"You shall not carve idols" Exodus 20: 4
Unfortunately, thanks to the concessions of the conciliarists, more graven images have been carved on the souls of so many that the true Laws of God - those passed down to Moses and upheld by Christ and preserved in the Church He established - have been obliterated in the devil's hopes that any religion will do no matter how false, how pagan, how ridiculous. For satan knows there is only one true faith by which men are saved and he is doing all he can to steer people away from the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and the VaticanTwoArians have done their best - whether it be knowingly or unknowingly - to accommodate his agenda.
"The true faith is lost. According to the cardinal, 'religion of the true sort' is any religion that avoids violence and 'points us towards healing.' But true religion is revealed by God and resonates with the capacity of the soul for knowing God. The Catholic Religion is that True Religion. The response of the soul to God's word is called faith. True Religion is a response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. "
Editor's Note: In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, he clearly shows how man-made religions have forsaken what God commanded and what Christ established with His only One, True Church. Father points out the meaning of Advent and the why of it - in perfect union and preparation for the coming of the Messiah Who would establish the New Covenant. Today, just as in the time of Moses, men have decided they know better and have carved idols, worshipping what they wanted, not what God demanded. From the First Commandment alone we can see how the conciliarists have gravely violated this precept by adding to the graven image of the golden calf for they have not only acknowledged false religions, but encouraged them as well. Father documents this travesty. He also shows the clear, concise words of Pope St. Pius X in his masterful encyclical Pascendi that warned of how one could tell if one is a modernist or not. Sadly, we can see today His Holiness' very omens being carried out to extremes for idols are being carved out of every ambiguity and relativism postured by the church of Vatican II where they find justification for good being evil and vice being considered virtuous by those very offenders of God's Laws. Father explains in his sermon. [bold and italics below are editor's emphasis.]
Advent is a time of hope and expectation. It takes us back to the beginnings of human history, to ponder the sad fact of our fall from grace due to the Original Sin of our first parents, and to God's promise of a Redeemer, so that those who had faith in God's promises and looked forward in hope to His coming would be saved. Looking forward in hope, we unite ourselves in spirit with them - with Abraham and Sarah, with Moses, Isaiah and all the prophets, with St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph, and especially the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was to become His Holy Mother.
As the centuries rolled on True Religion was all but forgotten. Other religions arose that were of human or even demonic origin. Not knowing the true God, men began to worship other gods. The worship of idols brought down God's most severe punishment upon mankind. God gave this first of the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai:
"I, the Lord, am your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. You shall not have other gods besides Me. You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth; you shall not bow down before them or worship them. For I the Lord, your God, am a jealous God, inflicting punishment for their father's wickedness on the children of those who hate Me, down to the third and fourth generation; but bestowing mercy down to the thousandth generation, on the children of those who love Me and keep My commandments" (Exodus 20:2-6).
Today many "carve idols" of another kind for themselves. Today there are many "true religions," all of which are said to have their origin in the "religious sense" which arises spontaneously from within the person. Pope St. Pius X demonstrates the absurdity of this in his encyclical against the Modernist heretics:
"In the religious sense (as the Modernists understand it) one must recognize a kind of intuition of the heart which puts man in immediate contact with the reality of God, and infuses such a persuasion of God's existence and His action both within and without man as far to exceed any scientific conviction. They assert, therefore, the existence of a real experience, and one of a kind that surpasses all rational experience…
"How far this position is removed from that of Catholic teaching! … What is to prevent such experiences from being found in any religion?… On what grounds can Modernists deny the truth of an experience affirmed by a follower of Islam? Will they claim a monopoly of true experiences for Catholics alone? Indeed, Modernists do not deny, but actually maintain, some confusedly, others frankly, that all religions are true. That they cannot feel otherwise is obvious. For on what ground, according to their theories, could falsity be predicated of any religion whatsoever?" (Pascendi Dominici Gregis, Sept. 8, 1907).
Modernism lives! And Modernists still maintain "some confusedly, some frankly," that all religions are true. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Primate of England, does not disappoint, in a recent article for the Nov. 14 issue of the parliamentary weekly, The House, as reported by Zenit:
"The archbishop of Westminster has called for a new basis of coexistence in British society based on authentic religious values… The cardinal makes a distinction between 'twisted religion … used to justify hatred and violence,' and 'true religion' that 'points us towards healing and wholeness, towards whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious.'… He says a new basis for belonging needs to be forged which starts from what true religion holds in common. 'More religion of the true sort means human beings becoming closer to God, and therefore to each other,' he writes… The cardinal also states that religious leaders 'must have the courage to draw sharp dividing lines between true religion and the perverse mockery of it'" (Nov. 20, 2005, Zenit.org).
The true faith is lost. According to the cardinal, "religion of the true sort" is any religion that avoids violence and "points us towards healing." But true religion is revealed by God and resonates with the capacity of the soul for knowing God. The Catholic Religion is that True Religion. The response of the soul to God's word is called faith. True Religion is a response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
So says St. Paul in the beginning of his Letter to the Hebrews: "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, last of all in these days has spoken to us by his Son… (Heb.1:1,2).
The same holy Apostle says in Romans: "How then are they to call upon him in whom they have not believed? But how are they to believe him whom they have not heard? And how are they to hear if no one preaches? And how are men to preach unless they be sent? As it is written, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace; of those who bring glad tidings of good things!' But all did not obey the gospel. For Isaias says, 'Lord, who has believed our report?' Faith then depends on hearing, and hearing on the word of Christ" (Rom.10:14-17).
We who have heard prepare during Advent for His coming, especially at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. "This great sacrifice," says Dom Gueranger, "which perpetuates on this earth even to the end of time, though in an unbloody manner, the real oblation of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, has this for its express aim: to prepare the souls of the faithful for the mysterious coming of God, who redeemed our souls only that He might take possession of them. It not only prepares, it even effects this glorious advent" (Dom Prosper Gueranger, OSB, The Liturgical Year).
"O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expectation and Savior of the nations, come and save us, O Lord our God!"
Father Louis J. Campbell