+Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude+
We start here with some corrections, a task much disliked by most journalists. But the truth must always reign supreme, and we all are humans capable of error. So I offer my apologies for the following clerical errors or misrenderings.
- In the works on this site Pope Pius XII’s infallible election law Vacantis Apostolicae Sedis is referred to with Apostolicamissing its “e.” Please mentally add this as it would be too laborious to correct every occurrence!
- In my last blog I referred to the teachings of the popes as absolute proofs or the equivalent thereof. This should have read irrefutable proofs and I have corrected the blog.
- A reader notes that I have said Most Holy Family Monastery teaches that Pope Pius XII and some of his predecessors were not true popes. This was a misunderstanding regarding reports made by those who formerly adhered to Most Holy Family Monastery.
Now on to our current topic.
In previous blogs, I have drawn parallels between the occurrence of Cancel Culture and what happened in the Church over a period of time beginning with the inroads made by the Modernists before the turn of the last century. The success of these infiltrators would only become visible following the death of Pope Pius XII and the changes initiated at the false Vatican 2 council. Traditionalists today react with surprise at the sudden destruction of American culture, which appears to have burst on the scene overnight, when in reality it all took place while Americans slept in their comfort-zone-controlled beds in cozy houses across the U.S., without a thought to their duty to oppose the rising tide of irreligion, immorality and lawlessness in this country. They cannot say they were not warned. For decades those classified by the powers that be as nut cases and conspiracy theorists have been sounding the alarm only to be waved off as doom-and-gloomers and fanatics by those they were trying to alert.
The same phenomena occurred just before Pope Pius XII’s death. A small minority of theologians and clergy were warning the faithful, but no one listened. Even those paying attention to what went on in their own government could and should have been aware of what was happening but they chose to look the other way, to better enjoy their comfortable lives. Even today, those trying to figure out where all this radical change is coming from and why it is so widely accepted or at least not actively opposed have no clue how it began, where it began and what to do about it. Of all people, those believing themselves to be Catholic should know, but they are oblivious to the real source of the problem. Novus Ordo “Catholics” are struggling to hold their church together in the wake of tidal wave Francis. Traditionalists are still arguing and playing mass center hopping just as they have done for the past 50 years. They are too busy playing childish games to stop and assess the real issue and deal with it: what they are involved in cannot be Catholic if it is not solidly rooted in unchanging doctrine.
I have long maintained that what we are seeing now is the direct result of the destruction of the Catholic Church in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s — and yes, I said the 1940s. We had Communists and Freemasons in the U.S. government then and Communists and Freemasons busy destroying the Church long before then. Solange Hertz devoted an entire series of books to exposing the Masonic roots of America’s founders. The Paul Revere’s of the 1800s should have risen to sound the alarm regarding this infiltration, but instead Masonic agents only carried it deeper into the settlement of the American wilderness.
The following is taken from Dr. Cyril Andrade’s Has the Church and Its Clergy Been Infiltrated and Undermined?, written in 1990.
“Albert Vassart, a former member of the French Communist party, revealed in 1955 that Moscow had issued an order that carefully selected members of the Communist youth enter seminaries, and after training, receive ordination as priests. Some of these were to infiltrate religious orders, particularly the Dominicans. (In his essay Satan at Work, Dietrich von Hildebrand reported that the French Dominicans had become so communistic in their “evangelization” that in 1953, the Order barely escaped dissolution by the order of Pope Pius XII. Mr. Manning Johnson, a former official of the Communist Party in America, gave the following testimony in 1951 to the House Un-American Activities Committee:
“Once the tactic of infiltration of religious organizations was set by the Kremlin, the Communists discovered that the destruction of religion could proceed much better through infiltration of the Church by Communists operating within the Church itself. The Communist leadership in the United States realized that the infiltration tactic in this country would have to adapt itself to American conditions and the religious make-up peculiar to this country. In the earliest stages it was determined that, with only small forces available to them, it would be necessary to concentrate Communist agents in the seminaries. The practical conclusion drawn by the Red leaders was that these institutions would make it possible for a small Communist minority to influence the ideology of future clergymen in the paths conducive to Communist purposes.”
“Further on in his testimony, Mr. Johnson pointed out this grim fact:
“The policy of infiltrating seminaries, was successful beyond even our Communist expectations. It is the axiom of Communist organizations that if a body has a one percent Communist Party and nine percent Party sympathizers, that 10 percent can effectively control the remaining ninety percent who act and think on an individual basis.’’
“Mr. Johnson further testified that the goals of this infiltration were two-fold:
- To make the Catholic Church no longer effective against Communism;
- To direct clerical thinking away from the spiritual and toward the temporal and political … hence the teaching of the social gospel.
“Editor’s note (from Andrade): Did you know that the Second Vatican Council only mentioned Communism in one footnote of its entire 16 documents? During the Council, a petition signed by 454 Council Fathers requesting that Communism receive explicit treatment was “mysteriously misplaced”. Since Vatican I1, the Church now “dialogues” with Communists instead of opposing them —— a Marxist’s dream come true!
“Mrs. Bella Dodd spent most of her life in the Communist Party in America and was the Attorney General designate, had the [Communist] Party won the White House. After her defection, she revealed that one of her jobs as a Communist agent was to encourage young radicals (not always card-carrying Communists) to enter Catholic seminaries. She said that before she had left the Party in the United States, she herself had encouraged almost 1,000 young radicals to infiltrate the seminaries and religious orders …and she was only one Communist!” (End of Andrade quotes)
Sen. Joseph McCarthy, flayed alive for his attempt to warn Americans of Communist infiltrators within the American government, gave a telling final speech to Congress six months before he died in 1957. McCarthy wrote in his address:
“Jonathan Williams recorded in his Legions of Satan, 1781, that Cornwallis revealed to Gen. Washington that ‘…in less than 200 years…the whole nation will be working for divine world government…and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry’…American statesmen and military leaders down through the years [have] given aid and intelligence to the enemies of the United States because they did not have knowledge of the invisible subterfuge that stalks this land. My eyes were opened the day my colleague from Ohio handed me Wagner’s Freemasonry, an Interpretation. If every American would read it, they would no longer ask why and how it has happened.”
And then there is the booklet AA-1025 — The Memoirs of an Anti-Apostle, a dramatization of the life of a seminarian — a professed Communist — who supposedly infiltrated the priesthood. The booklet is not documented and was intended to appeal to less educated Catholics searching for answers to the changes in the Church in the 1980s. Call them what you like — Communists, Modernists, Freemasons — it is all the same, for all of them were members working for the same goals and the same secret societies. Communism is listed at the upper levels of Lady Queensborough’s pyramid. Modernism was styled long ago as “Catholic” Freemasonry, as Dr. Andrade notes in his work: The Church is Under Enemy Occupation, Part II (1990). The following is taken from a letter he quotes, written by the head of the main branch of the Carbonari and dated 3 April 1844.
“In 1905, sixty years after Nubius had written giving Volpe his instructions, a novel entitled Il Santo (The Saint) was published. Its author was an Italian Modernist, Antonio Fogazzaro, (1842-1911). Subsequently placed on the Index, the novel reveals two very important facts. They are:
- The success that had been achieved by the ideas put into circulation sixty years earlier by the secret societies. We learn from Fogazzaro that there had come into existence within the Church what the characters in his novel call “a Catholic Freemasonry.” And in addition, that this group felt sufficiently confident to bring out into the open opinions and views previously restricted to a close circle of initiates. It was, as Leo XIII had made clear in 1884, quite evident that “Freemasons no longer take the precaution of concealing their intentions … They are engaged in their efforts to ruin the Church publicly, out in the open.
- Il Santo also reveals the aims of this “Catholic Freemasonry,” a genuine sectarian movement that had, in St. Pius X’s words, “pierced to the very bowels and veins of the Church.” The ultimate aim was explained as follows by Fogazzaro, at the beginning of his novel . . .
“Here we are, a given number of Catholics in and outside Italy, clergy and laity alike, who wish to see the Church reformed. We have no desire to emerge as open rebels, our wish is to see such a reformation effected by lawful authority within the Church. We seek reforms in religious education, the liturgy, the discipline of the clergy, and in the supreme government of the Church. To achieve this aim we need to form a climate of opinion which will lead to the lawful authorities acting in conformity with our views, whether this means waiting twenty, thirty, even fifty years.” (End of Andrade quote)
And so we see just how long all this has taken to lead us to where we are today. As all the popes have noted in their encyclicals on Freemasonry, the secret societies are the enemies of governments as well as the Church; the Church was simply the first item on their agenda because She was the driving force preserving faith and morals in the world. Until the 20th century and the two World Wars, She was a formidable force to be reckoned with. But when the Church ceased being that force in the 1960s, the loss of faith and moral decline was immediate. Already on the edge for two decades at the least, the laity who rejected the false V2 council simply collapsed in a heap, straying into various non-Catholic sects or no sects at all. With the pastor struck, the sheep scattered, as the prophet Zacharias and Our Lord prophesied. As the Church goes so goes the world, into the destruction prepared for her by the agents of Satan.
As Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani wrote on Jan. 7, 1959:
“People no longer feel repugnance at giving support to new antichrists. On the contrary, they argue as to who will be first to embrace them and to exchange sweet smiles with them. Christians no longer react; they are no longer moved. How can they believe themselves to be Christians if they remain insensible to the wounds made to Christianity? A wounded arm is like a dead arm. Therefore, a Christian who no longer seems aware of what is anti-Christian no longer participates in the life of the Mystical Body.”
In a similar vein, on Feb. 20, 1949, Pope Pius XII asked the following poignant questions of faithful Romans he was then addressing:
“Now, it is well known what the totalitarian and anti-religious State requires and expects from Her [the Church] as the price for her tolerance and her problematic recognition. That is, it would desire:
- a Church which remains silent, when she should speak out;
- a Church which weakens the law of God, adapting it to the taste of human desires, when she should loudly proclaim and defend it;
- a Church which detaches herself from the unwavering foundation upon which Christ built Her, in order to repose comfortably on the shifting sands of the opinions of the day or to give herself up to the passing current;
- a Church which does not withstand the oppression of conscience and does not protect the legitimate rights and the just liberties of the people;
- a Church which, with indecorous servility, remains enclosed within the four walls of the temple, which forgets the divine mandate received from Christ: Go forth to the street corners (Matt 22:9), teach all peoples (Matt 28:19).
Beloved sons and daughters! Spiritual heirs of an innumerable legion of confessors and martyrs! Is this the Church whom you venerate and love? Would you recognize in such a Church the features of your Mother’s face? Can you imagine a Successor of the first Peter, who would bow to similar demands?” (End of Pope Pius XII quote)
Catholics in the 1960s chose for themselves the church Pope Pius XII describes above. In so doing, they signed the death warrant for this country, and ultimately for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It remains only for us to pray and do penance, making reparation while we can, and to plead with those who remain enslaved by the Traditionalist and NO heresiarchs to abandon their errors. May God forgive us and hasten to help us, unworthy though we are.