While they're doing the Razzle-Dazzle 'em in Chicago this week, they're doing the false-step shuffle in the modern Vatican. Some say the fear of the goose-step shuffle preempted the latter.
The false-step shuffle is both the good and bad news.
The bad news:
A priest who founded the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Les Pretres du Sacre Coeur de St. Quentin)
Father Leon Dehon - the venerable Fr. Dehon at that - has been put in the "whoops, wait-a-minute" file as Benedict XVI has "blocked his beatification." That's the word from Thursday's Washington Post. I know, liberal secular pubs like that don't even make good bird-cage material or confetti for that matter, but there it was by Alan Cooperman, a staff writer. This priest, who was born during the pontificate of Pope Gregory XVI and died while Pope Pius XI sat on the Throne of Peter, is now accused of anti-semitism.
What? No? Wait a second, he died in 1925? Yet he wrote in "seven controversial texts" most of what was not only the thinking throughout all of Europe at the time following World War I, but was in line with Catholic teaching that affirms Jesus Christ, the Son of God abrogated the Jewish Faith, the Old Law, both in favor of the New Faith, the New Law - the one true religion for the Jews rejected the Messiah and the temple was rent in two. Our Lord Himself was a Jew as was His Mother Mary and His Apostles. He followed the Old Covenant to the cue, but when they rejected Him as the Messiah, they abdicated being the chosen people. That was pretty much a given over nearly 1900 years until 1948 when the State of Israel rose up again. But wait, Dehon was already 23 years dead! Yet seven controversial texts found only now call for a red alarm to go up and Benedict to put everything on hold; this after John Paul II had givem the green light for Dehon's 'beatification' on April 24th this year. But a funny thing happened on the way to the new Romans' forum, their old leader died and a new leader was chosen. Yet the more things change, the more they stay the same. In other words, I think we can clearly see who is still leading things in the conciliar church. Just check Ephesians 6: 12.
What Fr. Dehon reminded readers in La Croix (The Cross)- a French Catholic newspaper in the early part of the 20th century - is that Jews were not condemned because of 'deicide' or their 'race' but because of their heresy and refusal to recognize the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. First of all, regarding racial lineage it is highly unlikely the pure Jewish blood still existed after a couple of generations following the Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. The facts are that they were scattered just as the twelve tribes of the Old Testament were scattered before Christ's birth, so also after the Romans sacked the Holy City, they fled hither and to away from the area to regions outside the known Roman Empire. After that crushing defeat, they wanted nothing to do with Rome or the Romans. Therefore they migrated to Africa, parts of the far Mid East, and into Russia and some parts of Europe not yet within the Empire. Now if we are to believe that over the better part of 1800 years they married and reared offspring that remained exclusively Jewish and lived the old religion as was supposed to be practiced in its highest form at the time of Judas Machabeus then we have another fabled Da Vinci Code on our hands. Not only not plausible, but not possible considering the lack of 'blue-bloods' and intermarrying of races and creeds. If anything, the Jewish line more fully embraced the teachings of Mohammed and the Koran since Muslims also rejected Christ as the Son of God. Despite their bitter division today, birds of a feather stick together and as Our Lord said in Matthew 12: 31, "He that is not with Me, is against Me: and he that gathereth not with Me, scattereth."
For all its bad publicity and revisionist fabrication, the Inquisition, in fact, was established not to persecute non-Christians (Catholics) or Jews, but to protect the Faith. We can see today how deadly heresy and anathema is to souls. Therefore, can you see why in Her wisdom, Holy Mother Church saw fit to safeguard the Sacred Deposit and watch over the flocks in the manner of the Good Shepherd by assuring that error would not infiltrate Catholic truth? While it is true the Inquisition was mishandled by certain governments trying to control, the Church had always utilized the Holy Office of the Inquisition to assure the faithful that heresy would not have its day.
Unfortunately heresy has had its day thanks to the very fact that the Holy Office of the Inquisition is today the Office for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. A little background is in order. The Holy Office of the Inquisition was first established by Pope Innocent III, the Holy Father who convened the The Fourth Lateran Council. In 1231 his successor Pope Gregory IX had entrusted this office to Saint Dominic's Order of Preachers. His successor Pope Innocent IV extended it to Saint Francis of Assisi's Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) in 1243. Just prior to the Council of Trent, Pope Paul III established a permanent Office headed by cardinals with supreme and universal jurisdiction over matters of investigation for heresy and those suspected of heresy. This Office continued with few modifications until Pope Saint Pius X changed the name to the Congregation of the Holy Office in 1908. The safeguards that had been assured by this Office were totally abandoned when Paul VI totally reorganized the Curia giving it its present title and taking the politically correct route it has taken ever since. In fact, the Prefect of this Congregation remained Pope Pius XII himself during his pontificate and it was placed in still safe hands with Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani of the famous orthodox The Ottaviani Intervention. Upon Cardinal Ottaviani's retirement in 1968 the name was changed and charge given to the Croatian Cardinal Franjo Seper from January 1968 until his resignation when Joseph Ratzinger was appointed to the post on November 25, 1981. Until his election as Benedict XVI, he headed that very office and over the years we can see the decline in safeguarding the Faith.
The path of ecumenism, while channeled through the non-Catholic 'Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity' and 'Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue', still had their roots in Ratzinger's justification for ecumenism. We remind you as Griff Ruby has documented, that it was Ratzinger who was instrumental in inserting the heretical "subsistit in" in the Vatican II document Lumen Gentium which, as Griff has also pointed out, was the abdication point of authority from the True Roman Catholic Church by all who signed and followed it. It was also the same Benedict XVI who as a professor priest at the University of Tübingen, wrote:
"What concerns us is no longer how 'the others' will be saved. Certainly we know, by our faith in divine mercy, that they can be saved. How this happens, we leave to God. The point that does concern us is principally this: Why, despite the wider possibility of salvation, is the Church still necessary? Why should faith and life still continue to come through her? In other words, the present day Christians no longer question if their non-believer brothers can reach salvation. Overall, they desire to know what is the meaning of their union with the universal embrace of Christ and their union with the Church" (Joseph Ratzinger, "Necessita della missione della Chiesa nel mondo," in La Fine della Chiesa come Societa Perfetta, Verona: Mondatori, 1968, pp 69-70)(Tradition In Action)
Is there anything clearer to illustrate that well before he was ever elevated to the episcopate by Paul VI, Ratzinger no longer believed in the thrice-defined Dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus - "Outside the Church there is no salvation"? What is it Pope Paul IV said in Cum ex apostolatus officio about one deviating from the Faith? Oh yes, please do read it to realize the true status of Benedict XVI.
And in case that is not enough, we have the anathema he signed off on in the Pontifical Biblical Commission's The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible (Huh? Their?) Atila Sinke Guimarães has documented the anathemas in his expert critique "The Biblical Commission on the Jews: Changes in Doctrine and New Anathemas" which Atila broke first here on The Daily Catholic in mid-April of 2002. In it he identified the Third Lateran Council, Trent, Vatican I, Pope St. Pius X and Pius XII all condemning the very anathemas Ratzinger signed off on which are opposed to perennial Catholic teaching.
And that brings us back to Fr. Dehon. Is it just a coincidence that Benedict XVI didn't put the halt on his 'beatification' by the conciliar church until after his meeting with Jewish leaders in the Vatican. Naw? Just as it was no coincidence that the modern Vatican changed their mind on John Paul II's endorsement of Mel Gibson's The Passion of The Christ with the famous "It is as it was" comment only immediately after a meeting with "Jewish Leaders" including the anti-Catholic head of the ADL Abraham Foxman. That put into motion the ridiculous waffling of 'Now he said it, now he didn't, now he did, now he' -- well, you get the picture. Just who are these modern Vaticrats taking their marching orders from? Christ or those who reject Christ? From modern Rome's actions over the past 40 plus years the answer is only too evident.
And more bad news, this only delays any respectful and warranted sentiments for the elevation of Pius XII as blessed. But that brings on the good news!
The Good News:
I know, I know, how can there be any good news in light of all revealed above? Ah, but there is. First of all, just the fact that for once in the last 50 years a beatification process has been halted in midstream is a positive sign. It bodes well for if caution is applied to Dehon's case, then it has to be applied to all others. Such drastic measures could result in ceasing ALL canonization processes right now, especially that for John XXIII. Wasn't John XXIII an anti-pope? The Church says so! It also is a very, very good sign that if they are going to examine with a devil's advocate comb all of Pere Leon Dehon's writings, then they have to examine with the same comb all of the writings of Karol Wojtyla. If they do, than that in itself will derail the fast-track so many emotional papolators are urging, spearheaded by the charismatic and unCatholic Chiara Lubich's Focalare. Again, if they are going to hold Father Dehon up to such strict scrutiny than they have to hold every candidate up to the same. Not to do so would immediately expose the hypocrisy and prejudice of the 'saints factory' no matter who's calling the shots whether they wear a cross or the star of David!
And speaking of the saints factory, it really is a blessing in disguise that Pius XII, Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, Venerable Mary of Agreda, Venerable Catherine Emmerich and Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen haven't been promoted yet for they deserve a valid canonization and that will not come until modern Rome is deposed and Eternal Rome visibly rules once again. Perhaps it's a blessing also that Fr. Dehon will be put on hold. After all, if you were being canonized would you rather be associated with a bad pope and someone whose own organization bought his canonization - can you say simony and Jose Maria Escriva in the same sentence? Yes you can! - or with the worthy list above headed by the last Traditional Pope - to many the last authentic Pope - and to mystics who foretold these very times? I know what I would opt for.
More good news is that the mask is coming off faster than even we anticipated. Each day Benedict XVI exposes his agenda ever more and this can only give hope that the implosion will be expedited as the crumbling continues. A leopard doesn't change his spots and Ratzinger's are indelibly progressive. He's made the same self-condemnation statement by which JP2 sealed his own fate. They have both now reiterated with a straight face, no less, to the joy of anti-Catholics everywhere and the consternation of the small but loyal remnant of authentic Catholics - "The path to ecumenism is irreversible." Nothing is irreversible unless one despairs that God could never forgive. Hmm, isn't that a Sin against the Holy Ghost, also the greatest sin? (cf. Matthew 12: 32-37) But then, when you're taking marching orders from those who don't believe in the Godhead of the Triune Divinity, what difference does that make to heretics? Too cruel in my assessment? Well, we know what Our Lord said about heresies, anathema and the scandal caused:
"Wo to the man through whom scandal does come! And if thy hand or thy foot is an occasion of sin to thee, cut it off and cast it from thee! It is better for thee to enter life maimed or lame, than, having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire?" (Matthew 18: 7-8)
and in Matthew 13: 41-42, Christ asserts what will happen to those who have abused His laws, His Church, who have caused scandal:
"The Son of man will send forth His angels and they will gather out of His kingdom all scandals and those who work iniquity, and cast them into the furnace of fire."
Then, of course, there is the good news that clearly delineated where we should stand in these times. It was provided through the grace of the Holy Ghost by the old reliable Apostle Paul who dared to say in Divine Revelation:
"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" (Galatians 1: 6-10).
And then there is the aged Eleazar in 2 Machabees 6: 25-26 who expressed that he would rather die than scandalize the youth. Are you listening, those of you gathering this very day at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago? Hear what Eleazar said:
"And so they, through my dissimulation, and for a little time of a corruptible life, should be deceived, and hereby I should bring a stain and a curse upon my old age. For thought, for the present time, I should be delivered from the punishments of men, yet should I not escape the hand of the Almighty neither alive nor dead."
Interesting, hey? If only one conciliar bishop could realize this, the domino effect of abandoning the conciliar church would begin. If only Benedict realized the grave responsibility he carries, if only he could communicate with John Paul II from the great beyond regions, Ratzinger would purge forever the very monster he helped create. But then, with every day it seems the course he is on is irreversible. The same seems to hold true for the conciliar bishops in the U.S. and especially in Canada. Leave the sheep to the carnivores, they need to work on the death penalty while remaining in total denial of the cancer of sodomy that has saturated the ranks. Ah, yes, it's all about priorities. Puh-lease! Talk about the tail wagging the dog! These men whether in the chanceries or modern Rome have shown only too clearly that they preach a gospel not from Christ, and therefore are anathema sit. They have clearly illustrated that they seek to persuade men, not God.
Why then does anyone still follow them or the rot they spew? Do those who do follow them and continue to patronize the Novus Ordo lodges and their grandmasters really think they are going to escape the fires of hell through culpable ignorance?
Not if we can help it. That's the good news!
True, there is no good news over souls going to hell for blindly following the conciliar church. That's a given, but consider that now you know better, and can turn away before the conciliarists, in the very example of those who have sold out to mammon, drag you down with them. In other words, now you have no more excuses. That is very good news indeed. For you not to do anything about it, well, that would definitely be bad news!