Socci on the new, non-Christian version of the Church
by Christopher A. Ferrara
June 22, 2017
Antonio Socci’s commentary on current affairs in the Church has taken on a mordantly apocalyptic tone, and rightly so in the midst of the growing Bergoglian tumult. As he observes in an article appearing at ImolaOggi.it, dated June 21 (translation mine):
“Now the episodes increase, almost daily. The slow, progressive disintegration of two thousand years of Faith and History has undergone an acceleration. They [the liberal prelates allied with Francis] know that, with a Capo [boss] more than 80 years old, they now have little time. Whether Sister death visits the Vatican or there is another abdication, the old and new elements of the conspiracy of St. Gallen [the group of cardinals that plotted for Bergoglio’s election in 2005 and 2013] know they are in the finals. And they are springing into action.”
Pope Bergoglio’s pending creation of yet another passel of progressivist cardinals “does not bode well for the Bride of Christ,” says Socci. “Yet,” he continues — speaking obviously of the human element of the Church — “can we still call her such?” As he explains:
“Can we still call ‘Bride of Christ’ that collective of TV-presenter priests, singing nuns, friars joyfully with the world, bishops who speak of illegal immigrants and do not even know the Bible? Empty Churches, galloping atheism and agnosticism… Christians persecuted in Saharan Africa, in Indonesia, in Pakistan, even in the Maldives; an ecclesiastical hierarchy disconnected from reality.
“A Pope who does not respond to those who request clarification of Amoris Laetitia… who interferes with Italians and Europeans every Wednesday and Sunday, blathering about indiscriminate welcoming; who prefers to welcome to the Vatican nine Muslim families, leaving behind at the Macedonian frontier other refugees of the Christian faith…
“A Vicar of Christ who does not speak of Christ, because the center of attention must be him, the bishop come from the end of the world to teach us how to interpret the Gospel, with the aid of manuals by [the Modernists] don Milani and Cardinal Martini…
“No less so with the Curia in the times of Bergoglio. Divided between ultra-‘Francisisti’ and Benedictine conservatives, and united only by the terror the Capo arouses — the first for fear of losing positions, the second for fear of new attacks on the Depositum Fidei [Deposit of the Faith] of which they should be guardians…”
The diagnosis could not be grimmer. Indeed, Socci writes, “the tombstone for Catholicism is already prepared with the unified Mass for Catholics and Protestants” concerning which “technical trials have already been held ten days ago in Spain…”
And yet, for all of that, the Church cannot be destroyed completely, given the promises of Christ. As it was during the Arian crisis, so it is today: the Faith will be kept alive by a persevering minority of clergy and laity, driven into exile. As Socci concludes: “There is nothing left to us, consecrated and lay, but to keep the Tradition that has been handed down to us, reminding ourselves that it will never be diminished even if there is only one church left on the whole earth that celebrates Mass according to the divine, not the human will.” This does not mean a rebellion against the hierarchy, so much of which has lost its way, but on the contrary “obeying the hierarchy by not hiding its shortcomings because ‘the truth will make you free’ (Jn 8:32).”
And that same Truth will be vindicated most gloriously with the inevitable Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which not even a wayward Pope can prevent.