Since the latest crisis seems to have inflicted super-wokeness in a fair portion of the faithful, it seems a good time to revisit, or help them discover for the first time, that thing Father Clovis laid out at the Rome Life Forum on 18 May 2017. So let’s do that now. Then, we need to help them discover that Bergoglio is not pope, never was pope, and that Benedict is the one and only true living pope. Once the spainin’s done, everything makes a lot more sense.
Here is a slice from Fr. Clovis:
The Church and anti-Church
Pope Paul VI (37) spoke of the “smoke of Satan” having entered the Church, and Sister Lucia, that the apostasy in the Church would begin at the top. For the past half-century, there has been a growing crisis in the Church, arising as much from a lack of clear and unambiguous teaching, as from the climate of dissent among priests, Religious and laity. Within the contemporary Church, the crisis has been brought to fever pitch, if not breaking point, by the rejection of Our Lord’s yes/no paradigm and the undermining of established doctrinal positions by protean pastoral practises. One recent example is Bishop Fernando Ocariz’s pixilated declaration in defence of Amoris Laetitia’s proposed Holy Communion for adulterers – quote – “a new pastoral impulse which requires concrete answers in continuity with the doctrine of the Magisterum” (39). The blood-dimmed tide is loosed as there emerges from the darkness and confusion a real and open conflict between those who remain faithful and loyal to Our Lord’s Gospel and the increasing numbers of the uncatechised, who, by adhering to the praxis of ‘political correctness’ formulated by LGBT ideologues, reject the Christian Gospel. The open and unilateral imposition of this politically correct ideology in many parishes and dioceses is validating an anti-Church that is in opposition to the Catholic Church, the true Church of Christ.
The anti-Gospel of the anti-Church is, in many cases, indistinguishable from secular ideology, which has overturned both the natural law and the Ten Commandments, the sources that, from time immemorial, have informed and protected man’s moral, spiritual and physical well-being. This anti-Gospel, which seeks to elevate the individual’s will to consume, to pleasure and to power over the will of God, was rejected by Christ when tempted in the wilderness (40). Disguised as “human rights”, it has reappeared, in all its luciferian hubris, to promulgate a narcissistic, hedonistic attitude that rejects any constraint except that imposed by man-made laws. Thus approaching its fulfilment is St. Pius X’s prophesy that “the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer.” (41)
Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, the founding president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, wrote to Sister Lucia asking for prayers for this new undertaking. She declared in a signed response (42) to him that “the final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Do not be afraid, (she added), because anyone who works for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be fought and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue.” And then she concluded: “however, Our Lady has already crushed his head.” The Cardinal noted that for John Paul II this was the crux, as it touches the very pillar of creation, the truth of the relationship between man and woman, and among generations. It is well known that any tampering with a keystone risks the collapse of the entire building. The keystone, the basic cell of society is marriage and family. With the tacit acceptance of contraception and divorce, the recent ‘merciful’ embracing of remarried civil divorcees and the benign nod to same-sex ‘marriage’, the keystone has been tampered with and the omega point has been reached. With this background, the question as to whether Amoris Laetitia should be treated as a gauntlet thrown down or a Trojan horse naturally raises its head.
For nearly three centuries, the popes have confronted the dark trinity of masonry, liberalism and modernism, which in our time, having transmuted into atheistic secularism, has a baneful grip on all the major institutions of global influence but particularly on education, communications, politics and the law. Atheistic secularism has been working for the demise of the family, its driving spirit being the LGBT ideology; its public face, “political correctness”; its Sunday dress, “inclusivity and non-judgmentalism”.
St. Pius X was the first to clearly identify Modernism, that subversive rebellion against fixed moral norms and religious belief, as the synthesis of all heresies and as the hidden enemy within the Church. Though he unmasked Modernism, with his Encyclical Pascendi, he failed to uproot it and, like the cockle (43) in the field, it continued growing and developing ideals, doctrines and goals that were quite alien, if not diametrically opposed to the Catholic Church. Thus, Modernism, remaining within the Catholic Church, has metastasised into the anti-Church.
It is self-evident that the Catholic Church and the anti-Church currently co-exist in the same sacramental, liturgical and juridical space. The latter, having grown stronger, is now attempting to pass itself off as the true Church, all the better to induct, or coerce, the faithful into becoming adherents, promoters and defenders of a secular ideology (44). Should the anti-Church succeed in commandeering all the space of the true Church, the rights of man will supplant the rights of God through the desecration of the sacraments, the sacrilege of the sanctuary, and the abuse of apostolic power. Thus, politicians who vote for abortion and same-sex “marriage” will be welcome at the Communion rails; husbands and wives who have abandoned their spouses and children and entered into adulterous relationships will be admitted to the sacraments; priests and theologians who publicly reject Catholic doctrines and morals will be at liberty to exercise ministry and to spread dissent, while faithful Catholics will be marginalised, maligned and discredited at every turn. Thus, the anti-Church would succeed in achieving its goal of dethroning God as Creator, Saviour and Sanctifier and replacing Him with man the self-creator, the self-saviour and the self-sanctifier.
I really encourage you to click THIS link to read the whole thing. It’s a great primer on the 500 year descent to where we find ourselves now.
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As regards this analysis: If our Church survived all of that (murder, torture, adultery, the Cadaver Synod, the selling of the papacy, etc.), she will survive the troubling events of today. Sleep tight. We’re going to be OK, folks.
This: Of course true the Church & Faith Christ bequeathed will survive Her enemies, but possibly not due to insufficient quietistic complacency. As to Church history, seems notable that of all Her rogue antipopes & popes, none sought, until the current fraud, to repudiate the Faith in order to replace it with a formal system more amenable to their depravities. Bergoglio’s efforts would be unique in that regard had Ratzinger’s abdication been valid, but is so even for a prominent antipope.
Yet also unique (closest to it being the Chair’s vacancy for nearly three years until Celestine was elevated, who failed to govern, & then abdicated – validly – six months later, whereupon a new pope was soon after chosen; so only some three plus years sans a functioning government on that occasion) is Benedict’s contention he could establish a dual papacy, &, since he hasn’t such authority & is thus still the pope, no less unique is his refusal to govern these past five plus years and counting.
Perhaps that’s providential, tho, in light of the overwhelming post-war clerical apostasy & corruption that gave us the manifest failure of Vatican II; for by bursting the boil it wanted to institutionalize, Bergoglio’s faux papacy has instead provided the real possibility of cleansing that corruption. This is so since, tho unlike Bergoglio they were believing Catholics, the ecclesiastically (not to say clericalist) weak rule of Montini, Wojtyla & Ratzinger only kept the infection percolating, as their like would also have done.
No more. In fact, despite the monstrous horrors afflicting the world & especially the Church in this hour, there is almost something thrilling because decisive about them: no longer necessary to read Gibbon or Newman to discover, as St. Jerome put it, a world that ‘awoke & groaned to discover itself Arian.’ Then, like now, all but a handful of the entire world’s episcopacy had declared their heresies or publicly acquiesced to them, including for a while the pope of that time, tho then chiefly from weakness, over against our current antipope’s undisguised enthusiasm.
The Faith’s first declared Doctor of the Church, one Athanasius of Alexandria, was of course the most notable ecclesiastical exception to that season’s clerical assault on the Faith: but as Bl. John Newman’s extraordinary scholarship reveals, t’was overwhelmingly the faithful layfolk, not Her prelates, that first resisted & then overcame what was, until now, arguably history’s most substantial clerical assault on that Faith after Constantine had declared Her legal.
So tho we may not – albeit oremus – live long enough to see the Church rise & once again vividly & replendently show unto the world & the faithful God’s truth, & thus love, or how the corruption & infidelity is going to be overcome this time, what Providence has provided is the opportunity, as It did our courageous & faithful forbears, neither to be in despair nor complacent about that ultimate triumph; but to reject the quietist temptation by working with God’s Grace to fight for that cleansing, & thus against the Faith’s enemies & their apologists, until it is achieved.
In unam, sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam ecclesisam…