by Thomas A. Droleskey
This is what is heard (or, more accurately, not heard) from the lips of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI for the past two weeks in the aftermath of the blasphemous heresy that was mouthed by the conciliar "archbishop" of Freiburg, Germany, Robert Zollitsch, when he, on Holy Saturday, of all days, denied that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died in atonement for our sins.
(Gloria.tv: Chairman of German Bishops’ Conference denies Christ's Expiatory Death)
It was this same Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI who thundered mightily against the "Holocaust-denier," Bishop Richard Williamson of the Society of Saint Pius following the broadcast on January 21, 2009, of the latter's interview with a reporter for Swedish television. A steady stream of apologies followed. The first was made on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Then there was meeting with adherents of the Talmud, a document that blasphemes Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother, held in the Apostolic Palace on February 12, 2009, in which the false "pontiff" who dares to blaspheme God repeatedly by esteeming of the symbols of false religions and praising the nonexistent "ability" of these false religions, each of which is loathsome in the sight of God, to "contribute" to the common temporal good within nations and to "peace" among them, said the following:
The hatred and contempt for men, women and children that was manifested in the Shoah was a crime against God and against humanity. This should be clear to everyone, especially to those standing in the tradition of the Holy Scriptures, according to which every human being is created in the image and likeness of God (Gen 1:26-27). It is beyond question that any denial or minimization of this terrible crime is intolerable and altogether unacceptable. Recently, in a public audience, I reaffirmed that the Shoah must be "a warning for all against forgetfulness, denial or reductionism, because violence committed against one single human being is violence against all" (January 28, 2009). (To members of the delegation of the "Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations",February 12, 2009.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI may yet act publicly with a condemnation of "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch's denial of the fact that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died for our sins. That he did so immediately--and has not done so as of yet--is quite a contrast with how quickly and vehemently he denounced what is to be Bishop Richard Williamson's "Holocaust-denial." Ratzinger/Benedict has more concern for the "feelings" of those who hate the Faith, those who make warfare against the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as these have been entrusted by Our Lord exclusively to the Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication, those who deny Our Lord's Sacred Divinity than he has for correcting with alacrity a blasphemous heresy uttered by one of his own "archbishops."
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI said that "any denial of minimization of this terrible crime is intolerable, and altogether unacceptable," which is why he responded as quickly and forcefully as did to Bishop Williamson's remarks. He has made a point of secular history a matter of undeniable dogma to which every Catholic in the structures of his false church must adhere while he has reacted, at least thus far, with utter silence to an undeniable blasphemy uttered by one of his own "archbishops" against an absolutely undeniable dogma of the Catholic Church.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, the restorer of Tradition, the defender of the Faith? Only those who are willfully blind believe this. He has been enemy of the Catholic Faith throughout his priesthood, which is why he was under suspicion of heresy by the Holy Office of the Inquisition during the pontificate of our last true pope, Pope Pius XII. (For a review of some of Ratzinger/Benedict's defections from the Faith, please see
A Reference Resource: Ratzinger's War Against Catholicism. See also:
Benedict XVI denies Christ's Resurrection while 'affirming' it, as well as other links to important stories at The Novus Ordo Files News Archive and Analysis - Novus Ordo Watch.)
What takes so long to denounce a blasphemous denial of what Our Lord did on the wood of the Holy Cross when He offered Himself up as the one and only Holocaust to His Co-Eternal and Co-Equal Father in Spirit and in Truth in atonement for our sins? Why the false "circumspection? Does a regard for the falsehood of "episcopal collegiality" take precedence over defending immediately and in no uncertain terms the truth that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the very Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, died for our sins?
Why the silence?
Why the false circumspection?
This is what is heard (or, more accurately, not heard) from the lips of Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's official spokesman, for the past two weeks in the aftermath of the blasphemous heresy that was mouthed by the conciliar "archbishop" of Freiburg, Germany, Robert Zollitsch, when he, on Holy Saturday, of all days, denied that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died in atonement for our sins. (Gloria.tv: Chairman of German Bishops’ Conference denies Christ's Expiatory Death). Father Lombardi was quick to denounce Bishop Williamson in the name of the false "pontiff." Who holds back Father Lombardi's tongue now? Could it be none other than Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI?
This is what is heard (or, more accurately, not heard) from the lips of Walter "Kasper," the President of the
he "Pontifical" Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the President of the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, for the past two weeks in the aftermath of the blasphemous heresy that was mouthed by the conciliar "archbishop" of Freiburg, Germany, Robert Zollitsch, when he, on Holy Saturday, of all days, denied that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died in atonement for our sins. (Gloria.tv: Chairman of German Bishops’ Conference denies Christ's Expiatory Death). Father Lombardi was quick to denounce Bishop Williamson in the name of the false "pontiff." This is the same Walter Kasper who "re-dedicated" a menorah, a symbol of a false religion that is hated by God, at the new "pastoral center" in the Archdiocese of Boston to honor victims of the "holocaust" who have, Kasper claims, suffered because of the remarks made by Bishop Richard Williamson (see Mocking Our Lord on the Day of His Incarnation). Why was Kasper so quick to denounce Bishop Williamson while he has been silent in response to the blasphemous heresy uttered by his countryman, "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch? Could the reason be apostasy?
This is what is heard (or, more accurately, not heard) from the lips of Roger "Cardinal" Mahony, the reprehensible conciliar "archbishop" of Los Angeles, California, for the past two weeks in the aftermath of the blasphemous heresy that was mouthed by the conciliar "archbishop" of Freiburg, Germany, Robert Zollitsch, when he, on Holy Saturday, of all days, denied that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died in atonement for our sins. (Gloria.tv: Chairman of German Bishops’ Conference denies Christ's Expiatory Death). "Cardinal" Mahony, a protector of perverted priests and molesters and a friend of pro-abort politicians galore, went to the trouble of publicly "banning" Bishop Williamson from the facilities of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles that are in conciliar captivity, making a joint statement the those who deny the one and only Holocaust that Our Lord offered on the wood of the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins thathas been denied affirmatively by Robert Zollitsch:
In the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Williamson is hereby banned from entering any Catholic church, school or other facility, until he and his group comply fully and unequivocally with the Vatican's directives regarding the Holocaust. Later this year, I, Cardinal Mahony, will visit Israel and pay my respects to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust at the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem.
Holocaust deniers like Williamson will find no sympathetic ear or place of refuge in the Catholic Church, of which he is not --- and may never become --- a member. In rejecting the Second Vatican Council, the Society of St. Pius X and Williamson also reject Nostra Aetate ("In Our Time"), one of the most remarkable documents to come out of the Second Vatican Council. Published in 1965, the document changed forever the Catholic Church's fundamental understanding of other religions, including Jews and Judaism.
Cardinal Roger Mahony is Archbishop of Los Angeles; Gary Greenebaum is U.S. Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee; and Seth Brysk is Los Angeles Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee. A report on InterSem will appear in The Tidings' March 13 issue. (Catholic-Jewish relations: Resilient in face of Williamson episode. See also
Yes, Sir, Master Scribe.)
"Holocaust deniers like Williamson will find no sympathetic ear or place of refuge in the Catholic Church, of which he is not --- and may never become --- a member." Will
The Six Hundred Million Dollar Man, Roger Mahony ban "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch from the facilities of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles that are now in conciliar captivity for his, Zollitsch's denial of Catholic doctrine that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died for our sins on the wood of the Holy Cross?
This is what is heard (or, more accurately, not heard) from the lips of Sean "Cardinal" O'Malley, the reprehensible conciliar "archbishop" of Boston, Massachusetts, where an egregious "ecumenical" event that will gravely offend God will is currently taking place on three successive Sundays (April 22, April 29, May 6; see http://www.cathedralsaintpaul.org/interfaith-and-ecumenical-presentations-april-22-29-may-6), who called the crimes committed by the agents of the Third Reich as "the worst crime in human history (see
No Crime Is Worse Than Deicide), for the past two weeks in the aftermath of the blasphemous heresy that was mouthed by the conciliar "archbishop" of Freiburg, Germany, Robert Zollitsch, when he, on Holy Saturday, of all days, denied that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died in atonement for our sins. (Gloria.tv: Chairman of German Bishops’ Conference denies Christ's Expiatory Death).
"Cardinal" O'Malley, who maintains the "canonical" "good standing" of the likes of John F. Kerry and Edward Moore Kennedy despite their open support for such evils as baby-killing, both chemical and surgical, under cover of the civil law and for "marriages" among those who are engaged in unrepentant acts of perversity against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, called the crimes of the Third Reich the "worst" in "human history," thereby denigrating the offering that Our Lord offered on the wood of the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins thathas been denied affirmatively by Robert Zollitsch.
This is what is heard (or, more accurately, not heard) from the lips of "Archbishop" Timothy Dolan, the recently "installed" conciliar "archbishop" of New York, who aims to be a "happy bishop" (see
Making Everyone Happy Except God), for the past two weeks in the aftermath of the blasphemous heresy that was mouthed by the conciliar "archbishop" of Freiburg, Germany, Robert Zollitsch, when he, on Holy Saturday, of all days, denied that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died in atonement for our sins. (Gloria.tv: Chairman of German Bishops’ Conference denies Christ's Expiatory Death).
"Archbishop" Dolan went to great lengths when he was still the conciliar "archbishop" of the Milwaukee to apologize for the "appearance" caused by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's "lifting" of the "excommunication" imposed by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II on Bishop Richard Williamson. Timothy "I am to be a happy bishop" Dolan, who had already appointed him as the conciliar successor to Edward "Cardinal" Egan (see
Making John L Sullivan Look Like Mister Peepers), called for a meeting with Talmudic leaders in Milwaukee so as to get their "pulse" on "inter-faith" relations in the wake of the "embarrassment" caused by the "appearance" of Ratzinger/Benedict's actions:
The executive director of Milwaukee’s Jewish Council for Community Relations received an unexpected invitation last week.
Paula Simon was part of a small group of the city’s Jewish and Catholic leadership invited to the home of Archbishop Timothy Dolan, to discuss interfaith relations in the wake of Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to end the Vatican’s ban against a bishop who had denied the Holocaust. The invitation from the archbishop came just days before he, head of Milwaukee’s Catholic diocese for seven years, was named by the pope to succeed Cardinal Edward Egan as archbishop of New York City’s diocese.
“He wanted to get a pulse of the Jewish community,” Simon said. “He wanted to make sure that we understood that what the pope did did not reflect what he [Archbishop Dolan] felt.”
Simon, in a telephone interview with The Jewish Week, said the archbishop apologized for the impression given by the pope’s action that the Catholic Church condones denial of the Holocaust’s historical authenticity. “We’re embarrassed. This is inappropriate,” she reported the archbishop as saying about lifting of the excommunication of Bishop Richard Williamson, who has said the Holocaust was exaggerated and no Jews died in the Nazi gas chambers.
“He could have sent a quick note or e-mail” to express his feelings, Simon said. “It could have been done in a phone call.”
“You can’t put a value on that kind of relationship,” she told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It’s not lip service. It’s real.”
Simon cited the meeting, and the archbishop’s unsolicited outreach to Milwaukee’s Jewish community, as the latest examples of Dolan’s “personal commitment to interfaith issues” that have included one-on-one meetings with Jewish leaders as well as more formal interaction.
Other representatives of Milwaukee’s Jewish community and spokesmen for national Jewish organizations praised Archbishop Dolan as a charismatic member of the clergy who will help to restore Jewish-Catholic relations that have stalled in recent years because of several divisive issues. They said the archbishop, with a more effusive personal style, is likely to bring a new tone to interfaith activities here, which were cool under Cardinal Edward Egan, New York’s outgoing archbishop.
During an introductory press conference here on Monday, the archbishop called his work in Jewish-Catholic dialogue in Milwaukee, and before that in St. Louis, “intensely rewarding and enriching.”
With Dolan’s arrival here, “The issue of dialogue is back on the agenda,” said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League.
Foxman said ties between the Jewish community and the Catholic Church, which grew warmer in the early 1960s after the Vatican II changes supported by Pope John XXIII, have cooled in the last few years because of such issues as the Latin prayer for the conversion of Jews, attempts by some hardliners to repeal Vatican II and the statements of Bishop Williamson.
“These are chips in the relationship,” Foxman said, adding that the leader of New York’s Catholics automatically becomes a leading voice in interfaith work because of the size of the city’s Jewish and Catholic populations. “We need to put Jewish-Catholic relations back on the track.”
While the archbishop is considered a hardliner on many Catholic issues like abortion and celibacy of priests, his conservative outlook is not expected to detract from his work with the Jewish community, Foxman said. “He is an open person, open to people and ideas.”
As a participant in the Conference of Bishops’ interfaith activities, Archbishop Dolan worked closely with Baltimore’s Cardinal William Keeler, who chaired the conference’s Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, and served as the church’s point man with the Jewish community. With Cardinal Keeler, at 77, in poor health, Archbishop Dolan — likely to be elevated soon to cardinal — will be in position to play a greater role in ecumenical affairs on a national scale, the Jewish interfaith leaders said.
“I never got the sense that he wanted to backtrack on [the ecumenical liberalizations advanced by] Vatican II,” said Rabbi David Cohen, spiritual leader of Congregation Sinai in Milwaukee, who had worked with the archbishop on interfaith activities.
“He will perforce become much more active,” said Rabbi A. James Rudin, the American Jewish Committee’s senior interreligious adviser.
Archbishop Dolan, 59, is an author who has written three books on Catholic spirituality, and a raconteur who is viewed as warmer and more accessible — according to members of the Catholic and Jewish communities — than his predecessor, Cardinal Egan.
In one well-publicized incident, Archbishop Dolan presided at an open-air Mass while wearing a “cheese-head” hat popular among Green Bay Packer fans.
Rabbi Rudin said Archbishop Dolan “is going to bring back some of the style of O’Connor,” referring to Cardinal John O’Connor, a gregarious man who preceded Cardinal Egan as leader of the New York Diocese. “I think New York’s Jewish community will take to him, and he to the community.”
Simon said the archbishop “understands the intrinsic value of interfaith relations, particularly relations with the Jewish community.”
While the Milwaukee diocese was forced in recent months to reduce its budget because of the deepening recession, Archbishop Dolan retained funding for the department that conducts ecumenical activities with the Jewish community, she said. “That attests to his commitment.”
When hosting interfaith meetings, the archbishop would call the Jewish participants in advance to determine their kashrut preferences, said Rabbi Ronald Shapiro of Milwaukee’s Congregation Shalom.
The rabbi was invited by the archbishop to take part in a memorial service for the late Pope John Paul II, recite Kaddish in the pope’s memory and explain the meaning of the Aramaic prayer.
Archbishop Dolan was part of an interfaith mission that visited Auschwitz in 2005 under the aegis of Sacred Heart University’s Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding.
“Though I had no doubt that he [previously] understood the significance of the Holocaust,” the visit to the death camp “reinforced the responsibility that religious leaders have” in fighting discrimination.
“He was deeply moved at Auschwitz,” said Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard, who was also on the 2005 mission.
Rabbi Blanchard, director of organizational development at CLAL – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, said the archbishop “really understands human vulnerability.”
Rabbi Marc Berkson, spiritual leader of Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun in Milwaukee and past president of the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis, called the archbishop “a very pragmatic man. His involvement with the Jewish community deepened over time.”
Rabbi Berkson tells of a speech Archbishop Dolan gave at a Friday night service at Milwaukee’s Congregation Shalom in 2005.
Beginning his speech with a remark that “If I seem a bit distracted it’s only because, usually, I’m the only one in the room wearing a yarmulke,” the archbishop went on to talk about Jewish scriptures, John XXIII, John Paul II, Martin Buber and Abraham Joshua Heschel.
“I am so shaken and saddened by the crimes, bigotry, violence and hatred that have been visited upon you by spiritual relatives of mine whose hideous actions pervert the genuine teaching of Jesus and His Church,” he said.
“The talk he gave that night was damn impressive,” Rabbi Berkson said. “You guys are very lucky to be getting him in New York.”
During his speech in Congregation Shalom, the rabbi said, Archbishop Dolan called that Shabbat’s bar mitzvah boy to the bima and gave him the pink skullcap the archbishop had worn on his head.
The youth wore the pink kipa the next day at his bar mitzvah, and “the kid still treasures that kipa,” Rabbi Berkson said.
Simon said the archbishop, following the recent meeting with Jewish leaders, communicated his feeling about the Bishop Williamson controversy to priests in the Milwaukee diocese. “His heart is there. His passion is there. Theologically, he is there.”
At the meeting, she asked Archbishop Dolan about reports that he would be leaving for New York. “The rumors were flying last week.” The archbishop confirmed that he was among six finalists for the New York position.
“I am disappointed that he’s leaving,” Simon said. But she is not surprised. “Many people thought he was a rising star when he came to Milwaukee.” (Dolan’s Warmth Praised: Jewish-Catholic Relations Seen Getting Boost With New Archbishop)
This is a mother lode of apostasy and hypocrisy which must be reviewed at a little length given the fact that the "happy bishop," Timothy Dolan, has been silent about the blasphemous heresy of his fellow conciliar "archbishop," Robert Zollitsch." Then again, the new conciliar "archbishop" of New York has been very busy (going to Yankee Stadium, Cit Field, participating in a "Holocaust remembrance" service at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, participating in an inter-faith "seder" at the headquarters of the pro-abortion, pro-perversity Anti-Defamation League of the Masonic organization known as B'Nai Brith, about which more will be written shortly). He couldn't possibly have found time thus far to respond with the same kind of alacrity to Robert Zollitsch's blasphemous denial of Catholic doctrine as he did to Bishop Williamson's comments on a dispute point of secular history, right?
The news report about "Archbishop" Dolan's meeting with Jewish leaders a month ago now contains the following proofs of the apostate nature of the conciliar spirit:
- Timothy Dolan is no "conservative." He is an arch-ecumenist, modeling himself after the pattern of conciliarism itself and the example of the conciliar "pontiffs. He has no regard at all for how Father Maximilian Kolbe, M.I., explained that ecumenism is the enemy of the Immaculata:
'In other words' Saint Maximilian insisted, 'there is no greater enemy of the Immaculata and her Knighthood than today’s ecumenism, which every Knight must not only fight against, but also neutralize through diametrically opposed action and ultimately destroy. We must realize the goal of the Militia Immaculata as quickly as possible: that is, to conquer the whole world, and every individual soul which exists today or will exist until the end of the world, for the Immaculata, and through her for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.' (Father Karl Stehlin, Immaculata, Our Ideal, Kansas City, Missouri, Angelus Press, 2007, p. 37.)
Timothy Dolan has no idea, as alluded to yesterday in Bookended From Birth to Birth, that the Jewish people of the Old Testament were constantly being punished by God for the worship of false idols and the participation in ecumenical events although theirs was the true religion. Among other acts of apostasy, the Chosen People worshiped the Golden Calf while Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments and they worshiped Baal atop Mount Carmel, which is where Elias slew the false prophets and commissioned Eliseus to continue his work in defense of the First Commandment, which is broken regularly by the conciliarists in their esteeming of every false religion imaginable.
- Timothy Dolan has no idea that he has excommunicated himself from the Catholic Church for, among other reasons, entering into a Talmudic synagogue and giving credence to the services of this false religion:
The spirit of Christ, which dictated the Holy Scriptures, and the spirit which animates and guides the Church of Christ, and teaches her all truth, is the same; and therefore in all ages her conduct on this point has been uniformly the same as what the Holy Scripture teaches. She has constantly forbidden her children to hold any communication, in religious matters, with those who are separated from her communion; and this she has sometimes done under the most severe penalties. In the apostolical canons, which are of very ancient standing, and for the most part handed down from the apostolical age, it is thus decreed: 'If any bishop, or priest, or deacon, shall join in prayers with heretics, let him be suspended from Communion'. (Can. 44)
Also, 'If any clergyman or laic shall go into the synagogue of the Jews, or the meetings of heretics, to join in prayer with them, let him be deposed, and deprived of communion'. (Can. 63) (Bishop George Hay, The Laws of God Forbidding All Communication in Religion With Those of a False Religion.)
Timothy Dolan has worked with the hideous former conciliar "archbishop" of Baltimore, William "Cardinal" Keeler, in the production of the work of apostasy released by the "Bishops'" Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of "Catholic Bishops" on August 12, 2002, Reflections on Covenant and Mission,
which included the following apostate statements for which neither Dolan or Keeler (or anyone else who served on the "committee for ecumenical and interreligious affairs") were ever sanctioned by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II or Joseph Ratzinger, either before or after he became Antipope Benedict XVI:
The post-Nostra Aetate Catholic recognition of the permanence of the Jewish people’s covenant relationship to God has led to a new positive regard for the post-biblical or rabbinic Jewish tradition that is unprecedented in Christian history. The Vatican’s 1974 Guidelines insisted that Christians "must strive to learn by what essential traits Jews define themselves in the light of their own religious experience."5 The 1985 Vatican Notes praised post-biblical Judaism for carrying "to the whole world a witness-often heroic-of its fidelity to the one God and to ‘exalt Him in the presence of all the living’ (Tobit 13:4)."6 The Notes went on to refer to John Paul II in urging Christians to remember "how the permanence of Israel is accompanied by a continuous spiritual fecundity, in the rabbinical period, in the Middle Ages and in modern times, taking its start from a patrimony which we long shared, so much so that ‘the faith and religious life of the Jewish people as they are professed and practiced still today, can greatly help us to understand better certain aspects of the life of the Church’ (John Paul II, 6 March 1982)."7 This theme has been taken up in statements by the United States Catholic bishops, such as God’s Mercy Endures Forever, which advised preachers to "[b]e free to draw on Jewish sources (rabbinic, medieval, and modern) in expounding the meaning of the Hebrew Scriptures and the apostolic writings."
Post-biblical Judaism’s "spiritual fecundity" continued in lands in which Jews were a tiny minority. This was true in Christian Europe even though, as Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy has noted, "from the time of the Emperor Constantine on, Jews were isolated and discriminated against in the Christian world. There were expulsions and forced conversions. Literature propagated stereotypes [and] preaching accused the Jews of every age of deicide." This historical summary intensifies the importance of the teaching of the 1985 Vatican Notes that, "The permanence of Israel (while so many ancient peoples have disappeared without trace) is a historic fact and a sign to be interpreted within God's design."
Knowledge of the history of Jewish life in Christendom also causes such biblical texts as Acts 5:33-39 to be read with new eyes. In that passage the Pharisee Gamaliel declares that only undertakings of divine origin can endure. If this New Testament principle is considered by Christians today to be valid for Christianity, then it must logically also hold for post-biblical Judaism. Rabbinic Judaism, which developed after the destruction of the Temple, must also be "of God."
In addition to these theological and historical considerations, in the decades since Nostra Aetate many Catholics have been blessed with the opportunity to experience personally Judaism’s rich religious life and God’s gifts of holiness. (Reflections on Covovenant and Mission.)
Timothy Dolan has fallen all over himself in presenting himself as the "friend" of those who deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ without ever once seeking with urgency the unconditional conversion of any adherent of the Talmud to the true Faith (which could be because he, the "happy bishop," is not a member of the Catholic Church and does not hold to the tenets of the true Faith). While he, like Ratzinger/Benedict, might say something, perhaps obliquely, about Robert Zollitsch's denial of Our Lord's Redemptive Act on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday, he is certainly taking his time to make such a statement, isn't he?
Continuing the sordid legacy that he left behind in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Timothy 'I aim to be a happy bishop" Dolan has made his obeisances at the one of the principle headquarters of the enemies of the Catholic Faith, the Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai Brith, saying he has long "admired" the work of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL):
New York, NY, April 22, 2009--Extolling the virtues of unity, religious acceptance and interfaith cooperation, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan shared a symbolic Passover Seder with a group of Catholic and Jewish students.
The Interfaith Freedom Seder, organized and hosted by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), brought together more than 100 seventh and eighth-grade students from the Immaculate Conception School of Jamaica Estates, Queens and Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County.
"Today, ADL joins our Catholic friends and neighbors in offering our hearty welcome to Archbishop Dolan as the 10th Archbishop of New York," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "We look forward to working with Archbishop Dolan to enhance the ongoing dialogue and programs between the Archdiocese and the Jewish community. The Catholic-Jewish relationship in New York is unique and has contributed to Catholic-Jewish understanding that has set an example that reaches beyond our city."
Mr. Foxman led the group in reciting two Jewish blessings made in the Archbishop's honor, and presented Archbishop Dolan with a mezuzah, a traditional encasing of parchment scroll, to affix to the doorpost of his new residence.
"This is awesome for me," Archbishop Dolan said. "I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me."
During the Seder, which occurred one day after Holocaust Memorial Day, Archbishop Dolan discussed the importance of mutual respect and religious acceptance.
"Every person deserves dignity and respect. They [the Jewish people] learned the hard way, the tragic way what happens when that fundamental religious belief is not respected, and we now unite with them and hold hands in seeing that that never happens again.
"I look forward to our cooperation that's been part of the legacy and the heritage here in the greater New York community."
Seder participants asked the Four Questions of Passover, recounted the ten plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt and ate matzo the traditional Passover unleavened bread. Each table contained the traditional Passover Seder plate, as well as multi-colored jellybeans to represent diversity, and twizzlers candy to represent the whips of slavery.
Students from each school made presentations about the history of slavery from biblical to modern times. Students from the Immaculate Conception school also led a group performance of two choir pieces.
The Interfaith Seder program, now in its fourth year and hosted by the Intergroup Committee of ADL's New York Regional Board, recognizes the universal bonds of oppression and slavery that are shared by many races, religions and cultures. It is an outgrowth of the League's Bearing Witness Program, an annual Holocaust training for Catholic school teachers (Press Release of the Anti-Defamtion League.)
"I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me." "Happy 'Bishop'" Dolan, you are are apostate, reflecting, of course, the apostasy of conciliarism itself, which has its apostate apologist-in-chief, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, elevate men like Timothy Dolan while keeping silent for over two weeks (and counting) about the hideous blasphemy of Robert Zollitsch that even goes beyond the approved apostasies of conciliarism.
"I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me." Here, "Happy 'Bishop'" Dolan, is some of the fruit of the "work" of the Anti-Defamation League, as found in Continuing to Knight Infidels, which was published on this site originally on August 29, 2007:
Doubters out there should consider the hard evidence that proves this point. Consider the amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs filed by the Anti-Defamation League in the case of Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to oppose the constitutionality of the New Hampshire Parental Notification Act. Here is a summary of the brief, followed by the first few paragraphs of the actual brief filed with the Supreme Court of the United States:
Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, et al. (2005) This Supreme Court case involves the constitutionality of The New Hampshire Parental Notification Prior to Abortion Act. The Act prohibits abortions for minors unless the parents have been notified, but provides exceptions for abortions necessary to prevent death and for minors who have obtained a judicial declaration that they are mature enough to make a decision concerning abortion. The First Circuit Court of Appeals previously ruled that the Act was unconstitutional because it does not include a health exception and the death exception is too narrow. ADL, together with 41 other religious and religiously affiliated organizations, joined a brief authored by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. The brief argued, among other things, that in emergency situations, the Act unconstitutionally threatens the health and lives of young women, and undermines their right to choose an abortion in accordance with religious faiths that place great value on women’s health and lives. The variety of religious beliefs about abortion underscores the importance of maintaining a private sphere– free from undue government interference – in which women, including minors, can make choices to protect their own lives and health in accordance with their faiths. Although parental guidance in young women’s major life decisions, including whether to end a pregnancy, is important, state-mandated parental involvement can sometimes harm the minor, such as where the family is dysfunctional or where an emergency situation requires immediate action.
Amici are religious organizations and religiously affiliated organizations dedicated to preserving religious freedom for all persons and to protecting a woman’s health and right to carry or terminate her pregnancy in accordance with her religion and values.1 The statements of interest provided by amici, included in Appendix B to this brief, demonstrate their shared interest (from different perspectives) in the right of women of all ages to make reproductive choices in accordance with their individual conscience and free from governmental interference. A full listing of the forty-two (42) organizations signing this brief as amici curiae appears in Appendix A.
Because amici value life and health, and recognize the many divergent theological perspectives regarding abortion, amici agree that all women whose health is at risk should be free to seek the best available medical advice, without governmental coercion or constraint, in making the difficult decision whether to terminate a pregnancy. Adherence to these principles compels amici to support Respondents in this case.
Because amici, cherish human life and health as among their most important values. Many of these religions hold that it is morally appropriate for women of all ages to consider – in accordance with their faiths – the threat to their lives or health in deciding whether to terminate a pregnancy. The New Hampshire Parental Notification Prior to Abortion Act, N.H.Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 132:24-132:28 (Supp. 2004) (the “New Hampshire Act” or the “Act”), lacks a health exception and an adequate life exception, as required by this Court’s precedents. In emergency medical situations, the Act unconstitutionally threatens the health and lives of young women, and undermines their right to choose an abortion in accordance with religious faiths that place great value on women’s health and lives.
The religious component of the rights of privacy and of reproductive choice have been repeatedly recognized in this Court’s opinions, including in cases as early as Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510 (1925), and as recent as Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992). Many Americans reflect upon their religious beliefs and moral principles when making important private decisions about family, marriage, and procreation. The variety of religious teachings and beliefs about abortion underscores the importance of maintaining a private sphere – free from undue government interference – in which women can make choices to protect their own lives and health in accordance with their faiths and their consciences. This private sphere extends to minor women who are faced with pregnancies that threaten their lives and health. Although amici support and encourage parental guidance in young women’s major life decisions, including whether to end a pregnancy, they recognize that state-mandated parental involvement can sometimes harm the minor, such as where the family is dysfunctional or where an emergency medical situation requires immediate action. The Constitution protects minors from such threats to their lives, health, and religious beliefs.
No one associated with an organization responsible for such a legal brief should be given any earthly awards or honors, least of all those that carry with the title of "papal knighthood," of all things. The Catholic Church used to denounce the efforts of Catholic-hating naturalists to fill the world all manner of social poisons, seeking to pray for the conversion of such people to her maternal bosom. The counterfeit church of conciliarism rewards those who are associated closely with organizations dedicated to the spread of social evils and who do not want the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer uttered publicly, something that one conciliar prelate after another has more that accommodated himself to by refusing to mention that Holy Name of Jesus Christ in public with the adherents of the Talmud present.
Want more proof of the Anti-Defamation League's support for baby-killing under cover of law? Well, here is a press release from their own site, issued following the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Gonzales v. Carhart, which was not a"pro-life victory (see An Illusion of a Victory), on April 19, 2007:
ADL Disappointed With Supreme Court Ruling On Partial Birth Abortion Act
New York, NY, April 19, 2007 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued the following statement expressing its disappointment at the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the federal Partial Birth Abortion Act:
We are deeply troubled by the ramifications of the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion. By upholding, for the first time, an abortion statute which contains no exception for the health of the woman, the Supreme Court has undermined a woman's right to choose and to act in accordance with her conscience and the dictates of her faith.
We continue to believe that Americans should have the freedom to make difficult decisions of conscience and health without government interference.
ADL joined an amicus brief in the case filed by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights.
"I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me"?
Do you still stand by this absurd statement that is an insult to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication, "Archbishop" Dolan? Do you have any trace of a sensus Catholicus left in you to raise yourself like a Catholic man and to even take public note of the work of the Anti-Defamation League to undermine the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, no less to denounce firmly and unequivocally this wretched work that is from the devil himself?
How about the following examples of the "work" of the Anti-Defamation League, "Archbishop" Dolan?
Yesterday, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) urged the Florida Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee to reject a divisive and unconstitutional school prayer bill – SB1360 - at its March 26th hearing. If enacted, SB1360 would permit Christian, Muslim, Jewish or other sectarian prayers at public school assemblies, sports events, dances and other school-related activities.
In a letter to the Florida Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee, ADL advised that,
In our religiously diverse state, such a policy is patently unfair, divisive, and unconstitutional, and it would cost local school districts and taxpayers needless litigation expenses. The First Amendment and federal Equal Access Act provide public high school students with the right to privately pray alone or in groups during non-curricular time and to form non-curricular religious clubs. The clear effect of this policy would be to impose the majority's religious beliefs, which depending on the individual school could be Protestant, Catholic, Jewish or Muslim, upon all students at school-sponsored high school activities.
Practically speaking, most school-related activities are "noncompulsory" in name only. Students such as sports team members make commitments that require their attendance at games. And other students feel intense peer pressure to attend school-related activities. Regardless of peer pressure, students should not have to choose between attending a school-related activity and being subjected to unwanted religious activity … .
In these difficult times, we urge the Committee on Education Pre-K-12 to focus on matters that unite Floridians and that do not risk unnecessary expenditure of taxpayer funds. We therefore urge you to vote against SB1360.
In its most recent school prayer case – Santa Fe Independent School v. Doe - the U.S. Supreme Court found that a school policy virtually identical to the policy provided for in SB1360 unconstitutionally endorsed and coerced religion.
David Barkey, ADL Southern Area Counsel, is in Tallahassee today and is available for interviews. (ADL: ADL Warns School Prayer Bill in Florida is Unconstitutional)
The constitutional mandate of separation of church and state, as interpreted in a long line of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, prohibits a public school from giving students the impression that it prefers or sanctions a particular religion, or religion generally. Our public schools must be hospitable to students from a variety of backgrounds, regardless of their faith. A Christmas concert dominated by religious carols, Christian music in the school office, and a creationism video in science class with a theological message are not reflective of religious neutrality, but instead appear to be school endorsement of the Christian religion.
Celebrations of holidays and expressions of religious belief enrich the personal and spiritual lives of many Americans. But those practices belong in a house of worship, in private religious schools, in the home, and in the heart - not in the public schools. Our public schools should inculcate students with understanding and respect for diversity, as well as a spirit of tolerance, acceptance and inclusion.
A sturdy wall separating church and state is essential to preserving and promoting freedom of religion in our increasingly pluralistic nation.
Consequently, promotion of religious views, such as that which took place in this Colorado public school, is inconsistent with the guarantees of religious liberty in the First Amendment (ADL Not Out to Censor Christmas)
San Francisco, CA, May 15, 2008 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed today's California Supreme Court decision supporting the right of same-sex couples to marry. The court held that under California law, the right to marry is a fundamental right, integral to an individual's autonomy, and that banning same-sex couples from marrying violates the California Constitution.
ADL issued the following statement:
We are pleased by the court's decision supporting the right of same-sex couples to marry, and welcome this reaffirmation of equal protection for all.
We are also gratified that the Court agreed with our assertion that the law raised privacy issues, exposing gay individuals "to detrimental treatment by those who continue to harbor prejudices that have been rejected by California society at large."
With this decision, California has taken a significant step forward in the pursuit of individual liberty and freedom from discrimination for all.
ADL has regional offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara, San Diego and San Francisco. ADL joined a coalition brief, authored by the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP. (ADL Welcomes California Supreme Court Decision In Support Of Same Sex Marriage.)
"I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me"?
Timothy "I aim to be a happy 'bishop'" Dolan admires the "work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar." Indeed, he admires the "work of the Anti-Defamation League" from such a "distance" that he cannot see or refuses to admit publicly that the Anti-Defamation League is a tool of the devil to promote one objective evil after another under cover of the civil law and throughout the course popular culture and that it is imperative to pray, fast and to make many sacrifices to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary to pray for their conversion just as the Mother of God herself effected the conversion of the Catholic-hating Jew named Alphonse Ratisbonne on January 20, 1842, by means of the Miraculous Medal as she appeared to him as she does on that Medal in the Church of San Andrea delle Fratte in Rome, Italy.
Was Our Lady, the very Mother of God, wrong to have sought the conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne, "Archbishop" Dolan? Do you even believe that this happened?
Was Saint Peter, the first Pope, wrong to have sought the conversion of the Jews in his first papal discourse, delivered in Jerusalem on Pentecost Sunday?
Was Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P., wrong to have sought the conversion of Jews and Mohammedans in the Iberian Peninsula and southern France at the end of the Fourteenth and the beginning of the Fifteenth Centuries?
Was the Council of Florence wrong to have issued Cantate Domino, February r, 1432, under the authority of Pope Eugene IV?
The holy Roman Church believes, professes, and preaches that 'no one remaining outside the Catholic Church, not just pagans, but also Jews or heretics or schismatics, can become partakers of eternal life; but they will go to the everlasting fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels,' unless before the end of life they are joined to the Church. For the union with the body of the Church is of such importance that the sacraments of the Church are helpful to salvation only for those who remaining in it; and fasts, almsgiving, other works of piety, and the exercise of Christian warfare bear eternal rewards from them alone. And no one can be saved, no matter how much alms, he has given, even if he sheds his blood for the name of Christ, unless he remains in the bosom and the unity of the Catholic Church." (Pope Eugene IV, Cantate Domino, Council of Florence, February 4, 1442.)
Was Pope Saint Pius X wrong when he said the following to the founder of international Zionism, Theodore Herzl, on January 25, 1904?
POPE: We are unable to favor this movement [of Zionism]. We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem—but we could never sanction it. The ground of Jerusalem, if it were not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church I cannot answer you otherwise. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people.
HERZL: [The conflict between Rome and Jerusalem, represented by the one and the other of us, was once again under way. At the outset I tried to be conciliatory. I said my little piece. . . . It didn’t greatly impress him. Jerusalem was not to be placed in Jewish hands.] And its present status, Holy Father?
POPE: I know, it is disagreeable to see the Turks in possession of our Holy Places. We simply have to put up with it. But to sanction the Jewish wish to occupy these sites, that we cannot do.
HERZL: [I said that we based our movement solely on the sufferings of the Jews, and wished to put aside all religious issues].
POPE: Yes, but we, but I as the head of the Catholic Church, cannot do this. One of two things will likely happen. Either the Jews will retain their ancient faith and continue to await the Messiah whom we believe has already appeared—in which case they are denying the divinity of Jesus and we cannot assist them. Or else they will go there with no religion whatever, and then we can have nothing at all to do with them. The Jewish faith was the foundation of our own, but it has been superceded by the teachings of Christ, and we cannot admit that it still enjoys any validity. The Jews who should have been the first to acknowledge Jesus Christ have not done so to this day.
HERZL: [It was on the tip of my tongue to remark, “It happens in every family: no one believes in his own relative.” But, instead, I said:] Terror and persecution were not precisely the best means for converting the Jews. [His reply had an element of grandeur in its simplicity:]
POPE: Our Lord came without power. He came in peace. He persecuted no one. He was abandoned even by his apostles. It was only later that he attained stature. It took three centuries for the Church to evolve. The Jews therefore had plenty of time in which to accept his divinity without duress or pressure. But they chose not to do so, and they have not done it yet.
HERZL: But, Holy Father, the Jews are in a terrible plight. I do not know if Your Holiness is aware of the full extent of their tragedy. We need a land for these harried people.
POPE: Must it be Jerusalem?
HERZL: We are not asking for Jerusalem, but for Palestine—for only the secular land.
POPE: We cannot be in favor of it.
[Editor Lowenthal interjects here] Here unrelenting replacement theology is plainly upheld as the norm of the Roman Catholic Church. Further, this confession, along with the whole tone of the Pope in his meeting with Herzl, indicates the perpetuation of a doctrinal emphasis that has resulted in centuries of degrading behavior toward the Jews. However, this response has the “grandeur” of total avoidance of that which Herzl had intimated, namely that the abusive reputation of Roman Catholicism toward the Jews was unlikely to foster conversion. Further, if, “It took three centuries for the Church to evolve,” it was that very same period of time that it took for the Church to consolidate and launch its thrust of anti-Semitism through the following centuries.
HERZL: Does Your Holiness know the situation of the Jews?
POPE: Yes, from my days in Mantua, where there are Jews. I have always been in friendly relations with Jews. Only the other evening two Jews were here to see me. There are other bonds than those of religion: social intercourse, for example, and philanthropy. Such bonds we do not refuse to maintain with the Jews. Indeed we also pray for them, that their spirit see the light. This very day the Church is celebrating the feast of an unbeliever who became converted in a miraculous manner—on the road to Damascus. And so if you come to Palestine and settle your people there, we will be ready with churches and priests to baptize all of you. (Marvin Lownethal, The Diaries of Theodore Herzl.)
Was Pope Saint Pius X wrong, "Archbishop" Dolan?
Did God the Holy Ghost permit the Catholic Church to be "wrong" on the matter of the invalidity of the Old Covenant prior to the "Second" Vatican Council? Can God change His Mind? Can God contradict Himself after the better part of over two millennia? Anyone who asserts this is an apostate of the first order.
Once again, folks, let's have a little review: Who appointed Timothy Dolan as the conciliar "archbishop" of New York? The same man who reacted with great urgency to the "sins" of Bishop Williamson but who has taken his time, at least up until now, of saying anything publicly about Robert Zollitsch's denial that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died on the wood of the Holy Cross to redeem us from our sins, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, the great "restorer of Tradition" who is a disciple of the condemned precepts of the New Theology, that he views as a "replacement" for the "crystal-clear" logic of Saint Thomas Aquinas and who can give an allocution on Sacred Scripture without one mentioning its inerrant nature (you can get this speech, published on the Vatican website in Italian, translated in a rough manner to the English language at Yahoo! Babel Fish - Web Page Translation; not one word about inerrancy).
Not to be done in all of the apostasy and hypocrisy that exists in the counterfeit church of conciliarism is Robert Zollitsch himself, an apostate who condemns Bishop Richard Williamson for his comments on a disputed point of secular history while he himself accepts "civil unions" for those engaged in unrepentant acts of perversity against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments and denies that Our Lord died for our sins.
Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has not removed him for his support of "civil unions."
Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has not threatened Zollitsch publicly with excommunication if he does publicly recant his denial that Our Lord died for our sins.
Ratzinger/Benedict VI has made no public statement on Zollitsch's denial of the Faith for two weeks while he responded within one week with a denunciation of Bishop Williamson's comments on Swedish television and made obeisances to American Jewish leaders on February 12, 2009, as noted earlier in this brief commentary (I hope someone out there in cyberspace has a sense of humor).
The conciliarists are indeed the worst enemies of those who adhere to the blasphemous Talmud as they, the conciliarists, refuse to seek with urgency the conversion of those adherents to the true Church, believing that the Mosaic Covenant is salvific for them.
My friends, as I have noted repeatedly, the conciliarists disregard and thrown nothing but contempt and scorn upon the First Commandment. Millions upon millions of martyrs gave up their lives rather than even to give the appearance of credibility or esteem to some false god of some false religion. The conciliarists bow and scrape before these false gods and false religions, making a mockery of the martyrdom of millions of Catholics as such great offense is given God.
How is it possible to react so pacifically to Robert Zollitsch's clear apostasy while making it appear as though Bishop Richard Williamson has denied the Catholic Faith by expressing his views on the events of World War II?
Alas, this is what is heard (or, more accurately, not heard) from the lips of Bishop Williamson and the other bishops of the Society of Saint Pius X for the past two weeks in the aftermath of the blasphemous heresy that was mouthed by the conciliar "archbishop" of Freiburg, Germany, Robert Zollitsch, when he, on Holy Saturday, of all days, denied that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died in atonement for our sins. (Gloria.tv: Chairman of German Bishops’ Conference denies Christ's Expiatory Death). This silence mirrors that of the aforementioned officials in the counterfeit church of conciliarism and it mirrors that of the priests in the Motu communities and in the diocesan structures of the false church who must be silent about the apostasies of conciliarism and its conciliar shepherds lest their run afoul of them and risk their precious careers or their retirement accounts or their "human respect" from "the people" and/or "the world." (The Society of Saint Pius X did issue a statement on April 28, 2009, accusing Zollitsch of heresy, without, of course, pointing any fingers at Ratzinger/Benedict, thus taking the same approach as a "priest" of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter who criticized Zollitsch without uttering word one about the silence of the conciliar "pontiff" up to this point. Thus it is that it is acceptable, up to a point, of course, to criticize "bad" bishops, without pointing out that the "pope" should be the one to publicly criticize heresy with great alacrity. This "pope," however, responds with alacrity only to things that anger adherents of the Talmud.)
Pope Leo the Great taught us that those who are silent in the face of blasphemy are themselves guilty of the blasphemy:
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 )
Another Pope Leo, Leo XIII, taught the same thing in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890:
But in this same matter, touching Christian faith, there are other duties whose exact and religious observance, necessary at all times in the interests of eternal salvation, become more especially so in these our days. Amid such reckless and widespread folly of opinion, it is, as We have said, the office of the Church to undertake the defense of truth and uproot errors from the mind, and this charge has to be at all times sacredly observed by her, seeing that the honor of God and the salvation of men are confided to her keeping. But, when necessity compels, not those only who are invested with power of rule are bound to safeguard the integrity of faith, but, as St. Thomas maintains: "Each one is under obligation to show forth his faith, either to instruct and encourage others of the faithful, or to repel the attacks of unbelievers.'' To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of character or who entertains doubt as to the truth of what he professes to believe. In both cases such mode of behaving is base and is insulting to God, and both are incompatible with the salvation of mankind. This kind of conduct is profitable only to the enemies of the faith, for nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. Moreover, want of vigor on the part of Christians is so much the more blameworthy, as not seldom little would be needed on their part to bring to naught false charges and refute erroneous opinions, and by always exerting themselves more strenuously they might reckon upon being successful. After all, no one can be prevented from putting forth that strength of soul which is the characteristic of true Christians, and very frequently by such display of courage our enemies lose heart and their designs are thwarted. Christians are, moreover, born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God aiding, the triumph: "Have confidence; I have overcome the world." Nor is there any ground for alleging that Jesus Christ, the Guardian and Champion of the Church, needs not in any manner the help of men. Power certainly is not wanting to Him, but in His loving kindness He would assign to us a share in obtaining and applying the fruits of salvation procured through His grace.
What is to be said of a "church" which is composed of "bishops" who can deny that Our Lord died for our sins and who feel free to violate the First Commandment with utter impunity, openly and brazenly on repeated occasion?
What is to be said of a "church" whose colleges and universities honor pro-aborts such as Caesar Obamus, who will be honored by the University of Notre Dame on May 17, 2009 (see Our Lady Does Not Honor Pro-Aborts and Honors Aplenty for Devils Galore), and the pro-abortion Catholic Donna Brazile at Xavier University on May 9, 2009 (Pro-Abortion Political Activist to Speak at Xavier University, although it should be noted the conciliar "archbishop" of New Orleans, Alfred Hughes, has announced his intention to boycott the Xavier University commencement exercises without, of course, issuing any kind of interdict on Xavier University, Honor for Brazile at Xavier University prompts archbishop's boycott) and the pro-abortion Catholic Vice President of the United States of America, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (see Lest We Forget, Memo to Joseph Biden and Nancy Pelosi and Their Conciliar Enablers, Fact and Fiction and It's Still Absolute Insanity) at Georgetown University, which, of course, covered up the IHS monograph of the Holy Name of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to accommodate the wishes of Caesar Obamus in a speech he gave at Gaston Hall there on April 15, 2009 (see Ashamed of the NAME Above All Names).
What can be said of such a church? What can be said of such a church is that it is not the Catholic Church, which can never be stained by any kind of error or corruption and always brings her teaching to her children in the manner described by Pope Pius XI 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.
Catholics are never silent in the face of apostasy and betrayal and sacrilege and blasphemy.
The Greater Litanies procession will take place in but a few hours after the posting of this "brief" commentary. This is but a small way to render honor and glory to God on the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist as we endeavor to make reparation for our own many sins, each of which has helped to worsen the state of the Church Militant on earth and the world-at-large, and for those of the whole world, including those of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, mindful of the fact that we should endeavor pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit as we protect ourselves with the shield of Our Lady's Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel against the horrors of the false ecumenism that so characterizes the false church of conciliarism.
While each person must come to recognize for himself that the One World Church of conciliarism is false (it took me long enough to do so!), we must nevertheless embrace the truth once we do come to recognize and accept it without caring for one moment what anyone else may think about us.
The Good Shepherd has work for us do in His vineyard. We should be grateful to Him that He has placed us in the midst of the current difficulties as these difficulties present us with a means of giving Him honor and glory and praise through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, enfolding ourselves through that Immaculate Heart into the merciful designs of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, understanding that these twin, matchless Hearts of love beat as one.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Fatima, 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 Mark the Evangelist, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?