The Papacy as God’s GPS:
A Simple Analogy to illustrate our Predicament
The acronym GPS stands for “global positioning system”. Many people have one, either in their car, their smartphone, or both. It is essentially a satellite-based navigation system that allows the user to know exactly where in the world he is and what roads he needs to take in order to arrive safely at his desired destination.
In this post, we will use a GPS as an analogy to illustrate the essential difference between the positions of sedevacantists, Novus Ordo adherents, and the people in the recognize-and-resist camp, whom we typically call “semi-traditionalists” because their adherence to Tradition is only partial.… READ MORE
Tradition and the Magisterium:
Refuting the False Claims of Prof. Roberto de Mattei
On April 2, 2020, the semi-traditionalist flagship publication Catholic Family News published an interview with Prof. Roberto de Mattei, an Italian historian who is also the founder of the Lepanto Foundation and editor of the Corrispondenza Romana news site. De Mattei frequently speaks at conservative Novus Ordo and semi-trad conferences and is routinely promoted in the publications of those groups as a guiding light of Tradition in our dark times.
In fact, it was precisely in that putative capacity that Matthew Gaspers, managing editor of Catholic Family News, recently interviewed de Mattei, since the hierarchy of the institution they both claim is the Catholic Church, obviously does not hold the Catholic Faith and therefore cannot be considered a reliable teacher of the same.… READ MORE
Swiss Diocese appoints Woman to succeed Vicar General
On May 19, 2020, the Swiss diocese of Lausanne, Geneva, and Fribourg announced on its web site that its “bishop”, Charles Morerod, O.P., has made an appointment to replace the outgoing episcopal vicar (vicar general) for the German-speaking Fribourg region of the diocese. The post is currently held by “Fr.” Pascal Marquard, who will transition to a parish in his hometown of Zurich. Effective Aug. 1, the new man on the job will be — a woman.
Yes, you read that right. Morerod appointed 60-year-old married laywoman Marianne Pohl-Henzen to succeed his vicar general.… READ MORE
Subjective “theology of emotion” without precise definitions…
New Biography of Benedict XVI confirms: Ratzinger was recognized as ‘Dangerous Modernist’ early on
A comprehensive biography of Joseph Ratzinger — “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI — has just been published in Germany by Peter Seewald. At 1150 pages, it is a massive tome. It is well documented, contains numerous full-color photos, and includes a name index. The book is divided into six major periods of Ratzinger’s life and has a total of 74 chapters. The work also includes an epilogue and 8 pages of a final interview with the man known as Benedict XVI.… READ MORE
Beyond All Religions: Syncretistic Prayer Service held in English Novus Ordo Parish
The Masonic meta-religion on display at a Novus Ordo church in England, UK
Mount Sinai, Egypt. After suffering a plague of locusts in the desert for weeks, Moses called on his apostate brother Aaron to petition the Golden Calf for an end to the pandemic, while he in turn promised to intercede with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for the same intention. Interreligious cooperation, the leader of the Israelite people emphasized, was necessary for the good of humanity, especially during a time of pandemic: “We all have our different religious traditions, and in times like this we have to remember we are all children of God and therefore brothers”, Moses said.… READ MORE
with “Cardinal” Vincent Nichols!
Vincent Nichols is the Archlayman of Westminster, England. It was John Paul II who decided he should be a “bishop”, back in 1991. It was Benedict XVI who appointed him to Westminster in 2009. And it was Francis who made him a “cardinal” in 2014. Moreover, Nichols is currently the head of the Novus Ordo Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, making him the highest-ranking prelate in all of England.
With such sterling credentials, it is clear that Mr. Nichols is a man of Vatican II through and through. And that means practicing not just ecumenism but also interreligious dialogue.… READ MORE
Vatican journalist Peter Seewald has just published a comprehensive biography of Joseph Ratzinger in his native Germany. The book will be released in English in November under the title Benedict XVI: The Biography, apparently in more than one volume. It includes a type of appendix in which Benedict, once again, answers numerous questions posed to him by Seewald.… READ MORE
Holy Family Church in Salerno, Italy
A “Catholic” church building that cries to Heaven for vengeance
In the Catholic Church, religious doctrine is not only expressed in words but also communicated through liturgical rites and sacred architecture. When the Novus Ordo religion was introduced at the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s to gradually replace Catholicism, it was a given that this new theology needed not only a New Mass but also new church buildings to go along with it:
And nobody putteth a piece of raw cloth unto an old garment. For it taketh away the fullness thereof from the garment, and there is made a greater rent.
The Vatican II Sect is infamous for promoting, approving of, encouraging, and tolerating all kinds of evils and aberrations.
When in late 2017, a co-founder of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC was called to render an account before his Creator — and then probably quickly found himself on the highway to hell for the rock’n’roll damnation his band loved to sing about — the Novus Ordo Sect was right there to “accompany” the Satan admirers with a “Catholic” (i.e.… READ MORE
Back in 2014, when Francis had a golden opportunity to 'proclaim the Gospel' to the needy, to those in darkness, to the oppressed who were Muslims migrants -- but he didn't. Instead he told them to read their Koran -- that would help them to move forward:
The man at the top of a church which refuses to have a mission to the Jews says "the Word [of God] is a gift addressed to everyone; therefore we can never restrict its field of action..." - https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/homilies/2023/documents/20230122-domenicadella-paroladidio.html Different audiences get to hear a different gospel! #PopeFrancis
They are trying so hard but it is of no avail: You cannot have it both ways: have Francis be Pope AND do your own thing in religion. As long as you recognize him as Pope, he wins. And an opinion of Fr. Henri LeFloch does not trump papal teaching. #catholic
Kennedy Hall admits he doesn't adhere to Vatican II ecclesiology - Keep that in mind for next time one of his co-religionists asks you, "But what doctrine of Vatican II do we actually reject?" #catholictwitter #catholic
@tonylarosa9 <<< Meanwhile, the possibility of heresy in a papal teaching, even if not ruled out by the logic of non-infallibility, IS ruled out by the Church's teaching on the Papacy. If the Pope could teach something that denies the Faith, he would no longer be a safe guide to salvation.
The abominable Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi is now open for worship - Religious egalitarianism breeds indifferentism and syncretism. This is apostasy! #catholictwitter #catholic #vatican #popefrancis