Drinking from the Fountain of Youth will not save the modern Church
It seems today / that all you see / is violence in movies / and sex on TV…
Let’s adapt that a bit to focus on the new, improved Roman Catholic Church.
It seems today / that all you hear / is climate change is bad / but it’s good to be queer…
Or how about…
It seems today / that all you see / is protests in the streets / and the Pope on TV…
I could write at least a dozen variants on that theme, but I think, dear reader, you get my point. Once upon a time — it seems like long ago — the mission of Holy Mother Church was supernatural salvation — helping the faithful to save their souls from eternal damnation. Now the Church focuses on saving the world.
Nowadays, the mission is “social justice” rather than salvation. All we hear from the Church’s leaders — up to and including the Pope — these days is globalism, immigration, open borders and other ideals of secular humanism. There is lots about helping our neighbours, but little about helping ourselves to save our own souls.
But that’s good, right? It’s modern! It’s caring about the things that really matter to the disaffected youth who find the Church old-fashioned and irrelevant. Who cares about things like immorality when what’s really important is… wait for it… gun control!
So said Pope Francis on Palm Sunday when he urged young people not to be silent. Get out there in the streets, he said. Let your voices be heard. The world needs to hear you, especially when elders (like me, he did not say!) are corrupt or silent.
The Holy Father pronounced his words of encouragement a day after hundreds of thousands of young people and youth wannabes marched in rallies across the USA and Canada to demand greater gun control. At the same time, a meeting of young Catholics told the Vatican they want a “more transparent and authentic church”, whatever that means.
“The temptation to silence young people has always existed,” Francis said. “There are many ways to silence young people and make them invisible. … There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive.” But, he said, “you have it in you to shout,” even if “we older people and leaders, very often corrupt, keep quiet.”
The Pope was addressing some 300 youths meeting at the Vatican during Holy Week to prepare a document for next October’s synod of bishops. Instead of the problems of divorced Catholics who have remarried, and the problems of the “gay community”, this synod is supposed to focus on helping youths “better find their way in the church”. One may be forgiven for thinking that should read “better find their way to the Church”!
One may wonder, also, who’s going to help young people find their way, not so much “in the church” as “to salvation”, if not the very leaders who the Holy Father called “very often corrupt”. He might have added other adjectives, like “confused”, “disoriented” and even “heretical”!
The Roman Catholic Church is today undergoing a tremendous upheaval, a diabolical disorientation which has caused Her leaders, and therefore the faithful, to lose their way. Is it any wonder that yet another conference, held in Rome in April, was called “Catholic Church, where are you going?”
What we are witnessing today is the culmination of a revolution which was planned in the 19th century by Freemasons and other secular humanists intent on the subversion and destruction of the Church. You’ll find it described in The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita, a very worthwhile booklet by the late John Vennari, published by The Fatima Center.
The revolution was suppressed for a time by Pope St. Pius X, but was given new life in the 1960s, when the architects of Vatican II, many of them Freemasons, told us the Church must “reform itself” and “get with the times” — exactly the same thing Pope Francis is telling us today!
There can be no doubt that the revolution is in “progress” right now! We must fight it, but to fight it, we must first recognize it. To get your copy of The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita, click here to e-mail The Fatima Center or call (toll-free in North America) 1-800-263-8160.
Further reading: “From the Synod on Young People, Liberal Nos Domine”, from The Remnant, April 2018. Includes link to video.