Still Coming to the Rescue
by Thomas A. Droleskey
As I wrote ten days ago, we can always count on the apostates in the counterfeit church of conciliarism to come to our "rescue" to sober us up in the midst of the problems that exist in the underground church that can demoralize those who might have the tendency to forget that everything happens in the Providence of God and that the graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, are sufficient for us to bear whatever crosses God chooses to send us, whether they are of a personal, social or ecclesiastical nature. Nothing that we endure in this life--and I mean absolutely nothing--is the equal of what what one of our least Venial Sins caused Our Lord to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and caused Our Lady to suffer as those Seven Swords of Sorrow pierced her Immaculate Heart.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI (remember him?) is at it again, writing a letter to Ivan "Cardinal" Dias, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (who need people are the luckiest people in the world--sorry, couldn't resist) to encourage him to work with the Christian "communities" to oppose "relativism" in the world. This, of course, leads me to ask a question that some might consider highly disrespectful, it not impertinent. Nevertheless, my good and very, very few readers, I will ask away anyway: "How can Christian 'communities' that are made up of theological relativists who reject one article after another contained in the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication opposed philosophical relativism in the world?" This sort of seems to be, an utter simpleton and all around nincompoop, to be illogical, inconsistent, incoherent, and rather contradictory? Did I make myself clear?
Here is a report, found on the Vatican Information Service, concerning the false "pope's" letter to "Cardinal" Dias:
VATICAN CITY, 16 NOV 2009 (VIS) - Made public today was a Message from the Holy Father to Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, for the plenary assembly of that dicastery, currently being held on the theme: "St. Paul and the new areopaghi".
The reference to the Areopagus in Athens where St. Paul announced the Gospel "represents a pressing call to make good use of today's 'areopaghi', where the great challenges of evangelisation are to be found", the Pope writes.
He also highlights how "the missionary activity of the Church must be oriented towards these nerve centres of society in the third millennium. Nor should we undervalue the influence of a widespread relativist culture, usually lacking values, which enters into the sanctuary of the family infiltrating the field of education and other areas of society, contaminating them and manipulating consciences, especially among the young. At the same time however, despite these snares, the Church knows that the Holy Spirit is always at work.
"New doors are being opened to the Gospel and a longing for authentic spiritual and apostolic renewal is spreading throughout the world", the Pope adds. "As in other periods of change, the pastoral priority is to show the true face of Christ. ... This requires each Christian community and the Church as a whole to offer witness of faithfulness to Christ, patiently building that unity He wanted and called for from all His disciples. In fact, Christian unity will make it easier to evangelise and to face the cultural, social and religious challenges of our time".
The Pope concludes his Message with a call "to imitate the lifestyle and the apostolic spirit" of the Apostle of the Gentiles, "focusing entirely on Christ. Through such complete adherence to the Lord, Christians will easily be able to transmit the heritage of faith to new generations, a heritage capable of transforming even difficulties into opportunities for evangelisation". (CHRISTIAN UNITY WILL FACILITATE EVANGELISATION.)
How can each "Christian community" "offer witness of faithfulness to Christ" when those communities are composed of people who dissent openly from articles contained in the Deposit of Faith? One must adhere to the totality of the Deposit of Faith as It has been entrusted to and explicated by the Catholic Church or one is not a true disciple of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Pope Leo XIII made this clear in Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896:
Agreement and union of minds is the necessary foundation of this perfect concord amongst men, from which concurrence of wills and similarity of action are the natural results. Wherefore, in His divine wisdom, He ordained in His Church Unity of Faith; a virtue which is the first of those bonds which unite man to God, and whence we receive the name of the faithful - "one Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Eph. iv., 5). That is, as there is one Lord and one baptism, so should all Christians, without exception, have but one faith. And so the Apostle St. Paul not merely begs, but entreats and implores Christians to be all of the same mind, and to avoid difference of opinions: "I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no schisms amongst you, and that you be perfect in the same mind and in the same judgment" (I Cor. i., 10). Such passages certainly need no interpreter; they speak clearly enough for themselves. Besides, all who profess Christianity allow that there can be but one faith. It is of the greatest importance and indeed of absolute necessity, as to which many are deceived, that the nature and character of this unity should be recognized. And, as We have already stated, this is not to be ascertained by conjecture, but by the certain knowledge of what was done; that is by seeking for and ascertaining what kind of unity in faith has been commanded by Jesus Christ.. . . .
For this reason the Fathers of the Vatican Council laid down nothing new, but followed divine revelation and the acknowledged and invariable teaching of the Church as to the very nature of faith, when they decreed as follows: "All those things are to be believed by divine and Catholic faith which are contained in the written or unwritten word of God, and which are proposed by the Church as divinely revealed, either by a solemn definition or in the exercise of its ordinary and universal Magisterium" (Sess. iii., cap. 3). Hence, as it is clear that God absolutely willed that there should be unity in His Church, and as it is evident what kind of unity He willed, and by means of what principle He ordained that this unity should be maintained, we may address the following words of St. Augustine to all who have not deliberately closed their minds to the truth: "When we see the great help of God, such manifest progress and such abundant fruit, shall we hesitate to take refuge in the bosom of that Church, which, as is evident to all, possesses the supreme authority of the Apostolic See through the Episcopal succession? In vain do heretics rage round it; they are condemned partly by the judgment of the people themselves, partly by the weight of councils, partly by the splendid evidence of miracles. To refuse to the Church the primacy is most impious and above measure arrogant. And if all learning, no matter how easy and common it may be, in order to be fully understood requires a teacher and master, what can be greater evidence of pride and rashness than to be unwilling to learn about the books of the divine mysteries from the proper interpreter, and to wish to condemn them unknown?" (De Unitate Credendi, cap. xvii., n. 35).
Christian "unity' is not "built," whether patiently or otherwise. Christian unity exits solely in the Catholic Church. Those who are outside of the maternal bosom of the Catholic Church will be united to her only if they convert unconditionally to the true Faith as they abjure each and every one of their errors. It is, of course, no accident that "converts" from one part of the One World Ecumenical Church to another part, that found in the counterfeit church of conciliarism are not required to abjure their errors. It must be remembered that Ratzinger/Benedict is perfectly content to find "good" in errors, whether philosophical or theological, considering that even those deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ are "Christians" who are followers of Our Lord!
Up to the very end of his conference, Card. Ratzinger resolutely continues on this road of agnosticism and now logically comes to the most disastrous of conclusions. He writes:
In conclusion, as we contemplate our present-day religious situation, of which I have tried to throw some light on some of its elements, we may well marvel at the fact that, after all, people still continue believing in a Christian manner, not only according to Hick's, Knitter's as well as others' substitute ways or forms, but also according to that full and joyous Faith found in the New Testament of the Church of all time.
So, there it is: For Card. Ratzinger, "Hick, Knitter, and others" who deny the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Church, His sacraments, and, in short, all of Christianity, continue "despite everything" "believing in a Christian manner," even though they do so using "substitute forms of belief"! Here, the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Faith leaves us wondering indeed, just what it is he means by "believing in a Christian manner."
Moreover, once the "preambula fidei" have been eliminated, that "full and joyous Faith of the Church of all time" which seems [for Card. Ratzinger] to be no different from modern-day apostasies other than by its style and total character, is utterly lacking in any rational credibility in comparison with and in relation to what he refers to as "substitute ways or forms" of faith. "How is it," Card. Ratzinger wonders, "in fact, that the Faith [the one of all time] still has a chance of success?" Answer:
I would say that it is because it finds a correspondence in man's nature…..There is, in man, an insatiable desire for the infinite. None of the answers we have sought is sufficient [but must we take his own word for it, or must we go through the exercise of experiencing all religions?]. God alone [but Whom, according to Card. Ratzinger, human reason cannot prove to be truly God], Who made Himself finite in order to shatter the bonds of our own finitude and bring us to the dimension of His infinity [...and not to redeem us from the slavery of sin?] is able to meet all the needs of our human existence.
According to this, it is therefore not objective motives based on history and reason, and thus the truth of Christianity, but only a subjective appreciation which brings us to "see" that it [Christianity] is able to satisfy the profound needs of human nature and which would explain the "success" [modernists would say the "vitality"] of the "faith" ["of all time" or in its "substitute forms," it is of but little importance]. Such, however, is not at all Catholic doctrine: this is simply modernist apologetics (cf. Pope St. Pius X, Pascendi), based on their affirmed impossibility of grasping metaphysical knowledge (or agnosticism or skepticism), which Card. Ratzinger seemed to want to shun in the first part of his address.
Now we are in a position to better understand why Card. Ratzinger has such a wide-open concept of "theology" and of "faith" that he includes everything: theology as well as heresies, faith and apostasy. On that road of denial of the human reason's ability of attaining metaphysical knowledge, a road which he continues to follow, he lacks the "means of discerning the difference between faith and non-faith" (R. Amerio, op. cit., p.340) and, consequently, theology from pseudo-theology, truth from heresy:
All theologies are nullified, because all are regarded as equivalent; the heart or kernel of religion is located in feelings or experiences, as the Modernists held at the beginning of this century (Amerio, op. cit., p.542).
We cannot see how this position of Card. Ratzinger can escape that solemn condemnation proclaimed at Vatican I: "If anyone says...that men must be brought to the Faith solely by their own personal interior experience...let him be anathema" (DB 1812). (Cardinal Ratzinger)
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has demonstrated over and over again throughout the fifty-eight years of his priesthood that he is quite "open" to the utility of erroneous theological beliefs to retard erroneous philosophical beliefs. This is absurdity. This is madness. It is insanity.
Yet, of course, the counterfeit church of conciliarism is founded in and propagates one absurdity and one insanity after another in a dizzying madness that defies accurate description. Those attached to the false church of conciliarism must believe in condemned notions of dogmatic truth, the nature of Holy Mother Church and her Unicity, religious liberty, separation of Church and State, false ecumenism, inter-religious "prayer" services, episcopal collegiality, ar rejection of Scholasticism in favor of Ratzinger's own New Theology, which was condemned by Pope Pius XII in Humani Generis, August 12, 1950, and a worship service that has many of its antecedent roots from the heretical Anglican service that was condemned by Pope Saint Pius X in Regnans Excelsis, March 5, 1570.)
Pope Saint Pius X specifically condemned the madness of inter-denominationalism to work for "social justice," an absurdity of The Sillon that has been adopted by the false "pontiffs" of the false church of conciliarism:
This being said, what must be thought of the promiscuity in which young Catholics will be caught up with heterodox and unbelieving folk in a work of this nature? Is it not a thousand-fold more dangerous for them than a neutral association? What are we to think of this appeal to all the heterodox, and to all the unbelievers, to prove the excellence of their convictions in the social sphere in a sort of apologetic contest? Has not this contest lasted for nineteen centuries in conditions less dangerous for the faith of Catholics? And was it not all to the credit of the Catholic Church? What are we to think of this respect for all errors, and of this strange invitation made by a Catholic to all the dissidents to strengthen their convictions through study so that they may have more and more abundant sources of fresh forces? What are we to think of an association in which all religions and even Free-Thought may express themselves openly and in complete freedom? For the Sillonists who, in public lectures and elsewhere, proudly proclaim their personal faith, certainly do not intend to silence others nor do they intend to prevent a Protestant from asserting his Protestantism, and the skeptic from affirming his skepticism. Finally, what are we to think of a Catholic who, on entering his study group, leaves his Catholicism outside the door so as not to alarm his comrades who, “dreaming of disinterested social action, are not inclined to make it serve the triumph of interests, coteries and even convictions whatever they may be”? Such is the profession of faith of the New Democratic Committee for Social Action which has taken over the main objective of the previous organization and which, they say, “breaking the double meaning which surround the Greater Sillon both in reactionary and anti-clerical circles”, is now open to all men “who respect moral and religious forces and who are convinced that no genuine social emancipation is possible without the leaven of generous idealism.” (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
The Catholic Church makes no provision for the acceptance of any errors whatsoever, certainly no provisions for any kind of errors as being pleasing to the true God of Revelation, Who went to the trouble to found a Church upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, so that our minds would not be at all confused in the slightest by anything proposed by her for our acceptance and belief. Pope Gregory XVI made this very clear in Singulari Nos, May 25, 1834:
As for the rest, We greatly deplore the fact that, where the ravings of human reason extend, there is somebody who studies new things and strives to know more than is necessary, against the advice of the apostle. There you will find someone who is overconfident in seeking the truth outside the Catholic Church, in which it can be found without even a light tarnish of error. Therefore, the Church is called, and is indeed, a pillar and foundation of truth. You correctly understand, venerable brothers, that We speak here also of that erroneous philosophical system which was recently brought in and is clearly to be condemned. This system, which comes from the contemptible and unrestrained desire for innovation, does not seek truth where it stands in the received and holy apostolic inheritance. Rather, other empty doctrines, futile and uncertain doctrines not approved by the Church, are adopted. Only the most conceited men wrongly think that these teachings can sustain and support that truth.
Please, my friends, never doubt that, despite whatever problems and scandals may exist in the underground church in this time of apostasy and betrayal that the devil has stirred up and is seeking to use to demoralize people who do not understand that it is imperative to expose scandals as the restoration of the Church Militant on earth cannot be founded on the clerical abuse of power, the counterfeit church of conciliarism is false and that must recognize the truth that the blasphemies and sacrileges and falsehoods that issue forth from her liturgies and doctrines and "popes" cannot possibly come from the Catholic Church:
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. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
Anyone who believes that the the counterfeit church of conciliarism has brought forth the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ entrusted to the Catholic Church with "ease and security to the knowledge of men" is, to put it very charitably, as deluded as a fan of the New York Mets who believes that Oliver Perez will win the National League Cy Young Award in the year 2010. The Catholic Church cannot give us false liturgies and "popes" who treat Talmudic Judaism as a valid, enduring religion or who take off their shoes to enter mosques as they call these places of devil worship "sacred" or who praise the likes of Teilhard de Chardin and evolutionism and are, for all intents and purposes, joined at the hip with Barack Hussein Obama in the promotion of a "world political authority." A false church and false "popes" can do these things. The Catholic Church, the spotless Bride of Christ, cannot do so.
We must never fear whatever names we are called by the apologists of conciliarism who must close their eyes and shut their mouths as God is blasphemed repeatedly by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who has gone so far as to esteem the symbols of false religions with his own priestly hands and who has called the blasphemous Koran a "dear and precious book." To who? The devil, that's who.
No, we must endure the name-calling of conciliarists who are taking advantage of the scandals at Saint Gertrude the Great Church that has been brought about by a governing style there that is identical to that which brought down so so many Novus Ordo "bishops" and forced them to pay out nearly two billion dollars worth of settlement monies. We must remember these words of Pope Saint Pius X, contained in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907:
Would that they had but displayed less zeal and energy in propagating it! But such is their activity and such their unwearying labor on behalf of their cause, that one cannot but be pained to see them waste such energy in endeavoring to ruin the Church when they might have been of such service to her had their efforts been better directed. Their artifices to delude men's minds are of two kinds, the first to remove obstacles from their path, the second to devise and apply actively and patiently every resource that can serve their purpose. They recognize that the three chief difficulties which stand in their way are the scholastic method of philosophy, the authority and tradition of the Fathers, and the magisterium of the Church, and on these they wage unrelenting war. Against scholastic philosophy and theology they use the weapons of ridicule and contempt. Whether it is ignorance or fear, or both, that inspires this conduct in them, certain it is that their passion for novelty is always united in them with hatred of scholasticism, and there is no surer sign that a man is tending to Modernism than when he begins to show his dislike for the scholastic method. Let the Modernists and their admirers remember the proposition condemned by Pius IX: "The method and principles which have served the ancient doctors of scholasticism when treating of theology no longer correspond with the exigencies of our time or the progress of science." They exercise all their ingenuity in an effort to weaken the force and falsify the character of tradition, so as to rob it of all its weight and authority. But for Catholics nothing will remove the authority of the second Council of Nicea, where it condemns those "who dare, after the impious fashion of heretics, to deride the ecclesiastical traditions, to invent novelties of some kind...or endeavor by malice or craft to overthrow any one of the legitimate traditions of the Catholic Church"; nor that of the declaration of the fourth Council of Constantinople: "We therefore profess to preserve and guard the rules bequeathed to the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, by the Holy and most illustrious Apostles, by the orthodox Councils, both general and local, and by everyone of those divine interpreters, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church." Wherefore the Roman Pontiffs, Pius IV and Pius IX, ordered the insertion in the profession of faith of the following declaration: "I most firmly admit and embrace the apostolic and ecclesiastical traditions and other observances and constitutions of the Church.''
Yes, we must be willing to suffer all manner of humiliations and calumnies in order to remain faithful to the unchanged and unchangeable Faith that Our Lord has entrusted to His Catholic Church, looking to today's principal Saint, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, to bear our sufferings with joy and gratitude even to the point of complete and utter poverty and rejection by our fellow Catholics. We must love Our Lord's Deposit of Faith and remain faithful to it no matter the scandals and divisions of the present moment in the underground church and no matter the nasty names we are called by those who want to believe, despite all of the evidence of apostasy and sacrilege and blasphemy, that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI is legitimate Successor of Saint Peter who believes everything contained in the Deposit of Faith as It has been taught and accepted from time immemorial.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph in the end. The conciliarists and their apostasies will be consigned to the dustbin of history. We must, however, in the meantime remember that, despite the problems that surface now and again in this time of apostasy and betrayal, we must remember the false religion of conciliarism for what it is, making sure, first and foremost, to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
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.
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.
Pope Saint Pontianus, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints