Unbent and Unaware
Thomas A. Droleskey
Unbent in his stubborn revolutionary pride and obviously unaware of how he is offending God, Christoph"Cardinal" Schonborn, the conciliar "archbishop" of Vienna, Austria, who participated in a "youth Mass" replete with "rock" music, balloons with "messages" to God attached to them that were allowed to float to the ceiling of the church in which this travesty took place, and marked with hand clapping on the part of the the "concelebrants" and the young attendees, has authorized his flack, Erich Leitenberger, the following statement to be issued under his authority:
Some people have taken serious offense in the Holy Mass for young people which was celebrated by the Viennese Cardinal Christoph Schönborn on the 16th of November in Wolfsthal, a village close to the Austrian-Slovakian border.
In contrast to the presumption, due to the in many ways amateurish und unrealistic recorded broadcasting by Gloria TV, it must be clearly stated that in this celebration in no way any kind of liturgical specifications have been violated.
The Eucharistic bread was unleavened and its shape strictly followed the shape which has been used in the Middle East since the 1st century. The “flat cake” is similar to that form used in Mossul in these days – this is the metropolis located at river Tigris where Christians still testify the truth of Jesus with their own blood.
Werner Pirkner, the spiritual councillor for the Holy Mass in Wolfsthal, and Stephan Bazalka, coordinator of the Catholic Youth, paid highest attention to the fact that when breaking the bread no tiny little piece of bread ever touched the floor.
Those who have dared, tempted by a fragmentary news coverage, to bring forward accusations against the archbishop of Vienna, may contemplate, repent and ask God for his forgiveness. Let us pray all together for the Holy Church! (Veritas Vincit)
Erich Leitenberger said in his official statement that "in no way any kind of liturgical specifications have been violated. Leaving aside the matter of the "Eucharistic bread," which was not the focus of my own They Continue to Caricature Themselves, Spokesflack Leitenberger is entirely correct when he states that no "liturgical specifications" were violated by the balloon-rock music-strobe lights-hand clapping "youth Mass" presided over by "Cardinal" Schonborn. The whole theology of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service is premised upon jettisoning the Catholic spirit of the "past" in favor of reflecting the "language of modern theology," which is, of course, the language of Modernism. Outward penance, we are told in Article 15 of the General Instruction to the Roman Missal, belongs to different era in the history of the Church. So does reverence and solemnity and the dignity befitting the alleged offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass:
Moreover, on account of the same attitude toward the new state of the present world, it seemed that in the use of texts from the most ancient tradition, so revered a treasure would in no way be harmed if some phrases were changed so that the style of language would be more in accord with the language of modern theology and would truly reflect the current discipline of the Church. Thus, not a few expressions bearing on the evaluation and use of the earthly goods of the earth have been changed, as have also not a few allusions to a certain form of outward penance belonging to past ages of the Church. (Accommodation to New Conditions)
Paragraphs 395-399 of the revolutionary instruction manual called the General Instruction to the Roman Missal make it eminently clear that all manner of experimentations and "adaptations" can be conducted in the context of putative "offerings" of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service
395. Finally, if the participation of the faithful and their spiritual welfare requires variations and more thoroughgoing adaptations in order that the sacred celebration respond to the culture and traditions of the different peoples, then Bishops' Conferences may propose such to the Apostolic See in accordance with article 40 of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy for introduction with the latter's consent, especially in the case of peoples to whom the Gospel has been more recently proclaimed. The special norms given in the Instruction On the Roman Liturgy and Inculturation should be carefully observed.
Regarding procedures to be followed in this matter, the following should be followed:
In the first place, a detailed preliminary proposal should be set before the Apostolic See, so that, after the necessary faculty has been granted, the detailed working out of the individual points of adaptation may proceed.
Once these proposals have been duly approved by the Apostolic See, experiments should be carried out for specified periods and at specified places. If need be, once the period of experimentation is concluded, the Bishops' Conference shall decide upon pursuing the adaptations and shall propose a mature formulation of the matter to the Apostolic See for its decision.
In many instances, however, it has not been necessary to follow the procedures outlined in Paragraph 395 above, which the text of Paragraph 397 assures us does not represent any "break" with the "organic" "development" of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. Yes, "Archbishop" Piero Marini, a direct acolyte of the nefarious Annibale Bugnini, admitted in 2003 that he, as "master of ceremonies" for the late Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, used "papal" liturgies as a means of establishing "precedents" to be followed around the world.
There is no real need, you see, for "bishops" and "priests" in the conciliar structures to follow the procedures outlined in Paragraph 395 of the General Instruction to the Roman Missal as the various outrages and abuses associated with "papal" Masses in Africa and Asia and Latin America and at various "World Youth Days" have made it easy for "improvisations" to be employed on an ad hoc basis. After all, who in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism can criticize Christoph Schonborn's recent liturgical antics and hijinks in Austria when Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI have themselves participated personally in liturgical "presentations" and stage shows that have been scandalous beyond description?
Thus it is that Erich Leitenberger is quite correct when he stated on behalf of Christoph Schonborn that "no liturgical specifications" had been violated in the incredible display shown on something called Gloria TV (http://www.gloria.tv/?video=pwxa9jff7gs5kldzpiu7). Everything that happened in that "liturgy" has taken place in various "youth Masses" around the world in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Variations of what happened in that "liturgy" have taken place in "papal" "Masses around the world. Nothing ever happens to the "bishops" and "priests" who participate in these travesties as these "bishops" and "priests" are only following te perverse example of their conciliar "popes," each of whom has been committed to the "liturgical renewal" represented by what is called these days the "ordinary form of the Roman Rite, that is, the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service.
These travesties have no precedent in the history of the Catholic Church. Far from attracting Protestants and other non-Catholics to the conciliar structures, such spectacles have driven countless numbers of Catholics out of the Faith altogether and into the waiting arms of various Protestant evangelical or fundamentalist sects. The conciliar revolutionaries cannot admit that this is so. Having lost the sensus Catholicus little by little over the course of the past four decades since the advent of the Novus Ordo service on Sunday, November 30, 1969, the revolutionaries in the Vatican and in diocesan chancery offices under conciliar control have lost the sense of the sacred and have convinced themselves that they are "glorifying" God in putative "liturgies" that are abominations within the mother of all abominations, the Novus Ordo itself.
What I wrote in They Continue to Caricature Themselves a few days ago is thus foreign to the minds of men such as Christoph Schonborn and his spokesflack, Erich Leitenberger:
The Mass, however, is no joking matter. A true offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the unbloody re-presentation of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Sacrifice to the Father in Spirit and in Truth in atonement for our sins. Our Blessed Mother, who stood so valiantly by the foot of her Divine Son's Most Holy Cross as the Fifth Sword of Sorrow pierced her Immaculate Heart, was not waving balloons. She was not clapping her hands. She was not dressed in pants. She was not conversing with Saint Mary Magdalene or Saint John the Evangelist. There were no strobe lights or mariachis or bongo drums or steel guitars. Calvary was solemn. The earth quaked as our sins took their toll on the Sacred Humanity of the God-Man, putting Him to death so that we could have life for all eternity.
Pope Pius XII noted in his first encyclical letter, Summi Pontificatus, October 10, 1939, that there was darkness over the whole earth when Our Lord was Crucified to redeem us:
The Holy Gospel narrates that when Jesus was crucified "there was darkness over the whole earth" (Matthew xxvii. 45); a terrifying symbol of what happened and what still happens spiritually wherever incredulity, blind and proud of itself, has succeeded in excluding Christ from modern life, especially from public life, and has undermined faith in God as well as faith in Christ. The consequence is that the moral values by which in other times public and private conduct was gauged have fallen into disuse; and the much vaunted civilization of society, which has made ever more rapid progress, withdrawing man, the family and the State from the beneficent and regenerating effects of the idea of God and the teaching of the Church, has caused to reappear, in regions in which for many centuries shone the splendors of Christian civilization, in a manner ever clearer, ever more distinct, ever more distressing, the signs of a corrupt and corrupting paganism: "There was darkness when they crucified Jesus" (Roman Breviary, Good Friday, Response Five).
Many perhaps, while abandoning the teaching of Christ, were not fully conscious of being led astray by a mirage of glittering phrases, which proclaimed such estrangement as an escape from the slavery in which they were before held; nor did they then foresee the bitter consequences of bartering the truth that sets free, for error which enslaves. They did not realize that, in renouncing the infinitely wise and paternal laws of God, and the unifying and elevating doctrines of Christ's love, they were resigning themselves to the whim of a poor, fickle human wisdom; they spoke of progress, when they were going back; of being raised, when they groveled; of arriving at man's estate, when they stooped to servility. They did not perceive the inability of all human effort to replace the law of Christ by anything equal to it; "they became vain in their thoughts" (Romans i. 21).
With the weakening of faith in God and in Jesus Christ, and the darkening in men's minds of the light of moral principles, there disappeared the indispensable foundation of the stability and quiet of that internal and external, private and public order, which alone can support and safeguard the prosperity of States.
These words, although they were written to describe the situation of the world forty days after the outbreak of World War II, could be applied to the devastation that has been wrought upon the Catholic Faith and within the souls of hundreds of millions of Catholics as a result of the travesties engendered by the abomination that is the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, known these days most reverentially in conciliar circles as "the ordinary form of the Roman Rite."
Look at that second paragraph quoted above, highlighted in bold lettering. One can apply the language contained therein directly to the spirit of the conciliar revolutionaries as the planned the Novus Ordo. The likes of Annibale Bugnini and Ferdinando Antonelli did seek to use a "mirage of glittering phrases" to estrange Catholics from the true Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, claiming that they were "liberating" the liturgy from an "enslavement" to rites and phrases and even doctrines that had become "anachronistic."
What happened in Austria recently as a "cardinal elector" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism presided over a mockery of what was alleged to be (but thanks be to the Mercy of God was not) the unbloody re-presentation of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's offering of Himself to the Father in Spirit in and in Truth in atonement for our sins was not an "aberration." It was merely a natural expression of the perverse spirit of the Novus Ordo itself that views the Catholic "past" as anachronistic. The Novus Ordo service was designed to advance the agenda of false ecumenism so as to make what purported to be the "Catholic" liturgy more palatable to Protestants, something that Annibale Bugnini himself admitted in justifying the original alteration of the Good Friday orations:
In the ecumenical climate of Vatican II, some expressions in the Orationes sollemnes of the Good Friday service had a bad ring to them. There were urgent requests to tone down some of the wording. It is always unpleasant to have to alter venerable texts that for centuries have effectively nourished Christian devotion and have about them the spiritual fragrance of the heroic age of the Church's beginnings. Above all, it is difficult to revise literary masterpieces that are unsurpassed for their pithy form. It was nevertheless thought necessary to face up to the task, lest anyone find reason for spiritual discomfort in the prayer of the Church. The revisions, limited to what was absolutely necessary, were prepared by study group l8 bis. In Intercession 1: "For the Church," the phrase subiciens ei principatus et potestates ("subjecting principalities and powers to it [the Church]") was omitted: even though this was inspired by what St. Paul says about the "angelic powers" (Col. 2:15), it could be misinterpreted as referring to a temporal role which the Church did indeed have in other periods of history but which is anachronistic today. (Quoted by Michael Davies in The Reign of Christ the King.)
The Novus Ordo service is an expression of the abomination of desolation referred to by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Gospel read in the Mass yesterday, Sunday, November 23, 2008, for the Twenty-eighth and Last Sunday after Pentecost this year:
At that time, Jesus spoke to the multitudes this parable: At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: When you shall see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (he that readeth, let him understand:) then they that are in Judea, let them flee to the mountains and he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take anything out of his house and he that is in the field, let him not go back to take his coat. (Matthew 24: 15-17.)
Yes, we must flee from this abomination of desolation that is the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service as we flee to the catacombs to be served by true bishops and true priests who make no concessions to conciliarism or to the nonexistent legitimacy of any of its false "shepherds."
Indeed, no legitimacy may be accorded men such as Christoph Schonborn who must make amends to God before they die as they publicly abjure their errors and their participation in gross sacrileges that communicates to many young Catholics yet attached to the false structures of the conciliar church that the "liturgy" is all about them and their "likes," not about the worship Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as He taught the Apostles to do in the forty days between Easter Sunday and Ascension Thursday. Those who desire to be "una cum" the chief liturgical innovator, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, and proteges of his such as Christopher Schonborn are welcome to continue offending God under the "big" tent of the One World Ecumenical Church. Catholics who recognize that the Catholic Church cannot be responsible for any of these sacrileges and abominations will flee as we seek access to the true sacraments and pray for the conversion of those who are responsible for offending God so much as they scandalize His little ones.
We must, first and foremost, of course, make reparation on a daily basis for our own sins by offering all of our prayers and penances and mortifications and sufferings and humiliations to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying that God grants us enough time in this passing, mortal vale of tears to make reparation for our sins so as to die with a perfectly clean soul that is unattached to even the thought of any past Venial Sin.
These final days of the liturgical year remind us that our own days are short. My own length of days began fifty-seven years ago today. Only God Himself knows whether this is the last commemoration of my natal day that I will experience before I die, which is why I must be about the business of intensifying my own prayers and my own penances and mortifications to attempt to make some small amount of reparation for the many ways in which I have offended God so frequently, including my refusal for far too long to take the advice of those who admonished me in the sternest terms possible to flee from the Novus Ordo once and for all.
Saint John of the Cross was asked by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ what he, Saint John, the great mystic and reformer of the Order of Carmel who worked with Saint Teresa of Avila who was imprisoned for nine months as mad by members of his order before God rescued him miraculously in August of 1578, wanted as a reward for his many labors. Saint John of the Cross replied,
"Lord, to suffer and be humiliated for Thee." I pray to suffer and be humiliation for the sake of Our Lord and His Holy Faith as but a just punishment for my sins! That is what I deserve, especially for being so slow to recognize the Novus Ordo for being an abomination and for resisting the advice of those who tried to convince me to flee from it and its false church once and for all.
Our days are indeed short. We do not know the day or the hour of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour's Coming for us at the end of our lives. To prepare for this terrible moment of our Particular Judgments is never easy. It is even more difficult in these days of apostasy and betrayal, which is why we must not only flee from the false church of conciliarism but also be humble sheep to shepherds who have been courageous enough to serve us despite all of the humiliations that they must endure for doing so. We must be grateful for having access to the daily offering of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition offered by such shepherds and for having a refuge from a world of insanity that flows from the abomination of desolation that is the Novus Ordo and the paradoxes and contradictions contained within the conciliar ethos that gave birth to it and is communicated by it, as witnessed by the travesty in Austria recently.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ gave us His Most Blessed Mother to be our Mother as she stood so valiantly by the foot of His Most Holy Cross as He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood to redeem us. He has instructed her to give Saint Simon Stock the Brown Scapular, which was worn with such great priestly dignity by Saint John of the Cross, a true son of Carmel, and to give Saint Dominic de Guzman her Most Holy Rosary and to give Saint Catherine Laboure the Miraculous Medal (about which more will be written this Thursday, November 27, 2008). He has let His Most Blessed Mother teach us through her apparition to Juan Diego that He wants the entirety of the Americas converted to His Social Kingship as she is honored publicly by men and their nations, and He has warned us through her apparition at La Salette in France of impending doom in the Church and the world as a result of the sins of men. And He has told His Most Blessed Mother to console us with her Fatima Message, which is why we really should be earnest in praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.
Every Ave Maria we pray helps us to prepare for the hour of our deaths as we seek to repair the damage caused by our sins and those of the whole world. May we be generous in praying our Rosaries as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, remembering, a true Charity demands, to pray fervently for the conversion of the conciliar revolutionaries before they die. We must never be unbent in our sins and we must never be unaware of how we must give God the honor and glory that are His due as members of the Catholic Church who have fled to the catacombs to seek true succor from true bishops and true priests.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, 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 John of the Cross, pray for us.
Saint Chrysogonus, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?