Giving the GATE to the Conciliar Ecumaniacs!
"Ecumenism of Holiness" is an Abomination of Insanity for if we hold to that, why even be Catholic?!?
Gary L. Morella
Editor's Note: The smudges of anathema are everywhere. How do these ecumaniacs in modern Rome rationalize their actions and words? What part of Mark 16: 16 don't they understand? Especially those who have recognized the Community of Taize all this time from John Paul II on. This is about the funeral of 'Brother' Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche, a ninety-year-old NON-CATHOLIC who was encouraged to continue to NOT CONVERT. Canon Law specifically forbids non-Catholics or Catholics not in the state of Sanctifying Grace to receive Holy Communion. Of course, these tenets were written in respect to the true consecrated Host validly and licitly transubstantiated in a True Mass. Ergo, what has occurred since the sixties with the abominable Novus Ordo rite negates true Holy Communion, for Christ is not present body and blood, soul and divinity. For those who would try to refute this, please see four pertinent and irrefutable papal decrees: Cum ex apostolatus officio, Quo Primum, De defectibus, and Mortalium animos. To prove Joseph Ratzinger's complicity in this, and the fact that during the funeral for JP2, he gave the Novus Ordo wafer to Frere Roger. Here again is the contradictions and hypocrisy that have earmarked the conciLiar church for though supposedly Schutz was against "intercommunion" as Vatican spokesman (read 'spinmeister') Joaquin Navarro Valls asserted, yet he supposedly believed in Transubstantiation. If we are to believe that, then two questions: First of all, why did he not seek to convert to Catholicism? He had 40 plus years to do so and did not. Secondly, what was he doing in line for 'communion' anyway if he did not believe in intercommunion? Do you see the inconsistencies? The answer to the first is that he considered himself the 'Pope of Taize.' The way he has been idolized by his followers and even Benedict XVI lends itself to this belief just as conciliarists have turned into papalotors.
Just as FOX News' slogan is "we report, you decide," so also we have left the question mark for you to decide if the person proclaiming what was said is anathema or just another wayward Modernist avoiding necessities, being politically correct, and altering the Sacred Deposit of the Faith to placate man and to avoid accountability to their appointment as successors of the Apostles. Wait. That would be anathema according to the Apostle Paul's infallible statement in Galatians 1: 7-10 wherein he states:
"I wonder that you are so soon removed, from him who called you to the grace of Christ, to another gospel: which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an Angel from Heaven, preach a gospel to you beside that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so I say now again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I did yet please men, I should not be the servant of Christ."
And so today, on behalf of Authentic Roman Catholics everywhere, I, your locum tenens examiner Michael Cain, editor of The Daily Catholic, turn the scrutineer's gavel over to Gary L. Morella for he documents the heresies and anathemas stemming from a non-Catholic being afforded a 'Catholic' funeral. Why? Two reasons not provided by modern Rome but so evident: One, because he "wished it" which, as Gary expounds below, would make it available to anyone who wished it. Crass ridiculousness! Second, because it props up the Vatican II church, encouraging them in their anathema no matter the scandal. You see if everyone is doing it, people won't see it as scandal...but God still does! Modern Rome has abandoned Christ's mandate to convert souls and even accommodate those who are not Catholic by professing the heresy that they can be saved OUTSIDE the Church, a direct contradiction of the thrice-defined dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus. Gary challenges any Catholicity of the action condoned by Benedict and his conciliar curia. We therefore give the conciliar church the GATE, asking anyone still defending the indefensible to place their fingers or words on the anathematic defibrillator and we shall commence.
Below is, in maroon type, the account from Zenit of August 23, and Gary's pertinent, cogent and totally Catholic response. We now turn it over to Gary:
Does the Church now allow Catholic funerals for non-Catholics? Anything goes in the post-Vatican II world where the spectre of a cardinal concelebrating a Mass with purported "priests" from an "ecumenical" movement that is decidedly non-Catholic is deemed perfectly acceptable!?
Brother Roger's Funeral Highlights "Ecumenism of Holiness"
Service Presided Over by Cardinal Walter Kasper
TAIZÉ, France, AUG. 23, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The funeral rites of Brother Roger Schutz, founder of Taizé Community, drew thousands of people from a range of Churches and Christian communities.
Some 12,000 people from all over the world arrived in the small town in the Burgundy region to pray for the 90-year-old religious who was stabbed to death Aug. 16 by an apparently unstable 36-year-old Romanian woman.
The funeral rites in the Church of Reconciliation were presided over today by Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. He concelebrated Mass with four priests of this ecumenical community, and read a message from Benedict XVI.
The "four priests" of this ecumenical community are preaching a gospel very different from that of Jesus Christ. How can a "Cardinal prince of the Church" give legitimacy to a false ecumenism where dialogue replaces conversion that is no longer necessary? Of course, we are talking about a man in Kasper who heretically tells the world that conversions are no longer necessary per Vatican II.
In the text, sent by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Holy Father said that in Taizé "numerous generations of Christians, respecting their own confessions," have undergone "an authentic experience of faith, in the encounter with Christ, thanks to prayer and brotherly love, responding in this way to his invitation to live unity by the bond of peace."
This is a message of a syncretistic indifferentism in the extreme that is NOT Catholic. How can an "authentic experience in faith" be had by those who DENY the one true faith. To suggest that such has occurred is oxymoronic! The Catholic Church is the one ark of salvation. No one outside the Church is saved by his erroneous and false religion. Rather, they may be saved in it due to an invincible ignorance, but this salvation comes solely from the vehicle that Christ clearly intended upon His founding of the Church on Peter the Rock. None can be saved by their erroneous and false religions, since none can be saved by error. A manifestation of "brotherly love" in a natural context does not suffice. Rather, it is the supernatural recognition of the truth of the Gospel of John that "No one goes to the Father without the Son." To "live unity by the bond of peace" is only a natural message. The Gospel of Christ crucified is a supernatural message that is buried in the post-Conciliar Church by such statements.
The end of Matthew's Gospel is a charge by Jesus to remove the excuse of invincible ignorance from a world looking for excuses to do the work of the devil instead of God.
At the start of the celebration, Brother Alois, the founder's successor as prior of the community, conferred God's forgiveness on Luminita Solcan, who "with a sickly act put an end to the life of our Brother Roger."
How can God's forgiveness be conferred without the Sacrament of Penance? Does Brother Alois know the mind of God? Evidently, many do as Brother Roger was formerly declared to be in Heaven in a statement by the Pope, no less.
"Brother Schultz is into the hands of his everlasting kindness and love, he reached eternal joy. He invites us and exhorts us to be faithful workers in the Lords vineyard in sad situations as well, assured that the Lord accompanies us and grants us his joy" the Pope concluded.
What ever happened to Purgatory? Does that Church now believe that non-Catholics professing error will immediately see the Beatific Vision? Who is Brother Alois to be making such a statement at a Catholic Mass, i.e, conferring absolution without Confession? One of the conditions of absolution is contrition. And contrition is worthless without making a statement of being sorry for one's sins with a firm purpose of amendment.
Brother Alois, a German Catholic, recalled that Brother Roger often repeated the words: "God is united to every human being, without exception."
To say that "God is united to every human being without exception" is a truism only in the sense that God intended man to spend an eternity with Him in Heaven, the main purpose of man's creation. The Fall separated man from God with God giving His Only Begotten Son for man's redemption, a new Adam to right the wrongs of the old and open up the previously closed "Gates of Heaven." Man is united to God when he is in complete obedience to God's Word, which last I heard, still included the Gospel of John.
"This confidence guided and guides the ecumenical vocation of our small community," Brother Alois said. "With the whole Church, we want to believe in this reality and do everything possible to express it with our lives."
Then how can those believing "with the whole Church" deny her truths, in fact, deny Perfect Truth itself in her founder, by not converting? This is irrational!
For his part, Cardinal Kasper said in his message of greeting that "more than a guide or spiritual teacher, Brother Roger was for many like a father, a reflection of the eternal Father and of the universality of his love."
Kasper is off in his "never-never land" again with another in his collection of ridiculous statements which are not Catholic. How can a man be a "reflection of the eternal Father" when he did it "his way," not God's? Brother Roger preached error pure and simple. He caused more confusion in a world, and in the Church itself, by duping those into believing that "his ecumenical way" was acceptable to Catholics, which is heresy. We have here another entry in a litany of instances where error is accorded rights it does not deserve by the post-Conciliar Church.
Buried near church
Recalling the suffering experienced by Brother Roger caused by the division among Christians, the cardinal explained that "he wanted to live the faith of the Church without division, without breaking with anything, in great fraternity."
Brother Roger's "suffering" was self-induced, i.e., an exercise in self-flagellation, in that what he wanted to do was not Catholic. How can you live the faith when you formerly deny it by not converting to it? How can you hypocritically lament about the "suffering caused by the division among Christians" when you are one of the primary cogs causing the division?
"Above all, he believed in the ecumenism of holiness, that holiness that changes the depth of the soul and that is the only one that leads to full communion," he clarified.
Vintage Kasper psycho-babble here in that "full communion" is not going to be possible without converting to the one true faith which is something that the Taize did not want to do, preferring rather to "do it their way."
It is amazing that nowadays certain people want to let everyone find his own way to God according to the beliefs prevailing in his own "cultural milieu."
Archbishop Lefebvre, in An Open Letter to Confused Catholics, was assured and knew for certain that before the Vatican II a Taize community wanted to abjure their errors and become Catholics. The Archbishop reported that the authorities said to them, "No, wait. After the Council you will be the bridge between Catholics and Protestants." The Archbishop observed that "those who gave this reply took on a great responsibility before God, because grace comes often only at a given moment; it may perhaps not come again. At the present time the brethren of Taize are still outside the Church, sowing confusion in the minds of the young people who visit them."
Among those at the celebration were Archbishop Fortunato Baldelli, apostolic nuncio in France; pastor Arnold of Clermont, president of the Protestant Federation of France and president of the Conference of European Churches; and Genevieve Jacques, secretary-general "ad interim" of the World Council of Churches.
Archpriest Mikhail Gundiaev represented the Moscow Orthodox Patriarchate, while Dr. Nigel McCulloch represented the archbishop of Canterbury, primate of the Anglican Church.
After the celebration, Brother Roger's mortal remains were buried in the small cemetery that surrounds the Romanesque church of the town of Taizé, where his mother and several brothers are buried.
What a glorious opportunity to witness to the one true faith for conversion's sake! Alas, that would have required the admission that the Taize were preaching a false gospel, and we certainly cannot have such an embarrassment to the modern Church increasingly unrecognizable as Catholic. Where error was formerly condemned for the sake of the souls of all concerned, not the least of which were those propagating the error, it is no longer recognized as such.
Archbishop Lefebvre - What conclusion can be drawn from all this by a Catholic who sees Church authorities condoning such scandalous ceremonies? If all religions are equal value, he could very well work out his salvation with Buddhists or Protestants. He is running the risk of losing faith in the true Church. This in fact is what is suggested to him. They want to submit the Church to natural law; they want to put it on the same footing with other religions. They refuse to say — even priests, seminarians and seminary professors — that the Catholic Church is the only Church, that she possesses the truth, that she alone is able to lead men to salvation through Jesus Christ. For them "The Church is only spiritual leaven within society, but the same as other religions; a bit more than the others, perhaps.. ." They sometimes grant it a slight superiority, if you press them.
If this is the case, then the Church is merely useful; she is no longer indispensable. She is only one of the means of salvation.
Archbishop Lefebvre tells it like it is. - The error consists in thinking that they are saved by their religion. They are saved in their religion but not by it. There is no Buddhist church in heaven, no Protestant church. This is perhaps hard to accept, but it is the truth. I did not found the Church, but rather Our Lord the Son of God. As priests we must state the truth.
... Error is an obstacle to the Holy Ghost. This explains why the Church has always sent missionaries into all countries of the world, why thousands of them have suffered martyrdom. If salvation can be found in any religion, why cross the seas, why subject oneself to unhealthy climates, to a harsh life, to sickness and an early death? From the martyrdom of St. Stephen onwards (the first to give his life for Christ, and for this reason his feast is the day after Christmas), the Apostles set out to spread the Good News throughout the Mediterranean countries. Would they have done this if one could be saved by worshipping Cybele or by the mysteries of Eleusis? Why did Our Lord say to them, "Go and preach the Gospel to all nations"?
Archbishop Lefebvre's message is that of the Church of my youth, a Church that I fondly remember, and pray that one day I will see again, a Church of Low, High, and Requiem High Masses in the realizaton that lex credendi, lex orandi is an axiom for keeping the faith. Had I known as a young boy that the beauty of the Sacred Liturgy teaching the eternal truths of the faith would have been taken away from me for no good reason, I would have cherished every moment that I was privileged to have participated in that Liturgy, in particular, as an altar boy from whence many vocations came. That Church did not accord error rights. It corrected error because it loved the sheep enough to not encourage any to go astray. It did not "celebrate" Masses for non-Catholics but rather put as a priority the conversion of non-Catholics to the one true faith.
I vividly remember being confirmed by the Bishop of Wichita Kansas, Mark K. Carroll, especially his hitting me on the face reminding me that I was now a "soldier of Christ," charged with a great responsibility of defending the faith - his main message to all those being confirmed. I was blessed to have lived in what was traditionally one of the best dioceses in the country. I recall Bishop Carroll being a no nonsense individual who could easily easily distinguish the real schismatics from those who were not. That was easily done in the Church of my youth because confusion was to be avoided not sought out. Bishop Carroll would have prayed for the soul of Brother Roger in God's Mercy with the hope that he repented of his errors before he died. But he would not have celebrated a Catholic Mass for him legitimizing those errors. Nor would he have played God in declaring unequivocally Roger's final end.
You see I really did not need to quote Archbishop Lefebvre. I saw it all before in the person of my diocesan bishop in Kansas.
Gary L. Morella
Why, we ask could not Benedict XVI, Walter Kasper, Angelo Sodano et alii see what Bishop Carroll saw and what Gary so clearly sees? The answer is very simple as St. Paul says in Galatians 1: 8-10: anathema sit, but they won't see that because unlike Bishop Carroll and Gary, they have proved through their actions that they are not Catholic.
Note to Authentic Catholics everywhere: If you know of other error-filled statements made by other prelates, please let us know and we will gladly give them the GATE as well in future installments.