6 Responses to Class, please discuss the following…

  1. Paul Van Olson says:

    I could promise peace when everyone acknowledges square triangles, as far as that goes. There is a Book historically well-regarded within the Cardinal’s faith-tradition, though, that says peace will only come when every knee bows in acknowledgement of a certain lamb.

  2. It reads as though it were part of the Creed of Masonry

  3. Truth divides; thus, Jesus taught He brought a sword.

    This sounds like the anthropocentric pop-psych-pap peddled at the UN by Pope Paul VI.

    Peace is the tranquillity of order which is capable of being achieved on a restricted basis and only insofar that the crucial conditions exist; Catholic Confessional States; Holy Roman Empire etc

    Religious Liberty slithered out of a Masonic Temple and ABS is anxious to tread on it. Catholic Tradition holds that the State has the DUTY to offer publish worship of the One, True, God

    (Hope this does not come across as churlish)

  4. Tony Jokin says:

    Cardinal Wuerl said it 🙂 (I admit, I Googled it haha)

    As for the proposition of the Cardinal, one can know that the proposition is false because of the absurdity it leads one in to.

    If we take the Cardinal’s advise to heard, then we must also tolerate ISIS.
    Now of course, some might say ISIS represents radical Islam. BUT, radical Islam is ALSO A RELIGION. It may not be the same as whatever one calls “true Islam” but it is a religious belief nevertheless. The Cardinal and many others have successfully managed to make people think of “radical Islam”, “radical Buddhism” or any other inconvenient example of a religion as not a religion. That is just deception.

    But once one sees through the deception, it is clear that the entire proposition of Cardinal Wuerl and those pushing it forward is absurd.

  5. Amateur Brain Surgeon says:

    Father Maximillian Kolbe:

    Only until all schismatics and Protestants profess the Catholic Creed with conviction, when all Jews voluntarily ask for Holy Baptism – only then will the Immaculata have reached its goals.

    In other words there is no greater enemy of the Immaculata and her Knighthood than today’s ecumenism, which every Knight must not only fight against, but also neutralize through diametrically opposed action and ultimately destroy. We must realize the goal of the Militia Immaculata as quickly as possible: that is, to conquer the whole world, and every individual soul which exists today or will exist until the end of the world, for the Immaculata, and through her for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

  6. Amateur Brain Surgeon says:

    Peace is to be attained solely on the basis of anthropocentrism; man is the master of all, is not burdened with original sin; nay, he is basically good…..

    As for Paul VI, on that afternoon of May 13, he took a rest, and then gave a series of audiences. He had wanted one of them to be an ecumenical meeting with “representatives from non-Catholic communities”. But he was in the Land of Holy Mary, and no one responded to his invitation, with the exception of two Presbyterians, one an American and the other Scottish. When they presented themselves, the Pope gave up the idea of reading the speech he had written in French: he simply handed it to them.

    Pope Paul VI received President Salazar «like one of the ordinary faithful»26 for less than ten minutes; there were no witnesses present and no official photograph.

    Salazar was deeply scandalised by the Pope’s attitude and behaviour after his arrival at the Monte Real airport early in the morning. We know this from the testimony of Maria Luiza Possolo Pellen who was in correspondence with the Abbé de Nantes. Here is what she wrote to our Father Superior on May 9, 1974:

    «During the two years in which Salazar was ill [from the autumn of 1968 until his death], I often used to visit him to give him a little company and we spoke a great deal. With regard to the Pope’s coming to Fatima, he told me: “I did not like it at all. It was pure theatre. Paul VI simply wanted to be seen and applauded as if he were a cinema star”.»

    Salazar also revealed to Mrs. Possolo Pellen his thoughts about the Church’s aggiornamento, desired by this Pope and decreed at the Council: «With the transformation and suppression of every law of traditional Catholicism, Paul VI is robbing it of everything sacred, he is destroying the Church. It is not under his pontificate that things will return to normal. It is even his fault that so many priests are on the road to perdition and leading many souls there for eternity!27»

    But let us return to Fatima on that day of May 13, 1967. Perceptive observers noticed that Paul VI failed to visit the apparition sites: neither Cabeço, nor Valinhos, nor even the Capelinha, a few metres away from the Basilica. Having underlined the fact that Paul VI had disdained the Third Secret, Robert Serrou noted: «More surprisingly still, the programme provided that after Mass, during the farewell procession to the Virgin, the Pope should visit the chapel of the apparitions situated in the esplanade. This chapel is to Fatima what the grotto of Massabielle is to Lourdes. Why did Paul VI not go there? We do not know exactly.28»

    There is only one explanation for Paul VI’s behaviour in Fatima. His attitude, his acts and his words were in keeping with the modernist thesis of Dhanis. The themes of those parts of the Secret that had already been divulged – hell; the errors of Russia causing wars and persecutions against the Church; the devotion of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – were all totally absent from his preaching.

    Robert Serrou was very perceptive when he wrote: «Nothing of what Paul VI said or did in Fatima could have embarrassed the most fastidious partisans of postconciliar ecumenism. Nothing of what Vatican II had decided was compromised, whatever anyone might say… Paul VI went to Fatima for a very simple reason: on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin to three children from the little hamlet of Aljustrel, he was sure to find there one of the most extraordinary platforms in the world» whence he might «make his voice heard over the face of the earth»28. Not “the voice of the Virgin Mary, the Queen of peace”, but “the voice of himself, the expert in humanity”.

    «Nowhere do I find any mention of the Rosary», observes the Abbé de Nantes. «Did Paul VI actually say a single Ave Maria in public in Fatima? It appears not.» The only “litanies” he intoned on that May 13 during the homily were some «incantatory litanies to men»29:

    «For, yes, peace is a gift of God, which presupposes the intervention of His action, so good, so merciful and so mysterious. But it is not always a miraculous gift; it is a gift that accomplishes its prodigies in the secret of men’s hearts; a gift that needs to be freely accepted and cooperated with. And therefore our prayer, after having turned to Heaven, turns towards the men of the whole world:

    «Men, it is you We address at this supreme moment: make yourselves worthy of the divine gift of Peace.

    «Men, be men. Men, be good, be wise, be open to the interests of the general well-being of the world. Men be generous. Men, learn how to view your prestige and your interest, not as being in opposition to, but as being in solidarity with, the prestige and interest of others. Men, think not on projects of destruction and death, of revolution and subversion; think on projects for the common good involving sincere collaboration.

    «Men, think of the gravity and importance of this hour which may be decisive for the world of today and tomorrow. And begin to come closer to one another in a desire to build a new world.

    «Yes, a world of true men, which can never come about without the sun of God shining on its horizon. Men, hear in Our humble and feeble voice the resonant echo of the words of Christ: “Blessed are the meek because they will possess the earth; blessed are the peacemakers because they will be called the children of God.”30»

    Paul VI went to Fatima not to appeal to the all-powerful intercession of Mary Mediatrix, the Queen of Peace, but to request the miracle of peace from men, as a marvellous grace which they were supposed to confer upon themselves. The Abbé de Nantes wrote: «Peace, in the message of Paul VI, is the work of men, and it is to them that he addresses his love, his worship, and now even his very prayers! The invocation to God has here become an empty formula, a piece of clerical prudence that paves the way for the invocation to men.31»

    «The era of miracles never closed»32, Paul VI replied to a journalist on the plane that took him back to Rome. And when, on the evening of that May 13, he showed himself at the windows of his Vatican apartments, it was to announce this news, the good news of the apostle of Masdu: «In Fatima we asked the Madonna about the paths to be followed to arrive at peace, and the reply we received was that peace was a realisable objective.32» The significance of these declarations was not lost on our Father: «The subjective insights of those who hold our destinies in their hands, be they true or false, cannot be treated lightly. Paul VI has returned from Fatima convinced that further miracles, this time of a human and political nature, are coming our way if we follow the path he is tracing out for us. A personal revelation has promised him the miracle of peace by the ways of negotiation and progress. Fatima has changed its meaning and, for the heavenly wishes of Mary Immaculate, has substituted the human programme of John Baptist Montini.33»

    To our knowledge, the Abbé de Nantes was the only French theologian to have published a detailed critical analysis of Paul VI’s trip to Fatima. In France as in Portugal, Our Lady’s devotees and the Fatima experts have rarely displayed this kind of perspicacity. They were determined to see the Pope’s visit to the Cova da Iria as an extraordinary official recognition of the apparitions.

    Pope Francis the pluperfect spiritual son of the revolutionary Pope Paul VI

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