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Background to betrayal
the liturgical subversive who arranged John Paul II's pagan 'exorcism'
"While [Modernist Rome's ex-Master of Ceremonies Piero] Marini’s papal
liturgies were always precise and deeply rooted in tradition [sic],
he would occasionally push the envelope. It was Marini, for example, who
allowed an indigenous Mexican shaman to exorcise John Paul II [see photo
and here] during the canonization Mass [sic]
for Juan Diego in Mexico City in 2002, and who permitted scantily clad
Pacific islanders to dance for the pope during the opening liturgy of
the Synod for Oceania in St. Peter’s Basilica in 1998 -- both under the
rubric of 'inculturation,' adapting the rites of the church to speak to
the experience of local cultures. He also favors local decision-making
over centralized Roman control. In fact, both of the envelope-pushing
instances cited above originated with requests from local bishops."
(More on the shaman affair
NOW Comments: This is one of the more important interviews to
surface in quite some time, as Marini, who began his career as
personal secretary to the "architect of the New Mass" (accused
Freemason) Annibale Bugnini, tells the leftist
Reporter [NCR] that the liturgical "reforms" of Vatican II
are "irreversible," equating efforts to go back to an earlier liturgy
with Lot's wife, who was turned into a pillar of salt for turning back
to Sodom. Noting that he grew up with "the Mass of Pius V," he adds "I
don’t have any nostalgia for this older rite" because it "had to be
adapted to changing times."
Marini's departure as "Papal" Master of Ceremonies is seen as a reason
to cheer by those who believe that "Pope" Ratzinger is making a change
for the better ( that is, for
Tradition). What they fail to
recognize (or choose to ignore) is the fact that Piero Marini was
Benedict XVI's emcee for nearly two-and-a-half years (pictured together
below right) or that Benedict, far from showing any displeasure with
Marini, named him President of the Pontifical Committee for
International Eucharistic Congresses, meaning that he will still have
some input in liturgical matters, just not the liturgies of the "pope,"
which from now on are to take a more conservative style.
And the matter of the
motu proprio on the 1962 missal came up in
NCR interview. Marini did not want to discuss it at any
length and it's clear he would have gone a different route had it been
his call, but he did emphasize a bitter truth that many
traditionally-minded supporters of the motu simply don't want to hear:
"the pope himself wrote in the letter that
accompanied the motu proprio that it takes nothing away from the
authority of the Second Vatican Council. In the same way, the pope
said that this is no way detracts from the validity of the
liturgical reform. From my point of view, therefore, the motu
proprio does not change the need to keep moving forward with renewal
of the liturgy."
NCR chose to accompany the Marini
interview with a strongly worded editorial reminding all who read it
that the liturgical revolution was indeed a war against Tradition and
that descendants of those 20th Century Luthers are, like Marini, bound
and determined to prevent a restoration of the Faith:
"If liturgy has characteristically been below the radar for most
Catholics, opponents of Vatican II knew from the outset that the one way
to preserve Trent was to halt liturgical reform. To look back over the
42 years since the close of the council is to see that progress in the
reform has been real but slow, and to admit that any awakening of
Catholic laity to their full baptismal identity is still in the future.
At the same time, those devoted at many levels to a pre-Vatican II model
of the church have worked hard to bring down many aspects of liturgical
reform. Frustrating the process of vernacular translations, crimping the
rubrics for Mass to accentuate the ordained and, most recently,
restoring the Tridentine rite, are among the more visible signs of
Full text here:
Liturgy reform: No going back
A Challenging Reform
Vatican denies exorcist expansion
"The Vatican is denying reports it plans to install more exorcists
around the world so possessed people can get help quickly. 'Pope
Benedict XVI has no intention of ordering local bishops to bring in
garrisons of exorcists to fight demonic possession,'' Vatican spokesman
Federico Lombardi told reporters in Rome Friday."
Humanistic death mongers
The Global Warming suicide cult
"The Global Warming movement has been compared to a religion -- albeit
one without God, but with a vision of sin and repentance, damnation and
salvation. Not quite. Real religion is about improving the human
condition by encouraging moral conduct in obedience to the will of God.
The proponents of Global Warming are creating a suicide cult, which --
if followed to its logical conclusion -- will lead to human extinction."
Abortuary worker: "He got what he deserved!"
Blood-crazed abortion supporter nearly kills
elderly defender of the unborn
"At 6:30 am on Saturday, December 22, while most were snug in bed,
resting up for Christmas activities, veteran pro-lifer Ed Snell was
arriving at Hillcrest Abortion Center, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.…As
Ed stood on his platform that morning, a man and woman exited a car in
the parking lot and proceeded towards that door of the abortion mill.
When Mr. Snell tried to counsel the woman, his words were cut short when
the man became furious, jumped the fence and, in the words of [a
witness], 'leaped on the vehicle with Ed and catapulted him off of the
vehicle and onto the ground.' Mr. Snell hit his back and head on the
pavement and was knocked unconscious."
Swiss Modernist is his friend, mentor, likely
Tony Blair goes 'Catholic' (at least Hans Küng-style)
"The decision of former British Prime Minister
Tony Blair to join the Roman Catholic Church
might seem to be of little interest to
Americans, except for Anglophiles and students
of ecclesiastical politics. But Blair's
'conversion' -- a term left over from the
pre-ecumenical 20th century -- offers a timely
opportunity to compare and contrast the
relationship between religion and politics in
the United Kingdom and the United States."
Lodge Brothers?: A
number of sources (both Catholic and
non-Catholic) have argued that the above photo
shows Tony Blair and Benedict XVI shaking hands
in the Masonic fashion. Certainly, it does not
appear to be an everyday handshake, but we
wondered whether it matches the Lodge greeting.
It didn't take long to find that someone online
research that seems to increase the
likelihood significantly. While it doesn't
definitively prove the case, it does raise
speculation. Especially when the following
points are taken into account.…
What many don't realize is the friendship
between Blair and Modernist Swiss theologian
Hans Küng. In fact, Blair has, with the
prompting of the Vatican II heavyweight,
patterned a foundation after Küng's own Global
Ethic Foundation. It was speculated back in May
Küng persuaded Blair to become a "Catholic."
Now at about the same time the Freemason's were
awarding their Lodge brother
Küng for his services to Masonic "ideals" by
his promotion of a Global Ethic, a concept so in
keeping with the Brotherhood's notions of
religious indifferentism and a one-world
religion. (Also see
At the same time it should be noted that Blair
himself had been a suspected secret society
member months before his meeting with Benedict
XVI, as is evident in a
Is Tony Blair a
Now as for Ratzinger
the investigation goes on, but there are
certainly things he's said and done that would
point that direction, at least of him being a
Lodge sympathizer (for example, praying in a
mosque in the manner of a Muslim—very
much in keeping with Masonic principles).…
A disturbing track record
The legacy of Judas: National Right to Life's betrayal of the unborn
"In 1981, after President Ronald Reagan agreed he would sign federal
personhood legislation for the unborn, National Right to Life and their
longtime attorney James Bopp actually opposed that effort claiming they
supported a states' rights approach. Move forward in time a quarter
century to today. Notice that NRTL and Bopp have long opposed all state
personhood efforts. Demonstrated below, NRTL has continuously promoted
legislation that undermines the personhood of an innocent child. In
betrayal, NRTL quietly worked to oppose South Dakota's recent abortion
New group challenges National Right to Life
St. Paul's Outside the Walls to
Outside the Church
Papal basilica to open 'ecumenical' chapel
"An ecumenical chapel at St. Paul's Outside the Walls is one of the
first initiatives of the upcoming Pauline year. Cardinal Andrea Cordero
Lanza di Montezemolo, archpriest of the papal basilica, announced plans
for the chapel in an interview with
Communist and Freemasonic infiltration of
the Catholic Church (Part 1of 9)
New lectionary illustration deemed 'courageous initiative'
A test of courage: Have the Nativity painted by an
"The Italian bishops' conference has entrusted the illustration of the
new Lectionary to thirty contemporary artists, with their styles. It's
the first time that a liturgical book has been associated with modern
images. An audacious undertaking – and one immediately criticized."
'The 'Hanukkah, Christmas & Hajj Festival'
Maryand Novus Ordo church joins Jews, Muslims, Protestants in interfaith
"The first interfaith dinner was held last year during the holiday
season with nearly 100 members from the Islamic Society of Frederick and
two Jewish congregations — Congregation Kol Ami and Beth Sholom. This
year, five Christian communities were invited to participate in the
event — United Church of Christ, Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Church,
Unity Church, Frederick Interfaith and Unitarian Universalist
Congregation of Frederick.
Ferrara's 'Modernist termite' at it again
Kasper presides over Methodist event
"Cardinal Walter Kasper led an anniversary celebration Dec. 3, marking
the birth of Charles Wesley (1707-1788), one of the initiators of the
Methodist congregation. The ecumenical event was organized by the World
Methodist Council and held at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the
Walls. It was attended by the highest Methodist leaders and the Anglican
A Blessed Christmas
to all of our readers from the Novus Ordo
dearly-beloved, was born today: let us be glad. For there is no proper
place for sadness, when we keep the birthday of the Life, which destroys
the fear of mortality and brings to us the joy of promised eternity. No
one is kept from sharing in this happiness. There is for all one common
measure of joy, because as our Lord the destroyer of sin and death finds
none free from charge, so is He come to free us all. Let the saint exult
in that he draws near to victory. Let the sinner be glad in that he is
invited to pardon. Let the gentile take courage in that he is called to
life. For the Son of God in the fullness of time which the inscrutable
depth of the Divine counsel has determined, has taken on him the nature
of man, thereby to reconcile it to its Author: in order that the
inventor of death, the devil, might be conquered through that (nature)
which he had conquered.…"
St. Leo the Great
Sermon on the Feast of the Nativity )
'New' as in
Vatican gives Nativity scene a 'new look'
"This year's Nativity scene [at the Vatican--NOW] will be unlike any
other. Instead of the traditional depiction of a stable in Bethlehem,
on-lookers might soon find the Baby Jesus born in Joseph's Nazareth
workshop. The State Department of the Vatican announced the
transformation in setting and location, citing the need for 'a change'
and a desire to crack down on the various 'fanciful Nativity scenes' as
their reasoning, the
London Daily Telegraph reported."
NOW Comments: Considering some of the major doctrinal scandals that
have come forth from the post-conciliar Vatican, for many observers this
may seem a mere trifle by comparison, however, that is a mistaken view.
True, it may not have the shock value of Benedict XVI praying like a
Muslim at Turkey's Blue Mosque or John Paul II telling voodoo
witchdoctors in Benin that their religion and his can mutually enrich
each other. The new Nativity scene came about, stated a spokesman for
Benedict in the textbook Modernist jargon, because a
needed, yet the change is one that reflects
translation of the Gospel of Matthew and openly contradicts
the Gospel of Luke,
which does not state that Christ was born at St. Joseph's home, but at a
stable in Bethlehem
"because there was no room for them in the inn."
And St. Luke is very explicit as to why the Holy Family was in Bethlehem
and that to enroll in a census decreed by the Roman Emperor Caesar
Augustus. So, this move by Modernist Rome is putting two Gospels at odds
with each other, thus throwing into doubt the Divine inspiration of
scripture. Thus, this Christmas innovation ironically is as
in its way as any of those upon which "Pope" Ratzinger and company are
supposedly cracking down. And according to a well-placed
Zenit columnist in Rome, this
Modernist so-called "Nativity scene" is "very much of Joseph Ratzinger."
That we can well believe!
The aftermath of 144 sexual abuse claims
San Diego's Novus Ordo 'diocese'
sells land to
"San Diego's Roman Catholic diocese is selling land once set aside for a
new school campus in order to pay for its share of a $198 million
settlement with victims of sexual abuse by clergy."
A Catholic oasis in the Modernist desert
Mother Cabrini's shrine: A pictorial essay
Niederauer: Bay area's 'moral compass' without a needle
San Francisco 'Archbishop' speaks on political participation
"Using the 'high level of political consciousness and energy' in the
Archdiocese of San Francisco as a kind of backdrop, Archbishop George H.
Niederauer issued a pastoral letter on the role of the church in the
NOW Comments: Please excuse us for being less than enthusiastic
about Niederauer's posturing as a shepherd of souls, but we just have a
little trouble getting
these images out of mind. Two months later and he's
still Benedict XVI's man in what some claim has a higher percentage of
sodomites than any other city on earth.
Let's just say the water there won't be holy
Irish 'Jesuits'' sale of church will turn it into: tavern? traditional
Mass center? swimming pool?
Contradicts police report
'Priest' pleads innocent to jogging nude
"The Rev. Robert Whipkey entered his plea to the indecent exposure
charges this week, disputing a police officer's allegation that he was
found completely in the buff on a Frederick city street early one
morning, Denver's KMGH-TV reported Wednesday."
Holiday card from Modernist Rome
was knowingly allowed to prey on boys
Fort Worth 'diocese' reaches settlement with priest's accusers
"Three alleged victims of convicted child molester the Rev. Thomas Teczar have reached an out-of-court settlement with the Fort Worth Roman
Catholic Diocese. But their lawyer, Tahira Khan Merritt of Dallas, says
she's prepared to go to trial for a fourth man who says he was abused by
Teczar and another priest, the Rev. James Hanlon, who died in 1990."
Press release - Blinded by faith? Long-secret documents reveal Fort
Worth bishop was aware of priest's troubled past
1998 TV news report on allegations against Teczar
content and brief immodesty )
The latest in Novus Ordo 'relics'?
wanted to let you know that 'Ma' has arrived here safe and sound! You
were right.....she IS a beauty!!"
such "relics" ever become available for, say, John Paul II or Mother
here's proof that the minimum donation won't be
'New Mass' and Japanese tea ceremony meet
"Grand Master Jimyosai performs the tea ceremony at many
religious places, such as Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, but this
was the first time he had done so at a Catholic Mass. He used a new tea
bowl marked with a silver cross. The tea ceremony followed the homily."
USCCB reviewer caught okaying another film celebrating
"Harry Forbes, director of the United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops (USCCB) Office of Film and Broadcasting, has given a positive
review to the homosexually-themed 'Rent.' Forbes, whose initial positive
review of 'Brokeback Mountain' two years' ago was subsequently modified
by the USCCB, became the center of controversy earlier this month after
the USCCB withdrew his positive review of 'The Golden Compass.'"
For 1980 ritualistic murder of nun
Ohio prosecutors file brief against overturning
conviction of priest
"The Lucas County Prosecutor's Office filed an 80-page brief yesterday
detailing its reasons why Toledo priest Gerald Robinson's murder
conviction should not be overturned. Robinson was convicted in May,
2006, for the 1980 murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl, a 71-year-old
Catholic nun who was strangled nearly to death, then stabbed 31 times."
'Sacrilege: Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church'
Also see NOW's coverage in the
same reason Niederauer is still running things in San Francisco. He fits
Why is 'Cardinal' Kasper still in charge of anything at the Vatican?
"In a recent undated report by
The Catholic Herald online, we
learn that Cardinal Walter Kasper, the modernist termite who still holds
the position of head of the Pontifical Council for “Christian Unity” (PCCU)
is opposed to the idea 'that a breakaway group of Anglicans might be
received into the Catholic Church en masse,' and that he opposes it
'despite Benedict XVI’s personal support for such a move.'”
NOW Comments: Can't mistake a Chris Ferrara article. He loves to
throw the word "termite" around. Keep one thing in mind, however: When
he uses it, it's just a lawyer word that can mean anything or can mean
nothing. It's very pliable, like verbal Playdough. Pretty
strong-sounding expression, "modernist termite," isn't it? That's
something you'd expect from a real traditional Catholic. Trouble is that
in this context it's coming from a
sham traditionalist. Before
you brand us as being harsh, consider a couple of things. First, when
you read the context above, it seems that Kasper is being racked over
Ferrara's prosecutorial coals for opposing the position of the
"cardinal's" good friend, Benedict XVI, as to Anglicans joining the
Novus Ordo sect. It would seem, then, that the
Kasper, is tearing down what the "Catholic pontiff" Benedict is
attempting to build up. Well,
that sounds familiar.…
And so it should, for nearly three years ago, in February, 2005, the
same Chris Ferrara made an similar observation about another notorious
"More and more it becomes apparent that this man
is perhaps the most industrious ecclesial termite of the
post-conciliar epoch, tearing down even as he makes busy with the
appearance of building up. The longer Ratzinger 'guards' Catholic
doctrine, the more porous the barriers that protect it become."
(emphasis added throughout)
that Ratzinger, as in Papa Ratzi! Yet if
Fr. ("Cardinal") Joseph Ratzinger was such a destructive force in Rome,
even going so far as to attempt to consecrate a neo-modernist and to
thoroughly warrant the description of "industrious ecclesial termite,"
then how is it that he would be in opposition to a brother termite
(unless they were they were fighting over same piece of timber—LOL)?
Well, this is where something "miraculous" comes into the picture, You
see, two months after the Tale of Termite Joe something momentous
occurred. In a metamorphosis surpassing anything in nature, Ferrara's
termite turned into a Prada-clad butterfly, when Ratzinger was named the
counterfeit church's head. Also morphing remarkably was the attitude of
Remnant writer, for there in St. Peter's Square stood
Ferrara, weeping at the announcement of Benedict XVI's election. And
mind you, those weren't tears of sadness over an
now in position to inflict damage on a far grander scale. No, Chris
Ferrara had become a true believer, who would scurry back to his
laptop, banish the word "termite"
from his word list (at least for a couple of years or so) and wax
eloquent about the "great hope" for Catholics. The same man he had
sarcastically referred to as “our only friend in the Vatican” suddenly
had been transformed into
our only friend in the Vatican.
And the moral of this story? There's
still hope for "Cardinal" Walter Kasper. He, too, can instantly shed the
termite label. How? Simple. Be elected successor to his
former bug brother! And if he gazes carefully with his modernist eyes
upon the throng assembled in the square below him, he might just catch a
glimpse of an attorney whose eyes are welled up with tears of joy.
Ratzinger personally consecrates neo-Modernist bishop
The blind leading the blind
Hundreds join wacky 'Franciscan's' hunger strike for threatened river
"Hundreds of protestors have come out in force to support a Brazilian
Bishop's hunger strike to stop the environmentally destructive diversion
of the country’s fourth largest river."
A 'serial predator' of young boys
Church attorney admits in court that 'priest' was molester
"An attorney for the Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Indianapolis acknowledged in court Monday that one of its
priests 'was a child molester and serial predator' of young boys."
Led by Notre Dame Modernist Fr. Richard McBrien's TV interview
Bobby Schindler reveals shocking support by 'Catholic' clergy for
sister's euthanasia killing
"Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo, the young woman who was
dehydrated to death in Florida in 2005, has become a prominent opponent
of euthanasia since that wrenching time for his family. In a recent
Challenge magazine interview with Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia
Prevention Coalition, Schindler revealed the shocking details of the
support from many prominent Catholic clergy for the court ordered
removal of food and hydration from Terri. Bobby is a practicing Catholic
as was his sister."
Hospice Patients website: Terri Schindler Schiavo page
This is meant tongue in cheek,
Vatican strongly affirms Church's duty to faith
"Acknowledging 'a growing confusion about the Church's missionary
mandate,' the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has
released an important 19-page document strongly defending the right and
duty of all Catholics to spread the faith."
NOW Comments: Growing confusion? Couldn't guess where that's
coming from, can you? Maybe Ratzinger's Mad Tea Party known as Vatican
II? Yes, there you go. And now this great concern forty plus years after
the fact. What's behind it. Well, nearly all genuinely Catholic
missionary efforts were successfully smothered as a result of the novel
ideas that took hold after the Council about how all religions
are true in their own ways, so converting their adherents is not only
regarded as unnecessary, but even rude and intolerant. (The
true missionary activity of note today comes from traditional
Catholics.) So, again, why the fuss now about getting missions up and
running again. Sadly, it's because after the counterfeit faith
supplanted the true Faith in tens of thousands of once-Catholic churches
around the world, it has been deemed the appropriate time "to share the
full and abundant means of salvation" with others; not, mind you, the
only means of salvation, for that would be to deny the Modernist
"truth" that all false religions have at least partial mean of
salvation. (It's like equating a fast food takeout order and a
well-balanced, fully nutritious meal.)
Up to 100,000 pages of church documents
Providence, RI: More abuse files open
"[Rev. Roland] Lepire was a few years out of the seminary and the
assistant pastor at St. Aloysius in Woonsocket in 1979 when a mother
reported in an affidavit that her son was groped by the priest.…The
mother said that she brought her son to the Woonsocket police station,
where the boy was questioned; the police said that they believed him and
that they would be in touch. A few days later, the mother said in her
affidavit, a Woonsocket police detective came to her house.
"'He said the bishop [at that time Bishop Louis Gelineau] would like my
permission to handle this situation,' said the mother in her affidavit.
'.…According to the paper, what he [the bishop] was proposing was that
he would remove Father Roland from the parish and he would be given
necessary counseling. The document gave the bishop my permission to
handle the situation. It said that I would not press charges, and I
would not take any legal action.' Not wanting to put her son through a
trial, the mother said, she signed the paper. Father Roland was gone
within a few weeks."
Christ or Chaos
Conciliarism's Sacred Duty
"The twin forces of Modernity and Modernism have produced
a monstrous world, one in which most people have not a blessed clue as
to their identity as redeemed creatures or that they will have to face
the moment of their Particular Judgments after they die. Rather than to
seek with urgency the unconditional conversion of all men to the
Catholic Faith, however, the scions of the counterfeit church of
conciliarism want to engage in the sort of "obstinate wrangling" (called
'dialogue' in conciliarspeak) that was condemned by Lactantius, a Third
Century Catholic apologist, who was cited by Pope Pius XI in
Mortalium Animos, December 31, 1929. Indeed, Walter 'Cardinal'
Kasper, the President of the 'Pontifical' Council for Promoting
Christian Unity, said in the very presence of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict
XVI on November 23, 2007, that ecumenism is a 'sacred duty.'"
Theologians challenge Benedict XVI's
Confirmed: The Second Vatican Council was 'historic transition'!
"But from the historical point of view, Ruggieri objects, everything
changes. The 'novelty' of Vatican II is an undeniable fact. And
Ratzinger himself contributed to this, when he was German
(photo, left) expert consultant at the Council. According to Ruggieri, it was
the young Ratzinger who wrote the explosive address that Frings read in
the assembly hall during the first session, an address that broke
completely from the ecclesiastical magisterium of the last two
De Lubac: Holy Office destroyed by
"Pope" Ratzinger's claims of there being a
Novus Ordo continuity with the pre-conciliar Church (certainly aimed
in part to assure groups such as the Society of St. Pius X that he's
really a friend of Tradition at heart) not withstanding, the above
theologians have spoken a the truth and any Catholics not peering
from behind rose-colored glasses can see the break in continuity as
clearly as the nose on their faces. Any Catholic, that is, who will
admit that the "coincidental" pandemic radicalizing of priests and
religious during and immediately after Vatican II constitutes such a
break, as does the abandonment by the tens of thousands from the
priesthood and religious life also at that time. Any Catholic who
sees through the "new Mass" for the novelty that it is and hence,
the sharp break in continuity with the pre-conciliar Mass (so much
that the sham liturgy was foisted on the faithful in stages). Any
Catholic who can grasp that what's been done to the annulment
process, making nearly anything an excuse to "nullify" a marriage
and grant "Catholic divorce," is a profound attack on the sacrament
of matrimony and thus a disconnect. And so on.…we could build up a
large list, but for for those who want more proof of the
discontinuity being discussed, a good place to start can be found by
scrolling up the page you're now on and read what's on the link page
in the "About this page" section—as
we say, for starters. The incident alluded to above, Cardinal
Frings' infamous speech at the Council, was also mentioned by John
L. Allen in his book,
Cardinal Ratzinger: The Vatican's Enforcer of the
Faith, which we quote here:
was present for all four sessions of Vatican II as the chief
theological advisor Cardinal Joseph Frings of Cologne, Germany.
Frings repeatedly squared off against [Secretary of the Holy
Office Cardinal Alfredo]
Ottaviani (photo, right) over the direction the council
ought to take. It was Frings who, in one of the most dramatic
moments of the entire four years of Vatican II, proclaimed that
Ottaviani's office was a "source of scandal" to the world (to
world. a clear indication of the Modernist
orientation of Frings/Ratzinger in there wishing to conform the
Church to the dictates of secular opinion, especially when the
rest of the phrase is considered, “methods and behaviors do not
conform at all to the modern era," this the same Holy Office for
all intents and purposes as the one led by
Pope St. Pius X who, of course, waged war against these
theological ancestors only decades before—NOW).
Protestant observer Robert MacAfee Brown, who was in the council
hall on the day Frings spoke—November 8, 1963—said his criticism
of Ottaviani had "blown the dome off of St. Peter's."
Ratzinger's image today as a strong conservative and Roman
enforcer, it is easy to forget how central he was to Vatican II.
Theologians played a uniquely important role during the council,
drafting documents, and organizing coalitions and preparing
their bishops for floor debates, and
Ratzinger was the very
heart of all this activity (emphasis added—NOW). So
important were German theologians and bishops, in fact, that the
best early history of the council was titled simply The Rhine
Flows into the Tiber.
In the opinion of virtually anyone who
has ever studied Vatican II, Ratzinger was among the theologians
who had the greatest impact (emphasis added—NOW).
Time magazine's senior
religion correspondent Richard Ostling also has commented about that day
and the seeming contradiction between the liberal
of the Council and the alleged "watchdog of orthodoxy" in John Paul II's
wreckovated Holy Office (now ironically named the Congregation for the
Doctrine of the Faith):
the early 1960s, no one would have
thought Joseph Ratzinger would
become the enforcer of conservatism.
At the Second Vatican Council, from
1962 to 1965, Ratzinger and [Fr.
Küng (photo, left) were young
theological stars advising the West
German contingent. In those heady
Ratzinger and Kung
applauded from the sidelines as
Joseph Cardinal Frings, the
Archbishop of Cologne, electrified
the council by calling the
prosecutorial tactics of the very
office Ratzinger now leads "a cause
of scandal to the world." Ratzinger
is said to have ghostwritten most of
that speech. (emphasis added; see
Keeper of the Straight and Narrow
It's understandable, then, that Benedict XVI
prefers to revise perceptions of the Council in a way that suggests
a continuation of the previous councils, because to do otherwise
would be to directly implicate himself in
theological and spiritual upheavals the Church has ever been forced
A fine gift for Christmas or anytime!
An homage to Pius IX: The Pope's Cologne
More in the John Paul II mold
Zefirelli offers to do a 'happier Pope' makeover for Benedict XVI
"Pope Benedict has been offered a make-over by famous Italian film and
opera director to help him portray a 'happy image.' Reuters reports
Franco Zeffirelli says he will gladly be the image maker of the Pope,
who 'comes across as cold.'"
Survey reasons include problems with teachings,
Aussie 'bishops' listen to why people
stopped attending their churches
"Australia's Catholic Bishops have discussed a survey that reveals many
Catholics have stopped attending Mass because they feel the Church is
irrelevant to their lives."
Baptist leader joins 'pope,' Dalai Lama in documentary
Bad attitude 'Catholic'
TV review: Hard as Nails
"I grew up in the same city as Justin Fatica, a Catholic youth minister
who infuses his religious program with a touch of Scared Straight. It's
a small city with a predominantly Catholic citizenry. Fatica, a
Catholic, attended the region's most notable Catholic high school (one
that is still boys only). The HBO documentary Hard as Nails follows
Fatica as he builds his controversial Catholic ministry, Hard as Nails."
Hard As Nails Ministries Website
Preacher goes to extremes with passion for Christ
The worst chasuble ever
Yet CathCon insists on calling this man a Catholic
priest, apparently without the slightest trace of irony! When will they
The Ravenna Document - the Vatican II sect's latest
ecumenical outrage with the "Orthodox"
"A commission under Benedict XVI recently put out a document with the
'Orthodox.' It received many headlines in the mainstream press. The
commission which published the document is entitled the Joint
International Commission for the Theological Dialogue between the Roman
Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. The heretical document it
produced is called The Ravenna Document. If I were to sum up the
document in one sentence, it would be: A Vatican commission under
Benedict XVI has approved the schismatic 'Orthodox' view of the Church,
the 'Orthodox' view of the authority of bishops and how they work
together, the 'Orthodox' view of how ecumenical councils are approved,
Once-Catholic Ireland organizing secular schools
"Ireland's government announced Thursday it will organize new
nonreligious primary schools in the capital, a move that reflects
growing immigration and declining church power in this traditionally
Roman Catholic nation."
John Paul II confidant
Austrian 'Cardinal' Stickler dead at 97
Currently pastor of a Milwaukee church
Weakland's former secretary arrested high on
"The pastor of St. John Vianney Parish in Brookfield and former
priest-secretary to now-retired Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland,
was charged Tuesday in Milwaukee County with misdemeanor possession of
Procedure, chopped-up body part shown in hidden-camera exposé
The horrors of late-term abortion shown on Spanish television
Liturgical traditions attacked at Ave Maria University
"Despite its short life and frequent claims to being 'authentically' or
'unabashedly' Catholic, AMU already has a history of intolerance for
certain traditionalist forms and practices, and has acted in ways that
appear to misappropriate liturgical decisions to be made by priests or
the local bishop to, instead, lay university administrators."
Object to its anti-abortion, anti-euthanasia posture
Doctors in once-Catholic Italy want to scrap 'outdated'
"Senior medical figures in Italy are campaigning to scrap the
Hippocratic Oath for doctors on the ground that the passages forbidding
abortion and euthanasia are outdated. Giorgio Iannetti, a professor of
surgery at Rome University, said that the oath, which is read out by
medical students when they graduate, must either be abolished or
Fr. Harry Marchosky passes on at 84
Divide and conquer!
Novus Ordo sells off more churches in England
it with links to
other articles favoring film!
USCCB deep-sixes positive review of
The Golden Compass … sort of
"Days after its publication, a largely positive review of
Compass that appeared in Catholic newspapers across the country was
retracted this week by the United States Conference of Catholic
"The Golden Compass review can no longer be found on the service's Web
site. Instead, a brief message appears reporting the bishops' decision
and referring readers to other articles concerning the film and the
controversy surrounding it. Among those articles is
a review from Sister Rose Pacatte, director of the Pauline Center
for Media Studies in Culver City, Calif., in which she praises The
Golden Compass as 'a very exciting film about a young girl, Lyra, and
her high-spirited companion, Pan.'"
(Warning: immodest dress in
backdoor endorsement of
Golden Compass (while
Inside Catholic: Don't fear for 'Golden Compass,'
(an attack on the USCCB's review)
Golden Compass star predicts far greater
religious controversy in upcoming sequels
(in-your-face anti-Catholicism to come)
What is exhibited by the Novus Ordo here, whether it be the USCCB's
"now-you-see-it, now-you don't" review or those from other "Catholic"
sources is a thinly-veiled deviousness of purpose that's played over and
over in these writings. On the one hand, they'll say, yes we know the
author is an atheist who wants to destroy belief in God, but the film
also has some good values being represented. Or this review shouldn't be
construed as an endorsement of the film, but nonetheless it is an
uplifting fantasy that has it's young protagonists fighting for freedom
against oppressive forces. Yet, again, this isn't to say you should take
your family to see this movie, but if you
do take your family to
see this movie, here are the things to discuss with your children. And
so on.… Over and over are these enticements to generate interest:
wonderful acting, great special effects, a tale of wonderment and charm,
"intelligent and well-crafted entertainment," etc., etc. Instead of
admonishing on why Catholics shouldn't spend their hard-earned money to
further enrich a man who's made a living attacking God and His Church,
these false Catholics are doing everything in their power to pull people
into the theaters to watch the film. This phenomenon in allegedly
Catholic reviews (even officially sanctioned reviews) of subtly
promoting such trash and thus endangering faith and morals (witness the
"Catholic" support for the sodomite movie,
Brokeback Mountain, or
going a step further, the performing of the immoral plays at
once-Catholic universities) is proof that there is
a spirit far from
that of the Church at work here.
still not enough illegals?!
Niederauer, California 'bishops' call for fair
"California Catholic Bishops called for continued efforts towards
comprehensive and "fair" immigration reform Wednesday to protect the
rights of undocumented immigrant workers and their families in the U.S.
Archbishop George Niederauer said at a press conference in San Francisco
that the current immigration system is, 'outmoded because it does not
contain sufficient work visas for temporary migrant workers to enter the
country in a safe, legal, and orderly manner.'"
More false ecumenism from a master
Benedict XVI welcomes Baptists for talks
"Pope Benedict XVI met on December 6 with participants in a conference
on Scripture, jointly organized by the Pontifical Council for Christian
Unity and the Baptist World Alliance."
Another product of Novus Ordo seminaries
HIV-positive Navy chaplain receives two-year sentence
"An HIV-positive Navy chaplain was sentenced to two years
in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to forcible sodomy and other
charges, admitting that he forced himself on a Naval Academy midshipman
and had sex with an Air Force officer without disclosing his HIV status.
Lt. Cmdr. John Thomas Lee, 42 years old, of Burke, Va., was sentenced
after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors at a court-martial at
Quantico Marine Corps Base, south of Washington."
Vatican astronomer assails Creationism as superstition
"Speaking in Glasgow this week, Brother Guy Consolmagno said that
scientists should protect against the tendency of religion to slide into
superstition. In turn, he said, science needs religion 'in order to have
a conscience.' In the case of creationism, he said, believers have
constructed a theory that is not supported by scientific facts."
Muslim dervishes dance in once-Catholic Church
He wasn't there for conversions!
Wisconsin 'bishop' participates at
synagogue's Hanukkah service
"Two days after Catholics began their Advent season, the local Jewish
congregation began Hanukkah with an interfaith first for the Coulee
Jerome Listecki, head of the Diocese of La Crosse, addressed about
50 people at Congregation Sons of Abraham, making him the first Catholic
bishop to speak at the synagogue.
“I am here with you this evening as a friend,” Listecki said, wearing a
violet zuchetto that resembled the yarmulkes worn on the heads of Rabbi
Saul Prombaum and others gathered. “In that friendship, I share in the
confidence that together we might walk in a rededication to our freedom
and mutual respect directed by the light that guides our path.”
Novus Ordo church goes ga-ga over Hannukkah (scroll nearly
half-way down the page)
Relatively speaking, of course
Vatican: Benedict XVI didn't attack U.N.
"Benedict XVI has not accused the United Nations of moral relativism,
despite some media reports, explained a Vatican spokesman."
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