February 19, 2006
vol. 17, no. 37
The Medium and the Message |
There can be no fruit from the conciliar church, especially as it aligns itself with a heretical organization such as the World Council of Churches which seeks to please man and his own beliefs while claiming to be Christian in patronizing God in a humanistic, ecumaniacal way. The betrayal of Christ's Mystical Body continues full force as the Judases have siezed what is rightfully God's and have contradicted all His Mystical Bride proclaimed for nearly 2000 years. The message has been altered to suit the medium and mammon has won out.
"For close to two millennia the Church, desiring that all men be saved, took Christ at His word, sending forth missionaries, preaching the Gospel of salvation, demanding faith of her hearers, and baptizing those who believed. That is, until Vatican II, which initiated forty years of "fruitful collaboration" with the religions of this world, including the heretical Protestant sects."
Editor's Note: In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Sexagesima Sunday, he points out that the actions being taken by the conciliar church, most notably Benedict XVI and one of his leading heretics Walter Kasper, are the very example of what Our Lord speaks of in today's Gospel wherein "the devil cometh and taketh the word out of their heart" for that is what has happened to the hierarchy and subsequently those who have blindly followed them toward perdition over the past 40 plus years. They have abandoned the good seed and fertile ground because they have forsaken the roots of the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. They have fallen by the wayside and taken up with those sects founded by men who were apostates, including all the Protestant heretics whose leaders are encamped in the hopeless World Council of Churches to which Ratzinger and Kasper have given their blessings because, as Jesus affirms in Luke 8, they "are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and yield no fruit." Father documents this very fact by showing that the words and actions are a direct contradiction to what Holy Mother Church has always taught and so clearly defined by Pope Pius XI in his encyclical condemning false ecumenism which is what the WWC is. In fact, their new logo embodies the subliminal spirit of satan with the form of a snake at the bottom of a letter that depicts a 'Z'. What could the Z stand for but for Zionism for the Masonic Zionist agenda has been fully embraced as the message of the newchurch. Welcome, indeed, to the lair of the devil. Father explains in his sermon. [bold and italics below are editor's emphasis.]
"The sower went out to sow his seed," Jesus says in today's Gospel (Luke 8:5). And He explains to His disciples that the seed is the word of God, which must take root in men's hearts through faith. The Lord commanded His Apostles: "Go into the whole world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be condemned" (Mark 16:16). The Church is sent to preach the Gospel. She teaches in obedience to the command of Christ, and by His authority. But the devil takes away the word from men's hearts. How does he do it? Let us observe!
For close to two millennia the Church, desiring that all men be saved, took Christ at His word, sending forth missionaries, preaching the Gospel of salvation, demanding faith of her hearers, and baptizing those who believed. That is, until Vatican II, which initiated forty years of "fruitful collaboration" with the religions of this world, including the heretical Protestant sects.
At Vatican II the Protestant sects were dignified with the title, "the churches". Since that time the Catholic Church has become, not just another "church" among the "churches", but even another "faith" among the "faiths" - the various world religions - which are judged as "authentic" and treated as equals of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. The Catholic mind has been changed. The tendency towards this way of thinking was already deplored by the English Catholic poet and historian, Hilaire Belloc, who died in 1953:
"The fiction that the Catholic Church is a sect," he wrote, "like any of the various bodies around it in nations of Protestant culture, that She is a sect, like the Mormons, or the Baptists, or the Quakers, is nourished by a score of conventions; by that false phrase 'the Churches'; by the offensive adjunct, 'Roman' - as though the Faith were but one fashion in a hundred Catholicisms, or as if Catholicism were a thing split into numerous factions… Yet the falsehood is so firmly fixed and so long established here that it has recently begun to affect the Catholic body itself. The position is half accepted by them, though in their hearts they know it is a lie. For the line of cleavage does not fall between the various groups, Catholic, Agnostic, Evangelical, or what not, but between the Catholic Church and all else. She is unique, and at issue with the world" (The Point, August, 1958).
The World Council of Churches, founded in 1948 in Amsterdam, is the largest ecumenical organization in the world, comprising at present 300 denominations with a membership of 400 million people. Tolerant of all theological points of view, its policy is that "Ecumenism exists by holding contradictions together." Prior to the "conciliar popes" and Vatican II, Catholics were forbidden to have anything to do with the WCC or any similar organization. Pope Pius XI in his encyclical Mortalium Animos (January 6, 1928) expressed the Catholic viewpoint:
"Now, such efforts can meet with no kind of approval among Catholics. They presuppose the erroneous view that all religions are more or less good and praiseworthy, inasmuch as all give expression, under various forms, to that innate sense which leads men to God and to the obedient acknowledgment of His rule... to favor this opinion, therefore, and to encourage such undertakings, is tantamount to abandoning the religion revealed by God… This being so, it is clear that the Apostolic See can by no means take part in these assemblies, nor is it in any way lawful for Catholics to give to such enterprises their encouragement or support. If they did so, they would be giving countenance to a false Christianity quite alien to the one Church of Christ."
The Apostolic See can by no means take part in these assemblies? On Thursday, June 16, 2005, Benedict XVI gave a warm greeting at the Vatican to the Rev. Samuel Kobia, the new General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, even as he denied Catholic unity, declaring: "The commitment of the Catholic Church to the search for Christian unity is irreversible." On the occasion of the recent General Assembly of the WCC, Benedict sent the following message through Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity:
"Mindful of our shared baptismal faith in the Triune God, the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches seek ways to cooperate ever more effectively in the task of witnessing to God's divine love. After forty years of fruitful collaboration, we look forward to continuing this journey of hope and promise, as we intensify our endeavors towards reaching that day when Christians are united in proclaiming the Gospel message of salvation to all… Assuring you of my spiritual closeness and reaffirming the Catholic Church's intention to continue a solid partnership with the World Council of Churches in its important contribution to the ecumenical movement, I invoke God's abundant blessings of peace and joy upon all of you" (Zenit.org, Feb. 14, 2006).
Well, if "the medium is the message," as said Marshall McLuhan, then we should take a good look also at the theology of the "medium," Walter Cardinal Kasper, to whom the message was entrusted by Benedict.
"For Kasper… what are Jesus' miracles? 'These non-historical stories,' he writes, 'are statements of belief in the salvific meaning of the person and message of Jesus.' In any case, for Walter Kasper, also as to his assumption that the miracles did occur - which, like all of the 'new theologians' he firmly doubts - Jesus could not have performed miracles simply because he was not God. Jesus, he says, never advanced such 'claims,' and at Caesarea Philippi, Peter merely confessed, 'You are the Messiah,' and Jesus also proclaimed this before the Sanhedrin. But when the first Christian community confessed that Jesus is the Son of God, it did not in fact mean that Jesus really is the Son of God, but only wished 'to express the idea that God manifests and communicates Himself in an absolute and definite way in the story of Jesus'" (www.sspxasia.com/Documents/SiSiNoNo/2001_November/Cardinals_With_No_Faith.htm).
Do men like this represent God and His holy Church, or is not the devil at work stealing the seed of the word from the hearts of millions of unwary Catholics, through the treachery of Vatican wolves in sheep's clothing? "Watch and pray," says the Lord, "that you may not enter into temptation" (Matthew 26:41).
Lord, preserve in us the seed of the word You have planted through Your holy Gospel, that we may persevere in the true faith until You come. Amen!
Father Louis J. Campbell