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It’s the Pope’s turn to retaliate in Catholic civil war by Gerald Warner

Well, here’s a tasty piece from friends across the pond in Scotland…

It’s the Pope’s turn to retaliate in Catholic civil war

by Gerald Warner

Scotland on Sunday

HT/PM – CATHOLIC TRUTH SCOTLAND

‘NEVER let a good crisis go to waste” was the political maxim formulated by Hillary Clinton. It has been adopted by the fading trendies in the Catholic Church who still carry the burnt-out torch of the Second Vatican Catastrophe, in their Intifada against Pope Benedict XVI.

The sex abuse scandal in the Church – the product of the post-Conciliar nihilists’ own iconoclastic destruction of traditional Catholic morals and spirituality – has audaciously been conscripted to serve their desperate agenda to overthrow the Pope, secure a “progressive” successor and eventually replace the Papacy with some kind of lay soviet (well, that is what happens to your brain if you inhaled substances other than incense, back in the 1960s).

Such an inversion of the truth is not without precedent: the Venerable Pius XII saved 860,000 Jews from the Nazis; but today, thanks to defamation by a German playwright, propagated by “liberal” Catholics, the one individual who did more than anyone on earth to help the Jews is demonised and bracketed with Heinrich Himmler. Now, the Spirit-of-Vatican II groupies are going after Benedict XVI on the child abuse ticket.

“Radical” Catholics are attacking the Vatican, like the chav mobs that sporadically besiege the houses of paediatricians. Our television screens are filled with geriatric ex-Jesuits, feminist nuns, “progressive” theologians and every variety of Lollards and Fifth Monarchy Men. Even their 1960s poster-boy Hans Küng (yes, he is still alive) has emerged from obscurity to throw his pebble at Benedict.

Who was to blame for child sex abuse but precisely the generation of Vatican II revolutionaries who are now wringing their gnarled hands in hypocritical outrage? As the official Irish government report into abuse in the archdiocese of Dublin proves, this orgy of evil was overwhelmingly perpetrated in the post-Vatican II era. During the 1970s and 1980s, when it was at its height, there was only one mortal sin in the Catholic Church: attempting to celebrate or attend the Latin Tridentine Mass.

Contrast the vicious persecution of traditionalist priests and laity with the extravagant indulgence extended to serial child abusers. Today, their chickens have come home to roost. These were the children of Paul VI, of aggiornamento, of the great Renewal: now they must be made to take ownership of their own scandal. It is they who are in denial, not the Pope.

They are being supported by the media, whose agenda is to pressurize the Catholic Church into moral relativism, to withdraw its condemnation of abortion, contraception, divorce, homosexuality, embryo experimentation, ordination of priestesses and every other precept that conflicts with the secularist New World Order.

That will not happen. The fatuity of much of the attack is blatant. Evidently priests abused altar boys because of clerical celibacy. There is no compulsory celibacy in the Church of England, yet vicars and boy scouts have been mainstays of the Sunday tabloids for a century. The Dublin report recorded a ratio of 2.3 boy victims to one girl: the last thing these men wanted was a wife.

The much-hyped Wisconsin scandal, used to traduce Benedict XVI, is another example of forcing the wrong pieces into the jigsaw to fabricate the required picture. The local police investigated Father Murphy in 1974 and refused to believe his accusers. More than 20 years later, when Murphy was dying, his case was referred to the then Cardinal Ratzinger. In 1998 he declined to unfrock the now repentant offender who died four months later.

The Milwaukee district attorney had refused to prosecute Murphy because the statute of limitations had run out; the Vatican faced the same canonical problem. Why are the Milwaukee authorities not blamed instead of the Vatican? Why was Cardinal Ratzinger expected to unravel a case that had baffled the local police 24 years earlier?

Unfrocking would not have deprived Murphy of his priesthood – that is irremovable. It would only have prevented him functioning as a priest, which he was no longer capable of doing.

It is time for the Pope to retaliate. He should adopt the liberals’ strategy of not wasting a crisis. The media are howling for the heads of bishops. Very well: give them dozens, even hundreds. This is an opportunity to get rid of every mitred 1960s flower-child obstructing the return of the Tridentine Mass, liturgical reverence and doctrinal orthodoxy. The episcopal gerontocracy, along with the flared-trousered seminary rectors promoting the ordination of social worker priests and blocking genuine vocations, is ripe for a cull. The abuse scandal is only a part of the larger crisis that has engulfed the Church since the Second Vatican Catastrophe – it really is too good to waste.

Fatima Blog: Buddhist relics in Catholic monastery!

“I am the way, the truth, and the life…”  Jesus Christ

Warning to Catholics  

1. See – The facts

A world tour of Buddhist propaganda has now come to Peru. The news would have no greater significance if it were not, as was widely reported, the fact that the “tour” will include a visit to Cusco from February 26 to 28, during which relics of Buddha and some of his main followers will be exhibited in a certainly unexpected place: the Convent of Santo Domingo!

Although Buddhism is not presented as a religion but rather as a philosophy and spirituality, in fact it has a strong religious content, being a branch of pantheistic Gnosticism, which is the doctrine most opposed to the Gospel because it denies the very concept of one single, personal and absolute God. This denial makes Buddhism, in its essence, an anti-Christian belief.

Furthermore, Buddhist currents such as Lamaism from Tibet – where many of the said relics come from — worship a series of “protector devils” to whom even human sacrifices are rendered, including the practice of cannibalism.[1]

2. Judge – The Analysis

How, then, can Catholic premises be made available to promote this belief opposed to the true Faith? This is puzzling, especially considering that, as the Scriptures teach, “all the gods of the Gentiles [pagans] are devils” (Ps. 95:5); therefore, St. Paul says, “But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils. You cannot drink the chalice of the Lord, and the chalice of devils: you cannot be partakers of the table of the Lord, and of the table of devils” (I Cor. 10:20-21).

Considering the definitive statement of our Lord Jesus Christ: “He who is not with me is against me” (Luke, 11, 23), we have gone from bewilderment to confusion. Do the authorities of the Convent of Santo Domingo not realize the tremendous religious turmoil into which they cast the faithful by turning the historic Cuzco church into a propaganda vehicle for a false belief? This is all the more so since it will not be a simple display of the said relics, but they will practice Buddhist rituals such as “blessings” with supposed healing effects to attract the unwary, and others. Do the authorities of the convent not fear that these cults, as Saint Paul says, desecrate the convent by “sacrificing to demons and not to God”?

How all this recalls the famous pronouncements by H.H. Pope Paul VI, taken up by his successors John Paul II and Benedict XVI, about the mysterious process of “self-destruction” that affected the Church after Vatican II, making the “smoke of Satan enter the temple of God!” [2]

3. Act – The Duty of Catholics

St. Dominic founded the Order of Preachers to spread the only Truth and refute the errors against it, never to compromise with them! His first major victory was the extinction of the Albigensian heresy, which arose precisely from Eastern Gnosticism, of which Buddhism is a branch. Faced with such a bafflingly serious deviation from its mission, as seen above, the Catholic faithful cannot stand idly by. We must manifest, respectfully but firmly, our disagreement and rejection of that disgraceful display.

Through the sacrament of Confirmation we become “soldiers of Christ,” that is, the Holy Spirit gives us the gift of fortitude to bear witness and defend the Faith. And God will ask us accounts for the good or bad use we make of that precious gift. This is a great opportunity to show that we have not received it in vain.

Let’s let us respectfully make our protest heard. Join it right now by sending a message to the authorities of the Convent of Santo Domingo, the Prior of the Dominican Fathers, and the diocesan authority, asking them to take measures to stop this desecration and make sure that it never happens again.

If you prefer, you can copy the text suggested below:

4. THE PROTEST (copy and send to the addresses indicated)

 

Deeply shocked, I deplore the offense done to my Catholic faith by converting the convent of Santo Domingo into a propaganda venue for pagan beliefs diametrically opposed to the Faith in Jesus Christ. I believe that such an exhibition is a very serious and unacceptable desecration and therefore request that it be canceled and never a Catholic campus in our city be used again for such events.

Sincerely,
(name and ID number)
 

V – WHO TO SEND IT TO?

 

1. Conventual Prior:
Fr. Luis Enrique Ramirez Camacho OP
Convent: frayluisenriqueop@yahoo.com

2. Provincial Prior of Peru
Fr. Juan José Salaverry Villarreal OP
Phone: (051) (01) 4277426 – 4276792
Email: provincial@peru.op.org

3. Archbishopric of Cusco

1. arzcusco@speedy.com.pe,

2. seccusco@speedy.com.pe
Phone :   084 – 225211
Fax : 084 – 222781

(Please send a copy to tfpperu@gmail.com)

Undoubtedly, the religious confusion is the most serious aspect of the terrible current crisis.

May Our Lady of the Rosary, Queen and Patron of Peru, preserve the noble Peruvian nation from this confusion.  May She grant all Catholics the wisdom and determination to overcome it.

Cusco, February 23, 2010.

Tradition and Action for a Better Peru

tfpperu@gmail.com

www.tradicionyaccion.org.pe

phone: (01) 4620314 cell. 991975689


[1] Cf. for example: http://www.canalsocial.net/GER/ficha_GER.asp?id=11613&cat=religionnocristiana[2] See for example: Paul VI, Allocution at the Lombard Seminary of Dec. 7, 1968, and Allocution “Restite fortes in fide”, at the commemoration of the feast of the Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul, June 29, 1972; John Paul II, Encyclical Veritatis Splendor, August 6, 1993, §29; Benedict XVI (then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger), Report on the Faith, interview with Vittorio Messori, Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, Madrid, 1985.SOURCE: The America Needs Fatima Blog: Buddhist relics in Catholic monastery!

Hope In Facing Current Difficulties: Pope Benedict XVI

1957-dec-16

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The year that is ending and that which is approaching on the horizon are both under the blessed gaze of the Most Holy Mother of God. The artistic polychrome sculpture set here next to the altar, which portrays her on a throne with the Child giving his Blessing, also recalls her motherly presence. We are celebrating the First Vespers of this Marian Solemnity, in which there are numerous liturgical references to the mystery of the Virgin’s divine motherhood.

“O admirabile commercium! O marvelous exchange!”. Thus begins the Antiphon of the first Psalm, to then continue: “man’s Creator has become man, born of a virgin”. “By your miraculous birth of the Virgin you have fulfilled the Scriptures”, proclaims the Antiphon of the Second Psalm, which is echoed by the words of the third Antiphon that introduce us to the canticle taken from the Letter of Paul to the Ephesians: “Your blessed and fruitful virginity is like the bush, flaming yet unburned, which Moses saw on Sinai. Pray for us, Mother of God”. Mary’s divine motherhood is also highlighted in the brief Reading proclaimed shortly beforehand, which proposes anew the well-known verses of the Letter to the Galatians: “When the designated time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman… so that we might our status as adopted sons” (Gal 4: 4-5). And again, in the traditional Te Deum that we will raise at the end of our celebration before the Most Holy Sacrament solemnly exposed for our adoration singing, “Tu, ad liberandum suscepturus hominem, non horruisti Virginis uterum”, in English: “when you, O Christ, became man to set us free you did not spurn the Virgin’s womb”.

Thus everything this evening invites us to turn our gaze to the one who “received the Word of God in her heart and in her body and gave Life to the world”, and for this very reason the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council recalls “is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God” (Lumen gentium, n. 53). Christ’s Nativity, which we are commemorating in these days, is entirely suffused with the light of Mary and, while we pause at the manger to contemplate the Child, our gaze cannot fail to turn in gratitude also to his Mother, who with her “yes” made possible the gift of Redemption. This is why the Christmas Season brings with it a profoundly Marian connotation; the birth of Jesus as God and man and Mary’s divine motherhood are inseparable realities; the mystery of Mary and the mystery of the Only-Begotten Son of God who was made man form a single mystery, in which the one helps to better understand the other.

Mary Mother of God Theotokos, Dei Genetrix. Since ancient times Our Lady has been honoured with this title. However, for many centuries in the West there was no feast specifically dedicated to the divine Motherhood of Mary. It was introduced into the Latin Church by Pope Pius XI in 1931 on the occasion of the 15th centenary of the Council of Ephesus, and he chose to establish it on 11 October. On that date, in 1962, the Second Vatican Council was inaugurated. It was then the Servant of God Paul VI who restored an ancient tradition in 1969, fixing this Solemnity on 1 January. In the Apostolic Exhortation Marialis cultus of 2 February 1974, he explained the reason for his decision and its connection with the World Day of Peace. “In the revised ordering of the Christmas period it seems to us that the attention of all should be directed towards the restored Solemnity of Mary the holy Mother of God,” Paul VI wrote. “This celebration… is meant to commemorate the part played by Mary in this mystery of salvation. It is meant also to exalt the singular dignity which this mystery brings to the “holy Mother’…. It is likewise a fitting occasion for renewing adoration to the newborn Prince of Peace, for listening once more to the glad tidings of the angels (cf. Lk 2: 14), and for imploring from God, through the Queen of Peace, the supreme gift of peace” (n. 5).

This evening, let us place in the hands of the heavenly Mother of God our choral hymn of thanksgiving to the Lord for the gifts he has generously granted us during the past 12 months. The first sentiment which spontaneously rises in our hearts this evening is precisely that of praise and thanksgiving to the One who gave us time, a precious opportunity to do good; let us combine with it our request for forgiveness for perhaps not always having spent it usefully. I am glad to share this thanksgiving with you, dear brothers and sisters who represent the whole of our diocesan community to which I address my cordial greeting, extending it to all the inhabitants of Rome. I extend a particular greeting to the Cardinal Vicar and to the Mayor, both of whom have begun their different missions this year one spiritual and religious, the other civil and administrative at the service of this city of ours. I extend my greeting to the Auxiliary Bishops, priests, consecrated people and the very many lay faithful who have gathered here, as well as to the authorities present. By coming into the world, the eternal Word of the Father revealed to us God’s closeness and the ultimate truth about man and his eternal destiny; he came to stay with us to be our irreplaceable support, especially in the inevitable daily difficulties. And this evening the Virgin herself reminds us of what a great gift Jesus gave us with his Birth, of what a precious “treasure” his Incarnation constitutes for us. In his Nativity Jesus comes to offer us his Word as a lamp to guide our steps; he comes to offer us himself and we must always affirm him as our unfailing hope in our daily life, aware that “it is only in the mystery of the Word made flesh that the mystery of man truly becomes clear” (Gaudium et spes, n. 22).

Christ’s presence is a gift that we must be able to share with everyone. It is for this purpose that the diocesan community is making an effort to form pastoral workers, so as to equip them to respond to the challenges modern culture poses to the Christian faith. The presence of numerous highly qualified academic institutions in Rome and the many initiatives promoted by the parishes enable us to look confidently to the future of Christianity in this city. As you well know, encountering Christ renews our personal life and helps us to contribute to building a just and fraternal society. This is why we as believers can also make a great contribution to overcoming the current educational emergency. Thus, for a profound evangelization and a courageous human promotion that can communicate the riches that derive from the encounter with Christ to as many people as possible, an increase in synergy among families, school and parishes is more important than ever. For this I encourage each member of our diocese to continue on the journey they have undertaken, together carrying out the programme for the current pastoral year which aims precisely to “educate to hope through prayer, action and suffering”.

In our times, marked by uncertainty and concern for the future, it is necessary to experience the living presence of Christ. It is Mary, Star of Hope who leads us to him. It is she, with her maternal love, who can guide young people especially who bear in their hearts an irrepressible question about the meaning of human existence to Jesus. I know that various groups of parents, meeting in order to deepen their vocation, are seeking new ways to help their children respond to the big existential questions. I cordially urge them, together with the whole Christian community, to bear witness to the new generations of the joy that stems from encountering Jesus, who was born in Bethlehem and did not come to take something from us but rather to give us everything.

On Christmas night I had a special thought for children; instead, this evening it is young people above all on whom I wish to focus my attention. Dear young people, responsible for the future of this our city, do not be afraid of the apostolic task that the Lord is entrusting to you. Do not hesitate to choose a lifestyle that does not follow the current hedonistic mindset. The Holy Spirit assures you of the strength you need to witness to the joy of faith and the beauty of being Christian. The growing need for evangelization requires many labourers in the Lord’s vineyard; do not hesitate to respond to him promptly if he calls you. Society needs citizens who are not concerned solely with their own interests because, as I recalled on Christmas Day, “If people look only to their own interests, our world will certainly fall apart”.

Dear brothers and sisters, this year is ending with an awareness of the spreading social and financial crisis that now involves the whole world; a crisis that asks for greater moderation and solidarity from all, so that they may go to the aid especially of the individuals and families who are in the most serious difficulty. The Christian community is already making efforts toward this and I know that the diocesan Caritas and other relief agencies are doing their utmost. Nonetheless, everyone’s collaboration is necessary, for no one can think of building his own happiness alone. Although many clouds are gathering on the horizon of our future, we must not be afraid. Our great hope as believers is eternal life in communion with Christ and the whole family of God. This great hope gives us the strength to face and to overcome the difficulties of life in this world. This evening the motherly presence of Mary assures us that God never abandons us if we entrust ourselves to him and follow his teachings. Therefore, while we take our leave of 2008 and prepare to welcome 2009, let us present to Mary our expectations and hopes, as well as our fears and the difficulties that dwell in our hearts, with filial affection and trust. She, the Virgin Mother, offers us the Child who lies in the manger as our sure hope. Full of trust, we shall then be able to sing at the end of the Te Deum: “In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum – In you, Lord, is our hope: and we shall never hope in vain”. Yes, Lord, in you we hope, today and for ever; you are our hope. Amen!

© Copyright 2008 – Libreria Editrice Vaticana

Potato Head Redux…The Alienated Jesus: Fratres Blog News 05.21.08

Call To Action Must Go…            

            Two weeks ago I posted the now infamous “Mr. Potato Head Mass” Video on this blog and it ripped through the worldwide internet like a California firestorm. All but lost within the ensuing liturgical debates, shock, disbelief, outrage, and downright snarking (a new word for me) was the purpose for posting the video in the first place: To create a groundswell of suppport among Catholic’s for encouraging U.S. Bishops to dissolve false Catholic (sic) organizations opposed to authentic Catholic faith and morals, and thus, the Church. I believe the tenets of Call To Action are totally incompatible with Catholic faith and causes damage to the Church of Christ. I do not want my children, having now received the great blessing of finding the true God and true Church, to be introduced or exposed in the future to a false Christ and false Church–which Call To Action promotes.

The Smoke of Satan and the Minneapolis Monster Mass

 Just this week, within an exclusive interview with Bruno Volpe for the site Petrus, former papal MC, His Iminence Virgilio Card. Noè [pronouced “No-eh”], spoke of Paul VI’s 1972 denunciation of the presence of the “smoke of Satan in the Church” and what the Pope meant by his words.

            How timely, then, in light of the smoke witnessed within the closing liturgy of the Northern California Call To Action Conference two weeks ago, are the following comments. I’ll let you decide…

Card. Noè:

I am in a position to reveal, for the first time, what Paul VI desired to denounce with that statement. Here it is. Papa Montini, for Satan, meant to include all those priests or bishops and cardinals who didn’t render worship to the Lord by celebrating badly (mal celebrando) Holy Mass because of an errant interpretation of the implementation of the Second Vatican Council. He spoke of the smoke of Satan because he maintained that those priests who turned Holy Mass into dry straw in the name of creativity, in reality were possessed of the vainglory and the pride of the Evil One. so, the smoke of Satan was nothing other than the mentality which wanted to distort the traditional and liturgical canons of the Eucharistic ceremony.” 

            There is much here within the statement of His Iminence for liturgical experts and our sacred hierarchy to sort through, as has been mentioned on other blogs, and I’ll leave that to them. Here, however, I’ll leave you with this Palm Sunday video from the controversial and infamous St. Joan of Arc Parish in Minneapolis, Mn. 

My only comments on the following are questions:

  1. Is the final dark robed figure seen at the end of this clip a visible representation of an unseen reality, as Cardinal Noè suggests?
  2. Are recent comments from the Vatican concerning UFO’s preparing us for a visitation by frightening creatures who resemble the Jesus found within this video?