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Saturday, 24 July 2021

Traditionis Custodes: A slap in the face to the Eastern Orthodox


 

Another effect of Francis' cruel and evil moto proprio, Traditionis custodes is that it is a direct slap across the face of our separated brothers, the Eastern Orthodox Churches. But I believe that this grave insult could not be by mistake. There is no way that the Roman churchmen could be unaware of the negative effect this edict will have on the Orthodox. I believe the churchmen have made a calculated gamble in declaring their support for the western globalists and attempting to suppress the Mass is a sign of their commitment to the globalist enterprise. The past year has shown that the men who have years ago seized control of the administrative levers of power in the Catholic Church are agents of these same degenerate, evil western powers. 

We know that Pope Benedict's Summorum pontificum was welcomed by the Orthodox. Alexi II, Patriarch of Moscow stated: "the recover and valuing of the ancient liturgical tradition is a fact that we greet positively". He added, "we hold very strongly to tradition. Without the faithful guardianship of liturgical tradition, the Russian Orthodox Church would not have been able to resist the period of persecution". 

Three points: 

1. The churchmen, given they have been infiltrated by the worst elements of globalism, given they are rife with corruption and sexual debauchery - are undertaking an attack on the Mass to precipitate a complete breakdown of any last remnants Christian civilization. They fear a religious revival as is now happening in Russia. 

2. The pope's arbitrary and tyrannical actions are no doubt a huge alarm bell for the Orthodox of how the Bishop of Rome is abusing his powers. Can we for a moment imagine popes prior to the Renaissance abuses, acting like vicious tyrants to such a degree to reduce bishops to errand boys and no longer apostles?

3. The papal attack on the ancient Roman Rite will set off alarm bells that Rome cannot be trusted. If the pope can turn so sadistically upon the faithful of his own Rite, what would stop him turning perhaps even more viciously (if it can be imagined) upon ancient Divine Liturgies? Any man who would destroy the ancient Roman Rite, you know he would destroy the ancient eastern Divine Liturgies.

 Watch the following: just who is keeping Tradition?

 


 

In conclusion, the Romans are well aware of the deleterious effect this moto proprio will have upon relations with the Eastern Orthodox. They welcome this bad break for the Eastern Orthodox have been the only voices opposing western debauchery and immorality promoted by the godless, western globalists. Indeed, we just saw a demonstration this past June with international finance and capital glorifying sexual depravity, even pushing pedophilia. 

But God is writing straight again with crooked lines. Just as He has decided that the eastern brethren are not to be handed over to the Romans to be spiritually tortured, God is giving Catholics spiritual strength to stand with their Mother, to remain by her beside, as these vile men attempt to poison Her on her (so they hope) Her death bed. Dear friends, stay with the Church!! She needs YOU more than ever! You will provide that true Catholic witness to our separated brothers, and that, in God's good time, they shall return to the bosom of Holy Mother Church.

The road to Traditionis Custodes can be traced from Nosta Aetate through Assisi to Pachamama

With apologies to Goethe for my title. The poet once wrote "From utility, through truth, to beauty. But for women it is the reverse". 

Now to our reflections:

On January 9, 2016 I wrote a post noting that the Pope had engaged in blasphemous religious indifferentist "religious" services. This false ecumenism that has infected Bishop and then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio since his days in Argentina where he was notorious in his false worship with Jews, should give us pause as to where his hatred of the ancient Roman Mass originates. Since he has come to Rome he has expanded his ecumenical delusion to includes the arch-heretic, Martin Luther, Islam, and more recently Brazilian animists via the Pachamama. As I wrote earlier, Pachamama did not appear overnight, but was the logical conclusion of the ecumenical fantasies infecting the churchmen for decades, indeed even prior to the Second Vatican Council.

Could it not be that the Mass is the nexus point of hatred from the false religions, and as such has to be revised leading the Catholic Church to be, in the words of Archbishop Lenga "protestantized" and "Judaized"? We can well believe it. Indeed, dear friends, the churchmen are well on the path of their deluded, false ecumenism. Just consider the blasphemous "Abrahamic House of Fraternity",(set to be opened in 2022) at which Our Lord Jesus Christ, the only Name under Heaven by which we are saved was uninvited. Flee from this. Know that all men - without except - from the "Jew first and then the Greek" are called to perfect unity in Christ's Mystical Body, for in Jesus Christ ALONE is our salvation.

 

Pope Francis' video condemned by the Catechism of the Catholic Church ~ Rome has joined with Freemasonry to promote religious indifferentism

"Little children, keep yourself from idols"
1 St. John 5:21

 
So numerous are Church teachings against religious indifferentism that one hardly knows where to begin. 

Where is the only name under Heaven in this "dialogue"? 
 
I shall preface this post on the blasphemous video released by the Roman Authorities on the very Feast of the Epiphany (of going out to the Gentiles!) by quoting Pope Leo XIII from Humanum Genus, where the holy Pope condemned the religious indifferentist doctrine of Freemasonry, which is the central dogma of Masonry. Leo wrote how dangerous to Catholic truth is the idea that all religions are true. Defenders of the blasphemous video will claim the Papal video does not do this. They are wrong; implicitly it does, for it does not preach Jesus Christ and Him Crucified. It is a denial of Jesus Christ as the sole mediator between God and man. No doubt, this video brought much joy to Freemasonry and its various "partisans of evil" (c.f. Humanum Genus). 

Buddhism - like all false religions - is not a "faith" 

Leo XIII wrote: 

"...they thereby teach the great error of this age-that a regard for religion should be held as an indifferent matter, and that all religions are alike. This manner of reasoning is calculated to bring about the ruin of all forms of religion, and especially of the Catholic religion, which, as it is the only one that is true, cannot, without great injustice, be regarded as merely equal to other religions".


Believers in what or whom, Your Holiness? 
Now, let us move from the 19th century Pope to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Let us review what the Church actually teaches in light of what this blasphemous video taught. 

The video claims the adherents to false religions are believers. No, they are not, properly understood. A believer is one who has the Faith which is, as the Catechism teaches: "... is a gift of God, a supernatural virtue infused by him". God cannot infuse, without contradicting His perfect Unity in Truth. He cannot infuse in one man, Jesus Christ is God, and in another Jesus Christ is not God. Impossible. Yet, this evil video claims that the adherents of these false religions are "believers" and that there god is "love". 

To the contrary, God is Love Incarnate, who commanded His Apostles to go and teach (doctrine before love!!) ALL Nations (no exceptions, and this includes Jews, contrary to the heresies recently promoted by Roman Authorities last month).

"he came to his own, and his own knew him not..." 

From the Catechism: 

No 153. When St. Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, Jesus declared to him that this revelation did not come "from flesh and blood", but from "my Father who is in heaven". 24 Faith is a gift of God, a supernatural virtue infused by him. "Before this faith can be exercised, man must have the grace of God to move and assist him; he must have the interior helps of the Holy Spirit, who moves the heart and converts it to God, who opens the eyes of the mind and 'makes it easy for all to accept and believe the truth.'"

No 161. Believing in Jesus Christ and in the One who sent him for our salvation is necessary for obtaining that salvation. Since "without faith it is impossible to please [God]" and to attain to the fellowship of his sons, therefore without faith no one has ever attained justification, nor will anyone obtain eternal life; But he who endures to the end.


It is indeed a terrible day when the Roman Authorities have joined with "the partisans of evil". The greatest punishment Our Lord can inflict on the Church and the world is wayward priests. The Roman Authorities insist on fornicating with the world.... we must utterly reject their evil, yet unceasingly adhere to Our Mother, the Church, remaining by Her bedside as she writhes in agony from the many wounds inflicted on her by evil and traitorous churchmen.

Friday, 23 July 2021

Did the Pope attack the Latin Mass because it is a roadblock to the "Abrahamic House of Fraternity"?

 



The ancient Roman Mass is not for the falsely ecumenically minded. Today I offer for your consideration the imminent inauguration of the "Abrahamic House of Fraternity", which is a furtherance of the satanic dream of mixing the one, true religion with two false ones, resulting in dragging the true Faith into falsehood.  

Tragically the deluded pope continues to engage (as he has for decades) in "worship" services with the followers of these two false religions. 


 

 

Obviously the ancient Roman Mass is a stumbling block for the churchmen who have undertaken this impious, blasphemous, and satanic trick to attempt to fuse Truth with lies, Christ with Belial. This diabolical "Abrahamic House of Fraternity" openly rejects the Gospels, the Divine Command to go out and convert all men. In the western Rite of the Catholic Church, this exclusivity of the Truth, this drive to draw all men to Christ was and is primarily expressed through the ancient Roman Mass. As such, this Mass has to go, it has to be "suppressed", it has to be destroyed if the "fraternity" these churchmen seek is to be accomplished. Do not be deluded dear friends, this "synagogue of satan" is but a prefiguring of  the universal religion that the Man of Perdition will eventually reveal. 

We Catholics, following Our Lord Jesus Christ, unlike the Jews and Moslems, truly revere and honour the Holy Prophet Abraham, as his entire purpose was focused on the coming of the Messiah, of which these two false religions, deceived by Satan, deny. For some these words sound harsh, but it is because they have become accustomed to human "niceties", perhaps even seduced to some degree into false ecumenism. But we have it on the Divinely inspired words of the Jewish convert, St. John the Apostle: "Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father, and the Son". (1 John 2:22).

Consider the following photos. Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is banned from this den of iniquity. Whereas the synagogue and mosque are "traditional", you immediately notice that the "church" has no Crucifix and no Altar.

 


  







Pray that the churchmen repent and convert. Pray especially for the deluded followers of false religions who are being lied to by these wicked men, and encouraged to remain in their darkness. They are being misled by the very men who should be preaching that Our Lord Jesus Christ is the only way of Salvation. 

Our Lord Jesus Christ - who is also Mercy Incarnate -  knows every heart, and  will look much more favourably upon invincibly ignorant followers of these religions who have sought Him to the best of their abilities and followed the Natural Law, then He will the deceiving churchmen. Men, who if they knew of Jesus, would have converted but for the lies of these false shepherds will yet enter the House of the Father (c.f. Isaiah 45:22).

Will this be able to be said about the churchmen who were given the Truth and rejected Him?   

To conclude, I shall be blunt: why would Jews and Moslems convert when they have the Pope joining them in their "worship" services?

Monday, 19 July 2021

Traditionis Custodes: A rejection of Sts. Peter and Paul's teaching on the sacred duties of a Bishop

 


A bishop, after all, since he is the steward of God’s house, must needs be beyond reproach. He must not be an obstinate or quarrelsome man, one who drinks deep, or comes to blows, or is grasping over money. He must be hospitable, kindly, discreet, upright, unworldly and continent. He must hold firmly to the truths which have tradition for their warrant; able, therefore, to encourage sound doctrine, and to shew the wayward their error. Titus 1:7-11

Be shepherds to the flock God has given you. Carry out your charge as God would have it done, cordially; and not under constraint; not in shameful profit either, but generously. sordid gain. Be examples to the flock,  not tyrannizing,  but each in his own sphere, setting an example, as best you may, to the flock. So, when the Prince of shepherds makes himself known, your prize will be that crown of glory which cannot fade.  1 Peter 5:2-4

Thank-you Cardinal Collins for being a Father to ALL Catholics

 

To Cardinal Collins we address our prayerful gratitude that he acted like a father, a pastor, and with Christian charity and justice.

For we have heard that yesterday in other dioceses, contrary to charity and justice, Holy Masses were either stopped, or the faithful were told there would be no more after yesterdays' Mass. It is reliably reported that in many places men, women, and children were openly weeping. Priests were weeping in the Sanctuary. Altar boys were physically supporting priests who struggled to say Mass, such was their spiritual torment.

Dear friends, raise your hearts and souls to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for these suffering souls who have had the Mass ripped from them. Pray for terrorized priests who now live in agony, and fear of persecution. Pray for your bishop. 

Pray especially for the Pope that the spirit of "Ahab" be driven from his heart.  "Christians are those who let God clothe them with goodness and mercy, with Christ, so as to become, like Christ, servants of God and others" has written Francis. We ask: has he just out of his own mouth condemned himself?

St. Elijah, pray for us. 

Sts. Peter and Paul, pray for us.  

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Crisis? What Crisis? Our Lord Jesus Christ is in COMPLETE control of His Church

 
 
I strongly urge every Catholic to watch the above video. Do not forget - EVER - Our Lord Jesus Christ is in absolute control of HIS Church.
 
Providentially, the spiritual dramas and demise of two Kings of Israel were recounted in the Breviary over the past two weeks as the churchmen were finalizing their document on the Ancient Roman Rite of the Mass. One must admit that God does have a dry sense of humour. In the Breviary we recall Saul and Ahab, the former doubted, the latter engaged in false worship but then repented for having abandoned the Faith. It did not go well for them, as God meted out just punishment for their misleading the people, and their personal sins that affected the people of God.
 
The Catholic Church being the ONE and ONLY and CONTINUING Israel of God is confident (con fides) that God Almighty is still in absolute control of Israel, His Bride. Friends, pray to Sts. Peter and Paul. Pray also to St. Elijah the Prophet for strength and courage to turn Israel back to the true worship of the Living God. Ask the Prophet too for that serenity that he had during times of persecution and affliction. Pray too, as the Prophet did, for the conversion of modern day "Ahabs".
 
Above all understand that the Church, the Israel of God, is undergoing purification as She did time and again in ancient days. Just as the Israelites of old abandoned the true Faith and took up false idol worship of demons, so too, in our day we Israelites took up false idol worship of demons (abortion, sexual perversion, materialism, false ecumenism, etc.) and are now being scourged by Almighty God for infidelity. The punishment will pass when enough Catholics follow Elisha in taking up Elijah's mantle. We may well be going into exile in Babylon, but we well deserve it. The blood of hundreds of millions of babies are crying out to the Living God for justice. Let us not forget, these babies were and are being murdered on our watch. When God punishes, it means He still loves us, and sees some hope in our repentance. Let us repent then and quicken the end of the captivity.
 
"But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand". Luke 21:28

Saturday, 17 July 2021

On Traditionis Custodes

Update: Upon future reflection, I have realized I should have listened to that inner voice and withdrawn from the matter at hand. My remarks on SP and TC with respect to their legal status would appear to be premature. Indeed, this is a time I should let those wiser than me to take the podium - not to add to the cacophony. But I have written what I have written. As the psalmist sings, "The prudent man doth all things with counsel" (13.16). Incumbent on that verse is learning from our experiences and amending our lives.

Yesterday, Friday, July 16th, 2021, marked the release of a muto propiro titled Traditionis Custodes. To the English-speaking world, it is called "Guardians of Tradition."

Quite the title. Even if it follows Il Vaticano's convention of titling documents after the first few words, it is quite the title. 

One can read the English translation over at Vox Cantoris. He has a few other things to say about it, besides.

So what is one to do in light of this document? On the one hand, it is unwise to understate its impact. On the other hand, it is also unwise to freak out, panic, or give into despair on this matter. We need to practice a sense of calm and measure on this. Now is not the time to feed the Adversary, who always seeks to dominate in our minds and hearts. Do not give into dejection, despair, and discouragement. This is what he wants.

We have plenty of tools at our disposal. We have our Bibles. We have our rosaries. We have countless books from past centuries in the Church, from spiritual classics such as The Soul of the Apostolate to hefty catechism books untainted with what we now call modernism. I would be remiss if I did not mention liturgical items such as candlesticks, umbrellinos, and travelling tabernacles. We are not bereft, friends. Turn to those. Treasure them. Restore them, if you must, so as to keep them going after all these years. If you need to dig into your pocketbook so as to give them to the priests you trust, do that. It is worth the investment - not to mention sacrifice.

Friends, the Mass of Ages was around before Summorum Pontificum. When it was deprioritized in the 1970s in favor of the Mass of Paul VI, the Old Mass was kept going by many priests, of whom the priests of the Society of St. Pius X were a relatively small number. Summorum Pontificum only made it more accessible, and reminded people what the Church had maintained for centuries prior: the Mass is universal in all senses of the word. The Mass of Ages does not need Summorum Pontificum to survive. It never did. Nor is it dependent on Traditionis Custodes. Remember that.

Sometimes, the Holy Ghost does not want us sitting idly by and waiting. From time to time, we are asked to do, to act. Theories, blog posts, and social media posts only go so far. (This applies to this writer too, first and foremost.)

This is one of those times. Act.

Sunday, 11 July 2021

The Syllabus of Errors: A Heresy Litmus Test for Catholics in the new Dark Age


 
The words "heresy" and "heretic" are thrown around quite a lot these days. We need to think carefully. Salvation is not based on what this or that person believes or says. Even if it be the Pope. No, my salvation and yours is based on believing AND acting in accordance with the Catholic Faith. 

Heresy is the unseemly art of "picking and choosing" what dogmas and doctrines I (or you, dear friend) might wish to hold, rather than the entirety of the Catholic Faith without any dilution. St. Augustine wrote that to reject one point of doctrine meant the rejection of all doctrine. 

Am I an heretic? Are you an heretic? 
 
Do we pick and choose our favourite heresy that has the "icky" factor, is popular with our particular fan base, and "ham" it up, whilst glossing over our own heresies, pet ideologies?

The Catholic Faith is not for the faint hearted. Included in the Catholic Faith are the following propositions by Blessed Pius IX which cannot be rejected by Catholics without being at minimum suspect of propositio theologice erronea.

There are those who think that The Syllabus of Errors belonged to another less enlightened age, that now, we have progressed into a new age of "liberty". Modern man, of course recoils in revulsion that the Church dared pronounce against liberalism, against the concept of the modern, pagan (in truth gnostic) State that separates the Christian from the Citizen. Over 200 years of liberalism have brought the once Christian Nations to the verge of collapse. The Catholic Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, foresaw the disastrous consequences of the modern pagan State's attempt to dethrone Our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus it was that through Pius IX the Church pronounced authoritatively on various modern errors.

Have we been seduced, and ourselves are imbibing this poison? 

So, let us test ourselves and discover if we are faithful Catholics.

 

15. Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true. — Allocution “Maxima quidem,” June 9, 1862; Damnatio “Multiplices inter,” June 10, 1851.

55. The Church ought to be separated from the State, and the State from the Church. — Allocution “Acerbissimum,” Sept. 27, 1852.

77. In the present day it is no longer expedient that the Catholic religion should be held as the only religion of the State, to the exclusion of all other forms of worship. — Allocution “Nemo vestrum,” July 26, 1855.

78. Hence it has been wisely decided by law, in some Catholic countries, that persons coming to reside therein shall enjoy the public exercise of their own peculiar worship. — Allocution “Acerbissimum,” Sept. 27, 1852.

79. Moreover, it is false that the civil liberty of every form of worship, and the full power, given to all, of overtly and publicly manifesting any opinions whatsoever and thoughts, conduce more easily to corrupt the morals and minds of the people, and to propagate the pest of indifferentism. — Allocution “Nunquam fore,” Dec. 15, 1856.