Rorate Caeli

This Peter


My friends, once again: what does it mean to build on the rock? Building on the rock also means to build on Peter and with Peter. In fact the Lord said to him: "You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it" (Mt 16:18). If Christ, the Rock, the living and precious stone, calls his Apostle "rock", it means that he wants Peter, and together with him the entire Church, to be a visible sign of the one Saviour and Lord. Here, in Kraków, the beloved city of my Predecessor John Paul II, no one is astonished by the words "to build with Peter and on Peter". For this reason I say to you: do not be afraid to build your life on the Church and with the Church. You are all proud of the love you have for Peter and for the Church entrusted to him. Do not be fooled by those who want to play Christ against the Church. There is one foundation on which it is worthwhile to build a house. This foundation is Christ. There is only one rock on which it is worthwhile to place everything. This rock is the one to whom Christ said: "You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church" (Mt 16:18). Young people, you know well the Rock of our times. Accordingly, do not forget that neither that Peter who is watching our gathering from the window of God the Father, nor this Peter who is now standing in front of you, nor any successive Peter will ever be opposed to you or the building of a lasting house on the rock. Indeed, he will offer his heart and his hands to help you construct a life on Christ and with Christ.

13 comments:

Jeff said...

Ay-MEN! Ex-ACT-ly!

Words that need to be heard in some circles. Pity that those are the circles that probably won't listen to them...

Screwtape said...

Jeff it's beddy-bye time.

Tony La Rosa said...

It is too bad that this Peter has not served as Peter should.

SlaveofMary said...

"Do not allow yourselves to be deceived by the cunning statements of those who persistently claim to wish to be with the Church, to love the Church, to fight so that people do not leave Her...But judge them by their works. If they despise the shepherds of the Church and even the Pope, if they attempt all means of evading their authority in order to elude their directives and judgments..., then about which Church do these men mean to speak? Certainly not about that established on the foundations of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone." Pope St. Pius X

Simon-Peter said...

"Do not allow yourselves to be deceived by the cunning statements of those who persistently claim to wish to be with the Church, to love the Church, to fight so that people do not leave Her...But judge them by their works. If they despise the shepherds of the Church and even the Pope, if they attempt all means of evading their authority in order to elude their directives and judgments..., then about which Church do these men mean to speak? Certainly not about that established on the foundations of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone." Pope St. Pius X

Of whom do ye speak?

This stuff cuts ALL ways, and against the living and the dead of whatever exalted status, it even cuts against you and me.

Screwtape said...

All I'll say about this is that this Pope is in fundamental contradiction with all the popes prior to Vatican II, not to mention Doctors of the Church, Saints, and the entire Magisterium.

According to all the books I've read on the subject, the Antichrist's right-hand-man will be a legitimate, valid, bone fide, true-blue, dyed-in-the-wool pope, sitting on the same throne as Benedict XVI. Again I ask, when, where, and by whom was any pope's free agency removed so that he could do or speak no evil? This is a Peter the original would slam between the eyes with a board. He's a valid MATERIAL-heretic Pope.

Pius X is here being quoted out of context; he was talking about the same kind of dissenters as now run the show in Rome: he also, remember, wrote the Oath Against Modernism; an oath that all who entered and participated in that Council broke, even the great Marcel Lefebvre, although he recovered and more than made up for it afterwards.

Learn enough of history to know that we are going through completely unprecedented times! Disobedience and criticism is not only permitted it is a required duty by all true Catholics - and this does NOT a sede vacantist make.

You could look it up.

If you won't take the word of a nitwit like St. Robert Belarmine, try a know-nothing screwball like St. Paul.

SlaveofMary said...

I wasn't refering to the Trads, though I would imagine it *COULD* apply to the SSPX and similar groups. Disobedience to the Pope is dangerous, but you're right, its not always wrong. In days this confusing though I cling to Peter, he is the promised Rock of Orthodoxy.

Simon-Peter said...

I know what you mean Samizdat.
Sigh.

"[and] this does NOT a sede vacantist make.

You could look it up.

If you won't take the word of a nitwit like St. Robert Belarmine, try a know-nothing screwball like St. Paul."

Funny.

I know what you mean too SOM.
Sigh.

Screwtape said...

Dear Slave of Mary:

The ecclesiastical henchman of the Antichrist is going to be Peter the Rock, but he ain't gonna be either orthodox or Orthodox. (Vide: Robert Hugh Benson, et alii.)

What are you going to cling to then?

St. Paul tells you.

The truth, my friend, the truth.

SlaveofMary said...

samizdat, just what prophecy do you base that on?

AmemusAthanasium said...

No, the right hand of the antichrist will be an illegitimate Pontiff, or a religious leader of a one world cult, never the Successor of St. Peter. Not at all.

That might be the Calvinist or Anglican "prophecy", but not the Catholic or Orthodox.

But what we do know, is, that false ecumenism will bring us there, and that at that, the post-conciliar Popes are totally guilty with all of there vains.

Please note however, that the arrival of the Antichrist will be brought by, according to Rev. Plessier, a French Roman Catholic Priest (19th century), by the "wealth and power of the Jews, and the violence of the Mohammedans".

The great apostasy (among true Christians, that is: among Roman Catholics) however, which Vatican II and the post-conciliar popes partly caused, must precede this. And we are way beyond the half of this Magna Apostasía.

Benedict XVI should finally do something. It's not theories which will help the Church. In fact, papa Ratzinger's theories of the past have even caused him to be accused of heresy.

Simon-Peter said...

Er,

Triumph of Her Immaculate Heart preceeds final apostasy.

We know:
1. Mary will triumph for a time and it will happen later or sooner.
2. World will bizarely fall away after a time of this triumph into the (total) apostasy that is final.
3. THEN the hammer drops.

Antichrist and his syncretist melange not revealed until after Triumph of Immaculate Heart during and leading final apostasy...when the world will turn away from even a rudementary belief/ acknowldegement in God the Father and instead give Ha-Satan what he wants, which is the falling-down adoration he requested of the Son of God.

The point is, that mankind will be offered, back-to-back and in PERFECT contrasting relief two "models"...the reign of Jesus through Mary which mankind will knowingly reject after experiencing its blessings prefering something they have not fully experienced but (and here is a condemnation) they are prepared to roll the dice on and "give a shot."

that's my two cents on this front.

Screwtape said...

Slave of Mary:

Sorry I didn't respond sooner, but I get so busy on this Blog site I sometimes overlook things.

My modesty is secondary only to my humility.

As for the answer to your question, I base my remarks about the Antichrist not on "prophecy" as you probably use the term, but on secondary sources such as the aforementioned Robert Hugh Benson and the late Father Micelli, plus others.

I'm sure they didn't pull the idea out of a hat, not those folks. For the record: they also refute the rumors that the Antichrist will be a Pope.

Still, what if the Big Bad Wolf DID come out of the forrest - what THEN!