What do you get when you mix poison with other slightly less harmful but equally bad tasting stuff?

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To unify Catholics, conservative Pope John Paul II to be canonised alongside progressive John XXIII

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Editor’s note: I wonder who chose Pope John Paul II as the designated conservative of the two? As for unity – better look to the Mass and Holy Eucharist – since there’s not much genuine unity going on today in any other allegedly Catholic venue – including the Vatican.

Beginning of the End – April 27, 2014?

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Vatican City (AFP) – The Vatican on Monday said late popes John Paul II and John XXIII would be made saints at an unprecedented joint ceremony on April 27, 2014 in a bid to unite Catholic conservatives and liberals.

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Editor’s note: Everybody likes a good party! When highly placed churchmen get caught up … not in the Spirit of Vatican II – or in the Divine, Holy Spirit – but in the Spirit of the World … anything can happen … and often does. Watch and pray!

Is it even possible for a pope (or popes) to “sink” the Barque of Peter?

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Whatever the state of the Church back in 1958, one thing is certain, relatively speaking, it was one hell of a lot healthier than the Church of 2013. Again, liberals who rather enjoy believing and behaving as protestants will disagree, but it’s the truth.

Pope Francis pointed out in his recent interview that John XXIII employed an approach to Church governance that is summarized in the following motto:

“See everything; turn a blind eye to much; correct a little.”

I hadn’t heard that before, but it rings true. John XXIII corrected, not a little, but nothing as far as I know. For example, he promulgated the very important Apostolic Constitution,Veterum Sapientia, and yet when bishops conferences and seminary rectors thumbed their nose at it, he did nothing.

Later in his short pontificate, John XXIII ordered that the Catechism of the Council of Trent should be republished, but that order also fell on deaf ears without any repercussion.

The high point of this spineless pontificate came in October 1962. The liberal faction among the Council Fathers’ first order of business at Vatican II was to summarily dismiss the 72 schemata painstakingly drafted over a period of more than two years by the Preparatory Commission appointed by Pope John XXIII for that very purpose. Though the mutiny-bent bishops couldn’t manage the 2/3 majority necessary according to the council’s rules to formally reject the schemata, the pope let them do it anyway.

You get the point.

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Catholic Canon 212 Alert: Respectfully demand “No Sainthood for Pope John XXIII.”

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Canon 212.3 states: “According to the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they possess, [the faithful] have the right and even the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful, without prejudice to the integrity of the faith and morals, with reverence toward their pastors, and attentive to common advantage and the dignity of persons.”

Contact the Pope

Pope Francis has no public email address. The Pope’s regular mailing address is:

His Holiness, Pope Francis
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City

Ask Pope Francis to cancel his plans for the canonization of Pope John XXIII. If the Pope can happily accede to the wishes of “the Jews” – delaying the cause for sainthood of Pope Pius XII – there’s absolutely no reason he can’t honor the wishes of a few million faithful Catholics, regarding Pope John XXIII – who was apparently unable to understand the meaning of the common phrase, “If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it!” (Italian: “Se non è rotto – non aggiustarlo!”) (Latin: “Si fractum non sit – noli id ​​reficere.”) 

Father Z: A kind of “canonization” of the Second Vatican Council.

Today, in addition to Francis’ dedication of the Vatican City State to St. Michael (and does that place need defense of the attacks of Hell!) and in addition to the release of Benedict’s final encyclical, which is Francis’ first encyclical (thus perhaps shifting “Reading Francis through Benedict” to “Reading Benedict through Francis”), His Holiness confirmed the decree of the Congregation for Causes of Saints concerning a miracle worked through the intercession of Bl. John Paul II, thus clearing the way for his canonization.

At the same time, His Holiness of our Lord decided that he would go ahead with the canonization of Bl. John XXIII even though there is no additional authenticated miracle.

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Vatican II: A moment of grace … followed by fifty years of chaos.

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The Pope remembered the great sight of over 3,000 bishops from around the world “gathered under the guidance of the Successor of the Apostle Peter” at “the school of the Holy Spirit, the true driving force of the Council.” At few other times, he suggested, have people been able to “almost concretely ‘touch’ the universality of the Church.”

He also recalled the “the surprise of the small group of cardinals” who were present at the Roman basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls when Pope John XXIII announced the convening of the Second Vatican Council in January 1959. Unlike the previous general councils of the Church, there “were no particular errors of faith to correct or condemn,” nor were there “specific issues of doctrine or discipline to be clarified,” Pope Benedict explained.

The reason for the Council, Benedict XVI said, was spelled out by Pope John in his opening speech when he stated that “faith had to speak in a ‘renewed,’ more incisive way” in a rapidly changing world, while “keeping its perennial contents” and “without giving in or compromising.”

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Editor’s note: How’s that totally unnecessary change working out for everyone, some 50 years after the fact? Evidently, the good Pope John XXIII never heard the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” All this, while Pope Benedict, the old revolutionary, continues to survey the massive destruction left in the Council’s wake.

Let’s quit blaming the Holy Spirit for this unparalleled debacle and failure, since that would be blasphemy. It is the church hierarchy, caught up in the obtuse spirit of the age, which is primarily responsible for the damage. And that includes ALL of the recent Popes.

It has been 49 years since the opening of the Second Vatican Council

Only now is the Catholic world finally realising that the decrees of the Second Vatican Council were completely misinterpreted during those crucial years that followed its closing.

It appears that the Sacred Council’s documents have very little in common with what came to be termed the “spirit of Vatican II” – a phrase that seems to have been deployed by modernists as a means of hijacking the Church’s 21st Ecumenical Council.

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