April 24, 2005
vol. 16, no. 114
The Spiritual Warfare
"We now have our fifth 'conciliar pope,' another partisan of the Revolution, whether aware or unaware, who no doubt will seek to curb the excesses of the Revolution within the Church, but without repudiating the Revolution itself. He will succeed only in deepening the darkness that eclipses the True Church and its scattered faithful."
Ever since his banishment, the devil goes about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour the poor banished children of Eve. From the devil's design of the Revolution, it has reached its zenith of insanity with a takeover of that which was holy. As pointed out in last week's sermon, it makes no difference as to which conciliarist sits on the throne in Rome, as long as they continue on the destructive path set out by Vatican II, the Cross and the Church have been eclipsed.
Editor's Note: In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Easter, he reminds all that no one should say 'we didn't see it coming,' for our Blessed Mother tried to warn us at Rue du Bac, La Salette, Lourdes and Fatima. God has warned us in Holy Writ, and Popes have warned us including Leo XIII's bold and vital Prayer to St. Michael that the See of Peter would be usurped. Whatever the media may spin, the fact is we are in a deadly spiritual war and we must rebel against the usurpers who have dared to place man where God always resided - front and center in the holy tabernacle. As the euphoria of a new pope wears off, Catholics are advised by Father to read what Benedict XVI wrote and believed well before he was chosen to succeed John Paul II the Great Humanist. That should give those expecting Benedict XVI to change things a wake-up call that it's more smoke and mirrors and that the conciliar church has nothing whatsoever to do with the True Church for it has followed the Revolution and veered from the only One Who has the right to rule over all nations, all souls - Christ the King. As long as that reign is ignored, those subscribing to the revolution are destined to fail. We have Christ's promise on that to spur us onward to victory. [bold and italics below are editor's emphasis.]
"But when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will teach you all the truth" (John 16:13).
The Spirit of truth, about Whom we hear in the Gospel today, is the Holy Ghost, the Advocate promised by Jesus, Whom He would send from the Father, and Who would bring to mind all that Jesus Himself had taught. His Truth is eternal, and cannot change, because "every good and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no change, nor shadow of alteration" (Jas.1:17).
But there is also a spirit of falsehood - the evil spirit - who lies and corrupts and destroys. This spirit has been at work since the beginning of the world when he deceived Adam and Eve with his lies: "You will be like God, knowing good and evil" (Genesis 3:5). This same evil spirit is now the spirit of the Revolution which is overtaking the world. The Revolution, which has many names, was already at work among those who rejected the Messiah. It advanced with the Reformation and the Enlightenment, but it escalated to a new stage with the revolutions that struck Europe, beginning with the French Revolution in 1789, and including the Russian Communist Revolution in 1917. The Revolution, of course, did not escape God's attention, for he sent the Blessed Virgin Mary on many occasions to warn her children of its dangers, notably at Rue du Bac in Paris, La Salette, Lourdes, and Fatima.
The Revolution is not godless. It has a "god" - Lucifer, who is Satan, disguised as an angel of light. The cruelest blow of Satan's Revolution was to attack God's Holy Catholic Church from within, spreading its tentacles so as to reach even the top of the Church's hierarchy, as Pope Leo indicated in his Prayer to St. Michael:
"In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered."
After a desperate struggle with the Red Dragon (Apoc.12) under the leadership of holy popes such as Pius IX, Leo XIII, St. Pius X, Pius XI and Pius XII, the Church's unfortunate plunge into eclipse began when the "conciliar popes" made peace with the Revolution, or rather adopted the Revolution, at Vatican II. Conciliar Cardinals Suenens and Congar both referred to Vatican II as "the French Revolution in the Church," or "1789 in the Church."
Although the hopes of many have been raised by the election of a successor to John Paul II - Cardinal Ratzinger - now known to the world as Benedict XVI, their hopes would have to be dashed by reading the following passage from Cardinal Ratzinger's Principles of Catholic Theology, in which he calls the Vatican II documents a "counter syllabus" to the Syllabus of Errors of Pius IX, and offers his own slant on the Revolution:
"If it is desirable to offer a diagnosis of the text [of Gaudium et Spes] as a whole, we might say that (in conjunction with the texts on religious liberty and world religions) it is a revision of the Syllabus of Pius IX, a kind of counter syllabus… the one-sidedness of the position adopted by the Church under Pius IX and Pius X in response to the situation created by the new phase of history inaugurated by the French Revolution was, to a large extent, corrected via facti, especially in Central Europe, but there was still no basic statement of the relationship that should exist between the Church and the world that had come into existence after 1789" (Principles of Catholic Theology, San Francisco, Ignatius Press, 1982, p. 381).
Cardinal Ratzinger's "new phase of history" was in fact that escalation of the devil's Revolution which is still strangling the Church and leading the nations of the world into slavery. One would have to be blind not to see that the principles of the Revolution are now emerging as laws in virtually every country. People now have the "right" of doing legally every ungodly and immoral thing, as they cry: "Separation of church and state." One would expect the conciliar church to reject the Revolution now that it has seen its dire effects, but once "revolutionized" one can no longer see the problem, becoming instead a part of it.
In his message to the Cardinals delivered in the Sistine Chapel on April 20, Benedict XVI said:
"… [I]n preparing myself also for the service that is proper to the Successor of Peter, I wish to affirm strongly my determination to continue the commitment to implement the Second Vatican Council, in the footsteps of my Predecessors and in faithful continuity with the 2,000-year tradition of the Church. This year in fact will be the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the conciliar sessions (Dec. 8, 1965). With the passing of the years, the conciliar documents have not lost their current importance; on the contrary, their teachings reveal themselves particularly pertinent in relation to the new needs of the Church and of the present globalized society" (Vatican City, April 20, 2005, Zenit.org).
We now have our fifth "conciliar pope," another partisan of the Revolution, whether aware or unaware, who no doubt will seek to curb the excesses of the Revolution within the Church, but without repudiating the Revolution itself. He will succeed only in deepening the darkness that eclipses the True Church and its scattered faithful.
The Revolution must be denounced, denied, and disowned, especially when it goes under the name of Vatican II. "For what has justice in common with iniquity?" says St. Paul, "Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what part has the believer with the unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?" (2 Cor. 6: 14-16).
And what has the true Church to do with the revolutionaries who are planning its subversion and ultimate destruction? The iniquitous Revolution has no right to rule over the peoples of the earth, still less over the Church. One alone has that right, Christ our King, in Whom we hope:
"Behold, the hour is coming, and has already come," says the Lord, "for you to be scattered, each one to his own house, and to leave Me alone. But I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. These things I have spoken to you that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have affliction. But take courage, I have overcome the world" (John 16:32,33).
Father Louis J. Campbell