A member of the Jewish audience, Chantal Reich, told the European Jewish Press: „The Pope looked very impressed, even frail and timid, when he entered the synagogue.He gave the feeling of a boy entering into the office of a school director” (online editon, August 19, 2005).
Pope Ratiznger initiated his visit participating in a kaddish, a Jewish prayer, and received as a gift a shofar, a ram’s horn blown to call the Jews in Jewish worship.
It is certainly what the conciliar Popes have done: they have called for Catholics to become like Jews and to transform the Catholic Church into a branch of Judaism.
European Jewish Press online, August 19, 2005Left, AP; right, Internet photoWorld Youth Day 2005
Cultural Revolution under the Church’s Umbrella
Top left, a priest and a nun dancing on top of barrels in front of the Cathedral of Cologne.
Right, young women in white apparel dancing around the altar
where the Holy Sacrament is exposed in a montrance.
Bottom, first row, left, young couples arriving at that Cologne train station
to spend five days and nights together.
Right, a couple laying on the ground in their sleeping bags during Benedict XVI’s Mass.
Second row, left, a hippy character wraps rosaries around his head
as a headband holding a flag of the Holy See.
Right, a girl having a cross tattooed on her stomach.
Third row, left, young men cover themselves with their country’s flag
giving the appearance that they are naked.
Right, a couple embracing in an atmosphere of great moral liberty.
Top left, DPA; right, Internet photo
Middle left, Internet photo; right, DPA
Botton left and right, Internet photosLa Croix onlineFree love under the Church’s protection – WYD 2005Above, a common scene at WYDs: a young couple kissing in an ambience of complete liberty. Below, first row, adolescents of both sexes sleeping close to each other without any barrier to prevent their bad instincts from developing. Second row, a love-in manifestation in a style characteristic of Woodstock.
Third row, left, a smiling punk with an extravagant hairstyle looks as if he is being blessed by the billboard’s Benedict XVI Right, another punk feels at ease in the tolerant ambience of Cologne 2005 (in German, Köln 2005). Last row, boys without shirts and girls in shorts wade into the waters of the Rhine River to greet the boat of Benedict XVI, arriving for WYD.
From the top, AP; AP; left, La Croix; right, AP; last row, APL’Osservatore Romano, February 2, 1986JP II being ‚blessed’ by a Hindu woman in New DelhiUpon his arrival to celebrate a Mass at a stadium in New Delhi, India,
a smilling John Paul II receives a „blessing” from a Hindu religious woman.
This is an act to ask protection of the Hindu deities. On July 31, 2002, during the Mass celebrating the canonization of Juan Diego in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City, John Paul II admires bare-legged young women who perform Aztec dances. Below, the opening of the dance session.
The complacency of Pope Wojtyla with immodestly dressed women was a constant note of his pontificate. Internet photosInside the Vatican – Special Issue p. 23Hindu dances during JPII’s Mass in New DelhiNew Delhi, November 7, 1999 – During the ceremony of the Mass, couples perform Hindu dances for John Paul II, seated on the chair behind the altar.
Until his pontificate, dances were not allowed as a part of the ceremony of the Mass. CBS News online, July 24, 2002Condoms distributed by the thousands at the WYDsAbove, a group of young Catholics from the movement Challenge the Church preparing to start the distribution of condoms at the WYD-2002 in Toronto. They were not the only Catholics to hand out prophylatics to the youth; the organization Catholics for Free Choice (CFFC) was in Toronto as well with the same purpose.
CFFC was also at the WYD-2005 in Cologne and claimed that their message was received with outstanding success by attendees (click here).
In Toronto, at least 10,000 condoms were distributed just by Challenge the Church. The package was inscribed with either a profile of an angel and the words „Challenge the Church” or the message: „If abstinence isn’t working for you … don’t leave it up to your guardian angel.”
Asked if the Bishops would forbid Catholics to distribute condoms, Msgr. Peter Schonenbach, general secretary of the Conference of Catholic Bishops, told the Globe and Mail: „It’s a free country. They can do what they want…” (February 1, 2002).
During the WYD-2005 in Cologne, CFFC placed billboards in the subways and along other access routes to the gathering place with the messages „Good Catholic Use Condoms,” and „Condoms 4 Life.”
Why are such organizations distributing prophylatics for the youth in the WYDs if not with the presupposition that they will be used for acts of free love?
This obvious presupposition admitted by everyone everywhere is being denied by blind conservatives who only want to see a joyful manifestation of piety in these gatherings.
For pros and cons on the topic, click here.
Below, left, a close-up of the WYD-1993 in Denver;
right, a scene from the WYD-2000 in Rome. Left, The Plain Dealer, April 13, 1993; right, 30 Giorni, September 2000, p. 54All photos from Chronicle of Vatican Council II, Klopemburg, vol. 1John XXIII receives Non-Catholic observers at the VaticanOctober 13, 1962< – Cardinal Agostino Bea, above, standing at right, presents to John XXIII the schismatic and heretic observers the Pope invited to be present during the sessions of Vatican II.
Pius IX also invited non-Catholic observers, but his intention was to convert them, as he manisfested in the Apostolic Letter Iam vos omnes (Denzinger-Schönmetzer, 2997-2999).
Acting in the opposite sense, John XXIII invited the Schismatics and Protestants so that the Catholic Church might accommodate to their errors. This goal became clear with the reform of the Mass that did away with its sacrifical character to please the Protestants.
The Church ceased its opposition to Communism on October 11, 1962, when John XXIII agreed to lay aside this combat as a condition to receive the two delegates of the Schismatic Church of Moscow.
Below from the top, John XXIII greeting Protestant Jesse Bader, Evangelical Edmund Schlink, Presbyterian James Nichols; second row, Lutherans George Lindberg and Kristen Skysgaard; third row, Monophysites Tadros Mikhail (Coptic), Zakka Iwar (Syrian), Heile Teshome (Ethiopian) and Karekin Sarkissan (Armenian);
Fourth row at left, Episcopalian Fred Grant, at right, Liberal Protestants Luther Adams and L. J. Holk;Last row at left, Russian Schismatics Vladimir Kotliaroff and Vital Borovy, at right, Methodist Fred Corson.nternet photo The Kissing PopeOne of the novelties in morality of Pope Wojtyla was to frequently kiss young women.
In the picture above he seems quite involved with his action.
Never before had any Pope acted publicly in this way.
On the contrary, Catholic Morals was always very strict regarding intimacy between ecclesiastics and women. In his book Homo Apostolicus [The Apostolic Man] giving orientation to ecclesiastics, St. Alphonsus de Ligouri stresses that great care should be taken regarding familiarity with women. He quotes St. Thomas Aquinas, saying:
„The licit carnal affection is always dangerous, if not pernicious. When conversing with a woman who is receiving spiritual direction, however much it might seem pure in the beginning, as it becomes more familiar, the first motive weakens and purity is stained”
(St. Alphonse of Ligouri, Homo Apostolicus, Paris: Mechilinae, 1832, vol. 3, p. 156, quoting St. Thomas, Opusculae 6, Per famil.)
Pope Wojtyla, however, publicly transgressed this traditional precept of Catholic Morals in such a way as to establish the contrary.
Was he giving free reign to his affection?
Was he fulfilling an item on the progressivist agenda?
Inside the Vatican, September 2003
John Paul II endorsing the Communist Revolution in Nicaragua
1983 – Hosted by the Nicaraguan government, John Paul II poses for pictures under a billboard of communist leaders Augusto Sandino and Carlos Fonseca
before saying his Mass there.
Indisputably a symbolic endorsement of the Marxist Sandinist revolution
European Jewish Press online August 19, 2005
Ratzinger, the Herald of Judaism
August 19, 2005 – During his visit to the synagogue of Cologne, Benedict XVI received the gift of a shofar, the ceremonial horn sounded to announce the New Year and call the Jews to prayer.
Since Ratzinger has been a long-time defender of the errors of Judaism and its supposed messiah, and follows its method of interpreting Scriptures, in many senses he can be considered a herald for the Jewish religion. Therefore, it seems appropriate for him to receive a shofar from the Jews as a symbol of his past help and expectation of the „new year” he may bring them.
For more on the topic, read
The Biblical Commission on the Jews:
Changes in the Doctrine and New Anathemas
Below, a religious Jew sounding the shofar.
Inside the Vatican, May 2004
The Tidings , November 18, 2005
Benedict rewarded by Jewish rabbi
Rabbi Martin Hier from the Simon Wiesenthal Center was received by Benedict XVI at the Vatican on November 14, 2005. The meeting was to offer a gift to Benedict for his support of Judaism.
It seems that Benedict denied the past condemnations of Popes and Councils against the Jewish religion when he affirmed that „after a difficult and painful history, relations between our two communities are presently taking a new, more positive direction.”
L’Osservatore Romano, Vatican websiteAnother comic PopeOn December 7, 2005, while being greeted by military men, Pope Ratzinger put on one of their hats trying to be funny. The incident projects the image of a clownish papacy turned toward making the world laugh. It is a quite different message than that of the Man of Sorrows, Who came to teach us the way of the Cross.
Alas, the indirect attacks upon the sacrality of the Papacy under the pretext of pleasing men did not end with Pope Wojtyla. They should have stopped, however, because people have had enough of such antics.And the circus continues…On January 18, 2006, Pope Ratzinger received clowns
and circus performers at the Vatican.
He continues to surround the Papacy with the same lack of seriousness as his predecessor, John Paul II.
The solemnity and majesty of the Papal mission was always hated by the enemies of the Church. Receiving circus clowns and acrobatic performers at the Vatican, Ratzinger and Wojtyla certainly gratify these enemies, and offend Our Lord Jesus Christ, whose seriousness they should represent.Photos from L’Osservatore RomanoInternet photoFr. Robert Ver Eecke, S.J., performs steps of a liturgical dance
in front of the altar in a church of Boston.
Fr. Eecke belongs to the Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble.
These liturgical dances constitute part of the agenda
of the aggiornamento of Vatican II.John Paul II promoted women on the AltarMany Catholics condemn the initiative of allowing women on the Altar
as the „liturgical excesses” of some vanguard Prelates.
Less have the courage to see where the example comes for these excesses.
Actually, it comes from the top, from the Pope himself.
We reproduce some photos placed on the Vatican website showing John Paul II saying Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica having women on the Altar.
According to the Sacred Scriptures (1 Tim 2:12; 1 Cor 14:34-5), women should not have a place of prominence in the church.
Correctly interpreting these passages and reflecting a centuries-old tradition of modesty, the Code of Canon Law of 1917 by St. Pius X and Benedict XV formally forbade women to be acolytes at Mass or have access to the altar (Canon 813, # 2)Photos from the Vatican websiteJohn Paul II as Showman in CanadaIn Canada, 1984, John Paul II enjoys an ovation in the Montreal Olympic Stadium filled with people, above. This photo gives a close-up of the full scene pictured below. On the lamp-shaped orange podium, he stands on the spot where the flame would rise. Over his head and under his feet are symbols of the Holy Ghost, possibly a referrence to the Pentecostal or Charismatic Movement.
The components of the enormous white dove on the ground are bare-legged young women who, at a certain point in the ceremony, start to dance for the Actor Pope
(click here for a close-up). Photos from Pope John Paul II – The Man, the People, the EventsJohn Paul II as Showman at the VaticanJohn Paul II cannot resist the attraction of the cameras…
He advances toward the flashes like an actor making an entrance.
Is he trying some steps of a dance or imitating someone who flys?
A theatrical behavior hardly befitting the seriousnes
of the mission of a Supreme Pontiff.Barnes and Nobles, 1997Mother Teresa praying to GandhiMother Teresa praying to Mahatma Gandhi at his tomb in New Delhi.
A gesture which implies that the Hindu leader was saved and shares
the glory of the Blessed.
It is a behavior hardly consistent with traditional Catholic doctrine
as taught until Vatican II. ReutersBenedict at the MosqueOn November 30, 2006, Benedict XVI pays homage to the Muslim religion during a visit to a mosque in Constatinople, Turkey.
Above, Pope Ratzinger during his one-minute prayer among muftis.
Below left, Benedict prayed facing Mecca at his visit to the Blue Mosque;
Right, he entered the mosque without shoes, as required by Islamic precepts.
Second row, Blessed Pope Urban II preaching the First Crusade in Clermont, France. Yahoo – Reuters———————————–The latest hats of Pope RatzingerA Catholic cannot help but wonder what is going on with Benedict XVI’s constantly putting on hats extravagant for a Pope. Above, he places an Italian guard cap over his papal zucchetto; below, he wears a layman’s summer hat in Germany.
What can explain such actions?
Is it his need for popularity? If this is the case, he seems to be on the wrong path, since people look at him and laugh with embarassment rather than with enjoyment.
Is it his vanity? Indeed, after he started his pontificate using fancy Gucci glasses and Prada shoes, the question arises: Why such an exagerated concern to shine on stage in an ecclesiastic who, until he was elected Pope, was never know for that. If this is the case, we are sorry to say that it does not project a manly facet.
Is it his intent to destroy the sacrality and solemnity of the Papacy? Without excluding the previous hypotheses, this purpose seems quite clear in Benedict’s actions. They sabotage the seriousness of the mission of the Vicar of Christ. Such antics invite us to laugh and speculate whether we have another clown seated in the Chair of Peter.< font=””><>A shoeless JPII strews petals on Gandhi’s tombOn his visit to India November 6, 1999, John Paul II removed his shoes before approaching the tomb of Gandhi. There he prayed, strewed petals over it, above, and laid a wreath of flowers on it, below.
In his message, JPII stated that followers of other religions can be „saved by Christ” without being converted.
With these words, he certainly applied the suspect theory of „anonymous Christianism” by Jesuit Karl Rahner. According to it, every men who practices any religion or just acts according to Natural Law is already an anonymous Christian without knowing it, or even if he denies it.Los Angeles Times, November 7, 1999JPII tries on Bono’s glassesIn a private audience granted to rock star Bono, a lead singer in the U2 rock group, John Paul II tries on his sunglasses as a way to look funny and endorse the star’s activities.
Doubtless, it was also a way to de-sacralize the role of Supreme Pontiff with which he appeared to be invested.
Below, some close-ups of the star during his performances.Arturo Mari, L’Osservatore Romano & Internet photos Chicago Sun Times, October 4, 1980JPII admires bare legged young womenIn the Paul VI auditorium at the Vatican, John Paul II, the moral-free Pope, seems very relaxed admiring the performance of five bare legged young women during an audience granted to the athletes of the Youth Games in Rome – October 3, 1980.
A Mass with clowns at Salzburg’s Cathedral
Archbishop Alois Kothgasser of Salzburg, Austria, second from the left, joins hands with a clown at the altar during a Mass on October 16, 2004. The „clown-doctors,” as they call themselves, wear white hospital coats and large red noses. They specialize in visiting hospitals to make patients laugh.
Under the same pretext of amusing the audience, the Archbishop invites clowns to the altar, thus making the Mass the opposite of what it should represent: the seriousness of the Sacrifice of Calvary.
Photos from Kreuz.net – December 3, 2004
Photos from Una Voce Venezia
In Venice, a magic Mass
On May 27, 2001, in the city of Colle, North Italy, Archdiocese of Venice, more than 200 different groups of magicians and clowns gathered together in response to the invitation of Fr. Silvio Mantelli. They met at the church and a Mass was the high point of the schedule. During it, magicians and illusionists performed their shows, such as the levitation
shown in the photo above.
Fr. Mantelli invited performers and people for „a moment of magic for those who want to laugh with us.”
The Friends of Magic of Turin, as well as magic clubs of Bologna, Brescia, and Trieste were present, among many others.
It was a clear desecration of the Holy Mass and the church, and is planned to be repeated each year in May.
Curiously enough, the Bishop of Belluno-Feltre, under whose jurisdiction Colle directly falls, does not allow any Tridentine Mass to be said in his Diocese, while he readily permits the one displayed here.
From the left, Fr. Silvio Mantelli also known as Salles the Magician, Fr. Larry Lorenzoni, and the priest-clown, Fr. Paolo
On May 11, 2007, Benedict XVI received Muslim sheik Hussein Saleh, above shaking hands, and rabbi Henry Sobel, center, at the Monastery of St. Benedict, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
After the meeting ended, rabbi Sobel told the press:
„With deep humility, I asked for a blessing and was blessed. I also asked for the Pope’s permission to bless him and was authorized to do so.”
For more from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, check here.
Once again Benedict XVI implicitly denies the falseness of the Jewish Religion, as well as its guilt in the crime of Deicide and its constant historical persecution of Catholics.
Dancing for Benedict
On May 12, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI indulged in viewing a dance performance of young women while visiting a drug recuperation center in Guaratingueta, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Catholic Prelates learn the Torah and Talmud
On March 27-28, 2006, Card. Jean Pierre Ricard of Bordeaux, France, retired Cardinal of Paris, Jean Marie Lustiger, and Card. Peter Erdo, Primate of Hungary, along with a delegation of some 20 French Bishops, went to New York to dialogue and learn from rabbis and students of the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, YCT,
a Jewish center for the formation of rabbis.
Card. Ricard, who had been raised to the cardinalate some days before, reports: „I should be in Rome. The Pope will be receiving the new cardinals soon, but I wrote him a letter telling him about [the conflict of dates with] this meeting in New York.
He answered, ‚Of course you can go there.'”
The meeting was organized by Card. Lustiger and rabbi Israel Singer, then president of the World Jewish Congress.
The rabbinical school YCT was founded by Avi Weiss, the rabbi who made the demand to John Paul II that the Carmelite Convent leave Auschwitz, and that any cross be removed from the site. He was one of the teachers at the conference.
Card. Ricard, considered a conservative Prelate, was chosen by Benedict XVI to be the head of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, in charge of dealing with Traditionalists.
The Cardinals and Bishops sat at tables in small groups with rabbis and YCT students to study the Talmud. Above, Card. Ricard and at far left, the back of the head of Card. Erdo.
Below, Card. Lustiger with rabbi Weiss: second row, Bishops learning from Jewish students.
Third row, at the end of the meeting Catholic Prelates, Jewish rabbis and students hold hands in a circle to sing Jewish songs.
Papal kisses to promote life…
On September 18, 1984, on visit to Vancouver, Canada, John Paul II kisses a young woman among the youth and ethnic groups present at the British Columbia Stadium. In his address to the young, elderly and handicapped people, JPII said:
„This evening we have come to celebrate life in Jesus Christ.
In this stadium vibrant with music and dance, as a family comprised of young and old, disabled and strong, as friends united in Christ, we praise God for the gift of life.”
For a Pope to warmly kiss a young woman in public is an act that certainly does not invite Bishops, priests and seminarians to practice purity and maintain their vows and promises of chastity.
Rabbi Israel Singer praises Benedict XVI
On June 5, 2005, at the first encounter of Benedict’s pontificate with the representatives of the Jewish religion, rabbi Israel Singer, chairman of the World Jewish Congress, addressed Benedict XVI with these words of praise:
„The quarter-century reign of Pope John Paul II changed the 2000-year history of relations between the Church and the Jewish people. You have been an essential element of this change, Pope Benedict XVI. You have provided the theological basis for this progress in relations with the Jews, allowing us to pass from the stage of recrimination to that of reconciliation and collaboration. Now we have the opportunity to make this change concrete and advance in the service of humankind …
„Together we have established diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the State of Israel. We have helped to clarify misunderstandings in the Catholic liturgy. Together we moved the Convent of Auschwitz and acknowledged the feelings over that place. Collaborating together, Pope John Paul II offered the prayers of Teshuvah [repentance] …
„To work together in order to accomplish our common goal is not only an option to be discussed, it is a necessity …”
Joseph Ratzinger’s pro-Judaism work has been an invariable constant of his life. Rabbis Israel Singer and Abraham Foxman affirmed it clearly.
They know quite well what they are talking about…
Assotiated Press – Internet photos
Benedict’s ritual subservience toward Judaism
Last Friday, September 7, 2007, Benedict XVI began his three-day-visit to Austria by paying homage to the Jews who died in Vienna during World War II. Before going to any Catholic place, Pope Ratzinger chose to stop at Judenplatz, or Jews’ Square, to pray in silence before the Jewish memorial there, above. Also present was the chief-rabbi of Vienna, Paul Chaim Eisenberg, who received the Pope’s homage, below first row.
On his plane trip to Vienna, Benedict XVI told journalists that his visit to that monument was meant to be „an expression of sadness, repentance and friendship toward the Jewish people” (BBC News, September 7, 2007, online edition).
The word „repentance” in this context is baseless because, objectively speaking, the doctrinal opposition of the Catholic Church to the errors of the Jewish religion has nothing to do with the Nazi’s racial persecution against Jews in World War II. So, unless Pope Ratzinger was voicing repentance for his personal past as a member of the Nazi youth movement, the mention to „repentance” makes no sense when applied to Catholic doctrine.
We know that in the late ’40s some members of the Frankfurt Jewish School – Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno – spread the incorrect thesis that Catholic doctrinal opposition to Judaism should be considered as anti-Semitic. This was part of a propaganda campaign that attempted to put Nazism along with all doctrinal oppositions to Judaism in the same basket. Even though this thesis was recognized as being intellectually dishonest, Progressivism took it up and promoted it to help destroy the indestructible Catholic doctrine.
Benedict’s pontificate, even more than JPII’s, has been marked by a kind of ritual obsession to promote Judaism and diminish Catholic teaching on it.
Confirming this, on September 6, 2007, the day before his trip to Austria, Benedict received Israeli prime-minister Shimon Peres in his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, below second row.
JPII dons a Mariachi sombrero
On January 22, 1999, during his visit to Mexico, John Paul II puts on a sombrero – a hat characteristic of the Mexican Mariachi music bands, below.
A democratic gesture to raise popularity that does not fit with the papal dignity.
Another fruit of the adaptation of the Church to the modern world, in the wake of Vatican II.
John Paul II in rainbow vestments
A recently released close-up of John Paul II clearly shows the rainbow-colored crosses on his vestments. For World Youth Day 1997 in Paris, the Vatican and the French Episcopate ordered special vestments for the Pope, Bishops and Clergy to be made by the known Parisian couturier Jean-Charles Castelbajac.
The couturier designed the habit above for the Pope. For the Cardinals and Bishops he planned another model with rainbow stripes. As for the priests, he conceived each in a vestment with one of the rainbow colors, so that when they were assembled together, below, the full spectrum of colors would be displayed.
A religious glorification of the rainbow,
and a tacit approval for the homosexual movement…
Castelbajac, an old hippy, was perfectly aware that the rainbow colors represented the homosexual movement. So also was the Vatican.
Photos from Point de Vue, August 23, 2007 & Internet
Obscene performance for the Polish Bishops
On November 21, 2007 during a ceremony at the headquarters of the Polish Conference of Bishops, a group of young women perform obscene steps of a show, under the picture of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
The meeting was held to award the title of The Pastor of the Year to Fr. Jan Dziasek of the Parish of Queen St. Hedwig in Krakow. The event was spounsored by both the Bishops Conference and the Catholic Information Agency – KAI (Katolicka Agencja Informacyjna). This is the fourth year of the contest that chooses which priest is more in tune with „the signs of the times in a changing religious reality in Poland.”
Enjoying the show were many Bishops seated at the table of honor, as one sees in the photo.
Card. Kasper holding the Talmud
In March 2006, while visiting Yeshiva University at Brooklyn, New York, a Jewish institute dedicated to the study of the Talmud, Card. Walter Kasper poses with rabbi Zevulun Charlop holding the Talmud, a central book of Judaism.
By such a symbolic action, the Cardinal implicitly endorses the Talmud, a book that contains all kinds of offenses against our Holy Faith and blasphemies against Our Lord and Our Lady.
Card. Kasper participated at the event at the Jewish institute as president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and as a representative of Benedict XVI.
First photo below, Kasper and other Catholic Prelates guided by Charlop pass in front of the Yeshiva University; second row, arriving at the library to meet students of the Talmud.
La Crosse Tribune
Catholic Bishop celebrates Hanukkah
On December 4, 2007, at the start of the Jewish feast of Hanukkah, Bishop Jerome Listecki, head of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, participated in a religious ceremony at the synagogue of his city.
On the occasion he addressed the Jews present saying: “I am here with you this evening as a friend. In that friendship, I share in the confidence that together we might walk in a re-dedication to our freedom and mutual respect directed by the light that guides our path.”
Then, rabbi Saul Prombaum, at left wearing a tie, prayed in Hebrew and English for the light to prevail over darkness. After lighting his candle, he invited Bishop Listecki to light his candle from its flame. The Bishop then proceeded to light the candles of four Menorahs of the synagogue. In the photo Listecki is pictured carrying out this symbolic task.
It seems a double humiliation, first, because it is known that the Jewish feast of Hanukkah was given new emphasis in recent decades to divert attention from the Catholic celebration of Christmas. It starts two days after the beginning of Advent.
Second, for a Catholic Bishop to light the Menorah is a symbolic way to say that the synagogue is the one with the true faith and not the Catholic Church, which is blatantly false.
Cardinals and Bishops wear Jewish yarmulkes
At a Jewish-Catholic encounter in New York in March 2006, Cardinals, Bishops and priests visited Yeshiva University, a Jewish institution for the study of the Talmud and the Torah. There they were instructed by rabbis and rabbinic students.
Above, in a circle of Catholic Prelates, most of them wear yarmulkes (Jewish skullcaps also called kippahs). We distinguish Bishop Luis Castillo de Mello and Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard listening to the rabbi’s lecture. Only the backs of the last two are pictured, showing details of their yarmulkes, which are smaller than their normal zucchetta.
It quite significant that the Successors of the Apostles relinquished their sacred symbols to wear one characteristic of Judaism. Some Catholics, ourselves included, can see in this gesture an expression that those Prelates will do all they can to abolish those truths of the Catholic Creed that displease the Jewish religion. Benedict XVI gave his approval and his blessing to this meeting…
Below, first row, Cardinal Jean-Marie-Lustinger also wearing the yarmulke engages in dialogue with orthodox Jews at Brooklyn.
Below, second row, rabbi Zevulun Charlop presents Cardinal Jean-Marie-Lustiger, still wearing the Jewish kippah, with books at the library of the Yeshiva University.
America, October 3, 2005
Jews reward Benedict for his support
At the moment that some „traditionalists” pretend that Benedict XVI took a strong stance against Judaism by rewording the Good Friday prayer in the Tridentine Missal, it is useful to remind our readers that he has an invariable, constant past of support for Judaism.
In the photo above, in September 2005, rabbis from different branches of Judaism present him with a symbolic gift to show their gratitude for his work on their behalf.
In his short pontificate, Benedict proportionally has done more for Judaism than any of the five conciliar Popes.
It is quite unlikely that the liberal rewriting of a few lines of a prayer represents a change in his theological orientation. Most probably this interpretation expresses just the wishful thinking of a few „traditionalists” eager to give up their fight and merge with the mainstream.
Photo by Peter Canclini
Mother Teresa, a Eucharistic minister
Above, one can see Mother Teresa as a female minister of the Eucharist, giving Communion in 1993 to some novices of her Missionaries of Charity at the mother house of their religious congregation.
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JPII paying homage to a Buddhist high priest
On May 10, 1984, during his trip to Thailand, John Paul II went to the Buddhist temple of Bangkok to pay homage to Vasana Tara, the region’s high priest of Buddhism. In the photo above, JPII offers a gift to the guru. During the entire interview, the Buddhist monk did not deign to stand to receive his visitor.
Later that day, in his homily of the Mass, JPII praised Buddhist ‚wisdom’ and ‚interior purification and liberation.’
at says much about her adhesion to the Vatican II novelties…
Los Angeles Times, April 19, 2008
When the Pope becomes the chaplain of Masonry
On April 18, 2008, Benedict XVI went to the United Nations headquarters to officially commemorate the 60th anniversary of the promulgation of the Declaration of Human Rights. As anyone knows, this declaration closely follows the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen of the French Revolution, inspired by the principles of the Enlightenment, which professes a system called Deism, a belief in a vague „god.”
In his speech Benedict could not have been more admirative of this Masonic document. Indeed, he affirmed, „It is evident that the rights recognized and expounded in the Declaration apply to everyone by virtue of the common origin of the person, who remains the high-point of God’s creative design for the world and for history.” Therefore, the Pope conferred a kind of divine mission to this Declaration.
His eulogies of the revolutionary ideals were not limited to the Declaration. The institution of the UN itself, an organ to accomplish the goals of the Universal Republic dreamed of by Freemasonry, were also the object of his warm praise. He emphatically stated: „The United Nations embodies the aspiration for a greater degree of international ordering, inspired and governed by the principle of subsidiarity, and therefore capable of responding to the demands of the human family by means of binding international rules and structures capable of harmonizing the day-to-day unfolding of the lives of peoples.”
Further on, he declared: „My presence in this Assembly is a sign of esteem for the United Nations, and it is intended to express the hope that the Organization will increasingly serve as a sign of unity between States and an instrument of service to the entire human family.”
He also gave an account of the inter-confessional efforts of the Conciliar Church to build a Panreligion as a collaboration that should be placed under the hegemony of the UN. He said: „The United Nations can count on the results of the dialogue between religions, and can draw fruit from the willingness of believers to place their experiences at the service of the common good. Their task is to propose a vision of faith not in terms of intolerance, discrimination and conflict, but in terms of complete respect for truth, coexistence, rights and reconciliation.”
He ended his speech by declaring the Holy See itself a type of subordinate of the UN when he affirmed: „The Holy See has always had a place at the assemblies of the Nations, thereby manifesting its specific character as a subject in the international domain … The United Nations remains a privileged setting in which the Church is committed to contributing her experience in humanity … and placing it at the disposal of all members of the international community.”
It is not difficult to see that Benedict XVI took upon himself the role of a chaplain of the UN, who supports its actions wholeheartedly. A chaplain of the UN is in effect the same as to say, a chaplain of Masonry.
Below first row, he blesses a flag of the UN that was damaged by a car bomb in Iraq. Second row, during his speech. Third row, an overview of the assembly hall with Benedict at the podium. Last row, at right, he poses with the president and the secretary of the UN in turn.
Excerpts from the official English text of the speech distributed by both the Holy See and the UN.
For the complete text click here
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Reuters, April 17, 2008, online coverage of the visit
Benedict receiving the Koran
On April 17, 2008, during the inter-faith meeting he promoted in Washington at the John Paul II Cultural Center, Benedict received an ornate silver-plated copy of part of the Koran with a mother-of-pearl inlay. It contained calligraphic verses from the Mohammedan book.
The gift, which has an indisputable symbolic meaning, was received with all possible complacency by Pope Ratzinger.
Benedict’s Affinities with Buddhism
The shrewd maxim teaches us: „Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” If we make this test with Benedict XVI, we can surely affirm that he likes to be with Buddhists and Hinduists, as he was on April 17, 2008, at the inter-faith meeting in Washington, DC.
We see him, above, joyfully greeting representatives of different Buddhist sects; below first row at left, with a Buddhist of the Japanese Amida sect, and at right, with a Hindu representative.
It would seem that Benedict is also adopting a Buddhist style of greeting, as we can see in the second row below. He took the pose at the same Washington gathering.
America, May 9, 2005
Did Pope Ratzinger Ever Reject his Progressivist Past?
Above, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger in his late 30’s poses with Fr. Yves Congar when they were periti [experts] at Vatican II. Both had been placed on the list of those under suspicion of heresy by the Holy Office during the Pius XII pontificate. One of the „novelties” of John XXIII was to invite the two theologians, along with other members of the Nouvelle Theologie [New Theology], to act as periti at Vatican II even though the suspicion they were under had not been lifted.
The same group became the inspirers of the main documents of the Council which were promulgated by Paul VI. Several times afterward, then-Cardinal Ratzinger was asked if his convictions had changed since the time of the Council; he always emphatically denied it.
Today, when many conservatives believe that Benedict XVI has became a strong advocate of Church tradition, the question is more opportune than ever. Did he abjure his previous Progressivism? We would like to know, since we have some eloquent evidence to the contrary – see Related Topics at the bottom of the page.
Below first row at left, Fr. Ratzinger in 1971, as a consultant at the German Synod in Wurzburg, talks with the Bavarian Minister of Education, Hans Maier, under the complacent smile of Cardinal Augustin Mayer; at right, as a university professor. Second row at left, greeting the directors at a Bishops’ Conference in the city of Stapelfeld, Germany; at right, delivering a talk.
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First Communion in the Hand
Contradicting rumors being spread by wishful conservatives, Benedict XVI continues to give Communion in the hand. Above, at a First Communion of children in South Italy; below, at the Mass in St. Patrick Cathedral, New York, April 19, 2008.
Two Miracles at the WYD-2008
We have to thank Heaven for two great miracles that occurred at this WYD-2008, which comes to an end today in Sydney. The first is that the skin and features of many of the Aborigines present were transformed into those of white men. Actually, as we can observe in these pictures, with the exception of a few, most of them look like normal white students in Sydney universities, some even displaying that kind of fatness characteristic of people who eat fast food. A great marvel, indeed.
The second miracle was similar to the multiplication of bread. The number of attendees at the WYD-2008 that secular observers reported as hardly passing 100,000 suddenly grew to 350,000 to 500,000, according to Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi. Another celestial prodigy that opportunely saves Pope Ratzinger from being criticized as having no charisma to attract the youth.
Woodstock Style Still Present at the Sydney WYD
Some persons might be wondering whether the Aborigine inculturation displayed at the Sydney WYD eclipsed or even eradicated the Woodstock style of those meetings. It did not. The two styles merged comfortably, allowing urban tribalism to benefit from the contact with Aborigine tribalism.
The disregard for Catholic Morals by both the organizers and the youth remained as complete as it was in the preceding WYDs. Indeed, there were no restraints on the behavior of non-married young couples, who continued to sleep together in close quarters, below first row. Some of them went so far as to pose for reporters laying together and caressing one another, like the German ‚pilgrims,’ above.
No one bothered the extravagant American punk, second row below, who was completely at home with his red-macaw hair style, while a group of African youth frenetically moved to the rhythm of ecclesiastical rock performed by one of the many bands, such as the Franciscan duo, last row at right.
Benedict Initiated in a Pagan Ritual
During his stay in Sydney for the WYD-2008, Benedict XVI received a kind of „blessing” from one of the many Aborigine witch doctors he met. Even though we don’t know for sure the date this picture was taken, it was probably on the day of the final Mass where he allowed tribal customs to be part of the sacred liturgy.
The Australian Indians enjoyed such broad liberty that it almost changed the tone of the WYD. Perhaps tribalism is a new component that Pope Ratzinger wants to introduce in the WYDs as part of his growing ecological concerns. Let’s wait and see.
Anyway, it seems quite difficult to believe that a true Vicar of Christ should be „blessed” by a pagan witch doctor, whose gods, according to the Gospel, are devils – Omnia dii gentium sunt daemonia [All the gods of the Gentiles are devils] (Psalm 95: 5).
L’Osservatore Romano, online
Pope Ratzinger Under the Rainbow Flag
On his visit to Brindisi in Southern Italy on June 14-15, 2008, Pope Ratzinger appeared in public under a rainbow flag, displayed along with the Vatican flag, above.
Even though the rainbow is a well-known symbol of the homosexual movement, Fides – the press agency of the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith – chose that symbol as its own. This rainbow flag is stamped with the word Pace [peace in Italian]. Indisputably, it sends a mixed message. It can very well be interpreted as an endorsement of the Vatican and the Pope for homosexuality.
It is interesting to note that Benedict XVI seems quite at ease under that symbol.
Zoroastrian College Website
John Paul II Participates in a Zoroastrian Ritual
On February 5, 1986, John Paul II lit a candle as part of a Zoroastrian religious ritual. This ceremony took place in the city of Chennai (Madras for the Zoroastrians) in India.
Zoroastrism, founded by Zoroaster, is an ancient Persian religion that adores the sun and the fire. Its origin goes back as far as 500 years before Our Lord. It is considered the source of astrology and magic. It was the religion of Babylon when the Jews were captives there.
It seems that the vision Ezekiel received from God during that captivity, which showed 25 priests adoring the sun inside the Temple (Ez 8:16), refers to an act of idolatry inspired by Zoroastrism, the dominant religion. God qualified that act as an abomination, and severely punished the Jewish People for their participation, as can be read in the episodes described by the Prophet.
John Paul II repeated what can be seen as an analogous crime by participating in this cult of the fire, lighting a candle alongside Dr. Meher Master Moos, above left, the most influential representative of Zoroastrism at the time. The Pope also wore a stole with symbols inspired by that pagan mythology.
Below, Zoroaster adoring the fire, Adar, always burning on the altar inside the temples of that religion. The adoration of fire is part of the cult of the sun, considered a divinity.
Smithsonian, October 2008
Catholic-Jewish Syncretism in New Mexico
Fr. William Sanchez is pictured above in St. Edwin Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He pretends that having Jewish blood entitles him to introduce symbols and rituals from the Jewish religion into the Catholic liturgy. Above, he blows a shofar, a horn used by rabbis to call the people for religious services. He displays a menorah, a seven-branched candelabrum that is one of the oldest symbols of Judaism, in his office. He also wears a Cross topped with the Star of David that hangs from a chain on his chest, below.
This seems to be the translation onto the parish level of the multiple papal symbolic actions favoring Judaism and introducing Jewish rituals into the Catholic Church.
Tribune Online, December 12, 2006
L’Osservatore Romano online
A Pope on the Path of Democracy
On July 16, 2008, during his stay in Australia for the WYD, Benedict XVI visited the Kenthurst Study Centre on the outskirts of Sydney. On that occasion a former Australian police officer was brought into his presence, certainly expecting serious spiritual words of comfort since he was very ill and died shortly afterward.
Instead of „words of eternal life” as expected from a Successor of Peter, Pope Ratzinger found nothing better to do than to take a jovial attitude and pose for the camera donning the police hat of the ill man.
It reflects poor concern for the soul of the needy and an euphoric desire to immitate democratic leaders, who never lose an occasion to please their electorate and make them laugh.
How far we are from the sacral image the Papacy used to transmit to Catholics!
Below, Pius XII giving the blessing Urbi et Orbi to the city of Rome and to the entire world.
Before Vatican II, we were taught that heretics were representatives of the Devil because, by denying one or more of the dogmas, they shredded the wholeness and integrity of the Catholic Faith, which is the highest reflection of the Word Incarnate, Our Lord Jesus Christ. This solid doctrine prevailed for centuries. Councils established this basic incompatibility, Doctors explained the reasons, martyrs shed their blood, and heroes endured persecutions to defend this truth.
The conciliar Popes however, have set aside this same truth by engaging in a false ecumenism with heretics and schismatics.
One of the practical consequences of such ecumenism is that we see these Popes giving joint blessings alongside the heads of those heresies and schisms. For example, above, John Paul II at the cathedral of Canterbury in 1982, gives a blessing together with archbishop Robert Runcie, head of the Anglican sect; below, in Rome, he gives a blessing with Schismatic patriarch Demetrios of Constantinople in 1987.
Since we believe that those leaders certainly represent evil, we have the blatant contradiction of persons receiving simultaneoulsy the blessing of Christ and that of the Devil.
It is an inevitable consequence of the virtual abolition between good and evil made by Vatican II
Paul VI, the Catholic-Jewish Pontiff
One of the exclusive symbols of the Jewish high priest in the Old Testament was a kind of vest he wore over his vestments called the ephod. Over the ephod, he wore the rational of judgment, a gold breastplate inlaid with 12 precious stones, symbolizing the 12 tribes of Israel (see a picture below second row). This symbology practically disappeared when the True Synagogue gave birth to the Catholic Church.
The false Synagogue, however, which denied Our Lord Jesus Christ, crucified Him and persecuted the Early Church, continued many rites of the Old Testament. In the year 70 Emperor Titus destroyed the Temple of Jerusalem and the Jewish high priest lost his function, which was to present sacrifices before the Ark of the Covenant sheltered inside the Temple. Henceforth, Judaism had different types of private sacrifices but no longer an official one, only conceivable in the Temple of Jerusalem.
Strangely enough, during his pontificate Paul VI started to wear a miniature of that Jewish rational, as a kind of brooch or buckle fastening a cord that fell between the two sides of one of his favorite stoles, which had the figure of St. Peter on one side and that of St. Paul on the other.
Much speculation has been raised about the meaning of the unprecedented use of that Jewish symbol on the papal stole, but no precise answer has been found. One remains free to suppose, therefore, that in a kind of semi-public manifestation, Paul VI wanted to add to his role of Pontiff of the Catholic Church, that of high priest of Judaism.
Posted February 1, 2009
An inculturated Pope
Above, during his visit to Mexico in 1979, John Paul II wears an Indian feather headdress in an effort to appear as a representative of the people and amuse them. It is another attempt to degrade the sublime mission of the Vicar of Christ, a constant goal of the conciliar Popes.
Below, Pius XII wearing the papal Tiara in the sedia gestatoria blesses the faithful as a dignified representative of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Beginning of Inculturation
On December 4, 1964, Paul VI landed in Bombay, India. In the welcoming ceremony an innovation was made, and the Pope allowed several flower garlands to be placed over his head. The garlands are typically used at Hindu ceremonial functions.
With that symbolic act, we saw the start of the flood of adaptation of the Catholic Church to regional cultures in general, and to Buddhism and Hinduism in particular. All the Buddhist spirituality and Hindu asceticism that was later introduced into the religious life of the West – and is increasingly dominating it – can be considered as present in this first act of inculturation.
We know of sultans who have odalisques performing dances to distract them. We know of pagan kings like Herod who used to enjoy seeing ballerinas perform for them. We don’t know of one saintly Catholic King, however, who ever had this entertainment. As for a Pope, it was inconceivable that any would indulge in such practices.
It was necessary to reach Vatican II and the progressisivt reforms it carried out in the Church to see such a practice introduced habitually for the Pope’s distraction.
Above, John Paul II enjoying the performance of ballerinas during a session of World Youth Day 2000 in Rome.
Benedict and the Protestants, yesterday and today
Above, as Archbishop of Munich, Joseph Ratzinger sings alongside a Protestant woman minister at a common prayer service. Later, as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, he was the one who penned the Catholic-Lutheran Accord that compromised the doctrine of justification defined by the Council of Trent.
As Pope, Benedict XVI has consistently given Protestants great prestige and support.
Below first row, he receives a framed prayer written by Luther from Mark Hanson, President of the Lutheran World Federation on April 13, 2007. Second row, he wecomes representatives of the Lutherans of Finland to his private library, where he tells them that joint prayer is the „royal door of ecumenism.” Third row, he hosts a delegation from the World Alliance of Reformed Churches on January 7, 2006 and agrees to the call for a new era of partnership.
Argentine Cardinal kneels to receive Protestant ‚Blessing’
On June 19, 2006, the Third Fraternal Encounter of the Renewed Communion of Evangelicals and Catholics was held in Luna Park stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Present were the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, and the Preacher of the Pontifical Household, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa.
The highlight of the meeting was when the Argentine Cardinal fell to his knees to be blessed by the some twenty Protestant pastors present.
The photo above registers this moment. One can distinguish Protestant pastor Carlos Mraida with his hand over Begoglio’s head; to Mraida’s left in the photo is pastor Norberto Saracco of the Pentecostal Church of Argentina. The bearded monk with his back to the camera is Fr. Cantalamessa wearing the Capuchin habit.
This encounter was born from a meeting at the Pontifical Gregorian Universtity in Rome, where the Catholic leader of the Movement of Charismatical Renewal met Protestants, who invited him to preach in their temples. The initiative spread and has generated gatherings like this one in Buenos Aires.
Below, a close-up of the around 7,000 attendees – both Catholics and Protestants.
Benedict venerating the Jewish sacred books
During his visit to the New York synagogue, for a few instants the blue curtain on the front wall was open to display the sacred books and relics of Judaism to Benedict XVI. In this rare photo, one can observe the reverential position of the Pope paying his respects to those books. Among them are included the scrolls of Torah.
So, similar to John Paul II kissing the Koran, here we see Benedict XVI venerating the ensemble of Jewish books.
Below first row, a rabbi opening the case containing the Torah scrolls; second row, two rabbis reading the scrolls.
Benedict denying Catholic doctrine and history
Above, on May 12, 2009, a shoeless Benedict XVI entering the Dome of the Rock, the third most venerated site of the Muslim religion. When Saladin took Jerusalem from the Crusaders in October 1187, one of his first actions was to destroy the Cross atop that building and replace it by the Crescent. That act – rich in symbolism – demonstrates the opposition of the two creeds: the Catholic Faith professes Our Lord Jesus Christ as true God and true Man; the Muslim religion denies it.
By the simple fact of entering the Dome of the Rock , Benedict XVI paid homage to the Muslim religion. Further, by doing so without shoes and beginning his speech with Arabic greetings he emphasized his homage. Thus, he sent the message that the dogmas of the Church affirming that Our Lord Jesus Christ is God must be disregarded in order to achieve human unity.
This intent was made explicit in his speech when he invited all men and women of good will „to overcome the misunderstandings and conflicts of the past and to set out on the path of a sincere dialogue aimed at building a world of justice and peace for coming generations” (read full text here).
He also symbolically deemed as illegitimate the great epopee of the Crusades, which in 1099 recovered Jerusalem from the Muslim usurper and established it as the capital of the Eastern Catholic Kingdom including all Holy Land territories.
Instead of presenting himself as the Vicar of Christ, whose name Benedict XVI carefully avoided mentioning, he appeared more as a fellow-worshipper of a vague undefined God whose „oneness is inextricably tied to the unity of the human family.”
It is not, therefore, belief in Our Lord Jesus Christ that should forge the unity of mankind, as we learned in the Catholic Church. To the contrary, it is the search for unity that must shape the concept of God.
With this we are far removed from the the Catholic Faith…
Photos by Reuters
Benedict defying God’s wrath at the Wailing Wall
Above, one may observe a humble Benedict XVI praying like a Jew at the remnants of the Temple – the so-called Wailing Wall – on May 12, 2009. Behind him are two rabbis and two Catholic Bishops wearing white Jewish yarmulkes over their heads, as prescribed by Jewish ritual. In the pictures below, are close-ups of the same episode.
As one recalls, the Temple was destroyed as part of the punishment for the crime of Deicide perpetrated by the the Jews – the high priests, scribes and Pharisees together with the people, who asked that the Blood of Jesus Christ, Son of God, fall over them and their offspring – as reported in the Gospels.
After the destruction of the Temple by Titus in the year 70 A.C., one attempt was made by Emperor Julian the Apostate to rebuild that edifice. He meant to destroy the belief that the chastisement was due to the Death of Our Lord. His initiative was prevented by earthquakes and balls of fire falling from the sky that destroyed what had been made and frightened the workers. Julian died in June of 363 during that attempt to rebuild the Temple. Confessing his failure in his struggle against Jesus Christ, he cried out while dying: „Thou hast won, O Galilean!”
After that, no one ever tried to rebuild that cursed edifice.
Benedict XVI, like John Paul II before him, defied the wrath of God when he went to „pray” in that place – purposely ignoring the punishment of God it represents.
In the prayer he wrote, the Pope depicts himself neither as a representative of Jesus Christ, whose Name he did not mention, nor as the Sovereign Pontiff of the Catholic Church, but rather as a self-appointed ambassador of „all who call upon God’s name.” Ignoring the Passion of Our Lord which He suffered in that very City of Jerusalem, Benedict XVI addressed the „God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,” supposedly the same God of Catholics, Jews and Muslims.
We transcribe here the full text of the prayer the Pontiff left in a crack of the stone:
God of all the ages,
on my visit to Jerusalem, the „City of Peace”,
spiritual home of Jews, Christians and Muslims alike,
I bring before you the joys, the hopes and the aspirations,
the trials, the suffering and the pain of all your people throughout the world.
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
hear the cry of the afflicted, the fearful, the bereft;
send your peace upon this Holy Land, upon the Middle East,
upon the entire human family;
stir the hearts of all who call upon your name,
to walk humbly in the path of justice and compassion.
„The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul that seeks him (Lam 3:25)!
Desecration of the Holy Eucharist by adopting large hosts
We learn from the Catholic Liturgy, Catechism and Tradition that in the Consecration of the Holy Species at Mass, the host must be a size that fits the chalice, as shown in the two pictures below first row. It was so in the past and it must be so forever.
The size of the traditional host is carefully determined to prevent any of the particles of the Sacred Body of Our Lord from falling anywhere except the chalice containing the Precious Blood. The rituals of Communion and Purification in the Mass are extremely careful on this matter. Also, since the Holy Host that is consecrated in the view of the faithful is meant to be taken by the priest, it must be of a size that a man can consume quickly and expediently
One of the most unpleasantt novelties of Vatican II’s Liturgical Reform was the disproportional increase in the size of the Holy Host, as shown above, and below, second and third rows.
In consecrating such enormous Hosts, the particles of the Body of Christ will necessarily fall outside the limits of the chalice, facilitating the desecration of the Holy Eucharist. Further, one man cannot normally consume that pizza-size Host, which obliges the priest to break it into many parts to distribute to the faithful and, again, increase the chances of desecration.
What is the real reason that inspired this extravagant change except to diminish the importance of the Holy Eucharist? Is it not meant to please Protestants who do not believe in Holy Communion? If this is so, then Catholic Popes and priests adopt a careless position toward the Eucharist in order to please heretics. One can only wonder whether they still believe in Transubstantiation.
The Pope and the Concubine
We know that St. John the Baptist was beheaded because he condemned the adulterous liaison of King Herod with his concubine Herodias. Countless examples of martyrs testify to the illegitimacy of Henry VIII’s divorce with Catherine of Aragon. Among them, the martyrdoms of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More stand out.
In French History also, divorces and concubinages were severely condemned by the Catholic Church. One need only recall the case of King Robert the Pious, son of Hugh Capet, who was excommunicated for divorcing his legitimate wife, Susannah, and „marrying” Bertha. Pope Gregory V excommunicated him through his representative in Paris. The scene is depicted below, as imagined by artist Jean Paul Laurens.
Notwithstanding the constant Catholic teaching on this topic, during his trip to France in September 2008, Benedict XVI chose to appear in public with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his concubine, Carla Bruni Sarkozy, above, both supposedly Catholics.
Now then, Nicolas Sarkozy has been divorced twice and was „re-married” out of the Church. The Pope, purportedly the symbol of Catholic Morals, neither mentioned this irregular situation nor even made an insinuation that something is wrong. Wasn’t this a tacit approval of divorce?
As far as Carla Bruni is concerned, she boasts a hard-to-beat resumé of immorality. Indeed, she was born from an illegitimate affair which her mother had with Maurizio Remmet while she was married to Alberto Bruni Tedeschi. At age 19, Carla started to collect lovers. The most famous of these number 10, including Mick Jagger and French ex-minister Laurent Fabius. In 1993, tired of her fashion model career, she posed nude for the cameras. This picture, which went on the auction block in England in 2007 shortly before the presidential couple officially visited that country, created several diplomatic embarrassments. Finally, according to Time magazine (December 31, 2007), she declared: „I’m monogamous from time to time, but I prefer polygamy and polyandry.” For more click here.
Any one familiar with Vatican diplomacy knows that if the Pope had so desired, it would have been a simple matter to arrange the trip so that an encounter with Carla Bruni would not take place. He did not want to do this. In other words, he wanted to meet her and thereby give his tacit approval to her immoral past and present situation.
One sees how far removed Benedict is from the Catholic moral teaching of the Church!
Benedict: The Crusades were just ‘misunderstandings’…
On May 9, 2009, in a speech delivered inside the largest mosque in Amman, Jordan, Benedict XVI referred to the centuries-old fight of the Catholic Faith against Islam as just „misunderstandings.” Indeed, these were his words:
Muslims and Christians, precisely because of the burden of our common history so often marked by misunderstanding, must today strive to be known and recognized as worshipers of God faithful to prayer, eager to uphold and live by the decrees of the Almighty, merciful and compassionate…
Among those „misunderstandings” should be included all the Crusades, the battles of Lepanto, Vienna and Belgrade among many others, and the large number of martyrs who lost their lives giving testimony to their Faith, murdered by the followers of Mohammed. This false presentation of Catholic History cannot pass without our strong protest, since we consider one of our most glorious titles to be that of militant Catholics and heirs of those heroic Crusaders.
It is useful to note, as well, that the Muslims normally call God „merciful and compassionate.” So, in the last words quoted, Benedict referred to God in a way that gave his audience the false impression that Catholics and Muslims worship the same God. For a report on that visit and other parts of his speech, click here.
Below first row, a general view of the Pope delivering his speech; second row, he enters the mosque.
John Paul II gives Communion in the hand to children
At a Mass said in a stadium on the outskirts of Rome, John Paul II gives Communion in the hand to children. To assure that the children would place their hands properly, a cleric was near the Pope to instruct them. Below, another shot of the same event.
Today Catholic public opinion is becoming more conservative and rejecting Communion in the hand. So where on the spectrum of tendencies should we situate JPII, who – at least until now – was considered „conservative” by many?
A Casual Card. Wojtyla on a Fishing Excursion
As Rome makes every possible effort to beatify John Paul II, it seems opportune to bring to public attention one more picture of Card. Wojtyla’s frequent excursions in the mountains near Krakow, his Archdiocese. The tight shorts of the Prelate, the indifferent exhibition of his legs, and his overall casual apparel seem most unbefitting to a Prince of the Church and a person who may be presented as a model of sanctity for all Catholics.
Would you like to make a test? Print a small copy of this picture and add it to the holy cards you normally keep in your Missal or prayer book. Then show it to your more pious friends to see whether they believe Card. Wojtyla’s attitude inspires them with thoughts of eternal life and leads them to walk on the way of the Cross opened by Our Lord Jesus Christ. Possibly you will not find a unanimous approval..
Catholic-Jewish parish in North Italy
Above you can see the altar of St. Pius X Church in the Diocese of Spezia in Liguria, North Italy. In the photo at left you can observe a seven-branched candelabra, the traditional Jewish symbol; in the center, over the altar there is a magenta-yellow cloth with the star of David, another symbol of Judaism; at right, Our Lord, who was crucified at the instigation of the Jewish priests and scribes.
This syncretism involving contradictory symbols of the two opposed religions is becoming more and more frequent in Catholic churches, giving a bad example coming from the top.
Did you hear that Benedict XVI is planning a visit to the synagogue of Rome? It will be the third synagogue he visits during his short pontificate.
Below, an outside view of St. Pius X Church.
Photos from Inter Multiplices Una Vox
The soccer Pope
In a constant effort to destroy the sacral and monarchical characters of the Church and the Papacy, the conciliar Popes are increasingly appearing in „democratic” poses. In these pictures Benedict XVI sets aside his role as Sovereign Pontiff and appears as a „buddy” who enjoys being a part of the various soccer teams and shares the popular enthusiasm for the sport.
Above first row left, on January 10, 2007, in the Paul VI room at the Vatican, Benedict XVI accepts a soccer jersey with his name on it, as if he were one of the soccer players of that international team composed of priests; at right in 2007, in the city of Les Combes, North Italy, where he spends his Alpine vacations, he checks to see if the jersey of the local soccer team is his correct size.
Above second row right, on September 29, 2009, a Brazilian priest gives the Pope a jersey of a soccer team in his city, Fortaleza; at right, on June 26, 2008, in St. Peter’s Square he receives a jersey of the Flamengo soccer team of Rio de Janeiro.
Below, he tries on the caps of different soccer teams of Italy.
Soccer-Ecumenism with Protestants
During preparations for the Soccer World Cup – 2006, an ecumenical ceremony took place in a Catholic church in Munich, having at its center an enormous soccer ball. Present were Cardinal Karl Lehmann of Mainz, first from the left, Cardinal Friedrich Wetter of Munich, third, along with Wolfgang Huber, second, head of the Evangelical Sect in Germany, and two other unidentified Protestant ministers.
Below first row, Wolfgang Huber and Cardinal Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg, president of the German Conference of Bishops, leading the service as equals at a public liturgical celebration. Last row, Huber is warmly received by Benedict XVI at the Vatican.
Undoubtedly ecumenism with Protestants is being promoted by those who head the Catholic Church.
The Archbishop of New York lights a candle on a menorah
On December 11, 2009, Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, is shown above lighting a candle on a menorah at the Jewish temple Emanu-El in New York City. The ceremony was to mark the beginning of Hanukkah, a Jewish feast that is being promoted to compete with Advent and Christmas. Once again we see a highly placed Prelate – this time the future Cardinal of New York – promoting a „feast” that aims at diminishing the role of Our Lord Jesus Christ as the Messiah.
Given the constant support of Benedict XVI and the conciliar Popes for Judaism, it is hard to avoid such consequences. When will Our Lord intervene? Let us pray for that.
Benedict’s Red Advent
This year Benedict XVI had a particularly busy Advent as he offered his support to Communism and Socialism. Indeed, on December 3, 2009, he received Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, above, at the Vatican. On December 11, he granted an analogous honor to Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet, first row below.
Needless to say that both are communists and rule over regimes that oppose Catholic doctrine. Benedict XVI received them both without making any consistent restrictions regarding their ideology.
On November 28, he received in a prestigious audience Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, a socialist, second row below. A new presidential election was scheduled for December 13 and support for the candidate endorsed by the Socialist Party, Eduardo Frey, was weak. It is difficult not to say that the papal welcome of Bachelet aimed to influence the electorate in that predominantly Catholic country. Since the required majority was not achieved in the first round of the elections, a runoff is planned on January 17. That is to say, Socialism in Chile is taking advantage of the Pope’s support to garner votes for its candidate.
Similar comments could be made about the Pope’s warm reception – also on November 28 – of Cristina Kirchner, the socialist-populist Argentine President. After a strong defeat in the parliamentary elections last June, Kirchner was experiencing difficulties in getting her laws passed by the Congress. Needing approval for an important political reform that she had proposed, she was received by the Pope. Four days afterward, on December 2, Congress approved her reform…
Again, it seems undisputable that she pocketed a political advantage from that visit. After her victory, she returned to her normal activities, signing another bilateral agreement with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a known communist.
One sees that Benedict’s pre-Christmas schedule supporting Communism and Socialism was, indeed, relentless.
In the speech he delivered at the Rome Synagogue during his visit on January 17, 2010, Benedict XVI made two important statements: that the Jews adore the same God as he does, and that any anti-Judaism must be condemned. These are very clear affirmations that Judaism is „the true religion’ or, at least, „a true religion.”
A question necessarily rises? To what God is Benedict referring?
In the Gospel of St. John, the Jews who did not accept Our Lord Jesus Christ as the Messiah told Our Lord that their father was God. Jesus Christ replied to them:
„If God were your father, verily you would love me. For I proceeded and came from God: for I came not by myself, but He sent me. Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word. You are of your father, the Devil, and the desires of your father you will do. … When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of thereof. But if I say the truth, you believe me not. …
„He that is of God, heareth the words of God. Therefore, you hear them not, because you are not of God.” (John 8: 42-47)
Commenting on this last verse, Cornelius a Lapide, S.J., asserts:
Christ here points to the true reason why the Jews did not believe Him: Because they do not have God as their father but rather the Devil, whom they follow and listen to. It is as if Christ had said: ‚This is the real and primary reason why you do not believe me: you are not born of God, but of the Devil, i.e., you do not follow the spirit and instinct of God, but you listen to and follow the Devil. Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God (Rom 8:14).
‚For the Devil has so blinded your hearts with covetousness, hatred and envy of me that you do not listen to the words of God which I, as the Messiah of God, announce to you; you do not want to hear and understand them. Hence, since you are not the children of the God of truth, but of the lying Devil, you listen to his deceitful suggestions and obey them. For you do not want to hear the true words of God which are taught by me.’ (Commentaria in Scripturam Sacram, Paris: Ludovicum Vives, 1857, vol 16, p. 451)
Here Our Lord declared that the Jews, as a religion, are children of the Devil. Since we know that the present day Jews & Judaism are the continuation of those whom Our Lord addressed in the above passage, faithful Catholics cannot help but wonder: What God is Benedict XVI telling us to worship, Jesus Christ or the Devil?
Above, Benedict XVI being greeted by the rabbis as he approaches the synagogue podium. Below first row, exchanging friendly confidences with Riccardo Segni, chief rabbi of Rome; second row, he waves to the press before crossing the threshold of the synagogue; third row, delivering the speech where he said that Jews adore the same god as Catholics; fourth row listening to complaints about the past Catholic position against Judaism; fifth row, applauding the Jews and being applauded by them at the end of the visit; sixth row, an overview of the audience.
Photos from AP & ADNKronos
Benedict XVI at the Lutheran temple in Rome
In an attempt to undo the growing feeling that ecumenism is paralyzed, Benedict XVI chose the date of the 10th anniversary of a joint declaration between Catholics and Protestants on the doctrine of justification to visit the Christkirche [Church of Christ], the Lutheran temple of the German community in Rome.
The final draft of that document on justification was penned by then-Cardinal Ratzinger. Its content is a virtual denial of the conclusions of the Council of Trent on justification (see here and here). That Ratzinger was the document’s author has not been mentioned to avoid the impression that the Pope is celebrating his own work.
In visiting this heretical center, Benedict follows in the footsteps of John Paul II, who went to the same Protestant temple in 1983 as part of the commemorations of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s birth.
There is significant symbolism in the action of a Pope, head of the Catholic Church, who goes to a place that blatantly denies the Papacy and brazenly protests against the Catholic Church. By his action and words seeking unity with the followers of that false religion Benedict XVI implicitly asserts the intent to change the Papacy and reform the Church to please the Protestants.
The content of the two homilies was quite bland. The only interesting points were that pastor Jens Martin Kruse stressed the „Pope’s deep familiarity with Lutheran theology and spirituality,” and Benedict had to reaffirm that ecumenism is not dead.
Above, you see the Pope delivering his words to the Protestants of Rome on March 14, 2010. Below first row, Benedict arrives at the temple, second row, walks to the center of the building, and third row, bows to an empty altar without the Blessed Sacrament.
In the fourth row, he listens to a welcoming speech by a woman who was present at JPII’s visit; fifth and sixth rows, the homilies of the Lutheran pastor and of the Pope are given.
The event marks another important step toward the Panreligion dreamed of by the Secret Forces.
Photos from CTV and Internet
A Pope with devilish eyes
As a contribution to the discussion on the authenticity of the Third Secret of Fatima that was released recently, we offer some close-ups of the gaze of Pope Benedict XVI for our readers to analyze at ease.
These pictures may possibly illustrate the following passage:
„Our Lady showed us the individual who I describe as the ‚holy Father’ in front of a multitude that was cheering him. But there was a difference from a true holy Father, his devilish gaze, this one had the gaze of evil.”
Benedict’s altar girls
On October 15, 2005, in a ceremony of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament realized at St. Peter’s Square, Benedict XVI admitted girls on the altar. The tradition of the Church, which forbids women on the altar, never made an exception to altar girls.
The constant teaching of the Pontifical Magisterium before Vatican II is well expressed by the following words of Pope Benedict XIV:
„Pope Gelasius in his ninth letter (chap. 26) to the Bishops of Lucania condemned the evil practice which had been introduced of women serving the priest at the celebration of Mass. Since this abuse had spread to the Greeks, Innocent IV strictly forbade it in his letter to the Bishop of Tusculum: ‚Women should not dare to serve at the altar; they should be altogether refused this ministry.’ We too have forbidden this practice in the same words in Our oft-repeated constitution Etsi Pastoralis, sect. 6, n. 21″ (Pope Benedict XIV, Encyclical Allatae Sunt, July 26, 1755, n. 29)
One sees that admitting altar girls is a way for the „conservative” Benedict XVI to rubber stamp the increasingly frequent feminine presence on the altar that is found everywhere in the Conciliar Church.
Photos taken from this video.
Pope Ratzinger’s sombreros
During two different audiences in the Paul VI Room at the Vatican, Benedict XVI tries on Mexican sombreros offered by pilgrim couples.
Today we are seeing a new style of Papacy that is no longer concerned with representing Our Lord Jesus Christ, but with amusing the people. It is an implicit way to deny the monarchical character of the Papacy and present it as democratic.
B’nai B’rith pays homage to Benedict XVI
On February 12, 2010, Moishe Smith, president of the International Jewish Masonic organization B’nai B’rith, was received at the Vatican, above, and paid his respects to Pope Benedict XVI, offering him a picture by Mordechai Rosenstein. For details from the B’nai B’rith source, click here.
During another visit of 112 members of the B’nai B’rith to the Vatican on December 18, 2006, Benedict XVI greeted them with these words:
„I have the pleasure to greet this delegation of B’nai B’rith International on its visit to the Vatican. After the Declaration Nostra Aetate by the Second Vatican Council in 1965, the leaders of B’nai B’rith have visited the Holy See on several occasions. Today, December 18 , as a mark of the spirit of understanding, respect and mutual esteem that has grown between our two communities, I welcome you and, through you, all those you represent.”
Full text of the papal greeting in Spanish here.
„He who has ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 11:15)
Benedict greets a woman priest at Westminster Abbey
On September 17, 2010, while entering the Westminster Abbey for an ecumenical act surrounded by Anglican ministers, Benedict XVI greeted Jane Hedges, above, a clergywoman of that Anglican temple. Hedges is not only a woman priest – a situation incompatible with Catholic doctrine – but also an avid campaigner for women to become Anglican bishops.
This is the first time in History that a Pope has greeted and shook hands with a woman priest. It is difficult not to take this act as a manifestation of tolerance for the institution of woman priests in Protestant sects. Further, no one can claim this was a surprise meeting that happened by chance, and that the Pope was unaware he would be greeting an Anglican clergywoman. The encounter with Jane Hedges was announced for at least 10 days before the event and was included in the program of the ceremonial for his reception at Westminster Abbey.
Witnessing such a symbolic gesture, we wonder how long the present day Vatican censure of women’s ordination will last. It seems that an important step was taken in the direction of abolishing that prohibition.
Papal altar girls at Hyde Park
On September 18, 2010, at the Vigil in Hyde Park that included an adoration of the Holy Sacrament, Benedict XVI chose to be served by three altar girls. The photo above clearly shows them around the altar; below first row, they arrive in the guard around the monstrance; in the second, third and fourth rows, we can see them at different angles during that ceremony.
The day before, Benedict greeted an Anglican priestess; the day after, he also had altar girls at his Mass in Birmingham. One sees that this visit to England completely opened the gates of the dam for the takeover of women on the altar.
Benedict XVI giving Communion in the hand
Yes, it happened this month, on November 7, 2010. Not at the beginning of his pontificate or before he became Pope. It was in Barcelona, during his recent trip there. It happened after his „conversion” to traditionalism… In this photo Benedict XVI is clearly giving Communion in the hand to Queen Sofia of Spain.
It seems that there was no practical reason to justify the event, since she could have knelt on the quite soft and elegant kneeler close to her, at left, and then been at a convenient height for the Pope to reach her tongue. Instead, she awkwardly bent over and extended her hands, hovering above Benedict to receive the Sacred Host.
Nor is there any possibility that this photo were modified to serve an agenda. The video is here where this part of the Mass was filmed; below we provide a sequence of pictures taken from it.
So, Queen Sofia received Communion in the hand because she prefers this progressivist innovation, and the Pope administered it to her because he wanted to.
Therefore, if you are a propagator of the tale that Benedict became conservative and no longer gives Communion in the hand, it’s better not to look at this photo or watch this video. And if by chance you catch a glimpse – for instance, a friend sends you this inconvenient photo – forget it as soon as possible, and find another way to „prove” your story. But if you are running short of pretexts to perpetuate this myth, you may ask advice from one of the compromised traditionalist leaders who have become experts at presenting „proofs” of Pope Ratzinger’s „conservative behavior.”
Benedict’s pretty boys
As a recreation in his fatiguing schedule, Benedict XVI chose to relax a little watching male bodies pose in dangerous gymnastic positions. It was a show of the Pellegrini Brothers, known Italian acrobats, who performed for the Pope last Wednesday, December 15, 2010, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.
As part of the performance, the acrobats stripped off their jackets before the Pope and then executed their scene topless. Once the short performance finished, another exhibit of muscles took place for the enjoyment of Roman Prelates and the Pope, who gave them a standing ovation. The body-display was also greeted with obvious excitement by the nuns – both old and young – who were in the Hall audience. Watch the video here.
A detail not to be forgotten: The Pellegrini Brothers are at least homosexual-friendly, since they performed in the Barcelona Gay Circus in July 2008, see advertisements in the last row below. The goal of that three-day-show was indisputably the promotion of homosexuality, as stated by Genís Matabosch, the event’s director. The Pellegrini Brothers’ performance on that occasion was to support that agenda. The news report on that show can be read (in Italian) here.
Without a doubt the year 2010 is ending filled with moral disasters. Late November we were informed that the Pope broke the dike on the use of condoms, telling the co-author of his book Light of the World that its use can be legitimate for male prostitutes. Now, he allows an indecent exhibit of male torsos in the Vatican. Catholic moral sense seems to have disappeared from the head of the Church.
These episodes bring to mind the words of Our Lady of La Salette warning us that Rome would become the seat of the Antichrist.
The 90th birthday Mass of Card. Sales
Card. Eugenio Sales, retired Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, is the oldest living Cardinal in the Church. He served as Archbishop in Rio for 30 years, from 1971 to 2001. On November 9, 2010, at the Mass to celebrate his 90th birthday, six Cardinals, 26 Bishops, 150 priests, plus 5,000 lay persons were present at the Cathedral of Rio.
As part of the commemoration a pop star, Elba Ramalho, was invited to sing regional songs from Sales’ original State of Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte. What is shocking about this invitation is that Ramalho is a singer with a quite frivolous moral life. Among the ‚highlights’ of her career is an extensive photo spread in Playboy magazine where she poses completely nude. To invite this singer sends the message that either the Catholic Church tacitly approves her behavior or simply does not care about it. Either of these messages is very harmful to the morals of the faithful.
Above, Elba Ramalho holds Card. Sales’ hand while she sings for him. She wears skin-tight pants and a transparent blouse through which one can distinguish, among other things, a tattoo on her upper left arm.
The commemoration is to be credited to the present day Archbishop of Rio, Orani João Tempesta. The approving news report on the event issued by the Brazilian Conference of Bishops states that the two parts of the ceremony that touched Card. Sales most were Ramalho’s performance and Benedict XVI’s message of greetings.
Below first row, another picture of Ramalho singing in the presence of Cardinals and Bishops; second row, another performance and two poses where her arm tattoo shows clearly.
Austrian actor priest
The man in shorts, above at right, is Fr. Markus Schlagnitweit of the Diocese of Linz, Austria. He is a parish priest of the Linz Catholic University Community and, along with other official positions, he is a member in good standing of the Iustitia et Pax [Justice and Peace] Commission of the Conference of Austrian Bishops.
Fr. Schlagnitweit is an amateur actor. Above he is performing in the play Tales from the Vienna Woods by Odon von Horvath. It is amazing to see in his various performances the lack of modesty of this priest, who should be a model of good customs for his parishioners and students. It is needless to say that Bishop Ludwig Schwarz of Linz has full knowledge of Fr. Schlagnitweit’s artistic activities and approves them. Below, first row, two other shots from the same show where the actor-priest appears in immoral poses with women.
A graphic photo from this performance may be seen here.
In the second row below the priest appears in a Holy Week ceremony at his parish surrounded by a choir of children. In the third and fourth rows, indecent poses taken from other performances displayed on the priest’s website (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
The Diocese of Linz is under the authority of the Archdiocese of Vienna, whose head is Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, a dear friend and protected disciple of Benedict XVI.
To assist in recognition, different photos of the priest are available here. On the website of the Diocese of Linz, more photos on Fr. Schlagnitweit’s parish ceremonies during Holy Week are available here.
TIA thanks Dr. F.W. from Germany for the data on Fr. Markus Schlagnitweit, which he sent to be posted in this section, Church Revolution in Pictures.
‘Papal’ toilet paper – A new WYD’s symbol?
To set the tone for the World Youth Day in Madrid that will gather from August 16 to 21, 2011, a shocking new symbol of the event came to light. Along with the backpack, T-shirt, hat and fan, now a set of two rolls of toilet paper is also included in the ‘essentials’ the attendees are invited to have.
Spanish television A92 News tells us that the toilet paper, printed by Renova, are in yellow and white to match the papal flag. In addition to their normal use, the rolls are intended to stand in as carnival serpentinas or party streamers. The youth can throw them from windows or toss them into the air from the crowds to pay homage to Benedict XVI when he passes in his popemobile.
After assuring us that the rolls are made of best quality tissue, scented and with a smooth and easy roll, one of the promoters of the initiative, below first row, invites viewers to purchase them. Second row, a young woman expresses her surprise when asked about the novelty by the TV interviewer; third row, the circle logo on the package reads: ‚I love the Pope – to be used as giant streamers.’
Renova, the toilet paper company that printed the rolls and is promoting them, claims to be a supporter of WYD and Benedict’s visit to Madrid. Were we in pre-Vatican II times, Catholics would have taken such an initiative as an offense against the Papacy, inspired by Freemasonry and Judaism. They would have raised up with indignation to stop this outrageous undertaking, especially in Catholic Spain. Today, accustomed to the corrupted moral ambience of the WYDs, even the most conservative among them laugh and pass it off as only a slightly inconvenient homage.
Let us see whether an official condemnation from the Vatican and the organizers of the 2011 WYD will come or if there will be general complaisance with this outrageous and disgusting initiative.
These photos were taken from the A92 News video. This scoop should be credited to Radio Cristiandad, Argentina. News on the topic can be read here, here and here.
Markus Schagnitweit website
Remember Assisi 1986
Above first row left, we see the altar of St. Peter Church in Assisi on October 27, 1986. On the altar, at left, is a parchment/banner with religious inscriptions; above the Tabernacle, in the center, is a glass cylinder encasing a gold statue of Buddha; in front of it is a gold censer shaped as a lotus flower. The other objects to its right – candles and a religious book – are hidden from sight by the purple banner that stands several feet from the altar between it and the central aisle of the church.
The second photo, first row right, shows a Buddhist Tibetan dignitary solemnly burning incense to the idol. In the second row, we see two sets of pagan monks around the altar worshipping Buddha.
Below first row is the statue of Buddha on top of the Tabernacle, which can be seen more clearly here. In the second row, the Dali Lama, supreme authority of that branch of Buddhism, is present at the act of profanation; third row, Tibetan monks adoring their idol at the foot of the altar; fourth row, the pot with incense still smoking.
In the fifth row, we see the Basilica of Assisi as it was when it was chosen by John Paul II to be the center of the Pan-Religious meeting of Assisi in 1986. The sixth row shows us the same angle of Basilica as it was hit by an earthquake on September 26, 1997. In the eighth row are photos from another angle, showing the rubble and other damage to the ceiling of the church.
God may appear to be late, but He never fails to strike…
Photos from this video, Internet & Inside the Vatican magazine
Remember Assisi 1993
Confused reports are circulating about the number of inter-religious meetings that have gathered in Assisi. As the October meeting called by Benedict XVI approaches, the press have been referring to it at times as the second meeting of this type, at times as the third one. We want to help clarify this misinformation.
There have already been three interfaith meetings at Assisi convened by the Pope and counting on his presence: the initial gathering in 1986 (see here, here and here), the second one in 1993 turned toward praying for peace in Bosnia, and a third encounter in 2002 (see here and here), Therefore the coming meeting will be the fourth.
In addition to these meetings, there have been other parallel annual inter-faith gatherings approved by the Vatican, but promoted by an Italian lay organization, the Community of Sant’Egidio. This organization is turned toward keeping alive the „spirit of Assisi.” For this purpose it promotes inter-religious meetings in different cities of the world. It held two such meetings in Assisi: in 1994 and in 2006. John Paul II and Benedict XVI approved and sent representatives to these meetings with papal messages of encouragement. To see the list of meetings, click here, go to the bottom.
Along with these two types of inter-faith meetings in Assisi, there have been yet others promoted in that city by different branches of the Charismatic movement, such as the one that took place in 2010, reported here.
Therefore, there have been three inter-faith meetings convened by the Pope at which he was present – Assisi 1986, Assisi 1993 and Assisi 2002. The fourth will be in October 2011. We hope these distinctions will help to clarify the confused picture on how many meetings have taken place in Assisi.
The January 9-10, 1993 meeting of Assisi featured on this page was convened by John Paul II to pray for peace among religions in Bosnia. For this purpose he traveled there and prayed together with representatives of many religions. News on this topic can be read here and here.
In the photo above John Paul II is greeting rabbi David Rosen at the 1993 meeting in Assisi; in the first row below he receives an Anglican representative. In the second row, we display at right the first page of the Catholic Herald, UK, January 8, 1993, announcing the meeting.
In the third row are commemorative stamps printed in the Vatican and in Poland celebrating the event (check here and here). The vestments of John Paul II and his assistant displayed in the last stamp at right, can be recognized in the photo in the fourth row, taken at the meeting at Assisi 1993.
In Germany Benedict gives Communion in the hand
Last Sunday, on September 25, 2011, in an outdoor Mass in Freiburg im Breigau on the last day of his visit to Germany, Benedict XVI once again gave Communion in the hand. It is another example where the Pontiff does not want to appear committed to the traditional custom of only giving Communion on the tongue.
Since his recent practice of giving Communion on the tongue – the „irrefutable proof” that Benedict had returned to tradition – shows itself to be inconsistent, let us wait and see what will be the next tale spread by those who want to present Benedict as a „conservative” in order not to face his Progressivism. Doing this, such persons are able to maintain their beloved middle-of-the-road position.
Above, the Pope gives Communion in the hand to a kneeling gentleman in Freiburg; below first row the same person brings the Host to his mouth (watch video here). Second row, in the Mass of Erfurt on September 24, Communion in the hand for all those who wanted it was also given.
In Erfurt Benedict presents Luther as a model for Catholics
In the place where Martin Luther used to speak against the Popes, Benedict XVI, the first German Pope since the Protestant Revolution, deliberately paid homage to that heresiarch. Before the trip, he expressed his desire to link his papal visit to Germany to the 500th anniversary of Protestantism. He also conveyed his wish to meet at greater length with the heads of the so-called Lutheran Church. To fulfill these desires the Lutherans offered him the Augustinian Monastery in Erfurt, where Luther studied, became priest and professor of theology before leaving to split the Church and Europe.
Erfurt, where the meeting took place on September 23, 2011, and its neighboring city Wittenberg, where Luther posted his 95 theses, are considered the very heartland of Protestantism. It was there that Pope Ratzinger praised Luther’s quest for God as the “deep passion and driving force of his whole life.”
Moreover, Benedict considered Luther as a model to find God: “The question: What is God’s position towards me, where do I stand before God? This burning question of Martin Luther must once more, doubtless in a new form, become our question too. In my view, this is the first summons we should attend to in our encounter with Martin Luther.”
Further on in his speech, Ratzinger presented the heresiarch as a model for spirituality: “Luther’s thinking, his whole spirituality, was thoroughly Christocentric: ‘What promotes Christ’s cause’ was for Luther the decisive hermeneutical criterion for the exegesis of sacred Scripture. This presupposes, however, that Christ is at the heart of our spirituality and that love for him, living in communion with him, is what guides our life.”
Such were the concessions Benedict XVI made to Luther and Protestantism, attempting to throw into oblivion the unforgettable condemnations of the Catholic Church against both.
Above left, an overview of the Pope and Nikolaus Schneider, head of the Lutherans in Germany, seated in the chapel of the Protestant monastery of Erfurt; at right, leaving the building. Below first and second rows, Catholic and Protestant blessings at the end of the „service”, to give the impression that both religions please God; third and fourth rows, exchanges of cordiality and posing for pictures.
Cardinal Siri saying the New Mass
Some traditionalists pretend that Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, Archbishop of Genoa (1946-1987), never compromised with Progressivism. As a contribution to clarify this untruth, we present here some photos of the Cardinal saying the New Mass in different cities of his Archdiocese.
Above, he chose a simple altar turned to the people to say the Novus Ordo Mass at the church in Udine; below, first row, he concelebrates with John Paul II at an outdoor New Mass said in Genoa during the papal visit in 1985; second row, Card. Siri exchanges the embrace of peace with Msgr. Barabino during a New Mass said in Bobbio.
Cardinal Siri pledging allegiance to the Conciliar Popes
One variant of the sede-vacantists is the so-called ‚sede-impeditist’ current, which defends the thesis that Cardinal Giuseppe Siri was elected pope at the conclave of 1958 and took the name of Gregory XVII. According to this current, Siri was obliged to renounce the title and Angelo Roncalli was elected in his place. The Popes who ascended to the Roman Pontificate after this election would be nothing but usurpers. Hence the followers of this theory consider them anti-popes and treat them as such.
Afterwards, Siri would have lived his whole life in a terrible oppression and persecution by the ‚anti-popes,’ his enemies. The theory continues, pretending that at his death, Gregory XVII named his successor, whose name is not known to the public…
To show the lack of reality upon which this theory is based, we post here some photos showing how joyfully and amicably Card. Giuseppe Siri dealt with the conciliar Popes.
Above at left, we see him in close and friendly conversation with John XXIII, at one of the general meetings of the Italian Bishops; at right, he appears smiling in a shot with the Pope and Cardinal Lercaro. Below first row, Card. Siri and Paul VI exchange cordialities on two different occasions. Second row, Siri is on his knees pledging allegiance to John Paul I after his election; third row left, he pledges allegiance to John Paul II after his election; right, at the end of his life he was still very cordial when meeting the same Pope.
We believe that no serious person can consider these attitudes of Card. Siri as those of a prisoner kidnapped from his pontificate and deprived of it by force or some strong moral pressure. Instead, the photos show the normal activities of the Archbishop of Genoa, accepting without any difficulty the validity of the conciliar Popes as his normal superiors.
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Benedict receives Jews at the Vatican
On February 12, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI and Card. Walter Kasper, then president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, received at the Vatican a delegation of Jews. The latter were members of the Conference of Major American Jewish Organizations. Also present were representatives of Italian Judaism.
On that occasion Pope Ratzinger manifested his intention to visit Israel, which in fact he did in May of that year. That meeting also prepared his visit to the Rome synagogue that took place in January 2010.
Since the Conciliar Church is increasingly assimilating Judaism into its doctrine, we would say that if this path continues and if God does not intervene, we may see the complete transformation of the Religion of Jesus Christ into the religion of Caiaphas.
Benedict XVI at the Revolution Palace in Havana
The surrealistic photo above shows Pope Ratzinger at the Palácio de la Revolución, the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, made to boast the Communist victory over Catholicism in Cuba.
He easily could have avoided going to that symbolic place, but he deliberately did so to show his respect for Cuban Communism and its dictator Raul Castro, whom he met there. The sun, in the stainglass window behind them, symbolizes the „light” of Communism spreading over the world…
It is another humiliation for Our Lord Jesus Christ, of Whom Benedict is the Vicar, in the chain of humiliations unleashed by him during his recent visit to Cuba.
We manifest our rejection of this act and we express our sadness that it happened. We offer reparation to Our Lord for this offense and invite our readers to do likewise, especially during the Holy Week that begins Monday.
Soccer Bishop in Italy
It was a hot Saturday on that July 17, 2010. Nonetheless, the Bishop of the twin cities of Teramo and Atri, East Italy, was not dispirited. He took part in a soccer match between a team of priests under his obedience and a team of local municipal employees. The pretext for that desacralization was to collect funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
The photo above, taken from the local newspaper, shows Bishop Michele Seccia in a black jersey happily holding aloft the soccer ball. The two men behind him in white jerseys are priests. Seccia was the goalkeeper for the clerical team and gave the first kick to start the game.
Below, the Cathedral of Teramo; in the insert, Bishop Michele Seccia posing as a conservative…
Original in Italian here.
Effusive papal greetings to Buddhists
During his public appearance last Wednesday, May 30, 2012, Pope Ratzinger asked two Buddhist monks to join him at the central podium in St. Peter’s Square, above. There he effusively greeted them with a warm two-handed handshake. This public display was clearly a means to give prestige to this Pantheist religion, and to send to all present the implicit message that Catholics may likewise extend a welcome to Buddhism.
Wth this gesture, Benedict was maintaining a 40-year-old „tradition” of the Conciliar Church. Indeed, on March 22, 1972, Paul VI received at the Vatican the Buddhist guru Sri Chinmoy, below, also giving him a warm two-handed handshake.
On that occasion the Pope told Chinmoy: „Your message and mine are the same. When we both leave this world, you and I, we will meet together.”
Since both have already died, this quite credible prediction of Paul VI may have been fulfilled. One is free to surmise, therefore, the place where they are together. Perhaps it is not too cool…
Archbishop Gerhard Muller welcomes punk girls
We learned this week that Benedict XVI named German Bishop, now Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller of Regensburg to be the next Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. To provide some background on this protegé of Cardinal Karl Lehmann (here & here), we will be posting some photos of him on the coming Sundays.
Above, you see him at a World Youth Day embracing two punk girls. The one with the green-colored Iroquois haircut is taking a quite intimate posture with him, placing both hands over his shoulder and leaning her head on her hand. Both girls in their spaghetti strap tank tops are hardly models of Catholic modesty. Without any show of embarrassment, a smiling Muller broadly embraces them, drawing them close to his chest and touching their bare arms and lower backs.
If the saying is true that by the finger we know the giant, then here we have a good sample of the direction Catholic Morals will take, since Muller will soon be in charge of determining what is good or bad for Catholics.
Are the Knights of Columbus part of Freemasonry?
At the entrance of a building called Masonic East, a Freemason wearing his apron shakes hands with a knight of Columbus in his full solemn apparel. What is this?
Walking Together … for Life reads the headline of the online Pennsylvania Freemason. The caption gives the details:
Richard A. Carnes, District Deputy Grand Master for District 39, shakes hands with Peter P. Pape, Corps Commander, Knights of Columbus, demonstrating Masons and Knights of Columbus members working together in harmony as escorts for cancer survivors during the annual American Cancer Society’s Walk for Life on August 4, 2006.
But this was not the only occasion when the two organizations walked together. In Minnesota, an online circular for the Masons of the State invites them to a pancakes breakfast at the Knights of Columbus headquarters:
Templar Lodge No. 176 in St. Louis Park is hosting a special fundraising event for their Master, W. Brother Scott Anderson. Scott is 42 years old and recently suffered two strokes.
The medical bills are high, and the lodge is trying to raise some money and then go to the Grand Lodge for some matching funds in an effort to help him out.
The pancake breakfast is on Sunday, August 12th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At the Marian hall, Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Blvd. West, Bloomington. Cost is $7.00 a plate and includes pancakes, sausage, milk and juice.
Can’t make it but you would still like to contribute? Please feel free to send a donation to Templar Lodge No. 176, Secretary Michael Dunn, 7400 Beard Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443-3534. Thank you for your consideration.
Douglas Campbell – Grand Secretary – Grand Lodge of Minnesota
If you apply the maxim – Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are – it seems difficult not to conclude that the Knights of Columbus are linked to Freemasonry.
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Koch: Jews do not need to believe in Christ to be saved
At a three day seminar promoted by the Jewish-led Council of Centers of Jewish-Christian Relations that took place at Seton Hall University in late October – early November 2011, Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, gave a two-hour talk. In it, among other things, he stressed these two points:
1. Jews are participants in God’s salvation even though they do not believe in Jesus Christ as the Messiah of Israel and Son of God;
2. The Catholic Church rejects missionary work directed at Jews.
It is another bold denial of the Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ made by an official representative of the Pope. In other words, it is another confirmation of the general apostasy of the post-conciliar Vatican with its policy of ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue.
Above, Koch at a luncheon in the Jewish Theological Seminary on October 31, 2011, to inaugurate the Milstein Center for inter-religious dialogue. He is receiving from rabbi Arnold Eisen an 18th-century facsimile of a document from the Jewish community of Rome to Pope Benedict XIV. Below first row, at the same event Koch listens attentively to another rabbi, second row, delivering his talk also on October 31, 2011.
Read the news reports from a Jewish source here and
from a Catholic source here.
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Pope endorses indecent circus performances
Framed by the legs of women performing acrobatics, Benedict XVI enjoyed circus performances on December 3, 2012. Under the pretext of supporting the „apostolate” of those who work in circus jobs, what we actually saw was an ensemble of indecent performances at the Paul VI Hall.
Above at left we notice a woman with her head down, completely exposing her open legs as a homage to the Pope; in front of Benedict, only two steps away from him, is another woman displaying her dexterity by raising one of her legs over her head. These are poses more suitable for the cabarets Folie Bergere and Moulin Rouge than for performances at the Vatican in the presence of the Vicar of Christ.
Below at left, we see a woman doing splits on the floor while another one beside her – legs in the air – does a handstand; to her right a third, in a still more indecent position, contorts her body into a back bend, also exposing her opened legs to the Pope. Above him, another acrobat twirls around a bar showing her legs as well.
It is quite difficult not to see in the papal participation in this spectacle a tacit endorsement of every other situation where women display their legs – mini-skirts, beach apparel, flashy dancing, etc.
If we compare this attitude of the Pope with the complaint of Our Lady in Fatima about how the worldly fashions of 1917 were sending souls straight to Hell, we understand how far from God’s path the authorities of the Conciliar Church are today.
To watch the video from Rome Reports click here .
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Card. Bergoglio giving Communion in the hand
Above and below first row you see then Card. Jorge Bergoglio giving Communion to the crowds in Buenos Aires. The Cardinal is handing out hosts on August 7, 2004, at the Mass on the feast day of St. Cajetan at the Sanctuary of St. Cajetan in the neighborhood of Liniers.
The devotion of St. Cajetan, founder of the Theatines who founded hospices for the poor and sick, is very popular in Buenos Aires. He is known as the patron of labor, and the devotion heightened among the worker class with the difficulties it encountered after the recession of 1929, which broke the economy of the country.
At that time a chapel dedicated to the Saint was constructed in Liniers by the Sisters of the Divine Savior to serve their convent and school for girls. The devotion grew, the small chapel was transformed into a church and given to the Archdiocese, and today it is one of the main centers of pilgrimage in Buenos Aires. It attracts a large number of people on the 7th of each month, especially on August 7, the feast of St. Cajetan. The devotion to this Saint is symbolized by wheat stalks with a picture of the Saint and a prayer attached to it. The wheat stalk represents the providing of bread and is given to someone who is having problems in the work world. (For more on this topic click here or here)
In the photos above and below first row you see Card. Jorge Bergoglio, today Pope Francis I, giving Communion to the crowds without any particular concern about spiritual or ceremonial propriety. Anyone who extends his/her hand receives Communion from him. Hardly a procedure befitting to traditional devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.
In the second and third rows below, you see him giving Communion to sleeveless young women present at a picnic commemorating the 75 year anniversary of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy in Argentina and Uruguay.
These examples speak a great deal on the progressivist tendencies of Pope Bergoglio, and should teach us what to expect from him.