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Once-Catholic school's controversy
Obama and Notre Dame's Identity
NOW Comments: The better part of this
Indianapolis Star video could almost be
mistaken for something produced by Notre Dame to recruit prospective
freshmen. Scenes around campus are accompanied by narration supplied by
author and UND History Professor R. Scott Appleby, who speaks about the
school's beginnings in 1842, it's significance to American Catholics,
and Notre Dame's current diverse faculty and student population in what
is in all but name a secular learning environment. It isn't until the
end of the video, amidst scenes of pro-life protesters, that Appleby
gets to the controversy surrounding the scheduled Obama appearance, and
how the Administration needs to see with what the great "passion" many
alumni and others regard the
university and how "revealing" this reaction has been. He concludes by
bringing up how American "bishops" place the teaching against abortion
as "the centerpiece of their moral exhortations to the nation.
And their reasoning is if we get this wrong, we get everything else
wrong." All of this is divorced from reality. First, Obama could care
less about the protests; he has been invited by the university to be
awarded an honorary degree and to provide a commencement address in
which he gets to promote to graduates his warped vision of the nation's
future (he promises "an inclusive and respectful speech"―inclusive,
so he should fit right in!). Unless Notre Dame withdrawals its
invitation, Obama wins! Appleby's contention that the "bishops" place
the life of the unborn at the forefront of their concerns, their
exhortations (such as they are) have been so much hot air. Their bad
example of promoting the late "Cardinal" Joseph Bernardin's false
"seamless garment" theory (which had the effect of weakening defense of
the unborn), of teaching that it is permissible to vote for pro-abortion
candidates, and (aside from a few more principled "bishops") their
allowing such politicians to receive communion, speak louder than any
Let's remember one key fact: If the Novus Ordo hierarchy hadn't given
voters the green light to vote for Obama, there wouldn't be this
controversy in the first place. In fact, are the "bishops" who have
lined up to oppose the visit merely going through the motions, since
their protest is having no effect, something they no doubt knew from the
start? You know, this is something that provides credibility to men who
have lost much over the past decade with the endless news about child
molesting clergy who they've transferred to unsuspecting churches and
the enormous payouts to victims.
Given the track record of some of these men, the idea of them seeing
this an way to score easy public relation points certainly not out of
the realm of possibility. Nevertheless, viewing it less cynically, they
are taking the side of the angels on this issue, which is to be
commended. We simply want to see them follow up this stand with a
substantive, consistent policy against the pro-aborts. This isn't in and
of itself going to make them real bishops or even Catholic, but it would
be a positive step in the right direction and one for which they might
be given the grace to see their way out of the counterfeit religion.
'Papal' visit is first for Charles
"Prince Charles visited the Vatican on Monday for his first meeting with
a pope since his 1996 divorce from Princess Diana.The heir to the UK
throne was accompanied by his second wife, Camilla, the Duchess of
Cornwall, who wore the mandatory modest black dress and veil which the
Vatican requires for wives of dignitaries who meet the pope."
takes principled stand
Ex-Vatican ambassador spurns Notre Dame
"A former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican has
turned down the University of Notre Dame's highest award, citing the
school's simultaneous honoring of President Obama and its public
justifications for doing so. Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon
informed the university Monday morning that she would not accept the
Laetare Medal, whose past recipients have included America's only
Catholic president and a woman on the path to sainthood."
NOW Comments: Mary Ann Glendon, ironically Obama's former Harvard professor, has
rejected the opportunity to receive Notre Dame's prestigious Laetare
Medal because the university also intends to honor her pro-abortion,
pro-infanticide student. For that she should be commended. Some readers
will wonder why we choose to give her more acknowledgement than
"bishops" who have spoken out against the Obama visit. Really, there are
two reasons: 1. As far as we know she hasn't used her position to okay
voting for pro-abortion candidates (we'll retract this if anyone has
information to the contrary) and 2. She misses out on receiving a high
honor, whereas the "bishops" lose nothing. Yes, she's Novus Ordo, but
give credit where it's due.
Holocaust, not the Crucifixion, 'biggest
crime in the history of humanity' Küng: Catholicism heading
back to Middle Ages euronews:
Do you think there is a risk today that the Church is going backwards,
heading towards the middle ages, and that the Vatican II reforms are
being called into question? Hans Küng: Yes, absolutely. The Catholic church is once again
taking a course towards reaction, anti-modernism, and the Middle Ages.
"Why do you think Vatican II is still important today, and what must be
saved from it?" Küng: "Before Vatican II the Catholic church had, basically,
stopped the clock in the Roman Catholicism of the Middle Ages.…It was a real combat to firmly establish religious freedom,
and freedom of conscience. It was very exciting, and at the time Josef
Ratzinger and I shared the same ideas and thoughts. The consequences of
Vatican II were immense and historic.…If we cancelled all that, the
church would change into a fortified citadel, and trigger the exodus of
all those who do not want a return to the past."
(For the full transcript and video at original location,
NOW Comments: Fr. Hans Küng (to give him the title he no longer uses) was one of
the key Modernist figures of Vatican II; it was there he teamed with
other liberal periti in working the successfully bringing about
the subversion of the Church. The above interview show
him to be every bit as much as Modernist as he was back then, no
mellowing with age. Indeed, in 2007 he was the recipient of an award
for being a "free and brave thinker." (Given
Masonic ties, it is with perhaps a certain unintended
[?] justice that the interviewer refers to him
as "one of the architects of the Second Vatican Council.") The
introduction of the video revives an often repeated tale which speaks of
how 1968 student riots turned
Küng's then-colleague, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, towards more "conservative"
thinking. (Ratzinger himself
disputes such a characterization, by saying that his
thinking remains the same.)
surprise that Küng holds the Holocaust over the Crucifixion as "biggest
crime in the history of humanity." And how could it be otherwise with
him? Given his denial of the Divinity of Christ, it becomes solely a
numbers game with him: the death of one Jew versus the deaths of many
Jews. Surprisingly, after stating that the Catholic Church and
Protestant denominations are responsible for the spread of anti-Semitism
and need to make amends, he says that Jews likewise must be tolerant.
Tolerant in their relations with various churches is the first thought,
but he quickly dispels that notion by specifying that he means tolerance
towards Palestinians by allowing them to have a state of their own.
for Küng's purported fear that "the Church is going backwards," it's exactly what
one expect from a Modernist; likewise his talk of an "exodus of those
who do not want a return to the past," as though the correctness of an
act is dependent on public opinion rather than principle. Specifically,
he opposes the concept of the Church as "fortified citadel" that is
in the world but not of it―in
other words, he opposes the pre-Vatican II teaching of the Church
militant, preferring rather one that seeks in common with the world.
So, when he says that he and Ratzinger "shared the same ideas and
thoughts," it is instructive to find out that his ex-colleague
(pictured left in front of Tübingen University, where the two of them
favorably about how one of the works of the Council was to
demolish the bastions (in other words, fortified citadel) of
the Church raised up against a world hostile to God in such documents as
Venerable Pope Pius IX's
Syllabus of Errors.
This leveling of the citadel was largely accomplished, according to
Ratzinger, by Vatican II's
Gaudium et Spes,
which he says was set up in opposition to Pius's decree as a "counter-Syllabus"
that supposedly was more in keeping with the Church's place in the
modern world (never mind that 20th century persecutions against the
Church were far more widespread pronounced than anything Pius faced when
issuing his Syllabus
What may surprise some readers is that Ratzinger's rant about the
necessity to "raze the old bastions" came not during his days as
suit-and-tie radical at Vatican II, but as in his 1982 book
long after his alleged "great awakening" as a conservative. So, we
the fearKüng expresses about a return
to true Catholicism is really just a bit of playacting on the part of a
man who knows very well what the "Tradition-friendly" Benedict is
really all about. He knows there is no danger
whatever of that happening with Ratzinger. Indeed, when the smoke
finally clears and the whole truth about the post-Vatican II era is
finally known, we believe it will be revealed that despite their
apparent differences, Küng and Ratzinger have been working together
behind the scenes to carry out the Modernist agenda for a very long
For those who find that difficult to fathom, we ask it be recalled about
Ratzinger that he in no way repudiates Vatican II (indeed, he makes
acceptance of the Council a precondition for the Society of St. Pius X
bishops if they are to enter into "full communion" with Modernist Rome)
and, as shown above, that by his own admission his thinking today is
substantially the same as it was when he undertook his ruinous work over
45 years ago. Those who fail to keep this in mind and get caught up in
all of his lofty rhetoric and the trappings of Tradition with
which he often surrounds himself, also fail to see him for what he
really is: an unrepentant Modernist who is committed to "improving"
the Catholic Church by plowing under everything that is not in keeping
with the spirit of the age.
How a Conciliar professor views SSPX's big question
What does acceptance of Vatican II mean?
"'Adoption of the Second Vatican Council'
will be a condition of the Church on the SSPX in the future talks. So
has Pope Benedict XVI formulated it in his letter to the world’s bishops
on March 10. The German Bishops' Conference who have by canon lan no
right to authorize or prohibit anything made the conditions for a
dialogue stricter, by talking about 'complete acceptance' of the
Council. But what does 'acceptance' mean? Here lies the second problem
of the SSPX, but also that of most of their opponents. Adoption can mean
the council is not treated like a robber synod and put in the dock (as
was done by Lefčbvre), but it is legitimate, convened and presided over
by the Pope and thereby to respect its declarations, constitutions and
decrees as a legitimate act of the highest ecclesiastical authority."
Irish 'cardinal' meets with Protestant leaders
"Loyalist leaders and senior Roman Catholic clerics met on
Friday, pledging to work together to prevent a return to full-scale
violence in Northern Ireland." [Video opens in separate window.]
is not in the Host'
Maurice Zundel: The Eucharistic heresy of Paul
"Imagine if you hear someone say that he
believes Christ is just as present in a soup as in the consecrated Host,
in the Mass. Any Catholic would consider that such a person either does
not believe in Jesus’ real presence in the consecrated Host, or is a
pan-christic Gnostic, such as Teilhard de Chardin. Either way, whoever
makes such a scandalous statement would be taken as a heretic.
"Why should we draw any other
conclusion, in case it was a priest who made such a scandalous and
malicious statement? Why would we leave logic aside, in case the person
who asserted this phrase, which is definitely savoring of heresy, was a
priest and a friend of Pope Paul VI? For Maurice Zundel was a friend of
Mgr. Giovanni Batista Montini – who will become Paul VI – since 1923.…"
With few reinforcements on the way
The continued graying of Novus Ordo clergy
"In 2007, there are 261 active U.S. bishops -- including five of nine
cardinals -- leading dioceses; and 41,406 diocesan and religious order
priests serving 195 American dioceses. One in every six bishops are
closing in on the mandatory retirement age of 75 within the next two
years. More than half the bishops will reach the milestone within five
years, data from www.catholic-hierarchy.org indicates."
Paul VI confidant Jean Guitton admitted Since Vatican II '[Modernism is] the doctrine and method of the Church' The prominent French philosopher and theologian Jean
Guitton (1901-1999) was one of the most significant figures in the Novus
Ordo revolution. A friend of both John XXIII and Paul VI, he was invited
to the Second Vatican Council as a "lay observer." Although
regrettably a firm adherent to the counterfeit church, Guitton
nevertheless provided one of the most candid admissions by anyone as to the
utterly heretical nature of that
robber council, when he wrote:
“When I read the documents relative to the Modernism, as it was defined
by Saint Pius X, and when I compare them to the documents
of the Second
Vatican Council, I cannot help being bewildered. For what was condemned
as heresy in 1906 was proclaimed as what is and should be from now on
the doctrine and method of the Church. In other words, the modernists of
1906 were, somewhat, precursors to me. My masters were part of them. My
parents taught me Modernism. How could Saint Pius X reject those that
now seem to be my precursors?”
(emphasis added. Jean Guitton,
Portrait du Pčre Lagrange, Paris: Éditions Robert Laffont, 1992, pp.
Bishop Bernard Fellay and other leaders of the Society of St. Pius X:Please take heed lest you be the blind leading the blind into
Interfaith get together sponsored by ADL
NY Archbishop joins Catholic and
Jewish students in symbolic Passover Seder
"Extolling the virtues of unity, religious acceptance and interfaith
cooperation, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan shared a symbolic
Passover Seder with a group of Catholic and Jewish students. The
Interfaith Freedom Seder, organized and hosted by the Anti-Defamation
League (ADL), brought together more than 100 seventh and eighth-grade
students from the Immaculate Conception School of Jamaica Estates,
Queens and Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County."
NOW Comments: Simply put,real Catholics don't do
Seders, as they are religious rituals of a false religion, yet this was
one of Dolan's first acts after becoming New York's "archbishop"
(show above accepting applause at "Mass" when the appointment was
announced). Contrary to the propaganda advanced in the
Novus Ordo Church, there is no evidence that Seder of modern Jews bear a
close resemblance to that celebrated in the time of Christ. And there is
one feature of the modern Seder that certainly was not part of
the Last Supper and that should be repugnant to every devout Catholic:
"The Seder concludes with a prayer that the night's service be accepted.
A hope for the Messiah is expressed: "L'shanah haba'ah
b'Yerushalayim! - Next year in Jerusalem!" which plainly was
not spoken by Jesus and His disciples in the Cenacle. (See
Wikipedia's article for
as the press release below shows, the ADL wants to stifle any and all
open discussion about the Holocaust; in this case, the fact that many
Catholics were also killed by the Nazis. Foxman urges Benedict XVI to
see that "there will be consequences (within the Conciliar religion) for
those clergy who engage in Holocaust denial." It's amazing how a Jewish
advocacy group is allowed to dictate policy to supposed Catholics, but
would take offense if the tables were turned and a Catholic leader began
telling the synagogues what to do. Now, Foxman is instructing "Pope"
Ratzinger to play policeman for those like Bishop Richard Williamson who
question any details pertaining to the Holocaust, as though it's the
most important (perhaps even the only) issue in the world.
Supposedly, one of the gifts of Vatican II to the world was to open
dialogue, but in the case of people like Foxman there seems to be
considerably more talking than listening!
Christ didn't die for our sins
Zollitsch heresy championed
earlier by Rahner
recent authors deny that sacrifice is a central concept in the
Bible. Karl Rahner expresses doubts about whether Jesus
interpreted his own death as an expiatory sacrifice. Rahner
finds the idea of sacrifice in some late New Testament texts
that were overinfluenced, in his view, by primitive notions that
have subsequently been transcended. Reinterpreting the event for
the modern consciousness, Rahner expunges the concept of
propitiatory sacrifice and substitutes his concept of symbolic
or quasi-sacramental causality.…"
NOW Comments: Fr. Karl Rahner SJ (shown
above left at the Second Vatican Council with his protégé, Fr.
Joseph Ratzinger aka Benedict XVI), was one of the titans
of the "new theology" (read neo-Modernist theology)
that came into vogue in the 1950s and that permeated much of the
proceedings at Vatican II. His influence in Germany among
liberal Catholics during that period (and after) was enormous,
so it comes as no revelation that he was advancing the heresy
of no redemption decades before the new kid on the block,
"Abp." Robert Zollitsch. got into the act this
year during Holy Week.
federalization of the European Economic
Community into the European Union (EU) in 1993,
per Mikhail Gorbachev’s 1989 prescription for a
“common European home” from the Atlantic Ocean
to the Ural Mountains
absorption into the EU of “post”-communist
countries where leftist parties are still under
covert Soviet control via the International
Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties, the
International Communist Movement, the Socialist
International, the Party of European Socialists,
European United Left–Nordic Green Left, and
other inter-party organizations
transformation of Europe into a “neutral, socialist”
bloc of nations subservient to the Kremlin’s energy
imperialism, via projects such as the Nord Stream
and South Stream natural gas pipelines…
"Italian and some Spanish news media last
month carried comments from the head of the Holy See press office saying
that Pope Benedict XVI had not 'absolutely' condemned 'therapeutic' or
'indirect' abortion in a speech during his trip to Africa.…
Italian daily newspapers La Stampa and Il Messagero ran
headlines saying that the pope's comments were intended as support for
the archbishop of the diocese of Olinda and Recife, who had announced
the excommunication of those who had procured an abortion on a nine
year-old girl pregnant with twins.
The next day, however, Fr. Frederico Lombardi SJ, the pope's official
spokesman, denied that the pope had been referring in his speech to the
Brazilian situation. He was quoted by Sandro Magister, one of Italy's
most respected Catholic journalists, saying, 'The pope absolutely was
not talking about therapeutic abortion, and did not say that this must
always be rejected.'…
'Pro-life advocates in Italy have said that the confusion Fr. Lombardi
was attempting to avoid has ultimately been exacerbated by his attempt
at clarification, particularly in his unclear use of the euphemistic
term 'therapeutic abortion.' This term has been identified by pro-life
advocates as a pseudo-medical neologism that is employed by the abortion
movement as a propaganda tool."
Does "Pope" Ratzinger actually support some abortions? The knee-jerk
answer would be, "No, of course not." But the above story bears further
investigation. Let's not forget that Benedict sent a letter of
congratulations to pro-abortion militant Barack Hussein Obama, and has
routinely allowed pro-abortion politicians to remain members of the
Novus Ordo Church, be honored at once-Catholic universities and even
receive communion at the whim of the local "bishop." Nothing should
surprise when it comes to Ratzinger, though we're also sure that the
above comes with another readymade plausible denial waiting in the
wings, should the need arise.
But he admits some Council teachings are ambiguous!
Pell: SSPX must accept Vatican II
In the above interview, 'Cardinal' George Pell, head of the Novus Ordo
Church in Sydney, Australia, is asked whether he favors the lifting of
the "excommunications" of the four bishops of the Society of St. Pius X.
Answering in the affirmative, he says that if they are to come back they
must accept Vatican II and reject anti-Semitism. What's interesting is
what comes next. The interviewer asks him if that means he believes that
Vatican II contains teachings that all Catholics must embrace, and Pell
goes, "Yes, I think so…yes, yes, basically.…" He thinks so. Now
this man is supposed to be part of the teaching authority of the Church,
yet he doesn't know for certain if Vatican II constitutes part of the
Magisterium? He's not sure whether those teachings absolutely require
the assent of the Faithful, but he's willing to bind the SSPX to accept
them? Amazing! The bit about the bishops accepting the Vatican II
condemnation of anti-Semitism is aimed, of course, at Bishop Richard
Williamson, but that's assuming a lot about his beliefs, as his widely
known comments about Jewish deaths during World War II were in no way
anti-Semitic, for he only questioned how many died. At no time did Bp.
Williamson excuse Nazi atrocities, or worse, say that they were
something good, which of course would have anti-Semitic. Pell goes on to
call the SSPX "that wing of the Church," which of course would be
nonsense if he were talking about the Catholic Church, for if a
group is truly Catholic, it is not part of any faction. But all of this
is the skewed thinking of the Conciliar Church in action. Thank you,
"Cardinal" Pell, for the object lesson!
no problem per se with antichrist speaking there
Obama honorary degree remains sticking point
"Bishop John M. D'Arcy is telling Catholics that President Obama could
rightly be brought to the University of Notre Dame to discuss health
care or immigration, but being given an honorary law degree at
commencement defies the nation's bishops."
While it's commendable that "Bp." D'Arcy opposes the conferring of a
degree on such a man, unfortunately he
supports the same ambivalent political stance
advocated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, a stance
that helped catapult Barack Hussein Obama to the White House last fall
with more the 50% of the "Catholic" vote. The c>orrect
Catholic position regarding those invested with power comes from St.
Peter: "God is not a respecter of persons. But in every nation, he
that feareth Him, and worketh justice, is acceptable to Him." (Acts
10:34-35) Since Obama is guilty of working the
greatest manner of injustice against the unborn and newly born,
and as such he is not respected by God, and neither should he be
respected by godly men. Yet what D'Arcy and his fellow "bishops" want is
to ignore Obama's militant support of crimes crying out to God
for vengeance, as though that's a mere inconvenience that can be
overlooked. It's true that there are times it is absolutely necessary
for Americans to deal with a President regardless of political
differences, but to allow one who is an antichrist to the campus
of a supposedly Catholic university is unacceptable, to say the least,
whether it is to be given an award or merely to speak. And there's a
sick irony in Notre Dame officials conferring an honorary law
degree to a man who consistently has sought to do everything in his
power to pervert the law unjustly against the God-given rights of
the unborn and newly born, as well as in the fact that his appearance is
scheduled to come just a few months after the university established a
fund! Are they insane?
Crisis in the SSPX
Fr. Méramo: Bishop Fellay accepted 95% of
"How is it possible to accept what you stated
eight years ago (in an interview to the daily La Liberté on May
11, 2001, published by DICI n. 6, on May 18, 2001), that is, that 'we go
along with about 95% of the Second Vatican Council,' without being a
liberal and modernist? The liberals and modernists themselves
acknowledge that Council Vatican II was 'the 1789 in the Church,'
according to Card. Suenens, that is, the French Revolution of 1789
inside the Church.
"Or as then Card. Ratzinger (today Benedict XVI) said: 'The problem of
the Council was to assimilate the values of centuries of liberal
culture' (Marcel Lefebvre, They Have Dethroned Him,
introduction). Thus, it is clear that whoever accepts 95% of Vatican
Council II, accepts 95% of the French Revolution inside de Church, and
also assimilates centuries of liberal culture in the Church. And 95% is
a very high percentage.
"Then comes the great question: What are you saying when you affirm that
you are going to dialogue with Rome on doctrinal issues? What are you
going to discuss? The remaining 5%? This alone bluntly demonstrates the
parody, deception, lie and falsity [of your position], all executed with
the great appearance of seriousness while in fact everything was
becoming increasingly rotten."
NOW Comments: Kudos to Fr. Méramo for having the courage to speak the truth. The
above passage is from his response to Bp. Fellay, after the latter
expelled him from the Society of St. Pius X and his expulsion was due to
speaking out against the looming capitulation. What is extremely
disturbing is that Bp. Fellay is silencing those in the SSPX who are
speaking out for Catholic Tradition and trying to warn him of his folly
before it's too late. It's as though Bp. Fellay's message to them is, "I
will continue my compromises with Modernist Rome as I please and
whosoever dares challenge me shall taste my wrath. Keep your mouths shut
if you know what's good for you." These are frightening
days for SSPX
priests who seek to hold fast to the Church's true Magisterium, while
there Superior is engaging in a Stalin-like purge against them.
of the betrayal
The Pope of the Council:
John XXIII and Masonry
"If John XXIII interrupted the chain of condemnations and
excommunications accumulated by all of his predecessors in
being silent on Masonry, it cannot however be said that he
was neutral on this subject. According to the experts’
unanimous consensus, it is under his pontificate that was
begun the volte face, and that for the first time dialogue
was opened. We present the evidence: Dupuy, the Grand master
of the Grand Lodge of France, declared that 'John
XXIII and Vatican II provided formidable impetus to the task
of clarification, and to reciprocal détente in the relations
between the Church and Masonry.' (emphasis added)"
JAW DROP! Brazen heresy broadcast
on German television
Zollitsch: Christ did not die to atone for our sins
"The Chairman of the German Bishops' Conference and
archbishop of Freiburg, Robert Zollitsch believes that Christ’s
crucifixion is just a psychological support for those who suffer. On
Holy Saturday, the archbishop denied the Expiatory Death of Christ in an
interview with the German TV station 'Hessischer Rundfunk.'
"Christ 'did not die for the sins of the people as if God had needed a
sacrificial offering or something like a scapegoat,' the archbishop
"The journalist asked Zollitsch: 'You would now no longer describe it in
such a way that God gave his own son, because we humans were so sinful?
You would no longer describe it like this?'
"To this question Zollitsch replied with a clear "no.…'"
what you will about "Archbishop"
Robert Zollitsch (click link to see some
of his other beliefs, such as support for formal state recognition of
"same-sex" unions), but you have to admit that when it comes to spouting
heresy, he doesn't mess around, but goes straight for a really
big dogma to trash. No simple denial of a "secondary" dogma, like the
Primacy of Peter for him; Zollitsch aims straight at the very heart of
the Catholic Faith, tackling a core belief so essential that, along with
the Holy Trinity, Original Sin, the Incarnation and the Resurrection, it
serves as the foundation for all of the other dogmas. Down through the
ages many have denied the efficacy of Christ's death to redeem, but it's
taken Zollitsch to go beyond simple heresy and turn it into
psychobabble: The Crucifixion seen as but a mere therapeutic prop for
The really scary thing is that considering the times we live in
Zollitsch's remarks aren't really all that daring. He was able to voice
them on German television with the full understanding that likely not
more than a handful of people in Novus Ordo churches would even know
enough about the Faith to disagree with him and far fewer would make the
effort to object. Quite frankly, many of them would regard the issue to
be relatively minor or might even side with Zollitsch.
Of those who do object to his heresy, some contacted Gloria.TV to
express themselves. The website reported of some of its readers wanting
Zollitsch to "recognize the Second Vatican Council" and added "The
Council declared - in line with the twenty preceding Councils - that
Christ made atonement for the sins of the people." (see the decree
Interestingly, despite Vatican II's many departures from Catholic
Tradition, those pushing for Modernist change knew well when to back
off, for despite the liberal leanings of many bishops in attendance, it
would have been impossible to find a way to get a majority of them to
deny this bedrock belief―they
weren't that far gone.
Making reference to Vatican II makes sense to many conservatives in the
Conciliar Church, because they accept the premise that it doesn't
constitute a break from the past; further, they can turn the tables on
Zollitsch, who, like most Novus Ordo "bishops," makes constant appeals
to the council to justify pushing forward his radical agenda. This is
the wrong approach, obviously, as it gives a false council equal footing
with the authentic ones. Rather, what Zollitsch needs to do is to
recognize the true Magisterium of the Church up through the reign of the
last undisputed Vicar of Christ, Pope Pius XII.
Now, some will ask whether Benedict XVI, whose many heresies don't
appear to include this one (at least not overtly; he has stated
that Christ "has taken all our sins upon himself," but how does he
interpret that?), will discipline Zollitsch for his remarks. We don't
think so; at most, he may be asked for a "clarification" of his views,
but even that would surprise us. Why? Simply because in the Conciliar
Church the parameters are wide for varying "theological opinions," even
when a dogma is involved, and very few (as in almost none) are the times
when a Vatican II "Pope" has pressured anyone to retract a heretical
teaching. And to be quite honest, the ones who were pressured
(you can count them on one hand) should seriously consider asking for an
apology from Modernist Rome, because someone like Hans Küng has denied
or otherwise questioned just about every dogma imaginable and is still a
Novus Ordo priest in good standing (he received not so much as a
suspension and the nebulous prohibition from him being granted the title
"Catholic theologian," imposed by John Paul II and much ballyhooed in
conservative Conciliar circles, isn't to be taken seriously, as he's a
best-selling author whose books on theology can be found in the
libraries and as in-class texts of virtually every ostensibly Catholic college and university
around the world, schools at which he is and has been welcomed as an
esteemed and honored guest
Show trial to follow?
Bp. Williamson investigation could still take
"An end of the investigation
of the British Bishop Richard Williamson due to alleged racial hatred is
not in sight. Williamson denied the Holocaust in an interview with a
Swedish television station . According to the Local Public Prosecution
on Tuesday, a mutual assistance request is being made to Sweden to
interview the responsible journalist."
prayed like a Muslim, what else do you want?!'
Islamic hardliners demand 'Pope' apologize for
prophet comments before Mideast visit
"Jordan's powerful Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday
demanded Pope Benedict XVI apologize ahead of his Mideast tour for his
previous remarks about the Prophet Muhammad that
many Muslims interpreted as insulting their faith. The controversy
centers on a speech the pope made in September 2006 about Islam and
violence in which he quoted a Medieval text that characterized some of
the teachings of Muhammad as 'evil and inhuman,' particularly 'his
command to spread by the sword the faith.'"
Former Buffalo church to become mosque
Muslim group has purchased the former Queen of Peace Catholic Church,
rectory, convent and school on Genesee Street and plans to use the
complex as a community center and mosque."
Superiors told him to shut up about it
Ex-'priest' accuses another of teen abuse
"A former Roman Catholic priest filed a lawsuit Monday claiming
that as a teenager in Southern California he was sexually abused by a
priest who was his mentor. Ben Rodriguez, who left the priesthood in
2006, claims that Gordon J. Pillon molested him multiple times from 1978
to 1981 at Pillon’s apartment in the rectory of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Church in La Habra."
an antichrist comes to campus
Obama demands Georgetown U cover
Christ's monogram for his speech
"Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram
“IHS”–symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a
pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on
Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs
and symbols there.…"
"For he that
shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful
generation: the Son of man also will be ashamed of him, when he shall
come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
Keeping your wits when those around you are losing
Awakening from a false obedience: Courageous SSPX priests oppose planned
[An excerpt from a priest's letter to Bp. Fellay] "On that
occasion I spoke out – with great repugnance – on behalf of other
priests who encouraged me to do so. I was not just expressing my
personal opinion. For five years, I have been convinced that this
development constitutes part of a skillful process designed by certain
subversive priests who managed to occupy strategic positions in the SSPX
(as superiors, in seminaries, media and finances) in order to lead it to
this merger [with modernist Vatican].…"
Christ or Chaos
Piracy, Conciliar Style: Levada at the CDF
"As is the case with the man who appointed him, Joseph
Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, William Levada, who went to Saint John's
Seminary in Camarillo, California, with fellow Modernists Roger Mahony
and George Niederauer and Tod Brown, does not believe that he is bound
to accept past dogmatic definitions as these are subject to different
interpretations 'in new circumstances and in the light of new
South Bend 'bishop' criticizes protests planned
for Obama at ND
"Following a meeting with Notre Dame University President, Fr John
Jenkins, Fort Wayne - South Bend Bishop John D'Arcy has called on
Catholics to 'stay away from unseemly and unhelpful demonstrations'
against President Obama. 'I urge all Catholics and others of good will
to stay away from unseemly and unhelpful demonstrations against our
nation's President or Notre Dame or Father John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.,'
Bishop D'Arcy wrote."
It is symptomatic of the times that a supposed Catholic bishop would
implicitly defend the appearance of an enemy of Christ at a
once-Catholic university, on which occasion a honor is to be conferred
upon a supporter of sins crying out to God for vengence.
blessings from Novus Ordo Watch
O death, where is your sting? O hell, where is your victory?
Christ is risen, and you are cast down!
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen!
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is risen, and life is set free!
Christ is risen, and the tomb is emptied of its dead.
For Christ, having risen from the dead, is become the
first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
To Christ be glory and power forever and ever. Amen!
Benedict XVI denies Christ's Resurrection
while 'affirming' it "Easter is not based on a myth, a theory or a
fairy tale, but rather on the very real historical
event of Christ's death and resurrection, says Benedict XVI. The Pope
said this today during the Easter message he delivered from St. Peter's
balcony at midday before he imparted his blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the
city of Rome and the world). He began with the question: 'What is there
"Pope" Ratzinger's comments concerning Christ's Resurrection reveal him
to be an unsurpassed master in doubletalk: He manages the not-too-easy
task of denouncing Modernist interpretations of the Resurrection, while
in the end positing one of them himself! He states that the
Resurrection "is not a theory, but a historical reality," and "is
neither a myth nor a dream, it is not a vision or a utopia, it is not a
fairy tale, but it is a singular and unrepeatable event: Jesus of
Nazareth, son of Mary, who at dusk on Friday was taken down from the
Cross and buried, has victoriously left the tomb." Sounds pretty
orthodox, right? But then he takes an abrupt left turn by declaring:
"Jesus is risen not because his memory remains alive in the hearts of
his disciples, but because he himself lives in us, and in him we can
already savor the joy of eternal life." While Christ could not live in
us without the Resurrection, that is an effect of the Resurrection and
not its reason, as suggested by Benedict. And although he refers to our
Lord as having risen in a "glorified body," it is permissible to wonder
what precisely he means by that or whether he's engaging in some form of
mental reservation, since in his book,
Introduction to Christianity,
he writes: “To recapitulate, [St.] Paul teaches, not the resurrection of
physical bodies, but the resurrection of persons…”
Background of the betrayal
Bugnini’s '51 Easter Vigil: 'First Step' to the Novus Ordo
"Laymen who frequent Masses offered under the auspices of
Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum or
organizations such as the Society of St. Pius X are under
the impression that the rites they see performed there
represent the apex of pre-Vatican II Catholic liturgical
tradition vis-ŕ-vis the New Mass of Paul VI. In the case of
the Holy Week, however, this impression is false, because
these groups use the 1962 Missal. This Missal incorporates a
great number of liturgical changes that were introduced in
the 1950s and that prepared the way for the Novus Ordo." [Note:
Analysis of other Holy Week changes can be found at the
bottom of the linked page."]
"Italian journalists writing for
were claiming that the (Bishop Richard) Williamson affair was the
result of a conspiracy between
Ali Fegan and the Swedish national TV network and the French
journalist and Lesbian activist Fiametta Venner who had written a
Les Nouveaux Soldats du pape,
attacking the SSPX in France and an unnamed official in the Vatican,
with good contacts in Scandinavia, who wanted to thwart the
re-union. The bishop of Sweden, Anders Arborelius, OCD, was no
friend of the SSPX in Sweden and clearly upset by the SSPX’s
campaign to reconvert Sweden back to the Catholic faith. Arborelius
spoke of inclusivity as the chief characteristic of Catholicism,
something clearly at odds with racism and intolerance, which he
seemed to imply was motivating the SSPX in its attempts to convert
the Swedes. By the end of the first week of the controversy, Vatican
Spokesman Federico Lombardi was one of the few people who still
claimed that the timing of the reversal of Williamson’s
excommunication and the Swedish broadcast were 'absolutely
No one will accuse E. Michael Jones, the author of the
above column, of being a friend of Traditional Catholicism. A number
of his articles in the past took aim at various groups and
individuals, all with the intent on making them appear foolish and
even dangerous. And in the current piece he's at it again, leveling
pot shots equally in the direction of two ostensibly traditionalist
targets: the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) and
Christopher Ferrara. Nevertheless, there also is quite a bit
of interest, including the passage above. Even in some of what he
writes against the "recognize and resist" crowd, he makes
a few valid points, though we obviously must take exception to his conclusions.
to give him religious instruction (LOL)
Hindus praise 'Pope' for citing Upanishads on Good
"Hindus have applauded Pope Benedict for including verse from ancient
Hindu scripture Upanishads in the Good Friday Meditations and Prayers
led by him at Roman Coliseum. Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a
statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was a remarkable gesture
from Pope and invited him to study more ancient Hindu scriptures, which
were very rich in philosophical thought. He or other Hindu scholars
would gladly provide the help and resources in this regard, if asked,
For those familiar with the thought of Benedict XVI there is nothing
remarkable about the gesture; in fact, it is absolutely in character for
the man who once wrote that "For the Christian, Krishna is a dramatic
symbol of Christ.…" ["Cardinal" Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of
Catholic Theology, Ignatius Books, 1982, p. 326] Krishna (pictured
above, in some of his many forms), of course, is a Hindu deity, more
precisely, an avatar (or incarnation) of Vishnu, the second
of Hinduism's false trinity (the other two gods being Brahma and Shiva).
Now, in the Old Testament we see "types" of Christ, that is, people or
things that in a sense signify or symbolize Him (for example, Isaac,
especially as God commanded his father Abraham to
but in writing as he has, Ratzinger attempts to do something totally
different and that is to link our Lord with what Holy Scripture and Holy
Mother Church plainly tell us is a demon (Psalm 95:5; 1 Cor.
10:20). As St. Francis Xavier, the great missionary to India who did so
much to lead that spiritually oppressed people out of the darkness of
Hinduism, once forcefully declared: "All the invocations of the
pagans are hateful to God, because all their gods are devils."
Likewise is the Ratzinger quote hateful to God, as it manages to be both
blasphemy and apostasy.
The idea that Christians see in
Krishna a "dramatic symbol" for Christ is so utterly alien to the sensus
Catholicus that it is amazing even such a Modernist as Ratzinger
would so boldly make such an assertion in print. For him to be able to
do so speaks volumes about the great success of the Vatican II
revolution in standing fundamental Catholic teachings on their head to
an extent where scarcely anyone so much as raises a whimper of protest!
If true Catholics
wouldn't try to equate Christ and Krishna, then just who would?
For one, those who adhere to New Age ideas like the so-called "Cosmic
Christ." Also, certain humanists who see Christ as merely one of
many similar hero myths of ancient world.
Oh, and get this: Hindus. "Actually, it doesn't matter –
Krishna or Christ – the name is the same. The main point is to follow
the injunctions of the Vedic scriptures that recommend chanting the name
of God in this age." (See picture on the right, which promotes
the false idea of a unity of the two.) So taught Swami Prabhupada, founder of the
International Society for Krishna Consciousness, a group that
popularized Hinduism in the West (the late ex-Beatle George Harrison, a
fallen-away Catholic, was its best known adherent). In Canada another
guru has put out a video touting how supposedly Christ consciousness and Krishna consciousness are
one and the same. (This "consciousness" means the attainment
through yogic meditation of a sense of oneness with the universe,
ultimately leading to the serpent's lie in the Garden of Eden:
"Your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and
evil." [Gen. 3:5]) So these are Ratzinger's "Christians"
who embrace the heretical Christ/Krishna link.
Benedict XVI's quoting of false scripture of pagans approvingly on the
most solemn of all feast days is an enormous outrage, but as we've seen
it is quite in keeping with the destructive thought of a man who would
dare equate a devil with our beloved Savior. It is time Catholics
look past Ratzinger's occasional nods toward Tradition and start seeing
him for what he really is, a dangerous enemy of Christ and His Church.
"Modernists do not deny, but actually maintain, some confusedly, others
frankly, that all religions are true. That they cannot feel otherwise is
obvious. For on what ground, according to their theories, could falsity
be predicated of any religion whatsoever?…In the conflict between
different religions, the most that Modernists can maintain is that the
Catholic has more truth because it is more vivid…"
Pope St. Pius X[from the encyclical
In their Church
is open to debate! Novus Ordo 'convert' Tony Blair
tells Benedict XVI to 'rethink' his views on 'gays'
"Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, speaking in an interview with
a homosexual magazine, has advocated that Pope Benedict XVI 'rethink'
the Catholic position on homosexual acts. The Catholic Church teaches
that homosexual acts are 'intrinsically disordered' but does not comment
on homosexuality's origins. The Church also calls on Christians to treat
homosexuals with 'respect, compassion, and sensitivity,' the
Catechism of the Catholic Church
SSPX's love/hate relationship with Modernist Rome
The Bride of Frankenchurch "So does Bishop Fellay really think that we are going to
discover that Dignitatis Humanć, the decree on
religious liberty, meant to say exactly what Gregory XVI and
Pius IX said, namely that religious liberty is an insanity?
Is Ratzinger really going to say that this document in fact
means that religious liberty is an insanity?
"Does Bishop Fellay really think that Ratzinger is going to
say that the decree on ecumenism really means that the Roman
Catholic Church is the one, true Church, outside of which
there is no salvation, and that all non-Catholic religions
are false sects, and that ecumenism really means that all
who are in these false sects must abjure their errors before
God, and become Roman Catholics in order to be saved? Does
it really mean that non-Catholic sects are not, in fact,
means of salvation, contrary to what the document explicitly
An accusation concocted by Communists
The Pius XII as Hitler's friend
calumny: A myth refuted
"The "black legend" of a pope who was a friend of Hitler and a
supporter of totalitarian regimes was not born, as is often maintained,
in Jewish circles, in response to the presumed silence of Pius XII on
the Holocaust, but in the communist world, in the period during which,
shortly before the end of the second world war, the division of the
world into two opposing blocs was approaching, one under Soviet
influence and the other under that of the United States...."
Quebec's apostates in action Bp. Williamson not welcome in negotiations
Levada: Schism with Lefebvrites not healed yet "In his first public comments since Benedict lifted the
excommunication of the four bishops in January, Vatican doctrinal chief
Cardinal William Levada tells TIME that important, and potentially
insurmountable, differences still separate the Vatican and the group
known as the Society of St. Pius X. Pointing to the Pope's letter last
month to the world's bishops that addressed the controversy, Levada says
the removal of the excommunication was a 'gesture of mercy ... [and]
invitation to a dialogue.' But as matters currently stand, Levada says,
'the Society lacks canonical status to exercise ministry in the
News from the Rockville Centre
A tribute to our modern pastor
NOW Comments: Yes, your pastor is a real "prize." (Then,
again, you've had more than your share of "prizes"
over the years, haven't you?) His style is thoroughly updated and a
stunning example of the "new springtime" in practice. And your "bishop"
really knows how to pick 'em. But please don't whine about it. If "Bp."
Murphy appointed him, then everything should be okay, right? After all,
Murphy's been running things since he was tabbed for the post by John
Paul II in 2001 and no one in Modernist Rome has a problem with him, so
get over it, would you? Then, again, you could buy a clue and figure out
that nothing's going to change, because it's the Novus Ordo Church and
not the Catholic Church we're talking about. It's time for you to wipe
your hands of that counterfeit and find a truly traditional Catholic
church to attend. In the end, whining never changes anything, it just
makes you sound pathetic.
Call me 'Vin' Vincent
Nichols named head of Novus
Ordo in England "Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Birmingham
will succeed Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor as leader of
the Catholic Church
in England and Wales, sources confirmed tonight. The news
will be formally announced at a press conference at
Archbishop's House, Westminster, at 11 am tomorrow morning (Friday, April 3)."
NOW Comments: What we read here about Nichols is that he "a forceful
character who was once regarded as a liberal" who has "some
old-style liberals in his entourage," and who has "never
celebrated Mass in the Extraordinary Form," though he is not
expected to "restrict its celebration…." So we're talking,
in other words, about an English version of Ratzinger.
(True, if you want to be a stickler, Ratzinger did once say
the Latin Mass, but that was prior to becoming "Pope," when
he was a "Cardinal" under John Paul II.) In any event, this
does seem to be the sort of appointment to be expected from
'By inviting Barack Obama to deliver
the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Notre
Dame, the Rev. John Jenkins has polarized the Catholic community
nationwide -- and raised a question. What does it mean to be a
Catholic university in post-Christian America?"
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