Knights of Conciliarism
Thomas A. Droleskey
Scandals occur on a daily basis in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, beginning with the daily scandal of the offenses given to God every time the hideous and abominable Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, replete with the Jansenist spirit condemned by Pope Pius VI in Auctorem Fidei, August 28, 1794, is simulated by a priest or a presbyter.
The Root Cause of All Conciliar Scandals: The Scandal of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo Service and Its False Religion
The scandal of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service is not attenuated by the fact that the the revised and mutilated Roman Canon contains one of the few references to eternal damnation found in any of the texts of the collects in the proper of the seasons or in the proper of the saints in the Latin editio typica of the missal issued by the false "pontiff" Giovanni Montini/Paul VI on April 3, 1969. The text of the revised and mutilated Roman Canon was cited by a correspondent recently as "proof" that the Novus Ordo contains a reference to eternal damnation. That the conciliarists have retained the text of the Roman Canon, save for the minor little details of inserting the name of Saint Joseph, accomplished by Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII in the modernized version of the Mass of Tradition that suppressed the feast days of saints for the first time in history, and invalidating it by adding to the words of consecration, proves nothing about its revolutionary and hideous nature, which was assessed so accurately by the late Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer in his letter to Paul VI dated September 14, 1969:
The Novus Ordo Missae shows, by its omissions, and by the changes that it has brought to the Ordinary of the Mass, as well as by a good number of the general rules that describe the understanding and nature of the new missal in its essential points, that it does not express, as it ought to do the theology of the Holy Sacrifice as established by the Holy Council of Trent in its XXII session. The teaching of the simple catechism cannot overcome this fact. I attach below the reasons that, in my opinion, justify this conclusion.
The pastoral reasons that could, perhaps, be invoked, initially, in favor of the new structure of the Mass, cannot make us forget the doctrinal arguments that point in the opposite direction. Furthermore, they do not seem to be reasonable. The changes that prepared the Novus Ordo have not helped to bring about an increase in the Faith and the piety of the faithful. To the contrary, they remain very disturbed, with a confusion that the Novus Ordo has increased, for it has encouraged the idea that nothing is unchangeable in the Holy Church, not even the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Moreover, as I indicate in the attached reasons, the Novus Ordo not only fails to inspire fervor, but to the contrary, diminishes the Faith in central truths of the Catholic life, such as the Real Presence of Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament, the reality of the propitiatory Sacrifice, the hierarchical priesthood.
I hereby accomplish an imperious duty in conscience by demanding, humbly and respectfully, that Your Holiness might deign, by a positive act that eliminates every doubt, to authorize us to continue using the Ordo Missae of St. Pius V, whose effectiveness in bringing about the spread of Holy Church and an increase in the fervor of priests and faithful has been proven, as Your Holiness reminded us with so much unction. . . .
We could make other observations to confirm what we have said above. However, we feel that the points that we have raised suffice to show that the new Ordo Missae is not faithful to the theology of the Mass, as established definitively by the Council of Trent, and that consequently it constitutes a serious danger for the purity of the Faith.
+ Antonio, Bishop of Campos (There is a link, BISHOP ANTONIO DE CASTRO MAYER'S LETTER TO POPE PAUL VI REGARDING THE PROMULGATION OF THE NOVUS ORDO MISSAE, found yet on the Society of Saint Pius X website in the United States of America, at least for the time being, found also in the body of my own A Bishop's Wonderland in the event that online documentation of the letter starts to "disappear" from Society of Saint Pius X websites just as the Sixty Two Reasons Why We Cannot Attend The Novus Ordo Mass disappeared from the website of the Society of Saint John Mary Vianney not long after the Campos community sold out to the conciliar Roman occupiers of Catholic churches.)
Although I have offered an extensive analysis of the revolutionary precepts contained in the General Instruction to the Roman Missal in my G.I.R.M. Warfare, suffice it to point out that, over and above the Novus Ordo's elimination of most references to sin and damnation and error and heresy that are found in the collects of the unreformed Roman Rite of the Catholic Church in the Missal that was promulgated by Pope Saint Pius V, the principal difference between the true Mass of the Catholic Church and the false liturgy of the counterfeit church of conciliarism is that the former begins with the priest addressing God (Introibo ad altare Dei) while the latter begins with the presbyter addressing the congregation ("The Lord be with you!). The rubrics contained in the General Instruction to the Roman Missal even permit the "presider" to improvise with a few "opening remarks" prior to beginning what is called the "penitential rite," which itself admits of being improvised at the presider's whim. The Roman Rite of the Catholic Church is about God. The Novus Ordo is about "modern man" and his "needs."
As alluded to in the previous paragraph, one of the starkest differences in the theology of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and that of the Catholic Church can be found in the collects for the propers of the saints. Many of the miracles and other prodigies wrought by saints that are mentioned very explicitly in the orations of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church have been eliminated entirely from the Latin editio typica texts of the Novus Ordo. Other orations involving references to heresies and errors and enemies of the Church have been eliminated almost entirely.
Consider, for example, the differences between the prayer of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church for the Feast of Pope Saint Pius V on May 5 and that of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which keeps his feast as an "optional memorial" on April 30:
God, Who didst vouchsafe to choose blessed Pius Thy chief bishop for the crushing of the enemies of Thy Church and the restoration of divine worship, make us to be defended by his watchful care and so to adhere to Thy service that, all the contrivances of our enemies being overcome, we may rejoice in everlasting peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, forever and ever. Amen. (Mass of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church for the Double Feast of Pope Saint Pius V, May 5)
You chose Saint Pius V as pope of Your Church
to protect the faith and give You more fitting worship.
By his prayers,
help us to celebrate Your holy mysteries
with a living faith and an effective love.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. +Amen. (Collect of the counterfeit church of conciliarism for the "Optional Memorial" of Pope Saint Pius V, April 30.)
Who were the enemies of the Church at the time of Pope Saint Pius V? Protestants and Mohammedans. Who has told Protestants that he rejects the "ecumenism of the return"? Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, spitting on the consistent teaching of the Catholic Church as expressed by Pope Pius IX, Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868, Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae, June 20, 1894, and Pope Pius XI's Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.
Joseph Ratzinger knows of these documents and he rejects them by making advertence to his logically absurd and dogmatically condemned "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" that makes past dogmatic statements and papal decrees subject to what are termed to the "vicissitudes" of the historical circumstances in which they were made, a view that is utter apostasy and a denial of the work God the Holy Ghost in protecting with His charism of infallibility the writing and proclamation of Holy Mother Church's dogmatic decrees and papal encyclical letters, which as Pope Pius XII noted in Humani Generis, August 12, 1950:
Nor must it be thought that what is expounded in Encyclical Letters does not of itself demand consent, since in writing such Letters the Popes do not exercise the supreme power of their Teaching Authority. For these matters are taught with the ordinary teaching authority, of which it is true to say: "He who heareth you, heareth me"; and generally what is expounded and inculcated in Encyclical Letters already for other reasons appertains to Catholic doctrine. But if the Supreme Pontiffs in their official documents purposely pass judgment on a matter up to that time under dispute, it is obvious that that matter, according to the mind and will of the same Pontiffs, cannot be any longer considered a question open to discussion among theologians (Pope Pius XII, Humani Generis, August 12, 1950. See also
Ratzinger's War Against Catholicism for butt a partial and most incomplete listing of the ways in which Joseph Ratzinger knowingly defects from the Faith.)
Ratzinger/Benedict knowingly rejects Scholasticism, the official philosophy of the Catholic Church. He knowingly rejects the"ecumenism of the return." He knowingly rejects the Catholic Church's condemnation of religious liberty and the separation of Church and State. He has called the destruction of idols in the past as acts of "hotheads," thereby condemning the work of Saint Benedict Nursia, Saint Boniface and Saint Francis Xavier, to name just three Catholic saints who destroyed false idols. Ratzinger knows full well what the Catholic Church teaches and he feels free to reject it on the grounds of his absurd "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity." Anyone who attempts to "excuse" Ratzinger's defections from the Faith on the grounds that he does not "know" what the Catholic Church has taught is, to put the matter as charitably as I can, quite mistaken.
Who has expressed his respect for "Islam"? Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. Remember, it was the same Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, possessed of the evil spirit of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, who said the following just two days ago in Amman, Jordan:
Places of worship, like this splendid Al-Hussein Bin Talal mosque named after the revered late King, stand out like jewels across the earth’s surface. From the ancient to the modern, the magnificent to the humble, they all point to the divine, to the Transcendent One, to the Almighty. And through the centuries these sanctuaries have drawn men and women into their sacred space to pause, to pray, to acknowledge the presence of the Almighty, and to recognize that we are all his creatures.
Would Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ refer to the Al-Hussein Bin Talal mosque as a "splendid" place of "worship" that stands out like a "jewel" "across the earth's surface"? If you think the answer to that question is yes, then there is no need for you to read the rest of this article. You believe in a different God than the true God of Revelation. Just imagine the scandal that Ratzinger/Benedict gives to Protestants by speaking such apostate terms.
It does not matter how movingly and how eloquently one speaks about the Faith on other occasions, one falls from the Faith by believing just one thing contrary to Faith (Ratzinger, of course believes many things contrary to the Faith, Ratzinger's War Against Catholicism) and/or by committing acts of apostasy that are never abjured. All of the eloquent discussion of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ before Catholic groups in Catholic settings does not undo an adherence to false beliefs about the Faith and/or acts of apostasy. It is of the essence of Modernism to mix truth and error, as Pope Saint Pius X himself noted in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907:
The Modernists completely invert the parts, and of them may be applied the words which another of Our predecessors Gregory IX, addressed to some theologians of his time: "Some among you, puffed up like bladders with the spirit of vanity strive by profane novelties to cross the boundaries fixed by the Fathers, twisting the meaning of the sacred text...to the philosophical teaching of the rationalists, not for the profit of their hearer but to make a show of science...these men, led away by various and strange doctrines, turn the head into the tail and force the queen to serve the handmaid."
This will appear more clearly to anybody who studies the conduct of Modernists, which is in perfect harmony with their teachings. In their writings and addresses they seem not unfrequently to advocate doctrines which are contrary one to the other, so that one would be disposed to regard their attitude as double and doubtful. But this is done deliberately and advisedly, and the reason of it is to be found in their opinion as to the mutual separation of science and faith. Thus in their books one finds some things which might well be approved by a Catholic, but on turning over the page one is confronted by other things which might well have been dictated by a rationalist. When they write history they make no mention of the divinity of Christ, but when they are in the pulpit they profess it clearly; again, when they are dealing with history they take no account of the Fathers and the Councils, but when they catechize the people, they cite them respectfully. In the same way they draw their distinctions between exegesis which is theological and pastoral and exegesis which is scientific and historical. So, too, when they treat of philosophy, history, and criticism, acting on the principle that science in no way depends upon faith, they feel no especial horror in treading in the footsteps of Luther and are wont to display a manifold contempt for Catholic doctrines, for the Holy Fathers, for the Ecumenical Councils, for the ecclesiastical magisterium; and should they be taken to task for this, they complain that they are being deprived of their liberty. Lastly, maintaining the theory that faith must be subject to science, they continuously and openly rebuke the Church on the ground that she resolutely refuses to submit and accommodate her dogmas to the opinions of philosophy; while they, on their side, having for this purpose blotted out the old theology, endeavor to introduce a new theology which shall support the aberrations of philosophers.
This is a perfect description of the entire life's work of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who had tried during his recently concluded "Pauline Year" to make Saint Paul himself into a witness in behalf of conciliarism (see Attempting to Coerce Perjury), disregarding, as Modernists are wont to do, the simple fact that Saint Paul condemned all acts designed to give credibility to false religions:
(2) St. Peter, considering the great mercy bestowed upon us by the grace of our vocation to the true faith of Christ, says, that it is our duty to "declare the praises and virtues of Him who hath called us out of darkness into His admirable light". (1 Pet. 2:9) St. Paul also exhorts us to "give thanks to God the Father, who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light, who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His beloved Son." (Col. 1:12) Where it is manifest that as the true Faith of Jesus Christ is the only light that conducts to salvation, and that it is only in His Kingdom — that is, in His Church — where that heavenly light is to be found, so all false religions are darkness; and that to be separated from the Kingdom of Christ is to be in darkness as to the great affair of eternity. And indeed what greater or more miserable darkness can a soul be in than to be led away by seducing spirits, and "departing from the faith of Christ, give heed to the doctrine of devils". (1 Tim. 4:1) St. Paul, deploring the state of such souls, says that they "have their understandings darkened, being alienated from the life of God, through the ignorance: that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts". (Eph. 4:18)
On this account the same holy apostle exhorts us in the most pressing manner to take care not to be seduced from the light of our holy Faith by the vain words and seducing speeches of false teachers, by which we would certainly incur the anger of God; and, to prevent so great a misery, He not only exhorts us to walk as children of the light in the practice of all holy virtues, but expressly commands us to avoid all communication in religion with those who walk in the darkness of error. "Let no man deceive you with vain words, for because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of unbelief; be ye not, therefore, partakers with them. For ye were theretofore darkness; but now light in the Lord; walk ye as the children of the light,
. . . and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness". (Eph. 5:6)
Here, then, we have an express command, not only not to partake with the unfruitful works of darkness — that is, not to join in any false religion, or partake of its rites or sacraments — but also, not to have any fellowship with its professors, not to be present at their meetings or sermons, or any other of their religious offices, lest we be deceived by them, and incur the anger of the Almighty, provoke Him to withdraw His assistance from us, and leave us to ourselves, in punishment of our disobedience.
(3) St. Paul, full of zeal for the good of souls, and solicitous to preserve us from all danger of losing our holy Faith, the groundwork of our salvation, renews the same command in his Epistle to the Romans, by way of entreaty, beseeching us to avoid all such communication with those of a false religion. He also shows us by what sign we should discover them, and points out the source of our danger from them: "Now I beseech you, brethren, to mark them who cause dissensions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned, and to avoid them; for they that are such serve not Our Lord Christ, but their own belly, and by pleasing speeches and good words seduce the hearts of the innocent". (Rom. 16:17)
See here whom we are to avoid — "those that cause dissensions contrary to the ancient doctrine"; all those who, hating, left the true Faith and doctrine which they had learned, and which has been handed down to us from the beginning by the Church of Christ, follow strange doctrines, and make divisions and dissensions in the Christian world. And why are we to avoid them? Because they are not servants of Christ, but slaves to their own belly, whose hearts are placed upon the enjoyments of this world, and who, by "pleasing speeches and good words, seduce the hearts of the innocent" — that is, do not bring good reasons or solid arguments to seduce people to their evil ways, so as to convince the understanding, for that is impossible; but practice upon their hearts and passions, relaxing the laws of the gospel, granting liberties to the inclinations of flesh and blood, laying aside the sacred rules of mortification of the passions and of self-denial, promising worldly wealth, and ease, and honors, and, by pleasing speeches of this kind, seducing the heart, and engaging people to their ways.
(4) The same argument and command the apostle repeats in his epistle to his beloved disciple Timothy, where he gives a sad picture, indeed, of all false teachers, telling us that they put on an outward show of piety the better to deceive, "having an appearance, indeed, of godliness, but denying the power thereof;" then he immediately gives this command: "Now these avoid: for of this sort are they that creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires"; and adds this sign by which they may be known, that, not having the true Faith of Christ, and being out of His holy Church — the only sure rule for knowing the truth — they are never settled, but are always altering and changing their opinions, "ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth"; because, as he adds, "they resist the truth, being corrupted in their mind, and reprobate concerning the Faith". (2 Tim. 3:5)
Here it is to be observed that, though the apostle says that silly weak people, and especially women, are most apt to be deceived by such false teachers, yet he gives the command of avoiding all communication with them in their evil ways, to all without exception, even to Timothy himself; for the epistle is directed particularly to him, and to him he says, as well as to all others, "Now these avoid", though he was a pastor of the church, and fully instructed by the apostle himself in all the truths of religion; because, besides the danger of seduction, which none can escape who voluntarily expose themselves to it, all such communication is evil in itself, and therefore to be avoided by all, and especially by pastors, whose example would be more prejudicial to others.
(5) Lastly, the beloved disciple St. John renews the same command in the strongest terms, and adds another reason, which regards all without exception, and especially those who are best instructed in their duty: "Look to yourselves", says he, "that ye lose not the things that ye have wrought, but that you may receive a full reward. Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that continueth in the doctrine the same hath both the Father and the Son. If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, nor say to him, God speed you: for he that saith to him, God speed you, communicateth with his wicked works". (2 John, ver. 8)
Here, then, it is manifest, that all fellowship with those who have not the doctrine of Jesus Christ, which is "a communication in their evil works" — that is, in their false tenets, or worship, or in any act of religion — is strictly forbidden, under pain of losing the "things we have wrought, the reward of our labors, the salvation of our souls". And if this holy apostle declares that the very saying God speed to such people is a communication with their wicked works, what would he have said of going to their places of worship, of hearing their sermons, joining in their prayers, or the like?
From this passage the learned translators of the Rheims New Testament, in their note, justly observe, "That, in matters of religion, in praying, hearing their sermons, presence at their service, partaking of their sacraments, and all other communicating with them in spiritual things, it is a great and damnable sin to deal with them." And if this be the case with all in general, how much more with those who are well instructed and better versed in their religion than others? For their doing any of these things must be a much greater crime than in ignorant people, because they know their duty better.
Q. These laws are very clear and strong; but has the Christian church always observed and enforced the observance of them?
A. The spirit of Christ, which dictated the Holy Scriptures, and the spirit which animates and guides the Church of Christ, and teaches her all truth, is the same; and therefore in all ages her conduct on this point has been uniformly the same as what the Holy Scripture teaches. She has constantly forbidden her children to hold any communication, in religious matters, with those who are separated from her communion; and this she has sometimes done under the most severe penalties. In the apostolical canons, which are of very ancient standing, and for the most part handed down from the apostolical age, it is thus decreed: "If any bishop, or priest, or deacon, shall join in prayers with heretics, let him be suspended from Communion". (Can. 44)
Also, "If any clergyman or laic shall go into the synagogue of the Jews, or the meetings of heretics, to join in prayer with them, let him be deposed, and deprived of communion". (Can. 63)
So also, in one of her most respected councils, held in the year 398, at which the great St. Augustine was present, she speaks thus: "None must either pray or sing psalms with heretics; and whosoever shall communicate with those who are cut off from the Communion of the Church, whether clergyman or laic, let him be excommunicated". (Coun. Carth. iv. 72 and 73)
The same is her language in all ages; and in this she shows herself to be the true mother, who will not suffer her children to be divided. She knows her heavenly spouse has declared that "no man can serve two masters; we cannot serve God and Mammon;" and therefore she must either have them to be hers entirely, or she cannot acknowledge them as such. She knows His holy apostle has protested that there can be no "participation, no fellowship, no concord, no pact, no agreement between the faithful and the unbeliever;" and therefore she never can allow any of her faithful children to have any religious communication with those of a false religion and corrupted Faith.(The Laws of God Forbidding All Communication in Religion With Those of a False Religion.)
Those who don't want to see that this is a firm and unequivocal condemnation of the multiple and repeated apostasies committed by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI can continue to live in their fantasy work to try to excuse themselves from recognizing the apostasy represented by Ratzinger/Benedict's actions and to stand forth and to defend the honor and glory and majesty of God, Who hates false religions and who does not want anyone, no less a man who believes, albeit falsely himself to be His Vicar on earth to communicate by his words and his deeds that false religions are indeed favored by Him and that it is not a mortal violation, objectively speaking, of the First Commandment, to esteem any false religion in any way whatsoever.
Some might protest that Saint Paul did, after all, preach in the Areopagus about the "unknown God" (Acts 17: 22-34). He did so by way of analogy to people who had never heard of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as a means of converting them to the true Faith, premising his remarks by telling them that "you are too superstitious (Acts 17: 22). He did not endorse their "temple" of false idols as a "jewel" on the face of the earth! Must it be pointed out that Ratzinger/Benedict went into the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 30, 2006, and took off his shoes so as to signify that he was in a "holy" place and then assumed the Mohammedan "prayer" position as he turned in the direction of Mecca at the behest of his infidel host? Saints gave up their lives rather than even to give the appearance of doing so such a thing.
And lest some apologists for the "pope" of "Tradition" attempt to defend him by saying that the address in which he referred to that mosque in Amman, Jordan, as a "jewel" was a rebuke to those who practice "radical" Mohammedanism, it must be pointed out that there is no such thing as "radical" Mohammedanism, unless, that is, former President George Walker Bush was correct in terming "Islam" as "a religion of peace." Mohammedanism was from its inception a heresy, a violent rejection of the doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who is reduced to being but a "prophet" in the view of the false prophet named Mohammed. That some Mohammedans now are resorting to the violence of their false "prophet" is but an expression of fidelity to the blasphemous Koran, not indicative of a deviant variation of a "religion of peace." There is no such thing as "radical Islam." (Please see Hillaire Belloc's
The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed.)
Others might protest that Pope Saint Gregory VII sent a letter to the Mohammedan king of Mauritania, Emir Anazir, in 1076 to thank him for the release of Christian captives as a sign of the Catholic Church's respect for the false religion of Mohammedanism. This is not so. Pope Saint Gregory VII understood that Mohammedanism was not a source of salvation for its adherents and, as a commentator notes, the saintly pontiff wanted to lead a crusade against this false religion seven years before Pope Urban II preached the First Crusade, not exactly the same spirit expressed by Ratzinger/Benedict when he called that mosque in Amman, Jordan, a "splendid" place of "worship, a "jewel" on the face of the earth.
Gregory VII, on his deathbed in 1085, dreamt of forming a Christian League against Islam and said, 'I would rather risk my life to deliver the Holy Places, than govern the Universe'. THE CRUSADES IN CONTEX
Ratzinger/Benedict believes that he can appeal to "moderate" Mohammedans to accept conciliarism's own embrace of religious liberty and inter-religious dialogue. This is madness. Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P. had great success in exhorting Mohammedans to convert to the true Faith. There is no such language out of the mouth of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who is quite willing to consign the preaching of Saint Vincent Ferrer and the heroic martyrdom of millions of Catholics to the Montinian "memory hole" in order to try to "prove" to infidels the values of "peaceful coexistence" and that a generic sense of "religion" can retard secularism.
Indeed, Blessed Edmund Campion, S.J., wrote the following letter about a woman in Elizabethan England who refused even to walk into a former Catholic Church then (and now) in the hands of the heretical and schismatic Anglican sect as the price of her freedom from imprisonment:
"When a priest comes to the houses of the Catholic gentry, they first salute him as a stranger unknown to them, and then they take him into an inner chamber where an oratory is set up, where all fall on their knees and ask his blessing. Then they ask how long he will remain with them, and pray him to stop as long as he may. If he says he must go on the morrow, as he usually does--for it is dangerous to remain longer--they all prepare for confession that evening; the next morning they hear Mass and receive Holy Communion; then after preaching and giving his blessing a second time, the priest departs and is conducted on his journey by one of the young gentlemen.
"No one in these parts is to be found who complains of the length of the services; if a Mass does not last nearly an hour, many are discontented. If six, eight or more Masses are said in the same place, and on the same day (as often happens when there is a meeting of priests), the same congregation will assist. When they can get priests, they confess every week . . . A lady was lately told that she should be let out of prison if she would just once allow herself to be seen walking through an Anglican church. She refused. She had come into prison with a sound conscience and would depart with it, or die. In Henry's day [King Henry VIII], the whole kingdom, with all its bishops and learned men, abjured its faith at one word of the tyrant. Be now, in his daughter's days [the daughter was Queen Elizabeth], boys and women boldly profess their faith before the judges and refuse to make the slightest concession even at the threat of death.
"The adversaries are very mad that by no cruelty can they move a single Catholic from his resolution, no, not even a little girl. A young lady of sixteen was questioned by the sham bishop of London about the Pope, and answered him with courage, and even made fun of him in public, and so was ordered to be carried to the public prison . . . One the way she cried out that she was being carried to that place for her religion." (Father Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Edmund Campion: Hero of God's Underground, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1957, pp. 81-82.)
The sham "bishops" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism offend God every day with the Novus Ordo and as they praise the temples and the symbols and the values of one false religion after another. As horrible and detestable as are other conciliar scandals, such as the honorary doctorate that will be bestowed by my Master's alma mater, the University of Notre Dame du Lac, six days from now (the subject of
Our Lady Does Not Honor Pro-Aborts and
Honors Aplenty for Devils Galore--and the subject of another article that I will write within the next two days), each conciliar scandal has its proximate root cause in the simple fact that God is offended every day by a false, evil liturgy that enshrines the beliefs and practices of a false religion that is just as detestable in sight of God as any other false religion.
Violate the First Commandment, Violate the Rest
The counterfeit church of conciliarism's daily offenses against the honor and majesty and glory of God by violating the First Commandment with utter impunity as so many Catholics yet attached to its false structures have so grown accustomed to apostasy that they refuse to recognize it when it is staring them straight in the face, are what make possible all of the other scandals that so bewilder and rightly outrage ordinary Catholics who have not as of yet come to the conclusion that the root cause of the outrages (the Notre Dame award to Obama, for example) is that conciliarism itself is a false religion that is hideous in the sight of God. As noted in Honors Aplenty for Devils Galore four weeks ago today, it is really not all that shocking for a formerly Catholic university now in conciliar captivity to issue an honorary degree to a pro-abortion statist and when the conciliar "popes" have "knighted" pro-abortion Talmudic rabbis and when one of the conciliar "bishops," Timothy "I am to be a happy 'bishop'" Dolan, openly expresses "admiration" for the pro-abortion, pro-perversity Anti-Defamation League (see
It is also not "shocking" that the Knights of Columbus, an organization that contains many members in good standing who are pro-abortion public officials and who have voted for legislation in support of baby-killing and in support of perversity either at the state or Federal levels (see Knights of Columbus Calls Pro-Gay "Marriage" Knights "Embarrassing") because they remain in "good standing" in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism (read the link to see the "rationale" for why pro-abortion, pro-perversity members of the Knights of Columbus remain as members in "good standing"), is going to take up a collection in formerly Catholic parishes under the control now of the counterfeit church of conciliarism to support "The ARC" (the Association for Retarded Citizens).
The incongruity of daily life in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism is such that an organization that bills itself as "pro-life" can collect funds for an organization that believes that "retarded people" have the "right" to "control their own bodies," which is, of course, a code for being able to violate the Sixth and Ninth Commandments with impunity and then to violate the Fifth Commandment if a child is conceived as a result of the sins committed the precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.
Mrs. Randy Engel, the President and the Founder of the U.S. Coalition for Life, has issued the following press release on this conciliar scandal:
This spring many members of the Knights of Columbus will be collecting donations at their local parishes for The ARC, formerly, the National Association for Retarded Citizens (NARC). Please bring the anti-life record of NARC to the attention of your local Knights of Columbus, to your pastor, and to the bishop of your diocese, urging them to support pro-life alternatives instead, including local pro-life facilities that assist handicapped children and adults and their families.
The Anti-Life Record of The ARC (NARC)
On March 3, 1975, in response to a query concerning the position of the National Association for Retarded Citizens (NARC) on abortion, E. Gene Patterson, Consultant for Program Services for NARC, stated that the organization has taken “no formal position on the subject,” although their “volunteer committees have wrestled with this question for several years, but have never been able to agree on a specific position statement by the organization.” Patterson added:
While our Association has no formal position statement regarding abortion, we maintain that all children, regardless of handicap, will benefit as parents (particularly mothers) become more knowledgeable. As mothers are taught and permitted to make logical decisions about all aspects of their lives, they will also make more appropriate decisions about their children. It is questionable whether or not one needs to have laws which restrict individual freedom and opportunity. …
On December 15-16, 1977, NARC was a sponsor of the “International Summit on Prevention of Mental Retardation From Biomedical Causes” in Wingspread, Wisconsin. The conference was held in cooperation with the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation. In attendance were key members of the Eugenic Establishment, including representatives from NARC, March of Dimes, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Mental Retardation, and federal agencies, including the Center for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. The proceedings of the Summit were published in 1978 by the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation. (HEW Publication No. (HDS) 78-21023).
Among the Workshop Recommendations, prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome was listed as “the most practical way” of preventing the disorder. (p.184).
We have had some discussion of the use of amniocentesis and abortion to prevent Down’s Syndrome. According to a prominent national survey, 70% of the people in the United States favor free choice in the matter of abortion. We should not allow a vocal minority to deny the rights of the majority to elect to have healthy children. While recommending continuing research into the causes of Down’s Syndrome, this Summit should not seek to deny women the option of exercising a technique that effectively prevents the birth of children with this disorder. (p. 185)
In the concluding statement of Richard Koch, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, we find the “significant recommendations” of the Summit, including Recommendation VIII “Potential Danger of the Right to Life Movement” which reads as follows:
The recent coalescence of the Right to Life movement into a national force of significant proportions, I believe, has been a surprise to all of us. To some, this has been an unwelcome development. If we do not meet this force head on, it could become a threat to genetics, to amniocentesis, to sex education in public schools, and to our efforts to help with the problem of teenage pregnancy, and it could seriously diminish our efforts to prevent mental retardation. I am suggesting that we confront this force by linking up with other organizations such as the National Organization for Women, AMA [American Medical Association], Planned Parenthood Community Medicine, and abortion rights organizations and public health officials working for the rights of all women to opt for or against abortion of their own free will. We must emphasize the importance of equal rights – the right of the child to be well born and the right of the mother to have healthy children. At the same time, we must respect the fact that in a country as diverse as ours, there is room for difference of opinion, and for the greatest good, both forces should join hands to spur progress so that abortion will become an unnecessary solution. For that to occur, much tact and effort will be needed. (p. 198)
In 1978, Delaware/ARC passed a resolution urging Congress to pay for eugenic abortion for the poor. The controversial resolution prompted the national office to form a task force to consider the issue of abortion. However, although the majority of its members supported eugenic abortion, a unanimous decision was not forthcoming. (Source: “Eugenics, American Style,” by Tucker Carlson (1996) at: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/008/003evzfl.asp. See also the new International Down Syndrome Coalition for Life at http://idscforlife.wordpress.com/.
According to Paul Marchand, the lobbyist for The ARC in Washington, D.C., the organization currently continues to takes no position on the issue of abortion, even though almost 90% of unborn children thought to be affected by Down syndrome are aborted. The number of unborn children who are aborted moves closer to the 100% mark for couples who have undergone prenatal diagnosis to detect Tay Sachs disease in the fetus.
Please note that the position or lack of it on the question of eugenic abortion by The Arc is not “neutral” and it is certainly not life-affirming.
As Professor Arthur Dyck of Harvard states:
The assumption that the use and application of amniocentesis is a neutral sphere for physicians and society presupposes that for physicians and society, abortion is not a moral issue, and that existing or future laws do or will assure that abortions are decided solely by families and physicians. To go this way is not morally neutral, and is not life affirming.… If both physician and society should be impartial regarding the use of amniocentesis to prevent diseases by eliminating the diseased, what advocate is left for defenseless life? (Source: Professor. A. J. Dyck, “Ethical Issues in Community and Research Medicine,” Linacre Quarterly, November 1976, p. 222.)
The Knights of Columbus should NOT be supporting or collecting for The ARC, especially when prolife alternative are available, such as, the International Foundation for Genetic Research, popularly known as the Michael Fund (www.michaelfund.org), and the new International Down Syndrome Coalition for Life (http://idscforlife.wordpress.com/about/).
Until the National Office of The ARC takes a truly pro-life stand against eugenic abortion, NO Catholic organization should be soliciting funds for the organization, and NO Catholic should contribute to The ARC.
For an excellent listing of anti-life medical “health” organizations see “Anti-Life ‘Charities’” at the USCL Research Library at www.uscl.info.
Begging once again to note that Mrs. Engel, who does exemplary research, is most wrong to make advertence to the nonexistent "authority" of the sham "bishops" and their presbyters in the counterfeit church of conciliarism as no truly Catholic parish in the United States of America is associated with the work of anything tainted by a whiff of conciliarism's falsehoods and blasphemies and apostasies and sacrileges, the information she has collected is a telling commentary on the spirit of "openness" to error that exists as a result of the ethos of the Novus Ordo and its false religion, conciliarism. Indeed, The ARC's own website is really most clear that, its spokesman Paul Marchand's protestations to the contrary notwithstanding, it does indeed support the chemical and surgical assassination of preborn children in the name of the "rights" of the "retarded" to control their own bodies (About Us - Position Statements).
The way for Catholics not to give money to the Knights of Columbus's "collection" for The ARC is to get out of the parishes that are in conciliar captivity where grave offenses are given to God every day by means of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service. There is no need to petition the sham "bishops." Just get out of the false church that can countenance such things and which is headed by man who has entered a mosque and turned in the direction of Mecca as he assumed the Mohammedan "prayer" position" and who called that mosque in Jordan a "splendid" place of worship. It's splendid only to the devil, not to the true God of Revelation. And it is time that Catholics recognize this truth and start defending the honor and majesty and glory of God, coming to understand that assaults against innocent preborn babies are made all the more possible because of the grave offenses committed against God by the conciliar revolutionaries.
The hour is late. Why the dithering? God deserves better. He deserves total fidelity as we separate ourselves once and for all from apostates and blasphemers who have no regard at all for his honor and majesty and glory and who deny His very essence by attacking repeatedly the nature of dogmatic truth.
The Knights of Columbus, for their part in this matter, are really the Knights of Conciliarism as many local councils have annual picnics or dinners with Masonic lodges. Here is just one announcement of such an annual dinner, evidently of forty years' standing in the County of Richmond in the State of New York, which is contiguous with the Borough of Staten Island in the City of New York:
Masons - Knights Brotherhood Dinner Held annually for 40 years at a Staten Island catering Hall, members of Masonic Lodges and the Knights of Columbus meet for an evening of good food, fellowship and interesting dialogue. The Knights and Masons alternate in sponsorship. (RMA District Events.)
Freemasonry is dedicated, as we know, to the quintessentially Americanist proposition that public policy can be pursued without reference to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted to the one and only true Church that He founded the Rock of Peter, the Pope, and that it is possible for citizens to be virtuous on their own powers without belief in, access to and cooperation with Sanctifying Grace.
The late Father Denis Fahey described the naturalism of Freemasonry most succinctly in his The Kingship of Christ the Conversion of the Jewish Nation:
Naturalism consists in the negation of the possibility of the elevation of our nature to the supernatural life and order, or more radically still, in the negation of the very existence of that life and order. In our day owing to the progress of the anti-Christian revolt, the more radical meaning has become common. Naturalism may be defined therefore as the attitude of mind which denies the reality of the divine life of grace and of our Fall therefrom by original sin. It rejects our consequent liability to revolt against the order of the divine life, when this life has been restored to us by our membership of Christ, and maintains that all social life should be organized on the basis of that denial. We must combat that mentality and proclaim the rights of God.
In his Encyclical letter on Freemasonry, Pope Leo XIII teaches authoritatively: “From what we have already set forth, it is indisputably evident that their [the Freemasons’] ultimate aim is to uproot completely the whole religious and political order of the world, which has been brought into existence by Christianity, and to replace it by another in harmony with their way of thinking. This will mean that the foundation and the laws of the new structure of society will be drawn from pure naturalism.” Now, it is historically certain that the Declaration of the Rights of Man had been conceived and elaborated in the Masonic lodges before it was presented to the States-General of France. Accordingly, the infamous Declaration, a naturalistic or anti-supernatural document, is in reality a declaration of war on membership of Christ and on the whole structure of society based on that supernatural dignity. The same naturalistic hostility to membership of Christ and the supernatural life of grace runs through all the documents concerning human rights drawn up under the influence of the organised forces that were responsible for the Declaration of 1789. That is the real struggle going on in the world, and in it every member of Christ is called upon to play his or her part. There can be no neutrality. “He that is not with me is against me ” (St. Matthew XII, 30.)
What was that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI said two days ago in Amman, Jordan?
The use of scientific knowledge needs the guiding light of ethical wisdom. Such is the wisdom that inspired the Hippocratic Oath, the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Convention and other laudable international codes of conduct. Hence religious and ethical wisdom, by answering questions of meaning and value, play a central role in professional formation. And consequently, those universities where the quest for truth goes hand in hand with the search for what is good and noble, offer an indispensable service to society.
With these thoughts in mind, I encourage in a special way the Christian students of Jordan and the neighboring regions, to dedicate themselves responsibly to a proper professional and moral formation. You are called to be builders of a just and peaceful society composed of peoples of various religious and ethnic backgrounds. These realities – I wish to stress once more – must lead, not to division, but to mutual enrichment. The mission and the vocation of the University of Madaba is precisely to help you participate more fully in this noble task (Blessing of the foundation stone of Madaba University of the Latin Patriarchate May 9, 2009.)
The spirit of conciliarism is the spirit of Judeo-Masonry, a spirit that sees as "anachronistic" this call of of Pope Saint Pius X for the restoration of the Catholic City:
This, nevertheless, is what they want to do with human society; they dream of changing its natural and traditional foundations; they dream of a Future City built on different principles, and they dare to proclaim these more fruitful and more beneficial than the principles upon which the present Christian City rests.
No, Venerable Brethren, We must repeat with the utmost energy in these times of social and intellectual anarchy when everyone takes it upon himself to teach as a teacher and lawmaker - the City cannot be built otherwise than as God has built it; society cannot be setup unless the Church lays the foundations and supervises the work; no, civilization is not something yet to be found, nor is the New City to be built on hazy notions; it has been in existence and still is: it is Christian civilization, it is the Catholic City. It has only to be set up and restored continually against the unremitting attacks of insane dreamers, rebels and miscreants. omnia instaurare in Christo. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
The Masons who dine with the Knights of Conciliarism do not believe this. Neither does Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who is content, as mentioned before, with a generic sense of "religion" as the foundation of a just social order, which is the exact same thing as Judeo-Masonry. It is no wonder that the admonition of Pope Leo XIII in Custodi di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892, falls on such deaf ears in conciliar circles that Catholics in the Knights of Columbus feel free to associate with the very pope who was described as a "light in the heavens" warned were the representative of Belial himself:
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know d 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.)
What does this firm and unequivocal prohibition against familiarity with "masonry or to affiliated groups" that applied universally just as much as it did to the Italian bishops Pope Leo XIII was addressing mean to "modern men" steeped in the "counter-syllabus" represented by Gaudium et Spes and Dignitatis Humanae and the whole trust of conciliarism's unprecedented openness to every false religion imaginable (see
Have a Happy)? We must have nothing to do with the false religion of conciliarism and its Judeo-Masonic spirit that is indeed enshrined in the abominable Novus Ordo service, which is the proximate root cause and a major enabling agent of all other conciliar scandals.
Pope Saint Pius X explained that that Modernists lead others to reject the true Faith by praising that which they see as "true" in false religions such as Islam, an exact description of what Ratzinger/Benedict has done and continues to do (and will, most likely, do during his trip to Israel that begins today, May 11, 2009):
How far this position is removed from that of Catholic teaching! We have already seen how its fallacies have been condemned by the Vatican Council. Later on, we shall see how these errors, combined with those which we have already mentioned, open wide the way to Atheism. Here it is well to note at once that, given this doctrine of experience united with that of symbolism, every religion, even that of paganism, must be held to be true. What is to prevent such experiences from being found in any religion? In fact, that they are so is maintained by not a few. On what grounds can Modernists deny the truth of an experience affirmed by a follower of Islam? Will they claim a monopoly of true experiences for Catholics alone? Indeed, Modernists do not deny, but actually maintain, some confusedly, others frankly, that all religions are true. That they cannot feel otherwise is obvious. For on what ground, according to their theories, could falsity be predicated of any religion whatsoever? Certainly it would be either on account of the falsity of the religious .sense or on account of the falsity of the formula pronounced by the mind. Now the religious sense, although it maybe more perfect or less perfect, is always one and the same; and the intellectual formula, in order to be true, has but to respond to the religious sense and to the believer, whatever be the intellectual capacity of the latter. In the conflict between different religions, the most that Modernists can maintain is that the Catholic has more truth because it is more vivid, and that it deserves with more reason the name of Christian because it corresponds more fully with the origins of Christianity. No one will find it unreasonable that these consequences flow from the premises. But what is most amazing is that there are Catholics and priests, who, We would fain believe, abhor such enormities, and yet act as if they fully approved of them. For they lavish such praise and bestow such public honor on the teachers of these errors as to convey the belief that their admiration is not meant merely for the persons, who are perhaps not devoid of a certain merit, but rather for the sake of the errors which these persons openly profess and which they do all in their power to propagate.
Pope Saint Pius X stands as a witness to condemn Joseph Ratzinger's lifelong work of apostasy, a work that is on full display at the present time. Those who want to see this can do so and act accordingly by recognizing him as a figure of Antichrist. Those who don't can, as mentioned before, continue to live in their fantasy worlds without rising to defend the honor and glory and majesty of God.
Although the Church Militant on earth has undergone her Mystical Passion, Death and Burial in recent decades, she will, like her Divine Founder out of Whose Wounded Side she was born, know her Resurrection. We must simply and faithfully continue to cleave exclusively to true bishops and to true priests in the Catholic catacombs who make no concessions to conciliarism or to the nonexistent legitimacy of its apostate "officials," men who are most casual in their acceptance of outrages that have become commonplace in their false church that gives so much offense to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and to His Most Blessed Mother.
We must also recognize that our sins have contributed mightily to the worsening of the state of the Church Militant and to the state of the world. We have much for which to make reparation, especially those of us who were slow to embrace the truth that those who defect from the Faith expel themselves from the Church and cannot hold office within her legitimately. Our Rosaries of reparation today may help to plant the seeds for the restoration of the Church Militant at some point in the future.
The Glorious Mysteries of the Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary we pray during these next twenty days days of Easter rejoicing prior to Pentecost Sunday presage a glorious future for Holy Mother Church once the conciliarists are vanquished. We may not be alive when the Resurrection of the Church Militant occurs. We should and must be content to plant a few seeds for this Resurrection of the Church Militant as the consecrated slaves of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary with joy and with love.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
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, especially on your feast day today!
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