Abracadabra! The crisis is over. The Bishops have calmed the waters and everything is back to normal. NOT! Oh, the politically correct corps (or is that 'corpse'?) of prelates would like you to think that and the "bargain" they made with the media has helped push that conundrum to the back pages. The truth, folks, is that the crisis is far from over. In fact, as the father of half-truths is wont to do, what happened in Dallas in June is quickly spawning another crisis that few can see on the horizon, chiefly because it's already in our midst and few there are who recognize it.
The Bishops - many knowing full well what they are doing, others totally duped themselves - are weakening their own clout by design. It's part of the fifth columnist modus operandi or suicide bombers' mindset. Sacrifice self for the state or the 'good of the community,' but stir up revolution in the process. That, folks, is basically Marxism. And that is what is happening in the post-conciliar Church of 2002.
The Bargain of Baal!
Before Vatican II there was an abundance of priests. Even though many ill-reputes had managed to pervade the seminaries and sacristies, they were not in charge. They were, however, in place waiting for the time, the signal to go into action. During the pontificates of Popes Benedict XV, Pius XI and Pius XII they had stealthily laid low beneath the radar of recognition. Pope Leo XIII had warned of this subterfuge and Pope Saint Pius X had established the parameters for safeguarding the Faith in his masterful encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis and the Oath Against Modernism which he mandated that every priest vow. Even so the cancer of Modernism still festered beneath and with Pius' death the enemy gained entry.
More seeds of Vatican II were sown from the 30's through the 50's in clandestine fashion. How could they bring down such a powerful force as Holy Mother Church? How could they take over? By creating a crisis that would ultimately have the people begging for their help. Crazy as that sounds, they have been more than successful. In concert with Freemason, Marxist, Modernist, and Sodomite they were able to invade every level of the Church in the chaos following the Second Vatican Council. All obstacles had been removed. The Oath was thrown out, the Prayer to St. Michael eliminated, devotion and sacramentals downgraded and the Holy Mass trashed in favor of an homogenized ecumenical service that became a stage to perform on rather than an altar of sacrifice. Reminders of the latter had to be removed beginning with the relocation of the tabernacle from the place of honor in God's Own house to the side or a small room in the outback. And while Jesus was being stuck in a closet, the insidious homosexual movement was coming out of another, all part of the revolutionary plot to overthrow Holy Mother Church. Oh, and have they flaunted it.
In true Masonic fashion sodomites promoted their own. Why is it so obvious and yet there was so little outrage in Dallas as to the crux of the problem? Though men like Michael Rose and Stephen Brady made it perfectly clear to the media and to the Bishops that there was a definite link to homosexual pederasty rather than pedophilia, they were virtually ignored by the majority of the mainstream media while the likes of radical, progressivist groups were given more ink, headlines, and broadcast time. And cooperating with their partners in crime - the mainstream media - the Bishops themselves, in true ostrich-like form, refused to even mention the sinfully severe, sickening, perverted and cancerous homosexual connection. No matter how hard the Cardinals and Bishops tried to edulcorate the sour theme, they refused to acknowledge their own accountability. Instead, they agreed to establish something they have been secretly lobbying after for decades - more power to the laity in true Protestant mentality. Democracy is the answer to the ills of today's sorry post-conciliar Church? I think not! The answer is repentance, fasting and a firm resolve to amend a sinful life by setting strict conditions that establish safeguards against such vice and will root out the cancer that ravages the carcass of Amchurch. That could be the only cure.
In true compromising form, the USCCB agreed to a "Day of Penance" but not in the manner of true, sincere repentance. As correspondent Allyson Smith wrote, "Contrast the bishops' fast with that of the Ninevites:
When the king of Nineveh heard the Lord's message of impending destruction
through the prophet Jonah, 'he rose from his throne, laid aside his robe,
covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in the ashes. Then he had this
proclaimed throughout Nineveh, by decree of the king and his nobles:
'Neither man nor beast, neither cattle nor sheep, shall taste anything; they
shall not eat, nor shall they drink water' (Jonah 3:6-7).
The king of Nineveh did not wait a couple of days or months to do penance.
Our bishops, on the other hand, not only didn't do any penance when the
scandals first broke, they are now waiting another two full months AFTER the
Dallas conference to proclaim a day of fasting! I guess they need the lead
time to plan another media/photo op/publicity blitz."
It's all about image with these shepherds in wolves clothing. The Holy See to this point has refused to clean house and it's doubtful they will because of their own complicity in the whole sordid mess which they have helped cause. So how do they extricate themselves from this cabal of corrupting compost? They do it with smoke and mirrors because they are very comfortable in the collusion. Remember, "By their fruits you shall know them."
Smoke and Mirrors
Even many within the Traditional camps don't see the conspiracy through the smoke and mirrors the clever progressivists have erected, but when you step back, get a higher vantage point and can look down on the landscape of the post-conciliar Church you can see it so clearly - so very clearly. Yet, those who are erecting these sham shades of reflectors and fanning the noxious clouds of deception are master spiritual arsonists of the enth degree.
So cleverly have the progressivists penetrated the shell of the hierarchy that it would almost seem a seamless garment and the fetid fabric now covers a multitude of sins. Instead of being incensed toward this, the outrage is reflected toward a relatively small handful of predator homosexual priests who had their way with young men. They are the scapegoats, akin to the mail room employees at Enron who are dismissed while the big wigs get away with larceny. While one transgression is worth the weight of a millstone, the real anchor of this albatross of the sex scandal is the spinelessness of the sorry lot of prelates Paul VI and John Paul II appointed.
Were they handpicked by these post-conciliar pontiffs? Chances are that conjecture is probably nil since no sovereign since Pope Pius XII has had a hands-on approach. That means, in large part, that every post-conciliar pope has been merely a 'puppet pope' meaning Masonic Modernists with Marxist ties are pulling the strings. And who are these culprits caterwauling on the catwalks of the Vatican above the fray?
They are not innocent dupes, but rather men methodically trained who began infiltrating the Church after 1914. You see the tree of Vatican II was not planted in 1962. No, the seedlings of this sinister plot to destroy Holy Mother Church began with the swirling winds of time immemorial when lucifer defiantly said to his Almighty Creator "non serviam." From that time on satan was hell-bent on revenge, planting bad seed wherever he could.
And what we have today are the effects of the spoiling, rotting fruit that grew from the bad timber he infected. Oh, yes, originally many came from the good fiber, but, as nature takes its course over the cycle of years, decades, centuries, millenniums there is a shedding of the skin, a pruning of the branches. These branches plummet downward. Those which are good find their way back to the roots of the good tree and reblossom. Recycle. Such a wonderful word that has been ruined and forever tainted by the environmentalists. The Church has for centuries recycled the liturgy, special, meaningful, inspired words from Sacred Scripture and nurtured by Tradition which has a specific purpose for nourishing the soul and implanting the meaning of the True Faith deep within the conscience and heart of each member of Christ's Mystical Body. The purpose: to bring each soul into permanent union forever in His everlasting kingdom. No one could offer more. Satan hates this process.
And yet, how few accept it. Satan loves that. He cherishes how few recognize this ultimate diamond in the rough. Instead, many choose to flail in the mud of their own self-will and libido egged on by the dark angel who feverishly and so insidiously encourages them to give vent to their passions which, if unchecked, cannot be curbed, cannot cultivate a vocation for eternal life. Rather than reuniting through the wonderful graces provided by the Sacraments and firmly established in the redeeming roots of Holy Mother Church, many choose to dig deeper to plant their own roots. Satan has plenty of shovels for this. Rather than burrowing into the rich soil of the Truths and Traditions of the Church Christ founded, they instead, in mole like fashion, blindly follow their own path in search of establishing roots that will germinate their own finite ideas. In pride they endeavor to bypass the solid tuber of the sturdy oak of Jesus' Barque and seek out the instant bark of the eucalyptus, sprouting up overnight with ideologies that detach from the radix of reason and right. Sure enough the result is a hybrid of heresy that will surely grow, but not straight, not firm.
History bears this out. From the time of Adam and Eve to the Machabees, the Old Testament is rife with conflict between good and evil. In the time since Christ established a New Covenant we have seen the ebb and flow of battle between Heaven and hell with we finite beings on the main stage.
Though every human since the beginning of time has been made in the image and likeness of God,
the prince of darkness - the marionette maker of mischief - has been busy stocking the coals of hell with so many souls who cry - "if only we knew...!" Alas, too late to change the script for them; not too late for us, however. Yet, few want to make the effort, always looking for an easier way to traverse the amphitheater of life, a way that leads to exiting stage left to the hippodrome of hell. Face it, folks, man does not have a better way! They've tried, but whenever man has veered from the path God has laid out, the result was, is and always will be failure! Purely because the proof is in Christ's affirmation recorded in Matthew 7: 18-20, that "A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore, by their fruits you shall know them."
Pope Leo XIII saw the grave damage being done in mystical visions which prompted him to compose the protective prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel for he knew the further devastation that would attack the true tree, send a plague through its fibers that would penetrate every branch, and weaken the tried and true trunk to where much of the tree was damaged; many believe today beyond repair. But we have Our Lord's assurance in Matthew 16: 18, that "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
Pope St. Pius X knew the invasion was inevitable and did all he could to protect the Church, but with his death fifth columnists gained entry into the Church. This was aided by the political atmospheres and ideologies of the times, with the menacing shadow of the hammer and sickle coming to blows with the bloody swastika. By the time the dust settled, the enemy was already within, spreading the poison of apostasy and heresy throughout the veins of the sturdy oak of Catholicism.
Our Lord says in John 15: 4-8,
"Remain in Me; and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine; so neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine; you the branches; he that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If any one remaineth not in Me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up, and cast him into the fire, and he burneth. If you remain in Me, and My words remain in you; you shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be done to you. In this is My Father glorified, that you bring forth very much fruit, and become My disciples."
It is only too obvious Christ no longer remains in those who seek to keep His truths from His children for these purveyors of pederasty and perjury have preyed on His children rather than praying for His children. Now, through the masterful and nefarious strokes of gehenna's genius the fallout from these scandals is only enabling a further erosion of the hierarchical structure of the Church. So cleverly have the progressivists been able to enhance the participation of the laity as the answer to all ills, that, as I mentioned at the outset, so few recognize what is happening. From the very beginning the intent was to totally diminish the temporal and spiritual powers of the keeper of the keys entrusted to Peter. Sadly they have made great inroads, so much so that the Newchurch is not even recognizable with the Church of 2000 years. In fact, the post-conciliar Church, despite the name "Catholic," resembles more the Lutheran or Methodist or Presbyterian or Baptist or Evangelical or new age church down the street. Why is that? Because, in truth, the post-conciliar Church is no longer Roman Catholic. In truth it is in apostasy, in schism from the Church founded by Christ and reinforced by the infallible Council of Trent.
Yet so insidiously have the progressivists infiltrated the ranks and bewitched the faithful into thinking that all is proper and so much better now because "we have been freed of the bondage of the Mass in Latin, which no one understood, and now we are allowed to read the Bible which we couldn't do before Vatican II and we can better follow our consciences by going 'straight to Jesus' without all the trappings of the saints and even the Virgin Mary." Pardon me, but isn't that called 'Protestantism'? Yet, believe it or not, so many neo-Catholics have been so mesmerized by new novelties that they actually not only think these changes are good, but will fight to the finish any attempts to recoup the Truths and Tradition of Holy Mother Church.
Yes, from each parish, each chancery, each curial post the enemy is firmly entrenched and have given notice they will give no ground. They have, for the most part, mesmerized the faithful into forgetting why in the great Communion of Saints we are the Church Militant. Contrary to their claptrap spewing all the good that has been accomplished, it is all smoke and mirrors; empty reflections of spiritual katzenjammer instead of true kudos for adherence to the Faith of our fathers. They veer from the truth, hide the fact that the journey is not one of ease, not one of 'celebrating diversity' or 'dialoging' or 'new springtimes' but a battle wherein each and every day we must put on the "armor of God" (cf. Eph 6: 10-17) and fight the demons known and unknown for, as Peter warns in 1 Peter 5: 8: "Be sober and watch: because your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about, seeking whom he may devour." And the horned one is devouring souls at a record pace.
Why is it so few realize this? Why do they buy into the heresies of community over individual sanctity? Do they think it will be a communal Last Judgment where all are gathered and will be judged on the curve? Afraid not. Like it or not it's every man for himself. Of course, the outcome will hang on how much we helped others reach eternal happiness during our short sojourn on earth, not on our temporal accomplishments, not on how we followed the crowd and ignored the wisdom of the Sacred Deposit of the Faith.
Why have so many so blithely and willingly sold out the expiatory sacrifice in favor of the 'Eucharistic celebration' or 'meal'? Why do they fall for the whole ecumenism scam that has so compromised the Truths and Traditions? Do they not realize the infallible dogma of Extra Ecclesia nulla sulla? "Outside the Church there is no salvation." Why have they been mesmerized into believing the anathemas fed them? Because, truly, the vast, vast majority of both laity and clergy do not fully know their Faith. Had they, they would have returned to the tried and true in droves rather than slipping farther away. But in the impudicity of the Novus Ordo - better known as what Christ refers to as "the abomination of desolation" (Matthew 24: 14) - the pachydermatous sheep of this era fail to understand Our Lord's words of the parable of the sower in Matthew 13: 19-23,
"When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, but does not understand it, the wicked one comes and snatches away what has been sown in the heart. This is he who was sown by the wayside. And the one sown on rocky ground, that is he who hears the word and receives it immediately with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but continues only for a time, and when trouble and persecution come because of the word, he at once falls away. And the one sown among the thorns, that is he who listens to the word; but the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it is made fruitless. And the one sown upon good ground, that is he who hears the word and understands it; he bears fruit and yields in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty fold, and in another thirtyfold."
In other words, very, very fruitful. But it takes hard work. The life of a Traditional Catholic is a lonely one, yet one they choose enthusiastically for no popularity or temporal approval can compare with the fruits of a life lived in loyalty to Christ and His indefectible Mystical Bride - Holy Mother Church. Countless souls and saints can attest to this. Yet the great plurality of the Novus Ordo generation choose to accommodate and tolerate their fellow man in a false sense of charity. True charity is not found in tolerance, relativism and 'live and let live' mentality, but through enthusiastic and faithful perseverance in seeking to help our brothers and sisters walk with us on the same narrow path that leads to everlasting happiness. To do so means speaking the truth no matter how politically incorrect it might be; no matter how unpopular. That's the price of carrying our cross daily. Yet, you don't hear that any more in the post-conciliar Church - the new Protestant Church of the majority.
Just as many are complaining that individual constitutional rights and freedoms are being infringed upon after 9-11 because of the overall good of the community's need for security, this Marxist ideology has permeated the post-conciliar Church as well. Under the pretense of the 'good of the community' the concept of married or women priests is pushed insufferably despite the pope's denials that this is even being considered. Maybe, while he's promulgating ecumenism and humanism in his late autumn years he thinks it's not a problem, but then he didn't think the homopederasty in the clergy was a problem either until the media got wind of it. The men he appointed as shepherds refuse to fully acknowledge and take full responsibility for their actions as well. Hardly the conduct and example you would expect from men who are supposed to be successors of the Apostles! Those few good Bishops who cling to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church and uphold all that was taught before the schism of Vatican II, they are the target of the dastardly despots of the modern church's deposits from the Faith. The Vatican - including Pope and Curia - have been caught in lie after lie; Cardinals should be connected to lie detectors before they speak and the modern Bishops...well, they've lost all trust and credibility. Yet the Modernist machine is still very much in place and now revving up to the next gear.
Naive Catholics pshaw that Rome would never allow the laity to take over. Note these poor duped souls are the same ones who said they'd never eliminate Latin, never take the holy tabernacles off the altar, never allow women in the sanctuary and surely never permit girl to serve Mass. They are also the same ones who, despite their objection, fell right in lock-step with the abuses because everyone else was going along with it. These also are the same ones who are quick to quote Saint Augustine about how singing means you are praying twice as much. They miss that he was referring exclusively to sacred music. Instead they take his words and twist them, giving vent to every abuse at these New Order Mitch Miller Sing-a-longs every Sunday. These same ones who quote Augustine fail to heed something very important that wise Doctor counseled: "wrong is wrong even if everybody is doing it, and right is right even if nobody is doing it." Fortunately there are a small remnant who cling to doing what is right and that is resisting the apostate church that poses as the Catholic Church today. The longer these faithful souls remain an obstacle to satan's plans, the better the opportunity for souls to be saved. But the evil one is getting desperate because more realize the jig is up. That means more casualties for the stakes are greater. Countless souls are at stake!
Another Doctor of the Church Saint Alphonsus Liguori warned that "the devil has always attempted, by means of the heretics, to deprive the world of the Mass, make them precursors of the Anti-Christ, 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, 'And strength was given him against the continual sacrifice' (Daniel 8: 12)."
Can you not see that no matter how much conciliarists deny it, the Holy Sacrament of the Altar was abolished with Paul VI's release of the Novus Ordo Missae? Only in the catacomb chapels and underground churches where the Tridentine Mass is said is the Holy Sacrament of the Altar - the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass still available. The Tridentine Mass, set in stone by the infallible Council of Trent and solidified by Pope Saint Pius V's Quo Primum is the Holy Sacrament of the Altar and is not allowed by the post-conciliar Church. What does that tell you?
Oh, yes, the Indult Mass, you say. Compare the Indult Mass with the Tridentine Mass. One is unchangeable, the other will be altered as the Roman Curia sees fit. By the grace of the Sacrament of Holy Orders every priest has a right, a requirement to say the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as it has been said for centuries. Yet today he must get permission from his Bishop to say it and 95% of the time that is refused. Why? Because of the conspiracy to eradicate the True Church and its holy traditions, to slowly but surely methodically do away with her absolutes and disciplines that assured so many souls safe passage to Heaven.
I ask for the umpteenth time how could what was decreed as right and virtuous for 2000 years, upheld by holy Sovereign Pontiffs as integral to the Faith, be dismissed today as no longer relevant? It cannot be. Folks, at risk of insulting men and women who think they are Catholic because they blindly follow the Pope no matter what he says and attend the New Order services in their parish and contribute to the furthering of confusion and erosion in each diocese, all I ask is to consider the simple logic that if it was right for nearly two millennia before Vatican II, it must be right now! To discard all that we were taught in favor of the 'new evangelization' and the vapid RCIA programs is to admit you are now a convert to a new religion. You also have to take into consideration the Apostle Paul's definitive warning in Galatians 1: 8-10, "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."
Meditate on that, think very seriously of what he is saying and pray. We have had over 40 years of terrorism of the worst kind - terror of the soul as Our Lord says in Matthew 10: 28, "And fear not them that kill the body, and cannot kill the soul, but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell." Indeed, this catastrophic disaster of innumerable proportions has taken the toll of millions upon millions, perhaps billions of souls. The terrorists who attacked New York and Washington were small potatoes compared to the meat of the attack over the past 40 years because the terrorists who plotted for and after October 11, 1962 have laid waste to the very soul of the Church as well. On September 11, 2001 just over 3,000 souls were stilled, but over the last forty years we can't even begin to count the disastrous number of souls lost. Yes, it's a sad but true fact that cannot be denied: Well before 9-11, there was 10-11!