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Concilium Vaticanum Secundum – the Second Vatican Council

 

and its lead in to its paraconciliare ideology, synthesizing all heresies

 

  Arrestare il Consiglio! Arrestare il Consiglio! — Stop the Council! Stop the Council!  
    Attributed to report of Council peritus (theological adviser), layman Jean Guitton of death bed (though not final) words of the the 260º successor of Peter,
Ioannes PP. XXIII – Papa Giovanni XXIII – Pope John XXIII (* 25 November 1881 Giuseppe Angelo Roncalli, r. 28 October 1958 – 3 June 1963 †)
 

 

 

  “Truly, if one of the devils in C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters had been entrusted with the ruin of the liturgy, he could not have done it better.”  
    Dietrich von Hildebrand (* 12 October 1889 – 26 January 1977 †), in The Devastated Vineyard (1973), speaking on the destruction of the Roman Rite by Pope Paul VI's Novus Ordo Mass.  

 

 

  Passando alla seconda considerazione, l’Augusto Pontefice ripete la domanda: «Che cosa vedete nel Papa?». E risponde: Signum contradictionis: un segno di contestazione. La Chiesa attraversa, oggi, un momento di inquietudine. Taluni si esercitano nell’autocritica, si direbbe perfino nell’autodemolizione. È come un rivolgimento interiore acuto e complesso, che nessuno si sarebbe atteso dopo il Concilio. Si pensava a una fioritura, a un’espansione serena dei concetti maturati nella grande assise conciliare. C’è anche questo aspetto nella Chiesa, c’è la fioritura. Ma poiché «bonum ex integra causa, malum ex quocumque defectu» , si viene a notare maggiormente l’aspetto doloroso. La Chiesa viene colpita pure da chi ne fa parte: allora vi lasceremo leggere fino in fondo al Nostro animo e intravedere i due sentimenti che ci stanno nel cuore, davanti a questo tumulto che tocca la Chiesa e, com’è logico, si ripercuote soprattutto sul Papa. Un sentimento di gioia, per essere fatti degni di soffrire per il nome di Gesù. Le prove sono difficili e talvolta dure. Ma la realtà del nostro sacerdozio ci fa benedire il Signore di queste prove. Il cristiano conosce la gioia che sgorga dalla prova. È la certezza di essere col Signore, di camminare nella sua via, di verificare in sé la realizzazione delle sue predizioni e delle sue promesse, anche se dure per la nostra natura di esseri umani. E un sentimento di grande confidenza e fiducia. Tanti si aspettano dal Papa gesti clamorosi, interventi energici e decisivi. Il Papa non ritiene di dover seguire altra linea che non sia quella della confidenza in Gesù Cristo, a cui preme la sua Chiesa più che non a qualunque altro. Sarà Lui a sedare la tempesta. Quante volte il Maestro ha ripetuto: «Confidite in Deum. Creditis in Deum, et in me credite!». Il Papa sarà il primo ad eseguire questo comando del Signore e ad abbandonarsi, senza ambascia o inopportune ansie, al gioco misterioso della invisibile ma certissima assistenza di Gesù alla sua Chiesa.  
    Discorso de Paolo VI ai membri del Pontifico Seminaro Lombardo — Address of Pope Paul VI to the Lombard Seminary, 7 December 1968.
(* 26 September 1897 Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, r. 21 Jule 1963 – 6 August 1968 †)
 
       
       
       
       
  «... Da qualche fessura sia entrato il fumo di Satana nel tempio di Dio. ... È entrato il dubbio nelle nostre coscienze, ed è entrato per finestre che invece dovevano essere aperte alla luce. ... Si credeva che dopo il Concilio sarebbe venuta una giornata di sole per la storia della Chiesa. È venuta invece una giornata di nuvole, di tempesta, di buio, di ricerca, di incertezza. Predichiamo l’ecumenismo e ci distacchiamo sempre di più dagli altri. Cerchiamo di scavare abissi invece di colmarli. »
"... From some fissure the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God. ... Doubt has entered our consciences, and entered for windows instead had to be opened to the light. ... It was believed that after the Council there would be a sunny day for the history of the Church. It came instead a day of clouds, stormy, dark, research, uncertainty. We preach ecumenism and we depart more and more from others. We try to dig abysses instead of closing them. "
 
    Omelia di Papa Paolo VI nella Solennità dei Santi Apostoli Pietro e Paolo, 29 giugno 1972 Homily of Pope Paul VI on the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, 29 June 1972.
(* 26 September 1897 Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, r. 21 Jule 1963 – 6 August 1968 †)
 

 

 

 

Meditation

What can the third fall of Jesus under the Cross say to us? We have considered the fall of man in general, and the falling of many Christians away from Christ and into a godless secularism. Should we not also think of how much Christ suffers in his own Church? How often is the holy sacrament of his Presence abused, how often must he enter empty and evil hearts! How often do we celebrate only ourselves, without even realizing that he is there! How often is his Word twisted and misused! What little faith is present behind so many theories, so many empty words! How much filth there is in the Church, and even among those who, in the priesthood, ought to belong entirely to him! How much pride, how much self-complacency! What little respect we pay to the Sacrament of Reconciliation, where he waits for us, ready to raise us up whenever we fall! All this is present in his Passion. His betrayal by his disciples, their unworthy reception of his Body and Blood, is certainly the greatest suffering endured by the Redeemer; it pierces his heart. We can only call to him from the depths of our hearts: Kyrie eleison — Lord, save us (cf. Matthew 8: 25).

Prayer

Lord, your Church often seems like a boat about to sink, a boat taking in water on every side. In your field we see more weeds than wheat. The soiled garments and face of your Church throw us into confusion. Yet it is we ourselves who have soiled them! It is we who betray you time and time again, after all our lofty words and grand gestures. Have mercy on your Church; within her too, Adam continues to fall. When we fall, we drag you down to earth, and Satan laughs, for he hopes that you will not be able to rise from that fall; he hopes that being dragged down in the fall of your Church, you will remain prostrate and overpowered. But you will rise again. You stood up, you arose and you can also raise us up. Save and sanctify your Church. Save and sanctify us all.

 
    Good Friday, 24 March 2005, Meditation and Prayer of Cardinal Ratzinger on the Ninth Station of the Cross at the Colosseum, 23 days before his election and elevation to become Pope Benedict XVI [emphasis added] (*16 April 1927 Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, r. 19 April 2005– 28 February 2013 ). And Post Script on the same: The in-days-about-to-be-completed pontificate which supplied the context for Cardinal Ratzinger's dire observations on the then State of the Church deserved to be beatified by him as Pope Benedict XVI, then canonized by Pope Francis ?!?  

 

 

  Time Magazine cover with John Courtney Murray, SJ of 12 December 1960  
  Time Magazine cover of 12 December 1960 with John Courtney Murray, SJ  

 

     
    Dom Prosper Louis Pascal Guéranger, O.S.B.  

 

 

 

Documents of this Second Vatican Councill — The Twent-First Ecumenical Council by Catholic reckoning, but not an Ecumenical Council in the view of the Orthodox or the Oriental Orthodox:

Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, 21 November 1964

Decree Concerning the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church, Christus Dominus, 28 October 1965

Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio, 21 November 1964

Decree on the Catholic Churches of the Eastern Rite, Orientalium Ecclesiarum, 21 November 1964

Declaration on the Relation of the Church to non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate, 28 October 1965

 

 

 

  In Yorkville in Manhattan in New York City a Church offering all of 15 minutes per week for Confession  
  A reigning pope visits a small Church in Yorkville in Manhattan  
  A miserable, blasphemous, price-gouging, apostate institution, yes, but they are hardly likely to exaggerate in this direction, and so if Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate is to be believed, as of 2008 seventy-five percent of Catholics go to Confession, participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, "never" or "less than once a year".  
 
Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself.
  1 Corinthians 11:27-29
 
  So in essence, with this and countless other spirit of Vatican II– Churches throughout Christendom, a faithful Orthodox-Catholic Christian is faced with a real and serious dilemma, because a particular Church is not a place whose pastor designs worship in such a way that almost everyone attending and receiving the Sacrament is doing so to his and her own condemnation.  

 

 

    ...Council of Basel-Ferrara-Florence.
...Conciliis Florentinum et Tridentinum et Vaticanum Primum versus Concilium Vaticanum Secundum.   ...Council of Trent.
    ...First Vatican Council.

 

 

     
     

 

 

     
     

 

 

"Rise, and have no fear."   "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." the Holy Spirit Man proposes, God disposes