March 4, 2002
volume 13, no. 41

"The New Mass is the Real Destruction of the Roman Rite!"
        Those are not our words, but rather none other than Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. Indeed, after you have read this important, revealing commentary if you still cling to the Novus Ordo - no matter how comfortable you may have become with this pseudo, sacrilegious and scandalous ritual - then you will have to face yourself in the mirror and realize you are no longer truly Roman Catholic! You have been thoroughly Protestantized because you truly do not know your Faith!

   In today's issue we complete twenty-one weeks of bringing you the Ecumenical Councils series with the last one - Vatican II. I can guarantee that with the documents of this Council you will have more to read, or should I say 'wade' through, with the pastoral-only documents of the Second Vatican Council than all the other twenty councils combined. Not only that, but you will see a drastic change of style and purpose from those twenty that preceded it. You will see first hand, if you have studied all the councils up through Vatican I in our Ecumenical Councils archives, that ambiguity and relativism, not to mention humanism and other 'isms' raised their ugly heads with these Vatican II documents couched so cleverly and deceitfully in truisms that the faithful would not be able to decipher what was really going on if they didn't know their Faith. Pope Pius IX stated that "Liberal Catholics are the worst enemies of the Church" and who do you think were the largest block of periti at Vatican II? You guessed it. Liberals. Two of those chief periti made their intent very clear:

  • First, the notorious liberal theologian Fr. Eduard Schillebeeckx made no secret of the intent: "We have used ambiguous terms during the Council, and we know how we shall interpret them afterwards."

  • Then we have from the most liberal of all, Hans Kung this blatant statement: "This time we are going to stay in the Church, and we are going to dismantle the Catholic Church from within."
   Oh, if we had only known what was happening. We were all so naive. One reason we swallowed it so is because the documents were not as widely circulated as they should have been and sooner. By the time they were 'spoon-fed' to us, most of us had already been brainwashed to accept whatever came down the pike because we assumed they were totally in-line with everything that went before in the exalted traditions of Holy Mother Church. Why even Paul VI assured us in his Missale Romanum of April 3, 1969 that the New Roman Rite would not alter traditions. He even went so far as to assimilate that what he was doing was nothing more than what the great, holy Pope Saint Pius V did in his Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum - the original one which Paul tried to imitate in name to give it more importance than it carried and to cover up what would happen if the Mass was tampered with. You will recall that Pius V stated in no uncertain terms in his Papal Bull Quo Primum:
    "Therefore, no one whosoever is permitted to alter this notice of Our permission, statute, ordinance, command, precept, grant, indult, declaration, will, decree, and prohibition. Should know that he will incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul.
   What Paul also forgot to add and so many overlooked is the fact Paul not only never followed up with a definitive statement as Pius did with Quo Primum but we were led to assume that the Second Vatican Council's force carried the same weight as Trent's did. Yet, that is preposterous since Trent was an infallible dogmatic and doctrinal council whereas Vatican II was and remains only a pastoral council. Pastoral means recommendations, not doctrine. Therefore, while it was intended as a guideline to better apply the faith in a changing world, in actuality what Vatican II laid were the foundations for a new church, a new religion that would accommodate the world - the community goals and aspirations of ecumenism, religious liberty, and the brotherhood of Man rather than the individual soul's dependancy on his Divine Creator in all things; salvation of which could only be found through the Church Jesus Christ, the Son of God established. An emphasis was placed on humanistic temporal projects in harmony with all faiths on an equal basis which could more easily be carried out without the 'burden of guilt' and shackles of religious garb, regulations, and old traditions regardless of whether they were tried and true or not; regardless of the first dogma of the Church: "Outside the Church there is NO salvation!" If the world did not accept the Church's stance, then the 'church' would change to accommodate the world instead of vice versa. The results have been verses of vice through countless and fruitless innovations.

   We all know the results of that innovation. That is exactly what Paul VI called it in his Missale Romanum, "It must be acknowledged that the chief innovation in the reform concerns the eucharistic prayer." His predecessor Pope Pius XII warned of this:

    "We observe elsewhere, with anxiety and some apprehension, an undue fondness for innovation and a tendency to stray from the path of truth and prudence. Certain plans and suggestions for the liturgical revival are mingled with principles which, either in fact or by implication, jeopardize the sacred cause they are intended to promote and sometimes introduce errors."
That sometimes turned into 'often times' from Vatican II on. Pius' immediate successor Pope John XXIII and then Paul VI, and the rest of the Church, failed to heed Pope Saint Stephen's wise words, "Do not innovate. Rest content with tradition." Yet, as we can clearly see, Paul VI and his successor John Paul II did not "rest content with tradition." They innovated. Consider this revealing paragraph Paul wrote in his Missale Romanum:
    "No one should think, however, that this revision of the Roman Missal has come out of nowhere. The progress in liturgical studies during the last four centuries has certainly prepared the way. Just after the Council of Trent, the study 'of ancient manuscripts in the Vatican library and elsewhere,' as St. Pius V attests in the Apostolic Constitution Quo primum, helped greatly in the correction of the Roman Missal. Since then, however, other ancient sources have been discovered and published and liturgical formularies of the Eastern Church have been studied. Accordingly many have had the desire for these doctrinal and spiritual riches not to be stored away in the dark, but to be put into use for the enlightenment of the mind of Christians and for the nurture of their spirit."
   If that isn't a clue to the auto-demolition of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, what is? Note he says 'other ancient sources have been discovered.' So? No new doctrine can be revealed. That is dogma of the Church, yet a Pope says 'well, maybe there's something the Doctors, Fathers and Saints of the Church over 1900 years didn't catch and so we'll leave it wide open for other thought to be considered and recognized.' As if the Perfect Plan of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the succinct, concise and undeniable, dogmatic truths of the Catechism of Trent were leaving Catholics with a void? Please! Is there any doubt how the smoke of satan entered the sanctuary? If there was such an interest in the 'Eastern Church' why did he draw up the Pact of Metz under John XXIII - a treaty which basically shut the most influential 'Eastern Church' - the Schismatic Greek Orthodox Church - out of the Council while accepting carte blanche the Schismatic Russian Orthodox Church and the promise to contradict all that Our Lady of Fatima asked for? Answer that, dear neo-Catholic friends. The truth of the matter is the Masonic mindset had already thoroughly penetrated the Holy See. The Eastern Church - or Eastern mysticism is very much a part of Freemasonry. Consider the times - the sixties when this false thinking was at its zenith, when the Hari Krishna, Buddha the Dalai Lama and Thomas Merton were the 'in' gods. Think it couldn't seap into the Vatican? Guess again. Remember Archbishop Annibale Bugnini and Fr. Joseph Gelineau? Multiply that by ten, twenty, fifty, one hundred or more and you see the tableau more clearly.

The similarities of the Masonic Mass and the Novus Ordo

   What I am about to share with you here should raise the cockles of your soul in outrage and confirm further my statements and accompanying visuals last week and this week of the eerie and deliberate similarities between the Novus Ordo and a Masonic 'Mass.' One example I and others discovered in our research is the Mass of the Gnostic Catholic Church in Ordo Templi Orientis, a Masonic Lodge where the Frater Jacobus is the 'Priest of Rose of Babalon Sanctuary.' The architect of this 'Mass' was none other than the 'father of modern satanism' - the occult British 'prophet' who died in 1947 - Aleister Crowley. They have not only similar modern vestments, but an Introit, a Collect, Creed, Offertory, Canon, Consecration, and Communion. Sacrilege of sacrileges.

    "The Priest bears the sacred lance which he passes off to the High Priestess, dressed in blue, who represents Our Lady Nuit. She holds the book and gathers the children the reading. She encircles the free-standing altar and then brings the gifts of bread and wine all the while going through a ritual in which children circle with her to 'perform' and to 'give a hailing sign.'...A Deacon then 'addresses the congregation...The Law is proclaimed, and the congregation performs an act signifying unity of purpose: the step and sign of a Man and a Brother."

   Does this sound familiar to the gyrations that go on during a Novus Ordo 'Mass'? Enough said? No, well how about this? Before she offers the 'gifts' to the High Priest

    "She pulls down the veil of the Tomb... [Oh, the blasphemy gets worse!!!] She is then enthroned as the 'Virgin' and becomes no longer material, but of divine substance... Then the Priest leads the Priestess of the East and sets her upon the summit of the Earth, the High Altar upon which rest the Paten and Hosts...Then the congregation rises and the Priestess declares the Law while the Priest parts the veil with the lance...She then puts down the elements of the Eucharist and proceeds to the Consecration where the congregation stand."
   Do you see the picture yet? The elevation of feminism with a woman playing an integral role on the altar. Believe me, the clamor for women priests has nothing to do with the rationale of shortage of priests in the post-conciliar church. It is all a concerted plan to force them into the fray. Oh, that won't happen, you say? Remember they said the same about altar girls. In fact John Paul II stated in Inaestimabile Donum, section 18, on April 3, 1980:
    "There are of course various roles that women can perform in the liturgical assembly: these include the reading of the word of God and proclaiming the intention of the Prayer of the faithful. Women are not however permitted to act as altar servers."
   Instead of upholding this, the Pope caved less than ten years later. One has to ask if he has relinquished his power to the bishops for the sake of collegiality, democracy. If not, why did he allow something that he stated definitively could not be done? And because he gave an inch there, what is to stop the 'movers and shakers' for a one-world-religion to install women as priests? Not a lot except God Himself!

   The faithful have to realize by Paul's actions in doing away with the continual sacrifice he has indeed incurred the wrath of God as St. Pius V warned. The fruits of that wrath are only too obvious as I pointed out last week (cf. Matthew 7: 16-27). They can be nothing else but barren. And speaking of barren that is what the Novus Ordo is compared to the Mass of All Ages. Do you see more clearly the similarities of the New Mass with the abomination of the Masonic Mass? Want more? Okay, in the latter the consecration is symbolic. Definitely Christ is not offered up, but rather

    "The idea of Regeneration is the principle theme where man becomes simultaneously material and divine...The Lord of the universe is the Sun...The Priest calls upon him by the Sign of Light to appear, enlighten, encourage, and fulfill. He invokes with the Holiest of all Mantras...Then the Priest blesses the elements. He arouses them...Then he and the Priestess create the Sacrament. In keeping with the nature of the Anthem, as well as with the majority of the ceremony, the Serpent and Lion are thrice invoked. The Priest and the People declare the Law to one another. The Priest consumes the sacrament, declares godhood, and invites the People to do the same... After communion or the 'covenant of friendship' the Masonic Mass closes with 'a benediction, invoking the blessing of Heaven, and reaffirming their fraternal ties to one another...The benediction ends with the word Amen."
   The main deity is the sun, but they invoke all kinds of other 'deities' that span the spectrum from Babylon and early Egypt to the Knights Templar, Jacques de Molay even satanist Anton LaVey and Timothy Leary. They have the Book of the Law, which "is construed Masonically as any book that contains a divine revelation of will." It can be either the Bible, the Torah or the Koran, depending on the community's majority belief. Communitarianism reigns supreme and all become both "material and divine."

   If this doesn't convince you once and for all that the Novus Ordo is a sacrilege, an abomination of desolation, read Father James F. Wathen's excellent, irrefutable work The Great Sacrilege. Read the The Perfect Plan of the Mass and compare for yourself. The New Mass is not only sacrilegious, but scandalous as well. Yes, all need to acknowledge it as scandalous and heed Saint Francis de Sales' wisdom:

    "Those who commit these types of scandals are guilty of the spiritual equivalent of murder by destroying other people's faith in God by their terrible example. But I'm here among you to prevent something far worse for you. While those who give scandal are guilty of the spiritual equivalent of murder, those who take scandal - who allow scandals to destroy their faith - are guilty of spiritual suicide."
   By giving credence to the New Mass, dear conservative Catholics, are you not guilty of spiritual suicide? You no longer can claim innocence by ignorance to the truth! To further convince neo-Catholics let's look at remarks made by their man in the Vatican Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. What did he have to say about the New Mass? Let's look at his own words in his book, My Life: Recollections 1927-1977 wherein he states:
    "The drastic manner in which Pope Paul VI reformed the Mass in 1969 provoked extremely serious damage to the Church... The suppression of the Old Mass marked a break in the history of the liturgy, the consequences of which could only be tragic....

       I am convinced that the ecclesial crisis in which we find ourselves today depends in great part upon the collapse of the liturgy, which at times is actually being conceived etsi Deus non daretur : as though in the liturgy it did not matter any more whether God exists and whether He speaks to us and listens to us. But if in the liturgy the communion of faith no longer appears, nor the universal unity of the Church and of her history, nor the mystery of the living Christ, where is that the Church still appears in her spiritual strength?...

       I was dismayed by the banning of the Old Missal, seeing that a similar thing had never happened in the entire history of the liturgy...The promulgation of the banning of the Missal that had been developed in the course of centuries, starting from the time of the sacramentaries of the ancient Church, has brought with it a break in the history of the liturgy whose consequences could be tragic...

       But the fact that was presented as a new structure, set up against what had been formed in the course of history and was now prohibited, and that the liturgy was made to appear in some ways no longer as a living process but as a product of specialized knowledge and judicial competence, has brought with it some extremely serious damage for us. In this way, in fact, the impression has arisen that the liturgy is 'made,' that it is not something that exists before us, something 'given,' but that it depends on our decisions. It follows as a consequence that this decision-making capacity is not recongized only in specialists or in a central authority, but that, in the final analysis, each 'community' wants to give itself its own liturgy. But when the liturgy is something each one makes by himself, then it no longer gives us what is its true quality: encounter with the mystery which is not our product, but our origin and the wellspring of our life...

       The impression was given that this was completely normal...The old structure was broken to pieces, [cf. 1 Mach 1: 23] and its pieces were used to construct another structure, to the detriment of the liturgical tradition. The crux of the problem was that the reformed liturgy was presented as a new structure, in opposition to the one which had been formed through history."

   There you have it, right from the second most powerful man in Rome. And yet the abuses continue, the Novus Ordo continues and persecution, intimidation and coercion against those seeking to keep the Traditional Latin Mass intensifies. Modern Rome cajoles and tries to create factions within the Traditional movement, such as the 'Campos Compromise' whereby they promise not to criticize Vatican II, promise to also accept the Novus Ordo as legitimate. We are told we must be tolerant of others, tolerate the innovations of the Mass of Paul VI and go along with the auto-demolition of our Faith. Not on your life!!! Peace at any price? No! Saint Catherine of Siena said the "peace can be worse than strife or war." We saw that at Assisi this year. Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand foresaw this when he wrote that there is a strong tendency in the Church "to prefer communion [unity] to faith, thus , peace implicitly becomes the highest value." It may be for the new church, but not for the Church of the Fathers, Saints, Doctors and holy Popes of the Church Christ founded.

   We are reminded in the Sacred Deposit of the Faith of the Communion of Saints and our role as members of the Church Militant. But so much has been compromised that this key equation has purposely been diminished. When we realize the compromizing that is going on today in the post-conciliar church, the tolerance of others has reached epic proportions. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen put it very bluntly and correctly, "What the world is suffering from today is not intolerance, but tolerance: tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, Christ and chaos." He said that in 1931! It has gotten much, much worse. In 1972 His Excellency said:

    "Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops like bishops and your religious like religious."
   And so, folks, it's up to us. We know that many priests are not acting like priests. We know definitely that most of the bishops - the vast majority - are not acting like bishops. And religious? Well, if you can find any anymore, you be the judge of that. Other than the Traditional Orders that cling to the old, you won't find much spirituality - at least Catholic spirituality among the great majority of religious today. Oh, you'll find them busy with all kinds of social action, but truly religious? No time for that! So the task is left to the sheep to stir the shepherds. We begin by educating them that to be truly Catholic, they must return to what the Church taught and practiced up until the turbulent sixties of the 20th century. It's sink or swim time, folks. Those who are comfortable in their Novus Ordo parish, those who don't want to rock the boat by charitably but firmly confronting their pastor as to his vital need to return to the Latin Rite and make it readily available to the flocks, well I hope they like being called Protestants for they truly are. Only in the Traditional Latin Mass can a Catholic fully be Roman Catholic. Regardless of what you hear from modern Rome, regardless of what you hear from your worldly, politically correct cowering bishops, they are the ordinary magisterium - a pastoral-only magisterium. The best way to compare today's ordinary magisterium with the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church is to compare Vatican II with the Council of Trent. I repeat for the umpteenth time: Vatican II was a pastoral-only council! Also, no anathemas were declared then or since! Paul VI himself confirmed that in no way, try though the Modernists have in forcing its importance as law, could Vatican II measure up to past Councils, most notably the Council of Trent. Yet the current magisterium of modern Rome tries to play-up their importance, even usurping the authority of the Extraordinary Magisterium of Eternal Rome. Ratzinger confirmed this in El Mercurio on July 17, 1988:
    "The Second Vatican Council has not been treated as a part of the entire living Tradition of the Church, but as an end of Tradition, a new start from zero. The truth is that this particular council defined no dogma at all, and deliberately chose to remain on a modest level, as a merely pastoral council: and yet so many treat it as though it made itself into a sort of super-dogma which takes away the importance of all the rest."
Why is this? Perhaps Dr. von Hildebrand put it best:
    "First, there is the mafia in the Church, the prelates who have not only lost their faith but who remain in the Church in order to destroy the Church: otherwise, they would leave the Church. If I would lose my faith, I would leave the Church. But to lose the faith and remain in the Church, there must be some reason for that. They use the slogan 'progress' as a means to camouflage their diabolical work of destruction and to fool the faithful. In order to draw them away from Christ and His holy Church. They are real servants of the anti-Christ."
   Are you still going to allow these unfaithful prelates to fool you? Do you still feel disposed to obey disobedient bishops, non-Catholic bishops, apostate bishops, politically correct bishops and priests whose barometer for progress is gaged on the world's standards? If you do, if you stubbornly, even when knowing the facts, stick to the new world order mass - the Novus Ordo - that is definitely not the propitiatory sacrifice, but a ritual that is proven to be Masonic and Protestant in origin (unlike the Traditional Latin Mass of all Ages - the True Roman Rite which is divine in origin), then you must realize you are no longer Roman Catholic. Oh, maybe in name, but to truly be Roman Catholic means to cling to your Faith above all else. Again, I remind you of Pope Saint Hadrian II's decree, "The first requirement of salvation is to keep the standard of the True Faith." It is not blind obedience to a popular pontiff and we shall prove that in our next commentary when I focus on the fourth sorrowful mystery - the Carrying of the Cross.

   For now, I leave our conservative friends to meditate on the third sorrowful mystery, to realize how by not heeding Our Lord's suffering so by their refusal to see the truth that they mock Him with a secular Mass - a Novus Ordo Secularum (look on your dollar bills for that Masonic symbol) and force the thorns deeper into His sacred skull by their lack of faith. Remember Jesus' words in Luke 18: 8, "But yet, when the Son of man cometh, shall He find, think you, faith on earth?" Think about that and think about the haunting words of Cardinal Ratzinger, as quoted by Monsignor Klaus Gamber in his book from Una Voce Press in 1987 The Reform of the Roman Liturgy: Its Problems and Background, how Christ has been mocked and uncrowned because "The New Mass is the real destruction of the Roman Rite!"

Michael Cain, editor

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March 4, 2002
volume 13, no. 41
CATHOLIC PewPOINT commentary