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Let the Men of Wisdom Speak…
Below you will find the latest issue of Bishop Richard Williamson’s Eleison Comments. In it he spells out the conundrum for traditional Catholics regarding the impending canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II under whose reign the smoke of Satan entered the sanctuary (Pope Paul VI’s words, not mine). Truly, this is a dilemma for Catholics who are not of a Sede Vacantist mindset. Yet, the good Bishop Williamson cuts through the Gordian Knot with the greatest simplicity by putting it in context of a “dummy” Church who’s prelates may be of good will just subject to diabolical delusion, as Sister Lucy put it.
However, while it may be clear to many in tradition that what the good bishop points out is true, the wonder of it is why are certain segments of the leadership of tradition now so anxious for a reconciliation? Yes, I’ve heard the arguments that from within we will have a greater influence, but the experience of the previous religious orders who stepped into the Vatican’s parlor illustrates that we too will soon be twisting in the wind just another desiccated trophy in the rogue’s gallery of tradition in Rome’s den. Now, when the Truth is more obscure then ever, is the time the traditional leadership should be shouting from the housetops that the Truth of the Catholic Faith resides in Catholic tradition. Now is the time when the seemingly misguided leadership should be pastoring the sheep into the true sheepfold rather than accepting the New Code of Canon Law of 1983 and the sure validity of the Novus Ordo Missa. It goes to show that diabolical delusion is a contagion that can infect even the most sincere and well-meaning. As St. Paul admonishes we must test the spirits to know from whence they come and as Jesus Christ Our Lord said we must be ever vigilant; we must watch and pray.
Richard of Danbury, D.S.G.
… and now Eleison Comments:
“What do you think of Pope Francis’ intention to “canonise” John-Paul II and John XXIII next spring ? Is it not a way of “canonising” Vatican II ? And does that not raise the question of authority, given that all the manuals of theology prior to Vatican II teach that the Pope is infallible when he pronounces a canonisation ?” Such was the serious question (slightly modified) put to me recently by a journalist of Rivarol. I answered along these lines:–
The determination shown by the heads of the Conciliar Church to canonise the Conciliar Popes demonstrates the firm will of the enemies (at least objective) of God to be done with the Catholic religion and to replace it with the new religion of the New World Order. Thus to a Newchurch correspond Newsaints to be fabricated by a process of canonisation which has been dismantled and “made new”. As is always the case with modernism, the words remain the same but the content of the words is quite different. Therefore Catholics who have the true Faith need not worry one little bit whether these Newcanonisations are infallible or not. They are proceeding from the Newchurch, which is a dummy of the Catholic Church.
But then what is this dummy ? That is a delicate question, because one easily gets accused of being a “sedevacantist”, which is a word that nowadays frightens Traditionalists almost as much as the word “anti-semitic”. But what we need is to concentrate on reality by “judging just judgment and not according to the appearance”, as Our Lord says (Jn. VII, 24). We must not let ourselves be misled by appearances, by emotions or by words. Today for instance, are not schools becoming centres of unlearning instead of learning, hospitals places of killing instead of healing, police instruments of oppression instead of protection, and so on ?
Thus by what Sister Lucy called a process of “diabolical disorientation”, the churchmen have become agents of lying instead of the Truth. They have allowed their minds and hearts to be taken over by the ideas and ideals of the Revolution, that radical and universal uprising of modern man against his God and Creator. Yet these objective traitors (they can still mean in their hearts to be serving God – Jn. XVI, 2) are still churchmen in the sense that nobody else than they is “sitting on the chair of Moses”, in Our Lord’s words (Mt.XXIII, 2). The Pope is sitting there.
In other words the dummy Church in question is the Church occupied not by men who are not churchmen, but by churchmen whose hearts and heads are occupied by more or less of a new religion which is absolutely not Catholic. But notice the “more or less”. Just as rot does not take over an apple all at once, so the dummy church, or the Newchurch, may be in the process of eclipsing the Catholic Church, but within it are still some bishops, many priests and a host of layfolk who can have kept the Catholic Faith up till now. They are on a slippery slope, highly dangerous for their faith, but one cannot say that they are outside of the true Church. God knows.
So when it comes to the authorities of the Newchurch, I would treat their authority as one does that of a family father who has gone temporarily mad. One pays no more attention to his madness than to be watching out for the moment when it comes to an end, but in the meantime one does not cease loving him or even respecting the authority intrinsic to his fatherhood. So help me God.