Requiescat in Pace
In Loving Memory
Pope Pius XII
Mar 2, 1876 – Oct 9, 1958
October 9, 2016, marks the 58th anniversary of the death of the last known true Pope, His Holiness Pius XII, born Eugenio Pacelli, reigned 1939-1958. To honor and remember him, we are sharing the video below of a broadcast clip shown in 1958 at the passing of the Supreme Pontiff.
When Pius XII died, the Novus Ordo Religion was as yet unknown to the world, for it would not come into existence until later, beginning with the election during a bizarre conclave of the first Modernist Antipope, John XXIII (Angelo Roncalli). What a blessed time it was, when no one — no one! — who called himself a member of the Catholic Church, knew anything yet of “Catholic” ecumenism, a New Mass, interreligious dialogue, the abominable Second Vatican Council, religious liberty, exaggerated notions of “human dignity,” liturgical dancing, apostate New Age “eco” nuns, gay priests, and so forth.
Reflect on this for a bit. A mere 58 years ago, these things were wholly unknown and most certainly not connected with the name of “Catholic.” What’s 58 years compared to the Church’s own 2,000-year history?
Eight years ago, we published an essay entitled “Sede Vacante 1958-2008: Reflections on a 50-Year Vacancy of the Apostolic See”. It is well worth a read and as timely as ever.
As we commemorate today the 58th anniversary of the passing of the (so far) last Vicar of Christ, and thus the fulfillment of the prophecy of 2 Thess 2:7 that the Pope would “be taken out of the way” to allow the mystery of iniquity to prevail for a time, just as the enemies of our Lord were allowed to prevail for a short while during His Sacred Passion, let us beg God to send us once again a true Pope so that we who have witnessed the Church humiliated in her Passion may also see the happy day of the her triumphant Resurrection.
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Thank you NOW, for this beautiful memory of the Holy Father of my childhood. The voice of the Supreme Pontiff I used to hear on the radio. When I hear his voice again my whole heart is filled with rapture & love. I heard Pope Pius pronounce The Assumption which is also my birthday! Thank you again.
How wonderful to have known a true pope and to have lived through such a momentous event as the pronouncement of the Assumption. I hope to live to hear a true pope also if it be God’s will.
I will pray for this for you, by name.
I tried to upload the actual audio files: go to link for several Pope Pius XII audio recordings.
“Reflect on this for a bit. A mere 58 years ago, these things were wholly unknown and most certainly not connected with the name of “Catholic.” What’s 58 years compared to the Church’s own 2,000-year history?”
Please reflect, and pray.
I grew up under Pope Pius X11 and remember everything. Words cannot describe what I still feel about such a privilege as it would be very lengthy, Father Malachi Martin, SJ was my spiritual director many years later and he said, in his book, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Church, “Pope Pius X11 was the last great Roman Pontiff”. I, too, saw him pronounce the Dogma of ther Assumption and read the poem he wrote about it. I have the Dogma of the Assumption in English. Very beautiful as is the long poem he composed himself.
The last time you SAID waiting for approval by Novus Ordo Watch, it went on and on but never appeared. I said I would not recommend you at all because I knew Novus Ordo Watch would approve but you never printed it. Then my complaint was posted. If this happpens again, I am out of here forever!
What are you talking about?