95th Anniversary of the Last Visitation of the Apocalyptic Woman in Fatima, Portugal
A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will betempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, ‘Where have they taken Him?’” (Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli, Secretary of State to Pope Pius XI, who succeeded the latter as Pope Pius XII).
In our 13th July post, “The Great Secret of Fatima”, the Most Blessed Virgin Mary foretold that if the Holy Father, together with all the Bishops in communion with him, failed to consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart in a solemn public ceremony, Russia would spread its errors to the perdition of many souls – the “annihilation of various nations.” It is true that Russia propagated its materialist-atheistic doctrine that resulted in bloody upheavals but it was only the face of the Synagogue’s militant anti-Catholic battle. Realizing that it could not advance very well under the watchfulness of the Holy See, it launched its insidious anti-Catholic assault designed not just to paralyze the Holy See itself (cf., our posts “A Perilous ‘Catholic’ Voyage” and “The ‘Great Tribulation’”) but even to instrumentalize the most powerful institution of the See of Peter in materially preaching, though without formally binding the universal Church to, a pseudo-Catholicism – the Modern ‘Catholic’ Orientation of the Second Vatican Council or Neo-Catholicism (cf., our post “The Year ThatWas 1929”).
The Russian-inspired Vatican II Upheaval
“The fact is,” declared Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), “as Hans Urs von Balthasar pointed out as early as 1952, that… she [the Catholic Church] must relinquish many of the things that have hitherto spelled security for her and that she has taken for granted. She must demolish longstanding bastions… “ (Principles of Catholic Theology, p. 391). The first bastion then that must be demolished are the Catholic dogmas [“… the suicide of altering the Faith…” – Pope Pius XII quoted as still Cardinal Pacelli (in the 1940s*) above ] – for the revealed Truth is the very foundation of the Catholic Church. The dogmas, however, can never be formallycontradicted – as the enemies knew very well (cf., the Masonic “Alta Vendita” quoted in our post “A Perilous ‘Catholic’ Voyage), acknowledging the divine institution of the Catholic Church over which the gates of hell shall not prevail (Mt. 16.18) – but they have been undermined since Vatican II “in these ways:
1) simply ignore them [do not preach about it – Ignis Dei], and they will cease to exist for all practical purposes;
2) replace clear terms with ambiguous terms – as is generally the case with the Vatican II documents;
3) dismiss dogma as “outdated theology” [hence, a New ‘Catholic Theology’], as in the Balamand Declaration [which muzzled Vatican II from pronouncing anathema against Communism in exchange for the presence in the Council of Russian Orthodox ‘observers’];
4) pretend there is no such thing as infallible dogmatic definitions which every Catholic must believe [except the declarations made by the non-dogmatic Vatican II on ecumenism, religious liberty, collegiality, etc.]” (Fr. P. Kramer, ed., The Devil’s Final Battle, p. 78).
* It was in the 1930s that Catholic seminaries had been infiltrated with “Anti-Apostles”
Russia’s “Errors” underlying the Vatican II Upheaval
1) AA (Anti-Apostle)-1025: “I worked carefully at my real task. I wrote the following: ‘It is very important that Christians become conscious of the scandal that is caused by the division of the Church. For there are three kinds of Christianity: the Catholic, a number of Orthodox, and some three hundred Protestant sects’” (in Marie Carre, AA-1025: The Memoirs of an Anti-Apostle, p. 33).
Vatican II Decree on Ecumenism: “… These separated Churches[as if Our Lord built ‘Churches’! – Ignis Dei]… have by no means been deprived of significance and importance in the mystery of salvation. For the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as a means of salvation [such blasphemy!]…” (No. 3).
Avery Dulles, made Cardinal by Pope John Paul II: “The Church of Jesus Christ is not exclusively identical to the Roman Catholic Church” (in D. Tracy, Hans Kung, J. Metz, eds., Vatican II, the Work that Needs to be Done, p. 91).
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI): “When the [Second Vatican] Council Fathers replaced the word ‘is’ [in the traditional dogmatic formula that “The Church of Jesus Christ is the Catholic Church”] with the word ‘subsistit’ [subsists**]… [they] meant to say that the being of the Church is a broader entity than the Roman Catholic Church…” (L’Osservatore Romano, 8 Oct. 2000, p.4).
** “’Subsists’ and ‘is’ can, however, mean the very same thing, contrary to what the then Cardinal Raztinger [suggested]. For the sake of the precision that should characterize any conciliar document, the Council ought to have stated clearly that ‘The Church of Christ subsists only in the Catholic Church.’ But as the Dominican Edward Schillebeeckx, another conciliar peritus [like Fr. Ratzinger], admitted, his liberal confreres had deliberately inserted ambiguities into the conciliar texts (in De Bauzuin, No. 16, 1965), knowing that they would later be able to interpret them in a heterodox manner after the Council” (Fr. P. Kramer, ed., The Devil’s Final Battle, p. 68).
On the contrary, that “Protestantism is nothing more than another form of the same true Christian religion, in which form it is given to please God equally as in the Catholic Church” is a Masonic proposition anathematized as Proposition 18, under “Indifferentism and False Tolerance”, by Blessed Pope Pius IX in his “Syllabus of Modern Errors” (8 December 1864). “The most Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that none of those existing outside the catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics, can have a share in life eternal; but that they will go into the eternal fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels, unless before death they are joined with her…” (Pope Eugene IV, the Bull Cantate Domino, 1442). “There is but one universal Church of the faithful, outside which no one at all is saved” (Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, 1215).
2) AA-1025: “To emphasize the last prayer of Jesus of Nazareth, a prayer that was never heard: ‘Be ONE, as my Father and I are ONE [emphases original – Ignis Dei]. To cultivate a growing remorse in this regard, particularly among Catholics. To stress thatCatholics are responsible for the division among Christians, because, by their refusal to compromise, they caused schisms and heresies [cf., our rebuttal on our post “The ‘Great Tribulation’”]. To come to a point that every Catholic will feel so guilty that he will wish to atone at any price. To suggest to him that he must himself endeavor to find all the means capable of bringing Catholics closer to Protestants (and also to others) without harming the Credo… Moreover, it will be necessary that each Catholic endeavor to find out what would please Protestants…”
Pope John XXIII, who convoked and opened the session of the Second Vatican Council, proclaimed as one of the pastoral goals of the Council: “We do not want to prove who was right or who was wrong. All we want to say is, ‘Let us come together; let us make an end of our divisions…” (in A. Hatch, A Man Named John, p. 192, in our post “The ‘Great Tribulation’”).
Vatican II: “By unremitting study they [every priest, every bishop, every member of the hierarchy] should fit themselves to do their part in establishing dialogue with the world and with men of all shades of opinion” (Gaudium et spes).
Pope Paul VI: “We preach ecumenism” [cf., our post “Our ‘Great Reversal’”]. “The Church, with its demanding and precise attitude to dogma, impedes free conversation and harmony among men; it is a principle of division in the world rather than union. How are division, disagreement and dispute compatible with catholicity and its sanctity?” (L’Osservatore Romano, 24 December 1965).
Pope John Paul II: “We are asking pardon for the divisions among Christians, for the use of violence that some have committed in the service of truth, and for attitudes of mistrust and hostility assumed towards followers of other religions [as if Catholicism is just one among the (false) religions and not rather the one divinely revealed Religion]. We are deeply saddened by the behavior of those who in the course of history have caused these children of yours to suffer, and asking your forgiveness we wish to commit ourselves to genuine brotherhood” (Lenten Homily at “The Day of Pardon Mass”, March 2000).
On the contrary, “You are not to be looked upon as holding the true Catholic Faith if you do not teach that the faith of Rome is to be held” (Pope Leo XIII, Satis cognitum, 1896). “The Apostolic See can not on any terms take part in their assemblies, nor is it lawful for a Catholic either to work for such [ecumenical] enterprises … Shall we suffer, what would be iniquitous, the truth, and a truth divinely revealed, to be made a subject for compromise?” (Bl. Pope Pius IX, Mortalium animos, 1928).
3) The fundamental principle of the Russian-inspired Vatican II upheaval
AA-1025: “… Since faith and the Credo are not at stake, and never will be. Always drive minds toward a greater charity, a larger fraternity. Never talk about God, but about the greatness of man. Bit by bit, transform the language and the attitude of mind. Man must occupy the first place. Cultivate confidence in man, who will prove his own greatness by founding the Universal Church in which all good wills shal melt together. To bring it out that the good will of man, his sincerity, his dignity, are worth more than an always invisible God.”
Pope Paul VI, in his Dec. 7, 1965 closing speech of the Fourth Session of Vatican II: “The religion of the God Who made Himself man, has met the religion (for such it is) of man who makes himself God.”
Vatican II: “The search for truth [rather than the possession of the truth! – Ignis Dei], however, must be carried out in a manner that is appropriate to the dignity of the human person…” (Declaration on Religious Liberty, 3).
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI): “If it is desirable to offer a diagnosis of the [Vatican II] text [Gaudium et spes, the so-called “‘Dogmatic’ Constitution on the Church”] as a whole, we might say that [in conjunction with the texts on religious liberty, and world religions] it is a revision of the Syllabus*** [of Modern Errors] of Pius IX, a kind of counter-Syllabus… and, as such, represents on the part of the [Novus Ordo] Church, an attempt at an official reconciliation with the new era inaugurated in 1789 [the ‘Enlightenment’ era of Freemasonry’s “Rights of Man”] ….” (Principles of Catholic Theology, pp. 381-382).
*** Bl. Pope Pius IX’s Syllabus is a Papal document issued ex cathedra and therefore irrevocable. Vatican II’s Gaudium et spes is only “Dogmatic” in its title [pretension was characteristic of the “spirit” of the Council], not in its declarations – which declarations were not taught with the formal claim of infallibility and therefore did not bind the universal Church.
On the contrary, What concord hath Christ with Belial? (2 Cor. 6.15).