of the Truths
relating to some of the most Common Errors
in the Life of the Church of our Time”
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Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke,
Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Cardinal Janis Pujats,
Archbishop emeritus of Riga
Auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Saint Mary in
Jan Pawel Lenga,
Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Karaganda
Archbishop of the archdiocese of Saint Mary in
May 31, 2019
To say that confusion,
doubt, misunderstanding, disorientation,
uncertainty, and a loss of faith has characterized the Catholic
Church for the past 60 years — and has become pandemic
under the corrupt papacy of Francis — is an understatement. In every
practical sense it has ceased to be
what it had been
for 2000 years — and since
1964 has been trying to define what it is apart from what
it was and wished to be no longer because it was an impediment
to rapprochement with the world. As a consequence, the post-Catholic-Conciliar-Church became
increasingly intimate with the world, ignoring the admonition of
“The world’s friendship
means enmity with God, and the man who would have the world for
his friend makes himself God’s enemy.”
many ways it appears to be making every effort to be effectively
indistinguishable from the world in the way of teaching and
morals — the very mandates
with which she was entrusted with the Keys of Saint Peter. She wishes
to be acceptable to world at the cost of becoming
unacceptable to God.
What Cardinal Burke, and Bishops
Schneider, Pujats, and Peta have done is nothing short of revitalizing
our genuine Catholic Faith, teachings,
and morals in the absence of sound teaching and example in a misguided,
corrupt, and in many ways malevolent pontiff who has left the sheep
scattered and frightened — and who himself seeks to
throw open the gates to the sheepfold.
But where the wolves abound, a handful
of faithful Shepherds remain — undaunted by enemies
within and without; and they are many and powerful. But God is Power
Absolute — and He Himself upholds the good shepherds.
These few brave men — only four
— among the 5000 bishops worldwide
are very reminiscent of Gideon and the Midianites (see the Book
of Judges chapters 6-8). So few can do so much!
There is a Hell
and those who go there suffer for eternity
Current Church teaching
can never contradict what was previous Church teaching
not offer to God the same supernatural worship as do Christians
discourages non-Catholics from entering into the Catholic Church
God does not will
the diversity of religions
No one has a natural
right to choose the moral evil of sin
Anyone in a state
of grace has the God-given strength to live a moral life
actions such as abortion or euthanasia are wrong in all circumstances
Sexual acts are
only moral within a valid marriage and when open to life
Christ is truly,
really and substantially present in the Eucharist
Prior to receiving
Holy Communion all mortal sins must be confessed in number and
can’t be given to those living in a public state of objectively
can’t be given to those who reject the Catholic faith
Only men can be
for many Catholics — or those who deem themselves Catholics
— what these cardinals and archbishops are stating — has been held
by the Catholic Church for over 2000 years!
It is not even old: it’s ancient!
It is a commentary unto itself that it must be re-stated
for many Catholics today who would view it as shocking and
Much of the credit for
this appalling state of affairs goes to Francis who has defiled
the Seat of Peter; and virtually all of it to
the heretical Second Vatican Council (really, how tiresome
novelty becomes after 60 years!). Only one (perhaps more) truth
should be added to these, for it is in dire need of repeating:
The Mass is a Sacrifice!
And it is enacted upon an Altar — not “the table
of the Lord”
— and by a Priest — not a “Presider”!
Most Catholics do not
understand, or fail to grasp the fact that the Mass is “the Most
Holy SACRIFICE of the Mass”.
They had never been taught this absolutely
this most vital tenet of Catholicism — apart from which Catholicism
is incomprehensible. Why? It is a fair question. The answer
is as simple as the question is fair: No one told them. Not
their CCD teachers, nor did they learn it from their glossy, expensive,
and utterly useless CCD books, and most sadly, not even from their
priests. It is the Third Rail of Ecumenism: touch it and
you perish. It is too Catholic, too un-ecumenical, too redolent
of the Catholic Church of two millennia — and to hold that this
is true, of course, means that your Protestant, Jewish, or
Muslim neighbor is wrong in disagreeing with this Catholic
dogma. “Disagreement” is expunged from the Ecumenical Lexicon,
for disagreement foments rational discussion, and is understood
as (inexplicably) engendering “hostility”. In fact, the word “wrong”
has no place in the Ecumenical Lexicon either. We are all right
even when our propositions are contradictory. This is called Ecumenism.
It is also known as illogical, or the Hegelian Wonderland
where all utterly intractable contradictions are “reconciled”.
Francis and Friends
— "at Table"
Why, we ask, (apart from
reference to the curious absence of the definite article concerning
the table) is the sacrificial nature of
the Mass either unrecognized or so widely misunderstood? We have
already provided two reasons (Francis and Friends — and Vatican
II) but the third is less obvious because we have been exposed to
the banality of it for over half a century: The presence
of “a table” and the absence of “an altar.”
You have your luncheon at a table. You sacrifice at an altar. What
could be clearer?
Protestants have “tables” and “communal meals” — Catholics witness
and participate in the most sublime sacrifice in history
— every Sunday and at every Mass! The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ
on the Cross re-presented as though Calvary were right there
before them — which it is!
on the Cross to Laughter — again
That, too, is why some
“liturgical novelties” are so offensive — even blasphemous:
one does not:
strum a guitar
bang on a drum
play a flute
break the “monotony
of sacred silence” with incessant piano strains more appropriate
to a lounge.
show off ones instrumental
skills or (presumed) vocal talent
of it: when
we commit any of these obscenities, we subject Christ
on the Cross to them: our laughter, our absurd skits, and
— and of all things blasphemous — our APPLAUSE ...
we vigorously clap our hands as Christ suffers and dies on the Cross!
In an adaptation of one of the protestant
Plantation Hymns” — popular in today's Catholic Church,
“Were you there when they Crucified
my Lord?”, we must ask — and you must seriously
answer this: “Were you there”
... would you do these things? Laugh? Applaud? Make jokes. Emphasize
your vocal mastery? Bang on your drum? Play a piano? Rehearse
with a flute? Discuss mundane things with the person next to you?
Well ...? Would
This is Calvary,
people! Not the Hard Rock Café! You would do well to recognize
Back to Basics
In other words back to
what was, is, and ever will be genuinely Catholic for all time.
We do not have the time
to enumerate all that is uniquely and distinguishably Catholic that
has been jettisoned since Vatican II in an effort to make the Catholic
Church a member in good standing with the 349 members of the
Protestant World Council of Churches. It would be too
long and too depressing.
We have lost so, so
much of what is Catholic — at Mass, in our lives,
in our devotions, in the way of continuity with the thousands of
Saints and Martyrs who preceded 1964 and the Second Vatican Council.
Under Francis, it appears
that all things are negotiable, all things are on the table
— nothing is certain, even “the
most cherished beliefs”
Cardinal Cupich (close advisor
to Francis) tells us we must be prepared to abandon.
Perhaps to Francis ...
and Cupich ... and so many, many other weak-kneed, invertebrate,
cardinals, bishops, priests, “theologians”
But not to these four men (vir) who appear to be the only
4 pillars preventing the collapse of Catholicism altogether as a
distinguishable religion among many that have made their peace (and
place) with the world at the cost of Communion with Christ
through the Communion of Saints and their rejection of
perpetual and indefeasible doctrines and dogmas of Holy Mother the
Catholic Church for 2000 years:
Not Cardinal Raymond Leo
Burke, not Bishop Athanasius Schneider, nor Cardinal Janis Pujats,
or Archbishop Tomash Peta.
And definitely not me!
Geoffrey K. Mondello
Boston Catholic Journal
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We are not asserting that Francis
is not the pope elected by the 120 cardinal electors on 13
March 2013. Whether he was legitimately elected, or elected
through collusion by a group of disaffected prelates who secretly
met in St. Gallen, Switzerland to overthrow pope Benedict
and have “their Man” (Cardinal Jorge Bergolglio, now Pope Francis)
installed — much as
Cardinal Godfried Danneels proudly proclaimed — is something
we are likely never to know. We must choose the most charitable
interpretation and presume, despite the bluster of Danneels, that
Francis is, in fact, legitimately the Pope — I refrain, however,
from calling him “Our Holy Father”.
It is certainly at least
by God's permissive will that he reigns as pontiff.
In other words, God permits it for reasons we cannot
determine — but permitting it is not to actively will
it. He may have permitted the evil collusion of men to
their own evil ends — for a good far beyond our comprehension.
This is not actively willing the evil they perpetrate, anymore
than allowing oneself to be struck is wishing oneself
to be struck. We may permit the present and temporary evil in order
to obtain a good that far exceeds the temporary evil (read Christ's
Sermon on the Mount: St. Matthew chapters 5-7)
It nevertheless remains
that, as more than one writer has observed, “we deserve
this pope”; our perverse, willful, utterly secular and evil
generation warrants such a man, bred in this evil generation and
nurtured on its permissiveness and perversity. He is the man
for our times, and God, it appears to me, has justly afflicted him
upon us, for his agenda increasingly seems to be that of the world
— not God's.
“Nescitis quia amicitia
huius mundi inimica est Dei?”
— Do you not know that the friendship of the this world is
the enemy of God? (Saint James 4.4)