Pondering the year ahead…
2017: Year of Anniversaries
Another year has passed. It is now 2017 Anno Domini. The reason we live in this time period of history and not in any other is a matter of Divine Providence. In His perfect omniscience and omnibenevolence, the Triune God, “who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim 2:4), has placed us in the world at this time and no other because, despite how it may seem at times, this is the period of world history that is most conducive to the eternal salvation of our very own particular soul.… READ MORE
Genuine Misquote or Damage Control Effort?
Dean Pinto of Roman Rota says he did Not issue Threat to Four “Cardinals”
Come on, would this face lie to you? (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
An interesting development has occurred, and it’s one that will probably make you chuckle.
On Nov. 29, the Spanish web site Religion Confidencial published a report according to which the dean of the Novus Ordo Sect’s Roman Rota — the Vatican’s highest appeals court — had issued a threat against the four “dubia cardinals” Burke, Brandmuller, Meisner, and Caffarra, basically for challenging Francis in public to either fish or cut bait, as it were, regarding “Holy Communion” for adulterers and other more basic moral issues in the “papal” exhortation Amoris Laetitia.… READ MORE
TIA’s smear job continues…
Pope Pius IX and Freemasonry:
A Second Rebuttal to Tradition in Action
On November 3, 2016, we published a hard-hitting response to a post by Tradition in Action that sought to implicate Pope Pius IX in Freemasonry. Under the cover of offering a “contribution to the historical-theological-canonical debate”, Tradition in Action (TIA) published as “evidence” the claims of Freemasons (!) that before ascending to the Papacy, Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti (the future Pius IX) had been a member of the Lodge. We rebutted the outrageous accusation here:
This calumny against Pope Pius IX is not new and apparently only emerged, as our refutation shows, as an act of simple revenge against the Pope after he had issued a blistering condemnation of Masonry in September of 1865.… READ MORE
Taking Care of Cre(m)ation…
Vatican Reminder: Cremation is Permitted!
November is traditionally the month the Church dedicates to the Holy Souls in purgatory, a time when the faithful are encouraged, more than at any other point during the year, to make intercession for the faithful departed, particularly on All Souls’ Day (typically observed on Nov. 2, sometimes Nov. 3).
Just in time for this, the Vatican II Sect has issued a decree by the Congregation for the Destruction of the Faith to remind all Novus Ordo adherents that cremation is a licit way of disposing of the remains of the deceased, and that a burial of the body, although preferable, is not necessary.… READ MORE
Semi-Trads hit new low…
Outrageous! Tradition in Action uses Masonic Source to implicate Pope Pius IX in Freemasonry
The web site Tradition in Action (TIA) is, for the most part, a pretty good resource exposing and refuting the errors of the Vatican II Sect. However, the editors of TIA are dyed-in-the-wool semi-traditionalists, that is, they oppose Sedevacantism and stubbornly adhere to the recognize-and-resist position instead, meaning they recognize Francis as Pope but also resist him because they realize he is an apostate who is trying to destroy Catholicism.
Thus, whenever TIA’s editors tackle anything related to the issue of Sedevacantism, all Catholicism goes out the window — and they end up spouting grave errors and scandalize their readers.… READ MORE
Allocution of Pope Pius IX
Multiplices Inter Machinationes (1865)
Allocution of His Holiness Pope Pius IX condemning Freemasonry,
given to Cardinals gathered in Consistory on Sep. 25, 1865
(Not to be confused with the Apostolic Letter Multiplices Inter of 1851
nor the Encyclical Inter Multiplices of 1853)
Venerable Brethren: Amongst the numerous machinations and means by which the enemies of the Christian name have dared to attack the Church of God and have tried, though in vain, to beat it down and to destroy it, it is certainly necessary to include that perverse society of men, commonly called “Masonic,” which, first contained in darkness and obscurity, has since come to light for the common ruin of religion and human society.… READ MORE
What happened 58 years ago today?
The White Conclave Smoke of Oct. 26, 1958
We realize we’ve brought this up a few times before, and we don’t want to beat the topic to death, but there are probably a lot of new readers of our site out there now who may not be aware of what happened 58 years ago today at the conclave that was taking place in Rome to elect a successor to Pope Pius XII.
As happens after the death of every Pope, so too in 1958 the cardinals gathered in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City to determine who would succeed the late Pius XII, who had died on Oct.… READ MORE
The Spirit of Assisi is not the Holy Spirit
Seeking Peace in all the Wrong Ways:
Interreligious Hug Fest in Assisi
And so it happened again: For the fifth time since 1986, the “great religions of the world” descended upon Assisi, Italy, gathering from Sep. 18-20, 2016, at the basilica of St. Francis and the surrounding area in order to come together and deliver endless Naturalistic platitudes about luv, encounter, dialogue, mutual respect, and human dignity — nothing you wouldn’t also find on a Hallmark card –, all as supposed “keys” to peace. Oh, and prayer of course. Not orthodox prayer to the only true God, mind you, but just any sort of lifting of the soul to someone or something one considers to be divine, each in accordance with his own beliefs, preferences, and ideas.… READ MORE
The gospel of man, continued…
“Man at the Center”:
September 2016 “Pope Video” Fails to Surprise
Screenshot from September 2016 “Pope Video”
It’s time again for the monthly Bergoglian prayer intention video that the Novus Ordo Sect markets as “The Pope Video”.
After August’s attempt to obtain world peace through contention in sports (which we covered here), the September 2016 intention is: “That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center” (source).
The video, which is only 1:22 in length, can be viewed here:
Not surprisingly, Francis once again promotes the false gospel of man, as he has been doing for decades.… READ MORE
YEAR OF CONDEMNATION
11: Papal Condemnations of Freemasonry
We have arrived at installment no. 11 of our ongoing special Year of Exclusion, Judgment, and Condemnation series, which is being observed in direct contrast to the phoney Year of Mercy of the papal impostor Jorge Bergoglio, who goes by the stage name “Pope Francis”. Our Year of Condemnation runs parallel to the Year of Mercy, and each installment focuses on some forgotten truth of the holy Catholic Faith that is considered by our sorry society as extremely judgmental, exclusionary, negative, hateful, bigoted, intolerant, condemnatory, unwelcoming, dogmatic, narrow-minded, and everything else that oh-so-enlightened modern man despises and detests.… READ MORE
Next step: “Cardinal”?
Surprise! Francis appoints Chicago’s Ultra-Liberal “Archbishop” Cupich to Vatican Congregation for Bishops
Put on your surprise face, everyone: “Pope” Francis has appointed his Lodge brother Blase Cupich to the all-important Congregation for Bishops, the Vatican dicastery that examines and recommends to the “Pope” which Novus Ordo priests should be raised to the level of bishop and which bishops should be appointed to which dioceses. The appointment was noted in today’s press bulletin, released at Roman noon:
Few Novus Ordo bishops are as toxic for souls as Mr.… READ MORE
Respect everyone’s traditions, except Catholics’!
In latest “Pope Video”, Francis calls for respecting Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Actual screenshot from July 2016 “Pope Video” (0:49 mark)
It’s that time of the month again: the latest “Pope video” is out!
For the month of July, Francis the Naturalist’s intention is “That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect” (source).
The video, which is only 1:30 in length, can be viewed here:
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Although so far, no subsequent video has yet outdone the first one in January
, in which Francis put false religions on a level with the true religion and made the blasphemous and heretical claim that we have no certainty in religious matters (thus negating all Faith) except that we are all God’s children (contradicted by Gal 3:26), this new one for July once again showcases Francis’ Naturalist obsession with man and temporal things, which to him are ends in themselves.
We Had Been Warned:
Catholic Prophecies & Predictions of our Dark Times
In all the frightening confusion, difficulties, and distress we have to endure in the face of the eclipse of the holy Catholic Church by the Modernist Vatican II Sect, it is good to call to mind now and again that what has happened since the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958 is something that has, in one way or another, been predicted and foretold in Holy Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and approved private revelations.
The following list consists of links to posts and pages on this web site that mention, directly or indirectly, various predictions of the ecclesiastical catastrophe that has befallen the Catholic world since Vatican II, or that prescribe remedies to certain evils which, if not applied, will lead to precisely the sort of situation we find ourselves in at this time.… READ MORE
Ecumenism & Interreligious Dialogue:
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Indifferentism and Syncretism Repackaged
At the heart of the Novus Ordo Church there is Ecumenism, a collection of heretical, erroneous, and impious beliefs and practices that — officially — aims to bring about “unity” among all those who claim the name of “Christian.” In similar fashion, the practice of Interreligious Dialogue aims to foster good relations with Jews, Mohammedans, and Pagans of every kind.
Lip service to the contrary notwithstanding, both ecumenism and interreligious dialogue deny the uniqueness of the Catholic Church as the only true Church established by God, the necessity of belonging to the Church for salvation, the dogma of the unity of the Church in faith and government, and many other Catholic doctrines, whether implicitly or explicitly.… READ MORE
Catholic Quotes to remember and share
The following is a list of quotes by various Catholic authorities before the Second Vatican Council. These days there is so much misinformation about what true Catholicism is that these little snippets will serve as a welcome and refreshing reminder and a veritable “reality check” against the errors and misconceptions of our times. In the collection of quotes presented here, you will find timeless truths, aphorisms, warnings, clarifications, predictions, and exhortations.
Be sure to share these quotes with friends!
- “Reveal to the faithful the wolves which are demolishing the Lord’s vineyard.”
—Pope Clement XIII, Encyclical Christianae Reipublicae, 1766
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- “We declare that a great number of those who are condemned to eternal punishment suffer that everlasting calamity because of ignorance of those mysteries of faith which must be known and believed in order to be numbered among the elect.”