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"Humanism without God": Silent apostasy major challenge of the Church
Charity not merely doing good, but theologically-based "works of faith"

From the remarkable address of Cardinal Robert Sarah (pdf), President of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum", to the General Assembly of Caritas International (the international federation that includes, among many others, American affiliate Catholic Charities, British  affiliate CAFOD, and French affiliate Secours Catholique - see previous post), now taking place in Rome:

For Pope Benedict XVI, the imperative and practice of charity, love of one’s neighbour, are vitally important. The Church cannot renounce her proclamation, even though nowadays, at least in the Western world, a humanism without God seems to have become an integral and lasting part of the prevailing culture. ... This particularly concerns the nations of what is called the First World, where economic wellbeing and the rush to consume inspire and nourish a life lived “as if God didn't exist”. Currently, faced with the serious problems of life, religious indifference and the total lack of meaning that is attributed to God are no less worrying nor deleterious than overt atheism. Together with enormous material, scientific and technological progress, the West is now experiencing a serious moral regression and a gradual “silent apostasy” (cf. Christifideles Laici, no. 34). Undoubtedly, since the beginning of his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI has considered this “religious indifference” and “silent apostasy” as the major challenge the Church has to take up today in her relations with the modern world. Therefore, he is more determined than ever to make our minds more aware and our faith more visible and more active, in order to show the world that the Church’s mission is deeply rooted in faith in God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. [Image: Pope Pius XII and the founding members of Caritas International, 1951.]
The same is also undoubtedly true for diakonia. Indeed, together with proclamation of the Faith and the liturgy, diakonia fulfils the Church’s mission. ...

This being so, we might wonder how we can ensure that the salt of Charity of so many faithful lay people, and consecrated people and their religious families, doesn’t lose its flavour. How can we help faithful lay people and religious, who run charitable organisations or charity institutions that have proved their robustness over the years, to experience a new docility in the wind of Pentecost, and move from works of law to works of faith? ...
If the world we live in really is the place of the Gospel, then serving human development not only doesn’t go against the worship of God, but also prepares it and is an authentic and necessary expression of it. All those calling themselves disciples of Christ won’t find a neutral space in the work of serving other people, or even less a hindrance to this unique Love, but rather will be able to see within it a concrete fulfilment of their personal encounter with Jesus, and the spread of their faith and love for God. Moreover, this means that such work derives from a profound union with God and is based on the help of His grace more than human and material means; namely, these are works of faith rather than of law, fruits of the gratitude of a heart that sees and loves rather than seeking gratification from a life poor in love.
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[T]he Church is the subject directly responsible for the service of charity and that her charitable organisations constitute an opus proprium, a task in accordance with her nature, and participate in her mission (cf. Deus Caritas est, no. 29). Participation means in some way being an instrument, but never the origin or end of what one serves. Moreover, I believe it is important to understand that our charitable organisations are located within the Church and not alongside her. A Caritas that wasn’t an ecclesial expression would have no meaning or existence. The Church cannot be considered as a partner of Catholic organisations. They are the organisations that take part in her mission.
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Today, dear Friends, the tragedy of modern mankind is not lacking clothing and housing. The most tragic hunger and the most terrible anguish is not lack of food. It’s much more about the absence of God and the lack of true love, the love that was revealed to us on the Cross.

It is a memorable address, except for the insistence of calling the Church the "Church of Vatican II"... And then many complain when some traditional-minded Catholics point out that the "Conciliar Church" seems to be something else: those in places of responsability themselves insist on using this language as if they were speaking of a historically "new" entity!

In any event, after the opening ceremony, when speaking to journalists, the Cardinal had this to say about the non-Catholic slogan chosen by Caritas, a pure example of what Sarah had just called "humanism without God" in his address (CNS):

The goal of a new slogan adopted by the Vatican’s official charity is being called “unrealistic” by the Church official charged with overseeing the organization.

Cardinal Robert Sarah said he doesn’t understand Caritas International’s new theme – “One Human Family – Zero Poverty,” which was unveiled at the charity’s annual meeting this week in Rome.

“I think it would be wise not to follow some unrealistic slogans. But, I'm very hesitant to understand what zero poverty means, because Christ said we will always have the poor. So, what is a realistic way we can fight the poverty? But, it's difficult to absolutely cancel out poverty,” he told CNA May 22.

The slogan is both the theme for this week’s conference and for the organization’s strategic document for the next four years.

38 comments:

JMody said...

The only people who believe the poor will always be with us are those clericalist, traditionalist, patriarchical, triumphalist troglodytes who think the Bible is relating specific words spoken by a specific person. It's all relative man, don'cha know?

shane said...

Personally I think the Church is finished in the West until the human race is humbled. Mankind has got very arrogant and the post-war optimism that the West has marinated itself in seems to me to be built on sand. I suspect it will take war and famine to call people back to God. War and famine are two constantly recurring features of human history, and the prospect of either occurring in the near future does not strike me as remotely improbable, especially if we see a breakdown in the political order as a result of the European debt crisis. The Church needs to be fit and well-prepared so as to take full advantage (..otherwise it'd just be a waste).

Gratias said...

Count me in as a clericalist traditionalist.

Anonymous said...

The Church is not "finished," as you put it. The Church can never be "finished" have we no confidence in the very words of our Blessed Lord when he said the gates of hell shall not prevail? Is this a Catholic attitude? Where is the confidence and trust in the Lord?

nigel said...

In all charity the Roman Church is oppressive and abusive in it's practice...at present I cannot envision Our Lord and Savior in the church. It is unforgiving and lays heavy burdens on the backs of the people.I know I have tried for twenty yrs to have an i-regularity removed to no avail...this i-regularity serves no purpose in the mine of God. To date I worship at an Anglican Church have not left the roman church but have taken a sabbatical...the only way I could save my faith .

New Catholic said...

Dear Nigel,

I am praying for you and for your faith. Even in her most tolerant treatment of the matter, in Lumen Gentium, the Church did not and could not deny her teaching: "Whosoever, therefore, knowing that the Catholic Church was made necessary by Christ, would refuse to enter or to remain in it, could not be saved." Think about it, and may Our Lady intercede for your intentions.

NC

Luka said...

NC says (my emphases): Even in her most tolerant treatment of the matter, in Lumen Gentium, the Church did not and could not deny her teaching: "Whosoever, therefore, knowing that the Catholic Church was made necessary by Christ, would refuse to enter or to remain in it, could not be saved."

I never understood this part. What does it mean to know that the Catholic Church is made necessary by Christ? For nigel's post I've got the impression that he doesn't know that Catholic Church is made necessary by Christ - otherwise he would be the part of her. I could say the same for all non-catholics around me: thay simply don't know about the connection between Church and salvation: otherwise, they will be be catholics.

And if those who are unaware of the fact that Christ established The Church as a necessary mean of salvation can be saved, what is the meaning of the word necessary?


Sorry for little off-topic, I hope you don't mind asking this "basic" questions about our Faith.

Lee Lovelock-Jemmott said...

Very good post from Cardinal Sarah. The West is like a Neo-Babylon that shall be humbled the same way Nebuchadnezzar II was humbled by Our Lord. I have no worry for the future because it looks like the time is coming wherein, the wheat from the chaff is been separated and most Christians should know what happens thereafter !

Duarte said...

There are two types of ignorance: vincible and invincible. Invincible ignorance means you had no way to know: it's not your fault if you didn't find out, because you had not how. Vincible ignorance means you should have known better, but you preferred not to know, you closed your eyes wilfully because you wanted. If don't know, it's for your fault.

If you ignore that belonging to the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church is necessary for your salvation, but your ignorance is invincible, you may be saved. If your ignorance was vincible, you can't.

See the Catholic Encyclopedia's article on ignorance.

Anonymous said...

What we need to counter religious indifferentism is another Assisi prayer meeting.

I am not Spartacus said...

Dear Nigel. You can not separate yourself from the Church established by Jesus without surrendering every thing - including your salvation.

2 John 9: Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God.

Of course given the practical example of Holy Mother Church since 1965, it does seem it makes no difference whether or not one is a member of The Catholic Church or whether or not they assist at Mass.

I have a family member who missed Mass so as to go to a Presby Service with another family member and when I told them they had committed a mortal sin by willfully missing Mass, they went to Confession and were told, by two different priests (this happened more than once) , that there was no sin because they kept the day holy by going to a christian service.

You just can't make-up this stuff.

Anonymous said...

During the past 40 or so years, I believe that the majority of Western Churchmen insisted that Western society had moved closer, so to speak, to the Church.

The Church and Society had embraced each other.

A liturgical and spiritual "springtime" had prevailed throughout Western society.

Tom

Luka said...

Duarte,

But who is to tell if one's ignorance is vincible or invincible (say nigel's)? Only God can know that for sure. I suppose that would be one of the first judgment made by Him in the moment of non-catholic's death.

Thanks for the reference (Cath. Enc.), I will consult it more.

Anonymous said...

How can the pope battle a silent apostasy when there is an visible and obvious apostasy in the church itself? What goes on in most catholic churches in the USA is utterly profane and appalling--how can this draw people close to God?

I have worked as a church musician for around 20 years. While I am a 4 masses a weekend, I can not practice my faith. I can not associate myself with what goes on in the church where I am employed. The best I can do is attend a daily divine liturgy when I can.

Many of us had high hopes the present pope. Some say he is working silently to improve things. Who really knows. Why he will not even make a small gesture to celebrate the TLM--who knows.

While there have been small signs of hope like SP--the church still crumbles. In the 1980's one could still see altar boys in the NO assisting at communion with patens--now it's "Eucharistic Ministers" popping hosts in people's hands. There and multiple other examples of continuing deterioration.

While the gates of Hell will not prevail--the bride will still resemble the bridegroom--I don't see any reprieve of the self-inflicted torture of the church.

It is hard to keep the faith.

Anonymous said...

The African cardinal Sarah is a true apostle.
But it has to be noticed that the present dubious president of Caritas internationalis, the Hondurian cardinal Maradiaga, one of the very poor choices made by Bl. John Paul II, is fostering the secularist and anti-Roman lobby.

And he was among the papabili in 2005.

Caritas is meeting the same trend of "silent apostasy" as late "Catholic Action" in the 1950's-1970's.

Alsaticus

LeonG said...

"Shan’t modern man, one day, as his scientific studies progress and discover realities hidden behind the mute face of matter, come to prick up his ear to the wonderful voice of the Spirit palpitating in it? Shan’t it be the religion of tomorrow? Einstein himself perceived the spontaneity of a religion of today… Isn’t the work already in progress along the trajectory leading straight up to religion?"

"All these doctrinal riches (of the Council) aim at one and one thing only: to serve man."

"In order to know God, one has to know man"

Cardinal Montini (March 1960)

LeonG said...

"It is precisely thus that the Council has come to Us. Two terms characterize it: RENOVATION and REVISION. We are particularly keen that this spirit of renovation” – according to the expression of the Council – “be understood and experienced by everyone. It responds to the characteristic of our time, wholly
engaged in an enormous and rapid transformation, and generating novelties in every sector of modern life. In fact, one cannot shy away from this spontaneous reflection: if the whole world is changing, will not religion change as well? Between the reality of life and Christianity, Catholicism especially, is not there reciprocal disagreement, indifference, misunderstanding, and hostility? The former leaps forward; the latter would not move. How could they go along? How could Christianity claim to have, today, any influence upon life?"

Pope Paul VI (1964)

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:11

You are right.

What we need to combat the indifference is another Assisi and perhaps a more broad minded reading of the VII docs.

Delphina

Anonymous said...

"Pope Benedict XVI has considered this 'religious indifference' and 'silent apostasy' as the major challenge the Church has to take up today in her relations with the modern world."

If he needs to find the root cause of this, I can help him out.

Delphina

M. A. said...

"I have worked as a church musician for around 20 years. While I am a 4 masses a weekend, I can not practice my faith. I can not associate myself with what goes on in the church where I am employed."

"It is hard to keep the faith."
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When our Lady of Fatima taught the three little children the Fatima prayer, "Oh, my Jesus..." she did not teach them to say, "those most in need of thy mercy." Look at the original wording and you will see that she asked for prayers for those "most in need". Period.

Why do I bring this up? It is because there is an enigma there. Fatima scholars have wondered to whom our Lady refers when she asks for prayers for those most in need. I have thought of this for several years now, and from what I see around me, and from what I hear from Catholics such as ANON 14:03, I am convinced that she wants me to pray for such souls. There must be countless suffering, silent souls like him. I offer you my prayers anon 14:03. May God send you the support you need. It is terribly hard keeping the Faith when one feels so alone.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 25 May, 2011 14:03

"How can the pope battle a silent apostasy when there is an visible and obvious apostasy in the church itself? What goes on in most catholic churches in the USA is utterly profane and appalling--how can this draw people close to God?"

I ask myself the same thing and this is what concerns me about Benedict XVI he seems to go in two different directions all the time.

Benedict XVI's papacy is ambiguous, and for some of us, recognizing the terrible state of disarrray not only in the Church but in world, ambiguity is the last thing we need.

Johannes said...

". . .I could say the same for all non-catholics around me: thay simply don't know about the connection between Church and salvation: otherwise, they will be be catholics..."

Luka - most around you do know it. They disagree; they reject it. When you tell them, or someone like them - I know many myself, of the necessity of the Catholic Church for salvation, they understand, they comprehend, perhaps they are even unsettled - but they do not immediately become Catholics. If they did - then you would be right; before they just did not know. However, if they know and do not - that they do not does not prove that they did not know; not now, not on that Day.

Persistence in error is not ignorance. I believe the quoted document had, say, simple, faithful, pious Ukrainian or Estonian or Romanian villagers who do not even understand that they are in schism in mind; those who genuinely do not have any knowledge of such things. I disagree that this can be so easily extended over to pagans (polytheists, Muslims and ectera) - but that is another matter.

Anonymous said...

Leon,

Paul VI's recently beatified successor did the same thing.

Delphina

http//orthodoxromancatholic.com said...

"Outside the Church there is no salvation" which statement comes from the teaching of the Council of Florence, meaning to be saved one must as Our Lord said be Baptized in the Church. Only Sacramental Baptism saves Delphina's crowd. Remember, salvation and church are inextricable realities that most apostates in or outside the church vehemently deny. And most Catholics today vehemently deny "extra ecclesiam , nulla salus."
Also there is no charity whatsoever, unless it be done in the name of Christ, for He said: "if you even give a cup of water to one of my little ones in my Name, you will not fail to receive your reward."
Today most Catholic charities disconnect charity from teaching the faith and thus are nothing but masonic universalists of the first order. Hello, silent apostates!
Benedict XVI is a great pope, a holy pope who was given a total mess by JPII and restoring the TLM is enough to make him a saint alone! I am just waiting for him to restore the Pius X Society who were cruelly excommunicated for tradition, end Communion in the hand, and restore the priesthood, which is trying to do. God bless, Orthodox Roman Catholic, J. Hughes Dunphy

LeonG said...

Benedict XVI is a great pope, a holy pope who was given a total mess by JPII......

"And he beatified the alleged "mess". You ought to hear what NO catholics are claiming about the aftermath - any liturgy will do and sharing ceremonials with other religions is fine because JP II did so. Does that mean we can believe in "universal salvation"?
Unfortunately, the postmodern defintion of "great" is a mediatised quantitive phenomenon devoid of much qualitative content.

Dan Buckley said...

The Council of Florence, wherein the Greeks were restored to unity (sadly for only a short time) declared, and Eugene IV (Pope at the time) declared in the bull Cantate Domino:The most Holy Roman Catholic Church firmly believes, professes, and preaches that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews, and heretics, and schismatics can ever be partakers of eteral life, but they are to go into the eternal fire "which was prepared for the devil and his angels" (Mt:25,41) unless before death they are joined with Her, and so important is the unity of this eclesiastical body that only those remaining within this unity can profit from the sacraments of the Church unto salvation, and that they alone can receive an eternal recompense fo their fasts, almsdeeds, and other works of Christian piety and duties of a Christian soldier. No one, let his almsgiving be as great as it may, even if he pour out his blood for the Name of Christ, can be saved unless they abide within the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.
We must further remember what the first Vatican Council declared: that any defined truth means by its terms only what was meant by those who formulated it, in other words, the Catholic Church in this context means exactly what Pope Eugene IV understood by it and nothing else.
This position is often called "triumphalism." It hs frequently been impugned, but it has never been condemned.
What is relevant is that God may IN WAYS ABSOLUTELY UNKNOWN TO US bring certain souls into the Church before their souls leave their bodies, and this miracle of grace may happen far more frequently (or rarely) than we suppose.

niel said...

no salvation outside the church? I believe when the infamous Fr. Feely made this statement he was accused of heresy...there is salvation outside the church...when you say church I presume you mean the Universal church not the roman branch of it. always remember even a pious Jew is saved by the merits of Christ.
To the individual who is praying for me for what reason? Lumen Gentium sorry I could never accept Vatican 11 just look at the destruction it has caused. Sorry I do know the church was made necessary by Christ I have a Masters in Divinity from one of the best theology school.. although you might take me for a liberal I was the who believed in most of the teachings while many were picking and choosing...especially the Virgin birth and the Resurrection in fact a Prof. a nun disbelieved in this.I have become disillusioned with the Roman church it is oppressive and abusive and unforgiven. I hope that the person who made the statement One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church doesn't believe that it is strictly the roman church.

Anonymous said...

I know a couple of friends who in recent years have left Catholicism and are now increasingly moving into purely liberal religion and spirituality at this point.

While I feel called to remain in Catholicism, I must confess that it has weighted down on me recently and become increasingly difficult.

Not too long ago, I researched writings about religious toleration and religious liberty from the Catholicism of the 1940s and 1950s - Msgr John Ryan, Msgr Joseph Fenton, Msgr Francis Connell, Cardinal Ottaviani, Civilta Cattolica of 1948.

And, of course, there are the papal encyclicals on the subject from the 1830-1930 era.

The Vatican has jettisoned this, has essentially wiped it out as though it never existed, starting with John XXIII. If these popes won't stand by what was perennial Catholicism for centuries, how am I supposed to?

LeonG said...

“We have doubtless intended to talk of the severity of the Saints toward the ills of the world. Many are still familiar with the
books of asceticism that contain a globally negative judgment upon the earthly corruption. But it is also certain that We do live in a different spiritual climate, having being invited, especially by the recent Council, to bring upon the modern world an optimistic look for its values, its achievements… The celebrated Constitution ‘Gaudium et Spes’ is in its whole an encouragement toward this new spiritual approach.”

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:56

I know what you are going through. Look at it this way, if the Catholic Church isn't the one true Church, there is no place else to go. The rest of the sects surely do not have anything of worth of their own because without the Church, they all crumble to pieces.

Re: your research on religious liberty, go to John Courtney Murray. He was teaching it to nuns (the Society of the Sacred Heart)in the 1940s. This I know for a fact. It is my understanding that he is the one that is responsible for this "teaching" in the VII docs.

Hang on! Your are not alone.

Delphina

Adrienne said...

M. A. - I was an organist / church musician for 33 years and walked away for that very reason: cannot pray due to the novus ordo being more a community gathering than Sacrifice.
I now assist at 'The Mass of all time' in the pew with my family. Deo Gratias!

John McFarland said...

Dear Anonymous 11:56 and Delphina,

Apropos of John Courtney Murray, SJ:

As a high school kid (Class of 1962), I started to read We Hold These Truths, Fr. Murry's popular presentation of the ideas that he would later sell to the Council.

It was being touted in (politically) conservative Catholic circles as a wow, but I dropped it as a complete bore after a few dozen pages. As far as I could see, it was all the usual stuff about the virtues of the U.S. way of life. I agreed with it, but it struck me as pretty stale news.

It was only forty years later that I came to tradition and understood my problem: I hadn't had a clue about the traditional Catholic doctrine regarding freedom of religion, etc. -- the public law of the Church -- that Fr. Murray was attacking.

Nor was one American Catholic in ten thousand, or maybe in a hundred thousand, any wiser than I. No one every breathed a word about it in school. Never a squeak about it in our diocesan newspaper, pet hate of every liberal Catholic. The intelligentsia on both sides tiptoed around the exchanges between Fr. Murray in Theological Studies and Msgr. Fenton in the AER. The liberals were not about to awake the American Catholic laity from their dogmatic slumber, and the conservatives were afraid to.

The real significance of the Feast of Christ the King was likewise kept well under wraps. De facto, Our Lord was King of us Catholics, and otherwise we were real live nephews of our Uncle Sam.

The exportation of American-style Masonry to the Council was long in the making. Henry Luce of Time magazine was already grooming Fr. Murray for the job in the late
1940s, and using Time to demonize Cardinal Ottaviani, the great scholar and champion of the traditional public law of the Church, from the early 50s. By the time of the Council, millions of Americans who knew nothing more about him than his name knew that they were supposed to despise him and that awful Curia, whatever it was.

Oh yes, and Luce's wife was Claire Boothe Luce, upmarket courtesan reinvented as Catholic intellectual, who helped bring the conservative Catholic wing on board. William F. Buckley, a great friend of Claire's, and his set were the ones who gave the adolescent me to understand that Fr. Murray was quite a wow.

And further oh yes, both Luce and Buckley were Skull and Bones at Yale.

Some combination of these influences likely were also what got the American hierarchy behind the Americanization/Masonization of Church doctrine. The money that Cardinal Cushing in particular put into the battle for what become Dignitatis humanae also proved useful for other revolutionary purposes.

P.S. The birthday of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the founder of the Madames of the Sacred Heart, was just the other day. The history of their liberalization would be an interesting if sad one. Once their Manhattanville College had William Thomas Walsh on the faculty. By the late 60s or early 70s, I recall that one of the Manhattanville presidents left the religious life and went to work for the Rockefeller Brothers.

Anonymous said...

John McFarland

You are so right.

The Society of the Sacred Heart sister who left and went to work for the Rockefeller Foundation was the last president of Manhattanville. She is the one that secularized the college. After she did her job of destroying the place, she packed up her bags and left the Society of the Sacred Heart all together.


I love St. Madeleine Sophie. Her feast day was May 25th. I wonder what she would think about her religious congregation today.

As for John Courtney Murray, he was giving retreats and conferences to their nuns in the early forties. By the time VII came around, they were more than ready and primed for it.

As for Cardinal Cushing, he was pushing for ecumenism in Boston in the forties.

It is enough to make you cry.

Delphina

P.S. "Silent" apostasy my foot. There is nothing silent about it.

LeonG said...

Indeed Delphina - the hierarchy of the church are implicated in this apostasising of the faith and no amount of intellectual or procedural gerrymandering will conceal the facts. The day of reckoning beckons - endless compromises, novelties (Paul VI) hierarchical division and rampant underpinning liberal modernism are directly responsible.

The truth is deafening already.

Anonymous said...

Leon,

"The truth is deafening already."

Is that why so few see it? That's what makes me think that I am the one that is losing it...the fact that the majority of Catholics think everything is grand and getting better by the day. Whereas I think that the Church has taken a real nosedive, especially lately (the "churchmen" seem to be going for broke), and daily getting worse!

Please God, when I die and get to Heaven, I will be anxious to find out the reason why some of us saw it, and the majority didn't.

Delphina

Anonymous 11:56 said...

John McFarland, Delphina, LeonG,

Yes, indeed. This is positively staggering, the classical doctrinal teaching of the Church on religious toleration, the apparent soft-peddling of this in the U.S. [apparently going back to Archbishop Ireland in the late 1800s] and then the roof doctrinally caving in with Pacem in Terra and Dignitatis Humanae.

I've had the opportunity to have extensive exposure and discussions with adherents of Islam and Orthodox Judaism. Safe to say nothing like Second Vatican and Novus Ordo could have happened with such relative complacency as it did to Catholicism. At a minimum, there would have been daily sit-ins and protests at St. Peter's continually since 1965. Those folks would never have stood for anything like this.

I ask for your and the moderators' forbearance when I say that I have moments when I kinda hope maybe Catholicism isn't true. Why? For the sake of these 5 popes since 1959. If Catholicism is truth, I can't imagine being in any of their shoes.

God have mercy on us all.

LeonG said...

Delphine

Finally, the voices of Professor Amerio and others such as Dom Luigi Villa are becoming better known. They are not alone. The Church and its leaders are complicit in systematic subversion of The Faith. Liberal modernism has ultimately gained the upper hand. For those who really believe that the current papacy had set out to save, for example, the TLM they will have to desist in their absurd states of denial: this papacy is endeavouring to compromise the TLM once and for all with the next phase of hybridisation. Everywhere we see compromise & division: Our Blessed Lady has admonished us but so few listen and even fewer have the courage to defend what our Roman Catholic forefathers protected with their lives. This year has been a catastrophe for the traditional cause: SSPX is frozen into a state of meaningless talks with Rome over what we know already to be an observable fact - the councils represent a rupture with the past pastorally and liturgically; the sacred TLM is in more danger now than it has ever been of vanishing altogether into a fabricated hybrid and the church itself resembles increasingly a consortium of cults and sects including one that follows the SP and its instructional sequel into hybridisation with the NO.

LeonG said...

Worst of all for Sacred Tradition is the beatification of liberal modernism - the very antithesis of all that Pope St Pius X strove to protect Roman Catholics from. Nothing is safe in the church now as it pursues its downward spiral into ever-consuming chaos: the rubble of Roman Catholicism piles ever-higher.