Pope Pius XII - Humani Generis

"Some reduce to a meaningless formula the necessity of belonging to the true Church in order to gain eternal salvation."

The new Pope St. Pius X said...

To eliminate all vain delusions for such, We say to them with emphasis that We do not wish to be, and with the Divine assistance never shall be aught before human society but the Minister of God, of whose authority We are the depositary. The interests of God shall be Our interest, and for these We are resolved to spend all Our strength and Our very life. Hence, should anyone ask Us for a symbol as the expression of Our will, We will give this and no other: “To renew all things in Christ.” E Supremi

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"In the conflict between different religions, the most that Modernists can maintain is that the Catholic has more truth because it is more living and that it deserves with more reason the name of Christian because it corresponds more fully with the origins of Christianity. That these consequences flow from the premises will not seem unnatural to anybody. But what is amazing is that there are Catholics and priests who, We would fain believe, abhor such enormities yet act as if they fully approved of them. For they heap such praise and bestow such public honour on the teachers of these errors as to give rise to the belief that their admiration is not meant merely for the persons, who are perhaps not devoid of a certain merit, but rather for the errors which these persons openly profess and which they do all in their power to propagate." Pascendi

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

It's So Obvious - But it's So Shocking That People Won't Admit It's True

by Vox Consolatoris
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This post may shock some people, but it should not.  I am not sure who will see this, but I hope my reflection and thoughts are helpful to those who read it.

The reality of the situation in the Church is one that no one really thought they would live through.  It is one that is so shocking that people do not know how to respond to it.  It is so jolting and sickening, but also so heart-wrenching, that people want to pretend that it is not happening, that it is a dream from which they will all awake and realize was not true, a misunderstanding which will be clarified the next time we hear a report from Rome or a statement from Francis.

But, those wishful thinkings are not happening, and are not going to happen.

It is so blatantly obvious that it involves willful insanity to continue to deny the hard and cold reality of the situation.  It is clear for all to see that Francis is no longer even trying to pretend to the opposite of this cold hard reality.

The reality is this:  Francis is not the Pope.  He has never been the Pope. 
From the beginning, he has not acted like a Pope, spoken like a Pope, been pious like a Pope, been reverent like a Pope, been orthodox like a Pope, been concerned about protecting and spreading the Faith like a Pope, been a beacon of Truth like a Pope.

The reality is this:  Francis has done everything in his power to make it clear to people that he is not even Christian. 
The Freemasons love him.  The sodomites love him.  The adulterers love him.  The secular and atheist media (used to) love him.  The faithful despise him.  Francis courts other religions, celebrates other religions, and downplays the religion he is supposed to profess.

If I could, I would list every act and news story about his fake pontificate here, to show to the reader that the above statement is plainly true.  For those who have followed his fake pontificate, what I am saying makes sense.  To those who have not, simply start following the news and it will become plainly obvious.

It is time that the true Catholics start saying this.  Raymond Arroyo and the Papal Posse, Dr. Taylor Marshall and his new video podcast forum, the Remnant, the resistant and stubborn Steve Skojec, Church Militant, Rorate Caeli, and all the other Catholic newsies who did not drink the metaphorical cool-aid like Catholic Answers and others - all of them need to get that apostolic fortitude in their blood and speak with a renewed mind that sees and understands the truth of our age: 
Francis is an evil man who seized the Papal Throne but does not sit on it in the office of Pope.  He is a charlatan, a deceiver, a worker of iniquity - AND WE ALL SEE IT!

Stop pretending.  Stop calling him the Pope.  Start some new sort of approach.

Stop pretending.

Seriously.  Stop it.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hiatus

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+

It is time.

Things are too far gone now.

The news is of one sort - the world is too far gone now.  Only God's intervention can save it.

The Church will persevere and last against the Gates of Hell, with or without a Pope/holy Pope, whatever the situation actually is.

I will study the Faith in the time I have and hunker down in observance of the Traditions of the Holy Faith.

It is time to pause from following the news - I learn nothing new, just constant reiteration that the world is busted apart, and so is the visible Church.

It is time to simply study what is certain, practice what was previously handed down, and be in God's grace when the earth erupts and when the dust settles.

The glowing box demands more of my intellect and time than I should give it.

I don't make money from this blog, so that is not a helpful aspect.

Pray for the passing of Bergoglio, soon, and the restoration of the glory of the Church through the election of a Pope who is evidently Catholic and valid and true and holy.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Yikes

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


Good Lord, what are we to do?

I think Resignationism, as it is being called, is not completely crazy.  It at least respects the most obvious fallout of the aftermath of VCII - that Bergoglio is a child of that unholy revolution, and is now an impostor as Pope.

Perhaps Resignationism would then lead backward to the ultimate point of departure - if you can accept that one claimant to the Papacy is false, you would be more willing to accept multiple cases.  Still, the fact that Benedict XVI is alive is a point of hesitation regarding accepting Sedevacantism, as I may have stated before.

Thanks to NovusOrdoWatch, and their nuanced presentation of Pastor Aeternus, HERE, for which I could take part responsibility due to my post HERE and their kind response in the comment section, I am now compelled to note some startling statements from the teachings of Vatican I which appear to confirm that Bergoglio could not possibly be the Pope.

Here are some zingers - again, this comes from NovusOrdoWatch's adjustment (adding the name "Pope Francis" to the text to drive home the point):
For in the Apostolic See of Pope Francis the Catholic religion has always been preserved unblemished, and sacred doctrine been held in honor
Since it is our earnest desire to be in no way separated from this faith and doctrine, we hope that we may deserve to remain in that one communion which Pope Francis preaches, for in it is the whole and true strength of the Christian religion.
Pope Francis is the true vicar of Christ, the head of the whole Church and the father and teacher of all Christians; and to him was committed in blessed Peter, by our lord Jesus Christ, the full power of tending, ruling and governing the whole Church.
It was for this reason that the bishops of the whole world, sometimes individually, sometimes gathered in synods, according to the long established custom of the Churches and the pattern of ancient usage referred to this Apostolic See of Pope Francis those dangers especially which arose in matters concerning the faith. This was to ensure that any damage suffered by the faith should be repaired in that place above all where the faith can know no failing.
For the Holy Spirit was promised to Pope Francis not so that he might, by his revelation, make known some new doctrine, but that, by his assistance, he might religiously guard and faithfully expound the revelation or deposit of faith transmitted by the apostles.
Indeed, their apostolic teaching was embraced by all the venerable fathers and reverenced and followed by all the holy orthodox doctors, for they knew very well that this See of Pope Francis always remains unblemished by any error, in accordance with the divine promise of our Lord and Savior to the prince of his disciples: I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail; and when you have turned again, strengthen your brethren.
This gift of truth and never-failing faith was therefore divinely conferred on Peter and Pope Francis in this See so that they might discharge their exalted office for the salvation of all, and so that the whole flock of Christ might be kept away by them from the poisonous food of error and be nourished with the sustenance of heavenly doctrine. Thus the tendency to schism is removed and the whole Church is preserved in unity, and, resting on its foundation, can stand firm against the gates of hell.
Yowsers.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

To Sede or Not to Sede...that is the Question

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


So, after a recent tweet from NovusOrdoWatch, I decided the time had come to crystallize a few thoughts and post them, as part of this universal question regarding the current state of the Church.

Here is the exchange:


As you can see, my thought was, "well, this applies to the Sedevacantist position as well, so..."  Their response admits that the Sedevacantist perspective is not certain.

How could it be, anyway?

What the Sedevacantist perspective lacks is a voice of authority to proclaim that message.  But, with either no Pope, or a terribly horrible Pope, or an imprisoned Pope with a madman on the Throne of Peter, authoritative teaching is exactly what we need right now.

So, if Sedevacantism is not a certainty, then it remains the "best guess" of a largish group of people, correct?  I will affirm that this guess is an educated guess - sure - one based on an apparently extensive study of the teachings of the Church from before VCII.  I have been reading and watching lots of their contributions from the NovusOrdoWatch website and have begun my own dive into the pre-VCII teachings on a whole host of topics.

Yes, the Sedevacantist view attempts to be perfectly logical and consistent with verifiable Church teaching - this is why it appeals to me and other intellectual Catholics.  In light of Church teaching, and the bizarre behaviors of every Pope since the Council, the Sedevacantist view is quite convincing.

When reproached as being extreme, the Sedevacantist view is that we do not really know what God will allow to happen, just what He will not allow to happen, such as the gates of Hell prevailing against the Church.  In light of 2 Thess 2: 1-10, the Sedevacantist view gains more believability.

However, what remains at the end is a layman's view - which lacks authority.  This would be less problematic if the view was simply that this or that VCII Pope is a heretic - ok, gotcha, believable.  ...or, if it said that the New Mass is abysmal in light of the Mass before the Council - ok, gotcha, believable.  ...or, if it said that the modern teachings on ecumenism, religious liberty, ecclesiology, etc. were problematic and poorly-worded, if not heretical.  This is what a layman can do.

What is now striking me as untenable is that Sedevacantism goes from these logical observation-based conclusions to the final conclusion that there has been (basically) no Pope since Ven. Pius XII, with everything that follows from this major teaching of Sedevacantism.

Could God allow an extended interregnum?  Sure, if He wants - it does not appear to break with the teachings on the Papacy.  But, that does not, therefore, mean that this is the situation.

The problem is that the Sedevacantist view is evangelically proclaiming the Catholic Faith with this teaching as a fundamental teaching that must also be held and believed  ...or else, to reject this means to be deceived like the rest of the masses.

The Sedevacantist view has some great points to make, and I have enjoyed listening to Bp. Sanborn and NovusOrdoWatch.  I completely agree that the situation is beyond catastrophic and to acknowledge Bergoglio as Pope is nearly impossible.  I completely agree that the SSPX and the R&R approaches are a bit bonkers regarding submission to the Pope.  I still need to complete my own research on what the Popes have said about submission to, and adherence to the teachings of, the Popes, but what the Sedevacantist view states about the SSPX has indeed made me change my view of them.

I cannot, in sound mind, face the fact that Bergoglio is the Pope.  I am at the point that, in the company of others who would be scandalized by the Sedevacantist view, I cannot even talk about the man or, when forced to do so, I feel a bit queasy in my gut.

But who am I to proclaim Sedevacantism?  Who is any layman, any priest, any Bishop to proclaim Sedevacantism?  We have no authority in this matter!  This is my latest dilemma.

With all due respect to NovusOrdoWatch - who are they to proclaim Sedevacantism?

Sedevacantism is a drastic view to proclaim - one that would require absolute certainty to utter, since it pertains to the One, True Religion, whose teachings are absolute and certain.

Sedevacantism is an addition to the teachings of the One, True Faith for our times, but it comes from those within the Church who have no authority to declare something so drastic - this is my problem.

Yes, the situation is terrible - but we do not have the answers - we have not been given them.  Therefore, we must not proclaim as true that which we do not know to be true, especially when it pertains to the One True Faith.

The problem is not "What if the Sedevacantist view is wrong?"  The problem is that we are mere laymen, or mere priests, or mere individual Bishops.

If we reject embracing the Sedevacantist view, what then?  Do we become SSPX? - no, that is untenable.  Is there another option?

So, my thought is then - perhaps there is another way - not Sedevacantist, not semi-traditional.

Could we simply...
...observe the chaos, begun at VCII, furthered by the New Mass, and even more furthered by the actions on the post-VCII Popes?
and
...internally, each of us, "re-group," and then focus our lives around the Traditional Mass, the Traditional teachings, and the Traditional Popes?
 and
...do these things and hold fast to the Traditions, refusing, out of humility, to dare to conclude what these current matters truly mean, beyond that which reason and prudence compel us to conclude?

This would mean that we do not, as mere laymen, as individual priests, as individual Bishops, conclude things of such gravity like the Pope's authenticity, the authenticity of the reform of the Rite of Episcopal Ordination, the validity of the New Mass, etc. - since things such as these are in the competence of the Bride of Christ alone.

Although it appears reasonable to conclude on such clear evidence, it is beyond us to do so.  By doing so,we would place ourselves into a position of authority.

Would this not be the better path?  This would prevent one from:
- the dangerous path of coming to concrete conclusions about reality based on suspicions and conjecture - which creates a fantasy where the devil can easily and freely work.

- embracing a system that resembles Gnosticism - since the awareness that Sedevacantism is true is only known by the few, and they alone are the ones who have the Sacraments, whereas those who have not put all this together are lost in the Novus Ordo sect.

- becoming the authoritative interpreter of 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-12, about the mystery of iniquity, the man of lawlessness, the restraining force, and the strong delusion to believe what is false.

I continue my research and my considerations.  But, at present, embracing Sedevacantism appears problematic, for at least the above reasons.

I also invite NovusOrdoWatch and OnePeterFive and any others to respond to this post.  I would be happy to re-post those responses here, or link to them, to foster the debate.  We must deliberate together, as in Rivendell, what we must do in these perilous times. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Who Controls these Fancy Blinders

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


Reading Mr. Ferrara's article about the high likelihood of earth being, soon, assaulted by meteors as divine chastisement, I was dumbfounded by his admission in the article in light of his current record of acknowledging Bergoglio as a legitimate Pope.

Here is the paragraph that prompted this post, from his article HERE
These pages have noted more than once that the great ecclesial crisis following the Second Vatican Council has, with the current pontificate, reached a stage that does not appear to admit of any solution at the human level of a reform of the Church in order to restore her to good order, like that of the Counter-Reformation. The signs are growing that God will have to cleanse the world as He did at the time He commanded Noah to build the Ark. As Pius XII, writing in the light of Fatima, warned as early as 1951: “The human race is involved today in a supreme crisis, which will issue in its salvation by Christ, or in its dire destruction.
Noting that this situation, under Bergoglio, and following the Second Vatican Council, is so bad that no human or earthly ecclesial power can fix the mess we have entered into, he still maintains that Bergoglio IS a Catholic, IS the Pope, IS the legitimate Successor of Saint Peter, IS due our loyalty and obedience (well, maybe not that last one apparently...)

How could that be?  SERIOUSLY!?

Come on, people!  Take off the blinders!  Who put them there, anyway!  My my MY they are effective.  Come on! 

Bergoglio is only Bergoglio - if the Lord really did put him here as our Pope, that should force everyone to think twice about the legitimacy of the Catholic Faith...

...and I don't think that is the case.

If the Lord did NOT put him here, but permitted him to come here, then we may truly be in the times prior to a chastisement, for an age of evil has been reigning seductively, deceptively, and effectively, for many decades. 

How else could a "Pope" do the things Bergoglio has done? 

Do you actually read the news?  Do you actually REMEMBER what you read?  These latest two stories are enough...

https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/06/breaking-argentina-bishop-organizes.html

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-francis-appoints-legal-abortion-advocate-to-vatican-pro-life-academy

Thursday, June 8, 2017

I Hope that Bergoglio is Insane

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+

"God cannot be God without man."

Thus sayeth Bergoglio

From Zenit
Dear brothers and sisters, we are never alone. We can be far, hostile; we can even say we are “without God.” But Jesus Christ’s Gospel reveals to us that God cannot be without us: He will never be a God “without man”; it is He who cannot be without us, and this is a great mystery! God cannot be God without man: this is a great mystery! And this certainty is the source of our hope, which we find kept in all the invocations of the Our Father, When we are in need of help, Jesus does not tell us to be resigned and to shut ourselves in ourselves, but to turn to the Father and to ask Him with trust. All our needs, the most evident and daily as food, health, work to that of being forgiven and sustained in temptations, are not the mirror of our solitude: instead, there is a Father who always looks at us with love, and who certainly does not abandon us.
Now I propose something to you: every one of us has so many problems, so many needs. Let us think, a bit, in silence, of these problems and these needs. We also think of the Father, of our Father, who cannot be without us, and who is looking at us at this moment. And all together, with trust and hope, we pray: “Our Father, Who art in Heaven . . .”
I sure hope that Bergoglio is insane.  Of all his heresies, and they are many, this one takes the cake.

Despite this "hope" - it seems he knows what he is doing.

For a reminder of his many heresies, and for a deeper perspective on this current story, read the NovusOrdoWatch post here.  Yes, it is sedevacantist.  They are great at cataloguing the heresies these days.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sending Greetings to Mohommadens on their Feasts??

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+

So, how long has THIS been going on? 

Modern Catholic:  "Well, if it is coming from the Vatican, we can trust it.  Most likely then, in some form or another, it has always happened, as the Church has always respected the other religions of the world.  Why else would JPII, Benedict XVI, and Bergoglio all arrange those world religion Assisi Peace prayer gatherings?  So...I would say...it's always been going on."

Of course you would, Modern Catholic.

As a result of my training, and moreso my recent and enduring research, my first thought is that there is NO WAY the Church ever did this prior to VCII.  NO WAY...

So, while reading the most recent statement from the Vatican on the upcoming month of Ramadan and some other feast, I was appreciative of the fact that the message's greeting told me the answer:
This year’s Message is especially timely and significant: fifty years ago, in 1967, only three years after the establishment of this Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) by Pope Paul VI on 19 May 1964, the first Message was sent for this occasion.
Modern Catholic:  "Hmm.  That's interesting.  Well, I still trust the Vatican."

What else did this declaration say.  WHAT?!?  Something about "Converting the Muslims"!!!
FINALLY!!! 
THE VATICAN IS CATHOLIC AGAIN!!!
Wait..."ecological conversion"?  What? 

But, wait again...it says we need a "profound interior conversion"!!!  The Vatican MUST finally be trying to convert the Muhammadens!!! Wait...the message says:
Pope Francis states that “the ecological crisis is also a summons to profound interior conversion” (no. 217). What is needed is education, spiritual openness and a “global ecological conversion” to adequately address this challenge.
So..."save the planet" is the message of the Vatican to the Muslims?

Doh!  I kept reading.  Heresy again...the welcome friend of Bergoglio.  It concludes,
As believers, our relationship with God should be increasingly shown in the way we relate to the world around us.
Woah!  I am not a "believer" in the evil god Allah...nor are Muhammadens believers in the One True God!!!  And Muslims DO NOT have a relationship with God!  Sweet Lord, please come and tear down this false church that speaks in Your Name!
May the religious insights and blessings that flow from fasting, prayer and good works sustain you, with God’s help, on the path of peace and goodness, to care for all the members of the human family and for the whole of creation.
 Ugh...see my last comment.

Friday, June 2, 2017

This needs more Press


More clear truth about Planned Parenthood's evil butchery

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Deleted by Church Militant? What they don't like...

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


So, I had a fun interchange between a BYZANTINECATHOLIC in the comment section of this Church Militant article on the "martyrdom" of Coptic Christians by ISIS.

Egyptian Children Refuse to Renounce Faith, Killed by Muslims

My final response was apparently not enjoyed by Church Militant - wonder why?  I thought it was good.

I took some screen shots, anticipating the deletion.

This did not past the CM test...can't fault the link...it was from the Vatican


Friday, May 26, 2017

Just when you (still) thought that Pope John Paul II was great...

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


Let's see...how about this fact:

In an ecumenical mission to the Anglican heretics in 1982, JPII visited the "Archbishop" of Canterbury, Dr. Robert Runcie.  But, he did not simply visit the heretic Robert Runcie, he paid him homage, affirmed him as an "Archbishop," and paid homage to the heretical Anglican sect, by visiting the Canterbury Cathedral, the so-called "Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury."

While there, he delivered a homily, wherein he also referred to the Canterbury Cathedral of the heretics as "this hallowed Cathedral."  Yes, it is the Cathedral where St. Thomas Beckett was martyred, but since then it has been occupied by enemies of the Church!  Ugh...

But at least he didn't do anything as bad as Bergoglio, ...remember this?



Oh, wait...the pain that research brings:


But I thought that Anglican Orders were "absolutely null and utterly void"?  Oh, right...that was the Old Church, before its metamorphoses at VCII

Thursday, May 25, 2017

I ask you...

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


Is this what Bergoglio (aka "Pope Francis") is doing?

Ecclesiam Dei - Pope Pius XI - 1923 - #2

The Church was born in unity and grew into "a single body," vigorous, animated by a single soul, of which "the head is Christ from whom the whole body is compacted and fitly joined together." (Ephesians iv, 15, 16) Of this body, following the reasoning of St. Paul, He is the visible head who takes the place of Christ here upon earth, the Roman Pontiff. In him, as the successor of St. Peter, the words of Christ are being forever fulfilled: "Upon this rock I will build my Church." (Matt. xvi, 18) And the Pope who, down the ages, exercises the office which was bestowed upon Peter never ceases to confirm in the Faith, whenever it is necessary, his brethren and to feed all the sheep and lambs of the Master's flock.
If not, then...

I tell you - do not regard this present situation lightly - for the Lord has already inflicted on the world a chastisement, by casting upon the world, which has fully rejected Him, a spirit of believing what is false.  This is not evil on the part of Our Lord - but is truly the retraction of certain graces - of letting us have what we want - of consenting to being rejected.  Now, the world that has rejected Our Lord embraces Bergoglio.


2 Thessalonians 2: 9-12
he coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, 12 so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

So, this one will be controversial, but think about it!

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


So, for readers here, you have seen that research and reason naturally lead to the conclusion, though I have not come right out and said it, that, since Bergoglio is a clear and present heretic, then...since a Pope cannot embrace heresy and remain a Pope...then...so...just sayin'....

I have stopped following the news about Bergoglio and his Vatican.  I check the headlines to see if the momentous time has come yet, but I don't read what he says anymore, beyond simply observing that he is still spouting blasphemous heresies and acting the same.

So, for me, I have already come to a conclusion.

I have grown tired of reading Catholic websites and watching Catholic videos that seek to chronicle and explain and condemn and ponder what, in the Name of the All Holy, that this occupier of the Papal Throne, and his Vatican, are doing.

There is no question to be asked about that anymore.

The only question is: 
"O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before thou wilt judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell upon the earth?"
So, I have to say that this video, which some will find a bit "arrogant," perhaps, or misguided, perhaps, or...dead on, was hilariously accurate to my feelings about those who continue to try to "figure out Pope Francis."

Watch the whole thing - you may not like it - but watch the whole thing.  From min 7 on, it is truly fascinating.  Then, from min 14:15 to the end, is what I found hilarious.

Yes...all this is sad and shocking.  But...even the Truth, as sad and shocking as it is, is wonderful.

Again, not saying I agree with all the conclusions in this video -




Please leave a comment after watching...and thinking.

Monday, May 15, 2017

In case you thought the Centennial Feast of Fatima has arrived without signs

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


The purpose of this post is to encourage those who have been anticipating the arrival of the 100th Anniversary of the visit of Our Lady at Fatima, and to warn those who have ignored, or desire to scoff, at the sensus fidelium that this year will be quite portentous.

What has happened at the arrival of the Anniversary:


1)  The World was Hacked - the headline on Drudge the morning of May 13th

The ransomware attack infected over 200,000 computers and systems in over 150 countries, and the effects are only just now beginning to be seen.

2)  North Korea fires another missile, late on May 13th/early May 14th
The missile comes within 60 miles of Russia.  It went higher and further than anything they have launched yet.  And...yes...this launch was actually successful.  Further, they have said, or the world has understood, that they can almost hit the US now, and may have further nuclear strike capabilities than was previously thought.
3)  I, for one, as told in my previous post, A Sign on the Centenary?, had a truly strange and absolutely unusual encounter with an institutional enemy of the Faith - a Freemason, at a cafeteria for lunch, on May 13th, right after celebrating the Feast at the Church.  He flagrantly boasted of his Masonic affiliations and appeared to desire to poach the older member of our party.  Many of us were quite unnerved, and angry, at his presence.  It was only later that I reflected on the timing of this encounter.

4)  Pope Francis in Fatima:  disgrace upon disgrace.


Another thing he did was to mock one of the central aspects of the Fatima message, that God is angry with our sins and is prepared to punish the world in order to return us to right behavior.  Our Lady is interceding for us that we may have time to repent before the chastisement.  In one of his Fatima talks, Bergoglio ridiculed this idea stating that this view of Mary is one “of our own making: One who restrains the arm of a vengeful God; one sweeter than Jesus the ruthless judge; one more merciful than the Lamb slain for us." [source]

5)  It was also the 100th anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of the great Pope Ven. Pius XII.  Not a new event, but let us not forget.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Sign on the Centenary of Fatima?

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


Deeply aware of the disaster that has befallen nearly all parts of the world, I made a filial request to Our Lady of Fatima that she at least give some small indicator that today, the 100th Anniversary of her first appearance at Fatima, would be special, and would be the beginning of the coming of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

For many months, I have been exclaiming, in response to hearing of more and more news of evil and apostasy and heresy and flagrant mortal sin in the lives of real people, "Another reason we need the Fatima Event!"  I have so named it for what should be obvious reasons - we know not what the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart will entail, but that it will bring a period of peace, presumably as a result of an abundance of grace poured out on mankind to aid our conversions.

So, today came.  I attended a Holy Mass (the real thing), a High Mass with a great choir, and then went to lunch quickly with my family.  We went to a local popular cafeteria style restaurant that I had never been to before.

When we entered and realized how to make our way toward the line to choose our dishes, a man was standing oddly in our path, with a dedicated smile.  As we approached to walk past him, he spoke to one older member of our party about a noticeable college ring he wore.  As the conversation progressed, this man, who, as many of us noted independently, seemed oddly positioned to speak to us and oddly interested in us - he apparently worked there - began to reveal something peculiar, which I did not at first connect to Fatima.

The conversation moved from the ring to a firm admission that he was himself a Mason.  The member of our party did not seem to understand how offensive to God the Masons are, and what enemies they are to the Holy Church, and how they are fundamentally opposed to the Church.  He and the Mason carried on a conversation for a few minutes as I, and others, became increasingly uncomfortable and unnerved. 

We noted how the man did not really hesitate to bring up the subject of Freemasonry, and even seemed to be trying to invite the older member into the Order, though he never did.  Also, he did not speak to the two members of the group who know what Freemasonry is about.  At one point, I thought he was going to try to shake my hand, so I placed them in my pockets.  This was right after he gave the Mason handshake to the older member.

It was not until later in the afternoon that it struck me - Fatima!  Masons!  I never run into Masons - ever.  And I do not believe in coincidences.

So, when I simply processed later, in the mindset of "Yay, it's the Centenary!", this encounter, I and another member both saw it as the Devil saying, "I'm still here - not done yet."  It is as if he is also aware of the time - and he has his plan - and, for some reason, we were being forewarned.

The Triumph is truly under way.  Be sober and alert.  Pray the Rosary...every day.

Ecumenical Sanity?

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


or INSANITY?


According to Catholic Answers, the modern Church follows the same spirit of ecumenism that Pius XI followed.  Riiiiiight.  That is easily proven by my previous posts, I suppose?


<<modern Church's ecumenical approach directly condemned by pre-VCII Popes>>


Well, while researching whether any Pope before Paul VI (or John XIII - but I did not bother researching that - the point is moot) had ever been so approving of Anglican "Archbishops" - and they have NOT IN ANY WAY - I stumbled upon this gem, from the USCCB:


<<previous post:  all post-VCII Popes approve of Anglican orders>>



Ahem...

So...

Is this Mother Earth gathering all of HER children?  Or...yeah.  Looks like it.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Where the Church stands - as Our Lady of Fatima Approaches

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


As previous posts have demonstrated, and my personal research is only confirming, the modern Churchspeak has embraced many heresies, and has completely cast aside the wisdom and the approach of the pre-VCII Church. 

The cautions against meetings and associations and declarations and joint prayer with...as the Church USED to call them...heretics and schismatics...or...schismatic Greeks and Anglicans...or...Photianism and Anglicanism....those CLEARLY outside of the Church - these have all been completely ignored with the blessing and protection of the Second Vatican Council.  This is true.

So...in my research, I have found something fascinating, again: 
Every post-VCII Pope has acknowledged that Anglicans have valid orders.
Yes...Pope Paul VI, [skipping the 30-day Pope], Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and, of course, the heretic Bergoglio.

So...that means that each Pope embraced a heresy regarding Anglicanism.  So...that means........

Here, for example:

source
Pope Paul VI  [source]  [source]
Pope Paul VI gave an episcopal ring to "Archbishop" Michael Ramsey in 1966.  This ring was given to Pope Paul VI by the Catholic people of Milan when he became the Archbishop of Milan.  Then, here, the Pope gives away his Catholic Episcopal ring to...a heretic.  The heretic interpreted this, of course, to mean that the Pope regarded him as a valid "Archbishop."









Pope John Paul II   [source]
Well, perhaps a picture is sufficient?

What's happening here, you ask?  Well, Pope John Paul II is kissing the ring on the hand of the heretic which was placed, by Pope Paul VI, on the hand of the heretic's predecessor, in 1966, and is used by every "Archbishop" of Canterbury when they visit the Pope.  So, the Pope is kissing the ring of a Catholic Archbishop which is now resting on the hand of a heretic.  Hmm...I guess that is how those, who refuse to admit this reality, will try to dismiss it.  It is obvious, though, that the Pope is honoring this layman as a Bishop, contrary to infallible Church teaching.  Notice who is conveniently smiling as it happens.




Pope Benedict XVI   [source]
In his address to the "Archbishop" Rowan Williams, referred to as "Your Grace," Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges that this "Archbishop" presides over the "See of Canterbury."  That gives credibility and authenticity to the Anglicans as a true Church. He refers to Dr. Michael Ramsey as an "Archbishop" even though his ordination is "absolutely null and utterly void."  Further, he concludes, stating, "May the Lord continue to bless you and your family, and may he strengthen you in your ministry to the Anglican Communion!















Pope Francis  [source]

Let's have a few pictures instead of wasting anymore time on what he has said. "A thousand words....."
























And this is problematic because...

 
"Apostolicae Curae"
September 18, 1896 by Pope Leo XIII:
36. Wherefore, strictly adhering, in this matter, to the decrees of the pontiffs, our predecessors, and confirming them most fully, and, as it were, renewing them by our authority, of our own initiative and certain knowledge, we pronounce and declare that ordinations carried out according to the Anglican rite have been, and are, absolutely null and utterly void.

Oooops!


So, what is the fruit that these heretical actions will bear??  A very recent headline like this...  [source]

Anglican orders not 'invalid' says Cardinal, opening way for revision of current Catholic position
Yeah...it's rotten









So, can we not simply all say, together:
THIS IS NOT CATHOLIC!
????

Or are we now in the business of approving HERESY, for a time, in order to bring the HERETICS closer to the Church, on false pretenses, of course, so that we can more easily convert them?  Then, on that day, we will turn around and say:
Just Kiddin'!  That was heresy all along.





Instead...we should...


HERESY!!!!   Bomb 'em!  BOMB 'EM!!!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

How Dark it Truly is

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


Anyone following this site is aware that I have been open to the positions and arguments of the Sedevacantists.  This is because of the absolute disaster that is Pope Francis.

His devastating heresies have actually done a great service in waking people up to how bad things are in the Church.

Further reflection, though, reveals that things are far worse than we thought before.

As a result, though I still do not agree fully with the conclusions of the Sedevacantists (for whatever reason!), I greatly appreciate their work and ask that Our Lord reward them for it.

So, here is one thing that, in all my research lately, has finally appeared without a veil:  the madness of the Assisi world religious unity peace gathering things.  Just look, and then read:

1986 - Assisi

"A similar object is aimed at by some, in those matters which concern the New Law promulgated by Christ our Lord. For since they hold it for certain that men destitute of all religious sense are very rarely to be found, they seem to have founded on that belief a hope that the nations, although they differ among themselves in certain religious matters, will without much difficulty come to agree as brethren in professing certain doctrines, which form as it were a common basis of the spiritual life. For which reason conventions, meetings and addresses are frequently arranged by these persons, at which a large number of listeners are present, and at which all without distinction are invited to join in the discussion, both infidels of every kind, and Christians, even those who have unhappily fallen away from Christ or who with obstinacy and pertinacity deny His divine nature and mission. Certainly such attempts can nowise be approved by Catholics, founded as they are on that false opinion which considers all religions to be more or less good and praiseworthy, since they all in different ways manifest and signify that sense which is inborn in us all, and by which we are led to God and to the obedient acknowledgment of His rule. Not only are those who hold this opinion in error and deceived, but also in distorting the idea of true religion they reject it, and little by little. turn aside to naturalism and atheism, as it is called; from which it clearly follows that one who supports those who hold these theories and attempt to realize them, is altogether abandoning the divinely revealed religion."
(Mortalium Animos, Pius XI - 1928)

Friday, April 21, 2017

False Ecumenism - Forgetting the Point

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+

1949 - still the reign of Pope Ven. Pius XII

An Instruction of the Holy Office - sounds quite relevant to our situation, and to our Magisterial posturings today.
[The Bishops] shall also be on guard lest, on the false pretext that more attention should be paid to the points on which we agree than to those on which we differ, a dangerous indifferentism be encouraged, especially among persons whose training in theology is not deep and whose practice of their faith is not very strong. For care must be taken lest, in the so-called "irenic" spirit of today, through comparative study and the vain desire for a progressively closer mutual approach among the various professions of faith, Catholic doctrine - either in its dogmas or in the truths which are connected with them - be so conformed or in a way adapted to the doctrines of dissident sects, that the purity of Catholic doctrine be impaired, or its genuine and certain meaning be obscured.

Also they must restrain that dangerous manner of speaking which generates false opinions and fallacious hopes incapable of realization; for example, to the effect that the teachings of the Encyclicals of the Roman Pontiffs on the return of dissidents to the Church, on the constitution of the Church, on the Mystical Body of Christ, should not be given too much importance seeing that they are not all matters of faith, or, what is worse, that in matters of dogma even the Catholic Church has not yet attained the fullness of Christ, but can still be perfected from outside. They shall take particular care and shall firmly insist that, in going over the history of the Reformation and the Reformers the defects of Catholics be not so exaggerated and the faults of the Reformers be so dissimulated, or that things which are rather accidental be not so emphasized, that what is most essential, namely the defection from the Catholic faith, be scarcely any longer seen or felt. Finally, they shall take precautions lest, through an excessive and false external activity, or through imprudence and an excited manner of proceeding, the end in view be rather harmed than served.
This warning is prophetically alarming in light of what is clearly the modus operandi of Pope Francis.

But he was just following his predecessors, beginning with the spark of VCII - Pope John XXIII.  He directly went against the above Instruction, as did Pope John Paul II.  In Ut Unum Sint, the latter states the following:
This is what Pope John XXIII believed about the unity of the Church and how he saw full Christian unity. With regard to other Christians, to the great Christian family, he observed: "What unites us is much greater than what divides us".
In case you missed it, the Instruction said, "be on guard lest, on the false pretext that more attention should be paid to the points on which we agree than to those on which we differ, a dangerous indifferentism be encouraged."

Get that?

The Ecumenical movement of the Modern Church is fundamentally dangerous and imprudent, and, arguably, and with critical consequences, heretical. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

To be steeped in history, is to cease to be...

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


...comfortable with the modern teachers and teachings of the Church.

Who built this thing, anyway?
Yes, the journey continues and, as the expression goes, I am beginning to see how deep the rabbit hole goes.  The plummet is more rapid and darker than I had imagined.

I am no foreigner to systematic theology and Church history, but I was educated by and in the post-Vatican II Church.

For whatever reason, and by whatever force, the truth of the content of the pre-Vatican II Magisterium has always been veiled, or interpreted away, by the authoritative teachers, or institutional teachers, of the Faith today.

Many questions that I have had along the way of my theological inquiry and training were answerable only in the form of nuance - never definitive teachings but only clever arrangements of exceptions to, and impositions upon, Divine Revelation.

Personal authority filled the void of authoritative clarity.  "It makes sense that" this, that, or the other nuance is actually what the Church teaches, since the apparent conflict between clear teachings of Divine Revelation and the modern teachings of the Church must have an explanation to explain it away.

Well...actually, no.  It is all simply that - NUANCE and clever manipulation.

The pre-Vatican II Church is actually quite clearly in contradiction to the popular, and declared, teachings of the modern Church.

As simply some among MANY examples, and in order not to stuff the gut but to whet the appetite, consider the following, with pre-VCII comparisons:  The Decree on Ecumenism by Vatican II

I will intersperse excerpts from pre-Vatican II teaching to make the point, with more relevant lines in bold.

Here begins...

3. Even in the beginnings of this one and only Church of God there arose certain rifts,(19) which the Apostle strongly condemned.(20) But in subsequent centuries much more serious dissensions made their appearance and quite large communities came to be separated from full communion with the Catholic Church  - for which, often enough, men of both sides were to blame.
[ed.: The language of "full communion" implies there may be some other sort of communion. This is out of character for the Church. Mystici Corporis Christi and Satis Cognitum, among others, demonstrates this. For example, MCC 22: "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." Nothing there about "full" versus "partial."  Also, from the same MCC 22, "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." And from MCC 23, "For not every sin, however grave it may be, is such as of its own nature to sever a man from the Body of the Church, as does schism or heresy or apostasy." And, from Iam Vos Omnes of Pius IX: " Now, whoever will carefully examine and reflect upon the condition of the various religious societies, divided among themselves, and separated from the Catholic Church, which, from the days of our Lord Jesus Christ and his Apostles has never ceased to exercise, by its lawful pastors, and still continues to exercise, the divine power committed to it by this same Lord; cannot fail to satisfy himself that neither any one of these societies by itself, nor all of them together, can in any manner constitute and be that One Catholic Church which Christ our Lord built, and established, and willed should continue; and that they cannot in any way be said to be branches or parts of that Church, since they are visibly cut off from Catholic unity."]
The children who are born into these Communities and who grow up believing in Christ cannot be accused of the sin involved in the separation, and the Catholic Church embraces upon them as brothers, with respect and affection. For men who believe in Christ and have been truly baptized are in communion with the Catholic Church even though this communion is imperfect.
[ed.:  Well, no, actually not.  The Church teaches that, yes, they are Catholic at their valid Baptism, but they become separated from the Church at the age of reason when, presumably or explicitly, they personally embrace the heresy/schism (Pope Leo XIII, Eximia Nos lætitia)  There is no "imperfect" communion.  You ARE or ARE NOT in the Church.] 
The differences that exist in varying degrees between them and the Catholic Church - whether in doctrine and sometimes in discipline, or concerning the structure of the Church - do indeed create many obstacles, sometimes serious ones, to full ecclesiastical communion. The ecumenical movement is striving to overcome these obstacles.
[ed.:  So, this is simply a dismissal of the heresies and blasphemies that are essential parts of Protestantism and, also, Orthodoxy.]
But even in spite of them it remains true that all who have been justified by faith in Baptism are members of Christ's body,(21) and have a right to be called Christian, and so are correctly accepted as brothers by the children of the Catholic Church.(22)
[ed.:  This is also drifting perilously close to a "once saved, always saved" sounding statement.  If it is clear that the Church teaches, and reasonably so, that Protestant children, upon reaching the age of reason, separate from the Church, then the grace of justification is indeed lost for them.  Also, the first statement, referencing the Council of Florence, does not negate the fact that heresy and schism breaks union with the Church and the life of grace, as the Church also clearly states on many occasions.  One wonders if the reference, of an obvious Church teaching, to an Ecumenical Council, was a means of clever deflection from the introduction of a novelty.]
Moreover, some and even very many of the significant elements and endowments which together go to build up and give life to the Church itself, can exist outside the visible boundaries of the Catholic Church: the written word of God; the life of grace; faith, hope and charity, with the other interior gifts of the Holy Spirit, and visible elements too.
[ed.:  Yes, some of these appear in these heretical communities, but the Church gravely rebukes this claim.  Their "bible" is deficient; grace goes no further than Baptism, but for actual grace, which is offered to all men, and the former is lost in heresy; the theological virtues wither and die outside of the Church when one dwells in heresy and schism; and the visible elements, with an invalid priesthood and a rejection of the Pope, are a mockery of the Church's rituals.  Not skipping the mention of the Holy Spirit, but mentioning it here, gravely, from MCC 22 and 57, respectively: "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." ...and... "Finally, while by His grace He provides for the continual growth of the Church, He [the Holy Spirit] yet refuses to dwell through sanctifying grace in those members that are wholly severed from the Body."]
All of these, which come from Christ and lead back to Christ, belong by right to the one Church of Christ.
[ed.:  This statement, taken alone, sounds good!  It sounds like a rebuke against the Protestants for mocking the One True Church.  But, it is not, as the context clearly shows.  What this document says, then, is that these stolen, and now contaminated, elements of the Church, now in the hands of the heretical Protestants and the schismatic Orthodox, make them connected to the Church. Stolen through heresy and schism - they are nothing more than a sacrilegious show, not "Church-ish."]
The brethren divided from us also use many liturgical actions of the Christian religion. These most certainly can truly engender a life of grace in ways that vary according to the condition of each Church or Community. These liturgical actions must be regarded as capable of giving access to the community of salvation.
[ed.: According to Satis Cognitum, #11: "Furthermore, in this one Church of Christ no man can be or remain who does not accept, recognize and obey the authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors."  This references the Orthodox who, while maintaining valid orders, reject the Pope completely.  This same paragraph further states:  "Let them hear Lactantius crying out: "The Catholic Church is alone in keeping the true worship. This is the fount of truth, this the house of Faith, this the temple of God: if any man enter not here, or if any man go forth from it, he is a stranger to the hope of life and salvation."  Thus, though the Orthodox and some Protestants keep the appearances of true worship, it is not according to the will of God, and cannot aid one's salvation.  This statement of VCII and of Satis Cognitum directly contradict each other, in a grave matter of faith.]
It follows that the separated Churches(23) and Communities as such, though we believe them to be deficient in some respects, have been by no means deprived of significance and importance in the mystery of salvation. For the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as means of salvation which derive their efficacy from the very fullness of grace and truth entrusted to the Church.
[ed.:  "In some respects"!  This is a gross oversimplification of the damnable nature of these heresies!  This section is a complete and monstrous innovation and an obvious break from Church teaching!  If you do not see it yet, you will by the time you have read all that follows here in this post.]

An Analysis of Church Teaching and the implications for VCII's novelties.

The following is an analysis of many writings of pre-VCII Popes.  They present, with great clarity, the true and traditional teachings of the Church.  The novelties of the ecumenism of VCII cannot be denied after a study of Church teaching throughout history, and particularly in the two centuries before VCII

Let us read, for a moment, what is said by the Church, through Pope Leo XIII, in his Encyclical Satis Cognitum, #5ff:
And so dispersed members, separated one from the other, cannot be united with one and the same head. "There is one God, and one Christ; and His Church is one and the faith is one; and one the people, joined together in the solid unity of the body in the bond of concord. This unity cannot be broken, nor the one body divided by the separation of its constituent parts" (S. Cyprianus, De Cath. Eccl. Unitate, n. 23). And to set forth more clearly the unity of the Church, he makes use of the illustration of a living body, the members of which cannot possibly live unless united to the head and drawing from it their vital force. Separated from the head they must of necessity die. "The Church," he says, "cannot be divided into parts by the separation and cutting asunder of its members. What is cut away from the mother cannot live or breathe apart" (Ibid.). What similarity is there between a dead and a living body? "For no man ever hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the Church: because we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones" (Eph. v., 29-30).

Another head like to Christ must be invented - that is, another Christ - if besides the one Church, which is His body, men wish to set up another. "See what you must beware of - see what you must avoid - see what you must dread. It happens that, as in the human body, some member may be cut off - a hand, a finger, a foot. Does the soul follow the amputated member? As long as it was in the body, it lived; separated, it forfeits its life. So the Christian is a Catholic as long as he lives in the body: cut off from it he becomes a heretic - the life of the spirit follows not the amputated member" (S. Augustinus, Sermo cclxvii., n. 4).

The Church of Christ, therefore, is one and the same for ever; those who leave it depart from the will and command of Christ, the Lord - leaving the path of salvation they enter on that of perdition.
"Whosoever is separated from the Church is united to an adulteress. He has cut himself off from the promises of the Church, and he who leaves the Church of Christ cannot arrive at the rewards of Christ....He who observes not this unity observes not the law of God, holds not the faith of the Father and the Son, clings not to life and salvation" (S. Cyprianus, De Cath. Eccl. Unitate, n. 6).

Let us hear again, from this same holy Roman Pontiff, at the end of this same Encyclical, #16ff:
16. In what has been said we have faithfully described the exemplar and form of the Church as divinely constituted. We have treated at length of its unity: we have explained sufficiently its nature, and pointed out the way in which the Divine Founder of the Church willed that it should be preserved. There is no reason to doubt that all those, who by Divine Grace and mercy have had the happiness to have been born, as it were, in the bosom of the Catholic Church, and to have lived in it, will listen to Our Apostolic Voice: "My sheep hear my voice" (John x., 27), and that they will derive from Our words fuller instruction and a more perfect disposition to keep united with their respective pastors, and through them with the Supreme Pastor, so that they may remain more securely within the one fold, and may derive therefrom a greater abundance of salutary fruit. But We, who, notwithstanding our unfitness for this great dignity and office, govern by virtue of the authority conferred on us by Jesus Christ, as we "look on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith" (Heb. xii., 2) feel Our heart fired by His charity. What Christ has said of Himself We may truly repeat of Ourselves: "Other sheep I have that are not of this fold: them also I must bring and they shall hear my voice" (John x., 16). Let all those, therefore, who detest the wide-spread irreligion of our times, and acknowledge and confess Jesus Christ to be the Son of God and the Saviour of the human race, but who have wandered away from the Spouse, listen to Our voice. Let them not refuse to obey Our paternal charity. Those who acknowledge Christ must acknowledge Him wholly and entirely. "The Head and the body are Christ wholly and entirely. The Head is the only-begotten son of God, the body is His Church; the bridegroom and the bride, two in one flesh. All who dissent from the Scriptures concerning Christ, although they may be found in all places in which the Church is found, are not in the Church; and again all those who agree with the Scriptures concerning the Head, and do not communicate in the unity of the Church, are not in the Church" (S. Augustinus, Contra Donatistas Epistola, sive De Unit. Eccl., cap. iv., n. 7).

And with the same yearning Our soul goes out to those whom the foul breath of irreligion has not entirely corrupted, and who at least seek to have the true God, the Creator of Heaven and earth, as their Father. Let such as these take counsel with themselves, and realize that they can in no wise be counted among the children of God, unless they take Christ Jesus as their Brother, and at the same time the Church as their mother. We lovingly address to all the words of St. Augustine: "Let us love the Lord our God; let us love His Church; the Lord as our Father, the Church as our Mother. Let no one say, I go indeed to idols, I consult fortune-tellers and soothsayers; but I leave not the Church of God: I am a Catholic. Clinging to thy Mother, thou offendest thy Father. Another, too, says: 'Far be it from me; I do not consult fortune - telling, I seek not soothsaying, I seek not profane divinations, I go not to the worship of devils, I serve not stones: but I am on the side of Donatus.' What doth it profit thee not to offend the Father, who avenges an offence against the Mother? What doth it profit to confess the Lord, to honour God, to preach Him, to acknowledge His Son, and to confess that He sits on the right hand of the Father, if you blaspheme His Church? . . . If you had a beneficent friend, whom you honoured daily - and even once calumniated his spouse, would you ever enter his house? Hold fast, therefore, O dearly beloved, hold fast altogether God as your Father, and the Church as your Mother" (Enarratio in Psal. lxxxviii., sermo ii., n. 14).
What's the point of all this?  Well, the modern Church has been teaching this:
"The question of ecumenism and the problems it can pose, was another issue discussed by the Pope that had been mentioned earlier by one of the speakers. Pope Francis told his listeners never to argue with their Orthodox friends or neighbours and especially warned Catholics never to try “to convert them. He described proselytism as “a big sin against ecumenism” and encouraged his audience to be on friendly terms with Orthodox believers, to perform works of charity together and never to condemn them or refuse to greet them on account of who they are."  [Francis:  01/10/16 - SOURCE is Vatican Radio]
and, contradictorily interpreting St. Cyprian against what Pope Leo XIII taught above, and indicating that none of this really matters, this...
"Saint Cyprian stated also that Christ’s tunic – “one, undivided, all in one piece, indicates the inseparable concord of our people, of us who have been clothed in Christ” (De Cath., 195). Those baptized in Christ, as Saint Paul teaches, have been clothed in Christ (cf. Gal 3:27). Thus, notwithstanding our limitations and quite apart from all successive cultural and historical distinctions, we are called to be “one in Christ Jesus” (Gal 3:28) and to avoid putting first disharmony and divisions between the baptized, because what unites us is much more than what divides us." [Francis:  01/10/16 - SOURCE]
😀
Still more, let us turn to the Encyclical of Pope Pius IX, Mortalium Animos:
9. These pan-Christians who turn their minds to uniting the churches seem, indeed, to pursue the noblest of ideas in promoting charity among all Christians: nevertheless how does it happen that this charity tends to injure faith? Everyone knows that John himself, the Apostle of love, who seems to reveal in his Gospel the secrets of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and who never ceased to impress on the memories of his followers the new commandment "Love one another," altogether forbade any intercourse with those who professed a mutilated and corrupt version of Christ's teaching: "If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house nor say to him: God speed you."[18] For which reason, since charity is based on a complete and sincere faith, the disciples of Christ must be united principally by the bond of one faith. Who then can conceive a Christian Federation, the members of which retain each his own opinions and private judgment, even in matters which concern the object of faith, even though they be repugnant to the opinions of the rest? And in what manner, We ask, can men who follow contrary opinions, belong to one and the same Federation of the faithful? For example, [...long list of contradictions between the Church and the Protestants/Orthodox] How so great a variety of opinions can make the way clear to effect the unity of the Church We know not; that unity can only arise from one teaching authority, one law of belief and one faith of Christians. But We do know that from this it is an easy step to the neglect of religion or indifferentism and to modernism, as they call it. Those, who are unhappily infected with these errors, hold that dogmatic truth is not absolute but relative, that is, it agrees with the varying necessities of time and place and with the varying tendencies of the mind, since it is not contained in immutable revelation, but is capable of being accommodated to human life. Besides this, in connection with things which must be believed, it is nowise licit to use that distinction which some have seen fit to introduce between those articles of faith which are fundamental and those which are not fundamental, as they say, as if the former are to be accepted by all, while the latter may be left to the free assent of the faithful: for the supernatural virtue of faith has a formal cause, namely the authority of God revealing, and this is patient of no such distinction. For this reason it is that all who are truly Christ's believe, for example, the Conception of the Mother of God without stain of original sin with the same faith as they believe the mystery of the August Trinity, and the Incarnation of our Lord just as they do the infallible teaching authority of the Roman Pontiff, according to the sense in which it was defined by the Ecumenical Council of the Vatican. Are these truths not equally certain, or not equally to be believed, because the Church has solemnly sanctioned and defined them, some in one age and some in another, even in those times immediately before our own? Has not God revealed them all? For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. But in the use of this extraordinary teaching authority no newly invented matter is brought in, nor is anything new added to the number of those truths which are at least implicitly contained in the deposit of Revelation, divinely handed down to the Church: only those which are made clear which perhaps may still seem obscure to some, or that which some have previously called into question is declared to be of faith.

10. 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."[20] 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."[21] For since the mystical body of Christ, in the same manner as His physical body, is one,[22] compacted and fitly joined together,[23] 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.[24]

11. Furthermore, in this one Church of Christ no man can be or remain who does not accept, recognize and obey the authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors. Did not the ancestors of those who are now entangled in the errors of Photius and the reformers, obey the Bishop of Rome, the chief shepherd of souls? Alas their children left the home of their fathers, but it did not fall to the ground and perish for ever, for it was supported by God. Let them therefore return to their common Father, who, forgetting the insults previously heaped on the Apostolic See, will receive them in the most loving fashion. For if, as they continually state, they long to be united with Us and ours, why do they not hasten to enter the Church, "the Mother and mistress of all Christ's faithful"?[25] Let them hear Lactantius crying out: "The Catholic Church is alone in keeping the true worship. This is the fount of truth, this the house of Faith, this the temple of God: if any man enter not here, or if any man go forth from it, he is a stranger to the hope of life and salvation. Let none delude himself with obstinate wrangling. For life and salvation are here concerned, which will be lost and entirely destroyed, unless their interests are carefully and assiduously kept in mind."[26]

12. Let, therefore, the separated children draw nigh to the Apostolic See, set up in the City which Peter and Paul, the Princes of the Apostles, consecrated by their blood; to that See, We repeat, which is "the root and womb whence the Church of God springs,"[27] not with the intention and the hope that "the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth"[28] will cast aside the integrity of the faith and tolerate their errors, but, on the contrary, that they themselves submit to its teaching and government. Would that it were Our happy lot to do that which so many of Our predecessors could not, to embrace with fatherly affection those children, whose unhappy separation from Us We now bewail. Would that God our Savior, "Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth,"[29] would hear us when We humbly beg that He would deign to recall all who stray to the unity of the Church! In this most important undertaking We ask and wish that others should ask the prayers of Blessed Mary the Virgin, Mother of divine grace, victorious over all heresies and Help of Christians, that She may implore for Us the speedy coming of the much hoped-for day, when all men shall hear the voice of Her divine Son, and shall be "careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."[30]
Thus endeth the first installment of my research inspired by the catastrophe of, at least, Pope Francis.

Reading these holy writings of the old Popes is like encountering an entirely different Church.

Monday, March 13, 2017

What if Benedict Knows...

by Vox Consolatoris
+JMJ+


What if Benedict, at some point since his abdication, realized that his stepping aside allowed a monster take the Throne of Peter...

...and that his own abdication was truly not valid, pressured as he was to step down, and not freely...

...and, thus, that he is still the true and valid Pope...

...and that if he were to die, then there would be no Pope at all, but only a.........

Perhaps he is hanging on, to be an anchor for the Church, the true Pope imprisoned by the polite Francis, who keeps him in hiding.

But, what if Benedict dies soon??

Then all we have is Francis.

And if Francis is truly NOT the Pope....then what is he?  Does he know what he is, or is he just crazy?

If he's not crazy, and the true Pope Benedict dies, and there is no true Pope to sting Francis' conscience, and Francis' collaborators have revealed that he wishes to irreformably change the Church...God help us.  May God help all those who cling to this apparatus known as the Modern Church.