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                       July 6, 2006

Making More Room for Baal and His Friends

by Thomas A. Droleskey

“‘Nevertheless send now, and gather unto me all Israel, unto Mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, who eat at Jezebel’s table.’

“Achab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered together the prophets unto Mount Carmel.

“And Elias coming to all the people, said: ‘How long do you halt between two sides? If the Lord be God, follow Him: but if Baal, follow him.’ And the people did not answer him a word.

“And Elias said again to the people: ‘I only remain a prophet of the Lord: but the prophets of Baal are four hundred and fifty men. Let two bullocks be given us, and let them choose one bullock and cut it in pieces and lay it upon wood, but put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under it. Call ye the names of your gods, and I will call on the name of my Lord; and the God that shall answer by fire, let him be God.’ And all of the people answering said: ‘A very good proposal.’

“Then Elias said to the prophets of Baal: ‘Choose you one bullock and dress it first, because you are many; and call on the names of your gods, but put no fire under.’

“And they took the bullock which he gave them, and dressed it; and they called on the name of Baal from morning even till noon, saying: ‘O Baal, hear us.’ But there was no voice, nor any that answered: and they leaped over the altar that they had made.

“And when it was now noon, Elias jested at them, saying: ‘Cry with a louder voice: for he is a God, and perhaps he is talking, or he is in an inn, or on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep, and must be awaked.’

“So they cried with a loud voice, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till they were covered with blood. And after midday was past, and while they were prophesying, the time was come of offering sacrifice, and there was no voice heard, nor did any one answer, nor regard them as they prayed: Elias said to the people: ‘Come ye unto me.’ And the people coming near unto him, he repaired the altar of the Lord, that was broken down:

“And he took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying: ‘Israel shall be thy name.’ And he built with the stones an altar to the name of the Lord: and he made a trench for water, of the breadth of two furrows round about the altar. And he laid the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid it upon the wood.

“And he said: “Fill four buckets with water, and pour it upon the burnt offering, and upon the wood.’ And again he said: ‘Do the same the second time.’ And when they had done it the second time, he said: ‘Do the same also the third time.’ And they did so the third time. And the water run about the altar, and the trench was filled with water.

“And when it was now time to offer the holocaust, Elias the prophet came near and said: ‘O Lord God of Abraham and Isaac, and Israel, show this day that thou art the God of Israel, and I thy servant, and that according to they commandment I have done all these things. Hear me, O Lord, hear me: that this people may learn, that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart again.’

“Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the holocaust, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw this, they fell on their faces, and they said: ‘The Lord he is God, the Lord he is God.’ And Elias said to them: ‘Take the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape.’ And when they had taken them, Elias brought them down to the torrent Cison, and killed them there” (3 Kings 18:19-40)

Fast-Forward Several Millennia

The prophets of Baal are alive and well within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church today. They serve as the ecclesiastical wolves in shepherds' clothing. They violate the very precepts of the First Commandment, “I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have any strange gods besides me.” We have witnessed an unprecedented obeisance on the part of popes and cardinals and bishops and priests at the altars of false gods. Pope John XXIII forbade any criticism of Communism at the Second Vatican Council. Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have received lay men and women claiming to be “ministers” in heretical and schismatic sects as clerics on a plane of equality with themselves. Pope John Paul II, in particular, s participated in scandalous events (Assisi, Papal Masses praising pagan religions and superstitious practices, ritualistic pagan practices taking place in the context of the offering of Holy Mass, the placing of an expression of sorrow for sins against Jews in the Wailing Wall, etc.) that have convinced many people around the world that religious indifferentism and universal salvation are accepted in a de facto manner by the Catholic Church.

The obeisance to false gods and those who worship them by popes and other ecclesiastical officials in the past forty years flies in the face of the entire living tradition of the Church Christ founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope. Almost every Church denunciation, whether issued by popes or by councils, of religious indifferentism is now either ignored or consciously and arrogantly cast aside as “irrelevant” in the world of an updated theology.

“We’re beyond that now” has become a slogan incanted by the apologists of the doctrinal and liturgical revolutions that continue to devastate the vineyard of Christ’s true Church while reaffirming people in the practice of false religions and ideologies.

Thus, “we are beyond” the Council of Nicea. According to a statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, we are beyond the Council of Lyons and the Filioque.

We are beyond the Immemorial Mass of Tradition.

We are beyond triumphalism.

We are beyond the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ.

We are beyond the invalidity of Anglican orders.

We are beyond proclaiming Our Lady to be the Mediatrix, Co-Redemptrix and Advocate.

We are beyond the Third Secret of Fatima. We are beyond anything to do with Our Lady’s actual Fatima message.

We are beyond “consecration” of Russia to Our Lady’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.

We are beyond opposing the enemies of the underground Church in Red China. Indeed, the Vatican is in the process of negotiating some kind of "deal" with the government of the so-called People's Republic of China.

We are beyond the Syllabus of Errors and Lamentabili and Pascendi Domenici Gregis.

We are beyond Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio (see Pacem in Terris) and Quas Primas (see Dignitatis Humanae) and Satis Cognitum and Mortaliam Animos (see Ut Unum Sint).

We are beyond seeking converts to the Catholic Church, outside which there is no salvation.

We are beyond Special Creation of Adam and Eve by God in the Garden of Eden. We are beyond the Church Fathers and their “limited understanding” of Scripture.

We are beyond the Crusades.

We are beyond the Council of Trent.

We are beyond the First Ecumenical Vatican Council.

We are beyond everything that constituted Catholic Faith and worship prior to 1958. We are modern man, puffed up with pride and arrogance. We are the embodiment of the warnings given at La Salette and to Pope Leo XIII when he was offering Holy Mass and had a vision of the Devil. We are the wolves in shepherds’ clothing who have the power to deconstruct history and the boldness to proclaim ourselves to be continuing an unbroken chain of tradition. We are apostates who worship anything and everything but the glory of Christendom and our Catholic past.

"The Vatican II Diocese:" Rockville Centre

To wit, the conciliarist novelty of ecumenism has so infected the lives of Catholics that prayers are offered to false gods on a regular basis in one diocese after another. This is, after all, the logical consequence of the late Pope John Paul II's horrific and scandalous Assisi event of 1986, in which representatives of false religions offered their "prayers" to their false gods. This is, after all, the logical consequence of John Paul II's and Benedict XVI's false claim that the Old Covenant God made "with the people of Israel" is still valid and has not be superceded for all eternity by the New and Eternal Covenant Our Lord instituted at the Last Supper and ratified by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross. This is after, all the logical consequence of refusing to seek the conversion of Protestants members of the various branches of Eastern Orthodoxy to the Catholic Church. This is, after all, the logical consequence of apostasy, of worshiping Baal with the full approval of ecclesiastical authorities. The offering of prayers to false gods by cardinals and bishops and priests is made, therefore, quite acceptable and normal if the pope is seen placing the Catholic Faith on a level of equality with other religions, each of which is false. It should come as absolutely no surprise that a lay woman in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, which is the diocese where I was taught the Faith at Saint Aloysius School in Great Neck, New York, and received my first Holy Communion and was Confirmed to be a soldier in the Army of Christ, offers prayers to false gods to satisfy the desires of adherents to false religions. This is the story as reported in The Long Island Catholic (I thank the intrepid defender of the Faith, Mr. Angelo Panzica, the host of the Voice of Catholic Radio, for sending me the link to this story):
By Lena Pennino
Staff Reporter
Roslyn — After Catholic chaplain Mary M. Toole recited Jewish prayers with a family at St. Francis Hospital here, she recalls, “The next time I entered the wing, Jewish wives were grabbing me into their rooms. It is amazing to see what prayer in someone’s own tradition does.”

To help her and other chaplains minister to the needs of each other’s traditions better, Ms. Toole authored a book that includes information about eight different religions — Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witness, Judaism, Orthodox Christianity, and Catholicism — along with beloved traditional prayers.

“Handbook for Chaplains: Comfort My People,” published by Paulist Press in May, is a user-friendly field guide for chaplains and others who provide spiritual care for people of various faiths. (A chaplain offers spiritual and emotional support to people in particular situations, for example, patients in a hospital or soldiers on deployment.)

This small paperback book contains a brief outline of the principals of each faith’s traditions and regulations concerning birth, diet regulations, sickness and death. It also includes the appropriate prayers for different occasions.
Ms. Toole first realized the need for such a book while volunteering at night at Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream. “There were lots of faiths that I was unfamiliar with,” she said. Gradually, she asked patients and families to share their traditions with her. This became her passion.

Later, as she studied to become a certified Catholic chaplain, she was asked to do a special project. She chose to design a handbook for chaplains, including various prayers for faith traditions. When she had completed her training, study and internship for her national certification, a committee from the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) interviewed her as the last step in the process. At the end of the session, they welcomed her aboard and added in the next breath, “Can we keep the book?”

A mentor and friend suggested that the book should be published. Last month, the book arrived at Barnes and Noble as well as local shops including Advent Religious Supplies in Rockville Centre.

Ms. Toole believes the book will bless many people. In her experience, those who are sick — no matter what faith — are seeking God.

Recently, Ms. Toole walked down the halls of St. Francis Hospital, the Heart Center, charged with ministering to those in the critical care unit and in the medical/surgery unit. (She also works the night shift and the emergency room on a rotating basis.)

She never knows what to expect when she comes to work, she explained. One minute, she could be discussing patients with the medical staff, and the next she is holding someone’s hand as he slips into death. Sometime during each day, she steps — gowned and gloved — into the isolation room with Holy Communion for a patient. In quieter moments, she peeks into patients’ rooms to offer a smile or simply to stand outside their doors whispering prayers as they sleep.

“I am just laying here not knowing what is going on in my life,” said Rosemary Terio, 69, a patient at the hospital and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima in Jackson Heights, Queens. “It’s only me and God and I can’t see him face to face. Mary gives me someone to relate to, a person who represents my religion … I receive Communion every week. When they ask me (if I would like to receive), I say, ‘Oh yeah!’”

Ms. Toole also brings her sense of humor.

“We have a lot of laughs,” said Ms. Terio. Although she has known Ms. Toole for only a month (since she has been hospitalized), “It’s like we have known each other for years.”

“We are the ears,” said Ms. Toole, noting that she is there to listen to patients (families and staff too) vent their emotions, whether joy, frustration or anger. “I wear shoulder pads for those who need someone to lean on, and a place to cry.”

“I love working with the sick,” she said. “I will go home drained but with an inner peace.”

She prides herself on taking care of the needs of all people. “I am not just the ‘Catholic’ chaplain,” she said. “I will gladly pray in any faith tradition; travel with anyone on their sacred journey.”

Ah, yes, "Ms." Toole is not called to convert anyone to the Catholic Church, lest they possibly perish outside of the bosom of the One Sheepfold that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope. Oh, no. She is called to "listen" to the "faith traditions" of others. This is not an anomaly, ladies and gentlemen. This is the very essence of conciliarism.

The book from Paulist Press is yet another effort to break down what little resistance exists as a result of the sensus Catholicus that should be part of a Catholic's supernatural constitution. (We will leave aside the fact that the Paulist Fathers have been in the vanguard of "sensitivity," shall we say, to the "concerns" of those steeped in unrepentant perversity against the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandment. I am sure that Mrs. Randy Engel has reviewed this connection in Rite of Sodomy.) Who could possibly be opposed to "understanding" others? Do we lack "compassion" for those whose "faith journeys" are different? If we are to be accused of this, obviously, then we stand guilty as accused alongside with the Apostles and all of the great missionaries of the Church prior to 1958, each of sought to convert people out of false religions as opposed to reaffirming them in religions that lead them to one place: eternal death.

"Ms." Toole's exercise in religious indifferentism and syncretism stands condemned as the exercise of the worship of Baal. She does not realize this. Her ordinary, the Most Reverend William F. Murphy, will not correct her. He placed a menorah in Immaculate Conception Seminary, which trains priests for the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre, and had an "ecumenical" service at Saint Agnes Cathedral shortly after the September 11, 2001, attacks that featured prayers of various "religions." Bishop Murphy is a thorough advocate of the novelty of ecumenism. These words of Pope Pius IX, found in Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868, mean nothing to him--and thus they mean nothing to most of the priests and the laity in the Diocese of Rockville Centre:

Nobody will certainly be able to doubt or deny that this Jesus Christ, to the end that the fruits of His Redemption might be applied to all the race of men, has built here on earth, upon Peter, the only Church, which is one, holy, catholic and apostolic; and that He has conferred upon her the power necessary to preserve whole and inviolate the deposit of faith; to transmit this same faith to all peoples, tribes, and nations; to call [elect] to unity in this Mystical Body, through baptism, all men, for the purpose of preserving in them, and perfecting, that new life of grace, without which no one can merit and obtain eternal life; wherefore this Church, which constitutes the Mystical Body, will persist and prosper in her own stable and indefectible nature until the end of the ages, and offer to all Her sons the means of salvation.

Whoever thus gives proper attention and reflection to the situation which surrounds the various religious societies, divided amongst themselves and separated from the Catholic Church - which, without interruption, from the time of Christ the Lord and of His Apostles, by means of her legitimate sacred Shepherds, has always exercised, and exercises still, the divine power conferred upon Her by the Lord - it will be easy to convince [them] that in none of these societies, and not even in all of them taken together, can in some way be seen the one and Catholic Church which Christ the Lord built, constituted, and willed to exist. Neither will it ever be able to be said that they are members and part of that Church as long as they remain visibly separated from Catholic unity. It follows that such societies, lacking that living authority established by God, which instructs men in the things of the faith and in the discipline of the customs, directing and governing them in all that concerns eternal salvation, they continuously mutate in their doctrines without that mobility and the instability they find one end. Everyone therefore can easily comprehend and fully reckon that this is absolutely in contrast with the Church instituted by Christ the Lord, in which the truth must always remain constant and never subject to change whatsoever, deposited as if it were into a warehouse, entrusted to be guarded perfectly whole. To this purpose, it has received the promise of the perpetual presence and the aid of the Holy Spirit. No one then ignores that from these dissentions [disagreements] in doctrines and opinions derive social divisions, which find their origin in these innumerable communions and which are always and increasingly diffused with grave damage[s] to the Christian and civil society.

Therefore, whoever recognizes that religion is the foundation of human society must be moved to confess what great violence has been wrought in civil society by the discrepancy of principles and the division of religious societies which fight amongst themselves, and with what force the refusal of the authority willed by God for governing the convictions of the intellect of men through the direction of the actions of men, as much in private life as in social life, has provoked, promoted and fed the lamentable of the things and of the times which agitate and plague [afflict] in this way nearly all peoples.

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.

Similarly, Bishop Murphy, who would probably dismiss Pope Pius XI's Mortalium Animos as "outdated" and "superceded" by the Second Vatican Council (Rockville Centre is, you know, a "Vatican II diocese"). Funny, is it not, how the authentic patrimony of the Church can be superceded by a non-dogmatic council while Judaism has not been superceded by Catholicism and that other religions exist--and are salvific for those who adhere to them--because God "wills" them to exist. (See Father Raniero Cantalamessa's 2002 Good Friday homily, delivered in the presence of Pope John Paul II. See also the claims made by the late apologist for religious indifferentism, Father Walter Burghardt, S.J., in many of his writings.) The greatest acceptance must be given to false religions while the greatest contempt must be shown to the authentic, immutable patrimony of the Church, which she received from her Divine Bridegroom Himself.

Thus, Bishop Murphy would blanche at being reminded of Pope Gregory XVI's stirring condemnation of religious indifferentism, found in Mirari Vos, 1832:

Now We consider another abundant source of the evils with which the Church is afflicted at present: indifferentism. This perverse opinion is spread on all sides by the fraud of the wicked who claim that it is possible to obtain the eternal salvation of the soul by the profession of any kind of religion, as long as morality is maintained. Surely, in so clear a matter, you will drive this deadly error far from the people committed to your care. With the admonition of the apostle that "there is one God, one faith, one baptism" may those fear who contrive the notion that the safe harbor of salvation is open to persons of any religion whatever. They should consider the testimony of Christ Himself that "those who are not with Christ are against Him," and that they disperse unhappily who do not gather with Him. Therefore "without a doubt, they will perish forever, unless they hold the Catholic faith whole and inviolate." Let them hear Jerome who, while the Church was torn into three parts by schism, tells us that whenever someone tried to persuade him to join his group he always exclaimed: "He who is for the See of Peter is for me." A schismatic flatters himself falsely if he asserts that he, too, has been washed in the waters of regeneration. Indeed Augustine would reply to such a man: "The branch has the same form when it has been cut off from the vine; but of what profit for it is the form, if it does not live from the root?"

This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say. When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws -- in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty.

Here We must include that harmful and never sufficiently denounced freedom to publish any writings whatever and disseminate them to the people, which some dare to demand and promote with so great a clamor. We are horrified to see what monstrous doctrines and prodigious errors are disseminated far and wide in countless books, pamphlets, and other writings which, though small in weight, are very great in malice. We are in tears at the abuse which proceeds from them over the face of the earth. Some are so carried away that they contentiously assert that the flock of errors arising from them is sufficiently compensated by the publication of some book which defends religion and truth. Every law condemns deliberately doing evil simply because there is some hope that good may result. Is there any sane man who would say poison ought to be distributed, sold publicly, stored, and even drunk because some antidote is available and those who use it may be snatched from death again and again.

Rather than driving this "deadly error far from the people committed" to his care, Bishop Murphy, following the example of the conciliar popes themselves, embraces the deadly error and encourages Catholics to do so themselves. Does Bishop Murphy believe that liberty of conscience, exalted in Dignitatis Humanae, spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs?

Similarly, I rather doubt that Bishop William F. Murphy adheres to the following dogmatic pronouncement of the Council of Florence, which is irreformable (that is, incapable of being changed), issued in 1442:

"The holy Roman Church believes, professes, and preaches that 'no one remaining outside the Catholic Church, not just pagans, but also Jews or heretics or schismatics, can become partakers of eternal life; but they will go to the everlasting fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels,' unless before the end of life they are joined to the Church. For the union with the body of the Church is of such importance that the sacraments of the Church are helpful to salvation only for those who remaining in it; and fasts, almsgiving, other works of piety, and the exercise of Christian warfare bear eternal rewards from them alone. And no one can be saved, no matter how much alms, he has given, even if he sheds his blood for the name of Christ, unless he remains in the bosom and the unity of the Catholic Church."

Bishop Murphy clearly does not believe in this dogmatic pronouncement of the Catholic Church. Why should he? Pope Benedict XVI does not believe in it. He is a dissenter from this irreformable pronouncement.

Indeed, Benedict's Prefect of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the Unity of Christians, Walter Cardinal Kasper, appeared at a meeting of "world religions" recently to urge them to work for "peace, telling them at the conclusion of his talk something that could have been uttered verbatim by the grand master of a Masonic lodge:

Let us tell the world: We as religious people stand for peace: Peace of the heart, peace in our nations and between nations, peace between religions and hence peace in the world.

Not a word was breathed about the fact that there can be no peace absent the conversion of men and their nations to the true Faith. The Apostles were wrong. They should have been more "tolerant" of "diversity" and "pluralism." Pope Pius XI must have been mistaken when he wrote the following in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922:

It is possible to sum up all We have said in one word, "the Kingdom of Christ." For Jesus Christ reigns over the minds of individuals by His teachings, in their hearts by His love, in each one's life by the living according to His law and the imitating of His example. Jesus reigns over the family when it, modeled after the holy ideals of the sacrament of matrimony instituted by Christ, maintains unspotted its true character of sanctuary. In such a sanctuary of love, parental authority is fashioned after the authority of God, the Father, from Whom, as a matter of fact, it originates and after which even it is named. (Ephesians iii, 15) The obedience of the children imitates that of the Divine Child of Nazareth, and the whole family life is inspired by the sacred ideals of the Holy Family. Finally, Jesus Christ reigns over society when men recognize and reverence the sovereignty of Christ, when they accept the divine origin and control over all social forces, a recognition which is the basis of the right to command for those in authority and of the duty to obey for those who are subjects, a duty which cannot but ennoble all who live up to its demands. Christ reigns where the position in society which He Himself has assigned to His Church is recognized, for He bestowed on the Church the status and the constitution of a society which, by reason of the perfect ends which it is called upon to attain, must be held to be supreme in its own sphere; He also made her the depository and interpreter of His divine teachings, and, by consequence, the teacher and guide of every other society whatsoever, not of course in the sense that she should abstract in the least from their authority, each in its own sphere supreme, but that she should really perfect their authority, just as divine grace perfects human nature, and should give to them the assistance necessary for men to attain their true final end, eternal happiness, and by that very fact make them the more deserving and certain promoters of their happiness here below.

It is, therefore, a fact which cannot be questioned that the true peace of Christ can only exist in the Kingdom of Christ -- "the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ." It is no less unquestionable that, in doing all we can to bring about the re-establishment of Christ's kingdom, we will be working most effectively toward a lasting world peace.

Conciliarism is a thorough repudiation of these plain words. It presents, as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger wrote in his own words, a reconciliation of the Church with the "principles of 1789." Those words, however, condemn Benedict XVI as a friend of Belial, not of Our Lord's. Too strong? Consider these words of Pope Leo XIII, contained in Custodi Di Quella Fede, December 8, 1832:

Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God.

No, poor "Ms." Toole is not the problem here. The problem is with the conciliar popes and cardinals and bishops and priests who have promoted deadly errors under various slogans, each of which appeals to the sins of Human Respect and to a false compassion that comes from the devil's desire to reaffirm people in false religions so that they will be with him in Hell for all eternity. The Diocese of Rockville Centre is indeed a "Vatican II Diocese," which means that it is a diocese in league with errors that have denied the Social Reign of Christ the King, devastated souls, and effected great social ruin in the process.

A good perspective on the unprecedented and far reaching nature of the apostasy gripping many in the Church is found in Dom Prosper Gueranger’s The Liturgical Year. Commenting on the very passage from the Book of Kings quoted above, Dom Gueranger wrote the following in his entry for the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16, which feast will be celebrated in but one week:

When Eternal Wisdom was playing in the world, forming the hills and establishing the mountains, she destined Carmel to be the special inheritance of Eve’s victorious daughter. And when the last thousand years of expectation were opening, and the desire of all nations was developing into the spirit of prophecy, the father of prophets, ascended the privileged mount thence to scan the horizon. The triumphs of David and the glories of Solomon were at an end: the sceptre of Juda, broken by the schism of then ten tribes, threatened to fall from his hand:; the worship of Baal prevailed in Israel. A long-continued drought, figure of the aridity of men’s souls, had parched up every spring, and men and beasts were dying beside the empty cisterns, when Elias the Thesbite gathered the people, representing the whole human race, on Mount Carmel, and slew the lying prophets of Baal. Then, as the Scripture relates, prostrating with his face to the earth, he said to his servant: ‘Go up, look towards the sea.’ And he went up, and looked and said: ‘There is nothing. And again he said to him: ‘Return seven times.’ And at the seventh time: ‘Behold, a little cloud arose out of the sea like a man’s foot.’

Blessed cloud! unlike the bitter waves from which it sprang, it was all sweetness. Docile to the least breath of heaven, it rose light and humble, above the immense heavy ocean: and screening the sun, it tempered the heat that was scorching the earth and restored to the stricken world life and grace and fruitfulness. The promised Messias, the Son of Man, set His impress upon it, showing to the wicked serpent the form of the heel that was to crush Him.

We are in a long-continued spiritual drought within the Church at present. It is no accident that Our Lady appeared to Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco and their cousin Lucy on October 13, 1917, as Our Lady of Mount Carmel. For just as the false prophets were vanquished by the true God on Mount Carmel at the time of Elias, so will it be the case that she whose heel was foreshadowed in that cloud shown to Elias will personally crush all of the false prophets of Baal today once Russia is actually consecrated to Our Lady’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. That may not occur until there is a chastisement that brings the Rome of modernity and novelty back to Tradition. However, it is telling that the very abominations of the prophets of Baal which were obliterated on Mount Carmel are being enshrined within the conciliarist shepherds. It is only the faithful fulfillment of Our Lady’s Fatima requests that can save us in this time of spiritual aridity and apostasy.

As Catholics, we must be fortified daily by the supernatural virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity. We know that the Church is divinely founded and that she will last until the end of time. We know that the jaws of Hell will not prevail against her. That does not mean, though, that the Devil is not going to win victories in our own lives and in the larger life of the Church Militant on earth. He is winning some pretty big victories right now. It is thus more important than ever to renew our consecration to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart and to redouble our devotion to her Most Holy Rosary so that the head of the serpent responsible for poisoning the hearts of popes and cardinals and bishops and priests will be crushed in these our days. It will be then that the Church will make room only for the God-Man as He has revealed Himself to her and will respect the immutable tradition of the Church, not for Baal and his many friends and the novelties they have introduced to the detriment of so many countless souls in the past forty to fifty years.

Entrusting all to Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, we ask her very simply to pray for us, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen!

Vivat Christus Rex!

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, pray for us.

Saint Augustine, pray for us.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Saint Sebastian, pray for us.

Saint Tarcisius, pray for us.

Saint Lucy, pray for us.

Saint Agnes, pray for us.

Saint Agatha, pray for us.

Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Sweden, pray for us.

Saint Philomena, pray for us.

Saint John of the Cross, pray for us.

Saint John Bosco, pray for us.

Saint John Mary Vianney, pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us.

Saint Therese Lisieux, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us.

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, pray for us.

Blessed Pauline Jaricot, pray for us.

Blessed Francisco, pray for us.

Blessed Jacinta, pray for us.

Sister Lucia, pray for us.

The Longer Version of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer, composed by Pope Leo XIII, 1888

O glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil.  Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil.  Fight this day the battle of our Lord, together with  the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven.  That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels.  Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage.  Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory.  That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.  These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered.  Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory.  They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude.  Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church.  Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations.  Amen.

Verse: Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.

Response: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.

Verse: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.

Response: As we have hoped in Thee.

Verse: O Lord hear my prayer.

Response: And let my cry come unto Thee.

Verse: Let us pray.  O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls. 

Response:  Amen.  




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