Saturday, February 28, 2015

Examining the Modern Schism

Triumph of the Modernists:  Our Lady smashed to pieces in Rome
When we watch the outrageous behaviour of Churchmen like Wuerl, Kasper, Dolan, Marx, Nichols, Baldisseri, et al some cannot believe their eyes and ears that such outright junk can be coming from their mouths, junk that indicates, for all intents and purposes, a material schism with the historical Church of Christ..

The younger people in the Church today who have begun blogs and web sites rightly look upon this with horror and disgust.  These websites and blogs, very good and sound ones, are clearly run by people whose eyes are being opened to Episcopal treachery in ways many of us old folks have seen developing for forty years. The information now available on anyone's computer has made the treason of the clerics manifest much more quickly than in the "old days" when all we had were newspaper reports and the television.

But we old-timers did have a few fine sources available to us, one of them being the late Hamish Fraser's periodical out of Scotland, Approaches.  It was in print from the mid-1960s to the time of his death in November of 1985.  Fraser had worldwide sources of information, his writing was excellent and he had a love for the Church like few others.  He was furthermore a fearless defender of the Catholic Faith.

Fraser watched the schism develop over the years following the Second Vatican Council, although he was well aware that its roots went back to the mid-19th century.  To get a better understanding, or at least a historical perspective about where we find ourselves right now, a reading of Fraser's works is a solid vehicle. In the Ash Wednesday, 1984 issue of Approaches  Fraser takes another look at the menace of the modern schism, or more properly the Modernist heresy, and we here at The Eye Witness believe you will find his thoughts most interesting.

In discussing the origins of the current schismatic drift and in recalling the words of Cardinal Gagnon that warned of this drift he writes:

"Nor did this state of 'material schism' begin with Pope John Paul II.  It first became sensationally manifest in the immediate wake of Humanae Vitae to which various national episcopal conferences reacted by making clear that the Encyclical's teaching could be disregarded in practice.

The episcopal formula by means of which Humanae Vitae was defied by the then (1968) most dissident episcopal conferences - France, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, Scandinavia etc. - was that the encyclical would be interpreted 'pastorally' [sound familiar? Editor, The Eye Witness] and with full respect for 'the primacy of conscience'.

However, since the Bishops involved refused to make it clear to their flocks that, as Catholics, they have the inescapable duty of informing their consciences as to what always has been, still is, and always will be the authentic moral teaching of the Universal Church; since on the contrary they gave the impression that Catholics are free to obey or disobey even the infallible teaching of the Ordinary Pontifical Magisterium (as exemplified by Humanae Vitae's teaching concerning contraception), these Bishops not only presented 'primacy of conscience' in absurd caricature; by doing so they also made it clear that they themselves were in schism with the authentic Pontifical Magisterium,

If this was not immediately obvious it was because, instead of condemning or disciplining such bishops, Paul VI accepted their defiance without demur, even going so far as to commend the pastoral solicitude of the most outstanding 'material schismatics', such as the episcopates of France and Canada.

Moreover, whereas he proceeded to suppress the Mass of all time by a most savage abuse of authority, and to impose in its stead the valid but Protestantizing Novus Ordo Missae, the same Pontiff did nothing whatever to implement the teaching of Humanae Vitae.  And in this respect, as also in respect of his suppressing the unequivocally Catholic Mass, Paul VI was himself to that extent also in schism with the authentic Pontifical Magisterium which it was his duty to defend and uphold.

Such papal behaviour could not but have disastrous consequences.  In particular, even such episcopal conferences as had initially demonstrated exemplary obedience in the wake of Humanae Vitae - particularly those of Scotland and Ireland - soon capitulated to the 'pastoral' consensus of the more dissident hierarchies.  Consequently, the 'people of God' as a whole were soon dragged into 'material schism' with Rome, which resulted in a plummeting birth rate which derives from the fact that the immense majority of Catholic women of child-bearing age no longer respect the Church's moral teaching.

That this sad state of affairs derives from 'material schism' is quite incontrovertible.  The simple truth is that with a few - very few - outstanding exceptions, nothing has been taught concerning the Church's authentic moral teaching for two decades."

It is easy to see, therefore, why we are where we are today.  The battle for the soul of the Church began over 150 years ago with the rise of Modernism, and its offshoots like Americanism.  The progression is clear.  Once doubt was cast on the fact that the Church's teachings derived from Christ Himself, once the necessity of belonging to the one, true Church for salvation began to be doubted or outright discarded, it was only simply a matter of time before we would have to face Churchmen like Cardinal Kasper and his ilk.

Nor, as Fraser shows, can Popes be free from criticism.

"No useful purpose can possibly be served by ignoring or playing down the more unacceptable features of the present pontificate [He is of course referring to John Paul II], on the pretext of fidelity to the See of Peter.  For true fidelity to the Pope is quite incompatible with silence concerning papal acts or omissions which undermine papal authority.

It must be said that the current increasing trend towards sedevacantism would cease overnight were John Paul II unequivocally to reaffirm the consistent and infallible teaching of his predecessors concerning the unique character of the One True Church.  For sedecavantism is rooted in the suspicion that even the more acceptable features of the present pontificate may constitute mere bait to induce the swallowing of what is unacceptable - in much the same way as the gratitude and joy of orthodox Catholics in respect of Humanae Vitae served to distract their attention and divide them when, a year later, they had to reckon with the imposition of the Protestantizing Novus Ordo Missae by an unprecedented combination of guile and savagery".

We here recently wrote that many of the underhanded machinations that were in play in 1968 were trotted out once again with respect to the October Synod jamboree last October.  And many of the same tools and buzzwords used by the Vatican II crowd were brought back for this Synod.  The difference is that during the Council and during the New Mass debacle there was no such thing as a willing, courageous Catholic media backlash as we have today.  And this is obviously the reason why good, orthodox Cardinals (yes, there are a few left) are getting shuffled off to Siberia or having poison pen campaigns instituted against them, and why good Catholic bloggers like my friend Vox Cantoris is being harassed by one of the Vatican's yes men.

Hamish Fraser, not to mention his good son Tony, whose death a few months ago I have still not recovered from, had a good deal to say about the rot that was setting in to holy Church.  I salute them every day and I will continue to delve into their writings and bring as many of them to my readers as I can.

The Frasers reported what was coming.  Now we see how right they were.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Putin invites North Korean dictator to Moscow? Is he insane?

Probably not, according to this fascinating analysis by the esteemed William Engdhal.

Russian President Vladimir Putin raised many eyebrows in the west recently by confirming that he had invited the pariah North Korean Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, to come to Russia in May. Some saw this as a measure of the degree of desperation of Russia as US and EU economic sanctions take their toll. Far from a signal of desperation, however, it looks to this observer as a very shrewd move that could rob Washington of one of their favorite weapons.

As we noted in an earlier article, “Why Now North Korea?,” the rush by the Obama Administration to put new sanctions on North Korea on unproven allegations she was behind recent hacker attacks on Sony Pictures, a Japanese-owned company, stinks of a false flag operation by the usual suspects—the neo-conservative warhawks increasingly dominating Obama Administration policy since the 2012 war against Qaddafi’s Libya. I believe that there are very different reasons behind the rush to punish North Korea.

In a private discussion over dinner at the World Economic Forum at Davos Switzerland back in the 1990’s, where I was present as a free-lance journalist, I had occasion to have a fascinating talk with the late James R. Lilley about world events. He was at Davos, as he privately confided, to “baby sit” a delegation of generals from China’s Peoples’ Liberation Army. The year was 1998 as I recall and China’s leaders were being wooed by the West.
Over a glass of fine Swiss wine, we talked about China and Asian politics. Perhaps because he was enjoying what he said was a very informed discussion of world politics, he never got around to asking more about who I was. I was fine with that. The talk came to North Korea which then was subject of much consternation over its nuclear weapons program. At one point Lilley blurted a profoundly useful piece of intelligence. He said to me, “If North Korea did not exist, we would have to create it to give us the excuse to keep our Seventh Fleet in Japan after the end of the Cold War.”

Lilley was no novice to the games of US geopolitics. He, like his old friend George H.W. Bush, had been a member of the Skull & Bones secret society at Yale University. He was fluent in Mandarin having been born to missionary parents in Shanghai, China. He served in the CIA as leading China expert for 30 years and later became US Ambassador to Beijing during the (US-orchestrated) Tiananmen Square student protests of 1989. Lilley knew what Washington Asia politics were.

So with that insider comment in mind, let’s look at what could possibly be behind the sudden demonization, yet again, of North Korea
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Read the rest of the article here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Desperation of Thomas Rosica

Lots of salt.  But very little light.

Father Rosica cuddles up with that well-known Modernist Donald Wuerl

Catholics who attempt to live a Catholic life are about to face the good, old iron fist of the Modernists in Rome, the same fist that tried (more or less successfully) to crush the Ancient Rite of Mass and impose their strange spirit of Vatican II on the entire Catholic world.  Flushed with their success over that caper and strengthened by a Pope clearly at odds with the twenty century tradition of the Church they are attempting to pull off another revolutionary act with their pet project, the Synod of the family, aka, the Sodomy Synod, the Bastard Synod, etc.  They want to unleash perhaps the final horror upon the Church, the full acceptance of the mortal sin of sodomy and the destruction of marriage.

Quite a tall order.  Moreover, they want to blur the few remaining clear perceptions of Catholic doctrine the faithful still have.  That they have achieved so much in so short a time is an indication that the Modernists that St Pius X warned us against have won (temporarily, as we know).

The Episcopal disaster that was Vatican II, like a steam roller, sailed on unchallenged, crushing everything in its way and destroying more or less the simple faith of millions and ushered in a time of unrelieved chaos which has continued on an metastasized since 1970.  The Obedience card was played cleverly and the demoralized troops carried on, certain that "the changes" were what the Holy Ghost wanted. No one bothered to explain why the Holy Ghost decided upon a sudden 180 degree turnabout at the time.  No one explained anything, in fact.  Indeed few people even thought about it seriously.  The Modernist magicians had all the levers of power in their hands and had the unprecedented help in their task by the world's mass media.  Their revolution could not have happened or been as successful without that media help.

So with a new Pope who seems to share at least some of the goals they entered into this next phase of the Revolution, their well-prepared and well-manipulated Synod, confident in the knowledge that they would have a coterie of sycophantic Catholics, dumb heads, sex perverts, unthinking Catholics addled by a false sense of obedience and the world's media at their beck and call.  But something new had been added since their previous revolutionary putsch: the internet.

Here they miscalculated for once.  They did not sufficiently appreciate the growing strength of a solid Catholic presence that was willing to stand up to them and expose their faithlessness.  I am firmly of the opinion that they did not expect the backlash they are now getting.  It threw them off their game at first. New strategies had now to be considered to thwart the simple Catholic bloggers and internet sites.

Enter Thomas Rosica

A loyal flunkey of Vatican spokesman Father Lombardi and one of those who enhance their own self-image by toadying to the great and powerful, Father Thomas Rosica decided to take action against a humble blogger who committed the crime of quoting Rosica's own words, and has threatened the blogger with legal action.  That Rosica does not give much evidence that he is smart enough to do something like this on his own initiative it is likely that this tactic was dictated to him by someone higher than he and, frankly, with more brains than he.  We may never know who that is,but it would not stretch the imagination too far by seeing at least the bony hands of Donald Wuerl and/or Father Lombardi in this.  It may even have come from higher up than that.

I seriously doubt that Rosica can prove a case of defamation, considering that the blogger is simply quoting his own words.  But he can possibly make life difficult for him.  Intimidation is what is at work here and it seems clear enough that the Rats of Rome want their Sodomy Synod to go on unopposed.  Shysters will soon smell the blood in the water, or so they think, and will undoubtedly place themselves at the service of other clerical quislings trying to shed light on their activities. They will soon learn however that these kinds of tactics wont work.

What could work for them is the looming threat from the Empire of Chaos, aka the USA.  Our Worshipful Masters in Washington have been floating this idea for a long time now, that they will need to shut down the internet, all in the name of "national security" don't you know.  That would kill two birds with one stone, if I might coin a phrase.  It will silence the critics of both the Vatican and the Empire, something that would suit them quite handily, for the Catholic revolutionaries are well in bed with the sodomy-pushers in government as is far too well known to dispute.  The career of Cardinal Marx should be sufficient proof of that.

A man out of his depth

One must pity Father Rosica.  Reading his blog reveals a middling intellect who tries to hide his obsequiousness to the powerful in a sea of pietistic writings of the kind that often soothe the poorly-catechized of the world.  In his writings we find him opposing abortion, for example, but at the same time hinting that perhaps we do more harm than good by opposing it so publicly.  Therein the poison that has been laced into the wine.  It is a standard ploy that has been working well since Vatican II: drench your deviations from Catholicism with a torrent of pious phrases.  Just listen to the words of Cardinal Godzilla Marx or Cardinal Kasper to see how this tired act is played.  Moreover, they've had over 150 years to perfect that shtick and it works on the gullible just as well now as it has always.

But as Father Rosica and his superiors are discovering it does not work on everyone, and blogdom is now in full force calling them out on it.  If Rosica was expecting all the lambs to be silent about this he hand his crew are very much mistaken.

Thus this threat of legal action against a blogger shows an unmistakable suggestion of desperation on the part of Father Rosica and the higher-ups who are encouraging him in this folly.  A good sign, some would point out.  If one small Canadian blogger can cause so much consternation among the Modernists in Rome we can imagine how much worry an army of bloggers will cause them.  For they are not used to being asked tough questions, they are not used to having their questionable theology dissected on a worldwide platform; they have been accustomed to a soft, kid-glove approach for decades.  They cannot handle, it seems, a fiercely honest and determined laity who are frankly fed up with them and all their pomps and works.  But as the old saying goes, "Too bad."

As other blogging colleagues have suggested we need to circle the wagons around one of our own and offer what help we can moral, financial if necessary and spiritual.  Being revolutionaries at heart the modernists probably don't rely a whole lot on prayer to advance their cause other than the staged, "show" prayer that they sometimes engage in.  They may seek preternatural help, I don't know; but sincere prayer to,say, the Blessed Mother doesn't appear to be their style.  The Catholic blogs I read take prayer quite seriously which puts a powerful weapon in our hands.

It is very gratifying to me to see so many bloggers and websites covering this.  Our blog has been linking to Vox Cantoris quite happily for some time now; hopefully others will add him to their list, too, providing him with an even greater audience and much-needed support.

A cursory review of Father Rosica's writings show us a picture of I would hope a basically good man who is simply out of his depth when it comes to the Church's history, dogma, practice, tradition and sense of being.  He is a man too long exposed to the stink of Modernism and as many find out that is a stink very hard to rid oneself of.  Platitudes come easily to him; an intellectual ability to understand the Faith, less so.  This makes one an easy prey to Machiavellian personalities, especially those in high places.  And Father Rosica enjoys being near those high places.  With this gambit he shows himself to be one who can be used easily, manipulated by cleverer heads.  Pray for him.

And they shouted all the more, "Crucify him!  Crucify him!"

If Father Rosica wants to be just another member of the howling mobs calling for the blood of the innocent, so be it.  He will forever have to live with the shame of his action if he proceeds with these legal threats.

But he, and more importantly those directing him, will not win in the end, or even in the short term. For now, however, he is doing his toadying routine to perfection.

He already has his reward.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Papal Raptures

Miss Kathleen Parker, columnist for The Washington Post, is in a state of rapture over the recent musings of the Holy Father, especially on those topics which she and the Post find so attractive.  "When the Pope talks, people listen," she tells us.  Yes, indeed they do.

But gush is in the wind (what a horrible thought) and writers like Parker are there to do the gushing. Her adulations appeared in a recent print edition.

"Even non-Catholics are keen to study his words, so surprised and delighted are they to hear a pope say things that suggest to them a more enlightened view of the world, even if those views are attitudinal rather than tangible."

"Once he has said something the light he sheds travels with the speed of a meme."

"Each time Francis speaks, his words are as shiny objects on a desert floor.  We scramble to examine them, turning them over, looking for hidden meanings, holding them up to the light in search of codes and encryptions."


Friday, February 20, 2015

The Death Machines

Artist rendering by WeaponX at Deviant
When I was a small boy about nine years of age I had horrible nightmares about death-ray machines from Mars coming down our street and vaporizing my home, my family and my neighborhood.  This vivid, awful recurring nightmare was instigated by the viewing of a science-fiction film called, as I recall, The Mysterians.

Today, however, there are people in the world who not only have these same recurring nightmares, but live under the daily reality of bring burned alive by death machines from the sky.  To those readers who are still wondering why our country is so universally hated around the world, I present the story of a thirteen year old boy who, after his father and his brother were killed by US drones, or death machines, was himself obliterated by the same thing.  His recurring nightmare ended.

A country that has promoted sodomy, abortion, contraception and murder, a country that has gone mad, a nation that does this is a country that is going to see one day the judgment of God.  All wars are religious, and the war being waged by a pagan Empire against virtually the entire planet is getting closer to that judgment with every outrage it commits.  When next you deplore (rightly) the latest attack by Islamic fundamentalists ask yourself, like a good school playground monitor might, "Who started this?"

When the brilliant historian William Thomas Walsh was writing a book in the late 1940s about the Fatima apparitions and was interviewing Sister Lucy he naively asked her if the United States, where he lived, would be spared the annihilation which awaited other nations.  The look she gave him after that question was one he would never forget.

First his father, then his brother and now him