Giving the GATE to Cardinal Walter Kasper!
The smudges of anathema are everywhere. How do you rationalize your errors, your Eminence?
Editor's Note: The smudges are everywhere. There are so many fingerprints that have tampered with the Truths of Catholic Doctrine, that the title for this feature was right there at our fingertips - "Fingerprints of Anathema?" 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, ask His Eminence Cardinal Walter Kasper to kindly step forward to take the Galatians Anathemameter Theological Exam (GATE). By your statements we shall see if you are truly a servant of Christ. If not, what steps will you take to right yourself for your sake and the sake of your flocks, your Eminence? I know you have a busy schedule what with all your ecumenical activities, but there are some important matters the people need to hear from your own words. Prepare for the GATE. Now place your fingers on the anathematic defibrillator and we shall commence. Note, I will speak in the third person in referencing you for the sake of readers everywhere.
Michael Cain, editor, The Daily Catholic
It was bound to happen. After 40 years of trying to cover their heretical heinies, the VaticanTwoArians have now turned to fabricating the intents of previous, reliable Traditional Popes to justify their own errors in deviating from the True Faith. Evidence of this can be found in the Intervention letter published on the Vatican website on "The Ecumenism Decree - read anew after 40 years" by none other than that stable of instability, the Protestant prelate who John Paul II not only elevated to cardinal status, but put him in charge of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Yep, you guessed it, our good buddy Cardinal Walter Kasper - the friendly ghost of anathema sit notoriety.
In his deplorable piece published in mid November last year, he first takes aim at Cardinal John Henry Newman as being one of the "forerunners and pioneers" of the ecumenical movement as defined by Vatican II. Huh? Where, pray tell, is there any evidence to this? To make matters worse, though he and the rest of his peers of modern Rome seldom ever refer back to any official documents prior to 1958 - call it selective memory lapse past 45 years - in trying to vindicate Vatican II and their horrendous, heretical ecumenical bent, he the claims that the Prayer for Unity and the Week of Unity were actually promoted by Popes Leo XII, Benedict XV and Pius XI. There is no basis of proof here except a footnote from Paderborn, the very same see where the Nazi tactics reported in Wednesday's issue are underway to undermine parental control of their children. Kasper claims "Pope Pius XI gave express approval of the Mechelen Dialogues with the Anglicans (1921-1926). What he fails to mention is that Papa Ratti allowed the dialogues with the express purpose of winning back the Anglicans to the True Church without compromise. Big difference between that and the cavalier 'everybody's going to Heaven today, no matter what religion they are' attitude of the conciliar church. Why be Catholic? Pius XI was following the strict guidelines set down by his predecessor 30 years prior by Pope Leo XIII in his Apostolicae Curae.
To make matters worse in trying to mitigate the damage done, he makes the absurd statement that His Holiness Pope Pius XII was in sync with the modernists' thinking and "went a step further." Kasper claims that Papa Pacelli "In an instruction of 1950 expressly welcomed the ecumenical movement and attributed it to the influence of the Holy Spirit. In addition, this Pope also paved the way for the Council with a series of groundbreaking encyclicals." Oh, really? Please, pray tell, identify those encyclicals in which the Holy Father ever advocated the syncretic ecumenism that exists today. Folks, he cannot, but that doesn't matter to the Vaticantwocrats. He then washes his 40-year stained hands by making an absurd deduction: "It would therefore be erroneous to overlook this fundamental continuity and see the Council as a radical breach with tradition and the advent of a new church."
That is such an interesting and all-telling quote. Here he is defending the indefensible and doing so without any indication that he was being questioned about it. William Shakespeare said it best: "Me thinks perhaps thou protesteth too much." It also shows that what Traditional Catholics have been correctly stating since Vatican II is finally getting under the thin skin of these modernists. If we are to believe Jesus Christ's words in Matthew 7: 20, and we must, then we can see the contradiction that surfaces from Kasper's denial for truly, "By their fruits you shall know them"
Despite the fact there are no good fruits yielded by Vatican II, he changes lane for a sentence or two and states:
"But something new did in fact begin with the Council, not a new church but a renewed church. It was Pope John XXIII who initiated this renewal. He can rightly be called the spiritual father of the Ecumenism Decree. He wanted the Council, and he set its goals: the renewal inside the Catholic Church and the unity of Christians."
Well finally 'good Pope John' is getting the well-deserved blame for the monster he created. You'll note Kasper in one sentence said this is nothing new, then says "something new did in fact begin with the Council." He makes a specific effort to deny it is a new church but as we can see in retrospect it could be nothing else but a new church for it has abandoned the tenets of True Catholicism and no longer possesses the four indelible Marks of the Church. Yet that doesn't register with Kasper and his gang. In fact, to further pump up his false premise, he proceeds to denigrate Trent and all that preceded Vatican Two with the following astounding words:
"It is not my intention to outline here the eventful history of the genesis of Unitatis redintegratio as it overturned the narrow post-Tridentine Counter-Reformation outlook of the church. This was not 'Modernism', rather it was a return to the Biblical, patristic and early-medieval tradition, opening the way for a renewed understanding of the church."
As you can see they'll say anything and hope it sticks to the ribs of the dumbed-down masses. Sadly it does for I don't know how many of the Novus Ordo persuasion have told me that Vatican II was "only returning to the roots of Catholicism." Really? I have news for them, Holy Mother Church has always been solidly centered in Biblical, patristic and early-medieval tradition.' Was it not Pope St. Agatho, a Roman Pontiff of that early-medieval traditional times who took the Pontifical Oath in which each pope since (with the exception of Karol Wojtyla) has vowed before God, "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;" ?
I tell you what Kasper's paragraph there does: it sticks to my craw to hear him blaming the seeds of destruction on reliable Popes of the past and then to denigrate the holy, infallible doctrinal Council of Trent as "narrow post-Tridentine Counter-Reformation outlook." Talk about non-Catholic. Sure sounds more like a quote from Martin Luther, John Calvin, even Karl Marx. Who is this pro-abortion red-hat to speak such anathema? Better yet, what knucklehead ever allowed him the podium to speak? I think we know the answer to that. Typical of all in the V2 era, when they cannot logically add up the benefits, they go into the denial stage - such as "This was not 'Modernism.' " Who accused them that it was? Why true authentic Catholics, that's who. Consider that Kasper does not say "further studied for improving upon" but "overturned" the decrees of Trent. Anyone who has read the decrees of the 19th Major Council knows very well that by Kasper's words he has excommunicated himself from Holy Mother Church. Open mouth, insert interdiction.
With that accomplished just on the first page, Kasper then drones on in trying to exonerate the direction taken: "The Council was able to embrace the ecumenical movement because it understood the church as a whole as a movement, namely as the people of God on the move." Yes, he actually said that. And you thought the nomadic, fast food life-style came from modern society. No, it was the all-knowing Council who "understood the church as a whole." Have to stay "on the move." What ever happened to all that 'wisdom.' I'll tell you one thing, they haven't got a clue today. Every day that becomes all the more evident. As for Traditional Catholics, we beg his Eminence for forgiveness for evidently, according to his 'sage' advice, Trent misled us into believing the Church's role was not being just "the people of God" either sitting still or on the move, but the active, prayerful and grace-filled Church Militant working in unison with the Church Triumphant to assist the Church Suffering in the great Communion of Saints. Pardon the sarcasm, but his words drip with syncretic syrup and do not in any way correspond with Catholic-speak as taught and practiced for nearly two millennia.
Several paragraphs down, he states: "The ecumenical movement does not throw overboard anything which has been valued and cherished by the church in its previous history, it remains faithful to the truth that has been acknowledged in history and defined as such; nor does it add to it anything absolutely new. The ecumenical movement and its avowed goal, the unity of the disciples of Jesus Christ, remain inscribed within the furrow of tradition."
Here I will not beat around the bush. I will come right out and say, Cardinal Walter Kasper is lying through his teeth. How can he say it does not add anything new when we have the "abomination of desolation" manifested in the Masonic, Protestant man-made synthetic rite of the Novus Ordo and a total abandonment, save for token acknowledgment under their modernistic conditions, of the Immemorial Mass of All Ages - the Traditional Latin Mass - that "narrow post-Tridentine Counter-Reformation" Holy Mass that nurtured so many souls. What, pray tell, is the suppression of the True Mass but a casting overboard that which is most valued and cherished by the Church in its previous history? He states that "it remains faithful to the truth." Has he read Pius XI's encyclical Mortalium animos? We know he has because throughout his 'intervention' he's making excuses to circumvent the solid, no-nonsense rationale, Catholicity, and logic of Pius' words. Has he read Pope St. Pius V's Quo Primum? What about Pope Pius IX's Syllabus of Errors or Pope St. Pius X's Pascendi Dominici Gregis or Oath Against Modernism? They clearly indict Kasper for they condemn the actions Kasper and others have carried out as the benchmark of this papacy. Remember the idiom: The buck stops at the top? Evidently to those in the newchurch that doesn't apply to their leader.
Kasper is not naive nor stupid. He so cleverly weaves a web of misinformation by tossing in such men as Newman, St. Iranaeus and even tries to make Pius XII out as a modernist. Consider Kasper's words as he goes on in great detail to try to explain the very phrase that got Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in so much trouble, and rightfully so. That is subsistit in - the infamous "subsists in" concept. What is downright revolting is the fact Kasper pushes the well-rounded and traditionally-oriented Pius XII into that square hole as one who condemned the thrice-proclaimed dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus. Consider Kasper's words:
"In the course of the Council the 'subsistit in' took the place of the previous 'est'. It contains in nuce the whole ecumenical problem. The 'est' claimed that the church of Christ Jesus "is" the Catholic Church. This strict identification of the church of Christ Jesus with the Catholic Church had been represented most recently in the encyclicals Mystici corporis (1943) and 'Humani generis' (1950). But even according to 'Mystici corporis' there are people who, although they have not yet been
baptized, are subsumed under the Catholic Church because that is their express desire (DS 3921). Therefore Pius XII had condemned an exclusive interpretation of the axiom 'Extra ecclesiam nulla salus' already in 1949."
Where do we begin? First of all, Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus is not an 'axiom' but a Dogma, something every Catholic must believe. There is no room for 'interpretation' here, ergo the rest of his 'intervention' is not only nebulous, nefarious and superfluous, but heretical, so obviously deviating from the constituted evangelic Tradition and the purity of the orthodox Faith and the Christian religion, for as Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio states uncompromisingly and in perpetuity the grave consequences of anyone who would "seek to change anything by his opposing efforts, or would agree with those who undertake such a blasphemous venture."
Secondly, he has totally misread Pius XII's intention and whom he was referring to. Here the Holy Father is talking not of the organized Protestant schismatic churches, but of those who have the inherent desire and love God above all things but do not have a means to learn the Faith. Yet, they desire to do all that is necessary for their salvation, are sorry for their sins, and ardently long to be baptized by water. This is considered the baptism of desire and though greatly argued against by Fr. Feeney, has been upheld by the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church. So wrapped up in conciliar bafflegab is Kasper that he totally misses Our Lord's Own words in Mark 15: 16, "He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not, shall be condemned."
Those certain infallible words uttered by the Son of God carry no weight with Kasper who rambles on with the following skimble-skamble:
"The contribution which Unitatis redintegratio makes towards the solution of the ecumenical problem is accordingly not an 'ecclesiology of elements' but the distinction between full and imperfect communion. The consequences of this distinction is that the aim of ecumenism is not directed towards amalgamation but has as its goal a communio which does not mean either reciprocal absorption or fusion. This formulation of the ecumenical problem is the most important theological contribution of the Council towards the question of ecumenism."
At least he thinks so. Have you ever heard such baffle-gab in your life? To put it into plain English, he is saying that people no longer need to be converted to Catholicism because the Catholic Church is just one of many churches and it is perfectly fine to continue in their own faith without converting because the cultural importance takes precedence over Our Lord's Own words. If that isn't deviating from the Faith, and suspect of heresy and anathema, I don't know what is. To add to the insult of the Faith and the Petrine Office, he verifies that the biggest obstacle to uniting the East and the West is the Papal Authority of the Successor of Peter:
"The essential problem in the relationship between East and West is the Petrine Office. Pope John Paul II has issued an invitation to a fraternal dialogue on the future exercise of the Petrine office."
There it is in black and white from the horse's mouth that Karol Wojtyla has no intention of upholding or perpetuating what every Roman Pontiff from St. Agatho on vowed before God. It just reinforces the validity, necessity and credibility of the authors of We Resist You to the Face. They were right on and this caps it!
After Kasper has already trashed Trent, he sets his sights on Vatican Council I. Listen to this:
"It is not possible in this context to enter into the complex historical questions raised here or the current possibilities of reinterpretation and re-reception of the dogmas of the First Vatican Council. It must suffice to mention that a symposium conducted by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity in May 2003 with the Orthodox churches resulted in openings on both sides. We hope that the international theological dialogue can soon be resumed and that it can give priority to addressing this question."
For the sake of souls, all we can say is: We hope not! Typical of everything they have touched over the past 40 years, the VaticanTwoArians have tainted and changed everything. They have replaced the sacred with the profane - from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Code of Canon Law, the Catechism, Curia, doctrine and now dogma! Enough is enough.
Walter Kasper, you have been exposed as a charlatan of a false faith that is not in accord with the authentic Church founded by Christ. You have miserably failed the GATE and we have no other recourse than to give you the gate, and to treat you as Pope Paul IV advised all Catholics to treat apostate clergy just as he demanded in his perpetual decree Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio: [emphasis added by editor]
6. In addition, [by this Our Constitution, which is to remain valid in perpetuity We enact, determine, decree and define:] that if ever at any time it shall appear that any Bishop, even if he be acting as an Archbishop, Patriarch or Primate; or any Cardinal of the aforesaid Roman Church, or, as has already been mentioned, any legate, or even the Roman Pontiff, prior to his promotion or his elevation as Cardinal or Roman Pontiff, has deviated from the Catholic Faith or fallen into some heresy:
(i) the promotion or elevation, even if it shall have been uncontested and by the unanimous assent of all the Cardinals, shall be null, void and worthless;
(ii) it shall not be possible for it to acquire validity (nor for it to be said that it has thus acquired validity) through the acceptance of the office, of consecration, of subsequent authority, nor through possession of administration, nor through the putative enthronement of a Roman Pontiff, or Veneration, or obedience accorded to such by all, nor through the lapse of any period of time in the foregoing situation;
(iii) it shall not be held as partially legitimate in any way;
(iv) to any so promoted to be Bishops, or Archbishops, or Patriarchs, or Primates or elevated as Cardinals, or as Roman Pontiff, no authority shall have been granted, nor shall it be considered to have been so granted either in the spiritual or the temporal domain;
(v) each and all of their words, deeds, actions and enactments, howsoever made, and anything whatsoever to which these may give rise, shall be without force and shall grant no stability whatsoever nor any right to anyone;
(vi) those thus promoted or elevated shall be deprived automatically, and without need for any further declaration, of all dignity, position, honour, title, authority, office and power.
It is time to say with Saint Paul his words in Galatians 1: 6, "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." Do you realize you are doing that, your Eminence? Sadly, from your track record, we're afraid you do. Like today's saint the holy Doctor of the Church Saint Hilary of Poitiers who stood with Saint Athanasius against the heretics, we stand against you, Cardinal Kasper, and we will continue to labor willingly and joyfully, as well as fiercely in defending the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church.
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.