“Declaration of the Truths
relating to some of the most Common Errors
in the Life of the Church of our Time”
Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke
Cardinal Janis Pujats
Archbishop Tomash Peta
Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga
Bishop Athanasius Schneider
“The world’s friendship means
enmity with God, and the man who would have the world for his friend
makes himself God’s enemy.”
(Saint James 4.4)
many ways it appears to be making every effort to be effectively
indistinguishable from the world in the way of teaching and
morals — the very mandates
with which she was entrusted with the Keys of Saint Peter. She wishes
to be acceptable to world at the cost of becoming
unacceptable to God.
To say that confusion,
misunderstanding, disorientation, uncertainty, and a loss of faith
has characterized the Catholic Church for the past 60 years
— and has become pandemic under the corrupt papacy of Francis
— is an understatement. In every practical sense it has ceased to
be what it had been, and since 1964 has been trying to define what
it is apart from what it was and wished no longer
to be because it was an impediment to rapprochement with the world.
As a consequence, the Church became increasingly intimate with the
world, ignoring the admonition of Saint James:
Cardinal Burke, and Bishops Schneider, Pujats, and Peta have done
is nothing short re-vitalizing genuine
Catholic Faith, teachings, and morals in the absence of sound teaching
and example in a misguided, corrupt, and in many ways malevolent
pontiff who has left the sheep scattered and frightened —
and who himself seeks to throw open the gates to the sheepfold.
where the wolves abound, a handful of faithful Shepherds remain
— undaunted by enemies within and without; and they are many
and powerful. But God is Power Absolute — and He Himself upholds
the good shepherds.
These few brave men — only four
— among the 5000 bishops worldwide
are very reminiscent of Gideon and the Midianites (read the Book
of Judges chapters 6-8). So few can do so much!
Holy Communion can't be given to those who reject
the Catholic faith
There is a Hell and those who go there
suffer for eternity
Church teaching can never contradict what was previous Church
not offer to God the same supernatural worship as do Christians
that non-Catholics enter the Catholic Church
God does not will
the diversity of religions
No one has a natural
right to choose the moral evil of sin
Anyone in a state
of grace has the God-given strength to live a moral life
actions such as abortion or euthanasia are wrong in all circumstances
Sexual acts are
only moral within a valid marriage and when open to life
Christ is truly,
really and substantially present in the Eucharist
Prior to receiving
Holy Communion all mortal sins must be confessed in number and
can't be given to those living in a public state of objectively
Only men can be ordained priests
many Catholics — or those who deem themselves Catholics —
what these cardinals and archbishops are stating — has been held
by the Catholic Church for over 2000 years!
It is not even old: it’s ancient!
It is a commentary unto itself that it must be re-stated
for many Catholics today, as though it were shocking and
the credit for this appalling state of affairs goes to Francis
who has defiled the Seat of Peter; and virtually all of
it to the heretical Second Vatican Council (really,
how tiresome novelty becomes after 60 years!). Only one (perhaps
more) truth should be added to these, for it is in dire need of
The Mass is a Sacrifice!
It is not a luncheon or good fellowship.
It is a SACRIFICE!
do not understand, or fail to grasp the fact that the Mass is
“the Most Holy SACRIFICE of the Mass”.
They had never been taught this absolutely central mystery,
this most vital tenet of Catholicism — apart from which Catholicism
is incomprehensible. Why? It is a fair question. The answer
is as simple as the question is fair: No one told them. Not
their CCD teachers, nor did they learn it from their glossy, expensive,
and utterly useless CCD books, and most sadly, not even from their
priests. It is the Third Rail of Ecumenism: touch it and
you perish. It is too Catholic, too un-ecumenical, too redolent
of the Catholic Church of two millennia — and to hold that this
is true, of course, means that your Protestant, Jewish, or
Muslim neighbor is wrong in disagreeing with this Catholic
dogma. “Disagreement” is expunged from the Ecumenical Lexicon,
for disagreement foments rational discussion, and is understood
as (inexplicably) engendering “hostility”. In fact, the word “wrong”
has no place in the Ecumenical Lexicon either. We are all right
even when our propositions are contradictory. This is called Ecumenism.
It is also known as illogical, or the Hegelian Wonderland
where all utterly intractable contradictions are “reconciled”.
Francis and Friends — "at Table"
ask, (apart from reference to the curious absence of the definite
the table) is the sacrificial
nature of the Mass either unrecognized or so widely misunderstood?
We have already provided two reasons (Francis and Friends — and
Vatican II) but the third is less obvious because we have been exposed
to the banality of it for over half a century: The presence
of “a table” and the absence of “an altar.”
You have your luncheon at a table. You sacrifice at an altar. What
could be clearer?
Protestants have “tables” and “communal meals” — Catholics witness
and participate in the most sublime sacrifice in history
— every Sunday and at every Mass! The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ
on the Cross re-presented as though Calvary were right there
before them — which it is!
on the Cross to Laughter — again
is why some “liturgical novelties” are so offensive —
even blasphemous: one does not:
bang on a drum
play a flute
break the “monotony
of sacred silence” with incessant piano strains more appropriate
to a lounge.
show off ones instrumental
skills or (presumed) vocal talent
of it: when
we commit any of these obscenities,
we subject Christ on the Cross to them:
our laughter, our absurd skits, and — and of all
things blasphemous — our APPLAUSE ... we vigorously
clap our hands as Christ suffers and dies on the Cross!
In an adaptation of one of the protestant
Plantation Hymns” — popular in today's Catholic Church,
you there when they Crucified my Lord?”, we must ask —
and you must seriously answer this:
... would you do these things? Laugh? Applaud? Make jokes. Emphasize
your vocal mastery? Bang on your drum? Play a piano? Rehearse
with a flute? Discuss mundane things with the person next to you?
Would you ...?
Calvary, people! Not the Hard Rock Café! You would
do well to recognize your venue.
Back to Basics
words back to what was, is, and ever will be genuinely Catholic
for all time.
We do not
have the time to enumerate all that is uniquely and distinguishably
Catholic that has been jettisoned since Vatican II in an effort
to make the Catholic Church a member in good standing with the 349
members of the Protestant World Council of Churches.
It would be too long and too depressing.
We have lost so, so
much of what is Catholic — at Mass, in our lives,
in our devotions, in the way of continuity with the thousands of
Saints and Martyrs who preceded 1964 and the Second Vatican Council.
Under Francis, it appears
that all things are negotiable, all things are on the table
— nothing is certain, even
most cherished beliefs”
that, Cardinal Cupich (close advisor
to Francis) tells us we must be prepared to abandon.
to Francis ... and Cupich ... and so many, many other weak-kneed,
invertebrate, cardinals, bishops, priests,
But not to these four men (vir) who appear to be the only
4 pillars preventing the collapse of Catholicism altogether as a
distinguishable religion among many that have made their peace (and
place) with the world at the cost of Communion with Christ
through the Communion of Saints and their rejection of
perpetual and indefeasible doctrines and dogmas of Holy Mother the
Catholic Church for 2000 years:
Raymond Leo Burke, not Bishop Athanasius Schneider, nor Cardinal
Janis Pujats, or Archbishop Tomash Peta.
And definitely not me!
Geoffrey K. Mondello
Boston Catholic Journal
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We are not asserting that Francis is
not the pope elected by the 120 cardinal electors on 13 March
2013. Whether he was legitimately elected, or elected
through collusion by a group of disaffected prelates who secretly
met in St. Gallen, Switzerland to overthrow pope Benedict
and have “their
Bergolglio, now Pope Francis) installed — much as
Cardinal Godfried Danneels proudly proclaimed — is something
we are likely never to know. We must choose the most charitable
interpretation and presume, despite the bluster of Danneels, that
Francis is, in fact, legitimately the Pope — I refrain, however,
from calling him “Our
It is certainly
at least by God's permissive will that he reigns as
pontiff. In other words, God permits it for reasons
we cannot determine — but permitting it is not to actively
will it. He may have permitted the evil collusion
of men to their own evil ends — for a good far beyond
our comprehension. This is not actively willing the evil
they perpetrate, anymore than allowing oneself to be struck
is wishing oneself to be struck. We may permit the present
and temporary evil in order to obtain a good that far exceeds the
temporary evil (read Christ's Sermon on the Mount: St. Matthew
remains that, as more than one writer has observed,
our perverse, willful, utterly secular and evil generation warrants
such a man, bred in this evil generation and nurtured on its permissiveness
and perversity. He is the man for our times, and God, it
appears to me, has justly afflicted him upon us, for his agenda
increasingly seems to be that of the world — not God's.
“Nescitis quia amicitia huius mundi
inimica est Dei?” —
Do you not know that the friendship of the this world is the enemy
of God? (Saint James 4.4)