The Model of the Failed
a corporation that is very large; indeed, has many thousands of managers
and employees, and what is more, more than a billion customers.
The corporation has prospered for 2000 years with the business model
it had developed and which had been rigorously maintained by a succession
of over 200 presidents and many more board members. The customers have
been satisfied and in no way found the business wanting in the way of
customer service and business policy.
A new president is
elected — and without any compelling warrant or reason, decides to
change the business model dramatically. The managers and the employees
are told — despite any evidence — that the business is wanting and could
prosper more, even though it is at the apex of any competing businesses
by several magnitudes of order. Business had been good, the customers
happy, and the employees as well, but he and a handful of likeminded
board members wished to change not only the model, but the erstwhile
universally admired architecture of its thousands of stores throughout
the world, as well as dramatically simplifying the interiors to more
accord with its less successful competitors ? and what is more, totally
changed the business language itself ? so that these formerly unifying
features were to be discarded in favor of disunity. Once again, it must
be emphasized, there was no compelling reason to make such drastic
changes to a remarkably successful corporation.
The model is changed
according these new principles that differ greatly from the former.
Within a few years, this
once monolithic business, viewed as a paradigm of success in its area
of competence, then loses tens of thousands of employees and managers
and — most importantly — the customer base, once in the area of
75% repeat business became 40%, and in a few more years less than 25%.
Remarkably, the new president
— and his successors — hail the change as a
success, despite metrics in
every area that show it in decline — almost in receivership!
The stores close by the thousands, or are consolidated in an effort
to stop the hemorrhaging of customers.
Then, in the middle of
this disastrous downward spiral, the corporation is hit, in successive
years, with over $3 Billion dollars of loss in the way of lawsuits due
to negligent hiring practices resulting in employees? large-scale
and sordid misconduct of the most vile sort ? and the incessant litigation
that followed. To pay for their negligence ? or rather, to pay the
lawyers and the victims for the negligence of the managers
? the corporation must sell off large portions of its portfolio and
close many, many of its stores. The customers are fewer and fewer, and
what is more, there are no new employees to be had as a result
of the magnitude of the scandal. The schools of management (Seminaries)
must, of course, close also, for there are no more candidates (seminarians)
for the positions which themselves are fewer and fewer.
Despite all this, the
Chairman (in the case of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis) and the
Board (the bishops and cardinals) are determined more than ever
— not to return to the successful and prosperous method
of the last 2000 years (the Tridentine or Latin Mass that
preceded Vatican II for two millennia) ? but to continue
in its new business model which is crumbling daily with still
further departures from the past, and is itself becoming increasingly
arthritic ? together with its remaining customers.
What do you see in all
this? What is your assessment of its management and its future as a
viable business? The question, of course, is rhetorical, except for
a doctrinaire few who maintain that — despite all appearances and metrics
— it is actually prospering in its manifest decline.
This is a vignette
of the state of the “modern” Catholic Church subsequent to Vatican II.
It is the state of the Church today. And many increasingly wonder if
it is the same Church at all — given the changes that followed
— and still follow — that ill-fated Council that effectively defected
from the Faith and went the Way of the World.
The profanity euphemized
as “The Conciliar Church of Vatican II” and “The Post-Conciliar
Church” or the “Novus Ordo (New Order) Church” is, in fact
? and increasingly clearly, given the vast network of homosexual
perversion that pervades it at all levels — an
imposter, a meretricious simulacrum; in fact, it is another religion
altogether : that is to say, distinct from, and not identical
to, nor in continuity with, the Holy Catholic Church that preceded
it for 2000 years.
In a Word —
Vatican II was a Schism
“The Schismatics” are not
— as the liberal media and the godless homosexual priests, bishops,
and apparatus would have us believe — those who return
to the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as it was celebrated for generations
going back to Christ — and who faithfully adhere to the Teachings
and Magisterium of the Church, and to the Sacred Deposit of
Faith entrusted to it by Christ Himself — who are schismatic.
It is the Post-Conciliar Church of Vatican II itself that is Schismatic!
Children’s parents and
grandparents tell them of something which once was unspeakably beautiful
— and manifestly holy. They pray it will be so again.
So do we.
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