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               January 14, 2014


No Space Between Ratzinger and Bergoglio

Part Three

by Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D.

Laughable and pathetic.

Those are the only two adjectives that can describe the "outrage" being expressed by many traditionally-minded Catholics attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism over Jorge Mario Bergoglio's newly named "cardinals" are not "Ratzingerian."

Yes, laughable and pathetic.

This is laughable as to judge the doctrinal orthodoxy of putative "bishops" and "archbishops" by a "Ratzingerian" standard is to say that such men adhere to Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's philosophically absurd "hermeneutic of continuity" that is nothing other than a re-labeling of Modernism's "evolution of dogma" that had been condemned by the [First] Vatican Council on April 24, 1870, thirty-seven years before Pope Pius X did so in Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907. Those who do not believe this should consult the appendix below as the evidence that condemns Ratzinger/Benedict"s "hermeneutic," which is the same as Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II's "living tradition."

Whatever difference exists between the "Ratzingerian"-created "cardinals between 2006 and 2012 and those created by Bergoglio, a layman, two days ago now after staging the abominable Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service ad orientem in the Sistine Chapel that is not cause of "celebration" of any kind (please see It's About The Faith, Not About Face from 2009), centers around the rate by which the conciliar revolution is to be advanced and how it can be "justified" in light of Catholic Tradition, which is in se a patently absurd, time-wasting proposition. The "Ratzingerians" believe in the idiocy of the "hermeneutic of continuity" while Bergoglio's "boyz in scarlet," shall we say, believe in what is called the Bologna School of Rupture.

One is supposed to ignore the simple fact that both the Ratzingerians and the Bergoglio boyz in scarlet reject the binding nature of dogmatic truth, albeit by different means, and support each of the principle foundational building-blocks of conciliarism: the new ecclesiology, false ecumenism, religious "dialogue," "inter-religious prayer services," religious liberty, separation of Church and State, novel interpretations of Sacred Scripture, pastoral "outreaches" to those steeped in lives of unrepentant sin who have no intention of reforming their lives, feminism, environmentalism, Theistic evolutionism, statism, collectivism, redistributionism, episcopal collegiality and the "necessity" of the "liturgical reform" represented by Giovanni Montini/Paul VI's Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service.

This is, of course, very similar to the simple fact concerning the entirely false nature of the supposed "opposition" between the naturalist "left" and the naturalist "right" that is premised upon a mutually unquestioned acceptance of the false, naturalistic, Judeo-Masonic, anti-Incarnational, religiously indifferentist and Pelagian principles of the modern civil state. Cheerleaders of the "left" and the "right" in the insane world of "instant reactions" that is "Twitterverse," as it is called, do not care to see the simple truth that the only substantial differences between the naturalist "left" and the naturalist "right" revolve around the degree to which the civil state will control our lives and how wealth can be expanded. The "left" believes in total statism and state-sponsored redistribution of wealth. The "right" believes in a "moderate" degree of statism and the "virtues" of the private market place, although many of its adherents are not above stacking the deck in favor of corporations whose executives are their own personal donors.

There is really no substantial difference between the Ratzingerian "cardinals" and Bergoglio's "boyz in scarlet," something that can be demonstrated very amply by remind the readership of this site of just a selected sampling of the identities of the now retired Ratzinger/Benedict's own appointees to the conciliar college of non-cardinals:

Ratzinger's "Consistory" of March 24, 2006

  1. William Levada, Ratzinger's protege and hand-picked successor as the conciliar prefect of the Congregation for the Destruction, Deformation and Deconstruction of the Catholic Faith. Please see Generating Controversy and Negative Press and Rescind the Appointment at Once, both which were written my "resist and recognize days in 2005; Anathematized by His Own Words, No Need to be in Limbo Any Longer, Piracy, Conciliar Style, Red Carpet For A Modernist, Words Really Do Matter and Short And To The Catholic Point, Apostates Reprimanding Apostates. Levada is the man who, as the conciliar "archbishop" of Portland, Oregon, once told the late Father Eugene Heidt, whom he suspended for offering the Immemorial Mass of Tradition without "permission," that Transubstantiation is a "long and difficult word" and "that we don't use it any more" (see Invincible or Inculpable) issued an eight-page Doctrinal Assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
  2. Sean Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M., Cap. He is, of course, one of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's own Commissars, whose nefarious warfare against the Catholic Faith has been examined on this site many time.: See (See Another Victim of Americanism, Behold The Free Rein Given to Error, Behold The Free Rein Given to Error, Unfortunate Enough to Be A Baby, Unfortunate Enough to Be A Baby, Beacon of Social Justice?; Spotlight On The Ordinary, What's Good For Teddy Is Good For Benny; Sean O'Malley: Coward and Hypocrite: More Rationalizations and Distortions, Peeking into the Old Conciliar Fowler's Lair, part two, It Has Come To This: Viva Chick Fil-A, Not Viva Cristo Rey, Vast Is The Damage, BLAAAAAABBBBERMOUTHS!, Antichrist's Liturgical Presiders, Whirlwinds Of Spiritual Destruction, No Crime Is Worse Than Deicide.)

Ratzinger's Consistory of November 24, 2007

  1. Odilo Pedro Scherer, an apostate from Brazil whose aides were openly campaigning for him to be elected as the universal public face of apostasy a little over ten months ago now (see BLAAAAAABBBBERMOUTHS!).
  2. Daniel DiNardo, whose warfare against the Catholic Faith has been documented on this several times. Please see: A Little Something for Everyone, BLAAAAAABBBBERMOUTHS, Blackbirds Of A Feather Do Stick Together, Don't They?, Professional Courtesy, Forever Preserving False "Traditions" .)
  3. Sean Brady, who is still the conciliar Primate of Ireland after all of the documentation proving his involvement in the covering up of priest/presbyter abuse cases, although he will retire and be replaced by a coadjutor on August 16, 2014.

Ratzinger's Consistory of November 20, 2010

  1. Raymond Leo Burke. Although not in favor with Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the former conciliar "archbishop" of St. Louis, Missouri, where he tried to seize a privately owned church that is now independent yet committed to the conciliar revolution (see It's All About the Money, which was written five months jumping off the "resist while recognize" ship), and the former bishop" of La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he permitted a man to form a community of women religious after he had undergone surgery to mutilate his body and "become" a woman, he is nevertheless a revolutionary despite his supposedly "traditional" predilections. See "Cardinals" Burke and Canizares, Meet The Council of Trent.
  2. Gianfranco Ravasi, who tried to assuage the anger of Talmudists following Ratzinger/Benedict's "revised" Good Friday Prayer for the Jews back in 2008. See The Great Charade, Into the Deep Freezer, All for Fear of the Jews, Many Acts of Evil Demand Many Acts of Reparation, On The Terms Of The Enemies Of Christ The King, Blackbirds Of A Feather Do Stick Together, Don't They?.
  3. Donald Wuerl, whose warfare against the favor, which has included the promotion of the lavender agenda and his refusal to deny pro-abortion Catholics in public life what purports to be Holy Communion in the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service, has been documented on this site several times in the past. See Promoting "Dialogue" Over "Dogmatism, Naughty, Naughty, Nancy, Giving Unto Caesar What Belongs To God Alone, Latin and the Lector Babe, BLAAAAAABBBBERMOUTHS!, Destroying Vestiges Of A Forbidden Faith, Still Hunkered Down In Mindanao, Perhaps Judas Was the First to Sing "A Kiss is Just a Kiss". See also Mrs. Randy Engel's Wuerl's appointment cause for concern? and Mother's Watch's critique of Wuerl's sponsorship of an explicit program of classroom instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, Growing in Love.

Ratzinger's Consistory of February 18, 2012

  1. João Bráz de Aviz, the defender of feminist communities of women religious in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. See Francis The Feminist, Francis Says ¡Viva la Revolución!, part two, Memo From Patrolman Ed Nicholson to Jorge Mario Bergoglio: SHUT UP!)
  2. Timothy Michael Dolan, which means, of course, say no more other than what I have said already in: Timmy's In The Well (Of Americanism, That Is), Making Everyone Happy Except God, Unhappy Is The "Happy" "Bishop", Whatever You Want, Ominous Offenders Offending Ominously, Memo To David Axelrod And Other Social Engineers, John Carroll's Caesar, Victims of Compromise, Taking A Figure Of Antichrist At His Worthless Words, Prisoners Of Their Own Apostasy, Timothy Dolan, Meet Timothy Dolan (And Friends), Still Celebrating Half A Century Of Apostasy, Candidate For Man Of The Year?, From John Carroll To James Gibbons To Timothy Dolan, To Help The Children, Fake, Phony, Sanctimonious Fraud, Happy As A Stuffed Clam With Himself, Impossible To Fight Moral Evils With Blasphemy And Error, Still Trying to Make Everyone Happy Except God Himself, Just Another Ordinary Outrage Permitted by a Conciliar "Ordinary" and  Forty Years of Emboldening, Appeasing, and Enabling Killers, part two, You're Not Supposed To Do This", Francis And Other Judases Abound In Holy Week, Auditioning To Be The Next Universal Face of Apostasy, Professional Courtesy, Fortnight Of Fraud Update, Just Another Jolly Thug, Memo To Timothy Michael Dolan: Catholics Never Say "We Used To Say", Rocketing To The Very Depths Of Hell, "We Want To Be With You".

Mind you, this is only a very, very partial listing of the ninety conciliar revolutionaries who were appointed to the conciliar college of "cardinals" by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict, leaving aside entirely his last consistory, which was held on November 24, 2012 (see Apostates Given the Scarlet Hat by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI). Those pining for "Ratzingerian 'cardinals'" in the wake of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's candidates whom he announced two days ago now are as delusional as one Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez is in believing that he is a victim of Federal arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, the late Michael Weiner, the former executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, Major League Baseball Commissioner Alan H. "Bud" Selig, and the the entire front office, medical staff, ushers, grounds keepers, ticket takers and ushers who work for the incarnation of all evil in the world, the New York Yankees.

Additionally, the deluded people who are wincing in the face of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's newly nominated "cardinals" forget an inconvenient little fact: Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI had appointed most, although not all, of them to the positions they hold at this time.

Facts are troublesome things, aren't they?

Here is a list of the nineteen men nominated by Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the conciliar college of "cardinals," replete with a brief history about them as found on the Vatican website:

Part of the Holy See’s diplomatic corps since 1986, he was Apostolic Nuncio in Venezuela between 2009 and 2013, when Pope Francis nominated him Vatican Secretary of State.

Previously Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, where he welcomed Pope Benedict XVI on his visit in 2007, he was Secretary of the Congregation of Bishops from January 2012 until nominated Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops by Pope Francis in September 2013.

Having graduated in philosophy and theology, he was professor of Dogmatic Theology at the Catholic Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (Germany) between 1986 and 2002, travelling as visiting professor to universities worldwide. In 2012 Pope Benedict XVI nominated him Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, President of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”, President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and President of the International Theological Commission.

Part of the Holy See’s diplomatic corps since 1970, he was previously Apostolic Nuncio in Cuba and Colombia, and was nominated Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy by Pope Francis in September 2013.

Master of Arts in Theology and previously Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, he was Metropolitan Archbishop of Birmingham (UK) between 2000 and 2009, when Pope Benedict XVI nominated him Metropolitan Archbishop of Westminster (UK).

He obtained his Licentiate of Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome (Italy) and was nominated Metropolitan Archbishop of Managua (Nicaragua) by Pope John Paul II in March 2005.

Part of the “Institut Séculier Pie X” since 1975, he has been both Secretary General and Director General of the institute, as well as Director General of its centre for spiritual formation “Maison du Renouveau”. He was nominated Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) by Pope Benedict XVI in February 2011.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Theology and previously Metropolitan Archbishop of Gagnoa (Ivory Coast), he was nominated Metropolitan Archbishop of Abidjan (Ivory Coast) in May 2006.

A member of the Cistercian Order since 1969, he was Prior of the São Bernardo monastery in São José do Rio Pardo (Brazil) from 1984 until the monastery became an abbey in 1996, when he was elected its first Abbott. Previously President of Brazil’s National Commission for Culture, Education and Social Communications, he was nominated Metropolitan Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in February 2009, in which capacity he welcomed Pope Francis on his visit in July 2013.

He was previously a member of the Episcopal Commission of the Italian Episcopal Conference for the Clergy and Consecrated Life, and a member of the Managing Board of the Catholic Committee for Cultural Collaboration with Orthodox Churches of the Byzantine tradition and Eastern Orthodox Churches. He is currently Vice-President of the Italian Episcopal Conference for Central Italy, and Archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve (Italy).

Having graduated as Doctor of Philosophy in Theology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, he was appointed there as professor of Ecclesiastical History in 1980. He is currently President of the Episcopal Commission for Catholic Education and of the Episcopal Commission for Ministries with the Argentinian Episcopal Conference, and was nominated Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) by Pope Francis in March 2013.

Archbishop of Seoul (South Korea) since May 2012, he previously occupied a series of senior administrative posts within parishes and seminaries across South Korea.

A member of the Salesians of Don Bosco since 1966, he worked with the Salesian Society in parishes and educational institutions all over Chile. Previously Metropolitan Archbishop of Concepción (Chile), he was nominated Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile) in December 2010.

Previously a member of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, he was nominated Metropolitan Archbishop of Ouadraogo (Burkina Faso) by Pope Benedict XVI in May 2009.

Already a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, he graduated in Pedagogy from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila (Philippines). He was appointed first Bishop of Kidapawan (Philippines) when the diocese was created in November 1982, and nominated Metropolitan Archbishop of Cotabato (Philippines) by Pope John Paul II in 1998.

Nominated Bishop of Les Cayes (Haiti) by Pope Benedict XVI in August 2011, he was previously professor of Pastoral Theology at the Grand Séminaire Notre-Dame in Port-au-Prince (Haiti) and professor at the Diocesan Institute for Human Education and Promotion in Jacmel (Haiti).

At the same time, Pope Francis will join to the members of the College of Cardinals three Archbishops Emeriti, distinguished for their service to the Holy See and to the Church:

A qualified journalist and former editor of a diocesan weekly magazine in Venice (Italy), he was secretary to Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, later Pope John XXIII, first in Venice and then in the Vatican. He was Pontifical Delegate for the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto (Italy) from 1971 until his retirement in 1988. At 98 years old, he is the third oldest archbishop in the world and will be the oldest member of the College of Cardinals.

A member of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and previously Bishop of León (Spain), he is Archbishop Emeritus of Pamplona (Spain), where he served from 1993 until his retirement in 2007.

Having graduated as Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of Bradford (UK) in 1970, he was professor of Sociology at the University of the West Indies at Saint Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago) for many years. Previously President of the Caribbean Conference of Churches, President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, member of the Pontifical Council for the Family and member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, he is Archbishop Emeritus of Castries (Saint Lucia), where he led the diocese from his appointment in 1981 until his retirement in 2008. (A closer look at the newest apostates who will soon be a wearin' the scarlet.)

Remember, Pietro Parolin helped to pave the way for Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's "reconciliation" with the heretical and schismatic "Chinese Patriotic Association" (see Red China: Still A Workshop For The New Ecclesiology, Conciliarism's Weapons of Mass Destruction, part three, Francis The Impure, They Have Been Doing Something Different For Fifty-Five Years). He has also shown himself to be very friendly to the likes of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, differing with him only on what he termed as "bioethical issues" (see Respect Those Who Break the First Commandment?). Ratzinger/Benedict had great "faith" in Pietro Parolin?

Vincent Nichols?

Please, do not make a very fatigued man laugh as he might wake up his wife and daughter, a sleeping dog, two sleeping cats and ten sleeping parakeets.

Do you really need to know more about Ratzinger/Benedict's hand-picked appointee to be the conciliar "archbishop" of Westminster?

Well, go read the following: Not Worth A Truckload Full Of Plugged Nickels, Benedict And His Boys Are Far Cries From Saint Patrick, Jorge Says Party Hearty, Francis The Anti-Campion, Defaming The English Martyrs, Francis Rallies The Forces Of Antichrist, Where Does One Begin? part three.

Reinhard Marx?

Well, other than being Ratzinger/Benedict's hand-picked appointee as the conciliar "archbishop"of his own native country's Munich and Freising that he once headed between March 24, 1977, prior to being promoted by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul to the Congregation for the Deformation, Destruction and Deconstruction of the Catholic Faith in November of 1981, Commissar Marx had the following to say a few months ago that should remind those "pining for Benedict" the way that delusional "conservatives" are pining for the statist war monger named George Walker Bush that they live in a world full of delusion:

(Munich) The Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, has proclaimed Christianity without hell and purgatory, only with more paradise, so to speak, a Christian spa. Cardinal Marx belongs to the eight-member Cardinal advisory which Pope Francis appointed on 13 April to advise him on the management of the Church. Cardinal Marx represents Europe. Marx is also the Chairman of the Commission of the Bishops 'Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and in the spring of 2014 a contender for the presidency of the German Bishops' Conference.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx held a spiritual talk on 9 November in Erding, Bavaria, a spiritual talk on "Resurrection". Here, the Cardinal tried to explain the Christian doctrine of resurrection: "Every person is a unique, eternal thought of God, who must be thought of to the end and can not disintegrate into nothingness." And further: "If God wanted everyone from all eternity and love, you everything can't be over in death".

But then the Cardinal faltered. The Christian belief in the resurrection depends, says Archbishop Marx, "that we believe God is possible." God's existence only as a "possibility"? As the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising himself puts it, the Cardinal continued by saying, if you trust the words of Christ, "Then the hope is justified that our death opens a gate to something indestructible."

Today, said the Cardinal, many have a "cramped relationship" to death and the belief in the resurrection has become "weak". "We need to see everything, to touch everything, to understand it." The Church must oppose to that "strong rites and symbols" laying out the coffin in the church, such as at a Requiem for a deceased. Children also should not deter you from confrontation with death, for example, the sight of a deceased person, but must enable them to encounter them and accompany them in this. "Therefore, the Church, and we can witness to that, that at death a change takes place and we are not before a cold nothingness," Marx said. The practice of the Church must make the hope of the resurrection visible, reports the Archbishop.

The resurrection says the Cardinal, that God gives us the assurance that He will transform  and lead us with His help  to the end, "but without moralizing and without a hell of torture, imprisonment and a burning oven". The Church caused this with pictures like that of purgatory and hell, fear of death. Not only that, the Church must "repent" for this scaremongering images that a malicious invention will be obvious to Catholics, Cardinal Marx. In the Cardinal's words, "and for that we need to repent." And you wonder where the Cardinal actually lives. After half a century of the  abolition of the sign of hell, the problem is not the belief that there is a hell, but that many Christians no longer believe in the existence of hell and purgatory.

Finally, the Cardinal proffered a logical conclusion to universal salvation: Because Jesus went about not to enumerate sins, but to pledge every man to healing and salvation. "The Church must completely drive out fear ," emphasized Cardinal Marx. To imagine what would come after death, the person needs images, "but this must be images of confidence, hope, images and help to continue on, even if they can not give us a definitive answer." What the Archbishop did was give the impression that the Church has not allowed in its two thousand year history, a great show to salvation, redemption and salvation of souls. (Commissar Marx Corrects Our Lord and Abolishes Hell and Purgatory. See also Jorge Says Party Hearty, part two.)

Marx, who is one of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Commissars, also disparaged traditionally-minded Catholics in the conciliar structures when he said the following:


“According to the Prelate, Benedict XVI is a theologian who ‘has never stopped being curious about and admiring everything God made.’ in the same way, he stressed, man must continue to discover the Gospel as the novelty by antonomasia: ‘The traditionalists venerate the old, they are guardians of a museum. We must not, however, guard the richness in a museum; we must not look for a restoration, but instead for a rebirth, for a renewal of the faith and Catholic life, a renewal of the Church as a whole and of each individual.’ The Catholic faith is ‘the greatest adventure of the human spirit, but it is also demanding and wants to take us farther.’” (As found at: Reinhard Marx's Museum. See also Let's Look At Life Outside Of The "Museum").

Gerhard Ludwig Muller, another hand-picked Ratzinger/Benedict appointee, may not be in much favor with Bergoglio. However, he is nevertheless a complete apostate who has denied the Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary ( (see Deft? Daft Is More Like It, part two, Daft? Deft Is More Like It, part three, Does The Defense of Catholic Truth Matter To You?, When Will The Madness End?, part one and Memo To Bishop Fellay: Ratzinger/Benedict Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Loves Gerhard Ludwig Muller), something that did not faze Ratzinger/Benedict in the slightest as he has used his own clever devices to do this as well.

Thus it is that those attempting to find "space" between Bergoglio's newly named non-cardinals and Ratzinger/Benedict will find that there is virtually none.

What the Argentine Apostate is doing, however, is to send a clear signal that the program he outlined in Evangelii Gaudium, November 26, 2013 (see Jorge and Oscar's False Gospel of False Joy, part one, Jorge and Oscar's False Gospel of False Joy, part two, Jorge and Oscar's False Gospel of False Joy, part three, Jorge and Oscar's False Gospel of False Joy, part four, Jorge and Oscar's False Gospel of False Joy, part five, Jorge and Oscar's False Gospel of False Joy, part six and Jorge and Oscar's False Gospel of False Joy, part seven), is his framework for taking the conciliar revolution to its ultimate conclusion.

By choosing the men that he did to be members of the conciliar college of non-cardinals, Bergoglio is explaining that he wants men after his own Jacobin heart, that is, men who are willing to put aside "doctrine" in order to show "mercy" and to focus on the "needs" of this world rather than on eternity. All matters of doctrine and fixed pastoral praxis based upon it are subject to re-examination and re-evaluation in light of alleged "pastoral necessities."

Whether or not those "pining for Benedict" realize it, this is simply the ultimate conclusion of the revolution their man from Bavaria helped to engineer as a peritus (expert) at the "Second" Vatican Council fifty years ago. Although Ratzinger/Benedict thought that the could control the course of the revolution, that control was bound to end as soon as he left the conciliar "papacy" on February 28, 2013. There is nothing fixed, nothing stable about Modernism.

Indeed, heresy of its very nature must give rise to further "innovations" in the name of "progress" and, in the case of Bergoglio, false mercy and false charity and false joy. The counterfeit church of conciliarism is being transformed more and more into an ape of the heretical and schismatic Anglican sect, whose non-bishops decide matters of "doctrine" by means of "votes" and who are always open to "adapting" the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law to the alleged exigencies of the "real world" as it is said to exist.  Sterile sacramental rites must lead to the abandonment of all semblance of Christian faith, resulting in a pantheism that is a poorly disguised worship of man himself.

The hour is late. Very late.

Keep praying your Rosaries. Believe me, this is all going to get worse and worse in human terms. We must simply do our part to offer up the trials of the present moment as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, ever confident that that same Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph in the end.

Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!

Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!


Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.

Saint Hillary of Poitiers, pray for us.

Saint Felix, pray for us.


Appendix A

Joseph Ratzinger's Condemned Views on Dogmatic Evolution

1971: "In theses 10-12, the difficult problem of the relationship between language and thought is debated, which in post-conciliar discussions was the immediate departure point of the dispute.

The identity of the Christian substance as such, the Christian 'thing' was not directly ... censured, but it was pointed out that no formula, no matter how valid and indispensable it may have been in its time, can fully express the thought mentioned in it and declare it unequivocally forever, since language is constantly in movement and the content of its meaning changes. (Fr. Ratzinger: Dogmatic formulas must always change.)

1990: 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, cited at Card. Ratzinger: The teachings of the Popes against Modernism are obsolete)

It is precisely in this combination of continuity and discontinuity at different levels that the very nature of true reform consists. In this process of innovation in continuity we must learn to understand more practically than before that the Church's decisions on contingent matters - for example, certain practical forms of liberalism or a free interpretation of the Bible - should necessarily be contingent themselves, precisely because they refer to a specific reality that is changeable in itself. It was necessary to learn to recognize that in these decisions it is only the principles that express the permanent aspect, since they remain as an undercurrent, motivating decisions from within.

On the other hand, not so permanent are the practical forms that depend on the historical situation and are therefore subject to change
. (Christmas greetings to the Members of the Roman Curia and Prelature, December 22, 2005.)

Appendix B

The Catholic Church's Consistent Condemnation of Joseph Ratzinger's Views on Dogmatic Evolution

  • For the doctrine of the faith which God has revealed is put forward
    • not as some philosophical discovery capable of being perfected by human intelligence,
    • but as a divine deposit committed to the spouse of Christ to be faithfully protected and infallibly promulgated.
  • Hence, too, that meaning of the sacred dogmas is ever to be maintained which has once been declared by holy mother church, and there must never be any abandonment of this sense under the pretext or in the name of a more profound understanding.

God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever be in opposition to truth.

The appearance of this kind of specious contradiction is chiefly due to the fact that either: the dogmas of faith are not understood and explained in accordance with the mind of the church, or unsound views are mistaken for the conclusions of reason.

Therefore we define that every assertion contrary to the truth of enlightened faith is totally false. . . .

3. If anyone says that it is possible that at some time, given the advancement of knowledge, a sense may be assigned to the dogmas propounded by the church which is different from that which the church has understood and understands: let him be anathema.

And so in the performance of our supreme pastoral office, we beseech for the love of Jesus Christ and we command, by the authority of him who is also our God and saviour, all faithful Christians, especially those in authority or who have the duty of teaching, that they contribute their zeal and labour to the warding off and elimination of these errors from the church and to the spreading of the light of the pure faith.

But since it is not enough to avoid the contamination of heresy unless those errors are carefully shunned which approach it in greater or less degree, we warn all of their duty to observe the constitutions and decrees in which such wrong opinions, though not expressly mentioned in this document, have been banned and forbidden by this holy see. (Pope Pius IX, Vatican Council, Session III, Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic Faith, Chapter 4, On Faith and Reason, April 24, 1870. SESSION 3 : 24 April 1.)

Hence it is quite impossible [the Modernists assert] to maintain that they [dogmatic statements] absolutely contain the truth: for, in so far as they are symbols, they are the images of truth, and so must be adapted to the religious sense in its relation to man; and as instruments, they are the vehicles of truth, and must therefore in their turn be adapted to man in his relation to the religious sense. But the object of the religious sense, as something contained in the absolute, possesses an infinite variety of aspects, of which now one, now another, may present itself. In like manner he who believes can avail himself of varying conditions. Consequently, the formulas which we call dogma must be subject to these vicissitudes, and are, therefore, liable to change. Thus the way is open to the intrinsic evolution of dogma. Here we have an immense structure of sophisms which ruin and wreck all religion. (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.)

Fourthly, I sincerely hold that the doctrine of faith was handed down to us from the apostles through the orthodox Fathers in exactly the same meaning and always in the same purport. Therefore, I entirely reject the heretical' misrepresentation that dogmas evolve and change from one meaning to another different from the one which the Church held previously. . . .

Finally, I declare that I am completely opposed to the error of the modernists who hold that there is nothing divine in sacred tradition; or what is far worse, say that there is, but in a pantheistic sense, with the result that there would remain nothing but this plain simple fact-one to be put on a par with the ordinary facts of history-the fact, namely, that a group of men by their own labor, skill, and talent have continued through subsequent ages a school begun by Christ and his apostles. I firmly hold, then, and shall hold to my dying breath the belief of the Fathers in the charism of truth, which certainly is, was, and always will be in the succession of the episcopacy from the apostles. The purpose of this is, then, not that dogma may be tailored according to what seems better and more suited to the culture of each age; rather, that the absolute and immutable truth preached by the apostles from the beginning may never be believed to be different, may never be understood in any other way.

I promise that I shall keep all these articles faithfully, entirely, and sincerely, and guard them inviolate, in no way deviating from them in teaching or in any way in word or in writing. Thus I promise, this I swear, so help me God. (The Oath Against Modernism, September 1, 1910.)

Moreover they assert that when Catholic doctrine has been reduced to this condition, a way will be found to satisfy modern needs, that will permit of dogma being expressed also by the concepts of modern philosophy, whether of immanentism or idealism or existentialism or any other system. Some more audacious affirm that this can and must be done, because they hold that the mysteries of faith are never expressed by truly adequate concepts but only by approximate and ever changeable notions, in which the truth is to some extent expressed, but is necessarily distorted. Wherefore they do not consider it absurd, but altogether necessary, that theology should substitute new concepts in place of the old ones in keeping with the various philosophies which in the course of time it uses as its instruments, so that it should give human expression to divine truths in various ways which are even somewhat opposed, but still equivalent, as they say. They add that the history of dogmas consists in the reporting of the various forms in which revealed truth has been clothed, forms that have succeeded one another in accordance with the different teachings and opinions that have arisen over the course of the centuries. (Pope Pius XII, Humani Generis, August 12, 1950.)



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