More on SWIFT/Benedict Resignation

Verrecchio has an  article for Renew America, Money, Sex and Modernism. After making the case that the real point of the SWIFT intervention to shut down the IOR (Vatican Bank) was the resignation of Pope Benedict,  He asks,

“The question remains, if not exclusively to protect the interests of those who profited from the Vatican Bank’s lack of transparency, what exactly was the primary motivation for those who wished to see Pope Benedict XVI removed?

“The general answer, it seems, was to promote doctrinal and liturgical liberalism, but the more specific and far more relevant answer can be summed up in a word: homosexuality.”

The author continues to build his case, stating of Pope Benedict’s successor, the beneficiary of Cardinal Danneel’s largesse,

“Pope Francis, for his part, in his first major act in the reform of the IOR on his watch named a notorious homosexual cleric, Monsignor Battista Ricca, as the prelate-liaison between the Vatican Bank Board of Directors and its Commission of Cardinals.”

He concludes,

“As Maurizio Blondet wrote, “the underlying reasons” for the events that led to the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI are not clear, but what does seem clear enough is that money, sex and modernism are somewhere in the mix.”

In all this sleaze, you see exactly what St. John revealed,

“For all that is in the world, is the concupiscence of the flesh, and the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father, but is of the world.”(I John, 2, 16) That is to say, homosexual lust, greed for money and arrogant heresy (modernism, or the religion of man).

Addendum: Rorate has just posted another of the almost-daily bombshells under this apocalyptic papacy: Please see here, BOMBSHELL – SECRET PARALLEL SYNOD: Papal Post-Synod Document ALREADY being drafted by Jesuit group to allow communion for divorced and other aberrations. It is yet another piece of evidence that the largely homosexualized Jesuits are in the forefront of the attempt to totally corrupt the Mystical Body of Christ. Homosexuality and modernism are almost inseparable.

We know the remedy! Remember, pray the Rosary and confound satan and his minions!

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.


Another Step in the Dance

Rorate Caeli recently made available their English translation of the German Bishops latest move in our modernist prelates’ dance towards the Church of the Future. Released on May 9, the document, entitled with the usual progressivist loquacity, “To Build Bridges between Teaching and the Reality of Life – Family and Church in the World of Today”; details the goals set by the German Bishops for the universal church.

In this upside-down, inside-out post-conciliar church, I guess it makes sense for the German church, the one church which has most successfully denuded itself of Christianity to teach the rest of us how to “succeed” as they have.

Cardinal Marx’s diktat for the rest of us offers four “messages” with which they intend to provoke discussion in preparation for the final Synod in October.

The first message uses the standard progressivist formula; first they state the commonly accepted term, in this case, marriage, then follow up with their own perversion of it. Thus we have, “At the same time, we respect other forms of cohabitation in which important values are realized: reliable responsibility for one another; fidelity in that relationship; and a commitment to walk together the path [sic].”

The second message is formulated with similar duplicity. First it states that the German church works “in a special way” to strengthen and promote marriage and the family, then comes the perversion, “By family, we mean also the different non-marital forms of reliably lived partnerships and of generational responsibility which make a large contribution to the societal solidarity and which ought to be treated justly.”

In the third message, they get more to the point, confirming what we all know, that they intend to change the church’s teaching with an attentiveness to the lived realities of “the faithful”.

The fourth message states that the German bishops “support a strong pastoral care for marriage and the family, which needs, locally, a convincing personal offer [of specific and special care], also in changing pastoral structures.”

In order to reach their goal of, “bridges between the teaching of the Church about marriage and the family and the current life realities of the faithful” they stipulate:

  • respect for the cohabitation in loyal, non-marital partnerships;
  • a re-evaluation (read, acceptance) of the methods of artificial birth control.
  • a further development of liturgical forms, especially of blessings for same-sex partnerships, new partnerships of divorcees, and for important life-changing decisions (sex change?) within families.
  • an integration into the life of the Church of spouses who now live in a second marriage after a divorce, and also their admittance to the Sacraments after a sound decision of conscience.
  • the unconditional acceptance of the cohabitation of loyal same-sex partnerships, and a clear attitude opposed to those current exclusions and devaluations of homosexual persons.

 The German Bishops close their diktat for the rest of us with, “Concretely, this means for our church … to perceive the pastoral change that Pope Francis has called for, both as an encouragement and as a chance for the Bishops’ Conferences to develop pastoral walking paths concerning marriage and the family which are appropriate and theologically responsible.”

So, we can see where this is heading. This is another step in the dance, so to speak, and by so doing, they have moved the “dialog” in the church another two giant steps towards their ultimate goal, the debasement and eventual obliteration of the true faith. The next step will be for the few solid traditionalists to speak out against it. Then will come the so-called moderates, who always manage to “resolve” things by ending up much farther along the spectrum towards the progressivist goal. The old “two steps forward, one step back”, except lately it’s more like two giant leaps forward and one small step back, because the avalanche seems to be moving the very ground out from under us. The one sure thing is that the professional Catholics in the media will hail the end result as a wonderful thing, a true compromise that maintains the faith. And most Catholics will simply snooze right through it. What will it take to wake up Catholics?

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

Remember, pray the Rosary and confound the devil.

The New Evangelization in Action

At the Parish level, the “New Evangelization” is, in practice, the sledge hammer that Pope Francis is using to effect his irreversible paradigm shift. In this article I will show how it is working out in our diocese. When we moved here eight years ago, we first registered in a novus ordo parish and so we receive the diocesan magazine through that registration. But after some rather disconcerting episodes within that parish, we began attending an indult Traditional Latin Mass at an inner city Novus Ordo parish. Although our sympathies are with the SSPX as the true Remnant of the faith, we are unable to travel to their Chapel very often and so most Sundays have been attending the TLM at that parish. So my observations actually draw from several sources: the Diocesan Magazine, the Quarterly Newsletter of the parish we are registered in and the inner city parish where we attend the TLM most weeks.

The Bishop of our diocese rarely makes waves. He keeps a rather low profile, unlike the Dolans and Cupiches. His predecessor allowed an indult TLM and he gives the impression of tolerating it. That is not so, but is not what we are discussing here. However, since the Bishop has not quite eliminated our TLM, I had not thought much about where he stood on the matters before the Synod. That is, until recently, when, within a few weeks, we received both the Bishop’s Diocesan Magazine, and our old parish’s Newsletter.

First came the Diocesan Magazine which had an article titled “Teaching Children the Importance of Mass”. Here is an informative excerpt, which is quoted from a lay minister:

(He) said there are other everyday parts of life that can be used to teach children about the four-part Order of Mass: the introductory rites, the Liturgy of the Word, the Liturgy of the Eucharist and the concluding rites.

“That can be explained to them as we gather, we tell stories, we share a meal and we are sent forth”, Reilly said.

“The first one they can understand if they can recall visiting someone else’s home. “Someone greets you, which happens here (at church) and we have a meal.”

“The concluding rites can be connected to the goodbyes parents and children say to those whose house they’ve visited, he said.”

This was in the Bishop’s own Magazine, not something independent. “Share a meal”, “have a meal”. Scriptures reduced to telling stories, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass reduced to sharing a meal among friends. It’s no wonder people slog into Mass dressed for a pool party or barbecue.

Next came the parish newsletter. In it is an article titled, “Focus on Faith, Leaders in the New Evangelization”. The article has a photo of the Bishop with the words, “(Bishop) says Catholics must reach beyond their comfort zone to reach non-active Catholics”. In the article, we read about the Bishop’s initiative to nurture the new evangelization by training lay leaders. He contracted with the Catholic Leadership Institute for a year long Parish Ministry Disciples program. The article then quotes Barbara Eckert, senior leadership consultant with CLI: “We hope that in these parishes, there’ll be a new breath of what it means to be a Catholic. And, along with all that beauty, try to let people know we’re Catholic in a way that’s highly invitational and approachable.”  In case you are wondering what is being recommended to improve the invitational skills of Catholics, the article continues with a contribution from Father X., the Pastor who explained that while his parish may at first glance appear to be a vibrant parish, it has a “deep problem”, with “a lot of brokenness in our parish that we don’t reach out to.” The article went on to describe Father X’s solution to this brokenness:

“We are called to love people ‘where they are’. That means going back to the core of the Gospel. He then illustrated his point with an example that challenged three different parishioners. All three had received  invitations from family members to attend weddings — gay (sic) weddings — and asked Father X if they should attend.

The parishioners saw the invitations as a moral dilemma. Father told them they were actually opportunities to demonstrate the power of the greatest commandment.

Father said he told one of the three, ‘If you want to go to the wedding or not, it’s up to you. But if you stay home and have hostility against your relative, then you are a sinner. If you go to the wedding and you show your love, that is the witness to the Truth.’

“If people believe it’s a sign of acceptance of gay marriage, simply say, ‘No, it’s a sign of love.’ Go to the wedding. Don’t judge. Just love, because love is our greatest testimony. “

Notice that Father X set up a false dichotomy in his narrative; if you do not go to the sinful wedding you have hostility and are a sinner. He presents no choice for lovingly affirming the 2,000 year teaching of the Church. This is the same error promoted by Pope Bergoglio through the Synod.

In the inner city novus ordo parish where we attend the Traditional Mass most Sundays, we have noticed a change which reflects the Bishop’s New Evangelization initiative as well. The Pastor of this parish is known for his reverence towards the Mass, and his insistence on reverence for the Holy Eucharist. It has been his practice during the several years we have attended that on the major holy days, such as Christmas and Easter, to stress that only Catholics who are in a state of grace, that is not in a state of mortal sin, may receive Holy Communion. Usually he announces that there is a priest in the confessional to hear confessions, and several people generally get up and go to confession at that time. Father has also spoken out in favor of the Church’s traditional teachings on marriage. But at his Easter Mass, Father did not mention, for the first time in my memory, the need to be in a state of grace to receive Holy Communion. Father simply noted the larger than normal attendance, with many new faces, and welcomed them to our “worship service” and then, after a moment’s hesitation, he added, “Mass”.

When you consider the above, they show us how Pope Bergoglio is proceeding with his stated “irreversible changes”. Over the past 50 years since Vatican II, the hierarchy has neglected catechising, while placing the emphasis on a generalized and subjective, “Be nice to others”. Consequently, it is not only laymen who are ignorant of their faith, but even priests, Bishops and Cardinals. Thus, our local Bishop can produce a diocesan magazine with such heretical statements as the first quote above, describing the Mass as “telling stories and sharing a meal”.

As others have pointed out, the Kasper Agenda, which Pope Francis has described as “serene theology” does not simply attack the Church’s teaching on marriage, the family and perversions of sexuality. By pushing to admit those living in mortal sin to Holy Communion, it undercuts the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, His greatest gift to us. Thus they are undercutting the very foundation of our faith.

The Pope and his wrecking crew have a much easier time of it now, since Catholics have been taught by their trusted pastors that, A. The Mass is a gathering where we tell stories and have a meal with friends, and B. Christ’s command to love others excludes “judging” them.

The result is that Novus Ordo Catholics feel compelled to welcome active homosexuals and those who are living together without valid Catholic marriage, and “share a meal” with them. Folks, this train left the station a long, long time ago. Barring an act of God, Pope Bergoglio will accomplish his long awaited “irreversible change”.

It is possible that this attempt by Pope Francis to irreversibly change the Faith at the next Synod will trigger the final stage of the Chastisement. The resultant schism may actually jar complacent Catholics from their lethargy and indifference.  And then again, maybe not…

Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!

Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

One Year After Randy Engel’s Open Letter

A year ago, Randy Engel wrote an Open Letter to Pope Francis. Mrs. Engel is well known as the author of the “Rite of Sodomy – Homosexuality in the Catholic Church”, an exhaustive review of the corruption of the Church by sodomitical heretics. Her Open Letter is a tour de force of the disgusting subject of homosexuality within the ranks of the Catholic clergy and a poignant plea for the Holy Father to protect the faithful by establishing a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality and Pederasty in the Church. Events of the past year have shown the wisdom of Mrs. Engel’s  concerns. And so, I offer several excerpts from Mrs. Engel’s Open Letter. The article in its entirety can be found here.

Engel quite ably makes her case that the vice of sodomy has been firmly opposed by St. John Chrysostom, St. Peter Damian, St. Thomas Aquinas and has always and everywhere in the Church been condemned as a harmful vice. And yet, following Vatican II, the Church has substantially softened her stance and now appears to be tolerant of this vice.

“The effect of all this pandering by the Church to the forces of organized perversion is that the average Catholic …, has been systematically stripped of the natural and supernatural revulsion that the normal person feels when confronted with sexual perversion.She then calls for the closing down and exorcizing of “Catholic gay parishes” and the termination of “Catholic gay ministries” supported by Episcopal Conferences, including the notorious Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco and St. Xavier Parish in Manhattan.

“You frequently talk about the need for social justice and ministries for the poor and disenfranchised, but I have yet to see the Holy See promote a special ministry of compassion and healing to the victims of clerical sexual abuse and their families, who are routinely treated as “enemies” of the Church instead of beloved members of the parish family who have been victimized by clerical miscreants in the name of God. … “

Pope Francis and his friend, Msgr. Ricca
Pope Francis and his friend, Msgr. Ricca

Engel then reviewed the case of Msgr. Ricca, whom Pope Francis had just appointed to the prestigious post of Prelate of the Institute for Religious Works (Vatican Bank). Ricca was forced to leave his post at the Papal Nunciature in Uruguay due to the public nature of his scandalous affair with his Swiss Army lover, Patrick Haari. The fact that Pope Francis continues to stay in the Santa Marta Guest House which is run by Msgr. Ricca and the same Ricca continues in his position of authority in the Vatican Bank bears eloquent testimony to the support that the homosexual agenda has in this papacy.

In making her case, Mrs. Engel frequently has recourse to graphic and shocking information regarding homosexuality and I cannot put such information on this site, but must point out that revolting as it is, this information is important for you to understand the severity of the threat to the Church which is posed by the widespread tolerance and even encouragement that the Church hierarchy gives to sodomites. For this information, please refer to Mrs. Engel’s Open Letter  at the following  link .

In fact, I believe the homosexual agenda counts on our reticence regarding these matters, to screen their revolting behavior. Our silence helps them achieve their goals. After reading Engel’s Open Letter in its entirety, it becomes apparent that a terrible blasphemy is being promoted within the Church under Pope Francis’s new “mercy”, which finds special virtues in such disgusting sins and yet sees nothing but reprehensible behavior in faithful Catholics.

Engel’s Open Letter calls for for a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality and Pederasty in the Catholic Church, noting that,

“It is strange that despite more than three decades of clerical sexual abuse scandals in the Church, most linked to pederasty, neither you nor any of your post-Conciliar predecessors have ever made any attempt to investigate the extent and consequences of the dual plague of homosexuality and pederasty on the Catholic diocesan priesthood and religious life, and on the life of the Catholic laity? With thousands of convicted clerical abusers, and hundreds of thousands of victims, and billions paid out in legal and reparation fees world-wide, isn’t it time that such an investigation were instituted?”

Engel asks, “How far does the Church intend to extend its invitation to these deviant elements in our society without facing charges of endangering the faith and morals of the Catholic laity, especially Catholic youth?” One year after Mrs. Engel’s Open Letter  to Pope Francis, we have seen how far the Pope will go. He has stubbornly insisted on keeping the pro-homosexual portions of the Synod’s Midterm Report in the final document. This next year will be a battleground between faithful Catholics and the forces of modernism lead by Pope Francis.

It saddens me that this post on my rarely seen blog is perhaps the only recognition that Randy Engel’s brave efforts will receive. However, I hope that faithful Catholics will continue to offer rosaries and penances to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for the poor besieged Bride of Christ, suffering so much from this shameful pope.

The depravity and apostasy corrupting the Church today is directly related to the continued refusals of the popes to obey Our Lady of Fatima’s request. But we faithful Catholics are also to blame. We are called to repentance, reparation and prayer. Instead of wringing our hands over what the popes and hierarchy have failed to do, we need to get busy doing our part. Prepare now to renew your Total Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on her feast day, 8 December. And live your consecration moment by moment. At least, these times provide us with plenty of opportunities to “offer it up”, don’t they!

Pray the rosary and confound the devil!

Viva Christo Rey!

~ evensong ~

Holiness, a Mark of the True Church

The Synod continues and Pope Francis’s revolution continues apace, and so it goes. More than ever before prayer and penance are needed!

As the Synod unfolds, a few things come to mind. On another blog in a discussion on the possibility of Bergoglio changing Church teaching, a commenter remarked :

Can Bergoglio change Church teaching? The following analogy may provide a useful approach to answering this question.

In 1967, the British Parliament decriminalized buggery, but the legislation applied to England and Wales only, not Scotland. In Scotland, meanwhile, the Lord Advocate (roughly equivalent to the Attorney General) had instructed that there should be no prosecutions for buggery. The question is: did the Lord Advocate’s instruction change the law in Scotland – even though it was not legislation?

The answer to this question depends on the definition of “law”, about which there is no universal agreement. If, however, you take legal philosopher John Austin’s definition – “the command of a sovereign, backed by the threat of a sanction” – then the answer would of course be, “Yes”. The Lord Advocate had removed the threat of a sanction.

By removing the threat of a sanction, therefore, Bergoglio would be changing Church teaching, at least on this interpretation.

As a postscript to the above, the Catholic Encyclopedia makes the following remark under “Sanctity (Mark of the Church)”. A mark of the Church, of course, is a means by which the true Church is objectively identified:
“Her vindication of the indissolubility of marriage in the face of a licentious world affords the most conspicuous instance of this. She alone maintains in its integrity her Master’s teaching on marriage.”

When reading that I was so overwhelmed with nostalgia! The above quote about the sanctity of the Church from the Catholic Encyclopedia speaks volumes to what we have lost.

The true Church is Holy, that is how we know that she is the true Church. In today’s confusion, many are disheartened about the perceived lack of holiness in the Church. It distresses them to hear that pope Bergoglio has dismissed homosexuality flippantly, that he has called faithful Catholics pelagians and hardheaded and accused them of “obsessing” over abortion, contraception and sodomy (although he refuses to call it by its correct name).

In refusing to judge homosexuals, Pope Francis is refusing to follow Christ, Whose priest and Vicar he is supposed to be. This is a true lack of charity, because the sinner needs the Gospel preached, needs the truth to be told and needs to have their sins forgiven. The Church’s constant teaching all these years is that sodomy is a sin that cries out to Heaven for vengeance. And just think of the actively homosexual priests who are not only engaging in such a horrendous mortal sin, but are also breaking their solemn vow of chastity and to compound matters, they celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass unworthily, blaspheming Our Lord and Savior and scandalizing His flock.

To all those who are confused and disheartened over the state of the Church today, Be of good heart, look for the holiness. That is where our sins are forgiven. That is where our souls are healed. Many Catholics today are misled into thinking that the priests of the Society of St. Pius X are not able to administer the sacraments, that their Masses are not valid and so on. Often, self-styled experts presume to pass judgement on those of us who attend SSPX Chapels, decreeing that we are schismatics. To them I say, look at the signs — where do you find holiness? where do you find fidelity to the unchanging dogma and tradition of the Faith?

Can your sins be forgiven if the only sin your priest believes in is the sin of intolerance? Can you find nourishment and peace for your soul in an environment that places social justice in place of total devotion to Jesus Christ, His Passion, Death and Resurrection? Hell is a reality, Jesus spoke of it often, yet the modernist Church ignores this reality.

It’s a shame that Pope Francis will not honestly and courageously confront the sins that shackle people today – he misses the opportunity to free them of their sins. His modernism blinds him to the needs of sinners and causes him to eschew ‘judgmentalism’. Our Lord’s words, “Be of good heart, son, your sins are forgiven you” is a beautiful encouragement for all of us today. Don’t be confused by the so-called canon law experts, who are like the pharisees of Jesus time. They parse the canon law, ignoring the constant teaching of the Church’s traditional magisterium. They rejected Him then, and they war against the small remnant of the Church that is sustaining the Faith today. Seek out the holiness, seek the priest that will preach — and live! — the true word of God. If he doesn’t preach Jesus crucified, he is not true to the Faith, and not holy either..

It is said that God only gives us the quality of priests we deserve, so we must strive to deserve better. To this end, let’s renew our rosaries and our fasting. If we do this thing right, we may all become lean, mean praying machines! (And spiritual warriors par excellence!)

Our Lady of Fatima pray for us!

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us now and at the hour of our death!

~ posted by evensong ~

Pray for the Synod on Marriage and the Family

Today is one of those beautiful blue Fall days that blesses northeast Florida only a few times a year. The air is crisp and cool, so unlike Florida’s normal muggy “armpit weather”. But lest our natural optimism get away with us, Father Carota over at his wonderful blog, Traditional Catholic Priest has this reminder that the faith is almost certainly in danger. Here is his post in its entirety.

Pray For Progressive Extraordinary Synod Of Bishops On The “Family” At Vatican Oct. 5-19

Posted on October 4, 2014
The old adage; “Have your cake and eat it too” is what we are seeing more and more in the Catholic Church. Church leaders and people want to be Catholics and yet not obey the Bible or the 2000 years teaching.

It never works. Chasing after the worldly ways to be popular did not work in Holland with the Dutch Catechism. The “New Catechism” was published in Holland “De Nieuwe Katechismus“, in 1966. The progressive Dutch bishops thought that if they watered down Catholic teaching the Church would improve in Holland. The opposite happened. There are very very few Catholics who attend mass there anymore and most are either extreme liberals or faithful old people. You can read the Vatican’s critique of the New Catechism here.

So using pastoral mercy to accept divorced and remarried people and homosexual parents who have children, will not help the world or the Church. Jesus says a very clear NO to divorce, adultery and fornication.

“Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for any cause? Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, Made them male and female? And he said: For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.” Matthew 19: 3-6.

In many parts of Africa Polygamy (a man has many wives) is practiced. Before that person can become Catholic he must be married to only one of his wives. Should he be allowed to have all of his wives and still become Catholic?

St. Paul makes it very clear too. “Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, Nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God.” 1 Cor. 6: 9-10

As to homosexual families, St. Paul writes:

“For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them. Romans 1: 26-32.

This last sentence: “not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them” applies to the pope, cardinals, bishops, religious, priests, parents and friends who consent to homosexual activity as a pastoral way of loving homosexuals. Love them by telling them they are in sin and their eternal souls in danger of the everlasting flames of hell. Homosexuals from all over the world have gathered in Rome.

“LGBT” Catholic activists from Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Portugal, the US, Chile, Switzerland, France, Germany, Denmark, Finland and Russia, Italy and Britain are expected to participate in a series of conference, forums and press gatherings sponsored by a wide array of well-funded international organisations, including the European Union.” Life Site

The vatican is being very secretive about the Extraordinary synod. The Vatican press office said that information will be limited and speakers names will not to be made known.

I believe that what we are seeing with Pope Francis and all of his cohort, is the complete fulness, total consistency with Vatican II. I am old enough (71 years!) to remember what the Church used to teach and I remember what a U-Turn Vatican II was. While the Novus Ordo and many other of the changes were being implemented, the popes and other hierarchy often made many statements that affirmed orthodoxy. The conflict between what was being done, i.e., pastoral practice, and what was being affirmed, i.e., doctrine, caused a chaos and confusion among the faithful. This resulted in a deep rift between those of us who kept trying to call attention to the heterodox practices in the liturgy and those who were just as adamant in trumpeting the orthodox statements of the popes. When I would point out the serious offenses of Pope John Paul II’s Assisi meetings, I was always shouted down by those who spoke of the “saintly” Pope’s devotion to the Rosary, for instance.

Now, however, we have been blessed, — for God blesses us in all that happens, if we will but hold firm to Him! — blessed with a Pope at last who is so thoroughly imbued with the modernist heresy of Vatican II that he cannot possibly give anything other than a thorough-going modernist slant to his every utterance.  There is no way possible to misunderstand his utter disdain for those of us who still doggedly affirm that which has always and everywhere been the unchangeable, absolute fulness of the deposit of Faith.

In this secretive Synod then, let the Bishop of Rome have his say. Let Kasper and Danneels and Maradiaga and all their ilk do as they like. For our part, we will pray our rosaries and trust in the Immaculate Heart of our Blessed Mother, the Mother of God and Queen of the Holy Roman Catholic Church that God’s will be done once again in the Church.

May the merciful and most pure Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ bless our Holy Father, the Pope, the Vicar of Christ.

Mary, help of Christians, pray for us all.

Sweet Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.