Introibo ad altare Dei; non ad altare hominis!
I will go in unto the Altar of God; not to the altar of man!
Modernists mock Christ and His Mystical Body by uncrowning Him with what today so closely resembles a Masonic Mass!
Please tell us the difference between the Masonic temple above and the layout of the sanctuary in the Novus Ordo in the post-conciliar church? As much as neo-Catholics and progressivists want to deny it, there is none. Unlike the Traditional Latin Mass approved to be said "in perpetuity" by Pope Saint Pius V in affirming all that Trent decreed in order to preserve the Perfect Plan of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that was truly Roman Catholic in every way, Paul VI turned his back on the sacrosanct by adopting and encouraging a new liturgical arrangement that follows closely the same setup as the Freemason ceremonies. Do you still believe the Novus Ordo is truly Roman Catholic? Please!
Today we focus on the third Sorrowful Mystery, beginning a multi-part commentary on the Crowning of Thorns where Our Lord, scourged so at the pillar was then draped in purple and mocked with a bitter, cruel crown of thorns that dug into His sacred skull. I have no problem equating the crowning of thorns with the crowning on April 3, 1969 by Paul VI of a New Rite for the Church. At that point the continual sacrifice for the universal Church ended as foretold in Daniel 8: 10-12: Michael Cain, editor
"And the he-goat became exceedingly great: and when he was grown, the great horn was broken, and there came up four horns under it towards the four winds of Heaven. And out of one of them came a forth little horn: and it became great against the south, and against the east, and against the strength. And it was magnified even unto the strength of Heaven: and it threw down of the strength, and of the stars, and trod upon them. And it was magnified even to the prince of the strength: and it took away from him the continual sacrifice because of sins: and truth shall be cast down on the ground, and he shall do and shall prosper."
Father George Leo Haydock in his comprehensive Catholic Commentary to the Douay-Rheims Bible points to 'it' as King Antiochus in the Old Covenant as indeed this bears out in 1 Machabees 1: 23,
"And he proudly entered into the sanctuary, and took away the golden altar, and the candlestick of light, and all the vessels thereof, and the table of proposition, and the pouring vessels, and the vials, and the little mortars of gold, and the veil, and the crowns, and the golden ornament that was before the temple: and he broke them all in pieces."
In verse 41-45, Malachias, author of the Book of Machabees, writes:
"Her sanctuary was desolate like a wilderness, her festival days were turned into mourning, her sabbaths into reproach, her honours were brought to nothing. Her dishonor was increased according to her glory, and her excellency was turned into mourning. And king Antiochus wrote to all his kingdom, that all the people should be one: and every one should leave his own law. And all nations consented, according to the word of king Antiochus. And many of Israel consented to his service, and they sacrificed idols, and profaned the sabbath."
With Paul's proclamation in 1969 he and his bishops adapted all that Martin Luther had called for and more. It was a repeat of what king Antiochus had done in Machabees in the Old Covenant. This was a fulfillment of what Jesus Christ Himself had foretold in Matthew 24: 15:
"When therefore , you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel, the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand."
Despite Christ's warning and prophecy, the time of the 'abomination of desolation' - the 'end of the continual sacrifice' arrived in 1969 and so few even realized it. So intent were they to be obedient and to go along with the modernization of the Church to be in step with the world all for the sake of 'being one' in the same reference that Antiochus called for. Globalization or the 'enthronement of man' took a major step on April 3, 1969, adopting the very same scheme established in 1 Machabees 55-60, 62:
"Then many of the people were gathered to them that had forsaken the law of the Lord: and they committed evils in the land: And they drove away the people of Israel into lurking holes and into secret places of fugitives [underground churches]...king Antiochus set up the abominable idol of desolation upon the altar of God, and they built altars throughout all the cities of Juda round about...And they cut in pieces, and burnt with fire the books of the law of God: And everyone with whom the books of the testament of the Lord were found, and whosoever observed the law of the Lord, they put to death according to the edict of the king...they sacrificed upon the altar of the idol that was over-against the altar of God."
Sound familiar to the 'altar' set 'over-against the altar of God' when the Novus Ordo slabs went up over-against the permanent altars as the priest turned his back on God and faced the people? Sound familiar to the overhaul of Canon Law, the new Catechism of the Catholic Church and the fact that anything before Vatican II is practically ignored as most everything today is referenced only to Vatican II and beyond? It is as if this church began in the sixties. You know what? It did. Because with the end of the continual sacrifice a new religion was formed posing as the Roman Catholic Church but, in truth, was sitting anathema sit. Shocked yet? Consider this. Why wouldn't the post-conciliar church subscribe to pushing a humanistic agenda? After all, Paul VI appointed six Protestant periti and a Marxist priest - Father Joseph Gelineau - to the key panel he formed that totally destroyed the Perfect Plan of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. And to cap it off, the Pope selected a special member of his Curia - a 33rd degree Mason whom the Lodge was so delighted to have in place within the Vatican - Archbishop Annibale Bugnini - to oversee the destruction of something so beautiful that Father Frederick Faber, an outstanding Oratorian and close confidante of John Henry Cardinal Newman's, called the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass:
"The Mass [Traditional Latin Mass set in stone by the Council of Trent and codified in Quo Primum] is the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven. It came forth out of the grand mind of the Church and lifted us out of earth and out of self, and wrapped us round in a cloud of mystical sweetness and the sublimities of a more than angelic liturgy, and purified us almost without ourselves, and charmed us with celestial charming so that our very senses seemed to find vision, hearing, fragrance, taste, and more than ear can give." The renowned Father Adrian Fortescue, considered Britain's greatest liturgical historian, in his work The Mass: A Study of the Roman Liturgy, wrote:
"Our Mass goes back without essential change to the age when Caesar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as God." He also emphasized, "There is not in Christendom a rite so venerable as ours." And finally, it was Saint Alphonsus Liguori who said in his work The Holy Mass:
"The devil has always attempted, by means of the heretics, to deprive the world of the Mass, making them precursors of the Antichrist, who, before anything else, will try to abolish and will actually abolish the Holy Sacrament of the Altar as a punishment for the sins of men, according to the prediction of Daniel 8: 12, 'And strength was given him against the continual sacrifice'"
Well, folks, whether you understand it or not, the devil has succeeded in fulfilling this prophecy. The continual sacrifice for all practical purposes has, as Sacred Scripture foretold, ended for the vast majority who ascribe to accepting the Novus Ordo Missae as legitimate, perfectly acceptable in lieu of the Traditional Latin Mass which, basically, remained untouched since the third century. The Council of Trent set it in stone that it could never be changed which St. Alphonsus Liguori, a great Doctor of the Church, confirmed that:
"Man cannot perform a more holy, a more grand, more sublime action than to celebrate a Mass. In regard to which the Council of Trent says: 'We must needs confess that no other work can be performed...so holy and divine as this tremendous Mystery itself. God Himself cannot cause an action to be performed that is holier and grander than the celebration of the Mass.'"
So what happened to this holiest of actions? It was sacked in favor of a secular, humanistic, Masonic ceremony that mocked the Holy Sacrifice by taking upon itself the elevation of man. Ergo, with Paul VI's release of it on Passover in 1969, it marked the official end of the continual sacrifice. The blood of the Lamb was no longer the protective seal for Catholics in their quest for salvation, but the sorry, sad stain of those who turned their back on God's Holy Church - His true Mystical Body.
Now that must sound harsh, especially to our neo-Catholic or conservative Catholic friends, but we hope and pray by the time you have finished reading this most important commentary that you, too, will come to the realization - the inspiration from the Holy Ghost, the Consoler, the Sanctifier - that indeed Outside the Church there is NO Salvation which remains the first and most important dogma of Holy Mother Church. The chief means for striving towards eternal life is in the most precious gift Jesus Christ left His chosen Mystical Body - the unbloody sacrifice of Himself to the Father confected in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as approved and established as unchangeable by the perennial, infallible Magisterium of the Church - also considered the Extraordinary Magisterium as opposed to the present ordinary magisterium who pump themselves up as more important than they actually are, and, sadly as imposters of the trustees of the Sacred Deposit of the Faith.
You see my statements of the above are based on the fact that the Roman Catholic Church of over 1900 years was hijacked in the sixties, replaced by a new religion with a new creed - the creed of man, which slowly but surely has eroded the faith of millions and millions of souls who haven't got a clue, so cleverly and deviously have they been duped. The victims and perpetrators include laity, religious, priests, bishops, archbishops, abbots, cardinals and, yes, even popes. That's pretty bold, I know. I can just hear the neo-Catholics - if they're still reading at this point - hollering 'What? Who does Michael Cain think he is? Does he think he knows more than the Pope or the Vatican or the bishops? What gall!' I can appreciate your outrage and I hope in this series on the sorrowful mysteries you will direct your outrage where it needs to be focused: on those who have deceived you and clamor, yea, demand that the True Sacrifice be returned and God's protection renewed so that His Holy Church may again flourish and, after a 40-year drought in the desert of insanity, we'll all find our way back to the promised land where fruits will once again be made manifest. Even the most die-hard neo-Catholic must admit that there have been no constant, viable fruits since Vatican II. Oh, they will spin that there are, but no documentation can be provided to substantiate it because Christ Himself assured there would not be in Matthew 7: 16-27. Though it is long, it is important to remind you that Jesus foretold of these times very clearly:
"By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes off thorns, or figs off thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the bad tree bringeth forth bad fruit. A good tree cannot yield bad fruit, neither can a bad tree yield good fruit. Every tree that yieldeth not good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them. Not everyone that saith to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven: but he that doth the will of My Father, Who is in Heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day: Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and cast out devils in Thy name, and done many wonderful works in Thy name? And then I will profess unto them: I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity. Every one, therefore, who heareth these My words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man who built his house upon a rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock. And everyon that heareth these My words, and doth them not, shall be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof."
'And great was the fall thereof...' Are we not in that time Jesus foretold? How many have heard the truth, but refused to heed it because it was not the popular thought of the day? How many have said 'we must be obedient to the Pope' without realizing the difference between true obedience and blind obedience? A man so misunderstood by brainwashed Catholics Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who, again I am convinced will someday be considered by the universal Church as he is today by the underground Church as the Saint Thomas More of our time and rightfully be elevated to sainthood, said "satan's masterstroke is to have succeeded in sowing disobedience to all Tradition through obedience." And of Tradition, no less an authority than the great Doctor of the Church Saint Jerome said, "Church traditions - especially when they do not run counter to the Faith - are to be observed in the form in which previous generations have handed them down." It was indeed St. Thomas More who declared, "I do not care if I have against me all the Bishops: I have with me the saints and all the Doctors of the Church." So, too, did Saint Athanasius who ordained bishops during the Arian crisis, just as Msgr. Lefebvre did during the present Modernist, Masonic crisis, because the Faith was in serious jeopardy. It still is...indeed, even more so, for the longer the malaise, the greater the casualties!
And so, dear friends, those traditions we cherish are in jeopardy; those same traditions St. Jerome so strongly recommended be observed which have been handed down. Except in the remnant, the underground Church, the Church which Modernist Rome has succeeded in labeling with the moniker of being in schism (aka the Society of St. Pius X), they have not. Take a look again at the graphics at the top of this commentary again. Please tell us the difference between the Masonic temple on the left and the layout of the sanctuary in the Novus Ordo in the post-conciliar church? As much as neo-Catholics and progressivists want to deny it, there is none. Unlike the Traditional Latin Mass approved to be said "in perpetuity" by Pope St. Pius V in affirming all that Trent decreed in order to preserve the Perfect Plan of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that was truly Roman Catholic in every way, Paul VI turned his back on the sacrosanct by adopting and encouraging a new liturgical arrangement that follows closely the same setup as the Freemason ceremonies. Do you still believe the Novus Ordo is truly Roman Catholic? Please! Perhaps hearing from the destroyers of the continual sacrifice will enlighten you further that we are dead on in our assessment, that, in truth, those who attend the New Mass of Paul VI are attending a Protestant service and not the True Sacrifice of the Mass!
As I accused earlier in this piece Archbishop Annibale Bugnini was a 33rd degree Mason. We have this on the authority of the Grand Master himself of the Alta Vendita Italian Lodge who wrote on July 14, 1964 to then Fr. Annibale Bugnini, calling him by his Masonic name Buan, on the special clandestine task of destroying the Church, which was expected by the Masonic Order from this rising Vaticanista who sold his soul to the devil:
"We inform you of the task that the Council of Brothers has established for you in agreement with the Grand Master and the Princes to the Throne, and we charge you: ...to spread de-Christianization by confusing rites and languages and to set priests, bishops, and cardinals against each other. Linguistic and ritualistic babble means victory for us, since linguistic and ritual unity has been the strength of the Church...Everything must happen within a decade."
Bugnini responded three years later of his accomplishment with the following letter to the Grand Master which was exposed in the Italian edition of 30 Days in 1992:
"In brief, I believe I have sown the seeds of maximum licence with the document [Missae Romanae which was released 2 years later by Paul VI] according to your instructions. I had to fight bitterly and make use of every wile to have it approved by the Pope in the face of my enemies in the Congregation for Rites. Fortunately for us, we won immediate backing from our friends and brothers in the Universa Laus, who are loyal [to the Masonic creed and goal of destroying Holy Mother Church]. I thank you for the sum sent and in the hope of seeing you soon. I send my embrace. Your brother Buan."
A true Judas Iscariot even to the 'sum' - the thirty pieces of silver. Yet no less an authority than L'Osservatore Romano didn't catch the subterfuge even though Bugnini let slip the goal in the March 19th issue in 1965 before the Council had even closed:
"We must discard from our Catholic prayers and from the Catholic liturgy everything that could constitute the slightest risk of obstacle or displeasure for our separated brethren that is, for the Protestants."
Indeed, the auto-demolition was well under way during the Council, not after as so many attribute to the spirit of Vatican 2. In truth, it was very much in full body while the Council was underway. And though the bishops of the Council did not approve of the changes or even the exodus from Latin, only a few objected noticeably such as the solid defense of dogma Ottaviani Intervention presented to Paul VI by Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani and Cardinal Antonio Bacci, a mere remnant of many prelates who previously had stood with them in defense of the Traditional Latin Mass but were coerced or intimidated into remaining silent. Only a few remained strong in their convictions and resolve to defend the Faith no matter the cost. Ottaviani and Bacci were in good company as St. Athanasius affirmed, "You have the bishops against you, that proves that they are all against the Church" or another great Doctor Saint Augustine who stated so certainly that, "Wrong is wrong even if everybody is doing it, and right is right even if nobody is doing it." It was Pope Saint Hadrian II who declared in the first millennium that "the first requirement of salvation is to keep the standard of the True Faith."
Just as that was the goal of the great Saints, Doctors, Popes and Martyrs of the Church in past generations, and recently of Cardinals Ottaviani, Bacci and the late Cardinal de Castro Mayer, Cardinal Silvio Oddi, and Archbishop Lefebvre and the solid shepherds he consecrated, so also it is our goal along with the staunch, uncompromising network of defenders of Tradition and the faithful who realize Truth and the Holy Sacrifice can never be compromised. The great Jesuit theologian Saint Peter Canisius stated boldly that it would be
"Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church's enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith."
And so I ask our dear, misguided conservative Catholic friends who cling to the idea that the Pope can do no wrong, that the Novus Ordo is perfectly acceptable, what they think of what Fr. Gelineau had to say about his part in helping Paul VI dismantle the Mass as recorded in The Latin Mass magazine on page 32 in the 6th issue for 1992:
"Let them who like myself have known and sung a Latin-Gregorian High Mass remember it if they can. Let them compare it with the Mass that we now have. Not only the words, the melodies, and some of the gestures are different. To tell the truth, it is a different liturgy of the Mass. This needs to be said without ambiguity: the Roman Rite as we knew it no longer exists. It has been destroyed. Some walls of the former edifice have fallen while others have changed their appearance to the extent that it appears today either as a ruin or the partial substructure of a different building. We must not weep over the ruins or dream of an historical reconstruction."
Oh, but we do weep, not only for the mocking of Our Lord and the pain of the thorns crushing his sacred skull over the loss of the continual sacrifice and the consequential loss of so many souls, but also because so many Catholics fail to see this destruction. So many in the Mystical Body of Christ have the thorns piercing their soul and they don't realize how destructive it is. You have it from the 'horse's' [I would use another species of four-legged pack animals - the short form that begins with 'a' and ends with 's' and is only three letters long to best describe Gelineau] mouth: "It [The Traditional Latin Mass] has been destroyed!" They would like to think so, but thanks to those who cling to and defend with every fiber of their being the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass LIVES in the underground Church. It is preserved by faithful, persecuted organizations like the SSPX, Independent Chapels, the Society of St. Pius V, and, yes, even the sedevacantists like CMRI. We also have the Holy Sacrifice, at least for now, in the 'Indult Mass' made possible via Pope John Paul II's motu proprio "Ecclesia Dei", which, in and of itself is an illegal document considering the Latin Mass was NEVER ABROGATED and to ask for permission to say or participate in the Mass of All Ages is an oxymoron of the highest degree!
Yet so few Catholics realize that. So few Catholics even give it a thought how their precious faith and belief have been so eroded by the sacking of the sacred. Where the Tabernacle where Christ truly presides once was the centerpiece of His house in every church, man has replaced God with the chair of man now in place just as the Masonic temples are positioned. Just as the Freemason priest and priestess face the members, so also in the New Mass. Just as the Masonic pledge is iconoclastic, so also the Roman Catholic churches have been ransacked and denuded, communion rails taken out and, with the help of Rome and the liturgical and architectural commissions, especially in the North America, renovated to out-Protestantize the Protestant churches no less. And all the while the 'faithful' swallow everything they're told from communion in the hand to celebrating self, from standing during the most sacred canon to women on the altar - all gullibly going along with whatever they are told in total, blind obedience as their beloved faith crumbles. Lex orandi, lex credendi - How one prays, so one believes. In so willingly accepting blindly whatever they are told they have embraced a Masonic Mass which no longer represents the propiatory sacrifice and, in so doing, they have abandoned the True Faith in favor of a new religion - a new church that prior to Vatican II would have clearly been held not only in contempt, but declared anathema sit. So few Catholics realize what has happened.
Next week I will continue with the third sorrowful mystery and how the crowning of thorns equates to the 'New Mass' - the Novus Ordo - the Mass of Paul VI as well as providing clarification for those who consider the Pope impeccable. To those who think I am radical, think I've lost my marbles, I challenge them to prove the Traditional stance wrong. Before you respond, be sure you truly know your Faith. If you do, then I doubt very much you'll be writing to me, but to Rome and to every priest and bishop demanding they restore the continual sacrifice. That is why we have made this apostolate of The DAILY CATHOLIC our life-long vocation to re-educate Roman Catholics to what our beloved Church truly teaches. I guarantee you it does not condone the fact that Modernists mock Christ and His Mystical Body by uncrowning Him with what today so closely resembles a Masonic Mass! Ergo,...Introibo ad altare Dei; non ad altare hominis! I will go in unto the altar of God; not to the altar of man!