|Gaudium synagoga Satanae|
January 17, 2020
To: Fr. Aidan McNutty
Franciscan Flyers of the Annulment
Holy Smoke Parish
1717 Lenin Square
My dear Brother Aidan,
Firstly, I wish to thank-you for all the destructive work you have done at the parish, Holy Smoke. I especially wish to congratulate you for all the hard work you are doing to destroy the young people. Is it not edifying when young people come to church on Sundays, and yet, in their daily lives, live like the "Gentiles"?
Just a few key reminders: do not forget that the young people are influenced by word and deed. Repeated sins, however small, will desensitize them quickly. Keep them in a corruptive environment. It may be a simple thing such as giving someone a rap CD or a movie laced with profanity.
We are not just targeting the young; but also, and take care here: the parents in the parish. If we can continue to lull the parents into a sense that they are "practicing Catholics" just because they turn up in a pew on Sundays, then you have as much as got them. If the parents are seduced into the "good" life, the youth naturally follow. It is human nature to take the easiest path. When the young see the parents as - in essence - nominal Christians, why would they ever not follow? Bad generals make bad foot soldiers.
If we consider Liguori's advice to parents, we can invert it and set as a general template what practical results we should be looking for in the young. Parents, schools etc. should - (indeed, must!) - be encouraged to instill in the young a lively sense of vulgarity, obscenity, licentiousness. Nothing drags a young person away from Christianity as quickly as "impurity". We have a lot to work with: even a so-called saint is only flesh and by proximate occasions, he or she may become a devil. Never give up the work! There is one doctrine of the Catholic Church I believe in: Original Sin. Aidan, make good use of fallen human nature to corrupt parish and school life!
Some practical advice: encourage the young to turn to celebrities as their idols; encourage indulgence in social media, etc. Facebook, Snapchat, Tinder, Grindr, Badoo etc., are marvelous fantasy tools for this. How ecstatic I become, Aidan, when you send me reports of school girls barely in their teens behaving like cheap tramps and tarts on social media! When I hear that they come from our Catholic schools "in the Catholic tradition", with the sacraments and even Mass, then I know we know that we are proceeding from triumph to triumph for the Evil One.
What joy it brings me, to think of stupid parents spending tens of thousands on their daughter or son's "traditional" Catholic education, when the same girl will end up as a cheap, whoring little tart for a dirty little boy. This is the delicious reality!
Now, if you can be fortunate to find a few double-faced parents, that is, active enablers of children's sin, all the better. It may come to chance that you may be blessed to strike upon a parent who perhaps has a psychological problem, or even a pathology. Here, there is a gold mine to work with. Human pride and psychological weaknesses must be exploited to the full. =
People should also be encouraged to cause scandal and so on in the local parish. The more the merrier. An old Spanish proverb, perhaps a bit colourful, is advisable here: encourage this monkey to climb his or her tree, but in doing so you keep well back, for it is only when this monkey is well up the tree that we find out what is inside of him or her!
In closing, my dear Aidan, I am edified to hear your reports of the growing corruption of the youth in our Catholic schools. Truly I am edified. Indeed, much "work" merely entails allowing society and corrupt teachers to do their "work" undisturbed. Encourage freedom! You have so far excelled at that! Liberty, liberty! Ah, the word that brings the only joy in Hell!
Keep wearing your cassock; but keep up soft, sentimental, pious external practices. Even say a Latin Mass or two! The key is doctrine, so no doctrine! But by all means allow a bit of extravagant theatre now and then. Make it "high church", but keep it "false church".
Emphasize a sociological Christianity; if anything at all. Keep Man at the centre, and Christ Crucified out! Aidan, whatever you do, keep the Cross hidden from sight.
No Cross, no Salvation!
I remain, fraternally yours, Brother Perfides
Archbishop of Pergamum