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January 13, 2005

Pray for the Consecration of Russia

by Thomas A. Droleskey

As I noted five months ago in the last article of mine that was posted on the Seattle Catholic site, the press of business associated with running Christ the King College is pretty much all-consuming. That particular piece, "Never Lose Focus on the Complete Picture," contained an explanation as to why contributions to this site, Christ or Chaos, would be decreasing somewhat in the months that followed. One of the things I emphasized in the article was the fact that a lot of good people tend to get lost in the "trees" of the forest, so to speak, getting themselves all worked up over this or that manifestation of problems in the Church and in the world rather than focusing on the proximate causes of those problems. Having spent many years writing numerous articles on the "trees," I indicated that there was really nothing else new to say, that a continuation of the volume of articles I had produced in the past would be an exercise in tedious redundancy that would be of no particular use to anyone. Although we will be publishing at some point this year a collection of my political commentaries, there is really no need to repeat anew points that have been made ad infinitum in the past.

What is true about political matters is also true of the problems in the Church. How many ways can one denounce the various manifestations of ecumenism without parodying himself? What rational good is served by continuing to point out the obvious, especially to those who refuse to see that the Church's human elements have been infected with the errors of Modernity and Modernism? If the anthology of my political commentaries generates sufficient income, an anthology of articles dealing with strictly ecclesiastical matters will be published at some point in the future. Readers will find that such articles contained in such an anthology have said many of the same things over and over and over again. As I noted in August of 2004, I believe that my time, which is not as free now as when I was single, is used most profitably by securing the foundations of Christ the King College in order that many generation of traditional Catholics will be able to profit from the perennial teaching of the true Church presented in our courses.

Still and all, though, I do continue to get requests from people to comment on this or that "tree." As past commentaries have really dealt with most of the major problems that well-meaning people have brought to my attention in recent months, there is no need to beat the proverbial dead horse. A few brief reflections on some matters are offered in this particular article by means of reiterating points that have been made in the past, especially in my commentaries about the sacrileges that took place in the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima on May 5, 2004.

Item 1: A dispatch from Zenit, dated January 12, 2005:

VATICAN CITY, JAN. 12, 2005 ( Zenit.org ).- An international conference here is focusing on "the resources for peace in traditional religions," which are frequently and inaccurately referred to as "animist."

The meeting at the Vatican, which began today and ends Saturday, is promoted by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, whose president is Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald.

Conferees are analyzing "the contributions that can be made to peace by followers of tribal cults, spread throughout the continents, especially in Africa, where their number is estimated at 60 million," Vatican Radio reported.

Archbishop Fitzgerald explained that "when we speak of traditional religions, we are thinking of ethnic or tribal religions, that is, those that have developed in a specific ethnic group and which, therefore, are different from the world religions, which go beyond national borders."

"When we speak of traditional religions, we often think primarily of Africa," he explained on Vatican Radio. "But they are not only in Africa. There is the whole spirituality of the Indians in Latin America. There is also the African religion that has gone to Latin America."

These religions are also present in Asia. "In India, they are called 'tribal' and they have their particular spirituality, while in the Philippines followers of traditional religions live in the hills and mountains," he added.

"We avoid the word 'animist,' as it gives the idea that animism considers wind, water and animals as inhabited by spirits which demand worship: In reality, it is not so," the prelate said.

"Normally in these religions there is belief in the creator God, a supreme God, but there are also other mediating entities between God and humanity: forebears and other spirits. But it is not worship where a forest, tree, etc., is venerated. Divinity is not there," the archbishop said.

The traditional religions "are not organized in a hierarchy. Many times the 'chief' is the head of the family, who offers prayers [and] sacrifices," he added. Moreover, "they have secrets which they guard and which they don't want to talk about. However, many people have converted to Christianity, starting from the 'background' of these religions.

"The Holy Spirit inspires good everywhere and we can see good things in these traditional religions that might also help our society."

"And this is the objective of the study we are undertaking: to see what are the values of these religions for today's society, for peace," Archbishop Fitzgerald added.

"Participants in this congress are all Catholics, experts in traditional religions. There are no followers of these religions, as it is somewhat difficult to engage in direct dialogue with them." ZE05011207

Comment: See "Making Room for Baal and His Friends," The Remnant, November 15, 2003. See also "No Peace Without Christ" on this website. In other words, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald is propagating Pope John Paul II's conciliarist error that there can be peace in the world without reference to the Divine Redeemer and without the necessity of inviting all people in the world into the true Church founded by Him upon the Rock of Saint Peter. This is one of the principal errors of Modernity: indifference to the Incarnation and to the Deposit of Faith Our Lord has entrusted to His Mystical Bride, the Church. This is one of the principal errors of Modernism, condemned by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Domenici Gregis on September 8, 1907. This conciliarist error of the ability of false religions to produce "peace" and that they are instruments of God was condemned by Pope Pius IX in The Syllabus of Errors. Pope Pius XI wrote scathingly in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, issued in 1922, of the ability of men to produce peace in the world absent Our Lord and His true Church. Nothing more needs to be said. Well, maybe this: read the entirety of the Acts of the Apostles to see how Saint Peter addressed those who did not believe in Our Lord.

Item 2: A prayer on the website of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, California:

We greet you Spirit of the North.

Teach us to plant our feet securely on the earth and to see things as they really are, that the coming of your Spirit may find us standing firm in integrity. Teach us, Spirit of the North, in the solitude of winter, to wait in darkness with the sleeping earth, believing that we, like the earth, already hold within ourselves the seeds of new life.

ALL: May the deep peace of mercy be on us forgiving us, beckoning us, encouraging us; and may our readiness to forgive calm the fears.

We greet you, O Spirit of the East.

Awaken in us with each day, new hopes, new dreams of colors, loves and joys never before imagined. Fill our bodies with your breath, invigorate us. Carry us to the farthest mountains and beyond. In-spirit us that we might reach out to you boldly to grasp the miracles that are given birth with each new dawn.

ALL: May the deep peace of compassion be on us holding us close when we are weary, hurt and alone; and may we be the warm hands and warm eyes of compassion when people reach out to us in need.

We greet you Spirit of the South.

You bring the winds of summer and breathe on us the warmth of the sun to sooth and heal our bodies and our spirits. Quicken us, draw us by the urgings of your warm breath to break through the soil of our own barrenness and fear. Teach us to hold sacred the memory of the spring rains that we might have the strength to withstand the heat of the day, and not become parched and narrow in our love. Lead us to accept fatigue with resignation, knowing that life is not to be rushed, that there is no flower of the field that grows from seed to blossom in a single day.

All: May the deep peace of gentleness be on us caressing us with sunlight, rain and wind; may tenderness shine through us to warm all who are hurt and lonely.

We greet you Spirit of the West; cool our hot and tired bodies, refresh and bring laughter to our hearts. It is you who usher in the setting sun. Guide our steps at the end of day; keep us safe from evil. Fill us with your peace as you enfold us with your great mystery of night that we might rest securely In your arms until morning call us forth again.

ALL: May the deep blessing of peace be on us stilling our hearts that have fear and doubt and confusion within them; and may peace cover us and all those who are troubled and anxious. May we be peacemakers.

We greet you, Great Spirit of the Earth. It was from you we came as from a Mother; you nourish us still and give us shelter.  Teach us to walk softly on your lands, to use with care your gifts, to love with tenderness all our brothers and sisters who have been born of your goodness. And when the day comes when you call us back to yourself, help us to return to you as a friend, to find ourselves embraced, encircled and enfolded in your arms.

ALL: May the deep peace of community arise from within us, drawing us ever nearer, speaking to us of unity, true community where distinctions of persons is also oneness in being.


Comment: This is a violation of the First Commandment. This is praying to false gods. See my comment on item number one, supra. See Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928. Who's in schism with Who here, folks? The people with the mitres and crooks and staffs may hold ecclesiastical power. They have lost the Catholic Faith and have embraced the very pagan superstitions that Our Lady of Guadalupe came to eradicate and that the North American Martyrs sought to supplant with that same Faith. [The invocations to the pagan spirits were edited out of the posting on the website of the Archdiocese of San Francisco late on Thursday, January 13, 2005. The responses remained. Someone was trying to do some "damage control" after the brazen invocations to the pagan spirits had attracted worldwide attention on the internet. How sad it is that the very spirits that the Catholic martyrs of the Roman Coliseum refused to worship are considered to be fit objects of prayer invocations by employees of one chancery office after another--and that cardinals, archbishops and bishops do not summarily fire those responsible for such blatant violations of the First Commandment.]

Item 3: A logo that appears on the website of the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia. Please look at this logo before continuing on with my comment:

Indifferentist Logo

Comment: See the first two comments above. This logo, whose spirit conveys the syncretism of Walter Cardinal Kasper, was found on the Diocese of Richmond website courtesy of a link provided by attorney James Bendell. A special note is thus in order to any priests in the diocesan structure of the Diocese of Richmond: you are hamstrung in commenting publicly on this outrage. Does this logo offend Our Lord? Does this logo offend His Most Blessed Mother? Is this logo not a violation of the First Commandment by being an exercise in syncretism? How can you remain silent? Is it not time to offer pastoral help to Father Dilley at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, where the fullness of the Catholic Faith is being maintained? And is it not time for all priests in regular diocesan assignments to stop telling themselves that they do not approve of these outrages and that there is nothing they can do about them. It is time for these priests to embrace the Tradition that has been handed on to the Church by Our Lord Himself. How much compromise with evil is it going to take for good priests to stop fooling themselves and thus the sheep entrusted to their pastoral care unto eternity? A logo of this nature, which places the Mohammedan symbol above that of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, makes perfect sense when Our Lord's own Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity is profaned by being subject to the sacrilege of Communion in the hand in the Novus Ordo Missae.

Item 4: A "women's leadership" conference held at a "Catholic" university, the University of San Diego, in March of 2004:


"UNLOCKING YOUR PERSONAL POWER" was the theme of the University of San Diego's second annual women's leadership conference held the weekend of March 5-6 as part of Women's History Month.

Saturday's keynote speaker was Nancy Sasaki, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties, whose organization has masterminded the effort to remove the Boy Scouts from Balboa Park and Fiesta Island. She spoke on the topic "A Matter of Women: Leadership in America." Liberal 53rd District Democrat Congresswoman Susan Davis, who was a keynoter at last summer's North American Conference on Bisexuality, also spoke.

Other recent Women's Center-sponsored events include "Witches: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective" held February 26 in the Aromas cafe. Wicca high-priestess, Kathryn Campbell spoke at the event along with Dr. Evelyn Kirkley, an openly lesbian professor in the university's Theology and Religious Studies department

Comment: See my first three comments, supra. Who is responsible for this display of  "academic freedom" at the University of San Diego, coming just weeks after an event that celebrated perversity at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana? Pope John Paul II, that's who. He appointed the Most Reverend Robert Brom, formerly the Bishop of Duluth, Minnesota, as the Bishop of San Diego. He has maintained him in that position despite events such as these. Bishops from around the nation either participate in such events or are indifferent to them when ordinary Catholics attempt to express their outrage over them. Bishop Brom would act very swiftly to prevent any priest of the Society of Saint Pius X, the strongest organized force within the Church that has sought to preserve the transmission of the Faith from such unspeakable offenses against God, from speaking at the University of San Diego. Those promoting feminism and witchcraft are quite welcome to promote their errors, which help to unleash spiritual tsunamis in the souls of those who are bombarded with these diabolical falsehoods. It is ultimately the Pope who sits by and speaks of the "springtime of the Church" as souls of all ages are put into jeopardy by the dissemination of ideological propaganda and the superstitions of diabolically inspired practices. These things will continue unabated as long as this Pope or his successors do not govern as Catholics and seek to put an end to the apostasy that has spread throughout the Church, starting first in Rome itself.

Item 5: The promotion of Belleville, Illinois, Bishop Wilton Gregory, the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, as Archbishop of Atlanta, Georgia.

Comment: Bishop Gregory is yet another living proof that the ignominious spirit of the late Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, who suggested in an address at Hebrew University in Jerusalem almost exactly ten years ago that Saint John the Beloved was the source of anti-Semitism, is alive and well in the Catholic Church. Bernardin, who specifically had a group of perverts sing at his funeral Mass in 1996 and who permitted General Absolution to be given throughout the parishes of his archdiocese, was responsible for Father Wilton Gregory's promotion to the position of an Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Gregory headed the Bishops' Committee for the Liturgy in the early 1990s, serving as a cheerleader for the liturgical revolution. As President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop-elect Gregory has steadfastly refused requests by some bishops to examine the relationship between the recruitment of men with perverted tendencies into the priesthood and the scandals that have cost the Church in this country hundreds of millions of dollars, to say nothing of the souls of those who permitted the scandals to weaken their faith to the point of abandoning the Church. Oh, yes, Wilton Gregory gets rewarded for refusing to face the facts that most of the abuse scandals that The Wanderer, for example, has been reporting since the late 1980s, have the origin in the recruitment, promotion and protection of those engaged in repeated, unrepentant acts of perversity in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. Once again, the buck stops with Pope John Paul II.

Item 6: The promotion of the Bishop of Galveston-Houston, the Most Reverend Joseph Fiorenza, to an archbishopric.

Comment: As noted in the commentary posted on this site on January 4, 2005, Archbishop-elect Fiorenza "suspended" the courageous Father Stephen P. Zigrang for associating with a "schismatic" group, the Society of Saint Pius X. Among the "schismatic" things the Society of Saint Pius X is guilty of, according to Archbishop-elect Fiorenza, is refusing to admit the "enduring validity of the Old Covenant God made with the people of Israel." This particular heresy denies that Our Lord established a New and Eternal Testament (novi et aeterni testamenti) at the Last Supper, which was ratified by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday. Once again, it is a denial of the Apostolic work begun by the first pope, Saint Peter, on Pentecost Sunday. Believe in heresy? No problem with Pope John Paul II. Archbishop-elect Fiorenza, another protege and ideological comrade of the late Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, gets rewarded by having his diocese elevated to the status of an archdiocese, permitting him to retire as an archbishop, a title he will take with him to the grave. Father Zigrang has been rendered a non-person, to use the old Soviet terminology, in the chancery office of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The Vatican has spoken loud and clear once again.

Item 7: Michael Chertoff is appointed as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Comment: As was the case with current Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, Michael Chertoff is a pro-abort. He does not believe in homeland security for the unborn. He believes that our own home-grown weapons of mass destruction that have slaughtered over 46 million children by means of surgical abortion and countless millions by means of chemical abortifacients have a right to be used under cover of law. Chertoff's belief in abortion is no impediment to serving in the administration of the "pro-life" Chief Executive, President George W. Bush. Lost on Bush and his confederates is the simple fact that no nation that permits the slaughter of the unborn to continue unabated will ever be safe from foreign terrorists, people who have no more regard for our lives than we have for the weakest and most defenseless among us, namely, innocent children in their mothers' wombs. An article I wrote in 2001, when Ridge was appointed as Homeland Security Czar prior to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, "No Homeland Security for the Unborn," is as relevant now as it was at the time it was written. Once again, pro-life Americans continue to be played for chumps by their alleged political allies.

Item 8: No weapons of mass destruction are found in Iraq.

Comment: Ah, it's tough to comment on this one without saying, "We told you so." Our government is full of abject liars, men who believe that the ends justify whatever means are employed to pursue them. Lying? Exaggeration? Fear-mongering? No big deal. Saddam Hussein was certainly a tyrant and a butcher. As I have noted in the past, however, we kill more innocent children in a year than Hussein did in the thirty-four years he was in power as the dictator of Iraq. There was no justification for our massive invasion of Iraq and the decimation of its innocent civilians and of its infrastructure, which we are now paying billions of our own taxpayer dollars to rebuild by means of subsidizing firms like Bechtel and Halliburton. No one is talking about invading Red China, the most brutal regime on earth, one that poses a real and direct threat to the security of the United States of America? Instead, Saddam Hussein was elevated to be the most dangerous man on the planet and false claims were made to tie him to the terrorists who have now taken advantage of his overthrow to pour into Iraq in massive numbers, attacking our troops, who should never have been put in harm's way to begin with, and Iraqi citizens who are cooperating with them. Ah, the cure for the problems of the world, our leaders tell us, is democracy. Wrong. The way to ameliorate the problems of the world, each of which has its remote cause in Original Sin, is to plant the seeds for the Catholicization of the world, thus helping to provide for the true security of each nation by means of the restoration of the Social Reign of Christ the King, the ultimate fruit of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Alas, even the Holy See, which opposed quite rightly the scheme of American intervention in Iraq, is unable to stop the march of American imperialism because it appeals not to the Social Reign of Christ the King or to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary but to the "civilization of love," as noted in earlier comments in this article. Once again, the wisdom of Pope Pius XI in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio is consigned to the Orwellian memory hole.

In the midst of all of these problems we must remain steadfast in the Catholic Faith, the Faith of our fathers, not the syncretist faith of conciliarism. Although we should note with concern the problems that exist, we must be aware that there is no ready solution available to us as individuals. The problems that we are facing, both ecclesiastically and civilly, are the rotten fruit of the errors of Russia, which are really the errors of Modernity itself, masquerading under the guise of Modernism within the Church. Some Pope is actually going to have to consecrate Russia to Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart in order for these errors to cease to be spread in the Church and thus in the world. Our Lady has given us the path to authentic peace, that of her Divine Son, and it runs only through her Immaculate Heart. The peace of Christ starts in the souls of individuals by means of sanctifying grace. There can be no peace in the world unless individual Catholics, consecrated as they must be to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, are first in a state of peace with God Himself by having His very inner life dwelling within their immortal souls.

Catholics are not pessimists. Catholics are not optimists. We are neither sad nor happy idiots. We are adopted children of God by means of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Redemptive Act on the wood of the Holy Cross, which propitiatory sacrifice for sin is offered in an unbloody manner on altars of sacrifice in the Mass. We must remain ever faithful to Our Lord by clinging with all of the strength that He gives us to the authentic Tradition of the Catholic Church. This means that we must seek out the sure shelter of the Traditional Latin Mass in places where the Faith is not compromised by an institutional agreement not to criticize the Novus Ordo Missae or the policies of the Holy See. Sure, we'll be branded schismatic and disloyal for assisting at Masses offered by priests of the Society of Saint Pius X or those offered by priests such as Fathers Patrick Perez and Lawrence Smith at Our Lady Help of Christians in Garden Grove, California. We must do what is necessary to save our souls, content to wait for the rectitude of the decisions we have made in this time of genuine ecclesiastical emergency to be made manifest on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the Living and the Dead. We simply cannot turn a blind eye to the apostasy emanating from Rome and expect not to pay a heavy price on the Last Day.

Our Help of Christians, pray for us.

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