Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Conversion of Jews: A Catholic's Duty as we celebrate Mary, Queen of Israel



Today the Church celebrates the Queenship of Mary. Our Blessed Mother was Jewish. She was and remains forever the Lily of Israel. 

Israel, meaning that Nation that was selected by God for the purpose of giving His Son to humanity. It does not mean the Zionist state of "Israel", which is a secular entity and opposed to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Catholics should take note of this key point. Zionism is an enemy of Our Lord and His Church.  

Catholics who read Polish, would do well to study the writings of St Maximilian Kolbe. This great Marian Franciscan strove might and main all his life to convert Jews and Freemasons. Needless to say, for his efforts, they strove to block his beatification and canonization. The enemies of God failed. God would not be mocked, and His great saint was formally canonized. What would St. Maximilian say about the treachery and betrayal of the churchmen of today? Even if it be a man who would one day be pope? Even if evil and false documents be published in the Vatican? A Vatican that the saint warned the Freemasons intended to rule, with the pope as the devil's "errand boy".

The Queenship, of the Blessed Virgin applies to her position within the Kingship of Christ. As the popes have always taught, the state owes Christ the King public worship and honour. The Church may tolerate "separation" of Church and State to avoid greater evils (e.g. in a divided nation, armed conflict), but She calls on all Her children to strive to make the social Kingship of Christ a reality. In doing so, Catholics then give due honour to Mary as Queen. 

Firstly, Mary is the Queen of souls and hearts. But, as we are also social beings, she is the Queen of our social life and activity. The highest form of social life of a people is their union as a state or nation. Mary is, by right, the Queen of every Nation, beginning with her own, the Jewish people. When Catholics realize this, and believe this, they quickly understand what it means for the state of "Israel" to reject Mary. Interestingly, prior to the rise of political Zionism, not one rabbi could be found who ever taught that "Israel" could be re-founded by men, These rabbis, though they rejected Our Lord, still understood that "Israel" is for God to dispose, not men. 

Friends, the Jews are in grave spiritual and physical danger. They rejected Our Lord and now, sadly, most no longer even believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Many were involved in Bolshevism, and to this day, many - sadly many - follow one false messianic ideology or another. If not bolshevism, then international finance and capitalism, freemasonry, socialism, neo-conservatism, alt-left and alt-right. Everything -seemingly -  but not Our Lord Jesus Christ. Having rejected Our Lord 2000 years ago, their motto would seem to be "non serviam". 

The Church has taught - as the great Jewish convert Abbe Lemann documented in his monumental work, "L'Antechrist" (The Antichrist) - that the Man of Perdition, the Man of Sin, will be Jewish. This makes total sense. Whereas, the Jews rejected Christ, and crucified Him; they will accept another, the Antichrist. Satan seeks to seduce the Jewish people -  the once chosen people of God - through their own choosing of the Antichrist, to become his people. He has torn them away from Christ, now, in their tragic wandering from one error to the next, he seeks to get them to acclaim the Man of Sin as the Christ. St. John the Evangelist (himself a Jew) prophesied this in the Book of Revelation. 

Pray to Our Blessed Lady, the Queen of Israel for the conversion of the Jewish people, that they come to see whom they have pierced. That they see in Him, not just a fellow Jew according to the flesh, but their God, their King, the King of Israel, the World, the Universe! 

Monday, 21 August 2017

The Pope: A Day in the Life



Pope Pius rose about four, shaved and dressed without a valet. Then he went to his private chapel, meditated and read Prime from an immense breviary which was his most treasured possession. He said Mass, served by one of his chaplains, and himself gave Communion to those invited to assist; then he heard a second Mass. A cup of black coffee awaited him in his study. A sort walk in the garden. Back to his study and his correspondence and a few private audiences. A simple dinner at one, usually in the company of several members of his household.

Pius X broke the tradition which prescribed that the Pope eat alone. When he invited someone to dine with him he saw consternation on several faces. When he asked the reason, he was told that it had been the custom of the popes to dine alone. 

"Since when has it been the custom?", he asked.

'Since Urban VIII set the rule", was the answer. 

"If Urban VIII had the right to make such a rule," he said serenely, "then Pius X has an equal right to abolish it". 

His were simple meals however. he allowed five lire a meal for his own food, when even the frugal Leo XIII  had allowed eight. 

Many of the other treasured Vatican rules and customs had also been changed.No one was allowed to kiss his slipper. Those received in private audience sat while they talked with him. Simple priests were often guests at his table. Out of a stable full of horses he kept two for his rare drives. As for the sedia, the chair of state, in which Pope Leo had delighted to be carried even in the garden, Pope Pius would use that only when formality absolutely demanded. He disliked it intensely; one reason he gave was that it made him dizzy. 

From two to five o'clock in the afternoon he spent in his own apartments alone. More audiences followed; the reading of his breviary, a walk in the garden if there was time. Back to work, a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, rosary with the household, and supper at nine - usually minestrone and wine. Then he saw more people - mostly intimate friends - until eleven or later, when Monsignor Bressan read aloud to him, often from his beloved Imitation of Christ, of which he had given away hundreds of copies to his friends. Then more work. The light in the Vatican windows burned late as the light had burned in the study at Venice or in the seminary at Treviso or the rectory at Tembolo. At his own request his attendants went to bed, and the Vatican was asleep long before the Pope. 


THE GREAT MANTLE

The Life of Giuseppe Melchiore Sarto Pope Pius X 
Katherine Burton
Longmans, Green and Co. 1950
(pp.158-159)

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Alt-Left and Alt-Right refuse to imitate Christ


Church Militant reports on a series of attacks on Catholic churches in once Christian nations. This is to be expected. This morning I reviewed a video by Ezra Levant following the seeming implosion of his so-called "Rebel Media". What was infinitely more interesting was the combox. It was strewn with profanity, blasphemy, hatred - from both "alt-right" and "alt-left".


Never any mention of Our Lord Jesus Christ or His Church. These people are neo-pagan. Even those who profess Christianity, speak and act no differently than the neo-pagan.  Catholics need to come to grips with the depth of liberalism and neo-paganism that surrounds them; the very air we breath is liberal and neo-pagan.

For some, it may not seem much, it may seem nearly trivial - but that only reveals the degree of their neo-paganism. That is the use of vulgarity, profanity, filth. Vulgar words reflect a vulgar and uncivilized mind. That was one of the things that struck me on the so-called "combox". These people are brutalized. 

Firstly, you sexualize, then you brutalize. The violent, brutal, hate-filled youth of "left" and "right" are unthinkable prior to mass sex-education. Obscenity, vulgarity - even amongst so-called "traditional' and "conservative" - dare I use the word? - "Catholics" - has become the norm.

What kind of example do Catholics offer these poor neo-pagans? Sadly, most of us offer none. Let us not fawn off all the blame on priests and bishops. Yes, they have failed us miserably, but we can live good, Catholic lives even without our priests? Did not the Japanese Christians do so during their persecution? Ah, but they took the Faith seriously, they knew, if caught it meant certain death. For most of us, the Faith has been reduced to politics. Our Lord is now a mere name, a side show. He is an optional extra. The Christ these people "worship" is a false Christ. 

Expect things to get far worse in countries that believe that a woman has a "right to choose", and believes that other grave sins are "human rights".

Friends, either we start to act according to the Faith we claim to profess, or we will be condemned on Judgement Day.

I conclude with words from St. John Chrysostom's 7th Homily to the Ephesians:



Thus ought a man to love his enemies; by lamentation, by unwearied endurance, by doing everything, by showing all favor, to aim at their salvation.


...And after He was crucified, what were His words? Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34). 

Both cruelly treated before this, and cruelly treated after this, even to the very latest breath, for them He did every thing, in their behalf He prayed. 

Yea, and after the Cross itself, what did He not do for their sakes? Did He not send Apostles? Did He not work miracles? Did He not shake the whole world?

Thus is it we ought to love our enemies, thus to imitate Christ. Thus did Paul. Stoned, suffering unnumbered cruelties, yet did he all things for their good. Hear his own words....

Thus is it we ought to love our enemies. This is to love God, Who has enjoined it, Who has given it as His law. To imitate Him is to love our enemy....

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Fr. Edward L. Beck: "luxury, vanity, riches...."



Jet-setters: Father Edward L Beck and Chris Cuomo


Just who is this Fr. Edward Beck, whom Vox Cantoris has called out as a liar and deceiver; convicted by his very own words? 

As one reviews Fr. Edward L. Beck of the Passionist Fathers, it is not a pleasant experience. One constant danger for the priest, is the seductive power that money can have over a priest who is not a lover of poverty. 



Chris Cuomo on From Edward Beck's Facebook page 



How many times we see priests and bishops drawing near and favouring the rich and powerful.



Edward Beck with Chris Cuomo 
As you review this, you realize why the Church and the world is in such a mess. 

The very men who should be leading the fight against (e.g.) abortion, homosexuality, "same-sex marriage", euthanasia, are not only not doing that, but are discovered as close friends and fawners over powerful political families who take a position that is diametrically opposed to the Church.



Keep in mind too the long forgotten words of the Pope - whom Fr. Beck claims he adores - about "reaching out to the peripheries", the poor, the marginalized. Did not Francis himself  not say the way of salvation "is not to be found through luxury, vanity, riches or power..." 


Strange how these dissenting, homosexualist, jet-setting priests never seem to be at the "peripheries". 




These photos are all the more sickening, when we consider the strident, hysterical defense of Planned Parenthood by Chris Cuomo of CNN. How many times he has aggressively engaged guests who have opposed PP? Perhaps - we can hope - his conscience is gnawing at him, and to compensate, he indulges in these tantrums of rage against those who are pro-life. 

Chris Cuomo learnt his lessons well from his militantly pro-abortion father, Mario. Incidentally, Mario Cuomo was idolized and hero worshiped by the pro-homosexual Passionist Fathers. 


My, my what have we here? Is Mass now theatre?

Fr. Edward Beck has exposed himself as a fawner over celebrity (so-called) and close friend with corrupt, pro-abortionists. He needs to convert, repent and retire to a monastery. 

Dear friends, pray for his soul. 

Friday, 18 August 2017

REAL NAZIS? Why was the US and EU supporting Nazis in the Ukraine?

John McCain, pathological Russophobe and war-monger
We have heard a lot about Nazis in recent days. What we have not heard about is the strange support of REAL Nazis from the most unlikeliest of places. Take Senator John McCain for example.  He did not think twice about supporting the various neo-Nazi organizations in the Ukraine. 


Victoria Nudelman (Nuland) Jewish neo-con and neo-Nazi supporter
Nor did Victoria Nudelman (Nuland). A Jewish neo-con, she actively got involved in supporting Nazis that were highly active in the attempted Maidan putsch. Unfortunately for Nudelman and McCain, more sensible heads prevailed, and even Ukrainians in their vast majority rejected the loathsome Nazis who were striving for a full-scale coup in Kiev.  


McCain and Nudelman (Nuland) with US & EU sponsored Nazis

When will the various elected officials and high ranking government bureaucrats renounce UNCONDITIONALLY their support of Ukrainian Nazism?

It is fascinating how neo-con outfits - such as CNN - denounce the "bad" Nazis (KKK and other red nick losers), while supporting the "good" Nazis (the internationally financed with billions, the Ukrainian Svoboda and other Nazi affiliated and sympathetic parties). People have such short memories. 
  

Neo-nazis marching with banner glorifying genocidal maniac, Bandera

Friends, learn your history. Stepan Bandera and his OUN-UPA fascists and other Nazis and their sympathizers are the real McCoy, not assorted white trash and ignorant red-necks running around in bed-sheets waving Nazi flags. 


Ukrainian Nazis glorifying Stepan Bandera

I wrote in 2014
Stepan Bandera, the "hero" of so-called Ukrainian nationalists, was a sadistic and bestial murderer of well over one hundred thousand Poles. His military Nazi units also were responsible for exterminating at least 9000 Jews in 1941.  His fanaticism also led his debased followers to even murder Ukrainians who did not approve of his vile activities. 
This loathsome creature is presently receiving a posthumous hero's welcome in Kiev. American Senator, John McCain, who distinguishes himself in outrageous foreign buffoonery, outdid himself this past January, by sharing the stage in Kiev with "Banderowscy". 



The Banderites still have not only very strong support in the Ukraine, but also amongst many of Ukrainian descent living in Canada and the US. One apologist for these people is none other than Canadian foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland. She is typical of the Ukrainian Nazi collaborators and apologists living in Canada. 

Please watch the following video. Warning, contains graphic content. 

 

Having watched the video, you now know what REAL NAZIS are like!

Now you know why Russia deals so firmly with these despicable, evil fascists and Nazis.  


Please pray for reconciliation in eastern Europe. Our Lord Jesus Christ overcomes every hatred and evil. As I also wrote in 2014, "peace be unto the Ukraine". May that sad nation be reconciled with Poland and Russia. May a Nazi and communist free Ukraine take her place amongst free Nations. May she reject the false allure of materialism offered by America and western Europe. 

The Ukrainians are far too great a people to be pawns of the country that is under the domination of the Nation that rejected and crucified their greatest countryman and King: Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

BREAKING: Archbishop endorses video: "COMMUNISTS ARE GOOD, NAZIS ARE BAD"

"Communists are good, Nazis are bad". So says Archbishop Rupert Weakling. 

Fr. Aidan McNutty has been hard at work for his Superior - the aforementioned Archbishop Weakling.  

Fr.McNutty has created a musical video tribute: "COMMUNISTS ARE GOOD, NAZIS ARE BAD", with his seminarians celebrating the communist protest outside the US Consulate in Toronto this past Monday, August 14, 2017. The video is to be distributed to various media outlets and to seminaries as social justice material.

Fr. McNutty, as Rector of the "Seminary of the Franciscan Flyers of the Annulment" is rightly proud of the new video offering. 

Toronto Catholic Witness obtained the video from a source who wishes to remain anonymous.  We have been informed that Archbishop Weakling himself selected the music, which should come at no surprise as he is affectionately known by his friends as  "LAM" (Living After Midnight). 

The video was carefully screened by Ms. Ann Thrope - a feminist, a devotee of "Lesbo Power" and an ex-nun - before it was distributed via the underground to seminaries and religious Orders.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

HOMOSEXUAL INFILTRATION: the takeover of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province


The homosexual takeover of the Dominicans and the Jesuits is well known. 

Standing on tip-toes, James Martin S.J, excitedly addresses
the Franciscan controlled church in NYC about homosexuality 

Today we shall deal with the homosexual takeover of the Franciscans, and the very serious problem of homosexuality and "gay liberation" ideology being promoted by that Order.  

Ramoncito Razon 


"St. Francis of Assisi LGBT Ministry" is a major propaganda arm of the Holy Name Province that promotes homosexuality as an "alternate lifestyle". 





Ramoncito Razon, who "works at the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Name Province" is an example of a militant homosexualist. His pro-homosexual stridency is open and aggressive. Obviously he has the approval of the Holy Name Province.




Not only that, but he stridently support New Ways Ministry and other openly dissenting groups. Razon displays a hatred for "Courage" (the Catholic ministry to people suffering from same-sex attraction), calling the apostolate a "pathology". Razon,  wants to "sue" them.

But wait, there is more. Meet the Franciscan, Christian Seno. 



Seno is, according to his Facebook page a "transgender" advocate. Along with Razon, Seno displays a hatred towards "Courage". He wants the Catholic apostolate to be "denounced", and "outlawed". 



Franciscan, Christian Seno 


We can ask Ramoncito Razon: do you self-identify as homosexual? We can ask Christian Seno: do you self-identify as homosexual? 


Razon & Seno persecuting the Catholic apostolate, "Courage" 

I already presented to readers the strange case of Franciscan "postulant", Loren Moreno. 

Ramoncito Razon, along with Loren Moreno, seem to be two tortured souls deeply confused about their sexual identity. They do not belong in the priesthood. Men who hate absolutely have no call. They need spiritual and psychological counseling. 

The same cannot be said of the leading Franciscan Friars who openly promote homosexuality. These are evil men, sodomites, who serve the devil and seek to destroy the Church as they live their gnostic homoerotic pagan "religion".

Just how many more Judas priests are in the Franciscans? 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

When will the US Bishops denounce the ANTIFA communist terrorists at Charlottesville?

"And I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto myself"
St. John, 12:32 



ANTIFA is a vicious, murderous, vile terrorist organization. It is also racist (#whitepeoplesuck is one of its hashtags on Twitter).

So is the KKK. 

One group admires the crooked cross; the other admires the hammer and sickle. Both hate Our Lord, His Church and humanity. Both wish to destroy their "enemy". They do not seek reconciliation before the Altar of God. They blaspheme Our Lord, rejecting His Sacred Blood. They are both servants of the devil. 

However, one would not think so, based on the USCCB's statement the other day.It was a statement that one would expect from a bunch of effete weaklings, which is what the vast majority of them are. DC Catholic carries an excellent and solidly Catholic analysis. 




Friends if two people have a disagreement, they both cannot be right. One may be right, but both could be wrong. If one is right, the other must be wrong, for it is impossible that two contradictory statements are correct. So it is with the violence in Charlotteville. Either both sides are wrong, or one side is wrong: both cannot be right The US bishops denounced one side, but are silent on the other. Your Excellencies, why are you silent about ANTIFA and other communist, terrorist organizations? 

The racial hatred expressed by ANTIFA 

For Catholics, both sides were wrong: neo-nazis, KKK men and their opponents, the communist Antifa terrorist organization. However, when the US bishops only condemn the KKKers and are silent about the communists: what are we to conclude? At minimum, whatever wrongdoing they committed, it is obviously not enough for the US bishops to condemn them. 



Finally, not to be outdone, Fr. Thomas Rosica has jumped in with an "Oremus pro America". So delightful to finally see Fr. Rosica coming round to using Latin. But I digress. 

I will only say this: perhaps it is about time for the part-time Vatican English language spokesman to stop meddling in the internal affairs of a foreign country? 

Perhaps it is time for "Oremus pro Canada" for an end to unrestricted abortion, including partial birth abortion. 

Perhaps an "Oremus pro Canada" for an end to the promtion of homosexuality, such as the gravely evil "gay pride" parades? 

Perhaps it is time for an "Oremus pro ecclesia", given the Catholic Church is collapsing on all sides in Canada? 

Please pray for the conversion of all racists and communists. 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Homosexual ex-Jesuit admits his Order has "AN AWARENESS OF THE BEAUTIFUL MALE BODY"

Homosexuality, the cult of the male body, so-called homoeroticism, is rife amongst the Jesuit Order, and has been for years. Leading Homosexual, "theologian" Ludger Viefhues, - before he left religious life as a Jesuit - wrote the following back in 2001 in a peer-reviewed, academic journal, Modern Theology, 17,4:

"Instead of communal sports, a command performance on Saturdays in my novitiate, Jesuits go to gyms individually to stylize their bodies through lifting weights. There are communal meals, and there is a certain obsession with low fat products. I mention this, with tongue in cheek, because these practices indicate to me that current Jesuit life exhibits, at least in the US, not only an awareness of the healthy body, but also an awareness of the beautiful male body."

Dear readers, the Homo-Jesuits and the Homo-Dominicans have spent several decades developing a gnostic-religious ideology based on the superiority of homosexuals. 

For example, notorious Dominican homosexual, Donald J Goergen, was a leading theoretician who proposed that homosexuals were actually "God's gift to an aggressive world". (How Goergen explained that unnatural sexual activity is "God's gift" remains to this day a mystery). 

It is extraordinary that their academic writings have not come under scrutiny. 
One does not expect the faithful to be reading academic journals, but seminary professors? 

One conclusion, dear friends: these professors - if not blackmailed for covering up homosexual activity, and/or buggery on underage young men - are themselves practicing homosexuals. 

All of this homosexual propaganda and activity has been carried on for decades. It is impossible that such could be kept totally secret. It was and is being kept secret only to the degree to keep the faithful fooled, and to keep giving money to men who had not only lost the Faith, but were leading double lives in actively destroying the Faith. 


More to come. 

Monday, 14 August 2017

BREAKING: Communists protest outside US Consulate in Toronto


"How can you make a Revolution, without executions"?
V.I. Lenin

The mainstream media is not reporting that communists were part of the terrorist and hate groups active in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Toronto media reported that there was a small protest outside the US Consulate on University Ave in Toronto. 



However, what the Toronto media did not report, is that it was organized by communists. This media silence, once again, shows how deeply the western elite is infiltrated with materialism and  Marxism. The protest itself was not dangerous, but rather a sad sight of tragic, deluded young people. But it is indicative of how Communism is given the "soft-shoe shuffle" by the wealthy elite that control the media, corporations, finance and the universities. Imagine the police and media reaction had a few eccentric Hitlerites decided to have a protest! 



How society will be improved by the replacing of the KKK or some other naturalistic and anti-Christ group with the equally anti-Christ Communist movement remains to be explained by our deluded young friends.  

In fact, Communism is infinitely more dangerous than the KKK ever was. Whereas the KKK was a movement of Freemasons, members of the Democrat Party, and red-neck racists; communism was and remains a worldwide movement, funded by incredibly wealthy internationalists, that has exterminated well over 100 million people. These poor young people do not realize that if communism ever conquered Canada, they themselves would probably face the firing squad as hooligans. Communism has a history of devouring its own. 





For all the brutality and rapacious murder committed by the National Socialists, communism has emerged much more bloody. Be it Lenin and colleagues and their mass murders in Russia, or the torture trains that crossed through Hungary under Bela Kohn, (literally soaked in blood) or the horrors of Stalin, Beria etc., where victims could be striped naked and thrown outside in the Siberian winter to freeze and be devoured by wolves, the killing was relentless. The communists then exported their hate-filled blood baths to Africa, Asia and South America. In western Europe and North America they settled on a tactic of demoralization. This is the true face of communism. 

The Hammer and Sickle is one of the most evil of symbols, one of violence, hatred and pathological murder. However, it is still embraced by perhaps millions. 

Please pray for these sad souls that they come to see true liberation in Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Basilian Order being sued by former Altar Boy for sexual abuse ~ are there any more victims?



The Basilian Order is being sued by a former Altar Boy in Calgary. 

The Calgary Herald reports:  

On Wednesday, a lawsuit was filed in Calgary court against a religious order of the Catholic church, alleging decades-old sexual abuse at the hands of a Calgary priest and teacher at Bishop Grandin High School that left a former Calgary resident permanently scarred. 

None of the allegations have been proven in court. Postmedia has agreed not to publish the plaintiff’s full name. 

The 53-year-old plaintiff is a former head altar boy, Catholic youth group member and Bishop Grandin student who alleges he was repeatedly abused by Father Frederick Cahill for several months in 1981.

Robert Talach, the plaintiff’s London, Ont.-based lawyer, has represented abuse victims across Canada for the last 15 years. He says his client “is just trying to make something good out of something bad, and perhaps embolden other victims to come forward.”


This Order has had its share of molesters and committers of physical violence. Readers may wish to review Sylvia's Site for further information. 

The abuse of children is a particularly diabolical sin. The abuse of boys by homosexual priests is particularly fiendish. Robert Talach, the plaintiff's lawyer rightly calls upon other men to step forward. 

If there are any more victims, I encourage them to seek help, to approach the police: make a stand! 

Do NOT allow a Judas-priest to live off the widow's mite; to blood-suck on the Church. 

The abuse of children must stop, homosexual pederasts must be exposed and driven out of the Church. 

This is particularly sad for me, as I was educated by Basilians. I knew a number of very fine outstanding priests. These abusers not only disgrace Christ, but they profane His Church and besmirch the sacred honour of good and holy priests. 

However, it would seem that the days of the Basilians are over. With virtually no vocations, and a growing betrayal of their original charism (e.g. the collapse of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto, where the Basilians are opposing Cardinal Collins' attempts to wrest control of the College away from them) it is only a matter of time before they are no more. 

Given the crimes of a number of their members, it is only Divine Justice that they disappear. 


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Feast of the Assumption ~ Solemn Latin Mass in Toronto


The Feast of the Assumption - a Solemn Latin Mass - and according to the 1962 Roman Rite, will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Parish in Toronto.

George Weigel & Antonio Spadaro think completely alike ~ both are liberal Catholics


George Weigel is a prominent member and writer for the "Institute of Religious and Public Life", an organization that runs "First Things". Just what is their ideology? They tell us:

The Institute’s mission is to articulate a governing consensus that supports:

  • a religiously pluralistic society that defends human dignity from conception to natural death.
  • a democratic, constitutionally ordered form of government supported by a religiously and morally serious culture. 
  • a vision of freedom that encourages a culture of personal and communal responsibility. 
  • loyalty to the Western tradition that provide a basis for responsible global citizenship.
It is a mission statement that George Weigel approves of as a Member of the Board. Before we continue, let us recall and keep in mind that Weigel has declared himself an opponent of Fr. Antonio Spadaro S.J. 

But, is Weigel being consistent? Is there really opposition between the two men? Or, is it only a matter of tactics? A superficial opposition? 

Let us explore this, by contrasting the Institute's mission statement with the following:
"It is important to recognize that we are all citizens, and not divide citizens into believers or nonbelievers, Catholics or Protestants. What is truly important in political life is to recognize that we are all citizens of this country". 
"The church asks politicians to commit themselves in the world to build a better world through dialogue while bringing its own values to this project while respecting the fundamental separation of church and state".

No difference, is there? Now, who wrote the second passage? 

Perchance George Weigel? 

No! It was none other than Fr. Antonio Spadaro S.J., in an interview he granted to the Jesuit neo-Modernist magazine, America.  


Yet, George Weigel would have us believe he is a "conservative" and in the right, and Spadaro a "liberal", in the wrong. A grave error to think so.  

No, Weigel is a liberal Catholic just as is Antonio Spadaro. 


George Weigel and Antonio Spadaro
a priori condemned by Pope Pius XI
You will notice that both men are SILENT about Jesus Christ and the social and political life of the Nation.  Both are social modernists, strongly condemned by, for example, Pius XI. "First Things" and "America" is really an in-house quarrel between proponents of liberalism. It is very interesting and extremely interesting that both statements manifest a vision that is incredibly similar to that of Freemasonry. 

Catholics, who may yet doubt my thesis (after all, Weigel has spent a good part of three decades rubbing shoulders with powerful churchmen), should acquaint themselves with at least one of Wiegel's ponderous and verbose articles. An example of his mature intellectual thought can be read here.



Now to an experiment. 

Read Pius XI's, Ubi Arcano and Quas Primas. 

Give it a few days, absorb the teaching of the holy Pope. Then return and re-read Weigel. The contrast between the Pope and Weigel is horrifying. Weigel has completely rejected the social Kingship of Christ. 

There, in Weigel's 1994 treatise, you see the insidious horror of liberalism, of Americanism. As a quaint aside, you will notice too, how the poor, deluded man's predictions did not come to pass. Weigel even wrote these words about the charlatan and pervert, Bill Clinton: "Then there is the fact that we have a President who, unlike his predecessor, is unabashedly public about his Christian faith, and who seems to understand that the engagement of differing religious convictions within the bond of democratic civility is good for America". 

How could he write such buffoonery? How can any Catholic, or for that matter, any serious Christian or man or woman of good faith who is seeking Christ listen to this man? Yet he dares to excoriate Fr. Spadaro! A fellow liberal!

To re-emphasize: what Weigel and Spadaro advocate - a society that is: "a religiously pluralistic society...a democratic...government...for responsible global citizenship" [the Institute], and that "we are all citizens...to build a better world through dialogue...respecting the...fundamental separation of church and state" [Spadaro] - is it a position that can be held by a Catholic? 

We shall seek the answer from Pius XI and see if Wiegel (Americanism) and Spadaro (Sillonism) think as the Pope did (Catholicism).  

Pius wrote: 


With God and Jesus Christexcluded from political life, with authority derived not from God but from man, the very basis of that authority has been taken away, because the chief reason of the distinction between ruler and subject has been eliminated. The result is that human society is tottering to its fall, because it has no longer a secure and solid foundation." Ubi Arcano 

"If, therefore, the rulers of nations wish to preserve their authority, to promote and increase the prosperity of their countries, they will not neglect the public duty of reverence and obedience to the rule of Christ". Quas Primas

"When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony". Quas Primas

"The right which the Church has from Christ himself, to teach mankind, to make laws, to govern peoples in all that pertains to their eternal salvation, that right was denied. Then gradually the religion of Christ came to be likened to false religions and to be placed ignominiously on the same level with them". Quas Primas



Whom do you follow? Americanists, Sillonists, or the Catholic Church?