Sunday, September 16, 2018

Orphans of Orthodoxy (what is a Trad ?) ~ Faith, Family and Friends in the Age of Apostasy ~

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
- Luke 14:26
It is a difficult day to be alive.
Just a few generations ago, the Catholic touchstones of the three “F’s” (friendship, family and faith) were the three “C’s” (convergence, consistency and constancy). We lived a shared heritage in which we were born, lived, married, celebrated, mourned and died together. Catholicism provided a consistent framework for both knowledge and behaviour — for ethics and morality. The expectations of how to live and how others expected us to live was clear and constant. In other words, our relationships — with God, our kin and our friends and acquaintances — converged with an intimacy that only a shared culture can provide.

As any Catholic with eyes and ears can testify, we live in a very different time. The common culture that defined the lives of Catholics is gone; tragically so. Those souls who seek today to keep alive the vestiges of that once glorious Catholic culture have been orphaned — orphaned by the very leaders of the Catholic Church and by almost all other baptised Catholics, including, most painfully, their own families. The restoration is not without its terrible crosses.

Catholics and the Culture of Old
It was not that long ago when the Catholics understood what was expected of them. These expectations were underscored by positive and negative obligations. We were affirmatively expected, for example: to marry in Holy Mother Church; to baptise, raise, and educate our children in the Faith; to support the Church financially, socially and politically; and to take part personally in the sacramental life of the Church. In sum, we were expected to show a commitment to the teachings of Jesus Christ by being faithful to the Catholic Church. We enjoyed what was then a mutually symbiotic relationship: we supported, loved and venerated Holy Mother Church and, in turn, she jealously guarded us, her flock.

EXPOSED! Vatican II & the Viganò Effect

We at Catholicvox have wanted to stay focused on the doctrinal problems in the Church, but this fiasco, needs comment. While we at Catholicvox are not technically Trads. We have always been sympathetic to the Trads.

For the Neo-Catholics to call Trads, "Rad-Trads" (ie. Radical Traditionalist), always made us bristle. How could being just Catholic as all the Church was before Vatican II be considered, RADICAL?

While we don't see a return, to the Traditional Tridentine Mass, (TLM--Tradition Latin Mass) any time soon, since we have fallen away from the norm of Sacred Tradition so much. We do hope for a "Latinization" of the Novus Ordo.

We also bristle, at calling the TLM, the "Extrofinary Form." Why ? Because this a ploy to distance  the norm of tradition from the TLM. It also changed the name of the Novus Ordo to "Ordinary Form." Why? Because the term Novus Ordo is very close to the Masonic, "Novus Ordo Seclorum,"-- The New World Order. This is not by chance imho.

The Church had a hostel takeover at Vatican II. We still think God can use this mess for good, but let's be honest-- it is a mess.

We know many good men who wouldn't dare to enter seminary for fear of not being allowed to preach the dogmas of the Faith, or fear of being raped. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Fruits of Baptism of Desire ?

[editor- Because of the recent scandals, many priests are trying to convince people not leave. Among them, is Bishop Barron, who has a weak argument. But since he thinks  de facto: "all are save"-- why not leave? If you are saved any faith and it doesn't matter what you believe. ? Barron's argument is to stay Catholic because it is "nice." But let's consider the problems with BoD. We take this from a forum on the topic ]

Baptism of desire (BOD) denies the necessity of the sacrament of baptism for salvation.

BOD mocks the sacrament of baptism because it is not a sacrament. It is not an outward sign instituted by Christ. It is not a gateway to the other sacraments, does not impart the baptismal character, all things the church teaches are part of justification and necessary for salvation, and which are the very characteristics of true baptism.

BOD promotes the Protestant heresy that faith alone saves.

BOD leads many Catholics to believe abortion is a source of hope for infants since infants are not guilty of actual sin.

BOD contradicts the Catholic teaching: One Lord, one faith, one baptism, since, BOD, by definition, is not the same as baptism, but something entirely different.

Advocates admit BOD does not make anyone a member of the Church. Since the church teaches that there is no salvation outside the Church, BOD cannot save.

BOD promotes laxity and indifferentism because many Catholics often rest in a person's desire for heaven rather than do the work to help get the person baptized.

BOD is nothing like baptism because the grace is not assured.

BOD is not true baptism because the water and words are missing.

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Remnant Newspaper - Saul Alinsky and "Saint" Pope Paul VI: Genesis of the Conciliar Surrender to the World

Christopher A. Ferrara

It is no longer possible to deny in good faith that the Council’s outcome has been the spread of an ecclesial disease that now affects virtually every region of the Mystical Body, and which both Maritain and Montini loudly deplored in its earliest stages while resolutely refusing to acknowledge their own role, and that of the Council, in the growing debacle.
For more than fifty years, traditionalist commentators, remarking the obvious, have chronicled the resulting ecclesial decline in every department. They have warned unceasingly that the reformist mania the Council unleashed—to the applause of both Maritain and Montini and their fellow deluded “conservative” reformers—would end in final disaster for the human element of the Church. Final disaster has arrived with the out-of-control papacy of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his circle of homosexual and homosexual-enabling collaborators, whom he has systematically elevated to positions of power in service to his veritable dictatorship over the Church.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Solemn Enthronement of Evolution

Many have been shock by Pope Francis' teachings, especially his recent change to the Catechism on the death penalty.

Here is a good article that explains the train of thought of the Modernist, which is basically applying Darwinism to theology.

The Jesuits have been keen on this thinking. So it is more of a heretical method than a particular teaching. It varies in degrees of orthodoxy those who fall into it, since it is not a particular teaching, some people accept it more and fall into serious error, some not so much.

While it is an established point of our faith that the Church cannot change teachings that have been definitively proposed to the faithful for belief, the about-face the Catholic Church has done on the question of evolution since the mid-19th century is nothing short of revolutionary - revolutionary in the most literal sense of the word, "to turn around", for the Church has done just that, turned around on its approach to evolution and questions surrounding the origin of human life. In this article, we will trace the origins of the Church's interaction with evolutionary theology and witness how, while the papacy of the 19th century condemned evolution as incompatible with Christian theology, the late 20th century Magisterium has essentially enthroned the theory as a permanent fixture of Catholic thought.

The two most influential theologians behind this enthronement were none other than Teilhard de Chardin and Joseph Ratzinger.
PART I: EVOLUTION AS A FRINGE HYPOTHESISDarwin's Origin of Species, published in 1859, ushered in the beginning of what would be a long struggle between reductive scientism and Catholic theology. In the decades immediately following the release of the book, evolution was a fringe belief professed by very few members of the clergy and was a characteristic belief of a small cadre of intellectuals divorced from the popular religion of the masses. Nevertheless, the Catholic Church saw very early on the threat that this theory could become to the faithful and began to warn Catholics about evolutionary theory very early on. In these years, we see the Church, with the support of the popes, drawing a firm line against evolutionary theory by insisting not only on the special creation of man's soul, but of his body as well.

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.