Always Happy To Make Room For Baal And His Friends
by Thomas A. Droleskey
What I wrote fifteen months ago in Saints and Idols: No Room for "Coexistence" (which was published just before the false "pontiff," Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, esteemed the symbols of five false religions with his own priestly hands at the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, District of Columbia, on Thursday, April 17, 2008) is worth repeating again in light of the inclusion of a Mohammedan woman's book about her life's experiences as part of the "orientation" program for incoming students at the University of Dayton, which is run by the Society of Mary, in Dayton, Ohio. The spirit exhibited by canonized saints of the Catholic Church concerning is
Such is the state of confusion engendered by the apostasies of the counterfeit church of conciliarism that the lion's share of Catholics across the ecclesiastical divide have no ability to reason as Catholics, responding naturalistically, and emotionally and illogically to simply reassertions of Catholic dogmatic truths.
For example, various specious arguments are offered by a lot of ordinary Catholics when they are confronted by such outrages as Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's reception of "gifts" from representatives of false religions in Washington, District of Columbia, and his entering into a Talmudic synagogue and his participation in an "inter-religious" prayer ceremony and the refusal to mention the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, at the site of the former twin towers of the World Trade Center in the Borough of Manhattan of the City of New York, New York. "Oh, he's got to to these things, you know. He's got to 'reach out' to people?" "What's wrong with any of this. Doesn't God 'love" all people?" "Things change. God 'moves' with the times." "He's the 'pope,' you know. He knows best. I'm not going to question Peter. He can do what he wants. God is inspiring him."
Mind you, these are only some of the ridiculous, specious arguments that are made by people who are so bereft of the sensus Catholicus that they accept everything but the perennial teaching of the Catholic Church as being true. Such has been the triumph of the illogic and sentimentality of the Protestant Revolt and of the naturalism of Judeo-Masonry that the average Catholic, having been immersed in a cultural soup of pluralism, has been more than receptive to conciliarism's assault upon the very nature of dogmatic truth, which is nothing other than an assault upon the very nature of God Himself. "God loves all people. He would never permit anyone to go to Hell." "God loves all religions equally. How do we know which one is the true one?" "Why shouldn't we show respect to the Koran or to Buddhism or to Judaism?" These ridiculous questions, which are asked repeatedly by baptized Catholics who are absolutely ignorant of the truths of the Faith, having therefore no understanding of Who God is as He has revealed Himself to be through His true Church, when they are confronted by refutations of conciliarism's accommodations to the spirit of the world and its embrace of false ecumenism as articulated by true popes and decreed by true councils and practiced by truly canonized saints.
What follows is a simple reminder of Catholic truths to serve as antidote to the emotionalism and illogic and sentimentality that many of you will encounter from friends and co-workers in the next eight days or so. Many of the quotations below were cited in
A Pope and a Zionist nearly seven months ago. As much verbiage has been posted on this site since that time--and as it is unreasonable to expect that each reader will retain all of the details of each article, it is useful, I believe, to serve up a dose of reality about how Catholic saints despised idols and sought to destroy them, not to receive them with respect and equanimity as will occur in three days from now when Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI receives with esteem various items that are "sacred" to the adherents of an assortment of false religions at the "Pope" John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, District of Columbia. (See Many Acts of Evil Demand Many Acts of Reparation.)
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI does not believe that God hates false religions, thus showing once again that he does not understand the very nature of God. Ratzinger/Benedict does not believe that God wants the destruction of their places of false worship, stating in God and the World, which was published in the year 2000, that there were "in fact Christian hotheads and fanatics who destroyed temples, who were unable to see paganism as anything more than idolatry that had to be radically eliminated.” (My thanks to Father Francisco Radecki, CMRI, for providing me his "library" of books by Joseph Ratzinger when we visited him at Saint Joseph's Church in Wayne, Michigan, just about a year ago now.)
The great Saint Benedict of Nursia, who lived on Mount Subiaco before he established his monastery at Monte Cassino, after whom Ratzinger has taken his "papal" name, mind you, must have been one of those "hotheads" who did not consider pagan idols to be sacred. Pope Pius XII, writing in Fulgens Radiatur, March 21, 1947, explained in the most admiring of terms how Saint Benedict himself burned a temple of Apollo to the ground!
But while things started very favorably, as We said, and yielded rich and salutary results, promising still greater in the future, Our saint with the greatest grief of soul, saw a storm breaking over the growing harvest, which an envious spirit had provoked and desires of earthly gain had stirred up. Since Benedict was prompted by divine and not human counsel, and feared lest the envy which had been aroused mainly against himself should wrongfully recoil on his followers, "he let envy take its course, and after he had disposed of the oratories and other buildings -- leaving in them a competent number of brethren with superiors -- he took with him a few monks and went to another place". Trusting in God and relying on His ever present help, he went south and arrived at a fort "called Cassino situated on the side of a high mountain . . .; on this stood an old temple where Apollo was worshipped by the foolish country people, according to the custom of the ancient heathens. Around it likewise grew groves, in which even till that time the mad multitude of infidels used to offer their idolatrous sacrifices. The man of God coming to that place broke the idol, overthrew the altar, burned the groves, and of the temple of Apollo made a chapel of St. Martin. Where the profane altar had stood he built a chapel of St. John; and by continual preaching he converted many of the people thereabout".
Saint Boniface, the great apostle to the German people, showed the same kind of "respect" for a pagan symbol about two centuries after Saint Benedict:
A bold deed which he [Saint Benedict] performed at this time greatly increased his prestige and led to numerous conversions. At Geismar, near Fritzlar, there was a gigantic oak, called the "Tree of Thor," which the pagans of the whole country regarded with the deepest veneration. Mighty as the God of the Christians was, over the oak of Geismar, so they boasted, He had no power, and none of His followers would are destroy it. This tree the Christians advised Boniface to cut down, assuring him that its fall would shake the faith of the pagans in the power of their gods. Boniface consented, and on the appointed day undertook to lay the ax to the tree with his own hands. A vast crowd of pagans stood around, intently watching to see some dire misfortune overwhelm the desecrator of their shrine. But when the mighty tree fell to the ground under the strokes of the Bishop's ax, they with one accord praised the God of the Christians and asked to be received among the number of His followers. Boniface baptized them, and out of the wood of the tree built a little oratory, which he dedicated to St. Peter. (Father John Laux, Church History, published originally by Benziger Brothers, in 1930, republished by TAN Books and Publishers, 1980, p. 149.)
Not very ecumenical of Saint Boniface, now was it?
Saint Francis Xavier must have been another one of those "hotheads," a missionary who believed that it was necessary to spend himself tirelessly in the baptizing of the heathens and in the utter destruction of everything to do with the false religions from which they were converted. Although a little over one thousand years separated Saint Benedict and Saint Francis Xavier, both were driven by the same, immutable sensus Catholicus that understands God's own revulsion of false religions and His desire to rescue people from them by means of their unconditional conversion to the Catholic Church, His own true Church:
As to the numbers who become Christians, you may understand them from this, that it often happens to me to be hardly able to use my hands from the fatigue of baptizing: often in a single day I have baptized whole villages. Sometimes I have lost my voice and strength altogether with repeating again and again the Credo and the other forms. The fruit that is reaped by the baptism of infants, as well as by the instruction of children and others, is quite incredible. These children, I trust heartily, by the grace of God, will be much better than their fathers. They show an ardent love for the Divine law, and an extraordinary zeal for learning our holy religion and imparting it to others. Their hatred for idolatry is marvellous. They get into feuds with the heathen about it, and whenever their own parents practise it, they reproach them and come off to tell me at once. Whenever I hear of any act of idolatrous worship, I go to the place with a large band of these children, who very soon load the devil with a greater amount of insult and abuse than he has lately received of honor and worship from their parents, relations, and acquaintances. The children run at the idols, upset them, dash them down, break them to pieces, spit on them, trample on them, kick them about, and in short heap on them every possible outrage. (St. Francis Xavier: Letter from India, to the Society of Jesus at Rome, 1543.)
Saint Francis Xavier went on to explain that the Brahmins in India were people of malice and cunning, not people to be admired:
We have in these parts a class of men among the pagans who are called Brahmins. They keep up the worship of the gods, the superstitious rites of religion, frequenting the temples and taking care of the idols. They are as perverse and wicked a set as can anywhere be found, and I always apply to them the words of holy David, "from an unholy race and a wicked and crafty man deliver me, O Lord." They are liars and cheats to the very backbone. Their whole study is, how to deceive most cunningly the simplicity and ignorance of the people. They give out publicly that the gods command certain offerings to be made to their temples, which offerings are simply the things that the Brahmins themselves wish for, for their own maintenance and that of their wives, children, and servants. Thus they make the poor folk believe that the images of their gods eat and drink, dine and sup like men, and some devout persons are found who really offer to the idol twice a day, before dinner and supper, a certain sum of money. The Brahmins eat sumptuous meals to the sound of drums, and make the ignorant believe that the gods are banqueting. When they are in need of any supplies, and even before, they give out to the people that the gods are angry because the things they have asked for have not been sent, and that if the people do not take care, the gods will punish them by slaughter, disease, and the assaults of the devils. And the poor ignorant creatures, with the fear of the gods before them, obey them implicitly. These Brahmins have barely a tincture of literature, but they make up for their poverty in learning by cunning and malice. Those who belong to these parts are very indignant with me for exposing their tricks. Whenever they talk to me with no one by to hear them they acknowledge that they have no other patrimony but the idols, by their lies about which they procure their support from the people. They say that I, poor creature as I am, know more than all of them put together.
They often send me a civil message and presents, and make a great complaint when I send them all back again. Their object is to bribe me to connive at their evil deeds. So they declare that they are convinced that there is only one God, and that they will pray to Him for me. And I, to return the favor, answer whatever occurs to me, and then lay bare, as far as I can, to the ignorant people whose blind superstitions have made them their slaves, their imposture and tricks, and this has induced many to leave the worship of the false gods, and eagerly become Christians. If it were not for the opposition of the Brahmins, we should have them all embracing the religion of Jesus Christ. (St. Francis Xavier: Letter from India, to the Society of Jesus at Rome, 1543.)
Saint Francis Xavier wrote a letter to Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1549 about the effects of paganism on the character of the Indian people:
My own and only Father in the Heart of Christ, I think that the many letters from this place which have lately been sent to Rome will inform you how prosperously the affairs of religion go on in these parts, through your prayers and the good bounty of God. But there seem to be certain things which I ought myself to speak about to you; so I will just touch on a few points relating to these parts of the world which are so distant from Rome. In the first place, the whole race of the Indians, as far as I have been able to see, is very barbarous; and it does not like to listen to anything that is not agreeable to its own manners and customs, which, as I say, are barbarous. It troubles itself very little to learn anything about divine things and things which concern salvation. Most of the Indians are of vicious disposition, and are adverse to virtue. Their instability, levity, and inconstancy of mind are incredible; they have hardly any honesty, so inveterate are their habits of sin and cheating. We have hard work here, both in keeping the Christians up to the mark and in converting the heathen. And, as we are your children, it is fair that on this account you should take great care of us and help us continually by your prayers to God. You know very well what a hard business it is to teach people who neither have any knowledge of God nor follow reason, but think it a strange and intolerable thing to be told to give up their habits of sin, which have now gained all the force of nature by long possession. Saint Francis Xavier, Letter on the Missions, to St. Ignatius de Loyola, 1549.)
Conciliarism does not speak thus of barbarians and their false religions, many of whose evil practices have been incorporated into the context of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service in the name of of the slogan of the "inculturation of the Gospel." Conciliarism speaks of "elements of truth" that are possessed by false religions, leaving several billion people around the world to fend for themselves throughout their lives without knowing the wonders of the true God as He has revealed Himself exclusively through the Catholic Church, without knowing how to order themselves and their societies by submitting themselves in a spirit of humility and docility to the Deposit of Faith that God has entrusted to that Catholic Church, and without having belief in, access to or cooperation with Sanctifying Grace. "All people go to Heaven" is a commonly-held belief now amongst ordinary Catholics, including many, although not all, conciliar "bishops" and the lion's share of conciliar "priests.
No, conciliarists praise adherents of false religions for adhering to their false beliefs, contending that Catholics can learn from the "faith journey" of those steeped in these false religions that are, of course, utterly in the grip of the devil himself. How sad it is that young Catholics who have been subjected to eighteen years of offenses committed against God by means of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service and by the misrepresentation of Catholic teaching under the direction of conciliar schools and religious education programs have to be fed the following tripe at a university founded by the Marianists, who were themselves founded by the heroic survivor of the persecutions of the French Revolution, Father William Joseph Chaminade:
Melody Moezzi is “ecstatic” to have her book, “War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims,” selected as required reading for more than 1,700 incoming University of Dayton students.
The Iranian-American author grew up in the Dayton area and is a 1997 graduate of Centerville High School. She studied at the UD Roesch Library while in high school.
“My idea with writing the book was it is my own personal little jihad, or struggle, to get a more accurate interpretation of Islam out there,” Moezzi said from her home in Atlanta. “So, obviously, the more people who read it, the better that is.”
Moezzi’s award-winning collection of essays will be an “integral part of first year-orientation,” said Kathleen Webb, UD dean of libraries. Students will use the book as the basis for a series of dialogues about diversity and differences as part of their orientation.
The book about American Muslims might seem like an odd choice as the First-Year Read selection at UD, a Marianist Catholic university.
“I think it just speaks to Catholics as people and how they, just like Muslims, range in their beliefs,” said Moezzi, who, as a youth, attended St. Rita Catholic School in Dayton. She became a Shia Muslim about age 20, she said.
UD’s selection of her book “also speaks to the fact that the Catholic church is changing its perspective on Islam and other faiths, and just being a lot more open to other faiths in general,” Moezzi said.
The 12 American Muslims interviewed in the book talk about struggles with their own faith.
“That struggle or discernment process is the same no matter what faith you currently practice or don’t practice,” Webb said. “We wanted to portray that people of different faiths are not that different from us in the way that they approach their beliefs.”
Moezzi, an attorney and activist, is a commentator for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” She appeared twice last month on CNN to discuss the violent fallout from Iran’s presidential election and subsequently received death threats.
“I’m from Iran, so I’m far too familiar with what happens when you politicize religion, and how it can be distorted by governments and people who want to gain power all over the world, which happens with all different religions, not just Islam,” she said.
Moezzi plans to visit UD during the coming academic year for a student symposium, although a date has not been determined.
Although I pay very little attention to stories such as this as they are so numerous and characterize so much of what passes for "normal life" in the insane, unreal world of conciliarism, it is useful now and again to make reference to such a story as it provides a "reality check" for those already attached to the catacombs where no concessions are made to conciliarism or its false shepherds that they are indeed in the right places in order to sanctify and to save their immortal souls, purchased at the price of the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
This particular story highlights how a woman who once attended a Catholic school now in conciliar captivity without learning much that is true about the Catholic Faith is now, as a member of the Shiite sect of the false religion of Mohammedanism, considered to be an "expert" on helping incoming students at a conciliar-controlled university to recognize the "validity" of the "faith experiences" of those who believe in different religions. What can a Catholic possibly learn from the "faith journey" of those who are on a journey to Hell by means of believing in and practicing a false religion that is in its essence a Christian heresy (see
Hillaire Belloc, The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed)?
Some apologists for all things conciliar might protest that it is "important" to "learn" how to treat those who believe in different religions with respect and dignity. To this I retort, in all Charity, you understand, as follows: this is insanity. A believing Catholic knows that every human being on the face of the earth bears within his immortal soul the Divine impress, that Our Lord shed His Most Precious Blood to redeem each person, that He wills the salvation of each person, that He wants all non-Catholics to convert to the true Faith before they die. We are to treat each person as we would treat Our Lord Himself, meaning that we are to perform the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy for all of those whom God's Holy Providence places in our paths and that we are to bear ourselves kindly with our fellow men without at any time reaffirming them in their errors. This is simple, basic Catholicism.
True, members of false religions that deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ are steeped in the ravages of Original Sin. They do not have the very inner life of the Most Blessed Trinity dwelling with their immortal souls by means of Sanctifying Grace. They are not members of the Mystical Body of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ that is the Catholic Church. They are nevertheless human beings who have immortal souls and whose conversion is dearly desired by Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother. A true orientation program at a Catholic university would involve giving every non-Catholic an information packet concerning the Catholic Faith, a packet that would include a blessed Green Scapular to help effect the non-Catholic's conversion. Things are exactly the opposite, however, in the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of the false religions of conciliarism.
Indeed, the false religion of conciliarism takes the side of Baal time and time again, making a mockery of Saint Elias's triumph over the false gods of Baal on Mount Carmel (see
3 Kings 18:19-40). There was a report in 2007 of how a Catholic church in conciliar captivity Venice, Italy, is turned into a "mosque" every Friday evening:
Rome, Italy - Believe it or not! A parish Church turns into a mosque every Friday, for the Muslims brothers and to offer their customary prayers. This isn't a sequence from any Hollywood film, but a reality in the parish of Our Lady of Assumption of Ponzano near Venice, the romantic city of Italy. The pastor of the parish, Don Aldo Danieli, 69, affirms, "It's useless to speak of religious dialogue and then bang the door on their face. Pope John Paul II addressed them as, 'dear Muslim brothers'. How can we close our church doors to them?"
At Ponzano, in the province of Treviso, live some 11,500 people of whom 232 families are immigrants, making their number roughly 650. These are mainly immigrants from North African countries and Eastern Europe. Two years ago, Don Aldo decided to open the doors of the church to these Muslim immigrants and keep a portion of his own parochial house including a kitchen and a little at their disposal. On Fridays an average of 200 Muslim believers gather in the church and offer prayers. But in the month of Ramadan, the number swells to 1000-1200. "They requested me and I said yes, moreover, the kitchen and hall were a home for spiders".
The decision of Don Aldo has disturbed the peace of mind of more than a few parishioners. The protests of even the local bishop and priests have reached his ears. "I haven't asked the express permission of the bishop, because it's an act of charity. No permission is needed to do charity. For the rest, I am older than the bishop and been his professor in the seminary too. Even if had prohibited me, I wouldn't be obliged to obey him," Don Aldo is firm in his resolve. He does not hesitate to proclaim, "Better praying Muslims than non praying Christians. If you brand me a racist, you are wrong". In the last two years a Don Aldo has received a number of emails and letters advising him to "remain with his own flock". The letters cautioned him, "These people come as immigrants and then claim the place for themselves and throw us out". Don Aldo has taken into confidence the Parish Pastoral Council and is unrelenting. "The pope has exhorted to open wide the doors to Christ: Christ lives in Muslims too." (WorldWide Religious News-A Catholic Church Turns Into A Mosque; see also Belgium's dwindling churches to be converted into mosques - Telegraph)
The conciliar pastor of a once Catholic church, Saint Matthew's in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, said in 2006 that he was 'thrilled" that his church was being sold to be a mosque:
In the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, in October, the 142-year-old St. Matthew Catholic Church in Indian Orchard was sold for $150,000 to the Turkish-American Islamic Society Inc., which plans "renovations" to turn the church into a mosque, reports the Catholic News Service.
The Diocese of Springfield closed St. Matthew Parish in 1998 and merged it with St. Aloysius Parish to form a new parish named St. Jude.
CNS quotes the pastor as saying, "The parish leadership is very thrilled that it will continue to be a house of worship....We at St. Jude's are going to take this opportunity to talk about the Islamic faith, to talk about Turkish culture and to use it as an example of our multicultural world. I think it's going to be very exciting."
I am not making any of this up, but I wish I was. (Another venerable Catholic Church sold to become mosque)
There are, of course, other examples of these exercises in religious indifferentism that violate the First Commandment grievously. It is little wonder, therefore, that a once Catholic university that is now in conciliar captivity believes that it is important for incoming students to learn from one who belongs to a false religion rather than to teach unequivocally that there is only one true religion, the Catholic Faith, and that this true religion is the one and only foundation of personal and social order. No one but no one should mistake the simple truth that conciliarism is a false religion. Only a false religion can produce such consistently rotten fruit as this all-too-typical story of apostasy and betrayal at Our Lady's university in Dayton, Ohio, the University of Dayton.
Reparation. We need to make reparation for these offenses against God and His greater honor and glory.
What better day on which to make reparation than on Fridays, the day on which He offered up His life to redeem us on the wood of the Holy Cross?
What better way to make reparation than by praying all fifteen decades of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary, the very spiritual weapon that she gave to Saint Dominic de Guzman, the founder of the Order of Preachers, to combat the Albigensian heresy, the very weapon that defeated the Mohammedan fleet in the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571, and was used by King Jan Sobieski of Poland to vanquish the Mohammedans in the Battle at the Gates of Vienna on September 13, 1683, the very weapon that turned back Calvinist fleets before they could attack and invade Lima, Peru, and The Philippines, the very weapon that Our Lady told Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos to use to save poor sinners from Hell and to make reparation for their own sins and those of the whole world? What better weapon do we have to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world, including those of the conciliarists as they blaspheme God and engage in unspeakable sacrileges.
May our prayers in reparation for the offenses given by to God by the conciliarists as we are content in n playing a role, no matter how small, in seeking to repair the damage to the honor and glory of God and the scandalous example given to Catholics and non-Catholics alike by the horrible specter of conciliarism's grievous offenses against the First Commandment.
Never lost heart. Remember always that this is the time from all eternity that God has known that we would be alive. The graces He won for us by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, are sufficient for us to carry our crosses--be they personal or social or ecclesiastical. Nothing we suffer in this passing, mortal value of tears. is the equal of what one of our least Venial Sins caused Our Lord to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and caused Our Lady to suffer as our sins thrust those Seven Swords of Sorrow through and through into Immaculate Heart.
Let us suffer well and with gratitude and with joy in this time of apostasy and betrayal as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Heaven awaits us if we walk our own little Via Dolorosas without complaint? Isn't the possession of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven worth bearing with the sufferings of the present time?
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
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 Martha, pray for us.
Pope Saint Felix II, pray for us.
Saint Simplicius, pray for us.
Saint Faustinus, pray for us.
Saint Beatrice, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints