of his having offered incense to idols. But in truth, this blessed pontiff was behead for the confession of the faith, together with three other Christians, Claudius, Cyrinus, and Antoninus.
The exculpation of Pope Saint Marcellinus in the Roman Breviary is either true or it is not. Those who would assert that it is false would have us believe that the official accounts of the lives of the saints kept by Holy Mother Church were not accurate, which is exactly what Bugnini and company claimed as they excised references to most of the miracles wrought by the saints in the Collects of the Novus Ordo Missae (for those saints whose feast days happened to have made it into the "universal" calendar of the Novus Ordo Missae, that is; see
Richness Beyond Compare). This is further amplified by His Excellency Bishop Daniel Dolan in a note sent to me on April 26, 2007:
Thank you for your inquiry on today's St. Marcellinus, which occasioned a review of the facts of a much maligned saint. The Golden Legend, otherwise so entertaining and edifying, is sadly tarnished in this matter, as are the reputations of even the great St. Robert Bellarmine and Baronius, who have given credence to the calumny spread abroad by Donatists and fellow travellers for their own wicked purposes. Nor has this changed today, as the cult leader of a strange small sect, which claims allegiance to the strange large sect of the One World Church shamelessly serves up historical rubbish to shore up his fervid ecclesiastical mythologies. "Universally discredited" says Thurston, and Parsons offers a fascinating history and rebuttal. The Council of Sinuessa is a myth. I cannot resist quoting Cardinal Schuster:
"God jealously protects and makes manifest the good fame of his servants, according to what is written of Joseph: "wisdom showed them to be liars that had accused him." Thus, strange stories may have been spread abroad concerning Marcellinus by persons with their own interests to serve; but his tomb in the cemetery of Priscilla has been held in reverence from remote ages, and the Church, which is assured of unfailing assistance from the Holy Ghost in proposing him to the veneration of the faithful, implores today his compassionate intercession."
The saints of the Catholic Church have exhibited the courage displayed by Saint Restitutus, as recounted by Father A. J. O'Reilly in The Martyrs of the Coliseum (republished by TAN Books and Publishers):
Yet the Capitol, the triumphal arch of Severus, the Coliseum and Meta Sudans are like fixed stars amid this everchanging mass of ruins. Seventeen hundred years ago they bore the names as the do now, although one of the great old romans raised from the dust in which he has slept for centuries would scarcely recognise, in the remnants that stand, the majestic structures that were familiar to his eyes in the days of their magnificence. Near these monuments many a brave Christian found his crown. Amongst them was the martyr who is connected in history with the Meta Sudans.
“We have found this man powerful and eloquent in speech, teaching the people that the worship of our gods is vain, saying that they have but an imaginary existence; he belongs to some strange sect they call Christians."
Thus spoke some rude soldiers as they presented to the Prefect of the city a young noble citizen, with hands bound behind his back.
“Who are you or whence do you come?" asked the Prefect, Hermogenes, with a menacing frown.
“I am a Roman citizen of noble birth; if you wish my carnal name, I am called Restitutus, but in the profession of my faith I am Christian."
“Have you not heard the orders of the Prince?"
“What have they commanded?" asked Restitutus mildly.
“That all who will not sacrifice to the omnipotent gods should be punished by various and terrible tortures," said the Prefect, becoming excited, and watching the noble youth impatiently, in the hopes he had already terrified him into submission.
“I know the command of my Emperor," boldly replied the Christian, "whoever will deny Him will perish in eternal torments."
“Cease to speak thus," cried the President, "but come hither and sacrifice to the revered deities, that are the guardians of the Empire, and you will be a friend of Caesar; otherwise, you shall feel the weight of our indignation, and shall be tortured with fire."
“I am prepared," Restitutus mildly but bravely replied, "to offer myself in sacrifice to my Lord Jesus Christ."
Father O’Reilly continued the narrative from the Acts of the Martyrs after a brief commentary on Restitutus’s willingness to suffer for the Holy Faith:
The intrepid reply of the martyr roused the tyranny of the Prefect, and he ordered his mouth to be beaten with stones; but he did not feel any pain, God by a miracle had deadened the sense of feeling.
“What do you expect to gain by this obstinacy?" asked the President.
“For the love and fear of my Lord Jesus Christ, I have despised the Court (militiam intra palatium), and now I wish only to serve in an everlasting warfare a celestial King."
“But," rejoined the President, "in consideration of your youth and beauty, approach and sacrifice to the gods, that you may receive the reward of great dignity and power."
Restitutus replied: "In serving the true God of Heaven I have not lost nor demeaned my dignity; the dignities, the honours of the earth, fade like the things of the earth–as are gone the flowers of summer and the snows of winter, so have passed the glory and worldly dignity of our ancestors–but that profession which takes its nobility from an eternal source is like it in its eternal duration."
Truly the martyr spoke with a sublime appreciation of the eternal character of the Christian’s warfare. The Prefect who had made him suffer for his faith has long since passed into oblivion, notwithstanding the wealth and power that shone around him in the giddy hour of his reign. He is not known now except in the infamy of his cruelty, which is recorded by sacred writers in handing to posterity and eternal fame the noble youth who had despised even the splendours of the Pagan Court, and wisely chosen the eternal dignity of the Christian warfare.”
Joseph Ratzinger can protest all he wants in his positivist manner that Karol Wojtyla's"Assisi event" in 1986 was really, really, really, really, really, really, really not an exercised in syncretism. The photographs that emerged from that dreadful event, which scandalized so many millions of Catholics and whose advance publicity caused the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre to wonder publicly if this represented a defection from the Faith indicative of a vacancy in the Apostolic See, tell the truth of the matter: a desire to "mix" with false religions and do those things that prompted the martyrs to chose death rather than even to give the slightest impression of apostasy and betrayal. As is clearly seen from the photographs above, syncretism has been the result of "Assisi" and other "papal" events (such as receiving "blessings from a Talmudic rabbi, asking the "archbishop" of Canterbury, who is nothing other than a layman, to give a "joint" "blessing" with Karol Wojtyla, who was also "blessed" with a bowl of ashes in an Aztec ritual in Mexico in 2002, the mosque events of 2001 and 2006, the time that Giovanni Montini knelt before the schismatic and heretical "patriarch" of Constantinople in Jerusalem in 1964, among so many others) throughout the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
The poison spread by the Novus Ordo Missae and the conciliarist ethos it enshrines has devastated souls. I noted last week that the son of a former student of mine from Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, was told last year in his Catholic elementary school on Staten Island, New York, that "Jesus was a sinner." Nothing happened to the teacher who said this, which is really par for the course in what passes for "Catholic" institutions of "education" today. No, the only people who are to be reprimanded for "infidelity" to the Catholic Church are Catholics who have come to the realization that none of this can be or can come from the Catholic Church. Mouths will be kept shut by "priests" and by many, although not all, lay people in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism about the outrages depicted above and stories such as that told to me by my former student about his young son. Mouths are opened wide and shout loudly at those of us who point out these outrages and who recite abuses against souls committed day after day after day in the conciliar structures as the "bishops" responsible for suborning, if not actually participating in, them get promoted and rewarded all too frequently with red hats of the rank of "cardinal." Talk about displaced anger.
The "idol time" produced by the ethos of the Novus Ordo Missae and conciliarism brooks no opposition. Those traditionally-minded Catholics who remain in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarsm are supposed to see the "good" in all that is pictured above. "'Full acceptance of the norms issued after Vatican II' and an affirmation firm that these norms were not 'heretical or invalid'" was one of the two conditions laid down by what is being called the "Secret Ratzinger Commission" in 1982 for an "indult" to offer the 1967 Mass that further paved the way for the debut of the Novus Ordo in 1969. The Italian newspaper Il Giornale, as was reported on the Traditio website (among other places), noted a few days ago that the Secret Ratzinger Commission wanted a "synthesis" of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition with the Novus Ordo Missae.Gee, let me think. Who is the master of synthesis in the conciliar Vatican? Might it be some chap from Germany?
It must be remembered that Joseph Ratzinger has not changed over the years. He admitted this himself. It is thus no source of wonderment that so many people who discussed Ratzinger's Modernism before April 19, 2005, have also seemed to have forgotten that he, Ratzinger, is the exact same man who wrote the following in Principles of Catholic Theology:
Among the more obvious phenomena of the last years must be counted the increasing number of integralist groups in which the desire for piety, for the sense of mystery, is finding satisfaction. We must be on our guard against minimizing these movements. Without a doubt, they represent a sectarian zealotry that is the antithesis of Catholicity. We cannot resist them too firmly. (pp. 389-390)
Many Catholics had the grace to recognize what was happening in the 1960s as a direct assault against the Holy Faith. These truly courageous people, which included priests, laity and consecrated religious, had no time for "idol time," including the idolatry of "modern" man and his "needs" that are enshrined so fervently in the Novus Ordo Missae. One woman from the City of New York wrote to me just yesterday, Monday, June 18, 2007, to say that she had never been to a single Novus Ordo Missae and had not contributed a penny to the Archdiocese of New York since 1970. One thinks also of priests such as Fathers Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., Harry Marchosky, Frederick Schell, S.J., Robert McKenna, O.P., Leonard Giardina, O.S.B., Thomas Ross, Lawrence Brey, Hugh Wish, Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer and his priests of Campos, Brazil, among so many, many others around the world, who rejected the Novus Ordo very early on and never looked back. Were they wrong? Has what they once opposed as either heretical or invalid or offensive to God and thus injurious to souls become "good" over the years and is now beyond criticism given the alleged "generosity" of a false "pope" who wants to neutralize traditionally-minded Catholics so as to continue the conciliar revolution with fewer people opposing it?
What was wrong in 1967 is wrong in 2007. A new liturgy for a new religion of the One World Church that has no place for the Social Reign of Christ the King and of Mary our Immaculate Queen is no place for believing Catholics. A new liturgy for a new religion that can incorporate the worship of idols in direct violation of the First Commandment is no place for those who take seriously and reflect upon the honor and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity. A new liturgy for a new religion that deifies man and caters to his "modern" "needs" is no place in which to seek the eternal glories of Heaven.
May we ask Our Lady to give us the graces that so many priests and members of the laity had forty years ago to reject the novelties of conciliarsm and to cling only to true bishops and true bishops in the catacombs who worship as Catholics have always worshiped and who believe what the Catholic Church has always taught without making one moment's worth of concessions to conciliarism or to its false shepherds, who are really the incarnation of this prophesy of Saint Paul contained in the Acts of the Apostles:
For I have not spared to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed to yourselves, and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. I know that, after my departure, ravening wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock. And of your own selves shall arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. (Acts 20: 27-30)
Relying with total confidence and trust in the intercessory power of the Mother of God, especially through her Most Holy Rosary, and offering to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart our acts of reparation for our sins and those of the whole world, may this prayer, composed by Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., for the Feasts of Saint Marcellinus and Cletus, inspire us and give us consolation as so many false "Catholics" make so much "idol time" for idols in violation of the First Commandment and to the detriment of so many souls for whom Our Blessed Lord and Saviour shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross:
Pray for us, O holy Pontiffs, and look with fatherly love upon the Church on earth, which was so violently persecuted in your times, and at the present day is far from enjoying peace. The worship of idols is revived; and though they be not of stone or medal, yet they that adore them are as determined to propagate their worship as were the pagans of former days to make all mean idolaters. The gods and goddesses now in favour are called Liberty, Progress, and Modern Civilization. Every measure is resorted to, in order to impose these new divinities upon the world; they that refuse to adore them are persecuted; governments are secularized, that is, unchristianized; the education of youth is made independent of all moral teaching; the religious element is rejected from life as an intrusion: and all this is done with such a show of reasonableness that thousands of well-minded Christians are led to be its advocates, timid perhaps and partial, but still its advocates."
Preserve us, O holy martyrs! from being the dupes of this artful impiety. It was not in vain that our Jesus suffered death, and rose again from the grave. Surely after this He deserves to be what He is--King of the whole earth, under whose power are all creatures. It is in order to obey Him that we wish no other liberty save that which He has based upon the Gospel; no other progress save that which follows the path He has marked out; no other civilization save that which results from the fulfillment of the duties to our fellow men, which He has established. It is He that created human nature and gave it its laws; it is He that redeemed it, and restored to it is lost rights. Him alone, then, do we adore. O holy martyrs! pray that we may never become the dupes or slaves of the theories of human pride, even if they that frame or uphold them should have power to make us suffer or die for our resistance.
Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint Ephrem the Deacon, pray for us.
Saint Juliana Falconieri, pray for us.
Saints Gervase and Protase, pray for us.
Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.
Saint Basil the Great, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Philip Neri, pray for us.
Saint Athanasius, pray for us.
Saints Monica, pray for us.
Saint Jude, pray for us.
Saint John the Beloved, pray for us.
Saint Francis Solano, pray for us.
Saint John Bosco, pray for us.
Saint Dominic Savio, pray for us.
Saint Scholastica, pray for us.
Saint Benedict, pray for us.
Saint Joan of Arc, pray for us.
Saint Antony of the Desert, pray for us.
Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.
Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
Saint Bonaventure, pray for us.
Saint Augustine, pray for us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, pray for us.
Saint Francis Xavier, pray for us.
Saint Peter Damian, pray for us.
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us.
Saint Lucy, pray for us.
Saint Monica, pray for us.
Saint Agatha, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, pray for us.
Saint Cecilia, pray for us.
Saint John Mary Vianney, pray for us.
Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.
Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.
Saint Athanasius, pray for us.
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us.
Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us.
Saint Rene Goupil, pray for us.
Saint John Lalonde, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel Lalemont, pray for us.
Saint Noel Chabanel, pray for us.
Saint Charles Garnier, pray for us.
Saint Anthony Daniel, pray for us.
Saint John DeBrebeuf, pray for us.
Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, pray for us.
Saint Dominic, pray for us.
Saint Hyacinth, pray for us.
Saint Basil, pray for us.
Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.
Saint Sebastian, pray for us.
Saint Tarcisius, pray for us.
Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us.
Saint Gerard Majella, pray for us.
Saint John of the Cross, pray for us.
Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us.
Saint Genevieve, pray for us.
Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.
Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us
Pope Saint Pius V, pray for us.
Saint Rita of Cascia, pray for us.
Saint Louis de Montfort, pray for us.
Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich, pray for us.
Venerable Pauline Jaricot, pray for us.
Father Miguel Augustin Pro, pray for us.
Francisco Marto, pray for us.
Jacinta Marto, pray for us.
Juan Diego, pray for us.
The Longer Version of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer, composed by Pope Leo XIII, 1888
O glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day the battle of our Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven. That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity. These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered. Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.
Verse: Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
Response: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.
Verse: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
Response: As we have hoped in Thee.
Verse: O Lord hear my prayer.
Response: And let my cry come unto Thee.
Verse: Let us pray. O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls.