Making Sacrilege Palatable
Thomas A. Droleskey
The conciliar "pontiffs" have been masters of paradox and contradiction. There are times when they have sounded thoroughly orthodox as they have stood four-square against the "ordination" of women to the Holy Priesthood and against such moral evils as contraception and abortion. Then then are those times when they are bold and direct in their apostasies and blasphemies and sacrileges (see United in Apostasy, Just In Time For Christmas, and
A Reference Resource: Ratzinger's War Against Catholicism, among so many others, including a lot catalogued last year in
Atop the Kremlin Wall).
Pope Saint Pius X identified the penchant of Modernists to live in a world of paradox and contradiction when he assessed the various component parts of Modernism in Pascendi Dominci 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.
Modernists have nothing but contempt for Pope Saint Pius X, which is why the one hundredth anniversary of Pascendi Dominci Gregis passed without a single word of comment from the false "pontiff" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. Ratzinger/Benedict has made it clear that he does not feel bound by the "anti-Modernist" statements of Pope Pius IX and Saint Pius X. It is no wonder at all that he did not commemorate Pascendi Dominci Gregis twenty-six and one-half months ago now. He has told us in his own words that such encyclical letters can be ignored:
The text [of the document Instruction on the Theologian's Ecclesial Vocation] also presents the various types of bonds that rise from the different degrees of magisterial teaching. It affirms - perhaps for the first time with this clarity - that there are decisions of the magisterium that cannot be the last word on the matter as such, but are, in a substantial fixation of the problem, above all an expression of pastoral prudence, a kind of provisional disposition. The nucleus remains valid, but the particulars, which the circumstances of the times influenced, may need further correction.
In this regard, one may think of the declarations of Popes in the last century [19th century] about religious liberty, as well as the anti-Modernist decisions at the beginning of this century, above all, the decisions of the Biblical Commission of the time [on evolutionism]. As a cry of alarm in the face of hasty and superficial adaptations, they will remain fully justified. A personage such as Johann Baptist Metz said, for example, that the Church's anti-Modernist decisions render the great service of preserving her from falling into the liberal-bourgeois world. But in the details of the determinations they contain, they became obsolete after having fulfilled their pastoral mission at their proper time.
(Joseph Ratzinger, "Instruction on the Theologian's Ecclesial Vocation," published with the title "Rinnovato dialogo fra Magistero e Teologia," in L'Osservatore Romano, June 27, 1990, p. 6, Card. Ratzinger: The teachings of the Popes against Modernism are obsolete.)
The Modernist contempt for Pope Saint Pius X has been made manifest in a number of ways, including by the grotesque portrait of Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII that glowers over the altar under which the mortal remains of the late Giuseppe Melchior Sarto are displayed. This is indeed a statement as the Modernists say to their foe, Pope Saint Pius X, "We win!" We know, of course, that the Modernists lose in the end. For the time being, however, they think that they have won and are free to spit figuratively on the remains of the sainted pope who condemned them and their false beliefs.
Another way in which the Modernists have shown their contempt for Pope Saint Pius X was the joint "beatification" of the great foe of liberalism, Pope Pius IX, and of their own champion, Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII, on the date of the feast of Pope Sarto in the calendar of the Catholic Church, September 3, 2000 (the conciliarists have transferred the feast to August 21). The joint "beatification" of Pope Pius IX and John XXIII was a way also by which Wojtyla/John Paul II could appease "conservatives" as he heralded the man who called for the "Second" Vatican Council and who became the first "pope" in history to suppress feast days of saints.
It is this use of paradox and contradiction that is being used at the present time by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI to pave the way for the "beatifications" of Pope Pius XII and Wojtyla/Paul II himself, although it remains to be seen whether
Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli will be "beatified" on the same day as Karol Jozef Wojtyla if "miracles" are proved to the satisfaction of the members of the conciliar Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. Once again, a Modernist, Wojtyla's "successor," Ratzinger/Benedict, is seeking to make the process that could lead to the ultimate "beatification" of the "controversial" Pius XII and the Modernist Wojtyla somewhat more palatable to al parities by ratifying the decisions about their heroic virtues that have been made by the aforementioned conciliar Congregation for the Causes of the Saints on the same day, yesterday, December 19, 2009.
Here is the story from the Associated Press:
Pope John Paul II a Step Closer to Sainthood
File photo of Pope John Paul II.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI moved two of his predecessors closer to possible sainthood Saturday, signing decrees on the virtues of the beloved Pope John Paul II and controversial Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized for not doing enough to stop the Holocaust.
The decrees mean that both men can be beatified once the Vatican certifies that a miracle attributed to their intercession has occurred. Beatification is the first major step before possible sainthood.
Some Jews and historians have argued Pius should have done more to prevent the deaths of 6 million Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators. As a result, the German-born Benedict's surprise decision to recognize Pius' "heroic virtues" sparked immediate outcry from Jewish groups.
The Anti-Defamation League and American Jewish Committee said the move was premature given the Vatican still hasn't opened up to outside historians its secret archives from Pius' 1939-1958 pontificate. The Vatican says the 16 million files won't be ready until 2014 at the earliest.
"While it is obviously up to the Vatican to determine who its saints are, the church's repeated insistence that it seeks mutually respectful ties with the Jewish community ought to mean taking our sensitivities into account on this most crucial historical era," said David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee.
Abraham Foxman, a Holocaust survivor and the Anti-Defamation League's national director, said he was disappointed that the pope had taken the decision while the historical jury is still out on Pius' record.
"I can't understand the rush, especially while there are still survivors who are alive who feel the issue very, very deeply and are being told the files need time to be processed. What's the imperative?" Foxma told The Associated Press.
The Vatican insists Pius used quiet diplomacy to try to save Jews.
Pius, a Vatican diplomat in Germany and the Vatican's secretary of state before being elected pope, did denounce in general terms the extermination of people based on race and opened Vatican City up to war refugees, including Jews, after Hitler occupied Rome in 1943.
But he didn't issue scathing public indictments of Jewish deportations, and some historians say he cared more about securing a concordat with Nazi Germany than saving Jewish lives.
The Vatican argues that Pius, who officially maintained neutrality during the war, couldn't publicly denounce the Holocaust because he believed public outcry would only enrage the Nazis and result in more deaths.
The Rev. Peter Gumpel, who has worked for two decades shepherding through Pius' cause and has long championed him as a great defender of the Jews, said he was "delighted" with the pope's decision.
"I'm glad that the truth has been professed," Gumpel told The Associated Press.
He said he had read "every scrap" on Pius that is in the Vatican archives and said "the accusation that he was anti-Semitic or anti-Judaic is absolute nonsense."
Last year, Jewish leaders asked the pope to speed up the opening of the archives on Pius' papacy to settle the issue of what he did or didn't do to save Jews.
According to participants in the October 2008 meeting, Benedict had said he would give "serious consideration" to their request to freeze the sainthood process until the archives were opened.
As a result, Saturday's announcement about Pius came as a surprise, whereas the decree on John Paul was expected.
In contrast to Pius, John Paul is greatly admired by Jews. During his 27-year pontificate he forged diplomatic ties with Israel; prayed at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site; and was the first pope in history to visit a synagogue.
Benedict, too, made an official visit to Israel, already has made two visits to synagogues and has a planned visit to Rome's main synagogue next month. But his decision to take a step forward in Pius' long-delayed beatification process sparked further outrage among Jews still incensed over his rehabilitation earlier this year of a Holocaust-denying bishop, Richard Williamson.
"Less than a year after the so-called "Richard Williamson affair," we are left bereft in our feelings and appeal to the Vatican to prevent the inevitable blow to interfaith relations which will follow from this," said Elan Steinberg, vice president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants.
No dates for the beatification ceremonies were announced, but Italian and Polish media widely reported that John Paul could be beatified as early as October.
Benedict put John Paul on the fast-track for possible sainthood just weeks after his April 2, 2005, death, heeding the calls of "Santo Subito!" or "Sainthood Immediately!" that erupted in St. Peter's Square during the funeral of the much-loved pontiff.
Benedict waived the customary five-year waiting period and allowed the investigation into John Paul's life and virtues to begin immediately.
Monsignor Slawomir Oder, who has spearheaded John Paul's cause, told Polish reporters at the Vatican that this was a moment of "great joy and satisfaction."
"An important stage in the process was closed, but we still need to complete the procedure concerning the assumed miracle," he said.
Panels of doctors, cardinals, bishops and other experts must still sign off on a purported miracle concerning the cure of a young French nun who suffered from Parkinson's disease and prayed to John Paul.
Two months after he died, she woke up free of the same disease that had impaired the late pontiff himself.
In Poland, word of John Paul's saintly progress was greeted with joy Saturday.
"This is necessary to the church, but to me he is already holy," said Jakub Tomica, 22, a seminarian in Krakow who said he already prays to John Paul but now can venerate him officially.
The decision, said the Rev. Adam Boniecki, chief editor of the Catholic Tygodnik Powszechny weekly, is a "response to the expectations of millions of people."
John Paul's cause has moved ahead at record speed and his beatification could be the fastest in modern time, if the miracle is approved soon.
The Vatican had only waived the five-year waiting period once before, for Mother Teresa, who died in 1997, and was beatified by John Paul in 2003.
In addition to John Paul and Pius, the pope also declared that a young Polish priest, Rev. Jerzy Popieluszko, was a martyr for the faith after he was kidnapped and killed in 1984 by Poland's communist-era secret police. The martyr designation means he can be beatified without a miracle.
That will give Poland a local beatification ceremony next year since the Polish-born John Paul will most likely be beatified in Rome.
Benedict approved a second miracle for an Australian woman, Mary Mackillop, paving the way for her to be declared Australia's first saint. (John Paul II a Step Closer to Sainthood; see also Popes Move Closer to Sainthood.)
"Conservatives" who might have some objections to Wojtyla's "beatification" are supposed to be appeased by the possible "beatification" of Pope Pacelli now that the latter's cause has been advanced after being stalled for two years. Adherents of the Talmud who are fiercely opposed to Pope Pacelli's "beatification" are supposed to be appeased by the possible "beatification" of the man who enabled them at almost every turn, Wojtyla, who said that the Mosaic Covenant had not been superseded by the New and Eternal Covenant instituted by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ at the Last Supper and ratified by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday.
Oh, yes, sure. Some in the Motu world will trumpet this as a "triumph" for Ratzinger/Benedict, who "stood up" to the Jews who are still outraged over the pending "beatification" of Pope Pius XII. Such trumpeting is a bit of a stretch as Ratzinger/Benedict gave representatives of various Talmudic organizations an unprecedented opportunity to present their case against the conciliar "beatification" of Pope Pius XII, thereby opening the door yet again to those who deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as "lobbyists" on matters that God Himself has given to the exclusive custody of the Catholic Church. And even though many of those Talmudic representatives are upset with Ratzinger/Benedict now for the proclamation that Pope Pius XII possessed heroic virtues worthy to be called by the title "venerable," it is the false "pontiff's" hope that the "beatification" of Wojtyla/John Paul II can appease them over time. With the ancient enemies of the Faith, however, nothing but a total renunciation of Our Lord could ever possibly "appease" them, and the fact that Ratzinger/Benedict gave them input on the conciliar "beatification" process of Pope Pius XII is a scandal in and of itself.
Leaving aside for the sake of this commentary any discussion of the merits of the cause of Pope Pius XII, who placed into power many of the key players (especially Father Annibale Bugnini, C.M., Father Ferdinando Antonelli, O.F.M., Cardinal Angelo Roncalli, and Archbishop Giovanni Montini) that brought us the conciliar revolution, for another time, there can be no doubt at all that the "cause" of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II is illegitimate, that the long-reigning head of the counterfeit church of conciliarism would never be considered for beatification and canonization by the Catholic Church as the late false "pontiff," among so many other things, had defected from the Faith early in his youth (see "Connecting" with Betrayal) and consistently violated the First and Second Commandments as he praised the nonexistent "ability" of false religions to "contribute" to the "building" of a "better" world.
As noted in
Singing the Old Songs twenty-three months ago now, I was a dyed in the wool John Paul II papaloter, projecting into the mind and heart of the false "pontiff" my fondest hopes and desires for a "restoration" of what I thought was the Catholic Church following the dark night represented by the fifteen year reign of Giovanni Montini/Paul VI. The "restoration" for which I hoped never occurred. I looked the other away as Ratzinger/Benedict praised a voodoo witch doctor. I looked the other way as he participated in ground-breaking sacrilegious "liturgies" that featured "rock" "music" and half-naked tribesmen and tribes women in Africa and Australia. I looked the other way as he participated in inter-religious "prayer" meetings and treated the non-"archbishop" of Canterbury and other Protestant "ministers" as equals.
Although upset with various of his appointments (Matthew Clark, Kenneth Untener, Joseph Bernardin, Anthony Pilla Roger Mahony, Tod Brown, George Niederauer, Joseph Fiorenza, Daniel Leo Ryan, John May, Robert Morlino, William Lori, William Keeler, Paul Loverde, William Higi, Wilton Gregory, Thomas Kelly, Sylvester Ryan, David Brom, Michael Sheehan, Sean O'Malley, John Favalora, et al., see Thank You, John Paul II), and his retention of old-guard revolutionaries (Francis Mugavero, John Raymond McGann, Howard Hubbard, Daniel Pilarczyk, John Quinn, John Roach, Peter Leo Gerety, Raymond Hunthausen, Edward Head, among so many others), I kept hoping against hope for the "day" on which "Pope" John Paul II would launch the counter-revolution against the "Second" Vatican Council that he had heralded in his first "Urbi et Orbi" address as "pope" on Tuesday, October 17, 1978:
First of all, we wish to point out the unceasing importance of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, and we accept the definite duty of assiduously bringing it into affect. Indeed, is not that universal Council a kind of milestone as it were, an event of the utmost importance in the almost two thousand year history of the Church, and consequently in the religious and cultural history of the world?
However, as the Council is not limited to the documents alone, neither is it completed by the ways applying it which were devised in these post-conciliar years. Therefore we rightly consider that we are bound by the primary duty of most diligently furthering the implementation of the decrees and directive norms of that same Universal Synod. This indeed we shall do in a way that is at once prudent and stimulating. We shall strive, in particular, that first of all an appropriate mentality may flourish. Namely, it is necessary that, above all, outlooks must be at one with the Council so that in practice those things may be done that were ordered by it, and that those things which lie hidden in it or—as is usually said—are "implicit" may become explicit in the light of the experiments made since then and the demands of changing circumstances. Briefly, it is necessary that the fertile seeds which the Fathers of the Ecumenical Synod, nourished by the word of God, sowed in good ground (cf. Mt 13: 8, 23)—that is, the important teachings and pastoral deliberations should be brought to maturity in that way which is characteristic of movement and life. (First Urbi et Orbi Radio message, October 17, 1978.)
Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II kept his word to be faithful to the "Second" Vatican Council. Perhaps that is reason enough for the conciliarists to "beatify" him.
I was a fool for not believing that Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II meant every word of what he had uttered on October 17, 1978. I was a fool for ignoring all of the other signs that we right in front of my eyes until I decided to open them once and for all following the "altar girls" fiasco in 1994, at which point I became, even though I did not realize it at the time, a member of the "resist and recognize" movement. Even then, however, my eyes weren't entirely open as it did not dawn on me that articles that I wrote critical of "John Paul II's" "apologies" and his sitting as an equal with the Grand Rabbi of Jerusalem and a Mohammedan imam on March 25, 2000, and his refusal to discipline the "bishops" responsible for the protection of perverted clergy (see Time For Plain Talk) simply would not be necessary under the pontificate of a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter.
As I have noted in several recently articles, those in the Motu communities and other venues using the modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition will have to start "celebrating" the feasts of some of the "saints" "canonized" by the counterfeit church of conciliarism, including that of the soon-to-be "Blessed" "Pope John Paul the Great." This "feast" will not be an "optional memorial," to use the parlance of the Novus Ordo rubrics. If actually "beatified" by the conciliar church, as seems almost inevitable right now, Karol Wojtyla's "feast day" may be ranked as a "feast," which is a rank higher than that of a mandatory "memorial" in the new liturgical order of things in the conciliar world.
There are at least some traditionally-minded Catholics yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who opposed Wojtyla/John Paul II with great intellectual vigor. Some of these people have clung to the 1984 and 1988 "indults" and now cling to Summorum Pontificum, which is, as Father Basil Meramo of the Society of Saint Pius X noted in December of 2007, nothing but a trap to purchase silence about conciliarism's multiple defections from the Catholic Faith. Having to assist at a quasi-traditional Mass, whether real or simulated, offered to celebrate the "feast" of the future "Saint John Paul the Great" will be a bitter pill for them to swallow.
Some, including at least a few "priests," in the Motu communities will have great qualms of conscience over the "beatification" and subsequent "canonization" of Karol Wojtyla as they know that a man who presided over blasphemous, sacrilegious liturgies and who denied articles contained in the Deposit of Faith and exposed souls to the spiritual and bodily dangers posed by predator "bishops" and "priests" is not a fit candidate for canonization. Some of these people will have a real choice to make at that time as they know that canonization is an infallible act of the Catholic Church. Decisions will have to be made to ignore such a travesty or to come to the realization, at long last, that such a canonization by the Catholic Church is impossible, that she would never "beatify" or "canonize" a man who defected from the Faith in multiple ways and who failed even to discharge the duties of the office he thought he held by indemnifying "bishops" who made war against God as they played shell games with the souls He redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.
Remember, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II protected the morally corrupt Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, the founder of the cash-crazy Legionaries of Christ and its satellites who molested his own seminarians and fathered a child during Wojtyla's false "pontificate" (Catholic Order Jolted by Reports That Its Founder Led a Double Life). Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II provided a safe haven for Bernard "Cardinal' Law, the former conciliar "archbishop" of Boston who presided over the systematic cover-up and protection of priest-molesters, including the founder, Father Paul Shanley, of an unspeakably perverse organization, by making him, Law, the "archpriest" of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Wojtyla/John Paul II was a supporter of "Catholic Charismatic Renewal" and Foclorare and Cursillo and Communion and Liberation and other such "lay movements" whose beliefs and practices are at odds with the Catholic Faith. "Saint John Paul the Great"?
Celebrate his "feast day" in the Motu communities?
No man who said and did these things, catalogued and published on the Traditio site, is a fit candidate for "canonization" by the Catholic Church:
On May 4, 1980, he presided from a straw hut over an ordination ceremony and native Mess of people undulating to the rhythm of tom-toms, accompanied by accordions and guitars.
In 1981, he sat on his throne while acrobatic performers, dressed in little more than a g-string, performed in the modernistic Hall of Paul VI at the Vatican.
In February 1982, he presided over a "dance" Mess in Libreville.
On December 11, 1983, he preached in a Lutheran church at Rome.
On May 8, 1984, he presided over a Mess in Papua-New Guinea at which male and female dancers, nude from the waist up, danced; an aboriginal woman, also nude from the waist up, read the Epistle.
In September 1984, he presided over a Mess at Yellow Knife, Canada, at which a pagan Indian chief invoked the Great Spirit and presented the pope at the Offertory with an eagle feather dipped in blood. The pope put aside his religious garb and dressed in an Indian costume.
In 1985, he told 50,000 Moslems in Morocco: "We and you believe in the same God, the one God and the only God."
In August 1985, he presided over "dance" Messes in Cameroon and Garoua.
On August 8, 1985, he visited Togo and prayed in a "Sacred Forest" consecrated to the worship of pagan gods and participated in a pagan initiation ritual in a grove sacred to the pagan animists.
In 1986, he presided over a Mess in Fiji at which the thurifer was an aboriginal dressed only in a loin-cloth; he is said to have witnessed there a pagan animal sacrifice.
In February 2, 1986, he was marked with cow dung, the "Tilac," the sign of the adorers of the pagan goddess Shiva, by a Hindu priestess at Bombay.
On June 24, 1986, he sat with Grand Rabbi Elio Toaff in the sanctuary of the Jewish synagogue at Rome while the Jewish hymn, Awaiting the Messias, was sung. He stood there while the Jews, by that hymn, implicitly denied that Christ was the Messias.
On October 27, 1986, he participated in an "oecumenical prayer meeting" at Assisi, Italy. At this meeting the Church of St. Peter was given to the Buddhists, who placed a golden statue of Buddha on top of the tabernacle on the main Novus Ordo "table" together with a banner displaying the words "I go in for Buddha's law." The Dalai Lama sat with his back to the Blessed Sacrament removed to the side, and a statue of Our Lady of Fatima was denied entrance to the church (Il Giorno of October 28, 1986). At this meeting the Church of San Giorgio was given to the American Indians, who proceeded to introduce witch-doctors "shaking their enormous feathered headcloth and invoking Manito, blessed men and women, by rubbing their heads and backs with a white-feathered fan," while Catholic religious and priests participated. (Il Messaggero of October 27, 1986)
In 1989, the Pope visited Norway and the Scandinavian nations and held an oecumenical service in the cathedral of Nidaros. (Vatican News Service VIS, of November 18, 2002)
On January 9-10, 1993, he brought together Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders for another "oecumenical prayer meeting" to pray for an end to the war with the Mohammedan Bosnians.
On February 4, 1993, he engaged in dialogues with the high priests and witch doctors of Voodoo.
In 1994, he smeared the pitch from a native tree on his face instead of incensing the Novus Ordo "table" during a beatification ceremony in Australia.
In 1995, he approved the building of the first Mohammedan minaret in Rome.
In 1995, he took part in the official Smoking Ceremony at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia.
In December 1996, when the Archbishop of Canterbury, then George Carey, and several of his brother Anglican bishops came to Rome, John Paul II gave Carey a gold pectoral cross, the same gift he offers to Catholic archbishops on their ad limina visits. He offered silver pectoral crosses to the other Anglicans. According to Catholic theology, Anglican bishops aren't really bishops at all, and hence have no business sporting the symbols of the bishop's office. Notre Dame theologian Fr. Richard McBrien has argued that John Paul II could thereby be guilty of the canonical offense of falsifying the sacrament of Holy Orders by complicity in the fiction that the Anglicans really are bishops, a potentially excommunicable offense by the pope.
September 27, 1997, on the occasion of the Eucharistic Congress in Bologna in preparation for the New Millennium, he had a special on-stage seat for a rock concert given before 250,000 spectators by rock star Bob Dylan. After he commented positively on the rock music and the junk culture represented by the concert.
On April 6, 1997, he omitted the Filioque from the Credo on the occasion of the 1700th anniversary of the Constantinople I Council and on oecumenical occasions. (Eastern Catholic Life)
In 1998, he gave communion, at a private Mess in the Vatican, to the late Rev. Sheila Brown, who had only shortly before been ordained an Anglican priestess and who, at that Mess, wore her "Roman" collar.
On November 23, 1998, he shared the Novus Ordo "table" of St. Peter's with bare-chested, bare-footed tribesmen from Oceania holding spears, "searching for new impulses." (Associated Press)
In 1999, he gave communion to several Lutheran bishops who were his guests during a Mess in the pope's private chapel in the Vatican. (London Tablet)
On June 1, 1999, at the end of an audience, he bowed to the Mohammedan holy book, the Koran, presented to him by the delegation, and he kissed it as a sign of respect. The photo of that gesture has been shown repeatedly on Iraqi television. (June 4, 1999, Fides - Vatican News Service of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples)
On January 18, 2000, he allowed Rev. George Carey, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury and Eastern Orthodox Metropolitan Athanasius to participate in their official capacities at the opening of the Holy Door during the 2000 Holy Year.
On January 24, 2002, he hosted yet another "oecumenical prayer meeting" at Assisi for "peace." This time the leaders included not just the usual Eastern Orthodox, Protestants, and Jews, but also leaders of "Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Jianism, Confucianism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, and followers of Tenrikyo and African tribal religions." (Associated Press)
In August 2002, during the "inculturated" liturgy at the beatification of Juan Bautista and Jacinto de los Angeles, the pope allowed an Indian woman to approach him in the sanctuary and rub him down with smoked herbs that are supposed to purify the subject and exorcise "evil spirits."
On October 6, 2002, schismatic Patriarch Teoctist of the Romanian Orthodox church arrived in Rome for the start of a weeklong visit. At a Novus Ordo service on that day, John Paul II embraced Teoctist in brotherly fashion before a crowd of 200,000 and ensured that Teoctist was seated in an exact duplicate of the papal throne. It was not the behavior of someone who believed in his own primacy. In fact, all the week's choreography seemed designed to make the two prelates seem like equally eminent heads of churches.
On February 23, 2002, he gave communion, at a private Mess in the Vatican, to the Protestant Anglican prime minister of Britain, Tony Blair. (Traditio Commentaries May 2008
This is a stupefying list of offenses against God committed by a man who will be, it appears, "beatified" by the counterfeit church of conciliarism next year, a man whose "feast," will, of course, be mandated in the "ordinary" and the "extraordinary" forms of the counterfeit church of conciliarism's "Roman Rite." And this list, as stupefying as it is, is only incomplete. It does not include the documentation of the fact that this false "pontiff" claimed the Old Covenant had never been revoked by God:
“The first dimension of this dialogue, that is, the meeting between the people of the Old Covenant, never revoked by God, and that of the New Covenant, is at the same time a dialogue within our Church, that is to say, between the first and second part of her Bible ... Jews and Christians, as children of Abraham, are called to be a blessing to the world. By committing themselves together for peace and justice among all men and peoples." Cited by John Vennari in Secret of John Paul II's Success. The full text is available on the Vatican website in Italian and German. Here are is the relevant passages in these two languages, including a paragraph not cited by Mr. Vennari:
Non si tratta soltanto della correzione di una falsa visuale religiosa del popolo ebraico, che nel corso della storia fu in parte concausa di misconoscimenti e persecuzioni, ma prima di tutto del dialogo tra le due religioni, che - con l’islam - poterono donare al mondo la fede nel Dio unico e ineffabile che ci parla, e lo vogliono servire a nome di tutto ii mondo.
La prima dimensione di questo dialogo, cioè l’incontro tra il popolo di Dio del Vecchio Testamento, da Dio mai denunziato (cf. Rm 11,29), e quello del Nuovo Testamento, è allo stesso tempo un dialogo all’interno della nostra Chiesa, per così dire tra la prima e la seconda parte della sua Bibbia. In proposito dicono le direttive per l’applicazione della dichiarazione conciliare “Nostra Aetate”: “Ci si sforzerà di comprendere meglio tutto ciò che nell’Antico Testamento conserva un valore proprio e perpetuo..., poiché questo valore non è stato obliterato dall’ulteriore interpretazione del Nuovo Testamento, la quale al contrario ha dato all’Antico il suo significato più compiuto, cosicché reciprocamente il Nuovo riceve dall’Antico luce e spiegazione” (Nostra Aetate, II) (Meeting with the representatives of the Hebrew community, Mainz, Germany, 17 November 1980,
Dabei geht es nicht nur um die Berichtigung einer falschen religiösen Sicht des Judenvolkes, welche die Verkennungen und Verfolgungen im Lauf der Geschichte zum Teil mitverursachte, sondern vor allem um den Dialog zwischen den zwei Religionen, die - mit dem Islam - der Welt den Glauben an den einen, unaussprechlichen, uns ansprechenden Gott schenken durften und stellvertretend für die ganze Welt ihm dienen wollen.
Die erste Dimension dieses Dialogs, nämlich die Begegnung zwischen dem Gottesvolk des von Gott nie gekündigten Alten Bundes, ist zugleich ein Dialog innerhalb unserer Kirche, gleichsam zwischen dem ersten und zweiten Teil ihrer Bibel. Hierzu sagen die Richtlinien für die Durchführung der Konzilserklärung ”Nostra aetate“: ”Man muß bemüht sein, besser zu verstehen, was im Alten Testament von eigenem und bleibendem Wert ist..., da dies durch die spätere Interpretation im Licht des Neuen Testaments, die ihm seinen vollen Sinn gibt, nicht entwertet wird, so daß sich vielmehr eine gegenseitige Beleuchtung und Ausdeutung ergibt“. (Meeting with the representatives of the Hebrew community, Mainz, Germany, 17 November 1980, German)
The Catholic Church could never honor a man who spoke in such apostate terms, no less to "beatify" and "canonize" such a man and then place his "feast day" on her universal calendar. Then again, the Catholic Church would never have rehabilitated Father Antonio Rosmini and then "beatified" him, spitting on yet another true pope, the one who condemned forty of Rosmini's propositions that are very similar to views held by Ratzinger/Benedict himself, Pope Leo XIII (see
Beatifying Their Own).
Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II propagated and sought to institutionalize "liturgies" that were gravely offensive to God. The Faith of our Fathers teaches us that the Catholic Church cannot give us defective liturgies that are offensive to God and that her true pontiffs cannot give us error on matters of Faith and morals. It is this Faith, the true Faith, that has been maintained in the Catholic catacombs by true bishops and true priests who have made no concessions to conciliarism or to the nonexistent "legitimacy" of its false shepherds This teaching has been presented in very clear terms:
CANON VII.--If any one saith, that the ceremonies, vestments, and outward signs, which the Catholic Church makes use of in the celebration of masses, are incentives to impiety, rather than offices of piety; let him be anathema. (Session Twenty-Two, Chapter IX, Canon VII, Council of Trent, September 17, 1562, CT022.)
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ did not became Incarnate in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of God the Holy Ghost and was born in Bethlehem so that we could live our Catholic lives in the midst of obfuscation and uncertainty about what is authentically Catholic and what is not. The Catholic Faith is meant to be clear and easy for the mind to grasp as we give the assent of the mind and the will to all that she teaches as her Divine Bridegroom, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, has revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.
Pope Pius XI made this point abundantly clear in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928:
For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained.
Can it get any clearer? There is never any need to "reconcile" the Faith and Worship of the Catholic Church with the false beliefs and blasphemous liturgical rites of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. The "beatification" of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, which has just moved one more step closer to reality, is meant as yet another means to "legitimize" the "Second" Vatican Council and the "magisterium" of the conciliar "pontiffs," including that Ratzinger/Benedict's himself, in the minds of those who have an attachment to the Mass of Tradition but who have thus far refused to concede that the Catholic Church cannot in any way be responsible for the ambiguities and blasphemies and sacrileges of conciliarism.
We pray to Our Lady in these final days of Advent, confident that the Triumph of her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart will vanquish the foes of the Faith in the world and in the counterfeit church of conciliarism once and for all. Every Rosary we pray, offered to the Most Holy Trinity through that same Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, will plant a few seeds for this triumph, especially as we spend time in prayer before her Divine Son's Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, 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 Thomas the Apostle, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?