The Model of the Failed
Imagine a corporation
that is very large; indeed, has many thousands of managers and employees,
and what is more, more than a billion customers. The corporation
has prospered for 2000 years with the business model it had developed
and which had been rigorously maintained by a succession of over 200
presidents and many more board members. The customers have been satisfied
and in no way found the business wanting in the way of customer service
and business policy.
A new president is elected ? and without
any compelling warrant or reason decides to change the business model
dramatically. The managers and the employees are told — despite any
evidence — that the business is wanting and could prosper more, even
though it is at the apex of any competing businesses by several magnitudes
of order. Business had been good, the customers happy, and the employees
as well, but he and a handful of likeminded board members wished
to change not only the model, but the erstwhile universally admired
architecture of its thousands of stores throughout the world, as well
as dramatically simplifying the interiors to more accord with its less
successful competitors ? and what is more, totally changed the business
language itself ? so that these formerly unifying features were to be
discarded in favor of disunity. Once again, it must be emphasized,
there was no compelling reason to make such drastic changes to a
remarkably successful corporation.
The model is changed according these new principles
that differ greatly from the former.
Decline Hailed as Growth
Within a few years, this once monolithic business,
viewed as a paradigm of success in its area of competence, then loses
tens of thousands of employees and managers and — most importantly —
the customer base, once in the area of 75% repeat business became 40%,
and in a few more years less than 25%.
Remarkably, the new president
— and his successors — hail the change as a success, despite metrics in every area
that show it in decline — almost in receivership! The stores close
by the thousands, or are consolidated in an effort to stop the hemorrhaging
Then, in the middle of this disastrous downward
spiral, the corporation is hit, in successive years, with over $3 Billion
dollars of loss in the way of lawsuits due to negligent hiring practices
resulting in employees? large-scale and sordid misconduct of the most
vile sort ? and the incessant litigation that followed. To pay for their
negligence ? or rather, to pay the lawyers and the victims
for the negligence of the managers ? the corporation must sell off large
portions of its portfolio and close many, many of its stores. The customers
are fewer and fewer, and what is more, there are no new employees
to be had as a result of the magnitude of the scandal. The schools
of management (Seminaries) must, of course, close also, for
there are no more candidates (seminarians) for the positions which themselves
are fewer and fewer.
Despite all this, the Chairman (in the case of
the Catholic Church, Pope Francis) and the Board (the bishops and cardinals)
are determined more than ever — not to return
to the successful and prosperous method of the last 2000 years (the
Tridentine or Latin Mass that preceded Vatican II for
two millennia) ? but to continue in its new business
model which is crumbling daily with still further departures from the
past, and is itself becoming increasingly arthritic ? together with
its remaining customers.
What do you see in all this? What is your assessment
of its management and its future as a viable business? The question,
of course, is rhetorical, except for a doctrinaire few who maintain
that — despite all appearances and metrics — it is actually prospering
in its manifest decline.
This is a vignette of the state of the
Catholic Church subsequent to Vatican II. It is the state of the
Church today. And many increasingly wonder if it is the same Church
at all — given the changes that followed — and still follow —
that ill-fated Council that effectively defected from the Faith and
went the Way of the World.
Counterfeit: another religion altogether
The profanity euphemized as “The
Conciliar Church of Vatican
II” and “The Post-Conciliar Church” or the “Novus Ordo
(New Order) Church” is, in fact ? and increasingly clearly, given
the vast network of homosexual perversion that pervades it
at all levels — an imposter, a meretricious simulacrum;
in fact, it is another religion altogether : that is to
say, distinct from, and not identical to, nor in continuity with,
the Holy Catholic Church that preceded it for 2000 years.
In a Word
— Vatican II was a Schism
“The Schismatics” are not
— as the liberal media and the godless
homosexual priests, bishops, and apparatus would have us believe —
those who return to the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
as it was celebrated for generations going back to Christ — and who
faithfully adhere to the Teachings and Magisterium of
the Church, and to the Sacred Deposit of Faith entrusted to it
by Christ Himself — who are schismatic.
It is the Post-Conciliar Church of
Vatican II itself that is Schismatic!
Children’s parents and grandparents tell them of
something which once was unspeakably beautiful — and manifestly holy.
They pray it will be again.
So do we.
Boston Catholic Journal
August 19, 2018
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