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                 November 20, 2009

Refusing To Take Ratzinger At His Word

by Thomas A. Droleskey

Those who desire to believe that that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI is a friend of "Tradition" must close their eyes and stop up their ears and shut their mouths as he does all manner of things that offend the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity.

Just consider some of the things that Ratzinger has done and said as "Benedict XVI:"

  1. Ratzinger/Benedict denies the nature of dogmatic truth, cleaving to  philosophically absurd notion that dogmatic truth can never be expressed adequately at any one point in time, that each expression of dogma is necessarily "conditioned" by the historical circumstances in which it was pronounced. Condemned by the [First] Vatican Council, Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907, and The Oath Against Modernism, and by Pope Pius XII in Humani Generis, August 12, 1950.
  2. Ratzinger/Benedict believes in an ecclesiology of "full" and "partial" communion that flies in the face of the teaching of the Catholic Church, a teaching documented so well by His Excellency Bishop Donald Sanborn in The New Ecclesiology: An Overview and The New Ecclesiology: Documentation and Communion: Ratzinger's Ecumenical One-World Church).
  3. Ratzinger/Benedict specifically rejects the "ecumenism of the return," thereby making a mockery of the exhortations of one true pope after another for such a return of non-Catholics to the true Church.
  4. Ratzinger/Benedict embraces concilairism's definition of "religious liberty" as he praises the nonexistent ability of false religions to "contribute" to the "betterment" of nations and the world. Condemned by Pope Pius VII in Post Tam Diuturnas, April 29, 1814, Pope Gregory XVI in Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832, and by Pope Pius IX in Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864.)
  5. Ratzinger/Benedict endorses the "separation of Church and State," a thesis called absolutely false by Pope Saint Pius X in Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906, and rejects the obligation of the civil state to recognize the Catholic Church as its official religion and to pursue the common temporal good in light of man's Last End, an obligation reiterated by pope after pope following the rise of the religiously indifferentist civil state of Modernity.
  6. Ratzinger/Benedict, therefore, falls into the category of a social modernist described by Pope Pius XI in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922 (see: The Binding Nature of Catholic Social Teaching).
  7. Ratzinger/Benedict has entered one mosque and two synagogues, engaging in acts of apostasy and blasphemy as he, who believes himself to be the Vicar of Christ on earth, has permitted himself to be treated as an inferior as he has treated places of false worship that are hideous to God as worthy of respect, thereby scandalizing His little ones no end.
  8. Ratzinger/Benedict has termed Mount Hiei in Japan, where the adherents of the Tendei sect of Buddhism, worship their devils, as "sacred."
  9. Joseph Ratzinger has long rejected the official philosophy of the Catholic Church, the Scholasticism of Saint Thomas Aquinas, in favor of the condemned precepts of the so-called "New Theology," the subject of an article, The Memories of a Destructive Mind: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's Milestones, on a Society of Saint Pius X website that may well "disappear"--along with other "damaging" citations that will have to be removed as part of the conciliar process of "purification of memory"--once a formal "regularization" takes place. (See also: Attempting to Coerce Perjury.)
  10. Ratzinger/Benedict holds to a view of the Doctrine of Justification that, in essence, hinges on the belief that the Fathers of the Council of Trent, who met under the influence and protection of God the Holy Ghost, were wrong (as is explained in Attempting to Coerce Perjury.)
  11. Ratzinger/Benedict has called for a "world political authority" that violates the sovereignty of nation-states and is based in a concept of universal "brotherhood" and a "respect" for all religions that is nothing other than Judeo-Masonic-Communistic. (See Give Me Two Bayers, Please and Two More Bayers, Please.)
  12. Ratzinger/Benedict has wished a "blessing" on the Marxist-trained, pro-abortion statist named Barack Hussein Obama and on all his work.
  13. Ratzinger/Benedict has permitted the Vatican's semi-official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, to publish articles praising Harry Potter, John Lennon, Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Oscar Wilde, Barack Hussein Obama, and John Calvin. (See Yesterdays Evils, L'Osservatore Del Naturalista, L'Osservatore Marxista, L'Osservatore Occulto, L'Osservatore del Calvinista, Urbanely Accepting Evil, Still Urbanely Accepting Evil.)
  14. Ratzinger/Benedict has refused to discipline or even contradict conciliar "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch, the head of the conciliar "bishops'" conference in the Federal Republic of Germany, after Zollitsch denied, on Holy Saturday, April 11, 2009, of all days, that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died on the wood of the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins. Here is just a little chart to demonstrate exactly how long that Ratzinger/Benedict has remained silent about the heretical and blasphemous comment:

    The total number of days between Saturday, April 11th, 2009 and Friday, November 20th, 2009 is 223 days.

    This is equal to exactly 7 months and 9 days.

    The total time span from 2009-04-11 to 2009-11-20 is 5,352 hours.

    This is equivalent to 321,120 minutes.

    You can also convert 223 days to 19,267,200 seconds. (This is a long time, my friends, to be silent about this heresy.) Our Lady as a sulky, moody teenager, thus denying the doctrinal effects of her perfect integrity of body and soul as a result of her Immaculate Conception, to make its world premiere at the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican on Sunday, November 26, 2006. (Easy for Blasphemers to Endorse Blasphemy, Preserved from All Sin, Filled with All Grace, and Conciliarism's Blindness Inducing Acid.)

  15. Ratzinger/Benedict has praised the pantheistic evolutionist named Teilhard de Chardin (see Revealing His Inner Teilhard Yet Again.)
  16. Ratzinger/Benedict has repeatedly spoken in pantheistic terms about evolutionism and the ideology of environmentalism (Listen to the Voice of God.)
  17. Ratzinger/Benedict has repeatedly spoken out against the death penalty in full contradiction of the consistent teaching of the Catholic Church in her explication of the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law.
  18. Ratzinger/Benedict has defamed the memory of the English Martyrs by permitting "conservative" Anglicans to seek entry into his own false church by retaining "traditions" that arose in a rejection and corruption of Catholic Faith and Worship (see Defaming The English Martyrs and Still Defaming The English Martyrs.)
  19. Ratzinger/Benedict treats the leaders of false religions as valid "ministers" of God and accords them full public honors as he praised the nonexistent ability of their false beliefs to "contribute" to the building of a "better world."
  20. Ratzinger/Benedict approved the "beatification" of Father Antonio Rosmini, forty of whose propositions were condemned personally by Pope Leo XIII before the then "Cardinal" Ratzinger" reversed those condemnations in 2001, to give credence to his own New Theology that was condemned by Pope Pius XII in Humani Generis, August 12, 1950. (See Beatifying Their Own.)


Obviously, this list could go on and on. It is supremely ironic that Bishop Bernard Fellay, the Superior-General of the Society of Saint Pius X, has authorized "negotiations" to take place with representatives of the counterfeit church of conciliarism so that his own community, founded on an entirely false ecclesiology of the "resist and recognize" movement, to make it possible for the Society of Saint Pius X to "reconcile" itself to a "church" that countenances "papal" statements and beliefs and actions such as those just listed.

Alas, the goal of  Summorum Pontificum, June 7, 2007, has been clear to many of us from the beginning: to convince traditionally-minded Catholics to acquiesce in the face of these defections from the Faith and/or blasphemes and sacrileges in order to have a modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition offered, at least for the most part, by men who are not legitimately ordained priests of the Catholic Church. Just as many "conservative" Catholics have looked the other way over the past three decades or so at doctrinal and liturgical abuses in their dioceses because their local conciliar "bishop" prays at an abortuary once a month, so has it become increasingly the case that Catholics who used to howl and bay at the moon in face of these doctrinal and liturgical abuses (obviously, the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service is the liturgical abuse par excellence) have been rendered as mute as the Don Diego de la Vega's butler, Bernardo, in the Zorro television series.

Having the "Mass" under any and all circumstances, including those wherein the Faith is perverted and distorted and when perversely sinful behavior is promoted under the aegis of diocesan conferences by means of the slogans of "diversity" and "tolerance" and "compassion," has become for many, although not all, traditionally-minded Catholics yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism as the "irreducible minimum of the Faith" that requires absolute and utter silence in the face of blasphemy, sacrilege, apostasy and the promotion of unrepentant, perversely sinful behavior in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.

These words of Pope Leo the Great apply to those who think that it is a "virtue" to remain silent in the face of offenses against the Faith in order to "maintain" a modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition that is offered, at least for the most part, by make-believe priests who are answerable to make-believe bishops:

But it is vain for them to adopt the name of catholic, as they do not oppose these blasphemies: they must believe them, if they can listen so patiently to such words. (Pope Saint Leo the Great, Epistle XIV, To Anastasius, Bishop of Thessalonica, St. Leo the Great | Letters 1-59 )


It has long been the goal of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI to purchase the silence of traditionally-minded Catholics in the conciliar structures concerning the apostasies and innovations and novelties of conciliarism, which include, of course, the actual daily practices and allocutions of the conciliar "pontiffs" and their conciliar "bishops" and their appointees. As I have noted in several recent commentaries, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI meant every word of the following passage from Principles of Catholic Theology when it was written, and he has been putting these words into practice ever since he became the conciliar church's "successor" to Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II on April 19, 2005:

Among the more obvious phenomena of the last years must be counted the increasing number of integralist groups in which the desire for piety, for the sense of mystery, is finding satisfaction. We must be on our guard against minimizing these movements. Without a doubt, they represent a sectarian zealotry that is the antithesis of Catholicity. We cannot resist them too firmly. (Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology, pp. 389-390)


Those who desire to take refuge in the false, self-serving, positivist and delusional belief that Ratzinger/Benedict has changed must reckon with his, Ratzinger/Benedict's, own statement that he is the same now, at least substantially, as he has been always, which means that he is the same committed conciliar revolutionary now as he was when he served as a peritus ("expert") at the "Second" Vatican Council:

I've been taken apart various times: in my first phase as professor and in the intermediate phase, during my first phase as Cardinal and in the successive phase. Now comes a new division. Of course circumstances and situations and even people influence you because you take on different responsibilities. Let's say that my basic personality and even my basic vision have grown, but in everything that is essential I have remained identical. I'm happy that certain aspects that weren't noticed at first are now coming into the open. (Interview with Bayerische Rundfunk (ARD), ZDF, Deutsche Welle and Vatican Radio)


Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI is on a veritable "crusade" to institutionalize the errors of the "Second" Vatican Council by means of his insane, logically absurd and dogmatically condemned "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity." He is using the precepts of the condemned "new theology" as the means to "strip away" what he considers to be the "corrupting" "filter" provided by Saint Thomas Aquinas and Scholasticism so that he, Ratzinger/Benedict, can attempt to coerce perjury out of Saint Paul the Apostle and the Fathers of the Church to make them serve as "witnesses" in behalf of conciliarism's various apostasies (false ecumenism, inter-religious "prayer" services, the new ecclesiology, a Lutheran view of the Doctrine of Justification, religious liberty, separation of Church and State, episcopal collegiality). And Ratzinger/Benedict is, reports have had it throughout the course of the current year, 2009, earnest in his desire to effect the "reform of the reform" that will, in time, eclipse the "need" for the modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition and thus consolidate the conciliar doctrinal revolution in a liturgical form that will be "acceptable" to large numbers of traditionally-minded Catholics who are so tired of fighting the Novus Ordo battles that they are willing to "settle" for the "reform of the reform" no matter the cost to the Faith itself.

Many traditionally-minded Catholics attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism have refused to take conciliar officials, including Ratzinger/Benedict himself, at their word when they have said that there will be a "reform of the reform" that will replace the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service and the modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition. These conciliar officials have told us that this is so. Why have those who have been promoting Ratzinger/Benedict as a "friend" of "Tradition" been so obstinate in refusing to believe that the conciliar officials mean what they so, that the modernized version of the Missale Romanum promulgated by Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII in 1961 and 1962, which was only in effect in the conciliar church until Sunday, November 29, 1964, will be emerged, if not in toto then in many respects, with a reformed version of the Novus Ordo service.

The following statements that have been reported in the past two years since the issuance of Summorum Pontificum take on additional significance accurately reflect the mind of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI:

Father Lombardi continued: "Neither the Missal of Pius V and John XXIII -- used by a small minority -- nor that of Paul VI -- used today with much spiritual fruit by the greatest majority -- will be the final 'law of prayer' of the Catholic Church. (Zenit, July 15, 2007.)

From this point of view, then, the new prayer for the Jews in the liturgy in the ancient rite does not weaken, but postulates an enrichment of the meaning of the prayer in use in the modern rite. Exactly like in other cases, it is the modern rite that postulates an enriching evolution of the ancient rite. In a liturgy that is perennially alive, as the Catholic liturgy is, this is the meaning of the coexistence between the two rites, ancient and modern, as intended by Benedict XVI with the motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum."

This is a coexistence that is not destined to endure, but to fuse in the future "in a single Roman rite once again," taking the best from both of these. This is what then-cardinal Ratzinger wrote in 2003 – revealing a deeply held conviction – in a letter to an erudite representative of Lefebvrist traditionalism, the German philologist Heinz-Lothar Barth. (Sandro Magister, A Bishop and a Rabbi Defend the Prayer for the Salvation of the Jews.)


"Monsignor" Guido Pozzo, the Secretary of the Ecclesia Dei Commission of the conciliar church's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has said that there indeed a "reform of the "reform" in the works, although it is not clear, contrary to some published reports that are not always reliable and have a tendency to distort the news in sensationalized terms, that the "reform of the reform" would entirely place the modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition. It is clear, however, that substantial elements from the Novus Ordo will be introduced into the remnant of the John XXIII Missale Romanum that will make it very hard to distinguish between it and the "reform" of the Novus Ordo itself. Pozzo said the following in an interview in L'Homme Nouveau that was found on a "conservative" website:

On a more general note, how does your work fit in as part of a "reform the reform"?

The idea of a "reform of the liturgical reform" has been suggested on several occasions by the then Cardinal Ratzinger. If I recall correctly, he added that this reform would not be the result of the administrative work of a commission of experts, but it would require maturation in the life and very whole reality connected with the Church.

I think that at the point where one arrived from there, it is essential to act in the line which the Holy Father indicated in the explanatory letter of motu proprio on the use of the Roman liturgy prior to the reform of 1970, namely that "the two forms of usage of the Roman Rite can be mutually enriching" and that "what was sacred to previous generations remains sacred and great for us, and not a thing suddenly entirely forbidden or even considered harmful. It is good for all of us to preserve the riches which have grown in faith and prayer of the Church, and give them their proper place. " Thus spoke the Holy Father.

To promote this line then means to contribute indeed to this maturation in the life and the liturgical conscience, which could be, in a not too distant future, a “reform of the reform”. What is essential today is to recover the deeper sense of the Catholic liturgy, in the two uses of the Roman missal, in the sacred character of the liturgical action, in the centrality of the priest as mediator between God and the Christian people, in the sacrificial character of the Holy Mass as an essential dimension from which derives the dimension of communion. (Msgr. Guido Pozzo, the Motu Proprio and the Reform of the Reform: An Interview in L'Homme Nouveau.)


The details of the putative "Benedictine" "missal" may be years away from being made public. Ratzinger/Benedict may never live long enough to issue his "missal." It is nevertheless interesting, however, to note that Ratzinger/Benedict is demonstrating that he meant it in his "explanatory letter" to the conciliar "bishops" that accompanied the issuance of Summorum Pontificum when he wrote the following:

It is true that there have been exaggerations and at times social aspects unduly linked to the attitude of the faithful attached to the ancient Latin liturgical tradition. Your charity and pastoral prudence will be an incentive and guide for improving these. For that matter, the two Forms of the usage of the Roman Rite can be mutually enriching: new Saints and some of the new Prefaces can and should be inserted in the old Missal.  The “Ecclesia Dei” Commission, in contact with various bodies devoted to the usus antiquior, will study the practical possibilities in this regard. The celebration of the Mass according to the Missal of Paul VI will be able to demonstrate, more powerfully than has been the case hitherto, the sacrality which attracts many people to the former usage.  The most sure guarantee that the Missal of Paul VI can unite parish communities and be loved by them consists in its being celebrated with great reverence in harmony with the liturgical directives. This will bring out the spiritual richness and the theological depth of this Missal. (Letter to the "Bishops" that accompanies the Motu Proprio Summorum)


That is, those Motu communities and 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," whose cause for "beatification" and "canonization" is, according to press reports, proceeding very rapidly now (Pope John Paul II's Sainthood on Fast Track). This "feast" will not be an "optional memorial," to use the parlance of the Novus Ordo rubrics. 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.

Indeed, some of these people, 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"? Consider also the list of maledictors he appointed as "ordinaries" to the world's dioceses under conciliar captivity (Thank You, John Paul II).

Celebrate his "feast day" in the Motu communities? No wonder The Great Facade is not being reprinted.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In February 1982, he presided over a "dance" Mess in Libreville.
  4. On December 11, 1983, he preached in a Lutheran church at Rome.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. In 1985, he told 50,000 Moslems in Morocco: "We and you believe in the same God, the one God and the only God."
  8. In August 1985, he presided over "dance" Messes in Cameroon and Garoua.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. 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.
  16. On February 4, 1993, he engaged in dialogues with the high priests and witch doctors of Voodoo.
  17. 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.
  18. In 1995, he approved the building of the first Mohammedan minaret in Rome.
  19. In 1995, he took part in the official Smoking Ceremony at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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)
  23. 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.
  24. 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)
  25. 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)
  26. 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)
  27. 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.
  28. 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)
  29. 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."
  30. 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.
  31. 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 way in which Wojtyla lost the faith as a teenager (see "Connecting" with Betrayal) or 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, Italian)

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.

For those who want to live in blissful ignorance, however, such a "feast day" will be accepted without complaint. Changes to the 1961-1962 Missal of Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII will be accepted without a peep. And if it turns out that the "Benedictine" "missal" does indeed become a reality, there will be few complaints in a decade or so when some future conciliar "pope," barring Divine intervention before that time to place a true Catholic on the Throne of Saint Peter once again, issues his own "missal" to institutionalize the "reform of the reform" once and for all as the vestigial shell of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition is consigned finally to a few odd nooks and crannies in the One World Ecumenical Church.

After all, one can get a pretty "reverent" simulation of the liturgy in an "Anglo-Catholic" setting in the "worldwide Anglican Communion" without having to subscribe to everything contained in the Deposit of Faith as It has been entrusted by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ exclusively to the Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication. The same is true now in the Motu world. It will be even truer if the "Benedictine" "missal" becomes a reality and all remaining voices of traditionally-minded Catholics who are attached to the counterfeit church of conciliarism are invited to accept this "missal" as they cease and desist from all opposition to the letter and the spirit of conciliarism.

This is what the Society of Saint Pius X will "get" for being "recognized" by the "pope" and the "bishops" they have "resisted" up until now. They will be as neutralized as every over indult/Motu community has been.


We fight for the Catholic Faith in Its entirety without any taint of corruption by or compromise with conciliarism. A "Mass" that is designed to institutionalize conciliarism in the name of an insane "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" is nothing about which to celebrate or rejoice. Indeed, such a "reform of the reform" is merely another conciliar game designed to convince Catholics that there is some way of making "stable" and "permanent" doctrinal and liturgical revolutions whose antecedent roots were condemned by pope after pope prior to 1958 and which have shown themselves to be enemies of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and of the souls for whom He offered Himself up to His Co-Eternal and Co-Equal Father on the wood of the Holy Cross.

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 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. Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI must be taken at his word, however, when he says that he wishes to "merge" elements of the Novus Ordo service into the modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition so as to "legitimize" the "Second" Vatican Council and the "magisterium" of the conciliar "pontiffs," including himself, in the minds of those who have an attached 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 on the day prior to the Feast of her Presentation, 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.

What are we waiting for?

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.

See also: A Litany of Saints

Saint Felix of Valois, pray for us.

Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?



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