NOVUS ORDO WATCH SPECIAL REPORT
Seriously disturbing video footage and photo depictions of torture and
brutality accompany this report.
Behind smears is Marxist Mugabe, who rose to power
aided by post-Vatican II church
Adultery charges against Zimbabwean 'archbishop' politically motivated
"Details of a plot hatched by the CIO spy agency working hand in hand with
state media journalists have emerged with indications that the two worked
hand in glove in planning and exposing the adultery story involving
Pius Ncube. [(n)KOO-bay] was slapped with a $20 billion [USD 1.3
million] adultery lawsuit at St Mary's Cathedral a month ago after he was
served with the papers by the Deputy Sheriff, who was accompanied by a large
contingent of journalists and photographers from the state media.
"However, details have emerged that the journalists present during the
serving of papers were part of a well-orchestrated plot involving the CIO.
It has also emerged that the state media journalists and even President
Robert Mugabe had
information about the issue long before the story was broken."
NOW Comments: Last month highly compromising videos taken of a
man, purported to be "Abp." Ncube, with an allegedly married woman, were the
lurid centerpiece of a bombshell report airing on state-run television; stills
from the video later were included in the tabloid-like newspaper coverage.
While keeping in mind that Ncube has not admitted involvement and not
discounting the possibility of a staged event, digitally-manipulated images
or some other sort of optical trickery, there is
growing evidence of a conspiracy, first luring him to sin, and then
capturing proof of the act to assure his downfall. The government
also claims it can prove that Ncube infected both the wife and her husband
the HIV virus and that films exist showing he had illicit relations with ten
other women, one of who bore two of his children.
Unlike many of the conciliar
church scandals covered on our website, however, the focus here is less about
Ncube's guilt in this affair (if indeed there is any), than the motivation
behind the government's smear campaign. Although "Abp." Ncube's Vatican II
brand of "Catholicism" leaves much to be desired and his conduct, if
the allegations are true, is deplorable, he certainly must be
commended for standing up against the Jesuit-trained, Marxist dictator Robert
Mugabe on numerous occasions, whom he's only called an
"evil' man" leading a
"very violent" government. The
timing of the scandal hitting in mid-July was curious, to say the least,
as on July 1st Ncube told London's
The Sunday Times: “I think it is justified for Britain to raid
Zimbabwe and remove Mugabe.” Yet the beast that is Mugabe is a
member in reasonably good standing in the post-Vatican II church and has
been for decades. In fact, one study concerning his current opposition to
Robert Mugabe, the dictator of Zimbabwe, claims to be
a man of faith—and with some reason. He was born to mission-educated
parents and, like many Zimbabweans of his generation, he attended a
Jesuit school. He reportedly still attends weekly Mass in Harare. Martin
Meredith, a former
Africa correspondent for the London Times and a biographer of Mugabe,
asserts that, at least in his younger days, Mugabe’s “mentor had been
the Catholic Church.”
Yet in his twenty-seven years of dictatorial rule, Mugabe has shorn
himself of anything his religious upbringing might have instilled. His
genocide in the 1980s against members of the minority Ndebele tribe; his
politically induced starvation of opponents; and the arrest, torture,
and sometimes outright murder of those who speak out against his rule
have all demonstrated a wanton disregard for what the
Church—particularly the Church in Zimbabwe—has taught its flock. “I was
brought up by the Jesuits and I’m most grateful,” Mugabe has said. “I
benefited from their teaching enormously.” In truth, the only thing
Mugabe seems to have kept from his Jesuit education is an austere
self-discipline, a virtue that he has ruthlessly distorted to keep
himself in power at the expense of his suffering countrymen. (From
Mugabe's war on the church)
The key to seeing the rotten-to-the-core corruption of
the conciliar church is that despite Mugabe having had a vicious,
inhumane, tyrannical reign spanning the better part of three decades,
which counts the torture and murder of tens of thousands of innocent
people as part of a criminal legacy, he still is a member of the
counterfeit religion, regularly attends its services and receives
communion from the hands of its "priests." Nothing, it would
appear, in his blood-stained résumé, disqualifies Mugabe from being a
Novus Ordo "Catholic"—nothing constitutes grounds for excommunication.
And yet he would not have been able to turn Zimbabwe into his own personal hell on
earth had not Paul VI, John Paul II and other "Catholics" in the Novus Ordo church
given him recognition and support early on in his drive to "liberate" it. According to an
article written earlier this year:
When [Mugabe] and other nationalists
Ian Smith’s Rhodesian regime, the Catholic Church, through the
Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, CCJP, assisted them. The
CCJP protested against Smith’s discriminatory policies, particularly his
land policy, treatment of blacks as second-class citizens and human
Mugabe then was happy that the church was on his side. Ironically, 27
years after independence, when the same church criticizes the same
policies that resulted in a wanton land grab and the abuse of human
rights, Mugabe turns paranoid.
“The message he is sending is that it was okay for the Catholics to
criticize Smith for human rights and other abuses, but that should never
be applied to him,” said a priest from the Chinhoyi diocese, Mugabe’s
During the colonial era, Mugabe was happy to tout to the world books he
published through the CCJP such as “The Man in the Middle” (1975) and
“The Civil War in Rhodesia” (1976), among others, but he was hurt when
his atrocities in Matabeleland were published by the same organization,
chronicling the massacre of thousands of people in the early 1980s
during the period referred to as the
At the height of the liberation war, Mugabe’s family members, including
his sister Sabina, who is now the member of parliament for Zvimba South,
were granted refuge at Silveira House, a Catholic institution just
The CCJP assisted the then 51-year-old Mugabe in 1975 to escape the
clutches of Smith’s Rhodesian forces. Key to his escape into Mozambique
CCJP members: Sister Mary Acquinah, who drove him at night to Ruwa, and
John Deary, who introduced him to Robert Gumbo, the man who eventually
facilitated his journey to Nyafaru near the border with Mozambique. This
made Sister Acquinah the target of Smith’s Special Branch and she was
forced to flee the country.
At independence, on April 18, 1980, Mugabe was sworn in as the prime
minister of the first black government with blessings from the Catholic
Church through the late Archbishop
Patrick Fani Chakaipa. (For a 1978 photo of Chakaipa, supporter of
the known mass-murderer Mugabe, posing with the future Benedict
In September 1988, Pope John Paul II visited Zimbabwe in what was seen
by many as the Vatican’s acknowledgement of one of their Catholic sons
as a morally upright leader.
Five years after Mugabe’s first wife Sally succumbed to a kidney ailment
in 1991, the Zimbabwean leader, with the help of the church, brushed
aside the moral blemish of tying the knot with his former secretary and
mistress Grace Marufu, with whom he had already had two children out of
The head of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe at that time, the late
Archbishop Patrick Chakaipa, presided over the grand wedding, which was
attended by about 6,000 people, including African leaders. (From
Mugabe's turbulent priests
There are several inaccuracies here, whether deliberate
or not, that need to be addressed. First, calling Mugabe a "nationalist"
is a euphemism, to say the least; rather, he was a through-going
Communist, something that was known about him for years prior to his
takeover. Likewise distorted is what's written about Mugabe vis-à-vis
the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace
as will soon be shown, championed neither justice nor peace, but
assisted giving credibility to the public image of a murderous Communist
thug, not to mention abetting his killing spree): Just as Mugabe's
ideological affiliation was well-documented before his coup succeeded, so
to his resorting to the most
unspeakable atrocities to cower populations into doing his bidding.
(Warning: Not for viewing by children or
those easily offended. The linked page contains graphically photographic
proof of some of worst examples of man's inhumanity to man, disfigurements
and deaths for which the word demonic truly fits. The photo of a
Mugabe murder victim displayed to the right is by far one of the least
shocking of the collection. Also, almost as an afterthought, there is
immodest attire in one of the pictures, though we guarantee the likelihood
of anyone being attracted is virtually nil!) These barbarous acts occurred
in the mid-1970s, while the CCJP was busy publishing Mugabe's books and
several years before Mugabe's criminal ascendancy. Significantly, the CCJP
report mentioned above that chronicles some of Mugabe's atrocities,
while substantially whitewashing the subject, also conveniently starts
it's examination with an entirely different set of atrocities
spanning the 1980s, thus deftly sidestepping the slasher film-type
killings Mugabe and his henchman were perpetrating at the same time the
CCJP was lionizing him as the savior of his people (a bit of free public
relations for which it's never issued a mea culpa as far, as we know). And
please note that this "humanitarian" group abetted the thug's escape from
the real justice he deserved for his butchery, thus allowing him to
run up his body count by continuing his criminal war against the people
and government of Rhodesia.
So, this is what "Abp." Pius Ncube finds himself up against and he can
"thank" his confreres in the Novus Ordo church for having created a
monster so imposing that he must beg the British cavalry to invade
Zimbabwe and vanquish the beast. And while that's not so bad an idea, on
such a day (if not much sooner) the "archbishop" would to well to reflect
long and hard about from whence came the beast, because it will be at that
moment he realizes that he himself is caught up in the same rotten
institution and that the fight against Robert Mugabe ultimately is a fight
against the conspiratorial forces that created him and that have
infiltrated and subverted the outer structures of the Catholic Church.
This could be a wake-up call for Ncube, otherwise, he ironically may end
up a "martyr" for the very same false religion that so ably boosted his
maniacal nemesis into power.
Mugabe defies ban for John Paul II's burial Yet he wasn't
banned from attending!
Gukurahundi in Zimbabwe (book review)
Mugabe's reign of terror
PART ONE ■
PART TWO ■
(Warning: Brief scenes of violence,
immodest attire and the results of brutality.)
Zimbabwe torture: early 2003 (Warning:
Photos depicting ghastly injuries sustained from torture and beatings;
What did he know and when did he know it?
Former 'Bishop' Pilla testifies in kickback trial
"Defense lawyers expected embarrassing bombshells to drop when retired
Bishop Anthony Pilla took the stand Wednesday in the kickback trial of a
former diocese accountant.
"For months the lawyers had maintained in court filings that the
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland had made secret payments to the accountant,
with the approval of Pilla. They even said the retired bishop benefited
from the payments."¼
The latest trend in irreverence
Christ-Osama morph, Muslim Mary entries for art prize
"The head of Australia's Islamic Council believes a statue of the Virgin
Mary shrouded in a burqa is not offensive, because it shows a key female
figure of Islam in the modest fashion required of all Muslim women.
"Prime Minister John Howard yesterday described as 'gratuitously
offensive' the statue and another artwork depicting a holographic image of
Osama bin Laden that morphed into an image of Jesus Christ. The artworks
were entries into the Blake Prize for religious art."
Blake Prize goes to indigenous Stations of Cross
(which look like Scout Badge Stations)
Taking advantage of a legal loophole
Sacramento 'Diocese' sues alleged sex abuse victim
"In a move critics call bizarre and unprecedented, the Catholic Church in
Sacramento is turning the tables. The church is suing a man who says he
was sexually abused by a priest when he was a child."
No, get it right¼not
John Paul II Blvd.
Ecumenical greetings from 'gay'-friendly Novus Ordoville!
"The developers say that they will allow any denomination to build a house
of worship in Ave Maria, and that gays are welcome, too. In fact, the Web
site for the town and university makes no mention of Catholicism at all,
not even noting that the school will be Catholic. Ave Maria reinvents
hometown living with a flourishing new community complementing a new
university,” the site says. 'Ave Maria is an exciting place to live, work,
play and learn for every family, every lifestyle and every dream.'”
Ave Maria, Florida (Official City website)
University (Academics page—Warning:
journalism on Tom Monaghan's Ave Maria Foundation and entities)
Letters of Legion founder among items said to be worth $750,000
Controversial 'Catholic' group alleges critics stole inside info
"A controversial Catholic group is taking its critics to court in the
latest escalation of the decades-long battle between the Legion of Christ
and former members of the Legion, some of whom have accused its founder of
Where a padlocked nose has deep theological meaning
Church of disembodied heads (and naked bodies, too)
A novel teaching on the Church
Ratzinger's subsistent error
"What is fair to say is that some members of non-Catholic sects do happen
to hold and profess some supernatural truths, which are spoils taken from
the Catholic Church when their schismatic or heretical ancestors made
their exit. But these truths cannot sanctify, since they are mixed with
adherence of error. Only the whole truth sanctifies, that is, the
entire deposit of faith of the Roman Catholic Church believed on the
authority of God revealing and the Roman Catholic Church proposing.
Don't ask, don't tell?
Letter roils LA fugitive priest case
"An internal letter suggests that a high-ranking official of the Roman
Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles may have known that a priest accused
of sexual abuse planned to flee to his native Mexico. The letter, written
by then-Rev. Monsignor Thomas J. Curry in 1988, was filed in Los Angeles
Superior Court along with other papers as part of a lawsuit brought by one
of Rev. Nicolas Aguilar Rivera's accusers."
Archdiocese for years kept allegations of abuse from police
Used by JP2 in attempt to lure SSPX into 'full communion'
'Cardinal' Gagnon dies at 89; favorite of Paul VI, John Paul II
"Edouard Cardinal Gagnon, a Canadian-born
former Vatican official who once tried to resolve the case of a renegade
archbishop, has died in Montreal, the Holy See said Monday. He was 89.
Pope Benedict sent his condolences in a telegram to Jean-Claude Cardinal
Turcotte of Montreal. Gagnon died on the weekend, the Vatican announced."
Canadian Cardinal Gagnon dead at 89
A reminder of the Poor Souls
breaks out at Purgatory Museum
"Fire has damaged a significant painting at Rome's Purgatory Museum.¼The
damaged work is a canvas painting of the souls in Purgatory being assisted
news, but still hot boycott issue
Starbucks markets more 'anti-God' coffee cups
"Coffeehouse giant Starbucks is standing by its campaign to put
thought-provoking messages on its coffee cups despite a national uproar
and threat of boycott over a message some felt was 'anti-God.'
"Controversy erupted this week after a customer became steamed reading
a quote that stated: "Why in moments of crisis do we ask God for strength
and help? As cognitive beings, why would we ask something that may well be
a figment of our imaginations for guidance? Why not search inside
ourselves for the power to overcome? After all, we are strong enough to
cause most of the catastrophes we need to endure.'"
Another good reason to swear off Starbucks:
The infamous ‘gay’ cup
It's called selective amnesia
'Cardinal' Bertone's theatrical indignation
"How can someone pretend that Card. Bernard Law acted with dignity
when he covered up for the sexual abuse of monsters like Fr. John Geoghan
and Fr. Paul Shanley – the first with more than 100 charges of abuse, the
second, besides his countless children molestations, a speaker who
publicly defended pedophilia, bestiality and incest as normal?"
But ER 'protocol' permits it!
Emergency contraception (i.e., 'morning after pill') controversial at
"When a woman is sexually assaulted in Stevens Point, where
does she go for help? St. Michael's Hospital can provide care. However,
the hospital requires all women to take a pregnancy test before receiving
emergency contraception, as some Catholics think administering emergency
contraception may endanger pregnancy."
NOW Comments: The Catholic Church has recognized the moral
permissibility of hospitals to assist victims of such violations to expel
or destroy the invading , it has always been with the understanding that
this assistance can only occur prior to conception, after which
time new life has come into being and cannot be destroyed. (See, for
example, Fr. Charles J. McFadden, OSA, PhD, Medical Ethics,
Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co., 1956, 4th ed., 149-150) But the
protocol for St. Michael's and other Novus Ordo hospitals is, after
administering a pregnancy test, to give the "morning-after" pill to rape
victims. What makes this problematic is that in cases where fertilization
has occurred, such emergency contraception becomes an abortifacient,
because it prevents the fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus. This
is compounded by the fact that such tests are not infallible, so there's
no way of knowing whether conception simply has been prevented or actually
terminated. (Sad to say, the Department of Health and Human Services under
the supposedly pro-life, pro-family values Bush Administration, promotes
emergency contraception (not only or even primarily in cases of sexual
assault, but for those who forgot to take their pill, didn't use birth
control, etc.) with as much vigor as the Clinton Administration, even
giving the link to Planned Parenthood's website! Further, it falsely
states the "morning after pill" is never an abortifacient, even when
preventing fertilization. For a refutation of HHS's contention, see
Contraceptive or Abortifacient? page).
Catholic hospitals and the ‘emergency contraception’ conundrum
VIDEO Sad to say, it's accompanied by
Druid-style Holy Thursday service in Ireland mocks Last Supper
a novus ordo watch pictorial essay
Expressions of the same faith?
Below is a
traditional Catholic representation of the Crucifixion painted as part
of set of Stations of the Cross; at the bottom, an avant-garde Novus
Ordo painting claiming to represent the same subject, which was also
commissioned as part of a set of "Stations." Greater contrast in the
artistic approaches taken in depicting the same subject can be scarcely
be imagined, but, despite such glaring differences, can they both
somehow be said to reflect the Catholic Faith? The Catholic credentials
of the former are evident and can be attested to by noting that
Catholics, whether they be from the First Century or the 21st Century,
would immediately know what is being represented and respond favorably
how it's been rendered, while the latter, unable to make such a claim
and although admittedly a "unique" version, is found prominently
displayed on the website of an ostensibly Catholic diocese and has in no
way been censured by those controlling the Vatican. Yet the question
remains: Do they express the same faith?
The 12th Station of the Cross
12th Station of the Cross
Or, more properly, at once-Catholic University of America
Pro-abort Sen. Kerry to speaks at Catholic University of America
Former presidential candidate John Kerry will speak on campus this
semester despite initial opposition by the office of University Center,
Student Programs and Events (UCSPE). The College Democrats will host the
Massachusetts senator, who has been approved to speak specifically on
environmental concerns and the Iraq war."
God-based morality 'inadequate'
'Bishop' calls for most radical religious changes since Luther
"The Catholic Church is still not serious about confronting sexual abuse,
only 'managing' it, according to the Sydney bishop who headed Australian
efforts to tackle abuse. Bishop Geoffrey Robinson says the Catholic Church
needs to reverse 2000 years of teaching on sex and power as part of
radical reforms from the Pope down."
Retired Sydney 'bishop'
But to Yanks it's plain old 'wreckovation'
In London it's referred to as "re-ordering" a church
First look at the photo of the "re-ordering" in the above link, then
compare with interiors of Masonic temples shown
here to see disturbing similarities.
But to sue is to deny their "legacy"
Commentator to Novus Ordo 'bishops': Sue the 'sexperts'
"Certain Catholic Church administrators hired sexuality educators who
taught Kinseyan values. This employment pattern held as well for some
selected psychologists who screened aspiring seminarians, many of whom
were rejected because they were said to be too sexually 'orthodox,' not
'tolerant' of homosexuality. Bishops sent pedophile priests for treatment
to therapists who accepted pedophilia as an 'orientation.'”
NOW Comments: This is all consistent with what came out in the
book, Goodbye, Good Men, and other exposés concerning the cesspool that is
the conciliar seminary system. Judith Reisman, the Jewish author cited
above who, from the standpoint of natural law, is taking the question of
pedophilia and who is best known for debunking the the idea that
Alfred Kinsey, the father of "sexology," was a great pathfinder toward
the better understanding of human sexuality, courageously challenged New
Order 'bishops' with her findings in 2002. So far, she's been ignored, but
is that really surprising? It's tough to sue someone they hired with the
most glowing accolades and whose concepts they largely still accept,
especially when defense attorneys would have a field day introducing
evidence and witnesses conclusively showing that many "dioceses" continue
to embrace, sanction and encourage "sexologolical" teachings not only in
seminaries, but from the pulpit, at retreats and seminars, in schools,
convents, mission fields, marriage and vocational offices, official
publications, and, of course, in the "reconciliation room." True, the
prospect of recouping some of the money lost in the mega-million dollar
clergy abuse lawsuits would be tempting for the "bishops," but it would
come at too dear a price: Admitting that a very big part of what they've
taught (or at least tolerated) for four decades is wrong, along with the
implicit admission that they've been leading their flocks down dangerous
and destructive paths (that is, to admit that they're false shepherds).
Therefore, no one should hold their breath until a class action suit is
announced, because it simply is not going to happen. Possibly, isolated
attempts may be made by a few of the more conservative Novus Ordo
"bishops," but that's the most to expect, if anything.
'consecrated altar lay in a dumpster along with a bag of garbage¼'
Chaplain accused of jail sex is known church 'wreckovator'
Calvin's successor: "This book has ruined us!"
The Political Philosophy of St. Robert Bellarmine
"It was St. Robert Bellarmine who proclaimed, 'Unjust laws are, properly
speaking, no laws,' thereby articulating the limits of the
state, the Dominion of God and the Scriptural principle of freedom from
tyrannical oppression, upon which the American War of
Independence and all legitimate movements for government by consent of the
people, are based."
Marriage, babies and progressivism
John Galvin writes in an article
“Humanae Vitae: Heroic, Deficient – or Both?": "Humanae
vitae step by step builds a case for birth control. First it discusses
the ‘serious difficulties’ of population, conceding the argument to the
population control advocates. Then it speaks of ‘responsible parenthood,’
commending a decision to ‘avoid new births’"
In any discussion about Humanae vitae, he correctly notes that a singular
fact is never doubted. "The encyclical has absolutely failed in its
mission to teach and to persuade Catholics. Statistics show that
contraceptive usage is ubiquitous. Widely available data indicate only
five percent of women of childbearing years are refraining entirely from
the use of artificial contraceptives."
Humanae Vitae (Official English translation from the Vatican
If possible, please plan to attend this important event¼
Largest international anti-euthanasia/assisted suicide symposium
"Nearly every leader and significant speaker on the issues of euthanasia
and assisted suicide will be attending the International Symposium on
Euthanasia "Current Issues and Future Directions" to be held Friday, Nov
30th, Saturday, Dec 1, 2007 at the Four Points Sheraton - Toronto Airport
Here's the shocker: It wasn't a Novus Ordo dumpster
Exquisite medieval crucifix found in Austrian trash bin
From Christ or Chaos
Enemies of souls universally
"Then again, why should the conciliar revolutionaries care about how souls
have been abused, both physically and spiritually? They preside over the
liturgical offense given to God Himself every day in the form of the
Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service. They preside over the
abomination of inter-religious 'prayer meetings' that are held in full
violation of the precepts of the First Commandment. They have presided
over the destruction of church sanctuaries and the removal of statues in
order to conform Catholic church buildings to the new theology underlining
the new order of 'worship.' They preside over the constant dissemination
of lies concerning 'religious liberty' and the 'separation of Church and
State' and the new ecclesiology. With very few exceptions, they are inert
and passive when presented with evidence of 'bishops' and 'priests' and
consecrated religious and lay teachers denying articles contained in the
Deposit of Faith, transcending even the errors of conciliarism itself. The
conciliar revolutionaries demonstrate themselves over and over again to
the the enemies of souls universally."
Coming soon to a 'worship space' near you!
breaks down the "Catholic Dance"
'Wear white. If there's anything evil, it won't get on you.'
Cigar-smoking 'Catholic' woman implicated in blood-drenched voodoo ritual
at NYC school
"A Manhattan principal determined to rid her school of 'negative energy'
paid a priestess to drip chicken blood on the floors and stalk the halls
with dozens of lighted candles during bizarre Santeria ceremonies,
investigators and sources revealed yesterday. Principal Maritza Tamayo
invited a neighbor to perform the rituals twice in Unity Center for Urban
Technologies in SoHo - hoping 'it would calm the students down,' according
to a report by schools investigator Richard Condon."
The road to apostasy, that is!
'Catholic'-Jewish relations: Bumps in road should not slow journey
"Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Commission for
Relations With the Jews, told a U.S. conference that Christians cannot
ignore their core belief in the universality of salvation in Christ.
However, he said, 'this does not mean that Jews, in order to be saved,
have to become Christians; if they follow their own conscience and believe
in God's promises as they understand them in their religious tradition,
they are in line with God's plan, which for us comes to historical
completion in Jesus Christ.'
"Because Jews believe in the one God, creator of all and source of
salvation, 'mission understood as a call to conversion from idolatry to
the living and true God does not apply and cannot be applied to Jews,' the
Related Articles: Vatican
seeks to reassure Jews ■
A Jewish 'cardinal'? Oy vey!
Benedict XVI visits Cologne Synagogue
Reality Check: He that believeth in the Son, hath life everlasting;
but he that believeth not the Son, shall not see life; but the wrath of
God abideth on him.—John
ROMA LOCUTA EST: The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes
and teaches that the matter pertaining to the law of the Old Testament, of
the Mosaic Law, which are divided into ceremonies, sacred rites,
sacrifices, and sacraments, because they were established to signify
something in the future, although they were suited to divine worship at
that time, after our Lord’s coming had been signified by them, ceased, and
the sacraments of the New Testament began; and that whoever, even after
the passion, placed hope in these matters of the law and submitted himself
to them as necessary for salvation, as if faith in Christ could not save
without them, sinned mortally. Yet it does not deny that after the passion
of Christ up to the promulgation of the Gospel they could have been
observed until they were believed to be in no way necessary for salvation;
but after the promulgation of the Gospel it asserts that they cannot be
observed without the loss of eternal salvation. All, therefore, who after
that time (the promulgation of the Gospel) observe circumcision and the
Sabbath and the other requirements of the law, it declares alien to the
Christian faith and not in the least fit to participate in eternal
salvation, unless someday they recover from these
Eugene IV, Bull
Don't forget your chapel veils, girls!
New England's exciting Life Teen 'Mass'
Oh, like 'Pope' Ratzinger did in the mosque!?
Dutch 'bishop' suggests calling God Allah
"A Dutch Catholic bishop who once said the hungry were entitled to steal
bread and advocated condom use to prevent AIDS has made headlines again,
this time by saying God should be called Allah.
"'Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that
from now on we will call God Allah?'
Tiny Muskens said in an interview broadcast this week. 'God doesn't
care what we call him.'"
From Christ or Chaos
No such thing as a small sacrilege
"Nothing seems to outrage those who have permitted themselves to be put
under Joseph Ratzinger's Hegelian spell. Taking off shoes in that mosque
in Turkey and turning in the direction of Mecca while assuming the
Mohammedan prayer posture? No big deal. Ratzinger just 'had' to do it.
Calling the heretical and schismatic 'patriarch' of Constantinople a
'pastor' in the Church of Christ? What's a few differences among equals,
eh? Permitting the conciliar Vatican to hold the world premiere of a
motion picture, Nativity Story, that mocked the effects of Our Lady's
Immaculate Conception, which is the reason that her body did not have to
suffer decay after death and was Assumed into Heaven on this very day,
which include the perfect integrity of her human nature, making it a
portrayal of her as 'moody' and 'sulky' and 'disobedient' to be completely
blasphemous? Oh, well, it was only a movie, right? What, I ask you, will
wake Ratzinger's sycophants out of the fog of delusion in which they find
themselves to realize that no amount of Catholic-sounding allocutions can
redeem even one of these outrages?"
longer in the era of Christianity'
Mexican Freemasons on the attack
"After decades of indirectly criticizing the Catholic Church through
friendly media outlets, the powerful Mexican Masonry has now directly
gone after Catholic bishops, accusing them of pretending to 'control'
Mexican politics by demanding the right to education and information.
The previous Mexican Constitution, because of Masonic influence,
stripped the Church of the right to own schools and communications
media. Recently, the Mexican bishops announced they would begin a
campaign to regain these rights."
One need only look at the top news article from
that Freemasonry is well ensconced in Mexico's Novus Ordo church. The
chest-beating by the Lodge there must be viewed in that context when
evaluating the remarks above. As seen by the remarks quoted below in
Reality Check, the control of the external structures of the Church is
regarded by Masonic leaders merely as at a stage leading to the real
goal, which is "the destruction
forever of Catholicism."
But as Rome wasn't
built in a day, neither can it be toppled in a day. For now, it is
important to them that there appear to be a struggle going on between
the two forces. Certainly, it is also important to keep in mind that
while some "Catholic" leaders in Mexico are Lodge brothers, most of them
are merely dupes who are carrying out the Masonic agenda without
entirely grasping it and within this larger group, while all to some
extent have breathed in the noxious spirit of the Lodge as part of the
counterfeit religion, some have retained some of the Faith. Such
ones, few as they are, cannot but be seen as a potential problem by
Masonry, for they know from experience that wherever the Faith is not
fully eradicated, it has an uncanny way of rekindling. These scoundrels,
like their fathers before them, know that a
is more dangerous to their cause than an entire army,
which is why they sought to kill them whenever possible. In the end more
than anything the Freemasons fear a revival of true Catholicism in
Mexico and a new Cristeros revolt that would this time rout them once
and for all.
Valor and betrayal - The historical background and story of the
(scroll down slightly to see this fascinating
and inspiring collection of interviews with Catholics who rose against
the tyrannical and murderous Mason,
Plutarco Elías Calles
Father Miguel Pro SJ links
this period, however, the partisans of evil seems to be combining
together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted
by that strongly organized and widespread association called the
Freemasons. No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now
boldly rising up against God Himself. They are planning the destruction
of holy Church publicly and openly, and this with the set purpose of
utterly despoiling the nations of Christendom, if it were possible, of
the blessings obtained for us through Jesus Christ our Savior.
the greatest unanimity the sect of the Freemasons also endeavors to take
to itself the education of youth. They think that they can easily mold
to their opinions that soft and pliant age, and bend it whither they
will; and that nothing can be more fitted than this to enable them to
bring up the youth of the State after their own plan. Therefore, in the
education and instruction of children they allow no share, either of
teaching or of discipline, to the ministers of the Church; and in many
places they have procured that the education of youth shall be
exclusively in the hands of laymen, and that nothing which treats of the
most important and most holy duties of men to God shall be introduced
into the instructions on morals. —Pope
Leo XIII, Encyclical
Humanum Genus 
"Our final end is that of Voltaire and of the French Revolution, the
destruction for ever of Catholicism and even of the Christian idea
which, if left standing on the ruins of Rome, would be the resuscitation
of Christianity later on." —The
permanent instruction of the Alta Vendita
John Paul II supported his 'vocation'
Crooner 'with a calling' sings Elvis...in Latin
"Die-hard Elvis addicts might not approve, but hits by the man who defined
cool when he took rock 'n' roll into the mainstream can now be heard ...
in Latin sung by a Finnish literature professor.
In yet another testament to the irrepressible
influence of The King, fans can croon along to the broody Nunc Hic Aut
Numquam (It's Now Or Never), shake hips to the slightly scary sounding
title Nunc Distrahor (All Shook Up), or just have fun with Ne Saevias
(Don't Be Cruel)."
Ron Paul, Thomist
"While politicians have most certainly always
been men whose stock and trade was the empty phrase, a critical eye turned
to today’s political establishment shows that we have done history a turn
worse. Our politicians have ceased to believe in ideas themselves, as
noted by the White House aide who presciently remarked that, as the
vanguard of the American Empire, the neo-cons are free to 'create our own
Resident expert on guilt trips
N.J. rabbi new head of 'Catholic' interfaith center
"As commutes go, his daily trip to and from his home in Bergenfield to his
job in Fairfield, Conn. isn’t too bad, said Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn, the new
executive director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding at
Sacred Heart University. But his travels from ordination by the Israeli
rabbinate in 2003 to head up the 15-year-old institution established as
the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding to nurture ties between the
Jewish people and the Catholic Church have perhaps been more extensive."
Former ADL Director, Rabbi Eugene Korn's new appointment at Sacred Heart
No honors for 'dissenters,' but they can remain
news, bad news from Knight of Columbus convention
"Using language which has been included in their
resolutions for some years now, the
Knights of Columbus this week again resolved at their annual
convention to forbid pro-abortion politicians from attending their events.
The resolution forbids 'bestowing on [dissenters] honors or privileges of
our Order of any kind.¼'
However, said [Patrick] Korten [the Knights' Vice President for
Communications], 'the statement of policy is not used to expel men who are
NOW Comments: Korten defends allowing such men to continue as
Knights by saying: "They are our brother Knights. Out of brotherly love,
we wish to help them save their souls." There is no contradiction in
removing them from the group, while praying for their souls at the same
time. However well-intentioned, such thinking as that expressed by Korten
is manifestly wrongheaded, for such individuals must be regarded as public
sinners in the same way as someone caught stealing from the council
coffers or "romantically" involved with the wife of a brother Knight. If
publicly promoting abortion and "gay rights" aren't grounds for expulsion,
then the standards of the Knights have sunk to a new low. Of course,
considering that they're a once-Catholic group that's taken in the
"anything goes" approach of the Novus Ordo religion, this is not so
surprising. The confusion ensues because they're trying to mix such a
liberal policy with what remnants of real Catholic teaching they've
retained, when the two cannot be reconciled. Of course, when you have
Modernist Rome's Secretary of State "Cardinal" Tarcisio Bertone on hand to
use some classic
doubletalk when reporters asked him if the Vatican would be issuing
guidelines concerning communion and pro-abortion candidates: "I don't
think that it is necessary to repeat new norms because the norms are well
explained in the doctrine of the Church, and those norms which deal with
the proper stance of individuals who want to receive Communion." What's
laughable to anyone who's followed the issue, like so much in the
counterfeit church, there are no norms except on scraps of paper:
Communion is or is not given to such politicians solely on whether
the "bishop" or "priest" in question is or is not sympathetic to the
pro-abortion position—that's the
Novus Ordo norm and if anyone believes otherwise, then they are living
in a fantasyland.
Knights & Masons Together (Like all Catholic groups, the Knights of
Columbus have been infiltrated, leading to stories such as the one linked
here. Most Knights aren't infiltrators, of course, but they have let
themselves be led astray.)
eclectic stew of readings, prayers, meditations and music”
L.A. prayer vigil: Sufi chant, balloons, and African
"The feminist theologian – the other Catholic presence mentioned by the
Tidings – was Rosemary Radford Ruether, visiting religion professor at
Claremont Graduate University. Ruether, known as an “eco-feminist,” has
said Christianity presents the image of a tribal war god instead of
'wisdom pervading the universe.' Ruether wants a more inclusive God – who,
she has suggested, should be called 'Gaia' (the name for the Roman mother
earth goddess) as well as Father."
The faith of a shyster
Giuliani: 'I pray like a lawyer'
"Rudy Giuliani evokes his Catholic upbringing as he campaigns for
president, yet he refuses to say whether he is a practicing Catholic. When
a voter asked this week if he is a "traditional, practicing Roman
Catholic," Giuliani insisted his faith should be private.
"'My religious affiliation, my religious practices and the degree to which
I am a good or not-so-good Catholic, I prefer to leave to the priests,'
the former New York mayor responded in Davenport, Iowa."
Complete with ants!
Missionaries' picnic 'Mass'
Warning: Highly immodest attire
Fall from Grace: Buffalo church's demise caused by 'diocese's'
“A few short months ago, an anonymous man marched through
the front door of Artvoice’s editorial offices and presented
himself at the front desk. He reached into his pocket, withdrew a slate
tile, set it on associate editor Katherine O’Day’s desk and, with
gravitas, told her, 'These are falling off the roof of Transfiguration
Church onto the sidewalk, and if anyone gets hurt, now the blood is on
since that day, we haven’t been able to shake the image of the small,
sharp piece of slate roofing tile—five by seven inches, weighing a total
of 11 ounces—falling from the roof and lodging itself firmly in the skull
of an unsuspecting passerby. The danger is very real. A tile like that,
falling from the lofty roof of the church, could kill somebody. How was
this allowed to happen? How did the solid, 110-year-old building, once
designated a local landmark by the city, decay to the point that it is
falling literally to pieces?"
A brief history of Transfiguration Church
A sign of things to come
Church of the Transfiguration: photos of the ruins
Filmmaker John Paget's short feature juxtaposes interior shots of the
rubble with some of the beautiful art still extant in Transfiguration. His
addition of Gregorian Chant as the soundtrack makes for an eerie two
minutes. (Please note that near the top of the page there's a tab with
more about the church.)
Channel's Urban Explorers in Buffalo
The "reality" series, which ran on Discovery in 2004-05, had urban
exploration (or urbex, for short) for its subject Urbex involves
investigating off-limits or unseen parts of civilization, frequently
including abandoned buildings. In this video the youthful Urban
Explorers protagonists find a way into Transfiguration past the "No
Trespassing" signs, their object being to see if the church still had it's
bells. Upon finding that they were left behind, one of them exclaims: "One
of the first things they do when they shut down a Catholic church to fully
deconsecrate it is remove the bells and so that's why I was totally
surprised to find the bells were still there, because technically that
means it's still a Catholic church." The Transfiguration segment of the
video runs for the first three minutes or so and has some good footage of
the church's interior and exterior. Warning:
Slightly immodest attire near the end of the segment.
More from Buffalo:
Priests struggling with uncertainty:
Downsizing has some worried for future
goes the neighborhood...
Will minarets rise from Cologne's skyline?
"For Cologne's 120,000 Muslims, most of them of Turkish origin, the $20
million mosque is clearly intended to be more than a house of prayer. It
is a symbol of the community's growing sense of pride and confidence, a
marker of its determination to take what it sees as its rightful place in
German society. 'After 50 years in this country, it is time for us to move
out of the mosques in backrooms and abandoned warehouses and to worship in
a real mosque,' said Mehmet Yildirim, director of the Turkish-Islamic
Union for Religious Affairs, the organization behind the construction of
But Cardinal Joachim Meisner, spiritual leader of the city's Roman
Catholics and a close friend of Pope Benedict XVI, has said the proposed
mosque leaves him with an 'uneasy feeling.'"
NOW Comments: Hey, look on the bright side, "Cardinal." Now you
won't need to go all the way down to Assisi for your next big interfaith
Cites "Byzantine accounting system"
Judge asks 'diocese' to defend bankruptcy filing
"A federal judge found Friday that the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego
misrepresented its finances and ordered it to explain why its bankruptcy
case shouldn't be dismissed."
Mexican 'priest' killed secret son to save career
"A Mexican priest has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for killing a
son he did not want his superiors to discover, prosecutors said Thursday.
The Rev. Dagoberto Valle Arriaga confessed to killing his son, Oscar
Emmanuel Valle Hernandez, two years ago, said the attorney general's
office for the central state of Mexico."
A veritable "How To..." of occultism
No good comes from Harry Potter
"Harry Potter is a series of books and movies that place the child
smack-dab in the middle of the occult. Witchcraft is the 'means to the
end' for Harry. The story and the characters are developed and the plot is
moved along by witchcraft. All the while exciting an interest in and
giving a sort of 'how to...' course in the things forbidden by the First
Commandment. There is nothing good about that."
NOW Comments: The Harry Potter character, who more than dabbles a
bit in the occult, is the likeable hero of the book/movie series. The
target audience for the series is impressionable young people and a line
of Official Harry Potter paraphernalia including magic wand, wizard's hat,
action figure and role-playing game is now
readily avaliable. One of the main problems with Potter is that while
he may be seen to be upholding some good values in places, he achieves his
aims by resorting to the Dark Arts, so children could reason that "If a good guy like Harry
can use these things, why can't I?" And in any
fairly large city there are plenty of New Age shops whose staff and
customers will be more than happy to lead them astray, not to mention
books about Wicca and magick on the shelves of any well-stocked secular bookstore,
occult-themed rock groups and web pages
on diabolical sites. And unless parents teach their children that real
good only comes through a close union with Jesus Christ and His Church,
then they are leaving them vulnerable to all sorts of mischief, of which
Harry Potter is a prime example. The
USCCB reviewer gives a thumbs-up to the fifth and latest installment
of the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which
isn't at all surprising, since the other Potter films have received
positive reviews, as well. Order of the Phoenix is touted for having a
"meaningful subtext about the power of love and personal choice in doing
good rather than evil." Again, this is a less than persuasive argument,
given the context of what methods are being used to achieve the desired
results (see the first two articles linked below, in particular, to better
discern the fallacy of the USCCB's position).
Links of Interest:
Harry Potter: agent of conversion
Observations of a reformed occultist
thoughts on the Harry Potter series
Touches on why it's a serious mistake to compare Potter to Narnia and
of the Rings
Religious opposition to the Harry Potter series
Yes, but for all the wrong reasons...
U.K. 'bishops support book attacking Benedict
"The Catholic Church in England and Wales has helped commission a
withering attack on Pope Benedict XVI that also refers to the atrocities
of 9/11 as 'the "terrorist" attacks' in inverted commas."
Restraining order issued
in sex case
"A Roman Catholic priest charged last week with
sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy was ordered Wednesday to have no
contact with him."
Sneaking global taxation through the backdoor
Benedict XVI: New
'encyclical' to condemn 'socially unjust' tax evasion
Pope Benedict XVI is working on a doctrinal pronouncement that will
condemn tax evasion as "socially unjust", according to Vatican sources. In
his second encyclical -- the most authoritative statement a pope can issue
-- the pontiff will denounce the use of "tax havens" and off-shore bank
accounts by wealthy individuals, since this reduces tax revenues for the
benefit of society as a whole.
NOW Comments: If Benedict wants to write about tax evasion or
outright fraud, he'd better be sure to include those factors that provoke
citizens into violating the law. While in some cases it's simply a matter
of greed, but to think that that's the reason for all or even most tax
evasion is to ignore motives that are not so easy to dismiss as unethical,
such as: 1) The funding of abortion and other blatantly immoral,
anti-Christian activities; 2) The funding of a war that many argue is not
a just one; 3) The wasting of vast amounts of money in programs
best left to the private sector; 4) The funding of "entitlement programs"
that sap industry and creates a permanent underclass that is encouraged to
idleness, promiscuity and criminality; 5) Further extension of
"entitlement" funds to include illegal aliens, thus, in essence, robbing
law-abiding citizens to reward law-breaking non-citizens; 6) Penalizing
married couples by making them pay more as spouses than if they were
living together unmarried and filing separately; 7) Leveling of inherently
unjust and unjustifiable taxes, such as the inheritance tax; 8) Leveling
of taxes that are onerous to Catholics parents, such as those that force
them to fund public schools while they at the same time must pay
additionally to educate their own children in Catholic schools or at
home); 9) Serious reasons to question not government prudence, but
its utter profligacy (in the U.S., for example, the national debt
now approaches $9,000,000,000,000—that's nine trillion dollars);
and 10) Adding layer upon layer of taxes (federal tax, state tax, city tax,
direct tax, hidden tax, income tax, property tax, sales tax, etc. etc.) to
the point of going way past the average citizen's mere surplus
income and striking at his or her very financial sustenance. But the
encyclical is going to go well beyond just admonishing people to file
their taxes. In fact the gist of it, as far as it can be gleaned from this
article, is that the continuing globalization of the economy requires a
mechanism to assure a more just and equitable world economy. This sounds
like a euphemism for a Marxist redistribution of the wealth, which
involves the rich "First World" nations doing the "socially just" thing by
giving more to the poorer "Second World" and "Third World" nations. And
we're not talking here about volunteer relief or missionary efforts, which
have over the years raised a substantial amount of money to help the less
fortunate around the world. No, we're talking about a one-world government
apparatus, something that is evolving into that role through regional
consolidations, such as the European Union and African Union, but soon to
include other mergers including a proposed North American Union. And
that's not to mention the proposed funding spike for the world government
wannabe we already have—a United Nations tax. So, yes, Benedict XVI
could write something of importance about both taxation and the world
condition, but none of that is to be expected.
Taxed to Death
more taxation links from the Mises Institute
The Coming Entitlement Meltdown
Stop the North American Union
Eagle Forum: North American Union page
North American Union/Websites
The United Nations Tax Department
John Paul II's visit gave murderous dictator big public relations
Novus Ordo 'bishop' says spirituality richer in Communist Cuba
"The photograph is historic:
Fidel Castro in a
suit and tie, greeting Pope John Paul II on the red carpet at Havana's
International Airport. Many predicted John Paul's January 1998 visit would
prompt profound changes in
after the first Roman Catholic pontiff to visit urged the island to 'open
to the world' and 'the world to open to Cuba.' He also called for Castro
to increase liberty for the church and society, and denounced U.S. efforts
to isolate the island.
"But in the decade since, Cuba's Catholic church has made only limited
progress. Masses are sparsely attended except on major holidays such as
Christmas. Meanwhile, U.S. trade and travel sanctions are even tighter."
John Paul II says 'Mass' in Havana's Revolution Square facing huge
portrait of mass murderer Che Guevara
'Cool' icon Che Guevara was murderous thug, author says-Part I
Part II Che's
John Paul II, Cuba, and a Problem of Conscience
What else to expect from the counterfeit Church?
Jewish Kaddish, Catholic psalms at funeral of Lustiger
"Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, who was born Jewish and converted to Roman
Catholicism as a boy, will be laid to rest Friday in unusual ceremonies
opening with a sacred Jewish prayer and closing with a funeral Mass at
Notre Dame in Paris."
Note: More Novus Ordo Watch coverage and commentary of the passing of
"Cardinal" Jean-Marie [Aaron] Lustiger's can be found earlier this month
by scrolling down the page.
Picnic table 'Mass'
Liturgy at 'Franciscan' retreat
Click for enlarged photo to better see the 'friars' in their glory—bottled
water and all!
Lawyer to invoke 'separation of church and state'
to hear motion to dismiss charges against 'priest'
"A Louisa County judge will hear arguments later this month on whether to
dismiss 13 embezzlement charges against a priest accused of taking
donation money from two Catholic churches where he served as pastor."
Darwinism takes big hit!
Fossils challenge old evolution theory
research based on two African fossils suggests our family tree is more
like a wayward bush with stubby branches, challenging what had been common
thinking on how early humans evolved. The discovery by Meave Leakey, a
member of a famous family of paleontologists, shows that two species of
early human ancestors lived at the same time in Kenya. That pokes holes in
the chief theory of man's early evolution - that one of those species
evolved from the other."
years after first investigation
Nude-jogging Denver 'priest' suspended
"The Archdiocese of Denver announced Thursday it has placed a Frederick
priest on administrative leave after it became public knowledge that he
had been charged with indecent exposure for allegedly jogging in the
nude....[The Rev. Robert] Whipkey, 53, the pastor for three Roman Catholic
churches in Frederick, Mead and Erie, was stopped by Frederick police at
4:30 a.m. June 22 for walking down the street naked. He told police he had
been jogging at the Frederick High School track and was walking home."
NOW Comments: "But Officer, I can explain everything! I was simply
putting Pope St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body into practice."
jogger priest risks defrocking
'Death of Communism' update
China's gold medal priest snatchers
"Tiananmen Square, where tanks mowed down pro-democracy demonstrators 18
years ago, was the scene this week of a celebration to mark the one-year
countdown to next year's summer Olympics, which will be held in Beijing.
"The same communist regime that killed democracy advocates in 1989 will
host the Olympics in 2008. The first Gold Medal of these games should be
awarded to the Chinese Politburo for its Olympian achievements in
No Beijing Olympics 2008 Warning:
The linked blogsite includes graphic videos of the grisly harvesting of
human organs by the Red Chinese government.
Surely, ...crime begets crime!
Abortion raises crime rates, economist says
"Legalized abortion has led to increased crime, according to a recently
published study of people born before and after the Supreme Court's 1973
Roe v. Wade decision."
Just call it America's Most Wanted—Conciliar-style
Victims: Church should ID abusive 'priests' on Web
"Victims of priest sex abuse on Wednesday called on the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Burlington to post information about admitted or accused clergy
on its web site, in church bulletins and newspapers."
Rabbi on hand at death-bed
Jewish-born 'Cardinal' Lustiger dies
"Described by Pope Benedict as a 'great figure' of the Church in France,
retired Paris Cardinal
Jean-Marie Lustiger, a Jew who converted to Catholicism and whose
Polish mother was a victim of Auschwitz, has died after a long illness.
The International Herald Tribune reports that Pope Benedict praised
Cardinal Lustiger on Monday as an intellectual intent on improving
relations between Christians and Jews. Lustiger, who was 80, served as
Paris archbishop for 24 years before stepping down in 2005."
The "Jews' Catholic Prince"
Jewish-born Archbishop Lustiger passes away
Lustiger's NY Yeshiva tour, endorsement of Chabad Lubavitch as religious
Sacrilege at carnival-time
Majorette 'Mass' in Germany
Rainbow-tinged vestments, peacock-plumed cap, cowboy hat, biker's helmet
and clownish attire are also on display at this balloon-festooned liturgy.
By the way, this "abuse" is fully sanctioned by Benedict XVI's good
friend, "Cardinal" Karl Lehmann, who's known to participate in such
"pious" merrymaking. Warning: Photos
showing less than decent attire.
Another undesirable alien
U.S. lawyers grill top Mexico 'cardinal' in abuse case
"Mexico's top clergyman, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, was questioned by U.S.
lawyers on Wednesday in a child sex abuse case that is a new blow to the
Roman Catholic Church in its second-largest stronghold."
Controversy surrounds beatification cause of slain Salvadoran Archbishop
"Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, the outspoken church leader who
was killed in 1980 as he celebrated Mass, has become as polarizing in
death as he was in life. The campaign to make him a Roman Catholic saint
appears to be languishing, as Vatican officials privately debate whether
Romero was a martyr for the faith or for the political left."
Ratzinger eulogized chief proponent of 'empty hell' theory
Limbo is gone—then it's on to Universal Salvation
"The document says that babies who have not
been baptized go to Heaven because they have not committed any personal
sins. They are not deprived of the beatific vision of God. But this
document also says that everyone -- babies and adults, good people and bad
people -- is entitled to salvation. Huh? We hear echoes of Hans Urs von
NOW Comments: At the conclusion of the above New Oxford Review
column is a plea: "The document is a theological novelty, and
speculation has no power to teach the Church. We do not need speculation.
We need sound teaching." We concur, of course, but encourage NOR
and other conservative-minded members in the Novus Ordo church to consider
whether sound teaching is to be found by appealing to Benedict XVI, who as
John Paul II's right-hand man, had absolutely no problems with the
von Balthasar being named "cardinal" in 1988;
indeed, it was "Cardinal" Ratzinger himself who, in preaching at the
funeral, declared: "What the pope intended to express by this mark of
distinction, and of honor, remains valid, no longer only private
individuals but the Church itself, in its official responsibility, tells
us that he is right in what he teaches of the faith." Even right about
universal salvation? Apparently so, as there's no evidence Ratzinger
in any way qualified his statement at that time or since then. Need sound
Catholic magisterial teaching? Okay, NOR, here's something for you:
Proposition 17 condemned by
Venerable Pope Pius IX in the
Syllabus of Errors: "Good hope at least is to be entertained of the
eternal salvation of all those who are not at all in the true Church of
donating to this
important cause if it is within your means. All for the Greater Glory of God
and the salvation of souls!
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