As the Conciliar Follies Resume
by Thomas A. Droleskey
The false "pontiff" long ago neutralized much of the opposition found in the "resist but recognize" movement, issuing Summorum Pontificum on July 7, 2007, while continuing to commit sacrileges and outrages against the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity and as he denies the very nature of dogmatic truth in order to promote his conciliar agenda that is at adds with the immutable patrimony of Holy Mother Church. So few in the tiny, insular world of sedevacantism, unwilling to see the workings of Divine Providence in the establishment of new chapels and institutions, pay any attention at all, at least not in public, to the ways in which the false "pontiff" is preparing the way from the coming of Antichrist. And that is precisely what the "Pope" Benedict XVI, hardly the "restorer of Tradition," has been doing throughout the course of the past 2,330 days.
Now that his summer vacation at Castel Gandolfo has ended, the false "pontiff" is back at work continuing to implement the doctrinal and conciliar revolutions that he helped to plan and whose institutionalization under what he believes is a "correct" "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" he is committed to pursuing until the moment of his death, barring a truly great miracle of grace that can effect his conversion and subsequent abjuration of his sixty years of priestly apostasy.
Although there is not much need to remind readers of this site about the extent of this apostasy as this has been done so many times before on this site, here are just two examples of the "joys" that occur on a regular basis in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, starting with the letter that the false "pontiff" wrote to Kurt "Cardinal" Koch, President of the "Pontifical" Council for Promoting Christian Unity at the beginning of the conference that was premised upon the falsehood that Protestant sects share in "The Witness of the Church in the Modern World:"
To the Venerable Brother
Lord Cardinal Kurt Koch
President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity,
On the occasion of the 12th Inter-Christian Symposium, with the theme
"The Witness of the Church in the Modern World," which is being held in
Salonika from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, 2011, I wish to manifest through you,
Venerable Brother, my great appreciation for this laudable initiative,
promoted by the Franciscan Institute of Spirituality of the Pontifical
University Antonianum and by the Department of Theology of the Orthodox
Theological Faculty of the Aristotle University of Salonika.
2. The topic that will be discussed at the symposium is of great
current importance and is at the center of my concern and prayers, as I
already affirmed in the apostolic letter "Ubicumque et Semper," with
which I instituted the Pontifical Council for Promoting New
Evangelization. In the course of the centuries the Church has not failed
to proclaim the salvific mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus
Christ, but this same proclamation today needs a renewed vigor in many
of the regions that were the first to receive the light and that are
experiencing the effects of a secularization capable of impoverishing
man in his deepest dimension. In reality, we are witnessing in the
contemporary world contradictory phenomena: On one hand there is a
generalized distraction and also an insensitivity in regard
to transcendence; on the other, there are numerous signs that attest to
an ongoing profound nostalgia for God in many hearts, which manifests
itself in many different ways and which brings many men and women to an
attitude of sincere searching.
3. The present cultural, social and economic backdrop poses the same
challenges to Catholics and Orthodox. The reflection that will take
place in the symposium will have an important ecumenical consequence.
The interventions will make it possible to draw a clear picture of the
common problems and the presentation of the particularities of the
different points of view, favoring an exchange of reflections and
experiences in a climate of fraternal charity. The mutual knowledge of
our traditions and sincere friendship represent, in themselves, a
contribution to the cause of Christian unity. I wish to recall here the
words of my Venerable Predecessor, the Servant of God Paul VI, when, in
regard to evangelization, he affirmed: "As evangelizers, we must offer
Christ's faithful not the image of people divided and separated by
unedifying quarrels, but the image of people who are mature in faith and
capable of finding a meeting-point beyond the real tensions, thanks to a
shared, sincere and disinterested search for truth. Yes, the destiny of
evangelization is certainly bound up with the witness of unity given by
the Church. This is a source of responsibility and also of comfort"
(Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi, No. 77).
4. Certainly contributing to the good outcome of this work will be
the intercession of St. Paul, whose memory is alive in the city of
Salonika, where the Apostle preached the Gospel in the first place -- a
city to which he remained linked by a special bond of affection. It is
necessary that you be animated by the same apostolic zeal that Paul had
for a renewed proclamation of the Gospel in the contemporary world.
5. To all those who contributed to the realization of the symposium,
to the illustrious speakers and to all the participants, I address my
cordial greeting with the hope that the initiative will be a success. I
support the works with prayer and with my Apostolic Blessing. (From Ratzinger's Rubber Room.)
Only one Church can give witness to the fullness of the truths contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith, the Catholic Church. None other. The true Faith binds men together with minds that are in one accord on everything that has been revealed by Our Blessed and Saviour Jesus Christ and entrusted to His true Church to be safeguarded eternally and taught infallibly.
Pope Leo XIII made this very clear in Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896. So did Pope Pius XII in Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943:
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.)
Actually only those are to be included as members of the Church
who have been baptized and profess the true faith, and who have not been
so unfortunate as to separate themselves from the unity of the Body, or
been excluded by legitimate authority for grave faults committed. "For in one spirit" says the Apostle, "were we all baptized into one
Body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free." As therefore in
the true Christian community there is only one Body, one Spirit, one
Lord, and one Baptism, so there can be only one faith. And
therefore, if a man refuse to hear the Church, let him be considered -
so the Lord commands - as a heathen and a publican. It follows that
those who are divided in faith or government cannot be living in the
unity of such a Body, nor can they be living the life of its one Divine
Spirit. (Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943.)
That's about all that needs to be done with the letter that Ratzinger/Benedict sent to his own latter day Walter Kasper. How much more can be written about the "pope's" pertinacious persistence in denying these truths of the Catholic Faith?
We're not quite done yet.
Yes, Ratzinger/Benedict will be traveling to his native Germany in seventeen days to engage of pilgrimage of ecumania at the clock ticks down to the time when they will be, barring a miraculous intervention by God Himself, a One World Ecumenical Church circus "celebrating" the quincentennial of Father Martin Luther's revolution against the Divine Plan that God Himself instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church that began when he posted those ninety-five theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517.
Here are some of the ecumaniacal low lights of this upcoming visit:
September 22, 2011, 5:15 p.m.: Meeting with representatives of the Jewish Community in a room of the Reichstag Building, Berlin, Germany.
September 23, 2011, 9:00 a.m.: Meeting with representatives of the Muslim Community in the reception room of the Apostolic Nunciature of Berlin. Berlin, Germany.
September 23, 2011: 11:45 a.m.: Meeting with the representatives of the German Evangelical Church Council in the Chapter Hall of the Augustinian Convent, Erfurt, Germany.
September 23, 2011, 12:20 p.m.: Ecumenical Celebration in the church of the Augustinian Convent, Erfurt, Germany.
September 23, 2011, 5:15 p.m.: Meeting with the Representatives of the Orthodox Churches in the Seminary Horsaal, Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany.
That's a whole of apostasy in a twenty-four hour period before he focuses on propagandizing in behalf of conciliarism on the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom, Saturday, September 24, 2011, and on Sunday, September 25, 2011, the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in the Roman Calendar of the Catholic Church from which Ratzinger/Benedict defected when he was a seminary student of the "new theologians" in the late-1940s. Oh, just an aside. The false "pontiff's" host while in Freiburg in Breisgau will be the president of the conciliar "bishops'" conference in Germany, "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch, who will have gone without a "papal" rebuke at that point for eight hundred ninety-five days after having denied in an interview aired on German television on Holy Saturday, April 11, 2009, that Our Lord died on the wood of the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins. Birds of a feather do flock together in the nest of conciliarism.
The visit will also feature the false "pontiff's" references to a document in the making, one that will be issued on the five hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther serving as the proximate agent of the devil for making possible the spread of the errors of Modernity that had begun in some aspects of the Renaissance and would begin to spread like wildfire once Luther had unleashed his revolution. The errors of Modernism of the counterfeit church of conciliarism are a constellation of the precepts of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry into the synthesis of a false religion masquerading as Catholicism.
For Ratzinger/Benedict to be correct, of course, then Pope Leo X was wrong when he catalogued Martin Luther's multiple errors in Exsurge Domine, the Papal Bull he issued to excommunicate Luther, who had invented a false theology to justify his own persistence of sins against Holy Purity and his intemperance in the consumption of wine and spirits:
Therefore we can, without any further citation or
delay, proceed against him to his condemnation and damnation as one
whose faith is notoriously suspect and in fact a true heretic with the
full severity of each and all of the above penalties and censures. Yet,
with the advice of our brothers, imitating the mercy of almighty God who
does not wish the death of a sinner but rather that he be converted and
live, and forgetting all the injuries inflicted on us and the Apostolic
See, we have decided to use all the compassion we are capable of. It is
our hope, so far as in us lies, that he will experience a change of
heart by taking the road of mildness we have proposed, return, and turn
away from his errors. We will receive him kindly as the prodigal son
returning to the embrace of the Church.
Therefore let Martin himself and all those
adhering to him, and those who shelter and support him, through the
merciful heart of our God and the sprinkling of the blood of our Lord
Jesus Christ by which and through whom the redemption of the human race
and the upbuilding of holy mother Church was accomplished, know that
from our heart we exhort and beseech that he cease to disturb the peace,
unity, and truth of the Church for which the Savior prayed so earnestly
to the Father. Let him abstain from his pernicious errors that he may
come back to us. If they really will obey, and certify to us by legal
documents that they have obeyed, they will find in us the affection of a
father's love, the opening of the font of the effects of paternal
charity, and opening of the font of mercy and clemency.
We enjoin, however, on Martin that in the meantime he cease from all preaching or the office of preacher.
(And even though the love of righteousness and
virtue did not take him away from sin and the hope of forgiveness did
not lead him to penance, perhaps the terror of the pain of punishment
may move him. Thus we beseech and remind this Martin, his supporters and
accomplices of his holy orders and the described punishment. We ask him
earnestly that he and his supporters, adherents and accomplices desist
within sixty days (which we wish to have divided into three times twenty
days, counting from the publication of this bull at the places
mentioned below) from preaching, both expounding their views and
denouncing others, from publishing books and pamphlets concerning some
or all of their errors. Furthermore, all writings which contain
some or all of his errors are to be burned. Furthermore, this Martin is
to recant perpetually such errors and views. He is to inform us of such
recantation through an open document, sealed by two prelates, which we
should receive within another sixty days. Or he should personally, with
safe conduct, inform us of his recantation by coming to Rome. We would
prefer this latter way in order that no doubt remain of his sincere
If, however, this Martin, his supporters, adherents and accomplices,
much to our regret, should stubbornly not comply with the mentioned
stipulations within the mentioned period, we shall, following the
teaching of the holy Apostle Paul, who teaches us to avoid a heretic
after having admonished him for a first and a second time, condemn this
Martin, his supporters, adherents and accomplices as barren vines which
are not in Christ, preaching an offensive doctrine contrary to the
Christian faith and offend the divine majesty, to the damage and shame
of the entire Christian Church, and diminish the keys of the Church as
stubborn and public heretics.) (Pope Leo X, Exsurge Domine, June 15, 1520; see also Pope Leo X and Anti-Leo X.)
Ratzinger/Benedict believes that Pope Leo X, a true Successor of Saint Peter, did not "understand" Martin Luther and thus acted "rashly" without engaging in dialogue. The document to be issued in 2017 by the conciliarists and their fellow travelers in the One World Ecumenical Church, the Lutherans, will call once again for a mutual expression of faults (mea culpas) as though Luther's revolution can be redeemed somehow. Pope Leo X, therefore, was wrong. If this so, of course, why should anyone pay any to what the current conciliar "pontiff" says now? If one pope can be wrong, why not another?
Minds not trained in Thomism cannot see the inherent contradictions in their statements and actions. Ratzinger/Benedict specifically rejects Thomism and thus rejects the whole nature of dogmatic truth, believing that various dogmatic pronouncements and papal bulls and encyclical letters reflect the time-bound considerations of the moment in which they were issued and are in need of further modification or, if necessary, simply being "forgotten" as "irrelevant" to the needs of modern "man," who has "evolved" in his understanding of the past in ways that the popes and council fathers of the past could not themselves understand because they were prisoners of the moment in which they lived.
This is absurdity, and there is a lot that going around these days.
Here is a firm prediction that I will make without of contradiction: "Pope" Benedict XVI will not speak in the following manner on any occasion during his visit to the Federal Republic of Germany between September 22 and 25, 2011:
It is for this reason that so
many who do not share 'the communion and the truth of the Catholic
Church' must make use of the occasion of the Council, by the means of
the Catholic Church, which received in Her bosom their ancestors,
proposes [further] demonstration of profound unity and of firm vital
force; hear the requirements [demands] of her heart, they must
engage themselves to leave this state that does not guarantee for them
the security of salvation. She does not hesitate to raise to the Lord of
mercy most fervent prayers to tear down of the walls of division, to
dissipate the haze of errors, and lead them back within holy Mother
Church, where their Ancestors found salutary pastures of life; where, in
an exclusive way, is conserved and transmitted whole the doctrine of
Jesus Christ and wherein is dispensed the mysteries of heavenly grace.
It is therefore by force of the right of Our
supreme Apostolic ministry, entrusted to us by the same Christ the Lord,
which, having to carry out with [supreme] participation all the duties
of the good Shepherd and to follow and embrace with paternal love all
the men of the world, we send this Letter of Ours to all the Christians
from whom We are separated, with which we exhort them warmly and beseech
them with insistence to hasten to return to the one fold of Christ; we
desire in fact from the depths of the heart their salvation in Christ
Jesus, and we fear having to render an account one day to Him, Our
Judge, if, through some possibility, we have not pointed out and
prepared the way for them to attain eternal salvation. In all Our
prayers and supplications, with thankfulness, day and night we never
omit to ask for them, with humble insistence, from the eternal Shepherd
of souls the abundance of goods and heavenly graces. And since, if also,
we fulfill in the earth the office of vicar, with all our heart we
await with open arms the return of the wayward sons to the Catholic
Church, in order to receive them with infinite fondness into the house
of the Heavenly Father and to enrich them with its inexhaustible
treasures. By our greatest wish for the return to the truth and
the communion with the Catholic Church, upon which depends not only the
salvation of all of them, but above all also of the whole Christian
society: the entire world in fact cannot enjoy true peace if it is not
of one fold and one shepherd. (Pope Pius IX, Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868.)
So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this
Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the
assemblies of non-Catholics: for the union of Christians can
only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of
Christ of those who are separated from it, for in the past they have
unhappily left it. To the one true Church of Christ, we say, which is
visible to all, and which is to remain, according to the will of its
Author, exactly the same as He instituted it. . . . Let,
therefore, the separated children draw nigh to the Apostolic See, set up
in the City which Peter and Paul, the Princes of the Apostles,
consecrated by their blood; to that See, We repeat, which is 'the root
and womb whence the Church of God springs,' not with the
intention and the hope that 'the Church of the living God, the pillar
and ground of the truth' will cast aside the integrity of the faith and
tolerate their errors, but, on the contrary, that they themselves submit
to its teaching and government. Would that it were Our happy
lot to do that which so many of Our predecessors could not, to embrace
with fatherly affection those children, whose unhappy separation from Us
We now bewail. Would that God our Savior, "Who will have all men to be
saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth," would hear us when We
humbly beg that He would deign to recall all who stray to the unity of
the Church! In this most important undertaking We ask and wish that
others should ask the prayers of Blessed Mary the Virgin, Mother of
divine grace, victorious over all heresies and Help of Christians, that
She may implore for Us the speedy coming of the much hoped-for day, when
all men shall hear the voice of Her divine Son, and shall be 'careful
to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.'" (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
For the false "pope," you see, these statements may have had validity in their time. They have become "obsolete" now. How anyone cannot see at this late date that Ratzinger/Benedict rejects the Catholic Faith is simply unfathomable.
Just consider two of the statements quoted above, one from Pope Pius IX's Iam Vos Omnes and the other from Pope Pius XI's Mortalium Animos:
. . . .the entire world in fact cannot enjoy true peace if it is not of one fold and one shepherd. (Pope Pius IX, Iam Vos Omnes.)
To the one true Church of Christ, we say, which is visible to all, and which is to remain, according to the will of its Author, exactly the same as He instituted it. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos.)
That's right. There cannot be
true peace in the world unless everyone in it is of one one fold, that
of the Catholic Church, and one shepherd, a true and legitimate
Successor of Saint Peter, a qualification, it should be noted, that Pope
Pius XI, mentioned very explicitly in Mortalium Animos. Joseph
Ratzinger/Benedict XVI does not believe this at all. He believes that
peace consists in the "coexistence" of religions with each other (see RELIGIONS ARE A FORCE FOR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION for just one such statement on the part of the false "pontiff." It
should also be noted here that none of the men who have served as
caesars here in the United States of America believe that Catholicism is
the necessary precondition for a just social order at home and for
peace in the world. Ratzinger/Benedict is one in mind and heart with the lords of Modernity and Modernism on many points that our true popes taught were contrary to the Deposit of Faith. He is not of one mind and heart with that of the Divine Redeemer, Who desires us to love Him exactly as He has revealed Himself to us, begging that our hearts be enfolded into the love of His Most Sacred Heart through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Well, distracted by many unfortunate--but thoroughly avoidable--events in the past two weeks, work will now resume on my book on Americanism, "Conversion in Reverse." There will be articles dealing with Ratzinger/Benedict's pilgrimage to Germany, although the upcoming speech of Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus will be ignored as his speeches of naturalism are so devoid of logic and truth as to make him, a non-Catholic, a worthy candidate to succeed Ratzinger/Benedict as the next head of the conciliar church, a position for which being a Catholic is a disqualification.
Keeping close to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary as we attempt to make reparation for our own many sins, may we continue to fulfill Our Lady's Fatima Message in our daily lives and pray as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.
Let us continue to pray for each other, no matter the disagreements of the moment, as we keep our eye on the true enemy of Christ the King and of the souls redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross, and thus of the Social Reign of Mary Immaculate, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who is aided by a supporting cast of thousands in this false church.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!