Today’s Catholic Church is whatever “they” say it is … until “they” say it’s something else!

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…does the Church consider the Second Vatican Council an ecumenical council? What is the authority attributed to it?

The late Melkite Patriarch Maximos V did not, as seen in 30 Days (no. 2, 1997). Maximos declared it “unthinkable” to treat the second millennium “Councils of the Western Church” (!) as a condition for unity with the Orthodox, “including papal infallibility”(!!). And: “…it must be recognized that all the Councils after the first millennium, including Vatican I and II, cannot be described as ecumenical… . The decisions taken in those assizes cannot regard the Eastern Churches which did not participate in them.”

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Editor’s note: A funny thing happend on the way to Vatican II: A handful of “token” Protestants showed up, but the bulk of the Eastern Orthodox Churches were either never invited or failed to attend. Hence, the “ecumenical” 2nd Vatican Council turned out to be a lot less all-inclusive and all-embracing than many/some/a select few might want you to believe.

Of course, the liberals/modernists who succesfully hijacked the council are still firmly in charge, and if they say the council was ecumenical, then “ecumenical” it must be!

Having succesfully dispensed with truth, it was then a simple matter to go on to redefine and reinterpret the entire Church – making the Mass, Canon Law, the Sacred Deposit of Faith, the Bible, the Sacraments and even the sanctuaries whatever “they” say they are … sort of like the “New Pentecost” of which the last several popes have spoken – but with man, rather than the Holy Spirit, providing the bulk of the inspiration.

Wouldn’t that be one hell of a turn for a Catholic “ecumenical” council to take?

Is the pope Catholic?

The document the Modernists hoped you would never see: Archbishop Lefebvre’s “Open Letter To Confused Catholics”

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Translated from the French

 

Preface

1. Why are Catholics Confused?

2. “They Are Changing Our Religion!”

3. What They are Doing to the Mass?

4. The Mass of All Times
versus the Mass of Our Time.

5 “You’re a Dinosaur!”

6. The New Forms of Baptism, Marriage,
Penance and Extreme Unction.

7. The New Priests

8. The New Catechisms

9. The New Theology

10. Ecumenism

11. Religious Liberty

12. Comrades and Fellow-Travellers

13. Religious Liberty,
Collegial Equality,
Ecumenical Fraternity

14. “Vatican II
is the French Revolution
in the Church.”

15. The Marriage of the Church
and the Revolution

16. Neo-modernism
or the Undermining of the Faith

17. What is Tradition?

18. True and False Obedience

19. The Ecône Seminary and Rome

20. The Mass of All Time

21. Neither a Heretic nor a Schismatic

22. What Families Can Do.

23. Building Up Verses Pulling Down.

Editor’s note: This fine work is the antithesis of Modernism, which is in itself, the synthesis of all the errors which have been foisted on the members of the Catholic church, to the eternal detriment of souls, for the past fifty years.

The Modernists and Liberals have absolutely no legitimate defense against the authentic Catholic principles, practices and beliefs explained within.

Read it for yourself. Better yet – round up some of your fellow Catholics and together, praying for supernatural discernment, study and thoroughly research all that is in it!

Postmodern liberal leaders insist that everyone should invent his own truth – yet also demand that everyone should conform to their code of political correctness.

Postmodern liberals still believe Schleiermacher’s dictum. Situational ethics, moral relativism, and the cultural relativism of truth claims are based on the idea that the truth must be discovered subjectively.

The relativism of truth claims made it possible for idealist philosopher Georg Hegel (1770-1834) to invent his own cosmos. He argued that the truth changes over time in accordance with his theory of historicism. However, historicism is logically impossible.

No cosmos can exist in which every individual invents his own truth claims. Historicists believe that each generation must subjectively discover its own truth. However, a generation seeking truth subjectively could never agree on its own truth claims because the subjective search for truth requires each person to invent his own truth. Hegel could not invent his own cosmos without implicitly inviting everyone to invent their own cosmos. Any society that invites its people to do this will shatter into fragments and collapse.

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El Paso parishioners actively resist diocese’s heretical teaching programs

The faithful Catholic crowd has been dismayed by what they say has been allowed to be taught here at Tepeyac in the El Paso diocese .. all in the name of the Church.

They say the emphasis is all on so-called social justice issues and that man is the center of what is taught and not God.

In El Paso .. anyone who wants to teach the Faith in a parish RCIA setting or youth class or Adult education or practically any other semi official teaching position has to get certification through the Tepeyac Institute. Problem is .. according to those who have actually sat through the classes .. what gets taught here actually goes against the Faith.

As a result .. these Catholics who say they are simply unable to trust any kind of “official” teaching given to them by leaders who subscribe to a type of liberation theology .. have resorted to learning for themselves.

Each week .. upwards of 50 people gather for classes in each others homes and review the official teachings of the Church in various documents like encyclicals and Cathechisms. The night we were in town .. they were getting started on a section about the sacraments .. referring first to the Catechism of the Council of Trent .. so as to better understand the most recent Catechism published under Blessed John Paul II.

Using a term and approach made popular by Pope Benedict .. they say they want to learn the faith maintaining a Hermeneutic of Continuity .. meaning viewing all the most recent teachings and documents in complete accord with all that went before for 2000 years .. keeping a CONTINUITY.

Studying the earlier documents allows them to see the mind of the Church and THEN view the more recent documents from the perspective of that continuity. This avoids any of the erroneous distortions and misinterpretations that have plagued decades of Catholics seeking the authentic understanding of what the Church actually teaches.

What they are doing is becoming a type of final effort on the part of large numbers of Catholics all around the United States as well as other parts of the western world. They are throwing in the towel on the Modernists they say run the show at so many many dioceses and going straight to the sources that are so NOW readily available.

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Editor’s note: I’ve experienced this type of heretical nonsense myself, in the Midwest. Modernist “teachers” … often educated at liberal, “one size fits all” ecumenical seminaries or universities, graduate with impressive degrees, yet know little or nothing about the authentic Catholic faith.

Dioceses quickly (and negligently) hire these people, pay them a lot of money, and put them in charge of RCIA and religious education program direction, where they promptly “poison the well” by turning unsuspecting lay catechists and volunteers into dispensers of modernist heresy.

In almost every case, the fault for this lies with the bishop, who is either incompetent, too busy to worry about it, or is actually complicit in willfully and wantonly defrauding the faithful of their Catholic heritage.

This is the “Mother of All Scandals” that leads to all the others, and it should be promptly rooted out by informed, faithful Catholics, always and everywhere. That appears to be precisely what the El Paso faithful are now doing, for themselves.

God bless them, and God bless Michael Voris for bringing this matter to the attention of the world!

SSPX Catholics offer explanation of authentic Catholic Tradition that is not at odds with the whole truth.

We are going to see the life and development of divine tradition first as it concerns the individual; then as it manifests itself in the Church considered as a whole. It is very important to make a distinction between these two things.

Tradition is the revealed deposit. What is in the revelation? Essentially, the revelation is the intimate life of God which is communicated to us by grace and by the sacraments. The intimate life of God is God displaying himself in three divine Persons, and the entirety of this life is communicated to us by grace, the sacraments, and Our Lord Jesus Christ. That is the essential core of the Christian revelation, the very terms of this deposit one must keep. Living tradition is the same as saying that one lives the life of God, that one is imbued with this divine life, that one lives it by the intellect, by the will, by faith, by hope, by charity and by all the virtues.

Now this Christian life-this life of tradition in our hearts, persons, and surroundings-is a participation in the immutable life of God. God does not change. The blessed in heaven contemplate the immutable God in eternity which fills them with an immense joy for all eternity. They are delighted to contemplate the same and unchanging God forever, the Source of an inconceivable and inexpressible life. This is their eternal rejoicing, and nevertheless they are fixed in the immutable. See then the error of the progressists, who wish that this would not be constant change…. No! — The spiritual life is the most unchangeable! Look at the saints in their contemplation. They are fixed on God and that is sufficient for them and nourishes their lives. I am not speaking of the ecstasies possible on earth with the body almost suspended. I am speaking of the soul who, while conducting his ordinary activities, is completely immersed and transformed in God, firm and unchangeable. We understand well that the more we live this Tradition, the more we will be fixed in the immutable who is God, and the further we will be removed from the evolution of perpetual change.

For the modem evolutionists on the contrary, life consists of perpetual change. It is very difficult for them to conceive that the highest life which already exists here on earth for the saints, for the contemplatives and those who devote themselves to prayer and meditation, consists of the contemplation of the unchangeable-and yet, thus it is!

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When the liberals took over the Catholic Church

Father Ratzinger at Vatican II

Next, we meet a young priest-theologian, a peritus at Vatican II, who was on the side of the progressivists from day one, and who was a close co-worker with the modernist Father Karl Rahner at the Council.

In his 1966 book about Vatican II, the young theologian sneers with contempt against the original Council schema, composed under the direction of Cardinal Ottaviani, concerning the Sources of Revelation:

    “The text was, if one may use the label, utterly the product of the ‘anti-Modernist’ mentality that had taken shape about the turn of the century. The text was written in a spirit of condemnation and negation, which … had a frigid and even offensive tone to many of the Fathers. And this despite the fact that the content of the text was new to no one. It was exactly like dozens of text-books familiar to the bishops from their seminary days: and in some cases, their former professors were actually responsible for the texts now presented to them.”42

The theologian is appalled at the prospect that the Council would actually reiterate the consistent teaching of the Church of all time; appalled that the Council would have an anti-Modernist tone in fidelity to Pope St. Pius X.

Who is the theologian sneering at the anti-Modernist approach? It is a young Father Joseph Ratzinger.

Father Ratzinger continues in the same vein:

    “The real question behind the discussion can be put this way: Was the intellectual position of anti-Modernism – the old policy of exclusiveness, condemnation and defense leading to an almost neurotic denial of all that was new – to be continued? Or would the Church, after it had taken all the necessary precautions to defend the Faith, turn over a new leaf and move on into a new and positive encounter with its own origins, with its brothers and with the world today?”43

After this gross caricaturization of the anti-Modernist position, he goes on to say that the majority opted for the second alternative – a kind of anti-anti-Modernist approach. He rejoices that it is a “new beginning” and says that the two main arguments used to defend the new position “rested on the intention of Pope John that the texts should be pastoral and their theology ecumenical.”44

Thus, both the liberal Protestant McAffee Brown, and Father Joseph Ratzinger, are thrilled that the traditional approach and the anti-Modernist bulwarks against heresy were torn down to make way for the new Radiant City of Vatican II.

The Council would go on to rip down even more safeguards, such as the precision of scholastic language and St. Robert Bellarmine’s definition of the Catholic Church, in order to clear the ground for its new ecumenical program. Father Joseph Ratzinger was delighted that these safeguards were demolished, as will be detailed next month from Father Ratzinger’s own words.45

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Editor’s note:
Galatians 6:8  For what things a man shall sow, those also shall he reap …

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