God will not be mocked! |
Under the watchful Masonic eye of the One World Order and through the heresies of Modernism, Ecumenism and Humanism, the goals of Globalism and Solidarity are almost complete for establishing a One World Religion. Thank you, Vatican II!
After forty years of futility and faithlessness, how can the blind ostriches - who cling to the novelties and innovations of the conciLIAR church - say with a straight face that the conciliarists are Catholic? Mocking God is no joke and countless souls plunging to perdition is no laughing matter. Then why are the conciliarists - from the top on down - trying to prop up a rotting corpse and put on a happy face? Read the following and tell us without blinking an eye that they are "Catholic." If you are honest with yourself you can't say they are. And you know that if you truly believe, then you can no longer - under penalty of sin and the salvation of your very soul - condone or follow the obvious and blatant anathemas of the conciLIAR church.
It's a well-known fact that the devil mocks God in every way he can. And what God holds dearest, Lucifer mocks the most. Banned from Heaven because he would not serve, this damned one got it shoved in his face but good after going too far by tempting Adam and Eve. So incensed was the Almighty, that He not only applied the stigma of Original Sin for all mankind from henceforth, but consigned the fallen angel in Genesis 3: 14-15 and his cohorts to be cursed forevermore, as the beast of the earth destined to crawl until he would slither no more when his head was crushed. Ah, the great sting here for it would not be God Himself Who would crush the head of the beast, but "the woman" whom God promised to "put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed." That was the cruelest cut of all to satan. He could accept losing a mano a mano match with God, but to be humiliated by a human was unbearable. To make it all the more mortifying, that human would be a woman! Here the mystery of eternity comes into play for well before the fallen angel said "non serviam", God knew and had prepared for all time only one human to ever be conceived in the womb without the stain of Original Sin. That special person, as we know, was the Blessed Virgin Mary for true to God's words to Jeremias over 500 years before she was conceived in Saint Anne's womb from Anne's beloved Joaquim's seed, "Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto nations" (Jeremias 1: 5). In addition, the beautiful epistle for today's Holy Mass from Proverbs 8: 22-35 is a whole entire meditation and more in itself.
Consider that not only did God choose this singular vessel out of the mega-trillions of humans He created for all time, but selected St. Anne and her husband St. Joaquim to bear and nurture her for her divine mission as the Second Eve. To fulfill His promise of sending a Savior to atone for our first parents' sin, He chose the holy and chaste Saint Joseph from the House of David and whose lineage can be traced back 42 generations to Abraham as Saint Matthew records in the first chapter of his Gospel. Talk about a perfect plan and yet the great tease. Some wonder about the possibility that had the Jews not strayed and remained loyal to Him in all things whether God might have expedited the time line and brought forth the Second Adam earlier. That we will never know. But we do know that He had prepared for all time before time began the Blessed and Immaculate Mother for His only-begotten Son Jesus Christ. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception was first advanced by two holy Doctors of the Church. First Saint Ephrem and later by Saint Anselm, who was not only the originator of scholastic theology and the barometer for Saint Thomas Aquinas and Catholic truth, but had a deep devotion for Our Lady. The seed of that devotion makes today so special day in celebrating the fullness of this feast that was brought to full recognition with Pope Pius IX's dogmatic proclamation of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 1854 with his Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus.
Over the centuries, the Roman Catholic Church has come under much criticism and prejudice because of its institutional structure. Yet, when Christ was born and throughout His life on this earth, the Jewish religion was the established institution - the only true religion, the faith of the Old Covenant which God had made with Abraham, renewing that same promise with Moses and many of the Prophets of the Old Testament. But just as lucifer went too far, and Adam and Eve went too far, as did the people during the time of Noe, as well as the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah where Abraham could not find ten just men, so also the leaders - the chief priests and pharisees of the Old Covenant - went too far. For their sin of Deicide and for rejecting the True Messias promised throughout the time when souls who had died wallowed in the Bosom of Abraham - Limbo - and, because they had become corrupt and were merely "rotting sepulchres" within for misleading the people of their time, God lowered the boom by writing off the promises He made with His chosen people - the Jews. Break a contract, suffer the consequences. It was not like He hadn't given them more than a few chances to make amends. Read the Old Testament and you'll see how merciful God truly is. But reject His Son?! Ah, that's a definite no-no! And yet, He wasn't hanging His "chosen people" out to dry or leaving them in the lurch. Rather, He was giving them a whole new opportunity that could only be possible by accepting His Son for without the Son, Limbo would continue ad infinitum where every soul who returned to dust - "for dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return" (Genesis 3: 19) - would still be deprived of being in the unimaginable presence of the Beatific Vision, though if one adheres to conciliar opinion, Limbo will soon be passť since according to Ratzinger and friends most everyone goes to Heaven. Never mind the doctrine of the Communion of Saints, that's medieval as well to the modernists.
While they go rushing pell-mell toward the abyss, God knew what kind of assault satan would mount and those very shepherds who, like Judas, would betray Him anew. And yet, His mercy and love is boundless as He provided the perfect plan for salvation by establishing His Church upon the Rock of Peter (cf. Matthew 16: 18-19).
But this Church He established also entails membership - such as belonging to an exclusive club, if you will. That club has as its requirements that one believes and is baptized; a very simple directive laid out by our Lord in Mark 16: 16. Of course, we know that baptism is a sacrament and that only the Catholic Church can dispense sacraments for they are divinely-ordained and therefore cannot be changed. Now we also know that in other religions - which, in all frankness and honesty, are apostate sects because they have either cut themselves off or been cut off from the perpetual Apostolic successors. Therefore, though baptism can be performed by not only lay Catholics but even non-Catholics, it is what follows that provides the proof of the pudding. Baptism supplies Sanctifying Grace which can be lost if one commits a grave sin, a mortal sin. Holy Mother Church, presuming the innocence of youth under the age of seven, teach that children who are baptized go to Heaven. However, once a child reaches the "age of reason" that child is responsible and accountable for his or her actions. Therefore, unless they have access to the true sacrament of Penance by confessing their sins and being totally repentant, they cannot get back in God's good graces. Just saying, "Jesus forgive me" is not enough though protestants and conciliarists seem to think so. But if that were the case, why would Christ have instituted the Sacrament of Penance and said to His disciples the following in John 20: 23? "Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose you shall retain, they are retained." Just more questions that protestant and conciliarist alike cannot answer.
Saint Paul affirms in Romans 4: 7 the immeasurable benefits of this Sacrament. "Blessed are they, whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered." Catholics are truly blessed to be afforded what Dr. Thomas Droleskey calls "the hospital of Divine Mercy" - the confessional - to heal our souls. Blessed Mary was immaculately conceived and continues in perpetuity to be free of all sin, just as Christ Himself was like man in all things save for sin. One might say we were not as fortunate and lament or rail at Adam and Eve, but when we truly understand Catholic dogma we realize that through the Sacrament of Penance and our resolve to avoid the near occasion of sin both venial and mortal, our souls also remain immaculate and worthy, through the merits of Jesus Christ, to be with Him forever in Heaven. However, if we fall which is man's nature to do, then we must start over again. This, in a nutshell, is the definition of a saint: a sinner striving to be holy. No saint in the history of the Church ever had it "easy" or was not tempted. Realize, and realize this well, folks, the more one strives to be holy, the more the threat one is to satan and his minions. Therefore, realize also that those seeking holiness are going to be tempted, taunted and pestered more than those whom he already has well in his grasp. Remember what we said earlier about satan hating to lose? Well, he's really frantic when one seeks holiness through the one he hates most: the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God. That is why the "Catholic shortcut" as Mary is lovingly referred to in traditional circles, frustrates the devil all the more because he's losing more souls and he's losing them to Christ's Blessed Mother.
That is also why he has been frantically stirring up hate and trying to sow division among traditional Catholics because, for the most part, conciliar 'Catholics' have already compromised their beliefs and principles. This is only too evident if one looks back on the past 40 years. As you know we have run a specific banner graphic from December 4 through December 10 citing this week as "Commiseration Week" in lamenting the futility of the 'faithful' who have blindly followed the false prophets into the dry and fruitless regions wrought to ruin by Vatican II. For 40 years they have wandered and wondered in the desert of desertion, devastation and destruction as the sands of the conciLIAR church are caving in everywhere. That same fact is also carried out in our regular animated graphic "More proof of the collapse of the conciLIAR church" which graces our regular front page above the latest news headlines, leading into actual proof of that fact in the daily news exposing the very futility and lies of the conciLIAR church, also known as the church of Vatican II, or the newchurch or the novus ordo church or post-conciliar church. One thing we refuse, for obvious reasons and facts, to call it is Catholic for it is not and cannot be.
As we have reiterated and asserted numerous times in past columns, if what John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II did and now Benedict XVI is doing could truly be considered 'Catholic' - if they themselves could even be considered 'Catholic' - then all that preceded them from our Lord and St. Peter through the holy and persecuted Pontiff Pope Pius XII was wrong. Now how many are going to believe that? Very, very few. And yet, the majority do by their action of obedience to a false church. Just as Christ warned the Jews of His time about the heads of the Jewish religion being "hypocrites" and "vipers", so also we have been warned in Sacred Scripture, by numerous holy saints and prophets including the Immaculate Prophet - Sedes Sapientiae et Mater Boni Consilii: Seat of Wisdom and Mother of Good Counsel. - about these very times and the eclipse of the True Church when "hypocrites" and "vipers" would rule. What more proof do we need than to realize the enemy has breached the gates and is now inside. Can the enemy be God's friend or ours? Hardly. Therefore, those heading a religion that seeks to eliminate the safeguards and steps toward salvation are our enemy, no friend of God's nor ours. Christ said to love our enemies, but He never said we had to like them or do what they say to do for they are liars and scandal mongers whose just punishment is the garroting of a millstone plunged into the sea (cf. Matthew 18: 6, Mark 9: 42, Luke 17: 2 and Apocalypse 18: 21).
Why we have chosen to identify this church that arose from Vatican II as the conciLIAR church is quite evident in all that they have done to destroy the Faith and deceive and harm souls, depriving souls of the salvific necessities of Catholic truth and sacramental grace. Let us see why Vatican II was condemned well before it convened not by present day traditional Catholics, but by Holy Mother Church herself:
THE OLD TESTAMENT: The Prophet Daniel's words in Daniel 12: 11, "And from the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination unto desolation shall be set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred ninety days." Call it a near coincidence that Paul VI came within 78 days of a thousand two hundred ninety days between the close of Vatican II and the establishment of the "abomination of desolation" with the man-made synthetic pagan-protestant-masonic rite via his novus ordo missale on April 3, 1969 - the Feast of Passover that year. Call it a twist of irony that exactly 1290 days from the close of the Second Vatican Council was June 8, 1968 - the historic traditional feast of Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces. Do you see what we mean about how the devil mocks God?
THE NEW TESTAMENT: Christ clearly affirms the end of the "continual sacrifice" is yet to come in Matthew
24: 15, "When therefore, you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel, the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand." Keep in mind our Lord was talking about the "continual sacrifice" which Daniel was referring to. We know that the sacrifices of the Old Covenant were animals offered to the God of Abraham. The "continual sacrifice" is the propitiatory sacrifice of the Mass in which the priest, acting as the alter Christus offers, on behalf of the faithful to the Father, Jesus crucified and in return, through the merits of Jesus Christ and the Will of the Father and Holy Ghost, the bread and wine are confected into the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ Himself in the mystery of Transubstantiation. That is the "continual sacrifice."
Consider, if you will, that this "continual sacrifice" was carried out from the Apostles on with the Mass of the Apostles Peter and Paul. That is, of course, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass which took its current shape of rubrics under Pope St. Gregory the Great in the late 6th century. It was set in stone as to form and matter and structure via the infallible, dogmatic decrees of the Council of Florence and the Council of Trent and codified by Pope Saint Pius V in his two infallible papal decrees Quo Primum and De defectibus that specifically called for these directives be followed "in perpetuity" as in forever and were anyone, including a Roman Pontiff, to tamper or alter the words, he would "incur the wrath of Almighty God and the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul".
Do you really think he was just whistling 'Dixie' (even though such did not exist in the 1500's) or did he mean business? You better believe he was serious and no pope had the right to change what was set in stone as infrangible. Just the very fact that the conciliar popes dared such a travesty is witness that they have incurred the wrath St. Pius V spoke of.
Then we have the Blessed Mother's own Church-approved prophesies such as Our Lady of Good Success in Quito, Ecuador in the 1600's to a humble nun Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres and to whom Our Lady foretold the events of our very time; the omens of why the Miraculous Medal was so necessary in her apparitions at Rue du Bac and her confirmation of her Immaculate Conception at Lourdes four years after Pius IX had declared the Dogma of such. We know of her apparition at Fatima and the Third Secret and how the conciLIARS twisted and fabricated the Mother of God's words to suit their agenda. But perhaps of all the apparitions, the most haunting is her words to a simple peasant girl in the rugged mountains of western France: La Salette - in which a weeping Virgin lamented to Melanie that "The Church will be in eclipse. Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist." Truly a scary proposition that has, as we have illustrated in these pages of The Daily Catholic with numerous documentations of Holy Writ, Saints and Popes, come to pass. We can indeed identify the whore of Babylon as the conciliar courtesan who would rape and pillage the Mystical Bride of Christ and posit herself as the bride, albeit a tainted and horrible harlot. We should all take heed of the angel's warning in Chapter 18: 2-5 of the Book of Apocalypse:
"Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen: and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every unclean spirit, and the hold of every unclean and hateful bird: Because all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication: and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her: and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the strength of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying: Go out from her, My people: that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues."
Here we can clearly see God warning us not to have anything to do with the false church, but to "go out from her that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues." And the plagues of plenty have already begun from AIDs to rampant sodomy to Bird Flu and what not. Not that we might save our physical bodies must we flee from the conciliar church and return to the untainted traditions of Holy Mother Church, but for the sake of our very own souls.
Below is just a sampling of what some noted Saints and Popes stated irrevocably on this very point:
SAINTS: A plethora of saints have warned of these very times and the false church. Take for example: Saint Athanasius, renowned as the "Apostle of Tradition" who decried the errors of the Arian bishops,
"You have the bishops
against you, which proves that they are all against
Saint Cyprian , who was the beacon for the holy Doctor St. Jerome, stated flatly:
"To adhere to a false Bishop of Rome [a false 'pope'] is to be out of communion with the Church."
Saint Vincent of Lerins:
"When a foulness invades the whole Church, we must return to the
Church of the past."
Saint Basil the Great, the holy Doctor who stood strong against the barbArians:
"Who has lost and who has won in the struggle -- the one who keeps the
premises or the one who keeps the Faith? The Faith obviously.
That therefore the ordinances which have been preserved in the churches from
old time until now may not be lost in our days,... rouse yourselves,
brethren,... seeing them now seized upon by aliens"
Saint John Chrysostom, the holy doctor known as the "Golden Mouth of Truth", is oft quoted with the famous words that if they applied to the Arian bishops of his time, consider how hades has been redecorated with the Modernist bishops of today:
"This evil of heresy
spreads itself. The doctrines of Godliness are overturned; the rules of the
Church are in confusion; the ambition of the unprincipled seizes upon places
of authority; and the chief seat is now openly proposed as a reward for
impiety; so that he whose blasphemies are the more shocking, is more eligible
for the oversight of the people. Priestly gravity has perished; there are
none left to feed the Lord's flock with knowledge; ambitious men are ever
spending, in purposes of self-indulgence and bribery, possessions which they
hold in trust for the poor. The accurate observation of the canons are no
more; there is no restraint upon sin. Unbelievers laugh at what they see,
and the weak are unsettled; faith is doubtful, ignorance is poured over their
souls, because the adulterators of the word in wickedness imitate the truth.
Religious people keep silence, but every blaspheming tongue is let loose.
Sacred things are profaned; those of the laity who are sound in faith avoid
the places of worship, as schools of impiety, and raise their hands in
solitude with groans and tears to the Lord in Heaven"
"Only one offense is now vigorously punished, an accurate observance
of our fathers' traditions. For this cause the pious are driven from their
countries and transported into the deserts. The people are in
lamentation.... Joy and spiritual cheerfulness are no more; our feasts are
turned into mourning; our houses of prayer are shut up; our altars are
deprived of spiritual worship. No longer are there Christians assembling,
teachers presiding, saving instructions, celebrations, hymns by night, or
that blessed exultation of souls, which arises from communion and fellowship
of spiritual gifts.... The ears of the simple are led astray, and have
become accustomed to heretical profanity. The infants of the Church are
fed on the words of impiety. For what can they do? Baptisms are in Arian
hands; the care of travelers, visitation of the sick, consolation of
mourners, succors of the distressed.... Which all, being performed by them,
become a bond to the people... so that in a little while, even though liberty
be granted us, no hope will remain that they, who are encompassed by so
lasting a deceit, should be brought back again to the acknowledgment of the
truth" and finally, "Has the Lord completely abandoned His Church? Has the hour then come
and is the fall beginning in this way so that now the man of sin is clearly
revealed, the son of perdition, who opposeth and is lifted up above all that
is called God or that is worshipped?"
" The floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of rotten bishops."
Saint Augustine, the holy "Doctor of Grace" has several famous quotes. Following are merely a few:
" Wrong is wrong even if everybody is doing it, and right is right even
if nobody is doing it"
Saint Francis of Assisi who, shortly before his death, assembled his followers and foretold the omen of what would come including his words taken from Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi (Washbourne, 1882, page 248):
"It is better that the truth be known than the scandal be covered up"
"Divine providence often allows even good men to be expelled from the
Christian community.... By their patient endurance of such injury and
disgrace for the peace of the Church..., they will give man a lesson in true
affliction, in the really genuine charity, which God's service calls for.
The object of such men is to return when the gale has blown itself out; but
if this is not possible because the storm continues, or is more likely to
break out more furiously than ever if they go back, they cling to their
determination ... and are prepared ... to defend to the death the faith which
they know is preached in the Catholic Church, and to support it by their
loyal testimony. The Father sees these men in secret, and rewards them in
"A man cannot have salvation, except in the Catholic Church. Outside
the Catholic Church he can have everything except salvation. He can have
honor, he can have Sacraments, he can sing alleluia, he can answer amen, he
can possess the gospel, he can have and preach faith in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost; but never except in the Catholic
church will he be able to find salvation."
"At the time of this tribulation, a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error and death...there will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God."
Saint Alphonsus Liguori warned of the ultimate goal of the enemy:
Francis went on to say,
"Those who preserve their fervor and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth, but the Lord will be the Refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head (Christ), these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy. " Finally, the Holy Father of the Franciscans stated: "Some preachers will keep silence about thae truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will
be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer."
"The devil has always attempted, by means of the heretics, to deprive the world of the Mass, making them precursors of the Antichrist, who, before anything else, will try to abolish and will actually abolish the Holy Sacrament of the altar, as a punishment for the sins of men, according to the prediction of Daniel 'And strength was given him against the continual sacrificer'."
Saint Robert Bellarmine. Finally from the Doctors, though there are many others we could cite, for the sake of brevity we will include here only a few words from the holy Cardinal of Trent, most specifically from his masterful De Romano Pontifice:
Alphonsus, through a thorough knowledge of the Faith, the cavalier attitude already permeating the Church and through messages he himself received from Heaven knew that day would come when, just as Our Lord foretold in Matthew 24: 15, the "abomination of desolation" would occur. Could he foresee April 3, 1969. Many believe he could and tried to warn the Church two centuries before.
"It is permissible to resist the Pope when he invades souls and
troubles the commonwealth; and moreover, if he appears to be causing harm to
the Church, it is permissible, I say, to resist him by not doing what he
enjoins and by preventing his will to triumph"
Bishop Melchior Cano, a colleague of St. Bellarmine and a theologian at Trent said:
"The fifth opinion (regarding a heretical pope) therefore is true; a pope who is a manifest heretic by that fact (per se) ceases to be pope and head (of the Church), just as he by that fact ceases to be a Christian and a member of the body of the Church. This is the judgment of all the early Fathers, who teach that manifest heretics immediately lose all jurisdiction"
and finally in a locution to priests and bishops,
"And we ourselves experience this, that when we enter ornate and clean
Basilicas, adorned with crosses, sacred images, altars, and burning lamps, we
most easily conceive devotion. But, on the other hand, when we enter the
temples of the heretics, where there is nothing except a chair for preaching
and a wooden table for making a meal, we feel ourselves to be entering a
profane hall and not the house of God."
" Peter has no need of our lies or flattery. Those who blindly and
indiscriminately defend every decision of the supreme Pontiff are the very
ones who do most to undermine the authority of the Holy See -- they
destroy instead of strengthening its foundations. " Can we not see this undermining in full force with the conciliar popes?
Saint John Fisher, the only bishop of England who resisted Henry VIII and his new church which resisted Eternal Rome:
"The fort is betrayed even of them that should have defended it...He who goes about to take the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from the
Church plots no less a calamity than if he tried to snatch the sun from the
Saint Francis de Sales, another holy Doctor of the Church and Patron of the Roman Catholic media said:
"If the name Peter makes us recognize him as chief, the name Simon
warns us that he was not unlimited chief, but obedient and subordinate
chief.... Our Lord is Lord and Master in his own right: St. Peter only
administers for Him."
Venerable Anne Catharine Emmerich, the esteemed holy mystic and author of The Dolores Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ which inspired Mel Gibson in
his masterpiece epic The Passion of The Christ:
"The Church is the only one, the Roman Catholic! And if there were
left upon earth but one Catholic, he would be the one, universal Church, the
Catholic Church, the Church of Jesus Christ against which the gates of
Hell shall never prevail. Even if there were only one person left who held the right Catholic
Faith, there would be the Catholic Church."
Cardinal Giuseppe Siri. The Archbishop of Genoa and the man several believe was actually elected to the throne of Peter but coerced, threatened and forced into silence inside the Sistine, said about the devastation of Vatican II:
It will take a hundred years to heal the wounds left by the Second
Vatican Council...If the Church were not divine, this council would
have buried it."
PAST RELIABLE ROMAN PONTIFFS:
Pope Saint Stephen I:
"Do not innovate. Rest content with tradition."
Pope Saint Hadrian II:
"The first requirement of salvation is to keep the standard of the True Faith."
Pope Saint Felix III:
"Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it,
is no less a sin than to encourage them."
Pope Saint Gregory the Great, the holy Pontiff and Doctor of the Church who echoed St. Augustine's words:
"It is better that scandal arise than that the truth be concealed."
Pope Saint Agatho, the holy Sovereign Pontiff who composed the solemn Papal Coronation Oath in the seventh century and which was taken by every Pope up until John Paul I who, evidently realizing that his predecessors John XXIII and Paul VI had gravely violated the sacred Oath, passed on taking something he might break. Prior to his elevation he even flatly stated, "I don't want to have anything to do with the Vatican. The devil is
in the Vatican." Very, very interesting. We know also that John Paul II and Benedict XVI did not take this solemn Oath and that speaks volumes. Here is the simple but solemn words that every Popes from 678 to 1968 vowed:
"I vow to change nothing of the received Tradition, and nothing thereof I have found before me guarded by my God-pleasing predecessors, to encroach upon, to alter, or to permit any innovation therein;
To the contrary: with glowing affection as her truly faithful student and successor, to safeguard reverently the passed-on good, with my whole strength and utmost effort;
To cleanse all that is in contradiction to the canonical order, should such appear; to guard the Holy Canons and Decrees of our Popes as if they were the divine ordinance of Heaven, because I am conscious of Thee, whose place I take through the Grace of God, whose Vicarship I possess with Thy support, being subject to severest accounting before Thy Divine Tribunal over all that I shall confess;
I swear to God Almighty and the Savior Jesus Christ that I will keep whatever has been revealed through Christ and His Successors and whatever the first councils and my predecessors have defined and declared.
I will keep without sacrifice to itself the discipline and the rite of the Church. I will put outside the Church whoever dares to go against this oath, may it be somebody else or I.
If I should undertake to act in anything of contrary sense, or should permit that it will be executed, Thou willst not be merciful to me on the dreadful Day of Divine Justice.
Accordingly, without exclusion, We subject to severest excommunication anyone -- be it Ourselves or be it another -- who would dare to undertake anything new in contradiction to this constituted evangelic Tradition and the purity of the orthodox Faith and the Christian religion, or would seek to change anything by his opposing efforts, or would agree with those who undertake such a blasphemous venture."
Pope Hadrian I, while not convening the Second Council of Nicaea, nevertheless upheld its decrees of 787 including:
" Those therefore who after the manner of wicked heretics dare to set
aside ecclesiastical traditions, and to invent any kind of novelty, or to
reject any written or unwritten Tradition of the Church, or who wrongfully
and outrageously devise the destruction of any of those Traditions enshrined
in the Catholic Church, are to be punished thus: if they are bishops, we
order them to be deposed, but if they are monks or laypersons, we command
them to be excluded from the community."
Pope Paul IV during Trent issued his infallible decree Cum ex Apostolatus Officio which is the strongest argument today against the conciliarists. If you don't think so, please, please read this essential papal document because it shows how Holy Mother Church has already set the standard and any priest, bishop, cardinal or pope deviating from the Faith would automatically lose all authority for they would be outside the Church - latae sententiae.
Pope Benedict XIV :
"We declare that the greater part of those who are damned have brought
the calamity on themselves by ignorance of the mysteries of the Faith, which
they should have known and believed, in order to be united with the elect...
The Church must steadily and firmly heed that although the language
of the people may change, the language of liturgy should not be altered.
Thus, the Mass must be said in the language in which it was said from the
beginning, even if such a language be already, antiquated and strange to the
people, for it is wholly enough, if the learned men understand it."
Pope Gregory XVI:
"To use the words of the fathers of the Council of Trent, it is
certain that the Church 'was instructed by Jesus Christ and His Apostles and
that all truth was daily taught by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost.'
Therefore, it is obviously absurd and injurious to propose a certain
"restoration and regeneration" for her as though necessary for her safety and
growth, as if she could be considered subject to defect or obscuration or
other misfortune. Indeed these authors of novelties consider that a
'foundation may be laid of a new human institution,' and what St. Cyprian
detested may come to pass, that what was a divine thing 'may become a human
church' " and Blind that they [the Modernists] are, and leaders of the blind,
inflated with a boastful science, they have reached that pitch of folly where
they pervert the eternal concept of truth and the true nature of the
religious sentiment. With that new system of theirs, they are seen to be
under the sway of a blind and unchecked passion for novelty, thinking not at
all of finding some solid foundation of truth, but despising the holy and
apostolic traditions, they embrace other vain, futile, uncertain doctrines,
condemned by the Church, on which, in the height of their vanity, they think
they can rest and maintain truth itself." Mirari Vos
Pope Pius IX, who gave us the as well as convening the First Vatican Council, which stated:
"If anyone should say that the true Church is not one body in itself,
but consists of varied and diverse societies of Christian name, and is spread
out among them, or that various societies disagreeing among themselves in
profession of faith and separated by communion, constitute, as members or
parts, the one and universal Church of Christ, let him be anathema" (Canon IV).
Pope Leo XIII, who besides his encyclicals Immortale Dei and Satis Cognitum, he also warned in Apostolicae Curae:
"For the Holy Ghost was promised to the successors of Peter not so
that they might, by His revelation, make known some new doctrine, but that,
by His assistance, they might religiously guard and faithfully expound the
revelation or Deposit of Faith transmitted by the Apostles."First Vatican
Council, Dogmatic decree Pastor Aeternus,
chapter 4, De Romani Pontificis Infallibili Magisterio
They knew only too well the intimate bond that unites faith with
worship, 'the law of belief with the law of prayer,' and so, under the
pretext of restoring it to its primitive form, they corrupted the order of
the liturgy in many respects to adapt it to the errors of the Innovators...
Now, if a person has seriously and duly used the proper matter and
form for performing or administering a sacrament, he is by that very fact
presumed to have intended to do what the Church does. This principle is the
basis of the doctrine that a sacrament is truly a sacrament even if it is
conferred through the ministry of a heretic or unbaptized person, provided
the Catholic rite is used." Apostolicae Curae,
September 13, 1896Note he said, "proper matter and form" and "provided the Catholic rite is used." We know the novus ordo cannot possibly be Catholic from Pope St. Pius V's infallible words which contradict the New Order, and therefore cannot be a true sacrament. Ergo, cannot be a sacrament whether it be the Holy Eucharist, Confession, or Holy Orders.
Pope Saint Pius X. Besides his landmark Pascendi Domenici Gregis and his seemingly fail-safe Oath Against Modernism, he was never afraid to call a spade a spade for the sake of Christ's truths and the preservation of the Mystical Bride of Christ:
" Attempting to reconcile our Faith with the modern mentality leads not only to weakening of that Faith, but to its total destruction." In His Holiness stated in his encyclical E Supremi Apostolatus on October 4, 1903: "Henceforth the enemy of the Church is no longer outside the Church;
he is now within." That was just over a century ago. Imagine how ensconced satan and his minions have become over the last 40 years!
Pope Pius XI's best known work against the Modernist conciliar church is abundantly clear in his encyclical Mortalium Animos.
Pope Pius XII, who before he was elevated to Sovereign Pontiff said as Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli:
" A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the
Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man
has become God, that His Son is merely a symbol, a philosophy held by so many
others, and in the churches Christians will search in vain for the red lamp
where God awaits them, like Magdalen weeping before the empty tomb, "Where
have they taken Him?" And after his election, in his magnificent encyclical Mystici Corporis of June 29, 1943:
" I hear around me reformers who want to dismantle the Holy Sanctuary,
destroy the universal flame of the Church, to discard all her adornments, and
smite her with remorse for her historic past"
" I am worried by the Blessed Virgin's Messages to Lucy at Fatima. This
persistence of Mary about the dangers that menace the Church is a divine
warning against the suicide that would be represented by the alteration of the
Faith, in her liturgy, her theology, and her soul."
"They stray from divine truth who imagine the Church to be something which can neither be touched nor seen, that it is something merely 'spiritual,' as they say, in which many Christian communities, although separated from one another by faith, could be joined by some kind of invisible link."
Though there are countless other documentations ( and quite possibly we'll be able to delve into them in the future), were it not for space and time here, we could continue quoting Popes, Saints, Doctors of the Church, holy Cardinals, Religious, etc. for we have barely begun in exposing the rot wrought by those who have infiltrated the True Church and hijacked her, putting on a new face - the conciliar countenance. Beneath it is, as Christ says in Matthew 23: 27, 33:
"Wo to you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: because you are like to whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear to men beautiful, but within are full of dead men's bones and of all filthiness...Ye serpents, generation of vipers, how will you escape the judgment of hell?"
Let us leave you with the fact that it is one of the holiest of Popes who applied the term "liars" to those who would undermine the Faith and deceive the faithful into being weak and timid:
"In our time more than ever before, the greatest asset of the liars is
the cowardice and weakness of good men, and all the vigor of Satan's reign is
due to the easy-going weakness of Catholics....and this reproach can be
leveled at the weak and timid Catholics of all countries" (St. Pius X, to the faithful at the beatification ceremonies for Blessed Joan of Arc).
And so, on this day when we celebrate one of the greatest, most honorable feasts of Our Lady which has special significance for the United States of America, let us realize the charlatans who control the conciliar church in modern Rome and in America are not Catholic and are, as the Church has already judged, thieves, liars and worse. Vatican II is a perfect example of how the devil has mocked the True Church by trying to establish a mirror church which has, as its aim, the total antithesis of what God has willed. While we have really only scratched the surface as to verification of all we have documented, I leave you with the anonymous quote of one who was wise in his words: "When one, who is honestly mistaken, finally hears the truth, either he'll cease being mistaken and amend his ways, or no longer will he be honest with himself and others." That is our challenge to all who insist that the conciliar church is Catholic and that we should follow the modern scribes, chief priests and pharisees who are leading souls away from Christ and His Church. Holy Mother Church has spoken, that settles it. Some will continue to call it 'Catholic' but true Catholics will call it what it really is with the emphasis on the last syllables: the conciLIAR church. So as they pump themselves up with pomposity and pride this week we have one final question: What can they possibly be celebrating? There are no fruits (cf. Matthew 7: 15-20), just forty years of futility and faithlessness.
Thank you, Vatican II and all your perpetrators of error and anathema who follow the fallen angel. But remember, and remember well, God will not be mocked!
Michael Cain, editor
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