Theological Terrorism: Hierarchy Turning Christ’s Church Upside Down

From now on, says [Cardinal] Schönborn, all the previous magisterial texts concerning marriage and the family “have to be read in the light of Amoris Laetitia. [AL]” Read more here

But, hang on… The Church has always tested the authenticity, the veracity of teachings by examining them in the light of Catholic Tradition: that which has been believed always, everywhere, by all.  (Commonitory ch. II, §6; NPNF Series II Vol. XI p. 132)(ch. 2)   The author of the Commonitory used the pseudonym “Peregrinus” – he was later identified as St Vincent of Lérins. 

Nothing can be binding doctrine that does not pass that key test. If it’s new, if it has not been part of Christian belief from the beginning, then it cannot, by definition, be binding. Any elementary theology student of Christianity ought to be able to explain that, never mind a Cardinal or ten of the Catholic Church.

St Vincent of Lérins: We know true teachings because they have been believed everywhere, always, by all.

St Vincent of Lérins: We know true teachings because they have been believed everywhere, always, by all.

We speak often enough about the diabolical disorientation – the turning away from the right path – predicted by Our Lady at Fatima, but it is now crystal clear that the enemies within the Church are determined to literally turn the Church and Christ’s teaching upside down.  No longer do we apply the litmus test of judging beliefs against what has always been believed in the Church, always, everywhere and by all, but we must put those traditional teachings under scrutiny to see if they comply with the New Morality.

For how long will the few faithful priests and teachers who are still among us,  be able to go along with this new religion? It’s especially difficult for lay teachers with responsibility to pay the mortgage and feed their families. They’re in a minority within the Catholic teaching profession: the apostasy is widespread now, and I hear stories regularly of scandalous goings-on in Catholic schools, with the extra-curricular behaviour of Catholic teachers being no better (and often worse) than their secular colleagues. So there’s no use suggesting that they band together to form some kind of organisation. We’ve been there, done that, and found so few available candidates that we decided not to waste money printing the T shirts. And the traditional leaning clergy, generally speaking, seem to be doing their best in the circumstances in which they are living and working, but are, naturally enough,  not very keen to raise their heads too far above the parapet.  Misbehaving clergy are not considered a problem; they’re often found giving talks to the Glasgow Glitterati, and invariably enjoy promotions, but a priest who is suspected of being a tad too traditional-leaning is looking at early retirement (best scenario) or possibly even a new career.

While the Archbishop of Glasgow is busily preparing courses for his priests and teachers to learn how best to spread the immoral teachings found in AL, it might be worth reflecting on the fact that while there’s plenty of talk in the blogosphere about whether or not it is possible to depose a pope (notably Pope Francis) nobody seems to have considered the possibility of removing a bishop. There is a process, but, of course, it’s unlikely to happen these days. Still, making the necessary noises might be useful. Is there any point in pursuing this possibility – or is there really nothing  we can do for the foreseeable future to end the theological terrorism of a particular bishop? 

Comments invited… 

70 responses

    • DominieMary,

      “Archbishop Lefebvre intercede for us”?

      Would ALL the saints and angels in Heaven, all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, pray for us. One and all. Anyone who reads this, pray for us! We’re at the end of our tether!

  1. What’s to stop another Pope in the future blessing gay-trans ‘marriages’ and saying AL is out and his teaching in. Schönborn’s thinking is a recipe for unending revisionism and confusion. Notice, he doesn’t even say AL should be read in the (ever decreasing) light of VII. VII is probably not radical enough for these guys; situation ethics will determine faith and morals, not the Church. God knows where all that will end or the chaos that will ensue. As someone said lately: “I can’t wait for this papacy to end, but I dread even more the next one.”

    • Bradders,

      I share your friend’s sentiments about the next pope being another disaster. Pope Kasper? Couldn’t be much worse, really.

      • God forbid, editor. The very thought makes my blood run cold. Pope Kasper would have to be the last Pope.

        As an old timer I’m aware of time passing quickly, but somehow it’s in fast-forward mode now (times 132!) events and time hurtling towards the finish line. It seems very, very close now. Our brilliant, Immaculate Mother was spot on about how things would unfold in the end times.

  2. What I have been aware of lately is just how quickly the poisonous tide of AL has washed over the mainstream parishes. I love parts of the North Wales coast, and the nearest church to my favourite holiday haunt is that of Llan……. in the Diocese of Wrexham. I was alerted to the PP’s gushing praise of AL in a recent parish newsletter (now removed from the website – or I would have linked it here) and I emailed him as follows:

    Dear Father *****

    I am not one of your parishioners but only a frequent visitor to Llan… and an elderly Catholic who had the incalculable benefit of an extremely sound Catholic education in my early days, and who keeps herself informed on matters affecting the Church and her infallible Magisterium.

    As a consequence of this I have been appalled by the widespread acceptance of Amoris Laetitia, in spite of its revolutionary and notorious Chapter 8 and notes, and saddened by the apparent uncritical enthusuasm for it contained in your parochial newsletters. Contradicting the traditional teaching of the Church, it has opened the door to confusion, the ignoring of fundamental Catholic doctrines and the false elevating of emotionally-determined ‘conscience’ above the Commandments of Almighty God. Furthermore, in its detail and essence it reveals itself to be the work of de facto schismatics such as Cardinals Kasper and Marx.

    I do beg you, as a priest responsible before God for your flock, to glance over the links below, and particularly the last one which has been recently released, thank God, by a fearless, faithful prelate, rare in these days when Modernism, ‘the synthesis of all the heresies’ has penetrated, as Our Blessed Lady foretold more than once, to the ‘very top’ of the Church.

    Yours sincerely etc.

    http://www.hprweb.com/2016/05/amoris-laetitia-a-deceptive-joy/

    http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/4740/five_serious_problems_with_chapter_8_of_iamoris_laetitiai.aspx

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archbishop-chaput-remarried-catholics-must-be-abstinent-to-receive-communio?utm_source=LifePetitions+petition+signers&utm_campaign=851744008d-Update_to_Catholic_7_57_5_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5c75ce940-851744008d-399672601

    His reply would make one weep :

    Dear Christina,

    Thank you for your email.

    I have too great a respect for the Holy Father, both as a man and as the successor of St. Peter, to enter into any kind of a critical discussion about him.

    With all kind wishes, Fr. ******

    This from a priest ordained before the liturgical changes, who holds an STL and a Ph.B,, and who, in his recent little book on the Mass seeks to conflate the Mass of Ages seamlessly with the NO!

    • Christina,

      That is a superb letter. Here’s my read-between-the-lines translation of the PP’s response: “I’m too afraid to challenge the Pope for fear of punishment, either by him directly or by my bishop, and loss of my prebends.” At least he didn’t sign it “Sincerely yours in Christ,” because I doubt whether he can honestly claim, having publicly approved of AL, that he IS in Christ!

      Fear seems to be one of the greatest factors in successfully promoting the “auto-demolition” of the Church – not fear of God, of course, but of fear of the loss of one’s career, status and security.

      Another great factor being what you might call “trickle-down rot” – that is, if a Cardinal, like Schonborn, can make such outrageous claims, why then it must be perfectly fine to agree with him and follow his lead….and conversely, rather dangerous to disagree, unless you are one of his peers.

      • RCA Victor, thank you, and I’m sure you’re dead right about the fear factor. But also, apropos Athanasius’s comment below, I note that in a more recent parish newsletter, specifically addressed to ‘Immigrants’ and telling his parishioners how ‘gutted’ he is at the results of the Referencum(!) this priest who has had the care of souls for 50 years says this: “No longer do we think of Hell as a fiery furnace populated by insulated devils, a medieval image which deprived Hell of its credibility and resulted in our no longer taking it seriously. I don’t think I have ever preached on Hell” Admittedly he does then say in passing that it is nevertheless an established fact (sic) of our faith – but that a priest of 50 years has never preached on hell – unbelievable! The SSPX does well to cousel against attending the new Mass in parish churches because of the drip, drip of such Modernists, made immesurably bolder since Francis became Pope, peppering their sermons and newsletters with his teachings and strange outbursts, and making whatever heretical sense of them that they choose.

        • Christina,

          Just as Dr Harold Shipman was a dreadful doctor, so that priest is a terrible priest. Terrible.

          What I always wonder when I hear and read these accounts of bad priests working away at the destruction of souls in parishes is this: is there NOBODY in that parish who recognises that he is a bad priest?

          I mean, his baloney about Hell and his admission that he has never warned his parishioners of its dangers while admitting that it is a reality serves to underline just how badly, how negligently he is operating as a priest.

          I just wish I knew where to send the link to this thread because this “theological terrorist” really needs help – and where better to start than right here!

        • Christina,

          “I don’t think I have ever preached on Hell”

          I remember reading that some bloke told St. Pio that he didn’t believe in Hell, who replied “Oh you’ll believe in it soon enough, when your there”

          Souls are in grave danger. Since Our Lord is our Saviour, the question that has to be asked is, save us from what?

    • Christina

      I can only echo RCA Victor’s comments. Your letter is excellent; the reply a disgrace.

    • Christina,

      I cannot believe your effrontery in presuming to indicate to a parish priest of 50+ years’ standing that all may not be well with the Pope’s beautiful and inspiring Apostolic Exhortation. I would have thought a record of 50 years of loyal service to the, er, diocese and the local bishop would merit slightly more deference and respect, especially from someone just ‘passing through’ and thus not a regular contributor to parish funds. Please don’t forget that it’s HIS parish so HE decides what goes on there and the contents of the Newsletter….well, apart from when Mesdames Jones, Morgan and Davies tell him otherwise. I hope for this good priest’s peace of mind that you don’t visit his parish again but take your holy-roller chutzpah elsewhere.

      Oh yeah, and surely you should have realised that when you have an STL and a Ph.B, reading the contents of any of the links that you provided in your email would be a redundant exercise. I too have decided not to investigate those subversive links (even though I only have three ‘O’ levels).

      • Spudeater,

        Are you kidding? I mean, ARE YOU KIDDING? EFFRONTERY? [in seeking to indicate to the PP that] “all may not be well with the Pope’s beautiful and inspiring Apostolic Exhortation.” ? Eh? I mean, ARE you kidding?

        Every commentator of any note whatsoever, has torn this “beautiful and inspiring Apostolic Exhortation” apart, to expose its dramatic break with Catholic Tradition, its blatant departure from Christ’s own words, out of His own mouth. The links which you mock, given by Christina, are all “mainstream” publications – none of them are what people like you would consider to be “traditionalist”. I suggest that you reflect on the fact that we can’t ALL be wrong.

        If – as seems to be the case – you think that this priest is right to promote heresy, just because he’s been a priest for 50 years and is a parish priest (there aren’t any assistant priests any more, in case you haven’t noticed, because the Vatican II Project has all but destroyed the Faith) then you are not a Catholic. You’re a papolatrist; one who treats a pope as if he’s a divine being. Gerragrip – and then reflect on the following words from Melchior Cano,theologian of the Council of Trent, on the issue of the limitations of papal authority: Peter has no need of our lies or flattery. Those who blindly and indiscriminately defend every decision of the Supreme Pontiff are the very ones who do most to undermine the authority of the Holy See – they destroy instead of strengthening its foundations.”

        Papa Francis is easily the worst pope we’ve ever had in the entire history of the Church, and this priest (and other useful idiots like yourself) who jump to his defence, either by word or by silent complicity, are only making things worse in the Church. Gerranothergrip.

        What about the following blasphemy from the lips of Papa Francis – should that priest (and you) defend it, just because he’s pope? Is the Pope more important than Christ Himself?

        In a public address at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, on June 16, 2016, Pope Francis stated that Jesus, in the case of the woman caught in adultery (see Chapter 8 in St. John’s Gospel) “played the fool,” “was scant on morality,” and “not a clean One”

        Well, was the Pope right to insult Christ by claiming that He “played the fool” [by telling her to “go and sin no more”] Was he right? But note: that’s just the latest in a long line of shocking statements to fall from the lips of this disastrous pope. It’s always a mistake to defend the indefensible. After all, when, down the line, another Pope condemns and corrects these errors of Papa Francis, which pope will you consider to be teaching the truth? Let me tell you the litmus test – the pope who teaches what Christians have always believed, at all times, everywhere and by all; that’s the one to believe. As Pope Saint Pius X said: “far, far from our priests, be the love of novelty”. Novel teachings are non teachings. Any Catholic with even an elementary religious education, should know that. And those who have received such an elementary religious education recognise, in Pope Francis, a grave danger to souls.

        As for your daft comments about academic qualifications – no Catholic should need a Degree to recognise that this is a problematic, to put it mildly, pontificate. Nobody should need two Degrees to recognise error, material heresy and blasphemy when they read it or hear it. I’m no intellectual snob but if you take my advice, you’ll hand back those three O’ Levels.

        • Editor

          I couldn’t agree more. I’m stunned that anyone would praise that diabolical document. Spud eater is very unjust to take Christina to task for a very polite but hard hitting email. I think anyone who attempts to defend Amoris Laetitia has a very serious issue – poor knowledge of the faith, weak faith, bad faith, a moral problem etc. Spudeater needs prayers and Christina needs to be congratulated.

            • Well Christina, RCA Victor and (albeit belatedly!) Therese, thank you! I am indeed still singing from the same hymn sheet and continuing to follow at least some strands of the plot.

              Christina’s excellent letter struck a chord with me as just a fortnight ago, I was passed a church newsletter that included a quote from the (ahem, cough) Koran! I too sent an email to that parish and three of its priests individually but it wasn’t half as good as Christina’s – I can’t help using generous helpings of sarcasm, you see. Needless to say, I didn’t receive a reply.

              As for the rest of youse, I thought that one of the giveaways was the fact that I described Christina’s priest (sorry for calling him that, Christina) as having provided loyal service to the diocese rather than to his Main Employer i.e. he appears to be just one more member of the clergy who’s turned their holy vocation into a mere job. Instead, I was on the receiving end of a veritable verbal fusillade that made me think of that quote from Bill Shakespeare, “He who steals my purse, steals trash. He who steals my reputation steals that which enriches him not but which impoverishes me.”

              I can only end by saying:

              Petrus, Prayers? As Ed. herself is wont to say, ‘Please and thank you!’

              Athanasius, Impugn my grasp on reality if you must but please, leave the potatoes out of this.

              And Ed., There ain’t no way I’m handing back my three ‘O’ levels. I put in minutes of work to get them.

              • Spudeater,

                You should post the letter you sent! Throw us wild dogs some more meat! (We’re maxed out on potatoes…)

                • You’re funny people! And yes, I do mean ha! ha! not peculiar. I shall have to post my email tomorrow…and then you’ll all appreciate Christina’s even more.

                  (Maxed out on potatoes?? I didn’t know that was even possible).

              • Spudeater,

                You are a RASCAL!

                It’s so long since you’ve been here with us, that when you suddenly appeared as being agin us, I didn’t twig. I just presumed that you were another soul lost to Modernism Phew! What a relief that I was wrong (well, it had to happen some day…)

                But why didn’t someone tip me off? It’s not as if there’s no precedent…

                Welcome home, Spudeater! Don’t disappear again! Or else!

                • So now I’m getting Ed in trouble with copyright law, and theft. I’ll stop trying to post images, Ed, cross my heart and hope to escape a roasting.

                  • Christina,

                    The wee green potato with the tennis racquet which you linked above is very funny – pity the name of the Company is plastered right along the front! Here’s one that made me smile as well…

                    Now, howzabout we get back to the topic in hand, and not let that rascal Spudeater divert us any longer?! So far, it’s game, set and match to HIM!

          • I think so too. He or she is having a go at the craziness of what is deemed acceptable teching and practice in the modern church.

            • Spiritus,

              I think you’ve missed the fact that Spudeater was joking – we were all caught out, my clever-clogs self included. Below, what I said, me, moi, at the moment light dawned…

      • Spudeater

        I cannot believe YOUR effrontery in attacking a faithful Catholic who has had the guts and the grace to confront a shepherd who is leading his sheep to the wolf fold. How DARE YOU? Christina has defended Christ and His Church: you have a problem with that, it seems. Hmm…

        • Therese,

          Well said. But allow me to answer the question concisely framed in your penultimate line.

          He “DARES” because he knows that there’s nobody (‘cept us lot) likely to call him out as a modernist. These New Catholics (to match the New Mass, New Canon Law, New Catechism, New Rosary, New Morality, New Lourdes – the water at the shrine isn’t anything “special” according to the literature – New Fatima Message, New you-name-it) need to be identified and brought to understand that they are about as Catholic as the nearest Imam.

          With apologies to the nearest Imam, of course… 😀

      • Spudeater

        You should know that some of the most liberal prelates at Vatican II and beyond were priests of more than 50 years. Some of the most destructive prelates in the Church today are priests of more than 50 years. So your point was?

        When I first started to read your comment I thought it was your way of joking with Christina. Then I realised you were serious and my jaw dropped. Are you seriously trying to defend that Papal Exhortation as good and wholesome doctrine for Catholic souls? Surely not?

        It pains me to have to say that your comments to Christina were more tattie muncher than Spudeater. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything so ridiculous. I mean, even some moderate Modernists are concerned about the content of Amoris Laetitia. You need to get real. Fifty years of priesthood doesn’t mean the priest in question isn’t now a scandal to souls. Of course he is, God help him, and he needs faithful Catholics like Christina to tell him so. That’s true charity!

      • Tut, tut Spudeater. Chutzpah I rather like, but Holy Roller???

        ‘A member of an evangelical Christian group which expresses religious fervour by frenzied excitement or trances.”holy rollers writhing on the floor”‘

        It’s many a year since I had that much energy 😝.

        • Christina,

          “Writhing on the floor” is a good description of my behavior after my first taste of haggis in 2008! I wonder if I would qualify for that evangelical group?

        • Christina,

          You may think being a holy roller is now beyond you but try reading Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia and brace yourself. (Hope you’ve got carpet rather than laminate…).

  3. Christina

    The words of Archbishop Lefebvre came to mind as I read the disgraceful and cowardly response of that parish priest. Asked why he took the stand he did, Archbishop Lefebvre responded that he did not want to hear at his judgment these words: “And what did you do with your priesthood? You helped destroy my Church along with the rest of them.”

    Every priest should weigh their judgment against their present cowardly silence masked as respect for the Holy Father.

  4. Latest news from the one bishop who is not a “theological terrorist”:

    Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X announced another Rosary Crusade, along with this Consecration to the Immaculate Heart…

    O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of the Heart of Jesus, Mother and Queen of our household, in order to fulfill Thy ardent desire, we consecrate ourselves to Thee, and we beseech Thee to reign over our family. Reign over each one of us, and teach us how to make the Sacred Heart of Thy Divine Son reign and triumph in us and around us, as He has reigned and triumphed in Thee.

    Reign over us, O Beloved Mother, so that we may be Thine both in prosperity and in adversity, in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death. O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our souls and our hearts and preserve them from the flood of pride, impurity, and paganism of which Thou hast complained so bitterly. We desire to do reparation for the numerous crimes committed against Jesus and Thee. We call down upon our home, upon the homes of this country and upon those of the entire world, the peace of Christ in justice and charity.

    Wherefore we promise to imitate Thy virtues, by the practice of a Christian life, and by frequent and fervent Holy Communion, regardless of human respect. We come with confidence to Thee, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love; inflame us with the same divine fire that has inflamed Thine own Immaculate Heart. Kindle in our hearts and homes, the love of purity, an ardent zeal for souls, and desire for the holiness of family life. We accept now, all the sacrifices that the Christian life will impose on us and we offer them to the Heart of Jesus, through Thy Immaculate Heart, in a spirit of reparation and of penance. To the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary be love, honor, and glory forever and ever! Amen. Source

  5. Below, the latest newsletter from the Fatima Center, with the most recent (at time of typing this!) quote from Pope Francis – if this doesn’t terrify us all, nothing will…

    THE FINAL BATTLE: PRAY FOR THE HOLY FATHER
    July 8, 2016.

    Even the most cautious Catholic commentators have expressed concern over Pope Francis’ recent words and actions. The Holy Father appears daily to sink deeper into a morass of confusion and scandal by his remarks that either deny or call into question longstanding Church teaching. Now, Francis has plunged us into an abyss with remarks that can only be described as blasphemous. In a public address at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, on June 16, 2016, Pope Francis stated that Jesus, in the case of the woman caught in adultery (see Chapter 8 in St. John’s Gospel) “played the fool,” “was scant on morality,” and “not a clean One”! [emphasis added by Ed, CT]

    No one knows precisely what the Pope meant, but we must do all we can to make reparation for these scandalous remarks and for all the blasphemies being broadcast in the world today. This is why we are asking you to recite the “Golden Arrow” prayer, in reparation. Please see below!

    Unfortunately, there was more to cause sorrow in Pope Francis’ June 16 address. His Holiness’ terrible words about Our Lord were followed by a lamentable undermining, on his part, on moral teaching. Sister Lucy told us that satan’s attack in his final battle with Our Lady would be against marriage and the family. This attack began long ago, with the introduction of divorce, contraception and casual fornication. But the Church always stood firm, insisting on the sanctity of sacramental marriage and defending Scriptural and magisterial teaching on human sexuality – until the advent of the Francis papacy!

    Now, we have the unprecedented and shocking case of the Vicar of Christ declaring publicly that “the great majority of our sacramental marriages are null”! “NULL!” They never happened! Why? Because most couples presumably pronounced their sacred vows without full knowledge of all that the words implied, according to Francis. How can he know this? He cannot. Why would he say this? We cannot search his heart. And if Francis’ reckless statements about the nullity of the majority of Catholic marriages were not enough, he added his opinion that many people who cohabitate – that is, live in fornication – have true marriages because of their commitment to one another. Can diabolical disorientation be any plainer?

    What should we do as now even the Pope has undermined the sacrament of Holy Matrimony and unsettled the minds of countless Catholics? We were told by Our Lady to pray for the Holy Father, who will have much to suffer. This we should do now in great earnestness. We must do all we can to repair the damage done by these terrible words uttered by the very man charged with strengthening the Faith of his brothers and sisters and upholding the traditions of which he is supposed to be the chief guardian.

    Pray. Pray. Pray. And we must continue the mission of the Fatima Center: to tell the truth about the full Message of Fatima and to work ceaselessly for the consecration of Russia. Rather than yield to discouragement we must steel our wills and commit ourselves to this battle under Our Lady’s banner. Father Gruner would have looked upon this situation with sorrow, no doubt, but also with renewed resolve! We must not falter! The battle is joined. Our victory is assured. “In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph.” Let us do all we can to hasten that end! Many souls are at stake!

    The Golden Arrow, in reparation for blasphemy

    Our Lord told the French Carmelite nun and mystic of the Holy Face, Sister Marie de St. Pierre: “My Name is everywhere blasphemed; even the children blaspheme Me! This frightful sin, more than all others, grievously wounds My Divine Heart… Blasphemy is a poisoned arrow which continually wounds My Heart. I will give you a golden arrow wherewith to wound It delightfully and heal the wounds inflicted on It by the malice of sinners.” Then Our Lord dictated the prayer of the Golden Arrow:

    “May the Most Holy, Most Sacred, Most Adorable, Most Mysterious and Unutterable Name of God be praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in Heaven, on earth, and in the hells, by all God’s creatures, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.”*

    We invite you to recite this prayer, in reparation for the Pope’s recent, public statements which have spread much disheartening confusion worldwide, and for all the other blasphemous outrages which daily pierce the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. Let us do all in our power to repair for and prevent blasphemy, recalling Our Lady’s words during Her apparition at Fatima on October 13: “Do not offend the Lord our God any more, for He is already too much offended!”

    *For further reparatory prayers, and to learn more about the Holy Face devotion, see
    Prayers of Reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus of the Veil of Veronica (http://www.fatima.org/essentials/whatucando/pdf/LF343.pdf);
    and John Vennari’s booklet The Revelations of the Holy Face of Jesus (http://www.fatima.org/essentials/whatucando/pdf/BT041.pdf).

  6. I think about those words of Our Blessed Lady ‘to pray for the Holy Father, who will have much to suffer’ and wonder which Holy Father, and where will he have much to suffer – here or in eternity? In either case he urgently needs our prayers, perhaps moreso in the latter Reading again those terrible comments about Our Blessed Lord and thiinking of the strange disjointed and unrelated strings of sentences that characterise Pope Francis’s reported outbursts I am tempted to question his sanity. It is all too dreadful, and totally bizarre.

  7. I doubt if anyone could have envisioned that the Passion of the Church would take place in this horrifying manner, carried out by shepherds become wolves and betrayers, anti-Catholics and pagans masquerading as Catholics, clergy and religious and theologians we have trusted in the past transformed into ghouls spouting preposterous absurdities, heresies and blasphemies. In fact, to borrow a much-despised phrase used by the enemies of the Church and of civilization, I’d say the Conciliar Church, the “Great Facade,” is largely a hate crime against Our Lord and Lady. Not surprising, since it was engineered by Freemasons and Communists and homosexuals.

    When I previously considered “the Great Apostasy,” it was more the thought of an intellectual aridity, an intellectual absence of Faith, but it seems it is rather a viscerally repulsive disease which fatally attacks its host and dismembers it. Like leprosy.

    Then again, I doubt whether any of the Apostles could have envisioned what was to become of their Beloved Lord and Master during His Passion and Death, when He was reduced to the status of a common criminal and physically tortured beyond recognition.

    Ecce homo….ecce ecclesia…

    • RCA Victor

      St. Pius X envisioned it in his Encyclical condemning Modernism. He spoke of those within doing so much more damage because of their intimate knowledge of the Church, and he spoke of them laying the axe not at the branches of the faith, but at the very root.

      Yes, this great saintly Pope saw it coming, as did Pius XII who said:

      “I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith in her liturgy, her theology and her soul…I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the Church, reject her ornaments and make her feel remorse for her historical past. A day will come when the civilised world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God.”(Mgr. Roche, Pie XII Devant L’Histoire, p. 52-53).

      I am stunned by the prophetic wisdom of these holy Popes every time I revisit their words.

  8. Perhaps the “St. Gallen Bampots” and their like minded brother chanty-wrasslers, instead of being engrossed with A.L. should instead, be engrossed with these frightening words of Our Lord. They may then start asking themselves the right questions…. if you catch my drift…

    I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me…. they do not recognise the voice of strangers!!!!

    Douay-Rheims Bible

    Jesus the Good Shepherd

    (Psalm 23:1-6; Ezekiel 34:11-24)

    1AMEN, amen I say to you: He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. 5But a stranger they follow not, but fly from him, because they know not the voice of strangers. 6This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what he spoke to them.

    7Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers: and the sheep heard them not. 9I am the door. By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in, and go out, and shall find pastures. 10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly.

    11I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. 12But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and flieth: and the wolf catcheth, and scattereth the sheep: 13And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me. 15As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep. 16And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd. 17Therefore doth the Father love me: because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. 18No man taketh it away from me: but I lay it down of myself, and I have power to lay it down: and I have power to take it up again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

    • Gerontius,

      The problem is, when the likes of Cardinal Kasper don’t even believe that Our Lord actually used the word “adultery”, let alone identified it as a sin to divorce and “remarry”, then they’re none too likely to be bothered about the odd psalm, or any other Gospel passage, for that matter.

  9. In yesterday’s Remnant Newspaper – latest headlines is: “Amoris Laetitia Divides and Conquers”.

    http://www.remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/2616-amoris-latetia-divides-and-conquers

    Archbishop Chaput has come out with pastoral guidelines for (AL), I take it in his Diocese.
    The question is asked – “But how does anchor this reaffirmation of Church discipline in a document, AL, that clearly undermines that page by page of seditious ambiguity.

    Saint Vincent of Lerins is clearly right in what he had written. This document abounds with ambiguity no ends, sad to say but it is an attack on Catholic teaching.

    In the comments section of the above article, someone said “The document that means anything, means nothing.

    • Theresa Rose,

      You are absolutely correct. There’s no point in issuing “guidelines”. This ridiculous document has to be denounced and consigned to the nearest dustbin.

  10. I make a point of never watching the daft Michael Voris videos these days, but this one, which sort of came to me in a dream/nightmare, so to speak, really is a scream. Notice how he belittles Pope Saint Pius X’s Oath Against Modernism, without mentioning that it was abolished two years after Vatican II. The thrust of this video is that it’s the “bad, disobedient bishops” who are the problem in the Church, not the Pope. Voris suggests that even if the Pope came out tomorrow to command bishops to do this and not do that, they would disobey (so what’s the point?) The point being, of course, twofold; firstly that the Pope would be doing his duty as Pope by strengthening his brethren and disciplining dissenters and secondly that the faithful would than know, clear as a bell, that their bishops WERE bad, disobedient bishops. That’s NOT what they think right now. Anyway, I’ll let this particular theological terrorist speak for himself…

    • Michael Voris has not got a clue. He’s blaming the bishops while protecting the Pope from responsibility. It’s like saying the Chief Executive of M & S is not to blame if his staff are causing chaos in the stores up and down the country, and blaming the middle managers instead. He’s not the full shilling, if you ask me! LOL!

      • Fidelis,

        As good an analogy as any, especially since I think we can take it as read that any Chief Executive of a famous chain store, witnessing such chaos on the floor, would sack his staff, after due warning, and then recruit replacements. It would make the headlines for a week and then the business would build up again and go from strength to strength. Appointing more and more troublemakers and then leaving them to run the stores in their own chaotic fashion, can’t be the answer.

        A good analogy.

    • Editor,

      You know, Roncalli claimed that the idea for Vatican II came to him in a dream…

      • If he’d known his basic Christian Doctrine a la Penny Catechism no.182 he’d also have known where that dream came from!

        Does the first Commandment forbid dealing with the devil and superstitious practices?

        The first Commandment forbids all dealing with the devil and superstitious practices, such as consulting spiritualists and fortune-tellers, and trusting to charms, omens, dreams, and such like fooleries.

        • To borrow a bit from Charles Dickens: that “dream” must have been a bit of undigested Modernism….

    • See, even Photobucket doesn’t do the job. Aren’t URLs supposed to pop up?
      So WHO appointed the bishops????????????

      • Christina,

        I removed the bit containing parenthesis at the beginning of your link because a link won’t work if there is anything except the actual link (usually begins http://)

        However, as you will see, it takes us through to a Photobucket page which contains the message that “this page doesn’t exist.” So, over to thee!

        Yes, point taken. Michael Voris seeks (yet again) to absolve the Pope from all blame, because successive popes, since Vatican II, have allowed them all free rein and so any instructions now will be disobeyed. The only possible answer to his question about whether or not he can sack all the disobedient bishops is YES! They won’t give up their privileges of office, to move into a tent, so – more likely than not – they will knuckle down the do what they’re told. Who cares whether the bishop obeys cheerfully and willingly, as long as he obeys. Who cares – to give a concrete example dear to our hearts – whether he provides, begrudgingly or willingly, training for his priests to offer the TLM in parishes, as long as he provides it.

        Michael Voris is sounding more ridiculous by the minute, with his persistence in keeping Pope Francis on a pedestal. Forced to acknowledge them, by the sheer number of the pontiff’s crazy statements, he still chooses to attack those of us who are openly calling the spade of this scandalous pontificate a spade, instead of placing the blame firmly where it belongs. And judging by some of the comments below his video on his website, there is still no shortage of useful idiots acclaiming him as a prophet. Gimme strength!

  11. Well, for what it’s worth, here’s the email that I recently sent to a parish who decided to….well, I’ll let the email explain. As I mentioned in a previous post, rather than use the Diplomatic Rapier of Reason I instead chose to employ the Indignant Sledgehammer of Sarcasm, having decided that as my recipients were highly unlikely to see or admit their error, I should at least try to jolt them, if only temporarily, from their zombie-like modernist mindset:

    Hi there,

    Just had to send this after reading your Newsletter of June 26th to let you know that there are still some people out there who occasionally engage brain and remember what being a Catholic actually means.

    You quote from the koran – “Bread feeds the body indeed but flowers feed the soul also.” How beautiful! May I just add “Manure is good for flowers but mouldy bread is hard to digest.” After 2000 years of Catholic teaching and the wisdom of the saints, not to mention the beauty to be found in the Bible, someone at ………… thinks the koran is worth quoting. Very sad. You do realise, don’t you, that Muslims reject the Trinity, the Incarnation and the Real Presence? As they say in America – Get Real! You are supposed to be CATH-O-LIC.

    As for “The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends and the other begins?” WHAT ON EARTH DOES THAT MEAN? Answers on a postcard…..or maybe not.

    If you need to fill a gap in your Newsletter, next time try:

    “Prayer is the foundation of the spiritual life. Prayer is all powerful.” – St.Jean Vianney

    “Ecumenism is the enemy of the Immaculate” – St. Maximilian Kolbe

    “So many souls go to hell because there is no one to pray and make sacrifices for them” – Our Lady at Fatima

    God bless you

    P.S. The Curé d’Ars (patron saint of parish priests) quoting from the koran? I suspect (quite strongly) that it never happened. Wonder why?

    I’m still eagerly checking my email everyday for a reply but to date I’m yet to have my hope realised. There’s always tomorrow…

    • Spudeater,

      Very, very well said! Right up my street! The parish priest will be apoplectic with interreligious outrage by now, I should imagine. I love it when the truth is served.

  12. Regarding Amoris Laetitia, Rorate Caeli reports today that a group of academics and prelates has appealed to the Dean of the College of Cardinals, (Cardinal Sodano), requesting that the Cardinals and Patriarchs petition the Pope to repudiate the errors and ambiguities in his document.

    The appeal will also be translated and sent to all Cardinals and Patriarchs in their own language.

    http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/07/catholic-academics-and-pastors-appeal.html

    I very much doubt that Francis will have the humility to respond to this appeal, but at the very least its existence is another significant demonstration of dissatisfaction with it and also provides further justification for a future Pope to act on Amoris Laetitia.

    • Gabriel Syme,

      I would like to see the list of academics who have signed the appeal which was brought by Dr Joseph Shaw of the LMS, and addressed to Cardinal Sodano is the Dean of the College of Cardinals,

      I remember Cardinal Sodano defending the heretical Hans Kung, so I’m not sure that this appeal will go anywhere.

      • Margaret Mary,

        I too would like to see the list of signatories. All the press release says is:

        Among the 45 signatories are Catholic prelates, scholars, professors, authors, and clergy from various pontifical universities, seminaries, colleges, theological institutes, religious orders, and dioceses around the world.

        Steve Skojec (One Peter Five) says they haven’t released the names on purpose and says that is prudent. In a comments section on his site, (linked), he says:

        The fact that they haven’t released names right now is no doubt intentional. Especially for those in Catholic academia, the “mandatum” (Ex Corde Ecclesiae) is a double-edged sword. Taking an oath of fidelity to the Magisterium can be used against them if it appears that they’re attacking the Magisterium. I’ve been told by professors at Catholic colleges that if their local bishop revokes the mandatum, they can’t teach, even if they’re tenured.

        All that said, I really hope they publish the whole thing, along with the signatories, at some point.

        http://www.onepeterfive.com/theologians-scholars-formally-request-correction-amoris-laetitia/

        We will no doubt find out soon enough.

        We should all write to our local Bishops and ask that they do the same, namely:

        to approach the Holy Father with a request that he repudiate “the errors listed in the document in a definitive and final manner, and to authoritatively state that Amoris laetitia does not require any of them to be believed or considered as possibly true.”

        • Gabriel Syme,

          I’ve been thinking about this and I don’t see why it should be academics only – that’s snobbish. The Church is made up of the whole Mystical Body of Christ, not just the so called “learned”. In fact, it’s usually the “learned” who are dissenters! I’m sorry, but this move doesn’t impress me especially that they are making excuses not to publish their signatures.

  13. I wonder how many of the Good Guys know about this? If this information is true then ALL THOSE INVOLVED and I repeat, ALL THOSE INVOLVED – ARE EXCOMMUNICATED LATAE SENTENTIAE.
    Meanwhile, the attempt to destroy the Faith gathers pace.

    Excerpts From Rome
    [N.B. Since the Freemasons must plan ahead, this is quite logical]
    Bertone knew of Abdication of Benedict and Advent of Francis 7 months before?

    Rome, February 19, 2015: It must be a mistake or a joke, otherwise it’s the stuff that will ignite the wildest speculation: Cardinal Bertone was quoted, yesterday, to have affirmed in an interview that he knew both of the planned resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the advent of Pope Francis months beforehand, and even discussed it with Pope Benedict!

    Here is the explosive quote from the Catholic Herald, published today, and cited by us, minutes ago, but which was itself cited verbatim from the interview the Cardinal gave to Andrea Purgatori of the Huffington Post.

    How surprised were you by his decision to leave?

    I had guessed it but put it out my thoughts. I knew long in advance, at least seven months before. And I had many doubts. We debated the topic at length after it seemed already decided. I told him: Holy Father, you must bestow upon us the third volume on Jesus of Nazareth and the encyclopedia of faith, before you sign things over to Pope Francis.

    This phrase cannot have been said after the Conclave, or before Conclave, because in the first case Benedict XVI had already abdicated; in the second, Pope Francis had not been elected nor taken his name. As it stands, it seems to signify that months before the election of Pope Francis, Pope Benedict and Cardinal Bertone, his secretary of State, knew that Cardinal Bergoglio would succeed him and take the name Francis.

    • Gerontius,

      In company recently, when the subject of Freemasonry arose, I had my sentence finished for me when I said: “Well, if there’s one cardinal that I’m convinced is a Freemason it’s….”

      “Cardinal Sodano?” responded one of those present.

      “Cardinal Sodano” I affirmed.

      Just think of the leading role he played in the 2000 press conference attempt to bury Fatima. If he’s not a Freemason, I’ll eat the first fresh cream cake I come across. Any excuse… !

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