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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Do NOT Participate in the False Divine Mercy Devotion: It is Dangerous to Souls!

The image of the Divine Mercy devotion

The Divine Mercy devotion was re-launched by the great Apostate, John Paul II despite the Catholic Church’s condemnation of this devotion and messages. During his long and false pontificate he established a feast day in honor of this devotion. During his homily at the ‘canonization’ of Sr. Faustina on April 30, 2000, he declared that the Second Sunday of Easter would henceforth be called Divine Mercy Sunday.

Consequently, every year on the Sunday following Easter, which is called Low Sunday - in Latin it is called Dominica in Albis, Sunday in White - I am asked this question by the deceived Novus Ordo adherents who flock to Divine Mercy every 3pm:  “why don't you celebrate the Divine Mercy Sunday?” 

The image of the Divine Mercy devotion

I have analyzed the prayers of the Divine Mercy devotion and found nothing wrong with them at face value. But there is something wrong with what surrounds this devotion. Consequently, the prayers cannot be said if it is from the mind of the Devil!

Let me acknowledge that there are persons, who have got feelings of receiving ‘graces’ from doing the Divine Mercy devotion. That is not an indication that the devotion itself is necessarily from Heaven.

Remember God always answers our prayers. You always receive some grace by your prayers. For example, let’s imagine you made a pilgrimage to visit the burial place of a saint. You made the pilgrimage and thought you were kneeling at the correct grave venerating that saint. In fact, however, he was not buried in that cemetery, but in a church nearby. Nonetheless, God gives you graces because of your effort and your desire to please Him and make reparation for your sins.

You made that pilgrimage; you will not leave it without grace. God does not take a position like, “Well, you're at the wrong grave. Sorry, you traveled 6,000 miles for nothing and now you receive nothing.” No, God will always answer your prayers. So, please, remember when you hear people say, “Well, I have received graces from this devotion.” This in itself is not an indication that the devotion is from Heaven. Certainly the graces are always from Heaven. But the devotion may not be.

Condemnations of Divine Mercy by the Catholic Church!

What is wrong with the Divine Mercy devotion?

First, when this devotion fell under the attention of Pius XII, he was concerned not with the prayers of the devotion, but with the circumstances of the so-called apparitions to Sr. Faustina and their content. That is, he was concerned with what Our Lord supposedly told Sr. Faustina and what he told her to make public.

Pius XII, then, placed this devotion, including the apparitions and the writings of Sr. Faustina on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Index of Prohibited Books). That list no longer exists, since it was formally abolished on June 14, 1966, by the Jewish Freemasonic infiltrator, Govanni Montini who claimed to be Pope Paul VI.

On the one hand, it is unfortunate that it no longer exists. But, on the other hand, if that list were to exist today it would be so vast that it would fill this room. Practically everything that is written today has something objectionable to the Catholic Faith, including the majority of literatures coming out from Novus Ordo! It is all part of the plan to mis-educate Catholics ensuring they reject the true faith.
John Paul II endorses the divine Mercy devotion

So, Pius XII put the writings of Sr. Faustina on the Index of Prohibited Books. That meant that he considered that their content would lead Catholics astray or in the wrong direction.

Next, came other prohibitions made by the false pope John XXIII. Twice in his false pontificate, the Holy Office issued condemnations of the Divine Mercy writings. 

The question arises: ‘but John XXIII was a false pope?  How can his ‘official’ action be tenable? We as a person, John XXIII had no authority to condemn Divine Mercy! That authority came from the Holy Office which did not deviate from the faith at the election of John XXIII. The Holy office lost the faith and its authority after it approved Vatican II documents riddled with heresy as from 1964!

Today the Holy Office is called ‘Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’ renamed by Novus Ordo so that it will stop defending the catholic faith and promote the new false religion.

This Office - placed under the direct control of the Pope - is responsible for maintaining the purity of the doctrine and, therefore, it watches over the dissemination of different documents in the Church.

If the Pope wants to correct the faithful on a particular topic, he usually does this through the Holy Office. So, the proclamations, declarations and documents issued by the Holy Office may be seen as coming from the Pope himself.

Not once, but twice under John XXIII( a false pope) , this particular devotion was condemned through the Holy Office. The first condemnation was in a plenary meeting held on November 19, 1958. The declaration from the Holy Office issued these three statements about this devotion:

1. There is no evidence of the supernatural origin of these revelations. This means that the members of the Holy Office examined the content and decided that there was nothing there to indicate the apparitions were supernatural. In an authentic apparition - Our Lady of Lourdes or Our Lady of Fatima, for example - you can look at the content and affirm it can not be definitively said they are of divine origin, but there is enough evidence to say that it is possibly so. On the other hand, in the Divine Mercy apparitions, they said definitively that there is no evidence whatsoever that they are supernatural. This translates, “We do not think that these apparitions come from God.”

2. No feast of Divine Mercy should be instituted. Why? Because if it is based on apparitions that are not clearly coming from God, then it would be rash and temerarious to institute a feast in the Church based on something that is a false apparition.

3. It is forbidden to disseminate writings propagating this devotion under the form received by Sr. Faustina, as well as the image typical of it. So, it was forbidden to even publish the image of Our Lord as Divine Mercy.

Now, you have all seen this image, even if in passing, and you would know and recognize it. It shows a strange picture of Jesus that makes me uneasy. I cannot really tell you why. I do not like it. I don't like the face, I don't like the gesture, I don't like the posture, I don't like anything. This was my first impression of this image. I don't want it around because it is, for lack of a better term, creepy to me when I look at it.

The image shows multicolored rays, I think they are red, white and blue, coming from His chest region - no heart, just these rays. You have all seen this. Well, that was the image that was forbidden to be published or spread.

On March 6, 1959, the Holy Office issued a second decree on this devotion. It forbade, once again, spreading the images of Divine Mercy and the writings of Sr. Faustina propagating this devotion. It also stated that it was up to the bishops to decide how they were going to remove the images that had already been displayed for public honor in some countries in Eastern Europe.

Principal error of Divine Mercy: It presents an unconditional mercy

Let me present you with a parallel thought. 

Our Lord with a halo displaying His Sacred Heart
Consider the true image of Christ Our Savior. Probably the most symbolically rich and accurate representation of Him, besides the Crucifix, is the image of the Sacred Heart, because the image of Our Lord with the Sacred Heart summarizes the whole theology of Redemption.

They pierced His Hands, His Feet and His Sacred Heart; the crown of thorns encircles the Heart, which burns with love for man. This was the price He paid, the sacrifice He made for our redemption. He offered Himself because of His burning love for us despite the fact we are ungrateful creatures who rebelled against our Creator. Think about it. He created us and then we nailed Him to a cross even though He was God and completely innocent of any guilt. So, the Sacred Heart encapsulates all this.

In the images of the Sacred Heart, He points to this symbolic font of love and mercy for us. The devotions to the Sacred Heart always suppose reparation for our sins. We are sinners, we must make reparation. Despite the promises from Our Lord and the fact that He paid an infinite price for our Redemption, we must make reparation. We should always do penance for our sins and make various kinds of reparation.

Now, consider the image of Our Lord representing the Divine Mercy. It is an imitation of the Sacred Heart without the heart. When you pay attention, you notice that in the image there is no heart. There are simply rays coming out of a point above His waist. This symbolizes the error of the Divine Mercy devotion. It preaches that we can expect an unconditional mercy with no price to be paid whatsoever, with no obligations whatsoever. This is not the message of Christ.

Christ is merciful. Time and time again, His mercy pardons our repeated sins in the Sacrament of Penance, always taking us back no matter how bad our sins are. And what happens in the Sacrament of Penance? The very name of the Sacrament tells us exactly what happens: to be effective the Sacrament supposes penance. Not only are you there at the Sacrament recognizing your full submission to the Church and your dependence on the Sacraments for forgiveness, but you walk out of the confessional with an imposed penance.

You are also often reminded from this pulpit that you must not only fulfill that penance, but you must continually do penance, your own penance. You don't just say a decade of the Rosary and say, “Well, I've done my penance. Now, I can go merrily on my way.” You must always have the spirit of penance for your past sins; you must live with it.

The central error of the Divine Mercy is that it promises lots of spiritual rewards with no requirement of penance, no mention of reparation, no mention of any condition.

Unfortunately, this corresponds very much with what the great apostate John Paul II wrote in the ‘Encyclical’ Dives in misericordia. I do not recommend reading it to any of you, except the most prepared, because it has many misleading things. It re-echoes this mercy with no price, gifts from heaven with no requirements, God's mercy with no mention of penance or reparation for sin whatsoever.

Anticipating that ‘encyclical’ John Paul II already in 1978, the very first year of his false pontificate, set in motion the ‘canonization’ of Sr. Faustina and the institution of a Divine Mercy Sunday feast. As I said before, both Sr. Faustina’s writings and the very idea of having a Divine Mercy feast day had been prohibited and condemned by the Holy office thrice!.

Presumption in Sr. Faustina’s writings 
Faustina, John Paul II, and the divine Mercy devotion

The writings of the Polish Sr. Faustina herself, published in English in 2007, pose cause for concern. The work has 640 pages and transcribes frequent supposed apparitions and messages from Our Lord.
This long thread of statements supposedly from Our Lord to Sr. Faustina has some things that would make a correct-thinking Catholic very uneasy, to say the least. I will exemplify by taking a few quotes from her writings.

On October 2, 1936, she states that the “Lord Jesus” appeared to her and said, “Now, I know that it is not for the graces or gifts that you love Me, but because My Will is dearer to you than life. That is why I am uniting Myself with you so intimately as with no other creature.” (Divine Mercy in My Soul, The Diary of Sr. Faustina, Stockbridge, MA: Marian Press, 1987, p. 288)

How can we believe that Our Lord has united Himself more intimately with Sr. Faustina than with the Blessed Virgin Mary? At first, we might read this and think, “Oh, that's beautiful.“ But later it may hit you, “Wait a minute, Our Lord united Himself more intimately with Sr. Faustina than with any other creature? Our Lady was the Immaculate Conception, but she was also His creature, she was created by Him as the rest of us were, albeit with the greatest exalted position free from original sin from the very beginning.”

And now are we expected to believe that Our Lord told Sr. Faustina that He is more united to her than anybody else, even the Blessed Virgin Mary, and certainly more than all the other Saints? This affirmation smacks of pride in itself, let alone the assertion that it came from Heaven.

This type of presumption is present in many other cases.

Our Lord supposedly addressed Sr. Faustina on May 23, 1937, with these words: “Beloved pearl of My Heart.” What bothers me about this is that it is pure saccharin. Look how Our Lady speaks to Sr. Lucia or to St. Bernadette. It is not as “beloved pearl of My Heart.” It is impossible to imagine Our Lord stooping to saccharin language. Our Lord is Christ the King, Creator of the universe, and ruler of all that is. He does not say things like “beloved pearl of My Heart.”

Let me continue. Then, He said: “I see your love so pure; purer than that of the angels, and all the more so because you keep fighting. For your sake, I bless the world.” (ibid., p. 400) First of all, except for the Blessed Virgin Mary, we are not free from original sin and, therefore, we are not capable of a love purer than the angels.

As for blessing the world, that might be fine. If we had one real saint in the world, then the Lord will give us blessings for that one real saint. This is not my objection.

My objection is that this revelation was in 1937; the world was on the verge of World War II, which Sr. Lucy had already been forewarned of by Our Lady at Fatima: if Russia is not consecrated, and man does not convert, then this big disaster will befall mankind for their evil ways and their sins. 
Nazi soldiers march on Warsaw

At that moment, we were about to see that disaster descend from Heaven, yet Our Lord tells Sr. Faustina, “For your sake, I am going to bless the world.” Was World War II a blessing on the world? Since her native Poland did not go unscathed by the German invasion, it does not seem likely that He actually blessed the world.

Another example: Sr. Faustina claimed that Our Lord told her that she was exempt from judgment, every judgment - particular judgment and the general judgment. On February 4, 1935, she already claimed to hear this voice in her soul, “From today on, do not fear God’s judgment, for you will not be judged.” (ibid., p. 168)

Now, nobody but the Blessed Virgin, as far as I know, is free from the general and particular judgment. St. Thomas Aquinas, according to the pious story, had to genuflect in Purgatory before going to Heaven. I don’t know if this is fact, but it is a lesson for us that nobody is exempt from any kind of judgment.

And add to these examples the preposterous affirmation that the Host jumped out of the Tabernacle three times and placed itself in her hands, so that she had to open up the Tabernacle and place it back herself: “And the host came out of the Tabernacle and came to rest in my hands and I, with joy, placed it back in the Tabernacle. This was repeated a second time, and I did the same thing. Despite this, it happened a third time.” (ibid., p. 23) It makes it sound like a hamster that has gotten out of its cage. “Oh, no, here it is again. I have to go put this back now.”

How many times has the Church declared that the hands of a priest are consecrated to handle the Sacred Species, and what kind of lesson would you be giving to the world by this example of the Host leaping into her hands so that she had to place it back in the Tabernacle herself?

Our Lord does not contradict His Church by word or by gesture. And this would be a little bit by both. She related what happened, but the gesture itself would be Our Lord contradicting the Real Presence and everything it represents. 

A lack of Catholic spirit 

In short, the whole Divine Mercy devotion does not represent a Catholic spirit. The Catholic spirit is one of making constant reparation in penance for our sins, of praying for the graces of God, for the mercy of God in this life.

Let me close by saying that it is the background of this devotion that is questionable. You do not just institute a particular devotion with its own feast day based on something that has been condemned for very good reasons in the recent past.

When you look at the prayers of the Divine Mercy devotions, they are perfectly orthodox. There is nothing heretical or presumptuous in these prayers. But just remember the reason why it has been condemned and why we do not recognize Divine Mercy Sunday is because of its past, not because of the content of the prayers.

It is very important to know this, because it is one of many things that were brought back by Novus ordo religion in its destructive mission against souls. Please note that this is not a case of the Church changing her mind. It is a case of a representative of Satan, John Paul II inviting you to lose your soul!

You must refuse his call! You must refuse the devotion! Turn to the Sacred heart Devotion or to other time tested true devotion of the Church!

Presented by Malachy Mary Igwilo, within the Holy Octave of Corpus Christi, feast of St. Silverius 20th June 2017

Monday, 19 June 2017

A Masonic Blue Print for the Destruction of the Catholic Church: Alta Vendita.....

Standard image of masonic square and compasses
Few Catholics and non-Catholics alike  know of the  Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita, a secret document written in the early 1800s that mapped out a blueprint for the subversion of the Catholic Church.

Those who today think they are Catholics, with allegiance to today’s Vatican, are mainly Masons by default since the religion they think is Catholic, now headed by Francis is actually a Masonic contraption which falls in line with the Masonic mission to infiltrate and take over the official Church structures in order to bring about a Masonic revolution, akin to the French revolution, in the Catholic Church. Although the product of this take over is not Catholic, the whole world thinks it so.

This take over is surely the Apostasy which Our Lady foretold and which is designed by the agents of the Devil to send millions of souls to eternal damnation in hell. Many have been deceived into holding hundreds of false doctrines, including receiving false sacraments and recognizing false priesthoods and false bishoprics, through the manipulation of Alta Vendita, the highest branch of Freemasonry.
Today, Francis continues to promote the religion of Masons and people are deceived into thinking him a true Catholic pope! The people have finally arrived at a point where they do not know the Catholic faith! So when someone like Francis is actively promoting evil and Novus Ordo religion, people think he is promoting Catholicism!

After two generations since Vatican II council, it is mission accomplished for Masons! One of the main objectives of propagating the Novus Ordo religion is re-education of the people! Immediately Freemasonry established  Novus Ordo religion, they started to reeducate the people, bit by tine bits removing Catholic sensibilities from people. enthroning ecumenism as the idea that all sects that call themselves Christian are indeed Christian. They subtle imposed a man centered education system in ALL Catholic schools and seminaries. In just 50 years, they have ordained people of non-Catholic faith to this false priesthood and these occupy Catholic parishes pretending to be Catholic priests and supervising the collapse of Catholic sensibilities and knowledge.

The Story of Alta Vendita is the story of how the Masons conceived this institution of Novus Ordo religion, which has not now replaced the official Catholic Church!  

The Alta Vendita was the highest lodge of the Carbonari, an Italian secret society with links to Freemasonry and which, along with Freemasonry was condemned by the Catholic Church. Fr. E. Cahill, S.J. in his book freemasonry and the Anti Christian Movement states that the Alta Vendita was ‘commonly supposed to have been at the time the governing center of European Freemasonry.’ The Carbonari were most active in Italy and France.

In his book Athanasius and the Church of Our Time, Bishop Rudolph Graber quoted a Freemason who declared that "the goal {of Freemasonry) is no longer the destruction of the Church, but to make use of it by infiltrating it. In other words since freemasonry cannot completely obliterate Christ's Church, it plans not only to eradicate the influence of Catholicism in society. But to use the Church's structure as an instrument of "renewal", "progress" and "enlightenment" to further many of its own principals and goals.

An Outline

The Strategy outlined in the Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita is astonishing in its audacity and cunning. From the start, the document tells of a process that will take decades to accomplish. Those who drew up the document knew that they would not see its fulfillment. They were inaugurating a work that would be carried on by succeeding generation of the initiated members. The Permanent Instruction says ‘In our ranks the soldier dies and the struggle goes on.’

The instruction called for the dissemination of liberal ideas and axioms (values) throughout society and within the institutions of the Catholic Church so that laity, seminarians, clerics and prelates would, over the years, gradually be imbued with progressive principals (Condemned Masonic principles).

In time, this mind-set would be so pervasive that priests would be ordained, bishops would be consecrated and cardinals would be nominated whose thinking was in step with the modern thought rooted in the French Revolution's declaration of the "Rights of Man" and other principal of 789 (equality of Religions, separation of Church and State, Religious pluralism etc.)

Eventually, a Pope would be elected from these ranks who would lead the Church on the path of "enlightenment" and "renewal" they stated that it was not their aim to place a Freemason on the Chair of Peter. Their goal was to effect an environment that would eventually produce a Pope and a hierarchy won over to the ideas of liberal Catholicism, all the while believing themselves to be faithful Catholics.

These Catholic leaders, then, would no longer oppose the modern ideas of the Revolution (as had been consistent practice of the Popes from 1789 until 1958 - the death of Pope Pius XII - who condemned these liberal principals) but would amalgamate them into the church. The end result would be a ‘Catholic Clergy’ and laity marching under the banner of the Enlightenment and Freemasonry, all the while thinking they are marching under the banner of the Apostolic keys.

How is it Possible? Is this not mere funny conspiracy theory?

For those who believe this scheme to be too far-fetched - a goal too hopeless for the enemy to attain, it should be noted that both Pope Pius IX and Pope Leo XIII asked that the Permanent Instruction be published, no doubt in order to prevent such a tragedy from taking place. Are these popes conspiracy buffs?

However, if such a dark state of affairs would ever come to pass, there would obviously be three unmistakable means of recognizing it 

1.    it would produce and upheaval of such a magnitude that the entire world would realize that there had been a major revolution inside the Catholic Church in line with modern ideas. It would be clear to all that an "updating" had taken place.

2. A new theology would be introduced that would be in contradiction to previous teachings.

3. The Freemasons themselves would voice there cock-a-doodle of triumph, believing that the Catholic Church had finally "seen the light" on such points as equality of religions, the secular state, pluralism and whatever other compromised had been achieved.

The Authenticity of the Alta Vendita documents

The secret papers of the Alta Vendita that fell into the hands of Pope Gregory XVI embraced a period that goes from 1820 to 1846. They were published at the request of Pope Pius IX by Cretineau-Joly in his work The Roman Church and Revolution.

With the brief of approbation of February 25, 1861, which he addressed to the author, Pope Pius IX guaranteed the authenticity of these documents, but he did not allow anyone to divulge the true members of the Alta Vendita implicated in his correspondence.

The full text of the Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita is also contained in Msgr. George E. Dillon's  book, Grand Orient Freemasonry Unmasked. When Pope Leo XIII was presented with a copy of Msgr. Dillon's book, he was so impressed that he ordered an Italian version to be completed and published at his own expense.

In the Encyclical Humanum Genus (1884), Leo XII called upon Catholic leaders to "tear off the mask from Freemasonry and make plain to all what it really is."  The publication of these documents is a means of "tearing off the mask." And if the Popes asked that these letters be published, it is because they wanted all Catholics to know that all secret societies' plans to subvert the Church from within - so that Catholics would be on their guard and, hopefully, prevent such a catastrophe from taking place.
What follows is not the entire Instruction but the sections that are most pertinent to our discussion. These little excerpts should be read carefully to see that the religion at the Vatican today, headed by Francis, is the fulfillment of this Masonic ploy.

The document reads:

Our ultimate end is that of Voltaire and of the French Revolution - the final destruction of Catholicism, and even of the Christian Idea....

The pope, whoever he is, will never come to the Secret Societies, (but today, we know that Francis is a Mason since he is a member of the Masonic Rotary Club of Argentina) it is up to the Secret Societies to take the first step towards the Church, with the aim of conquering both of them.

The task that we are going to undertake in not the work of a day, or of a month or of a year; it may last several years, perhaps a century; but in our ranks the soldier dies and the struggle goes on.

We do not intend to win the Popes to our cause, to make them neophytes of our principles, propagators of our ideas. That would be a ridiculous dream; and if events turn out in some way, if Cardinals or prelates, for example of their own free will or by surprise, should enter into part of our secrets, this is not at all an inventive for desiring their elevation to the See of Peter. That elevation would ruin us. Ambition alone would have led them to apostasy, the requirements of power would force them to sacrifice us. What we must ask for, what we should look for and wait for, as the Jews wait for the Messiah, is a pope according to our needs...

With that we shall march more securely towards the assault on the Church than with pamphlets of our brethren in France and even the gold of England. Do you want to know the reason for this. It is that with this, in order to shatter the high rock on which God has built his Church., we no longer need Hannibalian vinegar, or need gunpowder, or even need our arms. We have the little finger of the successor of Peter engaged in the ploy, and this little finger is as good, for this crusade, as all the Urban IIs and all the Saint Bernards in Christendom.

We have no doubt that we will arrive at this supreme end of our efforts. But when? But How? The unknown is not yet revealed. Nevertheless, as nothing should turn us aside from the plan drawn up, and on the contrary everything should tend to this, as if as early as tomorrow success were going to crown the work that is barely sketched, we wish, in this instruction, which will remain secret for the mere initiates, to give the officials in the charge of the supreme Vente [Lodge] some advice that they should instill in all the brethren, in the form of instruction or of a memorandum.....

Now then, to assure ourselves a Pope of the required dimensions, it is a question first of Shaping for this Pope a generation worthy of the reign we are dreaming of. Leave old people and those of mature age aside; go to the youth, and if it is possible, even to the children.... You will contrive for yourselves, at little cost, a reputation as good Catholics and pure patriots.

This reputation will put access to our doctrines into the midst of the young clergy, as well as deeply into the monasteries. In a few years, by the force of things, this young clergy will have overrun all the functions; they will form the sovereign's council, they will be called to choose a Pontiff who should reign.  and this Pontiff, like most of his contemporaries, will be necessarily more or less imbued with the {revolutionary} Italian and humanitarian principles that we are going to begin to put into circulation.  It is a small grain of mustard that we are entrusting to the ground; but the sunshine of justice will develop it up to the highest power, and you will see one day what a rich harvest this small seed will produce.

In the path that we are laying out for our brethren there are found great obstacles to conquer, difficulties of more than one kind to master. They will triumph over them by experience and by clear sightedness; but the goal is so splendid that it is important to put all the sails to the wind in order to reach it. You want to revolutionize Italy; look for the Pope whose portrait we have just drawn. You wish to establish the reign of the chosen ones on the throne of the prostitute of Babylon; let the clergy march under your standard, always believing that they are marching under the banner of the Apostolic keys (Vatican).

You intend to make the last vestige of tyrants and oppressors disappear; lay your snares [traps] like Simon Bar-Jona; lay them in the sacristies, the seminaries and the monasteries rather than at the bottom of the sea; and if you don not hurry, we promise you a catch more miraculous than his. The fisher of fish became the fisher of men; you will bring friends around the Apostolic Chair. You will have preached a revolution in tiara and in cope, marching with the cross and the banner, a revolution that will need to be only a little bit urged on to set fire to the four corners of the world.
It now remains for us to examine how successful this design has been.

The Enlightenment my friend is "blowing in the wind."

Throughout the 19th century, society had become increasingly permeated with the liberal principles of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution., to the great detriment of the Catholic faith and the Catholic State. The supposedly "kinder and gentler" notions of religious pluralism, religious indifferentism, a democracy which believes all authority comes from the people, false notions of liberty, separation of the Church and State, interfaith gatherings and other novelties were gripping the minds of post-enlightenment Europe, infecting statesmen and churchmen alike.

The Popes of the 19th century and early 20th century waged war against these dangerous trends in full battle dress. With clear-sighted presence of mind rooted in an uncompromised certitude of Faith, these Popes were not taken in. They knew that evil principles, no matter how honorable they may appear, cannot bear good fruit, and these were evil principles at their worst, since they were rooted not only in heresy, but in apostasy. Popes aimed powerful cannons at the errors of the modern world and fired incessantly. The Encyclicals were their cannonballs, and they never missed their target.

The most devastating blast came in the form of Pope Pius IX's monumental 1864 "Syllabus of Errors", and when the smoke cleared, all involved in the battle were in no doubt as to who was on what side. The lines of demarcation had clearly been drawn. In this great Syllabus, Pius IX condemned the principal errors of the modern world, not because these new ideas were rooted in pantheistic naturalism and were therefore incompatible with Catholic doctrine, as well as being destructive to society.

The teachings in the Syllabus were counter-Liberalism, and the principals of Liberalism were counter-Syllabus. This was unquestionably recognized by all parties. Father Denis Fahey referred to this showdown as "Pius IX Vs the Pantheistic Deification of Man." Speaking for the outside the French Freemason Ferdinand Buisson likewise declared, " A school cannot remain neutral between the Syllabus and the "Declaration of the rights of man"
Liberal Catholics
Yet the 19th century saw a new breed of Catholic who utopianly sought a compromise between the two. These men looked for what they believed to be "good" in the principals of 1789 and tried to introduce them into the Church, Many clergymen, infected by the spirit of the age, were caught into this net that had been "cast into the sacristies and into the seminaries." They came to be known as "Liberal Catholics." Pope Pius IX remarked that they were the worst enemies of the Church. Despite this, their numbers increased.

Pope St. Pius X and modernism

This crisis peaked around the beginning of the 20th century when the Liberalism of 1789 that had been "blowing in the wind" swirled into the tornado of Modernism. Fr. Vincent Miceli identified this heresy as such by describing Modernism's "trinity of parents." He wrote:
1. Its religious ancestor is the Protestant Reformation;
2. Its philosophical parent is the Enlightenment;
3. Its political pedigree comes from the French Revolution.

Pope St. Pius X, who ascended to the papal chair in 1903, recognized Modernism as a most deadly plague that must be arrested. He wrote that the most important obligation of the Pope is to insure the purity and integrity of Catholic doctrine, and he further stated that if he did nothing, then he would have failed in his essential duty.

St Pius X waged a war on Modernism, issued an Encyclical (Pascendi) and a Syllabus (Lamentabili) against it, instituted the Anti-Modernist Oath to be sworn by all priests and theology teachers, purged the seminaries and universities of Modernist and excommunicated the stubborn and unrepentant.

St Pius X effectively halted the spread of Modernism in his day. It is reported, however, that when he was congratulated for having eradicated this grave error, St. Pius X immediately responded that despite all his efforts, he had not succeeded in killing this beast, but had only driven in underground. He warned that if Church leaders were not vigilant, it would return in the future more virulent than ever.

Curia on the alert
  A little known drama that unfolded during the reign of Pope Pius XI demonstrates that the underground current of Modernist thought was alive and well in the immediate post-Pius X period.

Father Raymond Dulac relates that at the secret consistory of May 23, 1923 Pope Pius XI questioned the thirty Cardinals Merry del Val, de Lai, Gasparri, Boggiani and Billot. The Cardinals advised against it.

Cardinal Villot warned, "The existence of profound differences in the midst of the episcopacy itself cannot be concealed... [they] run the risk of giving place to discussions that will be prolonged indefinitely" and which can lead to an outright departure from the faith!
At the point this Cardinals were talking, the Masons have taken the upper hand in global Bishoprics! They simply appointed or facilitated the appointment of this own people to the episcopacy! As Pope Pius XII was beginning his reign, the Masons have become the arrow heads in the Church, waiting and plotting to take over the entire structure!

Pope Pius XII was a soft spoken pope! He lacked the vigor and power of Pius X or Pius IX or Pius XI. His reign, although staunchly Catholic, gave room to some of the excesses of modernism which was the principal heresy of the Freemasons!
When Pius XII died in 1958, it was too late! The Masons in the College of Cardinals ganged up to make use of their now global influence to attempt to elect one of their own as Pope! At the conclave of 1958, the cardinals, thoroughly penetrated by Masons posing as fellow cardinals, gathering to elect a successor to Pope Pius XII decided to elect a non-Mason, Cardinal Siri to the papacy. After the second ballot, this was done successfully!

But Some Masonic Cardinal raising false alarm suggested that Cardinal Siri elections can lead to the destruction of the Vatican City by Russians since Cardinal Siri was a public antagonist of Communism! This was at the height of the Cold War. No one knows what can happened in the world as there is always the rumors of war on the horizon. This frightened the Catholic cardinals and they supported the idea that another person be elected pope to avoid provoking the Russians!

This was how, the Dean of the Collage, Cardinal Tisserant, a Freemason quickly galvanized votes for the unbelievable election of the Mason ‘Cardinal’ Angello Roncalli who as not even supposed to be in that conclave since he was under the investigation of the Holy Office for heresy!
The rest is history. Angello Roncalli, a heretic, a Mason was elected to a false papacy and he ushered in the religion of the masons, Novus Ordo religion!
This particular election was not part of the plans of the Masons! But given the Lukewarmness and lack of vigilance of Catholics, the Masons achieved this feat which they thought was impossible! They simple wanted to corrupt the faith from inside! They never wanted to elect one of their own as pope!

So their unbelievable success at the 1958 conclave embolden them to, with great zeal destroy the Catholic Church, almost completely.

But Our Lord’s promise still holds sway! The ‘gates of hell will never prevail’. This is why the Lord Jesus through the powerful intercession of Mary, makes sure that the true faith survives in a few, the remnant scattered worldwide.

By Malachy Mary Igwilo, Within the Octave of Corpus Christi, feast of St. Juliana Faconeri, St. Protase and St. Gervase