The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of men's hands.
 They have a mouth, but they speak not: they have eyes, but they see not.  They have ears, but they hear not: neither is there any breath in their mouths. (Psalm 134:15-16.)
The makers of idols are all of them nothing, and their best beloved things shall not profit them. They are their witnesses, that they do not see, nor understand, that they may be ashamed.  Who hath formed a god, and made a graven thing that is profitable for nothing?
There are many Girondist/Menshevik conciliar revolutionaries who have eyes, but who see not.
That is, some of the false bishops and presbyters within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism recognize the heresies contained in Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s Amoris Laetitia, March 19, 2016, but who do not understand or accept the fact that they themselves are members of a false religious sect that is based upon one heresy after another, starting with the heresy of dogmatic evolutionism that makes a mockery of the immutability of God and subjects His Divine Revelation to the vagaries of contingent beings.
As has been asked repeatedly on this site, it is unfathomable that these Girdonists/Mensheviks can see the false “pontiff’s” heresies concerning the Sixth and Ninth Commandments but who support Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s philosophically absurd and dogmatically condemned hermeneutic of continuity and said not word one about the retired antipope’s incessant violations of the First Commandment by heaping praise upon false religions and personally esteeming their symbols with his own priestly hands, frequently while entering into places of false worship that are hideous in the sight of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity. Aren’t believing Catholics supposed to hate what God hates, starting with any hint that false religions are pleasing unto Him and are a means of human sanctification and salvation and, according to the conciliar “popes,” veritable instruments of world peace?
The blindness within the Girondist/Menshevik camp of the counterfeit church of conciliarism was on full display in an interview that a “Monsignor” Nicola Bux gave to reporter Aldo Mario Valli that was the subject of a news report by Lifesite News on November 15, 2018, the Feast of Saint Albert the Great. Two excerpts from that interview will be presented to demonstrate the utter refusal of most of Bergoglio’s “conservative” critics to accept the fact that the whole conciliar enterprise is founded on heresy, falsehood, error and sacrilege:
November 15, 2018 (edwardpentin.co.uk) –In a forceful interview with Italian Vaticanist Aldo Maria Valli, Msgr. Nicola Bux has warned that the current pontificate is issuing statements that are generating “heresies, schisms, and controversies of various kinds” and that the Holy Father should issue a profession of faith to restore unity in the Church.
In the interview, published Oct. 13 but overlooked due to the Youth Synod taking place in Rome last month, the theologian consultor to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints said “heretical statements” on marriage, the moral life and reception of the sacraments are now “at the center of a vast debate which is becoming more and more passionate by the day.”
Msgr. Bux said the origin of many of these questioned teachings — highlighted in a September 2017 filial correction and at a Rome conference in April on doctrinal confusion in the Church — is the Pope’s post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, but they have since become “considerably worse and more complicated.”
He said this has led some senior prelates, such as Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, one of the four cardinals to sign the dubia in 2016, to reiterate a call for a “profession of faith on the part of the Pope.”
But Msgr. Bux said this would be difficult to achieve given the Pope’s vision of the Church as a federation of ecclesial communities — something Msgr. Bux described. ("Monsignor" Bux Says That Francis Has Broken With Previous Popes, Causing Heresies and Schisms.)
Brief comment number one: True Popes Never Need to Convert to the Catholic Faith. A true pope does not have to make a profession of faith to prove his orthodoxy. Such a belief is an affront to the infallible protection that a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter enjoys on matters of Faith and Morals. A true pope is never a source of bewilderment and scandal to Catholics concerning Catholic teaching. The papacy is the principle of unity within the Church, not a source of division and confusion.
This is not that complicated, ladies and gentlemen, and it is a parody of the near-sighted Mister Magoo to see these conciliar “conservatives” talk about heresies in Amoris Laetitia without recognizing that the formal recognition of the inherent “value” of false religions is nothing other than apostasy. Countless millions of martyrs shed their blood rather than to concede any such “value” to false religions and/or to overt idol worship.
Brief comment number two: “Monsignor” Bux’s reference to the “filial correction” issued last year is also laughable as the “filial correction” itself accepts the false teaching of the “Second” Vatican Council and the conciliar “popes” that inverts the ends proper to Holy Matrimony.
Extended comment number three: A council of bishops cannot depose a true pope. “Monsignor” Bux thus does a disservice to truth to claim that Saint Robert Bellarmine taught otherwise:
[Objection:] A Pope can be judged and deposed by the Church in the case of heresy; as is clear from Dist. 40, can. Si Papa: therefore, the Pontiff is subject to human judgment, at least in some case.
I respond: there are five opinions on this matter.
…it would be the most miserable condition of the Church, if she should be compelled to recognize a wolf, manifestly prowling, for a shepherd.
The fourth opinion is of Cajetan. There, he teaches, that a manifestly heretical Pope is not ipso facto deposed; but can and ought to be deposed by the Church. Now in my judgment, such an opinion cannot be defended. For in the first place, that a manifest heretic would be ipso facto deposed, is proven from authority and reason. The Authority is of St. Paul, who commands Titus, that after two censures, that is, after he appears manifestly pertinacious, an heretic is to be shunned: and he understands this before excommunication and sentence of a judge. Jerome comments on the same place, saying that other sinners, through a judgment of excommunication are excluded from the Church; heretics, however, leave by themselves and are cut from the body of Christ, but a Pope who remains the Pope cannot be shunned. How will we shun our Head? How will we recede from a member to whom we are joined?
Now in regard to reason this is indeed very certain. A non-Christian cannot in any way be Pope, as Cajetan affirms in the same book, and the reason is because he cannot be the head of that which he is not a member, and he is not a member of the Church who is not a Christian. But a manifest heretic is not a Christian, as St. Cyprian and many other Fathers clearly teach. Therefore, a manifest heretic cannot be Pope….
Next, the Holy Fathers teach in unison, that not only are heretics outside the Church, but they even lack all Ecclesiastical jurisdiction and dignity ipso facto. … Pope Celestine I, in an epistle to John of Antioch, which is contained in Volume One of the Council of Ephesus, ch. 19, says: “If anyone who was either excommunicated or exiled by Bishop Nestorius, or any that followed him, from such a time as he began to preach such things, whether they be from the dignity of a bishop or clergy, it is manifest that he has endured and endures in our communion, nor do we judge him outside, because he could not remove anyone by a sentence, who himself had already shown that he must be removed.” And in a letter to the clergy of Constantinople: “The Authority of our See has sanctioned, that the bishop, cleric or Christian by simple profession who had been deposed or excommunicated by Nestorius or his followers, after the latter began to preach heresy, shall not be considered deposed or excommunicated. For he who had defected from the faith with such preaching, cannot depose or remove anyone whatsoever.”
Nicholas I confirms and repeats the same thing in his epistle to the Emperor Michael. Next, even St. Thomas teaches that schismatics soon loose all jurisdiction; and if they try to do something from jurisdiction, it is useless. Nor does the response which some make avail, that these Fathers speak according to ancient laws, but now since the decree of the Council of Constance they do not lose jurisdiction, unless excommunicated by name, or if they strike clerics. I say this avails to nothing. For those Fathers, when they say that heretics lose jurisdiction, do not allege any human laws which maybe did not exist then on this matter; rather, they argued from the nature of heresy. Moreover, the Council of Constance does not speak except on the excommunicates, that is, on these who lose jurisdiction through a judgment of the Church. Yet heretics are outside the Church, even before excommunication, and deprived of all jurisdiction, for they are condemned by their own judgment, as the Apostle teaches to Titus; that is, they are cut from the body of the Church without excommunication, as Jerome expresses it.
Next, what Cajetan says in the second place, that a heretical Pope who is truly Pope can be deposed by the Church, and from its authority seems no less false than the first. For, if the Church deposes a Pope against his will, certainly it is over the Pope. Yet the same Cajetan defends the opposite in the very same treatise….
Now the fifth true opinion, is that a Pope who is a manifest heretic, ceases in himself to be Pope and head, just as he ceases in himself to be a Christian and member of the body of the Church: whereby, he can be judged and punished by the Church. This is the opinion of all the ancient Fathers, who teach that manifest heretics soon lose all jurisdiction…. The foundation of this opinion is that a manifest heretic, is in no way a member of the Church; that is, neither in spirit nor in body, or by internal union nor external….
“Monsignor” Nicola Bux sees some things, but he does not truly see.
Worse yet, the poor “monsignor” makes false assertions about the supposed orthodoxy of Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and repeats the old, discredited canard about the teaching of Saint Robert Bellarmine that is based on the complete intellectual dishonesty of those who have misrepresented the truth of the saint’s teaching for decades now. Yet it is that are still others in the conciliar structures who think that “Monsignor” Bux is courageously defending the Faith. He is doing no such thing as he is simply a revolutionary of a different stripe.
Brief comment number three: Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s desire for a “federation of ecclesial communities” is not original. No, this has long been the goal of the ecumenical movement since it began at the so-called “World Missionary Conference” in 1910 that was praised as follows by Antipope Benedict XVI one hundred years later:
Much has happened in Scotland and in the Church in this country since that historic visit. I note with great satisfaction how Pope John Paul’s call to you to walk hand in hand with your fellow Christians has led to greater trust and friendship with the members of the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Episcopal Church and others. Let me encourage you to continue to pray and work with them in building a brighter future for Scotland based upon our common Christian heritage. In today’s first reading we heard Saint Paul appeal to the Romans to acknowledge that, as members of Christ’s body, we belong to each other (cf. Rom 12:5) and to live in respect and mutual love. In that spirit I greet the ecumenical representatives who honour us by their presence. This year marks the 450th anniversary of the Reformation Parliament, but also the 100th anniversary of the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh, which is widely acknowledged to mark the birth of the modern ecumenical movement. Let us give thanks to God for the promise which ecumenical understanding and cooperation represents for a united witness to the saving truth of God’s word in today’s rapidly changing society. (Service staged in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, 16 September 2010.)
This is what I wrote eight years ago immediately after Antipope Benedict XVI uttered these heretical works while sanctioning the Anglican sect’s revolution and pilfering of Catholic churches, convents, schools, seminaries and universities:
How can those who defect from the truths of the Catholic Faith give a "united witness to the saving truth of God's word in today's rapidly changing society"? Heresy is no foundation of personal or social order.
The Church of Scotland, which supports contraception and the direct surgical killing of innocent preborn babies in some cases, and the Scottish Episcopal Church, which supports contraception and abortion outright, no less rejecting the inconvenient little truth that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ founded but one Church upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, are incapable of "building a brighter future for Scotland" as it just happens to be necessary to subscribe to everything found in the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication in order to please God.
Pope Leo XIII explained this very cogently in Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896:
Agreement and union of minds is the necessary foundation of this perfect concord amongst men, from which concurrence of wills and similarity of action are the natural results. Wherefore, in His divine wisdom, He ordained in His Church Unity of Faith; a virtue which is the first of those bonds which unite man to God, and whence we receive the name of the faithful - "one Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Eph. iv., 5). That is, as there is one Lord and one baptism, so should all Christians, without exception, have but one faith. And so the Apostle St. Paul not merely begs, but entreats and implores Christians to be all of the same mind, and to avoid difference of opinions: "I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no schisms amongst you, and that you be perfect in the same mind and in the same judgment" (I Cor. i., 10). Such passages certainly need no interpreter; they speak clearly enough for themselves. Besides, all who profess Christianity allow that there can be but one faith. It is of the greatest importance and indeed of absolute necessity, as to which many are deceived, that the nature and character of this unity should be recognized. And, as We have already stated, this is not to be ascertained by conjecture, but by the certain knowledge of what was done; that is by seeking for and ascertaining what kind of unity in faith has been commanded by Jesus Christ. (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.)
Ratzinger/Benedict also praised the "World Missionary Conference" that was held in Edinburgh one hundred years ago, doing so for the third time this yet thus far. It was the false ecumenism that sprang forth from this "conference" and proceeded to infect the minds of some Catholic theologians in the aftermath of World War I and the quest for "peace" and a "better" world that was condemned in no uncertain terms by Pope Pius XI in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928:
Is it not right, it is often repeated, indeed, even consonant with duty, that all who invoke the name of Christ should abstain from mutual reproaches and at long last be united in mutual charity? Who would dare to say that he loved Christ, unless he worked with all his might to carry out the desires of Him, Who asked His Father that His disciples might be "one." And did not the same Christ will that His disciples should be marked out and distinguished from others by this characteristic, namely that they loved one another: "By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another"? All Christians, they add, should be as "one": for then they would be much more powerful in driving out the pest of irreligion, which like a serpent daily creeps further and becomes more widely spread, and prepares to rob the Gospel of its strength. These things and others that class of men who are known as pan-Christians continually repeat and amplify; and these men, so far from being quite few and scattered, have increased to the dimensions of an entire class, and have grouped themselves into widely spread societies, most of which are directed by non-Catholics, although they are imbued with varying doctrines concerning the things of faith. This undertaking is so actively promoted as in many places to win for itself the adhesion of a number of citizens, and it even takes possession of the minds of very many Catholics and allures them with the hope of bringing about such a union as would be agreeable to the desires of Holy Mother Church, who has indeed nothing more at heart than to recall her erring sons and to lead them back to her bosom. But in reality beneath these enticing words and blandishments lies hid a most grave error, by which the foundations of the Catholic faith are completely destroyed.
Admonished, therefore, by the consciousness of Our Apostolic office that We should not permit the flock of the Lord to be cheated by dangerous fallacies, We invoke, Venerable Brethren, your zeal in avoiding this evil; for We are confident that by the writings and words of each one of you the people will more easily get to know and understand those principles and arguments which We are about to set forth, and from which Catholics will learn how they are to think and act when there is question of those undertakings which have for their end the union in one body, whatsoever be the manner, of all who call themselves Christians. . .
And here it seems opportune to expound and to refute a certain false opinion, on which this whole question, as well as that complex movement by which non-Catholics seek to bring about the union of the Christian churches depends. For authors who favor this view are accustomed, times almost without number, to bring forward these words of Christ: "That they all may be one.... And there shall be one fold and one shepherd," with this signification however: that Christ Jesus merely expressed a desire and prayer, which still lacks its fulfillment. For they are of the opinion that the unity of faith and government, which is a note of the one true Church of Christ, has hardly up to the present time existed, and does not to-day exist. They consider that this unity may indeed be desired and that it may even be one day attained through the instrumentality of wills directed to a common end, but that meanwhile it can only be regarded as mere ideal. They add that the Church in itself, or of its nature, is divided into sections; that is to say, that it is made up of several churches or distinct communities, which still remain separate, and although having certain articles of doctrine in common, nevertheless disagree concerning the remainder; that these all enjoy the same rights; and that the Church was one and unique from, at the most, the apostolic age until the first Ecumenical Councils. Controversies therefore, they say, and longstanding differences of opinion which keep asunder till the present day the members of the Christian family, must be entirely put aside, and from the remaining doctrines a common form of faith drawn up and proposed for belief, and in the profession of which all may not only know but feel that they are brothers. The manifold churches or communities, if united in some kind of universal federation, would then be in a position to oppose strongly and with success the progress of irreligion. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
No, the generic Christianity of the ecumania that is being preached by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI is not good enough for God. Indeed, God has seen to it that this ecumania stands condemned by the authority of true popes. Why permit yourself to be "cheated by dangerous fallacies," my readers? Why?
How can those who defect from the truths of the Catholic Faith give a "united witness to the saving truth of God's word in today's rapidly changing society"? Heresy is no foundation of personal or social order.
Why doesn’t this matter to the likes of “Monsignor” Nicola Bux?
Are not the First and Second Commandments the foundation-stones of the law of God?
How can one violate these Commandments openly and repeatedly without being guilty of both heresy and apostasy?
Each of the conciliar antipopes have defected from the Holy Faith on numerous points. Five of the six, Albino Luciani/John Paul I, who was a heretic in his own right, being excepted as his antipapal tenure lasted thirty-four days in 1978, have embraced the leaders of false religions, starting with Angelo Roncalli/“Saint” John XXIII, who greeted the archlayman, Geoffrey Fischer, of the Anglican sect on December 2, 1960, and explained how he, a putative successor of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, was “delighted” to meet with the false successor of Saint Augustine of Canterbury (see John XXIII and the Anglican Archlayman for a glowing report on this meeting), and continuing with Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul VI’s meetings with Fischer's successor, Michael Ramsey, and the patriarchs of the Greek Orthodox schismatics and heretics, Athenagoras and Dimitrios, before whom the antipope spontaneously genuflected when they met in the Sistine Chapel in 1972 (see Montini and Dimitrios for a reference to this act of apostasy). Antipopes Karol Josef Wojtyla/“Saint” John Paul II and Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict opened the floodgates of “inter-religious” prayer as they entered into places of false worship and heaped endless words of praise about the “virtues” of false religions. It was a short step from there to the apologies that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has issued to leaders of false religions for the efforts of Catholics in the past to convert their adherents.
Here is a news flash for you, “Monsignor” Bux, the heresies and errors of the present day did not start with Jorge Mario Bergoglio. They began with the seventy-eight year-old Rosicrucian Mason’s appearance on the balcony of the Basilica of Saint Peter on October 28, 1958, the Feast of Saint Simon and Jude. Your “Pope Francis” is just taking the “spirit” of what began sixty years ago to its logical and inexorable coercions.
It was within a scant three years after the “election” of Antipope John XXIII that Father Joseph Lavin, who was a member of the Maryknoll Order and a fearless missionary in China from 1932 to 1953 when he was expelled by the Chicoms, witnessed changes in the Maryknolls that caused him to distance himself from his religious community after he had witnessed a theretofore unheard-of liturgical sacrilege in 1961:
The new spirit that had rocked Maryknoll must have been a bitter blow to loyal missioners like Father Joe. Young recruits were now being educated not only about respecting the customs of non-Christian peoples (which was fine), but about respecting their religion as well. What was true in their religion? All religions have elements of truth. That is not the same. Jesus is the issue! The pope is the issue! Holy obedience is the issue! The ex cathedra dogma that there is “no salvation outside the Church”—the most foundational of all Catholic dogmas—was put up for ridicule and contempt. The new breed of missioner was instructed that baptism should only be administered to the children of Catholic parents who specifically requested it. There would no longer be any “proselytizing”. And, to add insult to injury, the teachers of the new prospects at Maryknoll implied, or declared outright, that the old Maryknollers had been errant in their beliefs and their actions. Essentially, their missionary activities, outside of their corporal works of mercy, were misguided, a waste of effort, even damaging to international relations. The new “mission” was to pave the way for a “new order of things.”
Father Joseph Lavin continued his work raising money for Maryknoll missions through 1960 and into a good part of 1961. Every penny that the Iron Man raised was given from Catholic motives “in the Name of Christ”. People were very much moved by the veteran missioner addressing them. Nevertheless, Father Joe must have wondered about the future of the society. Was the money really going to the cause he espoused? If not, should he continue to obey, keep silence, and pray all that would be well in the end? The priest from Framingham [Massachusetts] must have felt the crushing weight of this dilemma for some time. Perhaps he did put his concerns in writing, send them to his superiors, and attempt, thereby to work through the proper channels. Father Joe took his vow of obedience very seriously, as did most priests of his generation. He was not one to openly criticize those in authority in the Church. So, what he did not do was alarm his family about the situation, at least in writing.
Sometime before the fall of 1961, Father Lavin stopped his fund-raising activities. Then, in September, after serving the missionary society for thirty years, he requested and received permission for an entirely retirement. He also received permission from the Boston Archdiocese to serve as a parish priest at Saint Stephen’s Church in his home town. While Father Joe still helped individual missionary priests and the Chinese through the Father Lavin Mission Club, he was no longer associated with Maryknoll itself, except in name only. Although he never officially left the society, one might say that, in spirit, the society left him. More accurately, the society left the spirit of its founders.
Father Joe was not an old man by any means, although his body had weathered enough storms to render the fifty-four-year-old vessel a little less than seaworthy. It would have helped the veteran missioner to have had an old friend in Maryknoll to confide in, a priest from the same field, perhaps. But almost all of his co-laborers in the Chinese mission were dead.
A critical moment came for our priest when his friend and fellow Maryknoller, Father Arthur Cunneen, died. Father Joe decided to drive to New York, to Maryknoll, to attend the Mass and burial service. Cunneen had also been persecuted by the Chinese Communists. And, as mentioned at the start of this biography, he, too, was from Framingham, and he, too, once attended Father Garrahan’s Sunday School at St. Stephen’s Church. There was no question, then, that Father Joe would attend the funeral.
What happened at the Mass left the Iron Man stone cold. The service was a far cry from the traditional requiem ceremony that Father Joe expected. Out of respect for his friend, however, he remained in his pew up until the point when some “happy people”, with surrealistic smiles started strumming guitars and singing folk songs. He never again returned to Maryknoll. (Dr. Paul Lavin and Robert Lavin, The Iron Man of China: An American Missionary’s Story, Loreto Publications, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, 2005, pp. 318-321.)
Father Laval, who was known as “Chinese Joe” to the people he served and for whose spiritual protection he suffered, fled from the abomination of desolation that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ had told us in the Gospel passage read at Holy Mass today, Sunday, the Twenty-seventh and Last Sunday after Pentecost (and the Commemoration of Saint Catherine of Alexandria), to flee:
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: When you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place - let him who reads understand - then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything from his house; and let him who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. But woe to those who are with child, or have infants at the breast in those days! But pray that your flight may not be in the winter, or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, nor will be. And unless those days had been shortened, no living creature would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. Then if anyone say to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise, and will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. Behold, I have told it to you beforehand. If therefore they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the desert,’ do not go forth; ‘Behold, He is in the inner chambers,’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes forth from the east and shines even to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Wherever the body is, there will the eagles be gathered together. But immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. And then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven; and then will all tribes of the earth mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with great power and majesty. And He will send forth His angels with a trumpet and a great sound, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch is now tender, and the leaves break forth, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the door. Amen I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all these things have been accomplished. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Matthew 24: 15-35.)
The Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service is the abomination of desolation, and it was years in the making before Father Joseph Laval saw the travesty at Maryknoll in Ossining, New York, in 1961. Unapproved innovations aplenty were sprouting up throughout the world in the last ten years or so of Pope Pius XII’s pontificate even though he had forbidden them in Mediator Dei, November 20, 1947. For a very early look at what the revolutionaries wanted, one can take a look at the text of The Mass of the Future, which was written by Father Gerald Ellard, S.J., and published in 1948, a full year after Pope Pius XII used Mediator Dei, November 20, 1947, to warn against the very sort of developments favored by Father Ellard. Father Ellard wanted "Youth Masses," "Labor Masses," Mass facing the people, a simpler liturgy, etc.
Anyone who does not flee from the abomination of desolation at this point is not facing reality honestly. Indeed, it was Saint Jerome himself in a commentary that is included in Matins for Divine Office for today that it is our duty to flee from the sort of false doctrines, false christs and false rubrics that have been fashioned by the conciliar revolutionaries and are taught, falsely, of course, as representing the Catholic Faith:
But we may also understand by the abomination of desolation, any bad doctrine and when we see such a thing get a standing in the Holy Place, that is, in the Church, and showing itself that it is God, that is, pretending that it is His revealed truth, then will be the time when it will be our duty to flee from Judea into the mountains, that is to say, to leave the letter, which passeth away, and all guise of Jewish superstition, and to hie us unto the everlasting hills, from whence God doth right wondrously cause His light to shine forth. Ps. lxxv. 5. Then will it be our duty to find ourselves under a roof and in an house, wherethrough the fiery darts of the wicked one can never pierce to smite us, and not to come down to take anything out of the house of our old conversation, or to have regard unto those things which are behind but rather to sow in the field of the spiritual Scriptures, that we may reap thereof a bountiful harvest neither to have two coats, that thing forbidden to Apostles. (Matins, Divine Office, Last Sunday after Pentecost.)
Father “Chinese” Joe Lavin was so appalled by which he saw at Father Arthur Cunneen’s funeral hootenanny that, as described by his nephews, he made arrangements to have a traditional Requiem Mass offered for his immortal soul after his death, which occurred in 1971 at a time when “permission” for such requests was hard to secure:
Father Joseph Lavin’s love of the traditional Roman liturgy continued right up until the last moment of his life. In order to make sure that, upon his demise, his body and would receive the proper Catholic graces and blessings due to a priest, he laid down for the law for his own funeral. Father Joe specifically requested that the traditional Requiem Mass with black vestments. At the time of his death in 1971, the Church was using white vestments for funerals and calling the Mass of the Dead, “the rite of Christian Burial”. Father Joe did not want eulogies from people assuring each other that he went straight to heaven. He wanted prayers for his soul and Masses; he wanted his real friends to assume that he was in purgatory. In other words, he certainly did not want lugubrious tears nor, on the other hand, useless praise—he wanted prayers, joyful prayers, for his speedy entrance into heaven. And so, his life ended accordingly, Father Joseph Patrick Lavin was the last person buried from St. Stephen’s Church with a black Requiem Funeral Mass. The Good Lord allowed for no pastor or bishop to override his dying request. (Dr. Paul Lavin and Robert Lavin, The Iron Man of China: An American Missionary’s Story, Loreto Publications, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, 2005, p. 327.)
As we know, of course, the Catholic Church was not using white vestments and celebrating so-called “Masses of Christian Burial” in 1971, but her counterfeit ape, the conciliar church, was doing so.
Nonetheless, however, Father Lavin is one of the largely unknown numbers of priests who saw that something was wrong and that they had to flee that all that they knew to be offensive to God and thus harmful to the sanctification and salvation of souls to the very cause of world peace, which can be had only if men are at peace with God by means of living in a state of Sanctifying Grace as members of His Catholic Church.
Father Joseph Patrick Lavin did not see the full extent of everything that was happening during the last ten years of his life. However, he had seen and heard enough to know that what was happening before his eyes was the antithesis of Catholicism. “Monsignor” Nicola Bux has no such excuse.
We fly to the patronage of Our Lady during this time of apostasy and betrayal as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Every Rosary that pray wins us the favor of Heaven and calls down countless graces upon souls we may never meet unto eternity, please God and by His ineffable graces, we persevere to the point of our own dying breaths.
This time of apostasy and betrayal will pass. The abomination of desolation will be buried. The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph in the end.
We must simply follow Our Lord’s own words to flee from the abomination of desolation and to keep close to His Most Blessed Mother as children cling so closely their earthly mothers in times of special need.
It is up to us to let Our Lady use us as her instruments in this epoch of salvation history.
What are we waiting for?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us.