As one who is well into his seventh decade of life, it is nothing other than completely astounding to see the rapid descent of the world in which around us into the depths of the abyss.
While there are many antecedent roots to this rapid descent that stretch back, proximately speaking, to certain aspects of the Renaissance well before the advent of the Protestant Revolution, it is unquestionably the case that the “opening to the world” begun by Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII on January 25, 1959, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle, when the first in the line of conciliar “popes” issued the call to convene the “Second” Vatican Council:
Venerable brothers and our beloved sons! We announce to you, indeed trembling a little with emotion, but at the same time with humble resolution of intention, the name and the proposal of a twofold celebration: a diocesan synod for the city, and an ecumenical council for the Universal Church.
For you, venerable brothers and our beloved sons, there is no need of abundant illustrations concerning the historical and juridical meaning of these two proposals. They will lead happily to the desired and awaited bringing up-to-date of the Code of Canon Law, which should accompany and crown these two tests of the practical application of the provisions of ecclesiastical discipline, as the Spirit of the Lord will suggest to us little by little along the way. The forthcoming promulgation of the Code of Oriental Law will give a presage of these events.
For the present day this communication made to the entire Sacred College assembled here is enough, and we reserve to ourselves the transmitting of it to the other cardinals who have returned to the various episcopal sees entrusted to them throughout the whole world.
We would be grateful to each of those here present and to those far away for an intimate and confident word assuring us of their attitude. We would also be grateful if they would kindly offer their suggestions to us on how to carry out this triple program.
The knowledge which was already fairly familiar to us, and which has been confirmed and amplified by these three months of our introduction to the service “of the servants of God/’ encourages us to trust in heavenly grace. Above all, we trust in the intercession of the Immaculate Mother of Jesus and our Mother, in the protection of the Ss. Peter and Paul, “Princes of the Apostles,” as well as of the Ss. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, our special patrons, and all the saints of the heavenly court. We implore them all for a good beginning, continuation, and happy outcome of these proposals for a great work, enlightenment, edification and happiness of all Christian people, for a renewed invitation to the faithful of the separated communities that they also may follow us amiably in this search for unity and grace, to which so many souls aspire in all parts of the earth. (Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII Announces the Second Vatican Council.)
Even then, good readers, even fifty-four years ago now. Even then the first line of conciliar “pontiffs” wanted to engage in “a search for unity and grace. This was the first of an endless number of calls from each of Roncalli/John XXIII’s successors to engage in a “search for unity.”
Roncalli/John XXIII also hinted at the alleged mutability of the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, by claiming that the “Spirit of the Lord will suggest to us little by little along the way” how to go about the work he envisaged would take place at the “Second” Vatican Council, thus setting the stage for the crowing work of Antichrist: a “pope,” Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who believes that the “spirit” is little more than a projection of his own ideological imaginings that have made him a veritable “lord of the world.”
Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII knew full well where he wanted his false “spirit” to lead what he thought was the Catholic Church: to a revolution in doctrine, worship and pastoral praxis:
Among these documents was a note by Msgr. Loris Capovilla, secretary of John XXIII in which, on behalf of the Pope, he gave instructions for the redaction of the Bull Humanae salutis, the bull that convened the Council. On the text typed by Capovilla, there are side notes handwritten by John XXIII himself. It is clearly affirmed in this text, Marco Roncalli assures us, that the Pope did not desire to follow the course of Vatican I because “neither in its substance nor in its form would it correspond to the present day situation.” We also see a rebuttal of the Church’s position on the temporal order taught by Pius IX, because now, the note emphasizes, “the Church demonstrates that she wants to be mater et magistra [mother and teacher].”
This revelation is, in my opinion, an extraordinary confirmation that John XXIII did not want any continuity with the previous Ecumenical Council convened and directed by Pius IX. When he affirmed that Vatican II must not follow Vatican I “either in its substance or in its form,” he was saying that it should be completely different; this is not far from saying that it should be the opposite.
Indeed, to say that the substance should be different means that the doctrine defended must be different. To say that the form should be different means that the militant character of Vatican I’s documents must be avoided. Incidentally, the reason alleged to explain a change in the Church’s position regarding the world – that now she wants to be mother and teacher – confirms that he wanted Vatican II to steer clear of the militant spirit of Vatican I. (Atila Sinka Guimaraes, John XXIII Wanted A Rupture With The Past.)
Jansenist that he was, Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII even “simplified” the Divine Office and suppressed or demoted various feast days in the General Calendar of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. Despite the protestations of some of his defenders, these liturgical changes presaged the full-scale liturgical revolution that would take place after his death no matter his professed love for the Latin language. A love of Latin means nothing if it is not accompanied by a love for the truths of the Holy Faith without any kind of alteration whatsoever.
Roncalli/John XXIII’s desire for a rupture with the past provided the pillars of what have become cornerstones of the whole edifice of the counterfeit church of conciliarism: an alleged conflict between “mercy” and discipline; and the very foundation of what would late become known as the “new ecclesiology” after his death.
Consider the language in Roncalli/John XXIII’s Opening Address at the “Second” Vatican Council on October 11, 1962, the Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
In these days, which mark the beginning of this Second Vatican Council, it is more obvious than ever before that the Lord’s truth is indeed eternal. Human ideologies change. Successive generations give rise to varying errors, and these often vanish as quickly as they came, like mist before the sun.
The Church has always opposed these errors, and often condemned them with the utmost severity. Today, however, Christ’s Bride prefers the balm of mercy to the arm of severity. She believes that, present needs are best served by explaining more fully the purport of her doctrines, rather than by publishing condemnations.
Not that the need to repudiate and guard against erroneous teaching and dangerous ideologies is less today than formerly. But all such error is so manifestly contrary to rightness and goodness, and produces such fatal results, that our contemporaries show every inclination to condemn it of their own accord—especially that way of life which repudiates God and His law, and which places excessive confidence in technical progress and an exclusively material prosperity. It is more and more widely understood that personal dignity and true self-realization are of vital importance and worth every effort to achieve. More important still, experience has at long last taught men that physical violence, armed might, and political domination are no help at all in providing a happy solution to the serious problems which affect them. (Angelo Roncalli/ John XXIII ‘s Opening Address)
Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII’s belief that errors “often vanish as quickly as they came, like mist before sun” was and remains delusional. This is not a statement in accord with an authentic history of the Catholic Church. Errors have had to be exposed and fought by a multiplicity of means (prayer, fasting, sacrifice, penance, suffering, martyrdom and copious verbal and written condemnations.). Our Lady gave the Rosary to Saint Dominic de Guzman to be a weapon he could use in his preaching against the Albingensians, the forerunners of the Jansenists whose disciples persecuted then Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque so very much because of the revelations given to her by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ about the secrets contained in His Most Sacred Heart. Errors must be exposed and opposed.
Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII’s fifth successor is beloved of a world that is crowning him with so many honors and so much praise precisely because he, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, believes in the same false dichotomy between doctrinal fidelity and “mercy” or “clemency.” This is why Father Alois, the current leader of the so-called Taize Ecumenical Community, itself a laboratory of the “new ecclesiology,” proposes that Bergoglio be recognize as the “shepherd” of all Christians while putting aside what he dismisses as “theological questions”:
Christians should come together under one roof with the Pope as their Universal Shepherd, the Prior of the Taizé ecumenical community in France has said.
In an article in the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung on Maundy Thursday, Br Alois Löser said: “It is a fact that no Christian voice attracts as much attention as that of the Bishop of Rome. He is seen by many worldwide as Christianity’s spokesman.”
Although the Pope had often been seen as an obstacle to Christian unity in the course of the history of the divided Churches, “the surprisingly positive echo which Pope Francis has received from non-Catholic Christians is surely a sign of the times”, Br Löser said. “I would therefore like to pose the following question: shouldn’t the Christian Churches take a courageous step forward and come together under one roof – and do so before they have reached agreement on all theological questions?”
Just as each Christian community required a shepherd who led his sheep back to the fold, Christianity needed a universal shepherd, Br Löser said – “not at the top of the pyramid – and not (Taize Leader Says Bergoglio Should Become Universal Shepherd of All Christians)
Sure, just put aside “theological questions.” Let’s just have “unity” in order to be “together” under one “shepherd” even if he is but a figure of Antichrist who is putting together the finishing touches of the One World Ecumenical Church that was described so perfectly.
The way for Father Alois Loser’s suggestion was paved by the soon-to-be “Pope Saint John XXIII” himself:
After the death of John XXIII, his brother, Giuseppe Roncalli, visited Taize. During his visit, Roncalli remarked to his grandson, “It was my brother the Pope who began what will come out of Taize.” (Father Didier Bonneterre, The Liturgical Movement: Roots, Radicals, Results. Kansas City, Missouri: Angelus Press, 2002. p 101.)
True enough. Very true.
It must be remembered, however, that what has come out of Taize is nothing other than a road map to the completion of Antichrist’s One World Ecumenical Church, something that Roncalli/John XXIII, a champion of false ecumenism, implicitly desired:
Q. Did Brother Roger himself testify explicitly to that development?
A. Father Alois (Roger Schutz’s successor at Taize): “He understood very early in his life that in order to pass on the Gospel to young people a reconciliation of Christians was necessary. After John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council, he considered that the time for reconciliation had come. He often told how, during his last meeting with John XXIII, in 1963, he was eager to hear a spiritual testament from the pope and he asked him about the place of Taizé in the Church. John XXIII replied, making circular gestures with his hands, ‘The Catholic Church is made of concentric circles that are always bigger and bigger.’ The pope did not specify in which circle he saw Taizé but Brother Roger understood that the pope wanted to say to him: you are already within, continue simply on this path. And that is what he did. (RORATE CÆLI)
“The Catholic Church is made up of concentric circles that are always bigger and bigger?”
Contrast the false spirit that guided Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII with the work of God the Holy Ghost in Pope Pius IX’s Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868, a year before the beginning of the [First] Vatican Council, Pope Pius XI’s Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, and Pope Pius XII’s Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943:
“It is for this reason that so many who do not share ‘the communion and the truth of the Catholic Church’ must make use of the occasion of the Council, by the means of the Catholic Church, which received in Her bosom their ancestors, proposes [further] demonstration of profound unity and of firm vital force; hear the requirements [demands] of her heart, they must engage themselves to leave this state that does not guarantee for them the security of salvation. She does not hesitate to raise to the Lord of mercy most fervent prayers to tear down of the walls of division, to dissipate the haze of errors, and lead them back within holy Mother Church, where their Ancestors found salutary pastures of life; where, in an exclusive way, is conserved and transmitted whole the doctrine of Jesus Christ and wherein is dispensed the mysteries of heavenly grace.
“It is therefore by force of the right of Our supreme Apostolic ministry, entrusted to us by the same Christ the Lord, which, having to carry out with [supreme] participation all the duties of the good Shepherd and to follow and embrace with paternal love all the men of the world, we send this Letter of Ours to all the Christians from whom We are separated, with which we exhort them warmly and beseech them with insistence to hasten to return to the one fold of Christ; we desire in fact from the depths of the heart their salvation in Christ Jesus, and we fear having to render an account one day to Him, Our Judge, if, through some possibility, we have not pointed out and prepared the way for them to attain eternal salvation. In all Our prayers and supplications, with thankfulness, day and night we never omit to ask for them, with humble insistence, from the eternal Shepherd of souls the abundance of goods and heavenly graces. And since, if also, we fulfill in the earth the office of vicar, with all our heart we await with open arms the return of the wayward sons to the Catholic Church, in order to receive them with infinite fondness into the house of the Heavenly Father and to enrich them with its inexhaustible treasures. By our greatest wish for the return to the truth and the communion with the Catholic Church, upon which depends not only the salvation of all of them, but above all also of the whole Christian society: the entire world in fact cannot enjoy true peace if it is not of one fold and one shepherd.” (Pope Pius IX, Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868.)
So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics: for the union of Christians can only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are separated from it, for in the past they have unhappily left it. To the one true Church of Christ, we say, which is visible to all, and which is to remain, according to the will of its Author, exactly the same as He instituted it. During the lapse of centuries, the mystical Spouse of Christ has never been contaminated, nor can she ever in the future be contaminated, as Cyprian bears witness: “The Bride of Christ cannot be made false to her Spouse: she is incorrupt and modest. She knows but one dwelling, she guards the sanctity of the nuptial chamber chastely and modestly.”The same holy Martyr with good reason marveled exceedingly that anyone could believe that “this unity in the Church which arises from a divine foundation, and which is knit together by heavenly sacraments, could be rent and torn asunder by the force of contrary wills.” For since the mystical body of Christ, in the same manner as His physical body, is one, compacted and fitly joined together, it were foolish and out of place to say that the mystical body is made up of members which are disunited and scattered abroad: whosoever therefore is not united with the body is no member of it, neither is he in communion with Christ its head. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
Actually only those are to be included as members of the Church who have been baptized and profess the true faith, and who have not been so unfortunate as to separate themselves from the unity of the Body, or been excluded by legitimate authority for grave faults committed. “For in one spirit” says the Apostle, “were we all baptized into one Body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free.” As therefore in the true Christian community there is only one Body, one Spirit, one Lord, and one Baptism, so there can be only one faith. And therefore, if a man refuse to hear the Church, let him be considered – so the Lord commands – as a heathen and a publican. It follows that those who are divided in faith or government cannot be living in the unity of such a Body, nor can they be living the life of its one Divine Spirit. (Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943.)
Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII did not believe any of this.
Giovanni Montini/Paul VI did not believe any of this.
Albino Luciani/John Paul I did not believe any of this.
Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, also to be “canonized” in but four days, did not believe any of this.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI does not believe any of this.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis does not believe any of this.
The conciliar “popes” have been lords of the world, which is why their work has been so heralded by the masters of the civil realm.
Alas, the “work” of the lords of conciliarism, these lords of the world, was described perfectly by Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:
And now, overwhelmed with the deepest sadness, We ask Ourselves, Venerable Brethren, what has become of the Catholicism of the Sillon? Alas! this organization which formerly afforded such promising expectations, this limpid and impetuous stream, has been harnessed in its course by the modern enemies of the Church, and is now no more than a miserable affluent of the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
By the way, who remained a complete supporter of The Sillon after it was condemned by Pope Saint Pius X?
That’s right, Father Angelo Roncalli, who some so-called traditionalists believe was not a Modernist when he was one to the core of his rather substantial being, which he, egotist that he was, sought to have preserved by experimental means after his death that have wound up killing some of those who sought to preserve his corpulent remains (see In Search of Roncalli’s “Miracle”).
Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII’s “opening to the world” that was meant to be a rupture with the Catholic past has produced nothing but a bitter fruit in the wake of the “Second” Vatican Council’s false doctrines and the false pastoral practices engendered thereby, bitter fruit that has polluted the minds and hearts of Catholics and non-Catholics alike as the wellsprings of Sanctifying and Actual Graces have dried up following the destruction of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church and the introduction of rites of episcopal consecration and presbyteral installation that as null and void as those of the Anglican sect itself.
The chemical and surgical execution of the preborn abounds on a near-universal basis, especially in the so-called “developed” nations.
Statism has eclipsed authentic human liberty, exercised as it must be according to the dictates of right reason and the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, resulting in a silent form of totalitarianism that has been accepted as a “necessity” by most people for the sake of “national security.”
What passes for “popular culture” has become a pestilential sewer of impurity, indecency, immodesty, vulgarity, profanity, rudeness, crudity, perversity, utter moral depravity, selfishness and self-indulgence. “Gay marriage” has now become yet another “institutionalized” evil (see No Getting the Toothpaste Back in the Tube.)
More and more souls are held captive to the devil than at any time prior to the beginning of Holy Mother Church’s missionary work on Pentecost Sunday.
Yes, some “opening” to the world, which is responding to the example of the current lord of conciliarism, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, by putting aside almost all discussion of those inconvenient “moral issues” in favor of “income equality” and “justice” for those who have broken the legitimate laws of a nation regarding the protection of its borders.
The conciliar revolutionaries have offended God daily in matters of Faith, Worship, Morals and pastoral practice, violating each of the Ten Commandments in the process. Four of the six conciliar “pontiffs,” excluding Ronalli/John XXIII and Luciani/John Paul I, have engaged in public acts of apostasy by esteeming false religions. These offenses have worsened the state of the world, and anyone who denies this is not thinking clearly.
Indeed, Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s own patron saint, Saint George, whose feast is commemorated today, Easter Wednesday, April 23, 2014, gave up his very life rather than even give the impression of esteeming false gods and their false religions:
Now, realizing that he was getting nowhere with threats and torments, Dacian thought he might bring the saint around with soft speech. “George, son,” he said, “you see how long-suffering our gods are; the put up with your blasphemies so patiently yet are read to forgive you if ou consent to be converted. Follow my advice, then, dearest son. Give up your superstition, sacrifice to our gods, and win great honors from them and from ourselves.” George smiled and replied: “Why did you not say kind words to be before, instead of trying to overcome me by torture? So be it: I am read to do as you say.” Dacian, deluded, was glad to hear this and ordered the herald to call the whole populace together to see George, who had resisted so long, finally yield and worship the gods. The city was strung with garlands and filled with rejoicing, and all stood by as George came into the temple to offer sacrifice. He fell to his knees and prayed the Lord to destroy the temple with its idols so completely that, for the glory of God and the conversion of the people, nothing would be left of it. Immediately fire came down from heaven and consumed the temple, the idols and the priests, and the earth opened up and swallowed up anything that was left. Saint Ambrose says in his Preface for Saint George: “While Christianity was professed only under cover of silence. George, most loyal solider of Christ, alone and intrepid among Christians, openly professed his faith in the Son of God; and the grace of God, in return, gave him such fortitude that he could scorn the commands of tyrants and face the pain of innumerable torments. O blessed and noble fighter for the Lord! Not only was he not won over by the flattering promise of earthly power, but he fooled his persecutor and cast the images of his false gods into the abyss.” Thus Ambrose. (Jacobus de Voragine, The Golden Legend, Volume I, translated by William Granger, Ryan, Princeton University Press, 1993, p. 241.)
We must remember that this is all a chastisement for our sins and those of the whole world. Things are only going to get worse, which is why we must remain steadfast in prayer to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He Who is the King of all men and of all nations, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary while we pray as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits and remember these words that Our Crucified and Risen King spoke to saint Margaret Mary Alacoque:
“I will reign in spite of all who oppose Me.” (Quoted in: The Right Reverend Emile Bougaud. The Life of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, reprinted by TAN Books and Publishers in 1990, p. 361.)
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and the hour of our death.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Alleluia! He is Risen!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint George, pray for us.