Thursday, March 1, 2018

Billy Graham became a "Jesuit" before he died

We don't usually deal with Protestants on Catholic Vox, but Billy Graham is so famous, and illustrates  the disease of Rahner-ism  or Jesuit-ism so well, we thought we would share it.

Billy seemed open to Catholics but never converted, Why? Because Jesuitism teaches you don't need to convert. As he says here you are a member of the "church" even if you are an atheist.  This doctrine obviously kept him from seeking to be Catholic, because TRUTH has no value to Jesuits. Truth doesn't save.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Pope St. Leo the Great ends the debate

   Tradition doesn’t teach baptism of desire and the infallible teaching of the Church on the Sacrament of Baptism and John 3:5 excludes it.

This error was perpetuated in the middle ages through flawed passages in the fallible texts of Churchmen.

The most interesting pronouncement, disproving baptism of desire, by the dogmatic letter of Pope St. Leo the Great to Flavian, which excludes the exact concept of baptism of desire and baptism of blood.

Pope St. Leo the Great, dogmatic letter to Flavian, Council of Chalcedon, 451:

“Let him heed what the blessed apostle Peter preaches, that sanctification by the Spirit is effected by the sprinkling of Christ’s blood (1 Pet. 1:2); and let him not skip over the same apostle’s words, knowing that you have been redeemed from the empty way of life you inherited from your fathers, not with corruptible gold and silver but by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, as of a lamb without stain or spot (1 Pet. 1:18). 

 Nor should he withstand the testimony of blessed John the apostle: and the blood of Jesus, the Son of God, purifies us from every sin (1 Jn. 1:7); and again, This is the victory which conquers the world, our faith.  

Who is there who conquers the world save one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?  It is He, Jesus Christ, who has come through water and blood, not in water only, but in water and blood.  
And because the Spirit is truth, it is the Spirit who testifies.  For there are three who give testimony – Spirit and water and blood.  And the three are one.  (1 Jn. 5:4-8)  IN OTHER WORDS, THE SPIRIT OF SANCTIFICATION AND THE BLOOD OF REDEMPTION AND THE WATER OF BAPTISM.  THESE THREE ARE ONE AND REMAIN INDIVISIBLE.  NONE OF THEM IS SEPARABLE FROM ITS LINK WITH THE OTHERS.”[Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils, Vol. 1, p. 81]

     Before we get into the tremendous significance of this pronouncement, we will give a little background on this dogmatic letter. 

This is Pope St. Leo the Great’s famous dogmatic letter to Flavian, originally written in 449, and later accepted by the Council of Chalcedon – the fourth general council of the Church – in 451 (quoted in Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils, Georgetown Press, Vol. 1, pp. 77-82).

Liberation Theology, a KGB Invention? That Is Way Too Simple...

Incidentally, during his stay in the United States, Jacques Maritain became a close friend and ally of the notorious communist agitator Saul Alinsky. 

Liberation Theology, a KGB Invention? That Is Way Too Simple...Ion Pacepa, a former member of the Romanian secret service who fled to the West in the seventies, recently gave an interview to the Catholic News Agency narrating how the KGB (Soviet secret service and political police) created liberation theology.

“The movement was born in the KGB and had a KGB-invented name: liberation theology,” Pacepa says. And he tells how Khrushchev and a Russian general had agents infiltrate the World Council of Churches and maneuvered with the same means a group of South American bishops gathered in Medellin, Colombia, in 1968.


Reality is More Complex

Although one cannot rule out Moscow’s hand in spreading this revolutionary movement, reality is much more complex: liberation theology was the fruit of a long process that took place inside Church sectors worked over by Modernism and immanentist modern philosophies, as well as by the influence of liberal Protestantism.

Its origins – not to go further back – can be traced to the pontificates of Popes Leo XIII (1878-1903) and Saint Pius X (1903-1914).


Modernist Heresy

Pope Saint Pius X, a lion in the face of Modernism, which he called the synthesis of all heresies.
Liberation Theology, a KGB Invention? That Is Way Too Simple...Through various documents and disciplinary measures, Pope Saint Pius X condemned a whole set of philosophical, theological, moral and social errors that were brewing for some time in Church educational institutions. This ensemble ─ which he calls “the synthesis of all heresies” ─ he named Modernism. It is the Modernist heresy.

Modernism ─ particularly described in the Encyclical Pascendi Dominici Greges, of 1907 ─ is a more radical version of Catholic liberalism which strives to inject the spirit and mentality of the world into the Church. Modernism is fundamentally naturalist and immanentist, denying the supernatural and divine transcendence and reducing religion to a mere feeling without dogmatic truths or immutable moral precepts.

Unfortunately, although Saint Pius X condemned Modernism, its spirit and many of its doctrines and goals continued to meander in ecclesiastical and lay circles. In 1910, the holy Pontiff issued the Motu Proprio Sacrorum Antistitum, which stated: “Modernists, even after the Encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis unmasked them, did not give up their designs to disturb the peace of the Church. Indeed, they continued to recruit and gather new adherents in a secret society … [They] are injecting the virus of their doctrine into the veins of Christian society.”


Nouvelle Théologie

Later, in 1950, the theological and philosophical errors disseminated by this modernist secret society were condemned by Pope Pius XII with the Encyclical Humani Generis. Among the condemned errors are naturalism and Teilhard de Chardin’s “mystical evolutionism,” which identified Jesus Christ with evolution, making any dogmatic truth or morality taught by the Church meaningless. Thanks to its mentors (mostly French), this current became known as Nouvelle Théologie.


Socio-political and Economic Modernism

In the early twentieth century the socio-economic aspect of modernist theological fermentation was represented by Marc Sangnier’s Le Sillon (“the furrow”). This lay movement preached a radical socio-economic egalitarianism and was also condemned by Saint Pius X in 1910 with his Apostolic Letter Notre Charge Apostolique.

This trend was later systematized in philosophical terms by Jacques Maritain, a French philosopher and convert to Catholicism, in his book Integral Humanism (1936)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Fr. Feeney and Desire and Deception --video

What is Father Feeney's thesis and why was he excommunicated? Author Charles A. Coulombe of the book "Desire and Deception" , also discusses  baptism of desire and invincible ignorance. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Origen condemned

Origen has become very popular again. Even though he is historically significant. He is NOT an orthodox Father.

Pope Vigilius (died 7 June 555) condemned his errors

From the Denzinger:

Canons against Origen *

[From the Book against Origen of the Emperor Justinian, 543]

203 Can. 1. If anyone says or holds that the souls of men pre-existed, as if they were formerly minds and holy powers, but having received a surfeit of beholding the Divinity, and having turned towards the worse, and on this account having shuddered (apopsycheisas) at the love of God, in consequence being called souls (psychae) and being sent down into bodies for the sake of punishment, let him be anathema.

204 Can. 2. If anyone says and holds that the soul of the Lord pre-existed, and was united to God the Word before His incarnation and birth from the Virgin, let him be anathema.

205  Can. 3. If anyone says or holds that the body of our Lord Jesus Christ was first formed in the womb of the holy Virgin, and that after this God, the Word, and the soul, since it had pre-existed, were united to it, let him be anathema.

206 Can. 4. If anyone says or holds that the Word of God was made like all the heavenly orders, having become a Cherubim for the Cherubim, a Seraphim for the Seraphim, and evidently having been made like all the powers above, let him be anathema.

207  Can. 5. If anyone says or maintains that in resurrection the bodies of men are raised up from sleep spherical, and does not agree that we are raised up from sleep upright, let him be anathema.

208  Can. 6. If anyone says that the sky, and the sun, and the moon and the stars, and the waters above the heavens are certain living and material * powers, let him be anathema.

209 Can. 7. If anyone says or holds that the Lord Christ in the future age will be crucified in behalf of the demons, just as (He was) for the sake of men, let him be anathema.

210 Can. 8. If anyone says or holds that the power of God is limited, and that He has accomplished as much as He has comprehended, let him be anathema.

211 Can. 9. If anyone says or holds that the punishment of the demons and of impious men is temporary, and that it will have an end at some time, that is to say, there will be a complete restoration of the demons or of impious men, let him be anathema.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

EENS Doctrinal Cheat Sheet

1) The Catholic Church teaches that the Sacrament of Baptism is necessary for salvation (de fide, Trent, Sess. 7, ON BAPTISM Can. 5).

2) Unless we are born again of water and the Spirit, we cannot enter heaven (de fide, Florence, Exultate Deo; Denz 696).

3) The Church understands John 3:5 literally every time, as it is written (de fide, Trent Sess. 6, Chap. 4), and with no exceptions (de fide, Florence (aka Basil): Denz 696; and Trent: Denz. 791858861).

4) The Spirit of Sanctification, the Water of Baptism and the Blood of Redemption are inseparable (de fide, Pope St. Leo the Great--dogmatic letter to Flavian (ep. xxviii; ch. 5) aka "the Tome").

5) All Catholics must profess only one baptism of water (de fide, Clement V, Council of Vienne).

6) There is absolutely no salvation outside the one Church of the faithful (de fide, Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council), which only includes the water baptized.

7) Every human creature must be subject to the Roman Pontiff to be saved (de fide, Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam), and it is impossible to be subject to the Roman Pontiff without the Sacrament of Baptism (de fide, Trent, Sess. 14, Chap. 2).

8) One must belong to the Body of the Church to be saved (de fide, Eugene IV;The Council of Florence (aka Basil), “Exultate Deo and Pius XI, Quas Primas [# 15]), and only the water baptized belong to the Body of the Church.

9) Pope Benedict XII solemnly defined that all martyrs, virgins, confessors, faithful, etc. in Heaven have been baptized (Benedictus Deus, 1336, de fide).

10) The Church is defined as a union of sacraments (de fide,Florence (aka Basil), Eugene IV, Cantate Domino-- Denz 696; Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam), which means that only those who have received the Sacrament of Baptism can be inside the unity of the Church.

11) All true Justification meets up with the Sacraments (de fide, Trent  Sess. 7, Foreword to the Decree on the Sacraments).

12) The Sacraments as such are necessary for salvation though all are not necessary for each individual (de fide, Profession of Faith at Trent and Vatican I; and the Profession of Faith for converts), which means that one must at least receive one Sacrament (Baptism) to be saved but one doesn’t need to receive them all.

Monday, May 23, 2016

The 3rd Secret of Fatima---mystery abounds. The hundreth anniversary is in 2017.

Found in the court yard of the Vatican. The Eye of Sauron ?


There has been a dust up on the 3rd secret of Fatima, recently. click here

Sr. Lucia also said that the dogma of the Faith will be kept by Portugal. And she seemed to indicate that that was the 3rd secret.

We can see that Portugal is no more Catholic than Spain or Italy. click here So this is a mystery too.

Catholic Vox  thinks Cardinal Medeiros of Boston, is a key to the mystery.
Medeiros was a student of Fr. Feeney when he was giving pubic lectures in Boston, before the so called "heresy" case, when Medeiros was a seminarian.

, when he became Cardinal of Boston, petitioned Paul VI to lift Fr. Feeney's excommunication. Pope Paul granted it, with the only condition of Fr. Feeney reciting the creed to the bishop of Worcester's representatives. Not renouncing his position.

When the representatives ask Fr. Feeney to recite the creed to lift the excommunication, Fr. Feeney asked which one? The Nicean, the Apostles or the Athanasian?

They said any one of them. Fr. Feeney chose and recited the the Athanasian, which he knew by heart, It begins:

"Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. ..."
and ends with

"...This is the Catholic Faith; which except a man believe truly and firmly, he cannot be saved."

By this he was a Catholic in good standing, ( BTW the excommunication was defective in the first place, but that is another rabbit trail click here )

The nickname of the dogma EENS is "Dogma of the Faith" like the Eucharist is known as "The Most Blessed Sacrament"

Cardinal Medeiros was a native of Portugal, who saved, i.e. kept, preserved, the the "dogma of the Faith"

The Athanasian Creed was thrown out of the Trinity Sunday liturgy, post Vat. II....dots are connected.
The Athanasian Creed was also taken out of the modern breviary.

A more detailed examination of EENS, Fr. Feeney, and the 3rd secret can be found click here

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Receiving the Eucharist Unworthily

The recent Synod is full of liars. They are claiming not to effect doctrine only pastoral practices by letting "re-married" receive communion with no correction to their situation.  This is a lie.

The dogma is : Only the worthy  may receive the Eucharist.

SESSION THE THIRTEENTH, Pope Julius III., October,11,  1551,

On the preparation to be given that one may worthily receive the sacred Eucharist.
If it is unbeseeming for any one to approach to any of the sacred functions, unless he approach holily; assuredly, the more the holiness and divinity of this heavenly sacrament are understood by a Christian, the more diligently ought he to give heed that he approach not to receive it but with great reverence and holiness, especially as we read in the Apostle those WORDS FULL OF TERROR; He that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself. Wherefore, he who would communicate, ought to recall to mind the precept of the Apostle; Let a man prove himself. Now ecclesiastical usage declares that necessary proof to be, that NO ONE, conscious to himself  of mortal sin, HOW CONTRITE SOEVER HE MAY SEEM TO HIMSELF, ought to approach to the sacred Eucharist WITHOUT PREVIOUS SACRAMENTAL CONFESSION. This the holy Synod hath decreed is to be invariably observed by all Christians, even by those priests on whom it may be incumbent by their office to celebrate, provided the opportunity of a confessor do not fail them; but if, in an urgent necessity, a priest should celebrate without previous confession, let him confess as soon as possible.

lf any one saith, that faith alone is a sufficient preparation for receiving the sacrament of the most holy Eucharist; let him be anathema.

And for fear lest so great a sacrament may be received unworthily, and so unto death and condemnation, this holy Synod ordains and declares, that sacramental confession, when a confessor may be had, is of necessity to be made beforehand, by those whose conscience is burthened with mortal sin, HOW CONTRITE EVEN SOEVER THEY MAY THINK THEMSELVES. But if any one shall presume to teach, preach, or obstinately to assert, or even in public disputation to defend the contrary, he shall be thereupon excommunicated.


As for making the moral obligations an "ideal" that non may fulfill. This too is a lie. Trent declared ALL the justified may fulfill the 10 commandments.

Council of Trent , SESSION THE SIXTH, January, 13, 1547.
On keeping the Commandments, and on the necessity and possibility thereof.
But no one, how much soever justified, ought to think himself exempt from the observance of the commandments; no one ought to make use of that rash saying, one prohibited by the Fathers under an anathema,-THAT THE OBSERVANCE OF THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ONE THAT IS JUSTIFIED.

For God commands NOT impossibilities, but, by commanding, both admonishes thee to do what thou are able, and to pray for what thou art not able (to do), and aids thee that thou mayest be able; whose commandments are not heavy; whose yoke is sweet and whose burthen light. For, whoso are the sons of God, love Christ; but they who love him, keep his commandments, as Himself testifies; which, assuredly, with the divine help, they can do.

Monday, January 12, 2015

More quotes for the Barron -ites

The controversy of, "Are there many saved or few?" has popped up again, so here is a Church Father, Doctor of the Church and Pope to comment on our Lord's words that few are saved

The broad road is crowded the narrow way of salvation nearly empty:


"And THUS IS PERFECTLY FULFILLED THAT ASSURANCE OF THE TRUTH, by which we learn that "narrow and steep is the way that leads to life [cf. Mat. 7:14];" and whilst the breadth of the way that leads to death is crowded with a large company, the steps are few of those that tread the path of safety."

read more of his sermon click here