Chicago - City of Big Shoulders, also known as the Windy City, and home of the loveable but hopeless - some say cursed - Cubs. Chicago - city of da Bears, da Bulls, and da notorious 'Bernardin's Boys' who by now have populated many a chancery and left their indelible stain of shame. Chicago, famous for its prohibition speakeasies, Al Capone and the Cosa Nostra, stockyards and corruption. Chicago. What a perfect locale to hold the bi-annual conference of the organization Frank Keating called "analogous to the Mafia" - the USCCB. Acronyms aside, it is time for the body of conciliar bishops in the U.S. to come together once again to salve each others' psyches and solve nothing. It is a meeting of the cursed, those who have incurred the wrath of God.
The irony is that their bi-annual conference began on the feast of a most austere holy friar who cared nothing for temporal things, only souls. I dare you to find one - ONE conciliar prelate - who embodies 1/1000th of the fervor and holiness of Saint Anthony of Padua. Make that 1/1,000,000th! If one exists we've not heard of such a man. Now we're talking conciliar prelates, not Traditional Catholic bishops. A far, far different story and if only one tenth of the conciliar prelates fully emulated their brethren who have not apostasized the True Faith, the counterfeit conciliar church would totally collapse. Ah, now there's something to storm Heaven about with your prayers!
While most work for a living and strive to do the right thing, these 'shepherds of sleaze and spin' who do know better, continue to hang their flocks out to dangle in the interest of political correctness and placating the money-givers no matter which way they swing theologically or otherwise.
The laundry list is as long and as dirty as the cover-up shenanigans and alibis. Oh, what the heck, why not just outright call a spade a spade and lay it on the table? They are not "excuses" but documented LIES perpetuated by these charlatans in purple and scarlet who have indeed incurred a curse, but a curse far worse than the goat and Wrigley Field. This curse comes from God Himself just as infallibly pronounced by the Popes of Trent - Pope Paul IV in Cum ex apostolatus officio and Pope St. Pius V's famous and perpetual Apostolic Constitution Quo Primum. This latter infallible Dogmatic Papal Decree is one which every one of those Roman collared ones meeting at the Fairmont Hotel above the shores of Lake Michigan knows, but refuses to acknowledge.
For those who think I'm being too hard on these mitered monsters, read how His Holiness Paul IV commanded men to treat those clerics who have deviated from the Faith:
"(iii) that all such individuals also shall be held, treated and reputed as such by everyone, of whatsoever status, grade, order, condition or pre-eminence he may be and whatsoever excellence may be his, even Episcopal, Archiepiscopal, Patriarchal and Primatial or other greater Ecclesiastical dignity and even the honour of the Cardinalate, or secular, even the authority of Count, Baron, Marquis, Duke, King or Emperor, and as such must be avoided and must be deprived of the sympathy of all natural kindess."
"(iv) Castellans, Prefects, Captains and Officials, even of Our Beloved City and of the entire Ecclesiastical State, even if they shall be obliged and beholden to those thus promoted or elevated by homage, oath or security; shall be permitted at any time to withdraw with impunity from obedience and devotion to those thus promoted or elevated and to avoid them as warlocks, heathens, publicans, and heresiarchs (the same subject persons, nevertheless, remaining bound by the duty of fidelity and obedience to any future Bishops, Archbishops, Patriarchs, Primates, Cardinals and Roman Pontiff canonically entering)." (editor's emphasis)
Therefore, if any future Bishops, Archbishops, Patriarchs, Primates, Cardinals and/or Roman Pontiff are canonically entered as legitimate then we would owe all obedience and devotion to them as the rightful heirs of the Church and the Primacy of Peter. But considering that the conciliar ecclesiasts have - to a man - sold out the true Faith by embracing the synthetic religion and rite of Vatican II and worse - we owe no allegiance or respect to them and must avoid these warlocks who have deprived souls of their God-given right of the Immemorial Latin Mass of All Ages which St. Pius V assured would be available to all Catholics "in perpetuity." Now we have these interlopers who claim 'forever' doesn't mean forever anymore. I think we know who's telling the truth and who isn't; especially in light of what St. Paul counsels:
"Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season, reprove, entreat ,rebuke with all patience and doctrine. For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will turn away indeed their hearing from the truth, but will be turned to fables." 2 Timothy 4: 2-4
And that is exactly what has happened in these times the holy Apostle speaks of for indeed they have turned away from hearing truth and all since Vatican II has turned to fable. The spinners of these new yarns of folly and heresy are men who, as pointed out, do know better. Because they do and because these modernists have chosen to embrace a synthetic religion and turn their back on the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church as practiced and upheld from St. Peter through Pope Pius XII, they have "incurred the wrath of Almighty God and the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul." Both Pope Paul IV and St. Pius V were emphatic about that! But it doesn't seem to concern these very men meeting at the Fairmont who long ago abdicated their positions and the Faith. Talk about cursed! Don't believe me? Read the infallible decree by Paul IV again. If any one deviates one iota from the Faith, they have abandoned their Faith. It is called Apostasy and, as Griff Ruby so eminently pointed out last week in his magnificent argument indicting Lumen Gentium with A Lesson from Jolly Old England, there is no difference between the bishops who followed King Henry VIII and those who pledged their loyalty to a man - Paul VI - who dared to incur that very wrath by altering the divinely ordained sacraments to please man, not God! No there is no difference between what Thomas Cranmer wrought to what Annibale Bugnini delivered in fulfilling his masonic mission and the drafting and signing of Lumen Gentium, forged in part by none other than the late Karol Wojtyla and a fellow by the name of Joseph Ratzinger, now called Benedict XVI, who played a pivotal role in that dastardly document. It's a fact, folks! There is no difference from the Protestants and the conciliarists whatsoever except the former at least had the decency to change their name! But takes at least a smidgen of honesty, something sorely lacking in the novus Arian bishops of today.
And what will be the number one item on their agenda this week?I can almost guarantee you it won't be what is officially announced, but rather what is being discussed behind the scenes - in the back rooms where these types of "wolves in sheep's clothing" are used to dealing. They will grapple with how to assuage damage control and their image which has taken more hits than a porn site. Whoops, probably hitting too close to home there. You'll hear the usual line that things are improving as they adjust their rainbow-colored glasses to spin more nonsense that only gullible Novus Ordinarians buy - because these poor misguided souls want to believe things aren't as bad as they are. I have news for them. It is and it's only going to get worse.
That's the good news. The bad news is, as Benedict XVI has made it only too evident in his short two months as head of the conciliar church, it's the same useless, but dangerous gang of idiots running the show. All that talk about Angelo Sodano and Ratzinger not seeing eye-to-eye evaporated when push came to shove. Can you say bargain in the conclave! The appointment of sodomite-friendly lightweight William Levada is akin to presenting Paris Hilton with an Oscar sight unseen. As bad an example as she is, at least she doesn't masquerade who she is. Not so with those crafty persnickety prelates of the conciliar cloth. Look what's happening throughout the United States and one would have to think that eventually someone, somewhere in those Novus Ordo lodges will finally get it. They'll finally realize they're "on the wrong boat" as Griff put it, or "barking up the wrong tree" or "running into a dead-end." Do you think these duped souls, who continue to believe they can make things right, will come to this epiphany before they are siphoned of more funds supposedly going to "worthy" causes? Such "worthy" - read unworthy and very questionable causes - like 'Catholic' Campaign for Human Development which is a front for every scam and laundry funneling vehicle to pay off hush money and more. CCHD is totally humanist and void of any spiritual development or practice, for that matter. And to make matters worse, the man placed in charge of this nebulous 'umbrella of the Democratic Party', is none other than Howard Hubbard, the 'bishop' of Albany, New York. Odd isn't it, that one would appoint one to govern an organization intended to lesson the culture of violence with a man who has been suspected of covering up the murder of a priest because the priest knew too much about Hubbard and his homosexual clan?!
And speaking of the sodomite connection, from Miami to San Diego and LA to Boston and Manchester to Seattle, Portland, and Spokane to Tucson and Phoenix, from Houston and Dallas to Springfield, MO or IL or MA, from Cincinnati and Cleveland to New York, Baltimore and points in between all the way back to, you guessed it, Chicago - well the slime only gets thicker and filthier. This includes practically every diocese, bar none, and they're all in cahoots trying to protect their backsides and you can take that anyway you want considering the hideous behavior of these apostate aliens who have spiritually raped so many souls.
But souls aren't the primary concern anymore. The four-horned demon of ecumenism, humanism, diversity and tolerance have taken over. But then ever since the death of the last good pope Eugenio Pacelli, everything's topsy-turvy. This is manifested by the very ones who have headed up the notorious USCCB body over this steady decline of Catholicism in America. That's why when you understand their illogical logic, you're not surprised that the USCCB would elect a man who can't even keep his own conciliar diocese above water. That would be William Skylstad, conciliar head of the Spokane See who succeeded another ne'r do-well Wilton Gregory, who for his mess-handling of the whole sordid sex abuse scandals was promoted to Archbishop of Atlanta. Frankly, Scarlett, you had better give a damn or be damned! Of course, we only need look at Bernard Law to see how the conciliar canines reward their own pack for devouring the innocent and vulnerable. Sean O'Malley and Edward Egan are on the fast track to climbing the ladder higher! God forbid either as the new Secretary of State. Either of them would most likely close down the Cathedral of Cologne and Notre Dame in Paris, not to mention the edifying Sacre Coeur and Chartres because they weren't bringing in the revenue or some other excuse to sell or demolish these magnificent cathedrals that long harbored the True Faith before the invasion of the soul-snatchers.
But back to "sly Sky" and the attack of the conciliar clowns. He has painted himself and the rest of the miserable minions of pectoral predators into a corner that they may not be able to extricate themselves from legally. Illegally is another story. Skylstad filed a brief in U.S. Bankruptcy Court late last month claiming he does not own the 81 parish churches and almost 100 other assets in the diocese in Northeastern Washington where, by the way, Traditional Catholicism is growing by leaps and bounds because there is so much corruption in the conciliar church. What Skylstad has inadvertently done is enmesh the entire American conciliar church in what could be a quagmire even the master eluders like Roger Mahony and Daniel Pilarcyk cannot extricate themselves from. Yet, despite the sumptuousness of the Fairmont Hotel, the grand manner in which these conciliar princes will be treated, this could be, pray that it is, their last hurrah! By the end of the month a decision could come down from U. S. Bankruptcy Judge Patricia Williams that could rock the shallow and soiled roots of the New Order church. Father Moderator of Traditio.com has expertly manifested this conciliar conundrum with Newchurch Parishes Move to Take Ownership Back from Bishops this month and Newchurch Bishop's Lie May be Golden Opportunity for Traditional Catholics late last month, where he wrote
"Skylstad may actually be opening the Pandora's box that will do far more for restoring the true Church than some fabled "universal indult." For if only a few hundred parishes across the United States hired independent traditional priests and turned their churches back to the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments, there would be a popular groundswell back to the traditional Faith. This legal reconfiguration has the potential of starting a wildfire built on the burning embers of the hostility of the Novus Ordinarians to their corrupt bishops. The corrupt bishops could huff and puff, but they would have no legal authority to blow the house down. Are you listening, Boston? Are you listening, St. Louis?
And it is ironic that in Spokane is the headquarters of one of the largest traditional Catholic organizations, the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen, which has priests stationed across the United States that celebrate only the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments, in the more traditional form before the 1962 "modernizations" at that."
Father is right on every count, especially on the CMRI who are, beyond doubt, one of the most fervent, dedicated and reverent Traditional Orders there is and, personally speaking, I have not found a place closer to Heaven than the edifying cathedral-like chapel of St. Michael's which is as Catholic as they come and packed on Sundays with increasing attendance at daily Mass as well. Of course, who wouldn't be moved by a total reverence for Christ in His House where He is present front and center and the center of all attention, adored by the countless angels that adorn the altar, sanctuary and walls of this historic landmark? Who wouldn't be edified by 30 to 40 Traditional nuns, who glow and glide with grace, whether in prayer or teaching, or going about their vocational calling as a vibrant community, including the home of the famous "Singing Nuns." You haven't truly experienced the Catholic way until you've encountered these coifed angels lilting to the Heavens Gregorian Chant like you have never heard? Who wouldn't be edified by Confessions offered daily, Adoration and Holy Hour weekly, and all the Traditions held in such esteem? Who wouldn't be moved by grade and high-school students filing in to Daily Mass in quiet reverence with all righteous decorum? Yes, folks, it really is like that in Spokane and you can see why so many are realizing that what we had in the 50's is still available - but we have to fight for it. We have to be, as St. Paul says, "be thou vigilant, labor in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry. Be sober. For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" (2 Timothy 4: 5-7). If we can say the same, won't the struggle to restore order, Orders and Traditions be worth it? You better believe it!
And what is happening in Spokane, both on the conciliar side and the Traditional heights could be the domino equation Traditional Catholics have been waiting for as one-by-one the conciliarist structures tumble into their own demise. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court could hand down a benchmark decision that could strike the deathknell for the conciliar establishment in America. And, in time, more St. Michael's sprouting up in reconsecrated churches where once stood the dead-end pagan and masonic Novus Ordo. Wouldn't that be Heavenly?
That, folks, is exactly what the scenario is and why on the outside these whited sepulchres of the cloth convening at the Fairmount might be smiling, but inside they are quivering and well they should. Pray that a few of these bishops will truly realize the dichotomy of what is the true Faith and what they have been practicing. Pray that a few will denounce the great facade and, no matter the price or penalty, turn back to authentic Catholicism. There are Traditional Bishops who will welcome them and afford them, once they have repented and converted to Authentic Catholicism, the proper respect due the office of one whose lineage would date back to the Apostles. They will be welcomed with open arms, not just by Traditional Catholics, but more importantly by the Eternal Priest Christ Himself and His Immaculate Queen Mother Blessed Mary, and all the saints and angels in Heaven. Isn't that worth standing up for? And, even if they stand alone against the rest of their colleagues, they can take courage from past saints and from Traditional resisters like Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngo Dihn Thuc who both saw through the smoke and haze quite soon after Vatican II.
Pray that they will take seriously St. Paul's words to Timothy:
"Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times: Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked.
Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God. Having an appearance indeed of piety, but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid. For of this sort are they who creep into houses and lead captive silly women loaded with sins, who are led away with divers desires: Always learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Mambres resisted Moses: so these also resist the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no farther: for their folly shall be manifested to all, as theirs also was" (2 Timothy 3: 1-9).
Does this not sum up the character and behavior of the conciliar prelates perfectly? I can't think of any stronger condemnation than this and it comes directly from Divine Revelation. Pretty severe. So what is wrong with these "serpents, generation of vipers" ? How will they "escape the judgement of hell"?
That is what Our Lord asked the Scribes and Pharisees, the hypocrites in Matthew 23: 33. Jesus pretty much summed up their sins and His chagrin at their reaction:
"Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets and wise men, and Scribes: and some of them you will put to death, and crucify, and some you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city. That upon you may come all the just blood, that hath been shed upon the earth, from the blood of Abel the just even unto the blood of Zacharias, the son of Barachias, whom you killed between the temple and the altar. Amen, I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou hast killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered together thy children, as the hen gathereth her chickens under wings, and thou wouldst not? Behold, your house shall be left to you desolate" (Matthew 23: 34-38).
And their houses are left desolate. Consider what Paul IV decreed in his aforementioned Papal Bull:
"(xii) finally, all Kingdoms, Duchies, Dominions, Fiefs and goods of this kind shall be confiscated, made public and shall remain so, and shall be made the rightful property of those who shall first occupy them if these shall be sincere in faith, in the unity of the Holy Roman Church and under obedience to Us and to Our successors the Roman Pontiffs canonically entering office."
Right there is canonical proof these conciliar bishops have no rightful property because they have abdicated their office and all property - including holdings, churches, monasteries, schools, chanceries, etc. and therefore do not have a legal leg to stand on. It's about time they go bankrupt, for Our Lord said it best:
"For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Mark 8: 36-37)
Truly the billion dollar question that the novus Arian bishops gathering at the Fairmont had better ponder very seriously. Finally, it is only too evident that their houses are left desolate and all the Novus Ordo lodges in each diocese and the True Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist will not be present until, as Christ assures:
"For I say to you, you shall not see Me henceforth till you say: 'Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord" (Matthew 23: 39).
Would these last few words of our Supreme Sovereign King not be ideal passages to wake the 300 some conciliar bishops from their 40-year slumber and shake the thunder? They may not think to apply it to themselves, so whoever has the concession on mirrors, start passing them out. They say the eyes are the window to the soul. I think we all agree these conciliar bishops had better look themselves in the eye. It's reflection time!
Michael Cain, editor
P.S. Memo to the least reverend Joseph Adamec, apostate prelate of Altoona-Johnstown: Thanks for clarifying to all in your editorial in the Johnstown Tribune Democrat that you no longer are Catholic in any way, fashion or form. And to all those trying to combat him with Ecclesia Dei, you're using a toothpick. Go with the mighty sword of truth to cut through these charlatan arguments. The sword? It's infallible. Quo Primum as in forever, of course! In other words, to paraphrase the grizzled hombre in sombrero in the Humphrey Bogart classic The Treasure of Sierra Madre, "Indults? We don't need no stinking indults!"
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