Just A "Personal" Visit
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., the vice president of the United States of America who remains in "good standing" in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism despite his support for the chemical and surgical assassination of children under cover of the civil law and his promotion of "special rights" for those engaged in perverse behavior in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, paid a "personal" visit to Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican six days ago, Friday, June 3, 2011. No statement was issued by his office. No statement was issued by the false "pontiff's" spinmeister, "Father" Federico Lombardi, S.J.
Ah, yes, a discreet silence has been maintained by both sides.
Officials in the conciliar Vatican did not, however, maintain a discreet silence twenty-nine months ago when the remarks of Bishop Richard Williamson of the Society of Saint Pius X concerning the nature and the extent of the crimes of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime were televised on Swedish television on January 21, 2009, the very day that Ratzinger/Benedict had "lifted" the "excommunications" imposed on each of the four bishops, including himself, who were consecrated by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on June 30, 1988 (the official announcement was made on January 24, 2009.)
The conciliar "pontiff" and his conciliar "cardinals" and "bishops" howled and bayed at the moon in protest to demonstrate their "solidarity" with adherents of the Talmud, who have exploited the events of World War II to effect an abandonment of Catholic teaching concerning Judaism that began during the false "pontificate" of Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII and culminated in the issuance of Nostra Aetate by the "Second" Vatican Council on October 28, 1965. (See Those Who Deny The Holocaust, Recognize and Capitulate, As We Forgive Not Those Who Trespass Against Us, Yes, Sir, Master Scribe, Disciples of Caiphas, Under The Bus,
No Crime Is Worse Than Deicide, Nothing New Under the Conciliar Sun, "And They That Passed By Blasphemed Him".) Ratzinger/Benedict personally apologized to Talmudists for the offense that had been given to them. All manner of purely gratuitous ceremonies were scheduled to denounce Bishop Williamson, including one by Sean "Cardinal" O'Malley and Roger "Cardinal" Mahony.
This theater of the conciliar absurd played out on a matter of secular history that binds the consciences of no member of the Catholic Church. It was just a few months later, on Holy Saturday, April 11, 2009, that "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch, the president of the conference of conciliar bishops in the Federal Republic of Germany, denied in a television interview that Our Lord died on the wood of the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins without a word of "papal" rebuke. Not a word.
Ratzinger/Benedict himself is treated with respect, reverence and awe by many "conservative" and traditionally-minded Catholics in the conciliar structures even though he defects from the Faith in numerous ways. Some of these people know that this is so, preferring, though, to keep their silence because they believe that they are making "progress" "within the structures," a belief that is purely delusional.
As I have noted, there's a whole lot to keep silence about as the false "pontiff" esteems the symbols of false religions, praises false ecumenism, rejects what he calls "the theology of the return," denies the nature of dogmatic truth and the nature of the Divine Constitution of Holy Mother Church, gives joint "blessings" with the "ministers" of false religions, calls places of false worship as "sacred" and "jewels that stand out on the face of the earth," and embraces condemned propositions such as religious liberty and separation of Church and State and places into the fog of ambiguity and uncertainty the Catholic doctrine on Purgatory and attempts to make the Fathers and the Doctors of the Church as false witnesses in behalf of conciliarism (see From Sharp Focus to Fuzziness). That's a whole of offense given to God about which one must choose to be silent.
Just consider Ratzinger/Benedict's lifelong defection from the Catholic Faith when it comes to Holy Mother Church's teaching on the Jews as found in the appendix below, extracted from an earlier article. Nothing "official"? No "consequences"? Just go consult Paragraph Nine of Pope Leo XIII's Satis Cognitum and continue to insist that with a straight face:
The Church, founded on these principles and mindful of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine: they abandoned only a certain portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages. "There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition" (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).
The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who were wont to hold as outside Catholic communion, and alien to the Church, whoever would recede in the least degree from any point of doctrine proposed by her authoritative Magisterium. Epiphanius, Augustine, Theodore :, drew up a long list of the heresies of their times. St. Augustine notes that other heresies may spring up, to a single one of which, should any one give his assent, he is by the very fact cut off from Catholic unity. "No one who merely disbelieves in all (these heresies) can for that reason regard himself as a Catholic or call himself one. For there may be or may arise some other heresies, which are not set out in this work of ours, and, if any one holds to one single one of these he is not a Catholic" (S. Augustinus, De Haeresibus, n. 88). (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.)
Both Biden and Ratzinger/Benedict have expelled themselves from the bosom of Holy Mother Church. It's always nice when apostates get together for a friendly confab in private.
Look, why should "conservative" and traditionally-minded Catholics in the conciliar structures expect their "pope" to speak out about Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.'s, open support for grave evils under cover of the civil law when they are silent about what are, considered in the objective order of things, grave evils committed by him, Ratzinger/Benedict, that offend God and hinders the temporal and eternal good of souls by distorting Catholic teaching with blasphemies, sacrileges, heresies, errors and falsehoods? Crimes against God are graver in the hierarchy of evils that crimes against men. It is absurd and indeed quite blasphemous in and of itself to assert that a "pope" is "pro-life" when he himself undermines the good of souls and thus the right ordering of nations by flagrantly violating the First and Second Commandments in the name of "unity" and "brotherhood."
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's approach to false religions and the "better" world stands condemned by pope after pope, including Popes Leo XIII and Saint Pius X:
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of
belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits
and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only
with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the
sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal
tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the
maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to
reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi Di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)
The same applies to the notion of Fraternity which
they found on the love of common interest or, beyond all philosophies
and religions, on the mere notion of humanity, thus embracing with an
equal love and tolerance all human beings and their miseries, whether
these are intellectual, moral, or physical and temporal. But
Catholic doctrine tells us that the primary duty of charity does not lie
in the toleration of false ideas, however sincere they may be, nor in
the theoretical or practical indifference towards the errors and vices
in which we see our brethren plunged, but in the zeal for their
intellectual and moral improvement as well as for their material
well-being. Catholic doctrine further tells us that love for our
neighbor flows from our love for God, Who is Father to all, and goal of
the whole human family; and in Jesus Christ whose members we are, to the
point that in doing good to others we are doing good to Jesus Christ
Himself. Any other kind of love is sheer illusion, sterile and fleeting.
Indeed, we have the human experience of
pagan and secular societies of ages past to show that concern for common
interests or affinities of nature weigh very little against the
passions and wild desires of the heart. No, Venerable Brethren, there is
no genuine fraternity outside Christian charity. Through the love of
God and His Son Jesus Christ Our Saviour, Christian charity embraces all
men, comforts all, and leads all to the same faith and same heavenly
By separating fraternity from Christian charity thus understood, Democracy, far from being a progress, would mean a disastrous step backwards for civilization. If,
as We desire with all Our heart, the highest possible peak of well
being for society and its members is to be attained through fraternity
or, as it is also called, universal solidarity, all minds must be united
in the knowledge of Truth, all wills united in morality, and all hearts
in the love of God and His Son Jesus Christ. But this union is
attainable only by Catholic charity, and that is why Catholic charity
alone can lead the people in the march of progress towards the ideal
civilization. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge, Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Oh, yes, some will protest that what they think is the Catholic Church needs to give Biden more "time" to reflect upon his misrepresentation of Church teaching concerning the absolute inviolability of innocent human life, that "patience" is necessary," that more "dialogue" should be tried before any disciplinary measures could be imposed upon this man. Nice try. This is a nice try except for the nasty, inconvenient little fact that Biden switched his position from pro-life to pro-death soon after the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton on Monday, January 22, 1973, meaning that he knew what was right for the first thirty years of his life. He even took a "pro-life" position when running for the United States Senate in the State of Delaware in 1972. More "time"" After all of the innocent blood that has been shed? Are you serious? The man who demagogued against Robert Bork? Are you serious? Please see Lest We Forget, Memo to Joseph Biden and Nancy Pelosi and Their Conciliar Enablers, Fact and Fiction and Fallacies Galore if you are serious.
The meeting between Biden and "Pope" Benedict XVI on Friday, June 3, 2010, was not the first time that he had met a conciliar "pontiff." Although he was visiting with a group of other United States Senators, including then Senate Minority Leader Howard Baker (R-Tennessee), Biden was afforded a private visit with "Pope" John Paul II in April of 1980, That false "pontiff" took him for a personal tour of the Vatican Gardens as they discussed foreign policy, one of Biden's areas of supposed "expertise
Yes, that's the dark haired Biden, using a comb over, to the false "pontiff's" left, our right. Senator Howard Baker is in the middle.
Wojtyla/John Paul II certainly knew how to reprimand public officials. He did so very boldly in the presence of the Soviet stooge named Wojciech Witold Jaruzelski, installed by the Soviets as their proxy dictator when he became Prime Minister of the "People's Republic of Poland on February 11, 1981 (supplementing that title when he became the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers Party, the Polish Communist Party, in other words) October 18, 1981, at Belvedere Palace in Warsaw Poland, on June 17, 1983. Wojtyla/John Paul II forcefully condemned Jaruzelski's imposition of martial law on December 13, 1981, and the subsequent crackdown on Solidarity and its founder, Lech Walesa. Live television broadcasts showed that Jaruzelski's knew buckled and were knocking together in nervous tremors as the Polish-born conciliar "pontiff" thunderously condemned Jaruzelski's actions as they stood side-by-side before the microphones and cameras. The Jesuit trained Jaruzelski, who turns eighty-eight years of age next month, admitted to Barbara Walters after the collapse of the overt phase of Communism in Poland in 1989 that he was scared to death, knowing that the "pope" was correct to upbraid him. At least he had something resembling a conscience, distinguishing himself from the arrogant, foul-mouthed Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (When "Boys Will Be Boys" They Grow Up to Be Men Like Joe Biden).
John Paul II knew how to be forceful with public officials when it suited his own interests to do so. He noticeably shook his finger at Father Ernesto Cardenal, S.J., who specialized in Giovanni Montini/Paul VI's brand of Marxism for Latin America, "liberation theology, when he served as the Minister of Culture, in the Sandinista Party's Communist dictatorship in Nicaragua upon his arrival in Managua on March 4, 1983:
Wojtyla/John Paul II even used a private meeting on April 1, 1987, with Chilean military president Agosto Pinochet, who had imposed a military dictatorship upon the overthrow of the first elected Communist leader of any free country in the world, Salvador Allende, on September 11, 1973, to push for for free elections and even called upon Pinochet to resign, thus prompting Pinochet to schedule such elections, departing from office on March 11, 1990.
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., did not feel the sting of any public rebuke by Wojtyla/John Paul II, and it is not the "style" of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI to issue public rebukes except in the case of Bishop Richard Williamson. He will say nothing about one of his conciliar "bishops" in Scotland, Mario Conti, the "archbishop of Glasgow, thumbing his nose at Summorum Pontificum and Universae Ecclesiae:
Some have argued that the options opened to those who hark back to the
old Mass provide an example of how personal preferences can be indulged.
The Holy Father and those who advise him have decided to make the old
Mass, the so-called Tridentine, or pre-Vatican II, more available to the
faithful for pastoral reasons; that is something we must respect.
However, even with the most recent instruction from Ecclesia Dei, there
is no requirement or indeed encouragement for any of us to promote the so called Extraordinary Form. I venture to suggest that there is no call for it,
or pastoral reason to change what has become the settled practice of
the Archdiocese, which I read as contentment and indeed appreciation of
the pastoral advantages of Mass in the vernacular, and in a form which
is less mysterious than at least some aspects of what my generation can
recall of the “old” Mass. There is, and I now speak frankly, a
difference between mysterious and mystery. The mystery of the Mass is,
to the wonderment of the priest and people, the presence of God in the
sacrificial offering of the Body and Blood of His Son’s humanity,
effective through the ministry of those called to be priests,
ministering at the altar where the gifts of the faithful of bread and
wine are laid. The awesomeness of the holy exchange can be manifested in
the way in which we celebrate the Mass, avoiding all that could
triviliase the sacred, without any extravagant gestures,
but on the contrary taking advantage of the rich potential within the
rites themselves to enchance the significance of what we do by way of
the dignity of our actions, the singing of those parts of the Mass which
are marked for song and wearing vestments of noble simplicity. (No call for the "Extraordinary Form")
Although perhaps the subject of a different article at some point in the near future, "Archbishop" Mario Conti knows that he can thumb his nose in the face of the conciliar "pontiff" without a word of rebuke. The devil stands ready to use Conti's proclamation to evoke sympathy from traditionally-minded Catholic for the "pope" who is so disrespected even though many, although not all, of them keep their mouths absolutely shut when he esteems the symbols of false religions and engages in joint "blessings" with the non-ordained "clergy" of false religions.
In like manner, Biden, who was probably reprimanded by the currently governing false "pontiff" in private when they met seven days ago now. Apologists for the false "pontiff" are saying that this he is sparing Biden public humiliation in order to give him more time to "reflect" on his position, will continue to thumb his nose at Ratzinger/Benedict as this foul-mouthed low-life who has been indemnified repeatedly by the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales, under whose sponsorship he spoke at the then named Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, in the Spring 1980 Semester when I was teaching there (I did ask a rather pointed question of Biden about his support for baby-killing, prompting him to give a long-winded, evasive answer). will continue his arrogant public support for one grave moral evil after another under cover of the civil law.
More time? More time?
Sure, Vice President Biden has been reprimanded the late conciliar "bishop" of his longtime home Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware, Michael Saltarelli, who did not, however, threaten to deny Biden what purports to be Holy Communion in the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service. "Bishop" Joseph Martino, the conciliar "bishop" of Biden's native Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, from July 25, 2003, to August 31, 2009, did threaten to deny Biden at the communion rail in his diocese, being given the boot by Ratzinger/Benedict shortly thereafter as such "harshness" not not fit the conciliar mania for "dialogue." "Bishop" Martino also publicly lambasted as weak a document on "political responsibility" that had been issued by the so-called United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Those who seek to indemnify the "good 'pope'" ought
to consider the fact that he has forced one of his "conservative"
"bishops," Joseph Martino of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to walk the
conciliar gang plank after he, "Bishop" Martino, was termed "divisive"
for his criticism of the pro-abortion Vice President of the United
States of America, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., a Catholic who was born
in Scranton and who remains in perfectly "good standing" in the Diocese
of Wilmington, Delaware, and for his trying to keep supporters of
perversity from speaking on the campuses of once Catholic colleges
within the boundaries of his diocese. bad things out of his diocese.
"Bishop" Martino also threatened to deny what purports, albeit falsely,
Holy Communion to United States Senator Robert Casey (D-Pennsylvania)
for his floor vote in favor of the confirmation of the pro-abortion
Catholic Kathleen Sebelius, the former Governor of the State of Kansas
who profited from political donations made to her by the late late-term
baby-killer George Tiller, as Secretary of the United States Department
of Health and Human Services.
"Bishop" Martino also laid down the law when
parishioners of a parish in his diocese were discussing the timid
statement issued by the United States Conference of "Catholic 'Bishops'"
about "political responsibility" that says, in essence, abortion is but
one issue among many for voters to consider when deciding who to
support in an election:
Last year, he arrived unannounced at a parish whose
members were discussing a document on political responsibility recently
issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
He ordered the discussion closed, telling the gathering, "No USCCB document is relevant in this diocese. The USCCB doesn't speak for me. The only relevant document," he said, was his letter on politics, which he had ordered read at all parishes. (Scranton's Bishop Martino reportedly resigning; see also Benedict accepts resignation of Scranton bishop for health reasons.)
"Bishop" Martino, who cited
"fatigue" and "insomnia" caused by the controversies engendered by his
strict stand against pro-aborts in public life, was, unfortunately,
little better than his predecessor, James Clifford Timlin, in dealing
with perverted members of his clergy, and he remains a thorough
conciliarist supportive of the conciliar agenda, including the
Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service. It is rather
telling, however, that he was, in effect, shown the way to the gang
plank on the Pirate Ship Ratzinger for good faith efforts to try to
discipline wayward Catholics and to defend at least some truths of the
Holy Faith with vigor no matter the criticism that he received for doing
so. Just another ordinary day in the life of the counterfeit church of
"Bishop" Martino is out. The likes of Roger Mahony
and George Niederauer, who gave what purports to be "Holy Communion" to a
group of perverts known as the "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" in a Novus Ordo service in 2006 and who has praised Brokeback Mountain,
a celebration of perversity, as he has refused to discipline Speaker of
the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-California),
and Timothy "I want to be a happy 'bishop'" Dolan, who praised the work
of the pro-abortion Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai Brith, and Howard
Hubbard and Edward Kmiec and Peter Rosazza and and Robert Lynch and
Donald Wuerl and John Favolora and Michael Sheehan and Wilton Gregory,
as well as countless others, are allowed to remain in power to continue
their work of deforming souls and reaffirming Catholic pro-aborts in
public life as they adhere to the very "United States Conference of
Catholic Bishops" documents that "Bishop" Martino said were not relevant
in the Diocese of Scranton. Just another quite ordinary day in the life
of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. (See Spotlight On The Ordinary.)
Ah, yes, speaking of the "happy" "bishop," Timothy Dolan, who once praised the work of the pro-perversity, pro-abortion Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai Brith, the conciliar "archbishop" of New York has offered criticism of Biden. In doing so, however, "Archbishop" Dolan claimed that the inviolability of innocent human life in the womb is a "civil rights" issue, not a matter of Catholic doctrine. Oy. While the fact that human life begins at conception of a matter of scientific truth and while one can come, as Hippocrates, Juvenal and Ovid and other pagans of yore did, to the conclusion that it is wrong to take innocent human life in the womb, yes, Timothy Dolan, this is a matter of Catholic doctrine as Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted the entirety of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, together with all of the precepts that flow from them, exclusively to the authority of the Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication, and the sole proximate reason for the decriminalized killing of babies by chemical and surgical means under cover of the civil law is the Protestant Revolution against the Catholic Church and the Social Reign of Christ the King that made possible the rise and triumph of the anti-Incarnational modern civil state. Got that?
Here's what Pope Leo XIII wrote in Exeunte Iam Anno, December 25, 1888:
They will understand how sad it is that so many
men, redeemed by Jesus Christ, are running headlong to eternal ruin; and
by meditation upon God they will be themselves encouraged, and will
more effectually excite others to the love of God. Such, then, is the
surest method for the salvation of all; and in this men must take heed
not to be terrified by difficulties, and not to despair of cure by
reason of the long continuance of the evil. The impartial and
unchangeable justice of God metes out reward for good deeds and
punishment for sin. But since the life of peoples and nations, as such,
does not outlast their world, they necessarily receive the rewards due
to their deeds on this earth. In- deed it is no new thing that
prosperity should come to a wrong-doing state; and this by the just
counsel of God, Who from time to time rewards good actions with
prosperity, for no people is altogether without merit, and this
Augustine considered was the case with the Roman people. The law,
nevertheless, is clear that for public prosperity it is to the interest
of all that virtue-and justice especially, which is the mother of all
virtues -- should be practiced, "Justice exalteth a nation; but sin
maketh nations miserable." It is not Our purpose here to
consider how far evil deeds may prosper, not whether empires, when
flourishing and managing matters to their own liking, do nevertheless
carry about with them, as it were shut up in their bowels, the seed of
ruin and wretchedness. We wish this one thing to be understood, of
which history has innumerable examples, that injustice is always
punished, and with greater severity the longer it has been continued. We are greatly consoled by the words of the Apostle Paul, "For all
things are yours; and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's." By the
hidden dispensation of divine providence the course of earthly things is
so guided that all things that happen to man turn out to the glory of
God for the salvation of those who are true disciples of Jesus Christ.
Of these the mother and guide, the leader and guardian is the Church;
which being united to Christ her spouse in intimate and unchangeable
charity is also joined to Him by a common cause of battle and of
victory. Hence We are not, and cannot be anxious on account of the
Church, but We greatly fear for the salvation of very many, who
proudly despise the Church, and by every kind of error rush to ruin; We
are concerned for those States which We cannot but see are turned from
God and sleeping in the midst of danger in dull security and
insensibility. "Nothing is equal to the Church;" (says St. John
Chrysostom,) "how many have opposed the Church and have themselves
perished? The Church reaches to the heavens; such is the Church's
greatness. She conquers when attacked; when beset by snares she
triumphs; she struggles and is not overthrown, she fights and is not
conquered." Not only is she not conquered, but she preserves
that corrective power over nature, and that effective strength of life
that springs from God Himself, and is unchanged by time. And, if by this
power she has freed the world grown old in vice and lost in
superstition, why should she not again recover it when gone astray? Let
strife and suspicion at length cease, let all obstacles be removed, give
the possession of all her rights to the Church, whose duty it is to
guard and spread abroad the benefits gained by Jesus Christ, then We
shall know by experience, where the light of the Gospel is, and what the
power of Christ can do. (Pope Leo XIII, Exeunte Iam Anno, December 25, 1888.)
Nothing is equal to the
Catholic Church, Timothy Dolan. Indeed. Not conservatism. Not libertarianism. Not liberalism.
Not socialism. Not statism. Not pragmatism. Not any kind of secular "
'ism," if you will. Nothing is equal to the Church.
As Pope Saint Pius X wrote in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:
Here we have, founded by Catholics, an
inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of
civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no
true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth,
a historical fact. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
It is precisely because the lords of conciliarism do not believe in the Catholic Faith and share a contempt for the Social Reign of Christ the King with Protestants and Talmudists and other naturalists and rationalists that the lords of Modernity in the world such as Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., are roaming the earth with such impunity and considered as "champions of justice" by many Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
What should Ratzinger/Benedict XVI have said if he wanted to publicly rebuke Biden? Nothing. That's right, nothing. No, I am not contradicting myself in imitation of the false "pontiff." Not at all. What I meant by saying that Ratzinger/Benedict should have said nothing if he wanted to publicly rebuke United States Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., is that instead of using his own words, which are so frequently obtuse and full of confusion, to have quoted the following passage from Pope Pius XI's Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930, before sending Biden on his way with an engraved copy of these words:
"Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven." (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 30, 1930.)
Anyone who knows anything about my writing over the years knows that, despite my abandoning my "conservative" papalotry and then my "indulterer" and "resist and recognize ways, there has been absolute consistency on the insistence that Catholics in public life who support the deliberate, direct, intentional taking of innocent preborn human life have expelled themselves from the Catholic Church. Admittedly written at a time I believed the conciliar authorities to hold ecclesiastical office legitimately, one of my articles in The Wanderer in this vein in the 1990s was entitled, "Excommunicate Them All." That article was simply one of many over the years. My current criticism of men I now realize to be pretenders to ecclesiastical office for their refusal to discipline pro-abortion Catholic politicians is nothing new, therefore.
Remember, I did pay a very high price (and I know that my sins deserve a much higher price than anything I have thus far paid!) in my academic career for running for lieutenant governor of the State of New York on the Right to Life Party line in 1986, and for insisting quite uncompromisingly on the restoration of the Social Reign of Christ the King as the one and only foundation of social order. Although my embrace of sedevacantism has been only within the past five years, I have been quite consistent throughout the course of my teaching and speaking and writing careers in explaining that it is impossible for one to support abortion, whether by chemical or surgical means, under cover of the civil law and remain a member of the Catholic Church, making frequent advertence to this injunction contained in Pope Leo XIII's Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885:
Hence, lest concord be broken by rash charges, let this be understood by all, that the integrity of Catholic faith cannot be reconciled with opinions verging on naturalism or rationalism, the essence of which is utterly to do away with Christian institutions and to install in society the supremacy of man to the exclusion of God. Further, it is unlawful to follow one line of conduct in private life and another in public, respecting privately the authority of the Church, but publicly rejecting it; for this would amount to joining together good and evil, and to putting man in conflict with himself; whereas he ought always to be consistent, and never in the least point nor in any condition of life to swerve from Christian virtue.
It is a grace to be able to recognize the truth of our ecclesiastical situation. As I have noted in other articles, although the late Mario Francesco "Cardinal" Pompedda, the former head of the Apostolic Signatura for the conciliar church, did not believe that the canonical doctrine of sedevacantism applied to the "papacy" of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, he did state that sedevacantism is indeed the canonical doctrine of the Catholic Church:
It is true that the canonical doctrine states that the see would be vacant in the case of heresy. ... But in regard to all else, I think what is applicable is what judgment regulates human acts. And the act of will, namely a resignation or capacity to govern or not govern, is a human act. (Cardinal Says Pope Could Govern Even If Unable to Speak, Zenit, February 8, 2005.)
R remembering that none of us can excuse ourselves for how our sins have contributed to the worsening of the state of the Church Militant on earth and of the world-at-large. We must pray also for all others, including Vice President Biden and his wife, remembering that we are no better than anyone else, that is is easy to lose graces and to embrace the smooth and wide path of conciliarism, full of its concessions to ease and comfort and human respect, that it is far easier than we can imagine to lose the Faith altogether! Y
The hour is late. In the midst of apostasy and betrayal on every side imaginable, we must enfold ourselves in the mantle of Our Lady's Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel as our shield and use her Most Holy Rosary as our weapon to pray in reparation for our sins and those of the whole world, offering our prayers and sufferings and sacrifices to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, entrusting our souls exclusively to true bishops and true priests who make no concessions to conciliarism or to the nonexistent legitimacy of its false shepherds, men who bay at the moon when adherents of the Talmud are "offended" but who can only issue private rebukes to public reprobates such as Joe Biden who support the mystical dismemberment of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the persons of innocent preborn children in their mothers' wombs.
May the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary come soon. Very soon!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Vivat Christus Rex!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Margaret of Scotland, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
A Reprise: Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's Lifelong Rejection of the Catholic Church's Teaching Concerning the Jews
"Thirdly, linked more generally to this was
the problem of religious tolerance - a question that required a new
definition of the relationship between the Christian faith and the world
religions. In particular, before the recent crimes of the Nazi
regime and, in general, with a retrospective look at a long and
difficult history, it was necessary to evaluate and define in a new way
the relationship between the Church and the faith of Israel." (Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI: Christmas greetings to the Members of the Roman Curia and Prelature, December 22, 2005.)
"In its work, the Biblical Commission could
not ignore the contemporary context, where the shock of the Shoah has
put the whole question under a new light. Two main problems are posed:
Can Christians, after all that has happened, still claim in good
conscience to be the legitimate heirs of Israel's Bible? Have they the
right to propose a Christian interpretation of this Bible, or should
they not instead, respectfully and humbly, renounce any claim that, in
the light of what has happened, must look like a usurpation? The second
question follows from the first: In its presentation of the Jews and the
Jewish people, has not the New Testament itself contributed to creating
a hostility towards the Jewish people that provided a support for the
ideology of those who wished to destroy Israel? The Commission set about
addressing those two questions. It is clear that a Christian rejection
of the Old Testament would not only put an end to Christianity itself as
indicated above, but, in addition, would prevent the fostering of
positive relations between Christians and Jews, precisely because they
would lack common ground. In the light of what has happened,
what ought to emerge now is a new respect for the Jewish interpretation
of the Old Testament. On this subject, the Document says two things. First
it declares that “the Jewish reading of the Bible is a possible one, in
continuity with the Jewish Scriptures of the Second Temple period, a
reading analogous to the Christian reading, which developed in parallel
fashion” (no. 22). It adds that Christians can learn a great deal from a
Jewish exegesis practised for more than 2000 years; in return,
Christians may hope that Jews can profit from Christian exegetical
research (ibid.). I think this analysis will prove useful for the
pursuit of Judeo-Christian dialogue, as well as for the interior
formation of Christian consciousness." (Joseph "Cardinal" Ratzinger, Preface to: The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible, May 24, 2001.)
is of course possible to read the Old Testament so that it is not
directed toward Christ; it does not point quite unequivocally to
Christ. And if Jews cannot see the promises as being fulfilled in him,
this is not just ill will on their part, but genuinely because of the
obscurity of the texts and the tension in the relationship between these
texts and the figure of Jesus. Jesus brings a new meaning to these
texts – yet it is he who first gives them their proper coherence and
relevance and significance. There are perfectly good reasons,
then, for denying that the Old Testament refers to Christ and for
saying, No, that is not what he said. And there are also good reasons
for referring it to him – that is what the dispute between Jews and
Christians is about.” (Joseph "Cardinal" Ratzinger, God and the World, p. 209.)
To the religious leaders present this afternoon, I
wish to say that the particular contribution of religions to the quest
for peace lies primarily in the wholehearted, united search for God.
Ours is the task of proclaiming and witnessing that the Almighty is
present and knowable even when he seems hidden from our sight, that he
acts in our world for our good, and that a society’s future is marked
with hope when it resonates in harmony with his divine order. It is
God’s dynamic presence that draws hearts together and ensures unity. In
fact, the ultimate foundation of unity among persons lies in the
perfect oneness and universality of God, who created man and woman in
his image and likeness in order to draw us into his own divine life so
that all may be one. ("Pope" Benedict XVI, Courtesy visit to the President of the State of Israel at the presidential palace in Jerusalem, May 11, 2009.)
"5. Many lessons may be learned from our
common heritage derived from the Law and the Prophets. I would like to
recall some of them: first of all, the solidarity which binds the Church
to the Jewish people 'at the level of their spiritual identity', which
offers Christians the opportunity to promote ' a renewed respect for the Jewish interpretation of the Old Testament' (cf. Pontifical Biblical Commission, The Jewish people and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible,
2001, pp.12 and 55); the centrality of the Decalogue as a common
ethical message of permanent value for Israel, for the Church, for
non-believers and for all of humanity; the task of preparing or ushering
in the Kingdom of the Most High in the 'care for creation' entrusted by
God to man for him to cultivate and to care for responsibly (cf. Gen
2:15)." (Ratzinger at Rome synagogue: ‘May these wounds be healed forever!’ )
"9. Christians and Jews share to a great extent a common spiritual patrimony, they pray to the same Lord,
they have the same roots, and yet they often remain unknown to each
other. It is our duty, in response to God’s call, to strive to keep
open the space for dialogue, for reciprocal respect, for growth in
friendship, for a common witness in the face of the challenges of our
time, which invite us to cooperate for the good of humanity in this
world created by God, the Omnipotent and Merciful. (Ratzinger at Rome synagogue: ‘May these wounds be healed forever!’ )
"If Jews one day come (as Paul hopes) to a
more positive judgment of Jesus, this must occur through an inner
process, as the end of a search of their own (something that in part is
occurring). We Christians cannot be the ones who seek to convert
them. We have lost the right to do so by the way in which this was done
in the past. First the wounds must be healed through dialogue and
reconciliation. (Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M., Cap, Zenit, September 30, 2005.)
"[We] are in agreement that a Jew,
and this is true for believers of other religions, does not need to know
or acknowledge Christ as the Son of God in order to be saved,
if there are insurmountable impediments, of which he is not blameworthy,
to preclude it. However...Christian history affects us all, even those
who are opposed or cannot encounter Christ. This is a reality that
transforms history; it is something important for others, without
violating their conscience." (Joseph "Cardinal" Ratzinger, September 5,
2000, as found in The Great Facade, p. 372.)
Catholic Antidotes to the Apostasies Listed in Appendix A
It [the Holy Roman Church] firmly
believes, professes, and teaches that the matter pertaining to the law
of the Old Testament, of the Mosaic law, which are divided into
ceremonies, sacred rites, sacrifices, and sacraments, because they were
established to signify something in the future, although they were
suited to the divine worship at that time, after our Lord's coming had
been signified by them, ceased, and the sacraments of the New Testament
began; and that whoever, even after the passion, placed hope in these
matters of the law and submitted himself to them as necessary for
salvation, as if faith in Christ could not save without them, sinned
mortally. Yet it does not deny that after the passion of Christ up to
the promulgation of the Gospel they could have been observed until they
were believed to be in no way necessary for salvation; but after the
promulgation of the Gospel it asserts that they cannot be observed
without the loss of eternal salvation. All, therefore, who after that
time observe circumcision and the Sabbath and the other requirements of
the law, it declares alien to the Christian faith and not in the least
fit to participate in eternal salvation, unless someday they recover
from these errors. Therefore, it commands all who glory in the
name of Christian, at whatever time, before or after baptism, to cease
entirely from circumcision, since, whether or not one places hope in it,
it cannot be observed at all without the loss of eternal salvation.
Regarding children, indeed, because of danger of death, which can often
take place, when no help can be brought to them by another remedy than
through the sacrament of baptism, through which they are snatched from
the domination of the Devil and adopted among the sons of God, it
advises that holy baptism ought not to be deferred for forty or eighty
days, or any time according to the observance of certain people, but it
should be conferred as soon as it can be done conveniently, but so
,that, when danger of death is imminent, they be baptized in the form of
the Church, early without delay, even by a layman or woman, if a priest
should be lacking, just as is contained more fully in the decree of the
Armenians. . . .
It firmly believes, professes, and
proclaims that those not living within the Catholic Church, not only
pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics cannot become
participants in eternal life, but will depart "into everlasting fire
which was prepared for the devil and his angels" [Matt. 25:41], unless
before the end of life the same have been added to the flock; and that
the unity of the ecclesiastical body is so strong that only to those
remaining in it are the sacraments of the Church of benefit for
salvation, and do fastings, almsgiving, and other functions of piety and
exercises of Christian service produce eternal reward, and that no one,
whatever almsgiving he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the
name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has remained in the bosom and
unity of the Catholic Church. (Pope Eugene IV, Cantate Domino, Council of Florence, February 4, 1442.)
28.That He completed His work on the gibbet of the
Cross is the unanimous teaching of the holy Fathers who assert that the
Church was born from the side of our Savior on the Cross like a new Eve,
mother of all the living. 
"And it is now," says the great St. Ambrose, speaking of the pierced
side of Christ, "that it is built, it is now that it is formed, it is
now that is .... molded, it is now that it is created . . . Now it is
that arises a spiritual house, a holy priesthood."  One who reverently examines this venerable teaching will easily discover the reasons on which it is based.
29.And first of all, by the death of our
Redeemer, the New Testament took the place of the Old Law which had been
abolished; then the Law of Christ together with its mysteries,
enactments, institutions, and sacred rites was ratified for the whole
world in the blood of Jesus Christ. For, while our Divine
Savior was preaching in a restricted area -- He was not sent but to the
sheep that were lost of the house of Israel  -the Law and the Gospel were together in force;  but on the gibbet of his death Jesus made void the Law with its decrees,  fastened the handwriting of the Old Testament to the Cross,  establishing the New Testament in His blood shed for the whole human race. 
"To such an extent, then," says St. Leo the Great, speaking of the
Cross of our Lord, "was there effected a transfer from the Law to the
Gospel, from the Synagogue to the Church, from many sacrifices to one
Victim, that, as our Lord expired, that mystical veil which shut off the
innermost part of the temple and its sacred secret was rent violently
from top to bottom." 
30. On the Cross then the Old Law died, soon to be buried and to be a bearer of death,  in order to give way to the New Testament of which Christ had chosen the Apostles as qualified ministers; 
and although He had been constituted the Head of the whole human family
in the womb of the Blessed Virgin, it is by the power of the Cross that
our Savior exercises fully the office itself of Head in His Church.
"For it was through His triumph on the Cross," according to the teaching
of the Angelic and Common Doctor, "that He won power and dominion over
the gentiles"; 
by that same victory He increased the immense treasure of graces,
which, as He reigns in glory in heaven, He lavishes continually on His
mortal members it was by His blood shed on the Cross that God's anger
was averted and that all the heavenly gifts, especially the spiritual
graces of the New and Eternal Testament, could then flow from the
fountains of our Savior for the salvation of men, of the faithful above
all; it was on the tree of the Cross, finally, that He entered into
possession of His Church, that is, of all the members of His Mystical
Body; for they would not have been united to this Mystical Body. (Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943.)