Miserabilism demands that the Church and her hierarchy divest of all properties and splendor and become truly indigent. It was evident particularly in the Protestant revolution which hated the beauty of Catholic art, architecture, music and all that caused the Church to have dignity. Miserabilism would strip the Church of her beauty, both spiritual and temporal in the name of a false humility.This heretical tendency is among the many that were part of the revolution of Vatican II and now reaches its full flowering in Pope Francis, the First Humble Pope in History®.
Msgr. Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, made this astonishing prophecy on the future upheaval in the Church:
“I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to Lucia of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soul. … I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the Church, reject Her ornaments and make Her feel remorse for Her historical past.
“A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, ‘Where have they taken Him?’” (Roche, Pie XII Devant L’Historie, p. 52-53, quoted by Father Kramer in “The Devil’s Final Battle”, 2002, Good Counsel Publications. Thorough documentation on this quote, including the date, 1933, can be found at the website of Atila Sinke Guimaraes, Tradition in Action.)
The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception was defined and proclaimed in the 19th century, and early in the 20th century, our Lord Jesus Christ sent His Mother to request devotion to her Immaculate Heart as a remedy for the increasing heresies of scientism and modernism, the increasing apostasy from the faith. Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is absolutely inimical to the Lord of the World, Satan, who is at war always and everywhere with the Church, the Bride of Christ, and with her Mother. Exorcists have amply demonstrated this intense hatred which Satan bears for the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his impotence where she is concerned. This is documented in the writings of Fathers Gabriele Amorth, Malachi Martin and Leon Cristiani.
Satan’s immense pride demands that he not be subject to the truly pure and humble Virgin of Nazareth. And that is precisely why Jesus Christ wills that the instrument He will use (and is using!) for the ultimate humiliating defeat of the so-called “Lord of the World” will be accomplished through this Immaculate Virgin, Queen of the Church, Mother of God, Mary Most Holy. With each rosary, with each First Saturday of Reparation to her, we contribute to Satan’s ultimate demise.
No Pope since Fatima has followed the Queen of Heaven’s request. There is no such thing as ‘close enough’ when obeying God. After years of disobedience, the mind and conscience of the Popes was sufficiently darkened to allow Pope John XXIII to simply outright deny Our Lady’s requests in 1960, choosing instead to lock away the document (Third Secret). This breath-taking hubris was followed by the most disastrous decision in the history of the Church, i.e., to convene an Ecumenical Council that would define no doctrine, simply issue a deluge of vague and ambiguous documents.
The very experts who participated in the Council described it as, “… the Revolution of 1789 in the Church”. It is beyond the scope of this small article to include all the quotes confirming the fact that Vatican II was, by the very experts who controlled and defined it, considered a “razing of the bastions, a counter-syllabus and a 180 degree turn from Vatican I and the counter-reformation”. “As for what is called ‘Catholicism’ … if it is understood as the artificial system forged by the Counter-reformation … then this might as well die.” These quotes and many, many more are attributed to such notables as Suenens, Kung, Chenu, Bouyer, von Balthasar and Ratzinger and can best be found, with meticulous documentation, in Atila Sinke Guimaraes, Animus Delendi I.
The Church entered into a new phase at and after Vatican II, a phase of persecution from within, when the Church’s greatest treasures, her holy sacrifice of the Mass, her sacraments and her unchanging doctrines, were subverted. With Vatican II, the enemy was within the gates at last, and the often stated Masonic goal of controlling its ancient enemy, the Bride of Christ began to be achieved. To this end, it was necessary for the revolutionaries to promote the auto-demolition of the Church.
To understand the process of auto-demolition, let us take a brief look at the concept of “kenosis” which is a key constituent of the application of the modernist heresy. Kenosis is a perfectly legitimate concept meaning an emptying, divestiture or even annihilation. As such, we see it in St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians, for example, where he refers to Christ “emptying Himself, taking the form of a servant”. As is characteristic of heresies, however, the modernist concept of kenosis is applied in a perverted form to the Church in a truly deleterious fashion.
“The (modernist) doctrine of kenosis was drawn from ancient heresies and especially from some theses of Luther updated by protestant interpretations and Greek-schismatic concepts from the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century. To this doctrine, certain progressivists fused elements of German idealism – especially a certain nostalgic and romantic note typical of Schelling and Hegel’s dialectic method, along with the more recent phenomenological theories of Husserl and Scheler. … The resulting mixture … translated into the present ardor to destroy the Holy Church based on the documents of the Council.” (Animus Delendi, p. 88)
This destructive tendency has become so prevalent in the reign of this humble Bishop of Rome, that many Catholics take it for granted, like poor frogs in boiling water, unaware of the destruction which surrounds them and will soon destroy them. In this brief article, I can do no more than point out this miserabilism to call it to your attention. I first noticed it in the end of the 1960’s and early 1970’s when our parish priest was forced to institute the Novus Ordo and began wearing those awful, ugly polyester sheets instead of the beautiful chasubles, hand-embroidered by the nuns. Then our Sisters of St. Joseph “updated” their lovely Chapel, and hired local men to strip it of all the beautiful statuary, and replace the Last Supper altar with a plain table. The end result was a chapel that strongly resembled a severe protestant non-denominational meeting hall. Within a few short years, the convent itself was torn down and the nuns were gone.
The Synod will be here in about a month, but prior to it and very soon, we shall be subjected to yet another massive assault on the most Blessed Sacrament, when Pope Francis once again commits such a horrid sacrilege as his Novus Ordo/Communion free for all in Philadelphia. Once again, we will weep as Our Lord Jesus Christ is trampled underfoot by crowds of unbelievers, subjected to unspeakable humiliations. That baneful event will be followed by the Pontiff’s visit to the United Nations, there to continue his humiliation of the Bride of Christ by subjecting Her to the Lord of this World’s own church, the United Nations Universal Church of Man. Notice Pope Francis often addresses his polemics to “all the people of the world”.
Only by returning in true humility, Mary-like, can he hope to lead the people back to Christ. We pray that Our Lady of the Rosary guide him and his wayward hierarchy of apostates back to the faith, back to eternal Rome, before the Chastisement overtakes them – and us – all.
Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculata.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!